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ADug

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    Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
    « on: June 08, 2009, 03:48:42 PM »
     Thank you for taking the time to review my post. I am new to this forum and have so far found it quite informative.

     My current problem is I have a laptop with Windows XP. I have tried several times to restore it to an earlier date only to get a message

    Your computer cannot be restored to
    Date Requested

    No changes have been made to your computer

    To choose another restore point, restart System Restore

    To say the least I've tried other dates and have failed with the same message appearing.

    My system has a Total Size: 37.2 GB with 26.2 GB FREE

    The disk space to use: Is set at the max 12% (4577 MB)

    There should be more than enough space available I would think to do a System Restore

    Thank you for your attention and assistance

    Mulreay

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    Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
    « Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 04:52:31 PM »
    Hi ADug welcome to Computer Hope. Can you supply the rest of your system details please. As much as you can mate.

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      Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
      « Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 04:55:07 PM »

      Have you tried to do system restore in sage mode? If not try it, it will usually work.

      Good Luck

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      Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
      « Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 04:57:39 PM »
      Safe Mode, that'd be ;D

      ADug

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        Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
        « Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 05:02:00 PM »
        I have attempted in safe mode and failed there. I will try again though.

        In regards to my system :

        Microsoft Windows XP Professional
        Version 2002
        Service Pack 3
        Intel(R) Pentium(R) Mprocessor 1.60GHz

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          Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
          « Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 05:03:25 PM »

          Whoops! Sorry, thanks for the correction Mr. Broni.

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          Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
          « Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 05:05:04 PM »
           ;D

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          Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
          « Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 05:06:56 PM »
          Repair:
           Click Start, Search and look for SR.INF. It should be in "C:\WINDOWS\inf"
           RightClick on it, then LeftClick it, select "Install"
           Follow the prompts, Reboot and System Restore will be ready to use.
           
          >
           Another possibility is that the System Restore folder is damaged.
           Disable system restore, delete the System Restore folder, reboot,
           then re-enable System Restore. The folder will be re-created
           automatically.

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          Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
          « Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 05:08:40 PM »
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          Another possibility is that the System Restore folder is damaged.
           Disable system restore, delete the System Restore folder, reboot,
           then re-enable System Restore. The folder will be re-created
           automatically.

          If he does this he loses all restore points...i don't think this should be suggested yet at this point in time...
             
           
          " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

          Mulreay

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          Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
          « Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 05:12:11 PM »
          True Patio. Sorry. I put the little > point to say a lesser point but I guess only I got that.

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          Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
          « Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 05:13:02 PM »
          Absolutely.
          If anything, if System Restore doesn't work from Safe Mode either, he can try to repair it: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairsr.htm


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          Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
          « Reply #11 on: June 08, 2009, 05:13:38 PM »
          My comment was concerning patio's reply.

          ADug

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            Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
            « Reply #12 on: June 08, 2009, 05:16:41 PM »
             I've attempted to restore in Safe Mode and have failed Miserably again. I've also done the search for SR.INF. and come up empty handed on that front as well.

              :(


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            Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
            « Reply #13 on: June 08, 2009, 05:16:58 PM »
            I know Broni I had already posted. I should of added a foot note that it was a last resort. Sorry guy's.

            Mulreay

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            Re: Windows XP will not restore to an earlier date
            « Reply #14 on: June 08, 2009, 05:18:03 PM »
            ADug follow Broni's link.