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Old 09-12-2007, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default System Restore does not work...

It's that simple.

It's been like this for a while now. I try to restore, it goes through the process, but as soon as it reboots, it tells me the restore was unsuccesful. Doesn't matter what restore point I choose.

Any ideas how to fix this without reinstalling XP completely?

FYI, I have Windows XP Professional, Pentium 4, 1 GB mem, Kaspersky Suite, 80 GB hard drive.....

Any suggestions would be appreciated....
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they don't work when you do hardware changes
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Default Re: System Restore does not work...

Why do you want to restore? Maybe the problem is fixable using other methods.
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they don't work when you do hardware changes
I don't understand. What hardware changes? Why wouldn't restore work?
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Why do you want to restore? Maybe the problem is fixable using other methods.
Why do I want restore? Because in many cases, its the easiest way to fix a problem if I "mess up" my system.

I'm confused. Does everyone have a problem with System Restore? Or do people not use it at all?
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Why do I want restore? Because in many cases, its the easiest way to fix a problem if I "mess up" my system.

I'm confused. Does everyone have a problem with System Restore? Or do people not use it at all?

I normally turn off system restore. Yes it can be a useful tool, but many times it does nothing. Kind of like what you are experiencing. Is the problem driver related? Registry related? Problem with Windows itself?
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if you add or take out new hardware, system restore won't work if you try to restore it to the time before you took out or put in the new hardware
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