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System restore error message

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by horsefan, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. horsefan

    horsefan Thread Starter

    Jun 25, 2001
    Every time I have tried to use system restore since downloading Service Pack 2 I get an error message that the system restore was incomplete and cannot be done because "no changes have been made to my computer." Anybody know what is going on and how I can get system restore working again?
  2. bobol


    Jan 28, 2004
    one option is uninstalling sp2, but I hear that may cause even more problems regarding your exact current situation......
    system restore troubleshooting
    Open a command prompt window. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type CMD.
    2. Press ENTER, and then type Net Start at the command prompt to make sure that the System Restore service is up and is running.

    also this;
    Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
    1. Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.
    2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
    3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:


    4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.
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