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System Restore won?t open

by ahw30045 / March 28, 2006 6:54 AM PST

I am using Windows XP SP2 and just allowed MS to update my PC with Microsoft Update (mostly Outlook 2003 patches.) This update may be totally unrelated to this problem, but I just discovered that my System Restore won?t open. (I was having no problems, but wanted to create a Restore point before making some registry modifications.)
These are the errors in the Application Event Log:

Faulting application rstrui.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module srrstr.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x00009826.
Fault bucket 127254195.
Faulting application rstrui.exe, version 5.1.2600.2180, faulting module srrstr.dll, version 5.1.2600.2180, fault address 0x00009826.

Can someone help?

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AHW, Have You Tried?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 7:17 AM PST

...the steps in the link below:

system restore will not load

Another thought...Are you using the Internet Explorer 7 BETA program. It seems to be causing some of these types of errors also.

Hope this helps.


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Or If Needed, Try Reinstalling It
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 7:24 AM PST
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Thanks, reinstalling worked
by ahw30045 / March 28, 2006 11:45 AM PST

Thanks, reinstalling worked; the first solution did not and no, I am not using IE 7

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(NT) (NT) AHW, Good Job & Thanks For Posting Back
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 29, 2006 12:40 AM PST
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thank you
by Alex_Twin / January 17, 2009 8:29 AM PST

something broke my computer i think it was auslogics registry defrag on speed boost or that sidebar thing for xp form vista which is meant to be official or something anyway! ur my hero cos my comp is now fixed thhx to this i didnt even need to run system restore thank you so much!

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More (question) on system retore
by godedd / April 6, 2006 3:04 AM PDT

I thought system restore automatically made restore points. But, when I tried to do a restore it tells me its not available or can't be restored. I have tried everyday in the months it shows that a restore point is available. I have tried this on several occasions and it has never worked. Why?

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Just a comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2006 3:11 AM PDT

When starting a new topic, try to not bury it under someone else's discussion.



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Sandra, Which Operating System?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 6, 2006 3:22 AM PDT

Both Windows ME and XP use System Restore but the problems with them are slightly different. Windows ME has a patch for such a problem related to the link below..

Windows ME- Checkpoints that you create after September 8, 2001 do not restore your computer

Troubleshooting System Restore in Windows Millennium Edition;en-us;306768

With Windows XP or ME, the SR files/program could be corrupted. With XP, reinstalling it per the instructions in the previous links can frequently fix the issue if all other possibilities such as spyware/malware issues can be eliminated.

How to troubleshoot the System Restore tool in Windows XP

Hope this helps.


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