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unable to set system restore point

by bobandjoycebaker / April 22, 2004 11:04 AM PDT

running w/me on HP pavillion t-936. Never used sys. restore and recently found it was enabled but hadn't set a restore point since 02. Needless to say I didn't want to use that one. when manually trying get unable to set restore message each time. Any ideas?
everything else is operating ok.

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Bobandjoyce, Have You Tried ???
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 22, 2004 2:05 PM PDT

...installing the patch for Windows ME System Restore that Microsoft supplied at the link below?:

Checkpoints That You Create After September 8, 2001 Do Not Restore Your Computer

Hope this helps.


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And If That Doesn't Help....
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 22, 2004 2:11 PM PDT
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Re:unable to set system restore point
by Lindburgh / April 22, 2004 7:37 PM PDT

There is a time limit on System Restore with ME
You can get a patch for it on Microsoft pages
Search for System retore

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Re:unable to set system restore point
by corsair90 / April 22, 2004 10:31 PM PDT

I'm not sure about ME or 98 but when your system restore hasn't been checked or accessed since 02 I would think it's reached it's storage limit, system restore automaticially set's it's own restore point each time you install a new program or an update, you can delete all but your last restore point to save disc space, this problem could be why it's not allowing you to set a new one, I could be wrong about this tho, I have limited experiance with 98 and ME

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Re:Re:unable to set system restore point
by revans61 / April 23, 2004 6:12 PM PDT

I had the same thing happen to my Pavilion 533w which uses XP Home. The Restore Point is updated every day but only goes back 2 months. Anything older than 2 months is automatically deleted to save space. When this happened to me I couldn't do anything but order the restore disks and do a complete restore. And consequently, the reason my System Restore failed was because I was a naively misled to remove all old restore points except for the last one. For some reason it worked fine before I did that. I hope this helped.

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