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Why won't System Restore work on my computer?

By denos ·
I am using Windows XP sp3 (OEM disk from Dell)and I have not been able to select a system checkpoint (there are no restore points listed)and achieve a restore. The result always says the system could not be restored to the selected date! I have not been able to use this feature as a troubleshooting solution i quite some time.
What am I doing wrong, or how can I fix this problem?

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turn it on?

by CG IT In reply to Why won't System Restore ...

there is an on/off setting in the systems properties under system restore. access from control panel/system and choose the system restore tab

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well....

by ---TK--- In reply to Why won't System Restore ...

be thankful that it doesn't work, it never really "fixes" the real issue. So what is the reason your looking to restore to a previous date?

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Viruses?

by patb071 In reply to Why won't System Restore ...

I would install malewarebytes and run maleware bytes and any othe virus protection that you have first. I have seen viruses cause system restore to fail and even turn it off.

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