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Posted: May 1st, 2008, 4:41am Report to Moderator
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Couldn't find this earlier, but I have a problem with System Restore on Win XP Professional......

When I try to revert to a previous Restore Point, I always get the message that "cannot restore" to the selected restore point.  No explanation given. Picking all restore points gives the same result. Even if I set a restore point manually and later try to restore to that point, it doesn't work......this has been going on for some time, but I thought I would give the expert a shot.  Tried Reg Vac, Spy Bot, Adaware, etc. nothing helps......any ideas??
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Posted: May 1st, 2008, 11:52pm Report to Moderator
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   I don't know.
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Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 2:51pm Report to Moderator
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Thought I would try.  I was hoping there was a known problem.....I have the knack for having errors no one else has seen!!  Thanks anyway!
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Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 4:53pm Report to Moderator
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   Maybe someone else knows the answer.  I don't know everything.  I have heard of problems with System Restore.
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Posted: May 3rd, 2008, 3:39pm Report to Moderator
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Save yourself some grief.  I gave  up on System Restore long ago.  It is not reliable, as you have discovered.  Get Acronis or some similar drive backup program and use it regularly.
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Posted: May 4th, 2008, 9:30pm Report to Moderator
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It didn't work for me either. I thought it was just me being useless! I use Acronis, which seems pretty good.
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Posted: May 5th, 2008, 12:12am Report to Moderator
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Don't forget WinRescue. I've been saved from unwise installs a number of times.
Get it at the RegVac site. No Ray did not prompt me to say this. I 've been using WinRescue since Win98 and it has saved my skin many times.
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Posted: May 5th, 2008, 12:28am Report to Moderator
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see discussion thread on "SYSTEM RESTORE doesn't restore" during February 2008 in this forum! -

Note the comments about Norton's and the comment about running system restore in the safe mode.
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Posted: May 21st, 2008, 5:35am Report to Moderator
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My System restore has never  worked either, I've reinstalled Windows a few times and tried every solution I could read about but to no avail, I think I'm going to use one of my TechNet Support Tickets to get a solution before they expire next week, when and if they can get it to work I'll be sure to share the solution with everyone.
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