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System Restore not working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by cullism, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. cullism

    cullism Thread Starter

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    I need to restore my system to the state it was in yesterday morning (having foolishly downloaded a program which created a Z: drive). When I run System Restore it goes through the motions, reboots, etc., but finally tells me that "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: An unspecified error occurred during System Restore".

    This is not a new problem. I have needed to use System Restore a number of times over the last year but always got the same message. I have tried different restore points without success.
     
  2. cuttlefish

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    Put in the original Vista CD, go past the first screen and there should be a prompt for Repair and then try Sys Restore from there!
     
  3. cullism

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    Thanks folks. I eventually found that I could successfully run Restore from Safe Mode.
     
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