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System restore

by viper41 / November 20, 2013 9:53 AM PST

I am running Win XP Pro and I find that my "system restore" will not restore. It tells me that no changes were made to my computer. I am using Firefox. Any suggestions? Bill

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Can be true for many many reasons.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2013 10:02 AM PST
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The most common reason I see it fail is the antivirus suite has blocked it.

The next is some virus or registry cleaner damage. Registry cleaners and fixers break things rather than what we all hoped for.

Tell more.
Bob

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by viper41 / November 20, 2013 11:21 AM PST

Bob, I'm using AVG, free version and CC Cleaner.

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It seems you found it. Search example for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2013 11:21 PM PST
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by viper41 / November 21, 2013 1:26 AM PST

Bob, I have used AVG free version for years. Thanks so much

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by viper41 / December 13, 2013 3:03 AM PST
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Thank you for the response, I uninstalled AVG and my system works just fine now. Thanks, Bill

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hello
by fosterpeople / December 12, 2013 3:28 PM PST
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well, I think the reason is that you didn't create a restore point for the computer. Because the windows self-provided system restore function always asks user to create a restore point before you want to do the restore job if you didn't turn the "automatical creating restore point" function on. So I guess that would be the reason.
And if you have important files to get back. You may need to seek helps from other data recover & backup software on the market. There are plenty of them out there.
You can also get some hints from here how to restore windows 2003 server. Don't mind it is for windows 2003 server, it is a compatible solution for windowsXP as well.

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(NT) -1 for spamming this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 13, 2013 1:56 AM PST
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Wrong fosterpeople . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 15, 2013 3:01 AM PST
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In XP Pro System Restore is turned on by default and will remain on until available space on the drive reaches 200 Mb or less.

Three conditions will prompt an automatic restore point:

1. Every 24 machine running hours. IE if a PC is running 24/7 a restore point will be created every 24 hours. If a PC is running 4 hours a day the the restore point will be created every 6 days. More or less.

2. On every MS update.

3. When most programs or utilities are installed.

Manual restore points can be created at any time.

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Been down this road many times
by rolo8b / December 31, 2013 8:03 AM PST
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I have taught myself to always check for Restore Points first ,before clicking restore ....
Because , if there's no saved restore points , your pc won't be able to divert to an earlier time , thus
the message " No Changes Were Made " meaning the pc is in the same state as it was before clicking
restore...Ihad a rough go of understanding what it was being conveyed.....
The solution to the problem was in the regular cleaning of files , disk cleaning and so on...My restore
points were thrown out ....Somewhere in XP bellows theres a check box or somthin
to skip over the Saved Restore Points...im in Win 7 now , an playing on memory
Also , if your using another form of PC cleaning other than the XP system , looksee for files
pretaining to restore

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