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System Restore Problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bambi007, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. Bambi007

    Bambi007 Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2006
    Hello all,

    Gosh what a fabulous place I've stumbled onto in my journey to solve this problem - I hope you can help me out.

    I attempt to create a restore point and receive the following message:

    "System Restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer, and then run System Restore again."

    Well that doesn't make a lick of difference. I've checked that it's turned on - yes, it's on.

    I've cruised everywhere I can on the net looking for answers and I've checked all different places in my computer (but I couldn't tell you how, so many things I just can't remember them all) BUT the upshot was that everything was set as it should be.

    I also checked and reset it to create automatic restore points - that's not working either.

    I have two restore points from last month when I purchased this computer (it's barely one month old) and I can't even remember whether I checked that system restore was even working during the last month or so...

    Now I should also point out that I would HATE with a passion to restore this computer to over a month ago, because I have been madly backing it up with all the information from my old computer and it would be devasting to see all that work and effort dissolve - it's really not an option.

    Any chance you can help me out - I'm hoping it's something simply and that I've overlooked the obvious.

    I'd really value and appreciate any assistance you can share.

    Regards Bambi:p
  2. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    I take it you checked...
    Start\Control Panel\ *Click* "System"...
    System Restore tab.
    "Turn off System Restore" shouldn't be checked and Disk space usage should be at Maximum.

    We'll take it from there. :)
  3. Bambi007

    Bambi007 Thread Starter

    Jul 29, 2006
    Absolutely - checked this first. thanks.
  4. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    Please take a look at this article if the problem is not solved and print for reference.

    How to REINSTALL System Restore in Windows XP? From Microsoft MVP.
  5. Bert Kinney

    Bert Kinney

    Mar 14, 2005

    Try running System Restore from Safe Mode.
    Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode.

    Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
    In Safe Mode type or paste the following command in the Start - Run box then press Enter.


    There are also other possibilities that can cause this to happen. The following pages have some troubleshooting steps to take.

    Troubleshooting steps to take when System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:

    Troubleshooting steps to take when System Restore fails to restore:

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