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I have windows XP home edition SP2.The system restore has gone caput. I found the other day that my Palm address book was empty have no idea how or why this happened so I did system restore and miracle it all came back. Today I found that my microphone wasn't working, nothing was muted so again I did system restore and magic microphone restored however cannot now access the Palm address book, message says it is not configured correctly so I tried System restore again and it just won't accept any of thedates offered, that is it goes thro' the motions and then says unable to restore. The dates won't move any further back than the beginning of March I am in despair as I don't have the address book backed up. The hand held Palm is very old and I don't use it just find it useful to have the info on the PC.
Can anyone help me here
 
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If the restore does not work anymore then you used up your restore, (you will have to wait until the future to be able to use it again), but that will not help you and your issue.. Try to open the restore, and not let it restore?? There was a thing that asks you if you ment to restore your PC to this date, and gives you the option to undo it.. Not sure how long that sticks around..
 

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I din't realise that there were a limited number of restores possible and thatere were time limits. Does anyone know what the rules are?
 
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You may want to take a look at http://bertk.mvps.org/

A restore point reaches an age of 90 days. The restore point is then deleted because 90 days is the default time to live
If the space required by System Restore exceeds the amount available it will start deleting the oldest restore points. If your restore points aren't going back as far in time as you expect, that's probably exactly what's happening
 
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Undo your last Restore Point back to when you were able to access the Palm Pilot. :confused: Open up System Restore and select "Undo my Last Restoration."
 

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I managed finally to do it in safe mode. Thanks everyone for your input!I don't understand the 90 days bit as mine would only go back to March 9th as the earliest possible restore date!
 
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(reply to your post about the key and how many times it can be used) Yes but when it tells you the key is invalid, you just click on the telephone, and enter your numbers that your key makes, and it turns it back on for you.. If that dont work you have to talk to someone,, and they ask you where you baught the laptop, and help you turn it back on..

The restore date is based on your computer, and when you activated it, when it created a restore point, not sure but I think you should be able to create your own restore points as you go. Start, Programs, Accessories, system tools, Restore...

After I reformat, and get SP2, and all the updates needed, Flash, Java, direct X, Adobe, Firewall, Spyware blocker, And all the other Krap that I need.. I always create a restore point, And make a backup.. It helps speed things up when I run into a problem and need to go back.. I know what day I need to go back to.. The one I created with everything set to New...

Glad we could help,,
Enjoy,
Peace!
Thomas'73

Oh and one more thing Back up your data to something non computer... (Especially Phone Numbers, and addressess).. Same thing with the numbers in your cell phone.. You never know when POOF they are GONE FOREVER for no real reason.....
 
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