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How do i fix system restore

By pingryc ·
when i try to use it it says system restore is unable to protect your computer please re boot and run system restore

i do this the same thing happens and also i cant copy and past or drag icons

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Try in Safe Mode! Or...

by mikesty In reply to How do i fix system resto ...

Start > Run, and type:
services.msc

Organize services by name, look for the System Restore Service. Right click it and hit START.

Sounds like a very broad problem though.

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If you are not worried about the restore points

by w2ktechman In reply to How do i fix system resto ...

already made, turn it off and then back on, it should reset it. To test, take a snapshot and then try to reload it.

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try this

by Jesus_C In reply to How do i fix system resto ...

To resolve the error, perform the following steps:

Reboot the computer into Safe Mode (press F8 when the boot menu
appears and select the Safe Mode option).
After Windows starts, open Windows Explorer.
Navigate to the \%systemroot%\inf folder (e.g., C:\windows\inf).
Right-click the file sr.inf and select Install from the context
menu. You will need the XP CD.
Reboot the computer in Normal mode.

Good luck

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Thank you

by jsabshin In reply to try this

Lost System Restore function for some reason. Tried to turn it on and off. No good. Then did a Repair install of xp and sp2 -still couldn't get it to work. Your solution worked great! Thanks -Jim

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can you help with vista?

by Neil Baker In reply to try this

I somehow duplicated the file that vista uses to do the system restore. I know if I kill on of those files, system restore will work again. Problem is, I dont know what the file name is. Can you help?
TIA
Neil

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Please post as a new question....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to can you help with vista?

Different problem needs it's own question started and not as a reply to a thread that is more than a year and a half old.

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System restore problem

Turning System Restore off or on

System Protection, the feature that creates restore points, is on by default. But although System Restore is valuable, in some cases you might consider to turn it off for some of your disks, turn it off altogether, or re-enable it for some or all of your disks. Please note that if you turn off System Protection on a disk, all restore points are deleted from that disk. When you turn System Protection back on, new restore points are created, but the old ones are dead gone.

In order to turn off System Protection you need to go to Control Panel > System, then click on the Advanced System Settings link on the left. You can also access it by typing systempropertiesprotection.exe from the Run option.

In the System Properties tab click to unselect the checkbox beside the disk you wish to disable. You will get a prompt asking you if you wish to continue, and if you apply, System Protection will be disabled for that specific drive.
In order to re-enable System Protection just perform the opposite action.

Manually creating restore points

In order to manually create restore points you need to go to Control Panel > System, then click on the Advanced System Settings link on the left.
You can also access it by typing systempropertiesprotection.exe from the Run option.

In the System Properties tab press on the Create button.

You will be prompted to give the restore point a suitable name. Select one that'll allow you to easily remember why you thought it was important to keep it.
Press Create, and in a short while, after some thinking, the new restore point will have been created.
Note: Restore points are saved until the hard disk space System Restore reserves is filled up. As new restore points are created, old ones are deleted, so do not expect this restore point you've just created to last long on your hard drive.

For XP:

System Restore

To turn on Windows XP System Restore

1).Click Start
2). Right Click ?My Computer?, then click ?Properties?
3). On the System Restore tab, uncheck ?Turn off System Restore? or ?Turn off system Restore on all drives?.
If you do not see the System Restore tab, you are not logged on as Administrator..
4). Click ?Apply?.
5). When you see the confirmation message, Click ?Yes?.
6). Click ?OK?.
7). To turn off System Restore, do steps 1 to 3 and check the box,
then steps 4 to 6.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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