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WindowsXP/System Restore

By wdawes ·
When I first got my PC with XP already installed from the seller, I could Restore back 3 to 4 days. Now I can't Restore back 1 day, or even 12 hours. What happened ?? Thanks, Bill

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by retstg In reply to WindowsXP/System Restore

Are you having any other strange things going on such as Specific stop errors?

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System Restore

by wdawes In reply to

No strange things going on that I can tell. No stop errors. Any ideas ?? Thanks

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Flaws with XP restore

by dbucyk In reply to WindowsXP/System Restore

XP restore is like old windows 98 scanreg /restore; except that was a dos program and windows xp has nearly done away with that.

One thing that could have happened, however, is if your date/time changed and, everytime you boot up your computer, system restore makes a backup copy of that date/time. If it was done to many times, system restore could not restore your computer back to its original state because the date has not yet happened.

My best advice is if that had happened, then your only recourse is to back up important documents, download delpart.exe off the internet, and wipe out the low-level partitions off the computer.

Then, you go into your bios and enable boot from a cd and restore your system. Then you update your computer accordingly.

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Go to System Properties

by art1whit In reply to Flaws with XP restore

You may have had a bit of a crash that put some of your some of your setting back into default. In Control Panel's system properties you may find that system restore check box is no longer so. Art

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System Restore check box

by wdawes In reply to Go to System Properties

I went into System Properties, & the only box I found I could check or uncheck is the one that turns the Restore on or off. Is there another box I'm not aware of ?? Thanks

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by wdawes In reply to Flaws with XP restore

Could you possibly send me a e-mail explaing how I check this out ?? Thanks

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