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'System Checkpoints' not working

Yesterday, I installed RAMdisk which deleted all my restore points and wouldn't allow 'system checkpoints' to be made daily. I uninstalled it and turned off system restore, rebooted and then turned it back on again, it created a system checkpoint but there was not one for today. Any ideas how to resolve? TR

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I don't think not having a system checkpoint created daily at startup is that uncommon. I've found it to be that way with all of my computers running XP.

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Check in Services to make sure the following services are set to automatic:

* System Restore Service.
* Remote Procedure Call.
* Task Scheduler.

If your System Restore is damaged by the previous software installation you can repair it using this method:

1. Insert the XP CD in the CD-ROM drive.
2. Start | Run (type the following):
rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\Inf\sr.inf
3. Press OK.

Read this MSKB article:
Troubleshooting System Restore in Windows XP

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Thanks for the reply,
* System Restore Service.
* Remote Procedure Call.
* Task Scheduler are all set to automatic except for remote procedure call which had 2 entries, one followed by 'locator' which was set to manual.
I don't have an XP CD as XP was pre-installed on my PC, I only have a restore CD. TR

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Your XP CD.

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For such, when you run SFC or such, the restore CD should be just fine. Just don't run the restore feature...

If you want to create a "almost the same as the XP CD Microsoft shipped", then read and follow the steps from:

And it's always best to be free from Pests and Parasites. Besides noting that Eldergeek wrote some 3 out of 4 dated entries with the words "worm", "virus" and other, my choice is to always be Parasite Free.

Parasite removal programs. notes the five scanning tools and removal tools that are fairly safe. If one does encounter an issue, its always been damage done by the MALWARE. The most common issue being Layered Service Provider replacement which you can use LSPFIX (Hint: use to find).

The thread has follow on discussions about new links if you don't want to use Google to find an item.


PS. All the tools are free.

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