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Bobs 08-17-2009 11:45 PM

Re: Q: How long does Windows restore take?
On Aug 17, 6:32*pm, Bob on rhe laptop <lap...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 17:00:05 +1200, Bob on rhe laptop
> <lap...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
> >OS: WinXPpro

> >Due to a major software f/u I'm having to restore my PC to a restore
> >point I created just before I installed and subsequently uninstalled
> >some software that's caused all sorts of problems.

> >I started the restore process over three hours ago and it's still
> >going (eg: Windows has not restarted itself). Since I've never had to
> >restore before now I'm wondering if 3+ hours is normal and how long it
> >usually takes to restore a system? TIA

> Make that 6+ hours and counting. Should I leave it running or reboot
> and try again? TIA

It takes 5 minutes. At 6 hrs it is not going to work.

Try soft mode first, and then a repair install.

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