System restore not working

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Andydaking

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The other day i installed some buggy drivers for my sound card that left a redundant icon in the control panel, so I thought I'd do a system restore, the only point I could restore to was from about 2 months ago, it was better than nothing, so I tried to restore to it. After a long time i get some message about the shadow copy has timed out. I decided to try in safe mode, which worked. But still the same error message out of safe mode if I boot normal windows. I read on some site that I must make sure that the system restore service is running, I check in services, guess what... no system restore service. I'm not sure at all about what to do now...
 
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Generally, you can just use the roll back functionality in Device Manager in Vista to restore a previous driver.

The service is not present in Vista. SR is handled by the volume shadow copy service (and others).

See if you can create a restore point. Go to Start > Search (or Run), and type:

systempropertiesprotection.exe
 
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