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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Double Tap, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Double Tap

    Double Tap Flightless Bird

    This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point

    every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go

    back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the

    steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try a

    different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will

    not restore.



    I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+



    Thanks
     
  2. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    Have your tried a "Google" or other search engine on the phrase "windows restore not working"?

    "Double Tap" <DoubleTap@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:cbCdnYVqJ8JsIMHRnZ2dnUVZ_uidnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    > This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >
    > every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >
    > back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >
    > steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try a
    >
    > different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will
    >
    > not restore.
    >
    >
    >
    > I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
  3. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    All About System Restore in WinXP
    http://bertk.mvps.org/

    System Restore error messages:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/error.html

    Troubleshooting steps to take when System Restore fails to restore:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

    "Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored . . . "
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/symantecdoc1.html

    Tips on keeping System Restore healthy:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/healthy.html

    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/


    "Double Tap" <DoubleTap@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:cbCdnYVqJ8JsIMHRnZ2dnUVZ_uidnZ2d@earthlink.com...
    > This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >
    > every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >
    > back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >
    > steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try a
    >
    > different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will
    >
    > not restore.
    >
    >
    >
    > I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Double Tap wrote:
    > This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >
    > every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >
    > back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >
    > steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try a
    >
    > different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will
    >
    > not restore.
    >
    >
    >
    > I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks


    Hmmm, perhaps we should call you Double Space. :)

    (Seriously, the only time you need to double-space is between
    paragraphs.)

    Out of curiosity, why do you want to run System Restore in the first
    place?

    That being said, there are two reasons SR fails:

    1. You have malware.

    2. You are running a program that interferes with it (examples are Zone
    Alarm, certain versions of Kaspersky, and the dreaded Norton). For more
    info, see:

    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

    If you want to try running SR in Safe Mode with Command Prompt, see:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

    If you have malware, you really should let us know!
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Norton? ZoneAlarm?

    Double Tap wrote:
    > This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >
    > every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >
    > back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >
    > steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try a
    >
    > different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will
    >
    > not restore.
    >
    >
    >
    > I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks
     
  6. thumbnail problems

    thumbnail problems Flightless Bird

    Did you ever find a solution? I have the same problem! I've posted several
    questions on various tech sites and I can't find anything that makes sense.
    The answer should be right here and I don't know why someone would sugggest
    you go elsewhere, or why someone would make sarcastic remarks either.

    "Double Tap" wrote:

    > This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >
    > every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >
    > back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >
    > steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try a
    >
    > different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will
    >
    > not restore.
    >
    >
    >
    > I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  7. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    Did you read Daave's reply? That's pretty straight-forward, easy to follow,
    and just about the same answer I was going to post.
    --
    SC Tom

    "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message news:F5E215AC-0530-43DE-A3F5-AE6A88DE99D1@microsoft.com...
    > Did you ever find a solution? I have the same problem! I've posted several
    > questions on various tech sites and I can't find anything that makes
    > sense.
    > The answer should be right here and I don't know why someone would
    > sugggest
    > you go elsewhere, or why someone would make sarcastic remarks either.
    >
    > "Double Tap" wrote:
    >
    >> This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >>
    >> every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >>
    >> back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >>
    >> steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try a
    >>
    >> different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will
    >>
    >> not restore.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    <plonk>

    thumbnail problems wrote:
    > Did you ever find a solution? I have the same problem! I've posted several
    > questions on various tech sites and I can't find anything that makes
    > sense.
    > The answer should be right here and I don't know why someone would
    > sugggest
    > you go elsewhere, or why someone would make sarcastic remarks either.

    <snip>
     
  9. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Daave wrote:
    > Double Tap wrote:
    >> This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >>
    >> every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >>
    >> back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >>
    >> steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try
    >> a different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it will
    >>
    >> not restore.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > Hmmm, perhaps we should call you Double Space. :)
    >
    > (Seriously, the only time you need to double-space is between
    > paragraphs.)
    >
    > Out of curiosity, why do you want to run System Restore in the first
    > place?
    >
    > That being said, there are two reasons SR fails:
    >
    > 1. You have malware.
    >
    > 2. You are running a program that interferes with it (examples are
    > Zone Alarm, certain versions of Kaspersky, and the dreaded Norton).
    > For more info, see:
    >
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >
    > If you want to try running SR in Safe Mode with Command Prompt, see:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
    >
    > If you have malware, you really should let us know!


    A third reason (there may be more) is that SR is corrupted. This is easily
    fixed by turning off SR, removing all restore points, re-booting, and
    turning it back on.
     
  10. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    I replied with a few links (including the one Daave posted) to pages
    that explain the possible causes and how to correct it.

    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/


    "thumbnail problems" <thumbnailproblems@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    in message news:F5E215AC-0530-43DE-A3F5-AE6A88DE99D1@microsoft.com...
    > Did you ever find a solution? I have the same problem! I've posted
    > several
    > questions on various tech sites and I can't find anything that makes
    > sense.
    > The answer should be right here and I don't know why someone would
    > sugggest
    > you go elsewhere, or why someone would make sarcastic remarks either.
    >
    > "Double Tap" wrote:
    >
    >> This is not a new problem for me. My computer makes a restore point
    >>
    >> every day, but the few times over the past year i have tried to go
    >>
    >> back to a restore point the computer appears to go through all the
    >>
    >> steps but then gives me a message that it can not be restored to try
    >> a
    >>
    >> different restore point. However no matter which point I pick it
    >> will
    >>
    >> not restore.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I run XP Home Service Pack 3 with an AMD AthlonXP 3000+
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     

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