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System Restore not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bill P, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Bill P

    Bill P Flightless Bird

    Using win XP Home SP3. All up to date.

    I down loaded a free evaluation copy of Google Sketchup pro 7 the other day.
    It is time limited (480 mins I think). I didn't think much of it so I tried
    to uninstall it via the usual Add/Remove Progs but that didn't work. Then I
    tried system restore and that failed as well. Could it be that the program
    is blocking uninstalation/restore because of the time limitation? i.e. it is
    trying to stop reinstallation and a further free 480 minutes ?
    Regards Bill
     
  2. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Bill P" <BillP@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ee06HrSGLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Using win XP Home SP3. All up to date.
    >
    > I down loaded a free evaluation copy of Google Sketchup pro 7 the other
    > day. It is time limited (480 mins I think). I didn't think much of it so I
    > tried to uninstall it via the usual Add/Remove Progs but that didn't work.
    > Then I tried system restore and that failed as well. Could it be that the
    > program is blocking uninstalation/restore because of the time limitation?
    > i.e. it is trying to stop reinstallation and a further free 480 minutes ?
    > Regards Bill
    >
    >
    >


    Try this:
    http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=36209

    You may have to re-install it to uninstall it completely. Also, you could
    try Revo Uninstaller:
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

    If System Restore is not working in normal mode, try running it in Safe Mode
    or Safe Mode with Command Prompt:
    How to start the System Restore tool by using the safe mode option with the
    Command prompt in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
    --
    SC Tom
     
  3. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Jul 1, 10:36 am, "Bill P" <Bi...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
    > Using win XP Home SP3. All up to date.
    >
    > I down loaded a free evaluation copy of Google Sketchup pro 7 the other day.
    > It is time limited (480 mins I think). I didn't think much of it so I tried
    > to uninstall it via the usual Add/Remove Progs but that didn't work. ThenI
    > tried system restore and that failed as well. Could it be that the program
    > is blocking uninstalation/restore because of the time limitation? i.e. itis
    > trying to stop reinstallation and a further free 480 minutes ?
    > Regards Bill


    What do you mean you tried to uninstall it and "that didn't work" when
    you used Add?Remove programs... what part didn't work, what did you
    see that you did not expect to see, what did you not see that you
    expected to see, etc.

    What do you mean System Restore failed as well... failed in what
    manner. What did you see that you did not expect to see, what did you
    not see that you expected to see, etc.
     
  4. Bill P

    Bill P Flightless Bird

    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    news:Tr2Xn.4317$oN4.1517@newsfe04.iad...
    >
    > "Bill P" <BillP@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:ee06HrSGLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Using win XP Home SP3. All up to date.
    >>
    >> I down loaded a free evaluation copy of Google Sketchup pro 7 the other
    >> day. It is time limited (480 mins I think). I didn't think much of it so
    >> I tried to uninstall it via the usual Add/Remove Progs but that didn't
    >> work. Then I tried system restore and that failed as well. Could it be
    >> that the program is blocking uninstalation/restore because of the time
    >> limitation? i.e. it is trying to stop reinstallation and a further free
    >> 480 minutes ?
    >> Regards Bill
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Try this:
    > http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=36209
    >
    > You may have to re-install it to uninstall it completely. Also, you could
    > try Revo Uninstaller:
    > http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
    >
    > If System Restore is not working in normal mode, try running it in Safe
    > Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt:
    > How to start the System Restore tool by using the safe mode option with
    > the Command prompt in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
    > --
    > SC Tom
    >


    Thanks SC Tom
    System Restore worked fine in safe mode with command prompt. Going to try
    revouninstaller when I have more time . Thanks alot.
    Regards Bill
     
  5. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Bill P" <BillP@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uUumvnTGLHA.1996@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
    > news:Tr2Xn.4317$oN4.1517@newsfe04.iad...
    >>
    >> "Bill P" <BillP@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:ee06HrSGLHA.6120@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Using win XP Home SP3. All up to date.
    >>>
    >>> I down loaded a free evaluation copy of Google Sketchup pro 7 the other
    >>> day. It is time limited (480 mins I think). I didn't think much of it so
    >>> I tried to uninstall it via the usual Add/Remove Progs but that didn't
    >>> work. Then I tried system restore and that failed as well. Could it be
    >>> that the program is blocking uninstalation/restore because of the time
    >>> limitation? i.e. it is trying to stop reinstallation and a further free
    >>> 480 minutes ?
    >>> Regards Bill
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Try this:
    >> http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=36209
    >>
    >> You may have to re-install it to uninstall it completely. Also, you could
    >> try Revo Uninstaller:
    >> http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
    >>
    >> If System Restore is not working in normal mode, try running it in Safe
    >> Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt:
    >> How to start the System Restore tool by using the safe mode option with
    >> the Command prompt in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449
    >> --
    >> SC Tom
    >>

    >
    > Thanks SC Tom
    > System Restore worked fine in safe mode with command prompt. Going to try
    > revouninstaller when I have more time . Thanks alot.
    > Regards Bill
    >

    You're welcome!
    --
    SC Tom
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

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

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    Bill P wrote:
    > Using win XP Home SP3. All up to date.
    >
    > I down loaded a free evaluation copy of Google Sketchup pro 7 the other
    > day.
    > It is time limited (480 mins I think). I didn't think much of it so I
    > tried
    > to uninstall it via the usual Add/Remove Progs but that didn't work. Then
    > I
    > tried system restore and that failed as well. Could it be that the program
    > is blocking uninstalation/restore because of the time limitation? i.e. it
    > is
    > trying to stop reinstallation and a further free 480 minutes ?
    > Regards Bill
     
  7. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Bill P wrote:
    > Using win XP Home SP3. All up to date.
    >
    > I down loaded a free evaluation copy of Google Sketchup pro 7 the
    > other day. It is time limited (480 mins I think). I didn't think much
    > of it so I tried to uninstall it via the usual Add/Remove Progs but
    > that didn't work.


    What exactly happened?

    This page might help you:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555175

    > Then I tried system restore and that failed as well.


    Certain security programs (e.g., Norton and Zone Alarm) interfere with
    System Restore. For more information, see:

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

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