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System Restore 3rd Party Options

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by golferguy, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. golferguy

    golferguy Thread Starter

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    Good day all! My system restore is not working as advertised. Is there a program out there that I can use instead? Thanks

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  2. kiwiguy

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    Any chance that we could know the Windows version?
     
  3. golferguy

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    My apologies, been away from the computer. I have XP. I've run AVG antispy, AVG anti-virus, spybot, and Adaware. All sy no problems.

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  4. kiwiguy

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    When you say "not working as advertised" could you be a bit more specific?

    System Restore will only restore Windows operating system files, not data files, documents or downloaded files.

    If a file store becomes corrupt (and it does occasionally happen) then the restore will always fail as the restore uses a sequential process, an earlier corrupted restore may prevent any subsequent one from working.

    In that case turn System Restore off, revboot and tuen it back on - that will purge all old restore points (with any corruptions or not) and it should start anew.
     
  5. golferguy

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    Kiwiguy, here you go. When I had a minor snafu I went to restore to an earlier date. All appeared to be going as it should. However, when I went to any profile a message window came up that said unable to restore to (chosen date/time) etc. I chose 3 other restore points (mine and system) from varous times. If I need an HJT Log or anything else, let me know and I'll repost. Thanks.

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