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Re: System Restore

Why is it that System Restore works intermittently? Ive used it in the past with no problem, and then one day it keeps telling me that it was unable to restore my system to an earlier restore point.

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Re: System Restore

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restore only keeps a finite number of restore points which is primarily determined by the amount of disk space u allocate - when you reach your maximum allocated space (from what i understand) it seems to arbitrally delete restore points - seems odd to me that firstly we dont get notified and secondly we dont get the option what restore points are kept or deleted - maybe in the next version of windows!

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Re: System Restore

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Appreciate the reply. But wouldnt you think that if the designated restore point is highlighted, that it would be a valid restore point that can be used? Hmmm

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Who says its a valid restore point?

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Microsoft didn't make this feature bulletproof. Just because it shows does mean it's a valid restore point.

Bob

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In short, SR is not bulletproof. A version of Zone Alarm stopped restore points from being made. There are many MALWARE softwares that wipe it out.

There is also another anomaly that requires the owner to find and right click, install on SR.INF, but your post is much too light to tell if any of these scenarios are in play.

Bob

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