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restoring XP

restoring XP

restoring XP

(OP)
does anyone know why I can't restore XP. No matter how far or what date it says it can't restore at this point.

RE: restoring XP

What is the exact error message you are getting?

Do you have admin rights?

Are you selecting actual restore points or just selecting a date? My apologies if this sounds like a dumb question to you?

cheers
Helpful SW websites  FAQ559-520
How to get answers to your SW questions  FAQ559-1091

RE: restoring XP

Hi, the restore function is very poor, do not rely on it. A proper backup scheme is the only way to be safe.

RE: restoring XP

(OP)
Thanks guys, I've tried any date, restore points and others to no avail. I've seen a bit about the restore properties and also the sfc/scannow function. I'll try these when I get home.
cheers

RE: restoring XP

Your XP is probably honked up and needs to be scrubbed/reinstalled.  There may also be some issues with memory allocation for restore and the number of programs you have installed.

TTFN



RE: restoring XP

(OP)
All Ok now. I used sfc\scannow and it restored some corrupted files. I haven't retried System Restore as I don't want to go back now I know it's OK. I've made a new restore point now.
thanks for the input.

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