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XP Home - System Restore doesn't work

By BruceB ·
I keep getting "Your computer cannot be restored to..." wahtever date I was trying to go back to.

I have no idea what is wrong, but I need to retore. Any help would be fantastic.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to XP Home - System Restore ...

hmmm. maybe it can't because files are corrupt. anything happen lately? sasser or other badness?
how about running hd tools check for errors and fix automatically. then try start/run/sfc <enter> and have installation cd handy if available..?
sfc=system file checker will find and replace (if it can) corrupt system files

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by ysamala In reply to XP Home - System Restore ...

Its because your service pack files are corrupted.Try to reinstall the service pack and then after that point you can safely do everything.
Good Luck

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by Joseph Moore In reply to XP Home - System Restore ...

Is the System Restore Service running? I would check there. Go to Computer Management (in the Control Panel -> Admin Tools), and expand Services.
Scroll down to the System Restore service, and see if it is Started.
If not, start it. But, if it was off, you Restore Points might be gone. If that is the case, then you won't be able to Restore.

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by w2ktechman In reply to XP Home - System Restore ...

I have received this error on several other's systems. The problem is because the system files were updated, and you are trying a restore point from before the update, try a more recent restore point.

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by pedalpusher98665 In reply to XP Home - System Restore ...

On how to restore and get rid of unnecessary files and folders

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