System restore "won't"

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Fenton Kremer, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. Try to do system restore from a date that shows a checkpoint, however
    message comes back that (restore failed, no changes were made to computer to
    change). Any ideas or help appreciated
    Fenton Kremer, Jun 21, 2006
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    Yddap Guest

    Try in safe mode
    Yddap, Jun 21, 2006
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    Ron Martell Guest

    You System Restore data files have probably been damaged or corrupted
    in some way. Usually there is no way to recover the damaged restore
    points and the only option is to turn off System Restore completely,
    reboot the computer, and then turn System Restore back on again. This
    will wipe out all of the existing System Restore points, thereby
    eliminating the corrupted or damaged files, and new System Restore
    points created in future should be usable.

    See MVP Bert Kinney's System Restore pages: for more infomation.

    Good luck

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    Microsoft MVP (1997 - 2006)
    On-Line Help Computer Service

    "Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference
    has never been in bed with a mosquito."
    Ron Martell, Jun 21, 2006
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Fenton Kremer spewed forth:
    Welcome to the world of Windows(R).

    Ron provided the only real solution. Unfortunately, it doesn't solve your

    Perhaps you would care to discuss the problem causing you to need to restore
    the system, and get assistance fixing that problem instead of using System

    Of course, you will probably still want to take Ron's advice and get that
    working again...
    Toolman Tim, Jun 21, 2006
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    sbb78247 Guest

    scream cry and rant because system restore is a crap shoot at best. if and
    when you fix your issue get an imaging package such as acronis true image
    and back you stuff up.
    sbb78247, Jun 21, 2006
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    ProfGene Guest

    It depends on what the problem is. If it is drastic you can always
    reinstall Windows but then you would have to put all your hardware
    drivers in and maybe even reinstall some of your programs.
    ProfGene, Jun 22, 2006
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    Martik Guest

    Hold down the F8 key before windows loads and a text based menu will
    appear. Choose "Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings
    that worked)"
    Martik, Jun 22, 2006
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    Plato Guest
    Plato, Jun 22, 2006
  9. Problems with System Restore are common place. The usual fix is to go
    to 'My Computer, properties, System Restore' and disable System
    Restore. Now reboot and re-enable System Restore ONLY for the 'C'
    drive or which ever drive WINXP is installed.

    As for the advice given to reinstall WINXP because SR is defective is
    simply 'poppycock' (and I am trying to be polite!). If you do
    reinstall WINXP there is no maybe you will need to reinstall your
    programs, you most certainly will as the Registry entries for the
    programs will be deleted.

    As for System Restore, this is a basically flaky program, good intent
    but unreliable. You should use ERUNT (freeware) if you want to have a
    reliable 'backup' for the Registry.
    Edward W. Thompson, Jun 24, 2006
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