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System Restore doesn't work anymore

by pikmee / September 30, 2004 11:27 AM PDT

I just noticed that "System Restore" won't work . I get the message " System Restore cannot restore ----please choose another date and retry" I retry, but no matter what date I choose to restore, it will not work. I don't know when this state of affairs started but it was working about 3 weeks ago at least.
Is this a common WindowsXP issue ? Is there anything I can do ?

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Re: System Restore doesn't work anymore
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2004 12:00 PM PDT
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Re: System Restore doesn't work anymore
by jdorisco / September 30, 2004 3:57 PM PDT

You said that "no matter what date I choose to restore, it will not work". At the risk of stating the obvious, not just any date will work of course. It must be a restorable date.

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Re: System Restore doesn't work anymore
by Themisive / November 18, 2004 11:30 PM PST

It sounds to me like there's a problem with your machine and the some of the files System Restore needs have been damaged, try repairing them from your Windows CD.

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Re: System Restore doesn't work anymore
by angel_de_fuego / October 9, 2004 10:51 AM PDT

sorry man, is just another bad new from windows, u need other program to create restore points, like finback and goback, or bakup utilities like ghost, acronis or others

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Re: System Restore doesn't work anymore
by pixman / October 15, 2004 2:49 AM PDT

No, you don't need to get special programs. I use XP's System Restore all the time. Sumpin fishy if yours aint workin. You can create your own restore points. I do this each time after I do a system scrub. I always have a restore point that is never more than two weeks ago.

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Re: System Restore doesn't work anymore
by mrtazmania2 / November 18, 2004 10:26 PM PST

The best thing to do is to turn off system restore (right click my computer, goto properties, select the system restore tab and click to turn it off); reboot, turn it back on then create a restore point manually. This will lose all the previous restore points but they don't work anyways.

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Re: System Restore doesn't work anymore
by nealmiller1 / November 19, 2004 4:09 AM PST

Me too!

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