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System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Elanor, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. Elanor

    Elanor Thread Starter

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    System Restore is a neat tool that XP has, but for some reason, my computer doesn't seem to keep restore points. Every time I go to restore something, none of the dates are bolded, so I can't pick a previous date. I've checked the System folder and noted that System Restore is on. Any chance someone can help me figure this out? :) Thanks!
     
  2. boyoh53

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    From Help page click on System Restore, tick create a restore point, click next at bottom of page, next page, make a note of some kind to mark your restore point, then click "create" and a few seconds later it will say "restore point created"
     
  3. putasolution

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    Try this:

    Open Notepad (Start | All Programs | Accessories | Notepad):

    Copy EVERYTHING in red below:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htc]
    "Content Type"="text/x-component"
    @="htcfile"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\text/x-component]
    "CLSID"="{3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}"
    "Extension"=".htc"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}]
    @="Microsoft Html Component"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3050f4f8-98b5-11cf-bb82-00aa00bdce0b}\InProcServer32]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\mshtml.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment""

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htc]
    "Content Type"="text/x-component"
    @="htcfile"


    Paste the copied text into the open Notepad file

    Click File | Save As
    Change Save as type to All Types

    Call the file Sysrestore.reg

    Save to a location you can remember

    Now double click on the file in the location to which you saved it
    It will ask if you wish to merge the file, Click Yes

    Restart your computer

    Try and create a restore point
     
  4. mobo

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    You could also type the following command in your start/ run box to reinstall the application:
    rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\Inf\sr.inf
     
  5. Elanor

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    Um, I can actually create restore points manually, but the computer doesn't seem to create automatic ones. And the old ones disappear, so that I can't find old points that were created in the past. :S
     
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  7. Elanor

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    Turn off is unchecked.
    Disk Space to Use is set to Max
    It says it's monitoring C.

    I really don't know what the problem is.
     
  8. mobo

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    Try running the command as it may correct an issue.
     
  9. Elanor

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    I tried that, and I got a box saying
    This comp came with XP loaded onto it. Do I need to go search for the CD then? :$ So sorry for the stupid questions. Major beginner am I. :( Thank you!
     
  10. mobo

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    Yes, did you get one with your system ? Just insert the disk and if it auto loads click exit then retry the command with the cd in the drive and it will recopy the file from the cd.
     
  11. Elanor

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    I'm not sure if I got one, but I'll check for it. ;) Thanks. :)
     
  12. mobo

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    No problem..
     
  13. boyoh53

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    Elanor, mine doesn't always create automatically either, I create more than the the computer does.

    I read the conditions somewhere under which System Restore
    creates it's own points regularly. I have been searching for them but at the minute I can't find them. :)
     
  14. boyoh53

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    Elanor, plenty here to keep you going;

    On the creation of a scheduled task for creating a restore point, System Restore does create a restore point every 24 hours IF the system is idle, but on and not in hibernate or standby, (idle meaning no disk i/o, mouse or keyboard activity).

    http://snurl.com/2kv6

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm

    Hope you find your solution here. ;)
     
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