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Old 03-25-2006, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently got a new HDD and transferred all my date from the old to the new one. Everything went fine....everything works except system restore. WHen i try to run it, it says "system restore has encounted a problem and needs to close."

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do a spyware and virus scan.

also make sure you have the right hard drive space for system restore to work.
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yeah i have done that. i ran spyware and virus scan...got rid of spyware...didnt have any viruses.

I have more than enough hard drive space...150 free gigs. so that cant be the problem.

any other ideas? is there any way to download system restore from microsoft?
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Did it give you any error code, parameter or link to why it terminated?
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it comes with Windows XP...you could do a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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Did it give you any error code, parameter or link to why it terminated?

it doesnt say anything except System Restore has encountered a problem and needs to close.

But I checked the error report. I will attach it.

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it comes with Windows XP...you could do a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

yeah thats a possibility but i dont wanna reinstall windows becuase one component doesnt work. if it becomes a real issue than i might. thanks for the link.
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its not reinstalling. you still have your old documents, programs, and settings. It just restores the WINDOWS folder to stock.
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its not reinstalling. you still have your old documents, programs, and settings. It just restores the WINDOWS folder to stock.
Oh, my bad, i guess i misread that. well i guess that solves my problem. i could do that...i just gotta find the windows cd. could i use any windows cd? or the one that came with the computer? i dont think it matters...i guess ill do that.

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it has to be the one that came with your computer.

However, if you want to reformat, you could use any CD, as long as you have a serial number, which is probably on the side of your PC
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