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Old 03-20-2005, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default system restore bug

For no apparant reason my system restore function on Win XP set itself to off and I have no earlier restore points posted. This feature worked the last time I used it which was apprx. 1 month ago. Does anyone know what could have caused this and how to prevent it?

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Old 03-20-2005, 06:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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R u the only user using this PC ? If yes , someone may have switched it off

If NO...then just enable it again , and see if it will remain enabled or switch back to off.

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Old 03-20-2005, 10:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not the only one altho I doubt the kids would know how or want to disable it. Wonder if some app would want to knock it out. Turned it on and seems to be ok now but lost all restore points but the one since i enabled it. This has happened before and I blamed it on Ashampoo utility. That is not the case this time as it is not installed.
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you can setup a local policy to force it to be enabled if you want... start run, gpedit.msc
under computer configuration, find Administrative template, then System, then system Restore. Set both values to Disabled. This will force them to be on by policy.

Good luck
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