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System Restore Won't Work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Travv0, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. Travv0

    Travv0 Thread Starter

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    Hi, whenever I use system restore it says something along the lines of 'Restore Incomplete', and says that no changes have been made to my computer. I have tried many restore points, and tried safe mode, and nothing seems to work. I'm running WinXP SP3 btw. I'll paste the event log below, if there's anything else you need, let me know. Thanks in advance.

    Event Type: Information
    Event Source: SRService
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 111
    Date: 4/22/2010
    Time: 7:52:09 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: TRAVISWINDOWS
    Description:
    A restoration to "Restore Operation" restore point failed. No changes have been made to the system.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
  2. frankjohn

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    Have you tried a system restore from the safe mode?
     
  3. Travv0

    Travv0 Thread Starter

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    Yes, with no success.
     
  4. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Read: System Restore Troubleshooter

    Read this article from Microsoft:

    Read: System Restore

    How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt:

    To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

    1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a Command Prompt.

    2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command Prompt option.

    3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.

    4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.

    5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.

    6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.

    Norton can also prevent System Restore from working properly:

    Read this.

    If still no luck, try the following article.

    If still no joy, try reinstalling System Restore.
     
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