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Solved: Unable to do a system restore (XP)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by barjo4, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    I tried to do a system restore because I suspect something has corrupted. I tried two different points allowed in System Restore and both times the PC went through the process and then I get a message saying it could not restore to that point and that nothing was changed.

    One of the issues I am facing is when I press crtl, alt & delete, the box that usually appears (Windows task Manager) doesn't anymore. All I get is a box that tells me what is running. (I hope this makes sense)
    Thanks, John
     
  2. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    Nevermind - I think I got it back - sorry

    I still don't know why I cannot do a restore, though.
    Thanks, John
     
  3. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    While things are unstable have you taken the precaution of backing up all your docs/photos etc etc to a seperate device ... just in case?

    Richard.
     
  4. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    Yes, I moved pictures to CDs and the Quicken files to a USB flash memory.
     
  5. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    System restore may have become corrupted.

    Clear restore points.
    To turn off system restore> right click on My Computer>Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    Turn off System Restore.
    Apply.
    Click OK.

    Restart your Pc >back to System Restore.
    Create a restore point.

    Create a new restore point, click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools.
    System Restore.

    System Restore wizard>Create a restore point and click the Next button.

    Name a new restore point.
    Click on Create.

    Edit..Note all Restore Points will be lost.
     
  6. barjo4

    barjo4 Thread Starter

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    Thank you, Blues Harp.
    John
     
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