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XP System Restore stops working

by cnetuser88 / February 5, 2010 1:10 PM PST

The operating System is Windows XP with SP3. The system restore stops working at any point. To run the system restore has to enter the save mode. Do you know what the problem looks like and how to fix the problem?

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The causes are many.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2010 1:24 PM PST

From Norton to other antivirus suites that block this to malware.

Your post leaves it to the some hundred causes. Can you tell more?

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Is it due to the Norton?
by cnetuser88 / February 5, 2010 11:01 PM PST
In reply to: The causes are many.

Yes, I have had Norton Internet Security installed but do not know whether it blocks the System Restore. I only know the Norton has replaced the Windows XP firewall.

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Yes, Norton blocks system restore.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 12:52 AM PST

It's something of a mystery why that's not revealed up front by Symantec.

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So you've found the solution.
by Kees Bakker / February 5, 2010 11:10 PM PST

It works after booting in Safe Mode. Problem solved.

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It works in the safe mode only
by cnetuser88 / February 6, 2010 11:58 AM PST

But, in the normal windows xp, the system restore still does not work at any point. I have to run the system restore in the safe mode. That?s inconvenience. I do not know whether it is due to the Norton Internet or not. I may have to uninstall the Norton and see the results.

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Let's read what Symantec tells us. Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 12:03 PM PST
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Minor inconvenience.
by Kees Bakker / February 6, 2010 7:37 PM PST

Takes some 5 minutes more.

It would only become a more major inconvenience if you have to do it each day. Most people do it never. How often do you?


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