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has anyone ben successful using "system restore" on xp prof? It has never worked for me. Whatever date I set, it goes through the motions, and then I get a message, "cannot restore".
Does this work at all, and if so is there anything I can do to make it work for me? Thanks
 

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zoomer07601 said:
has anyone ben successful using "system restore" on xp prof? It has never worked for me. Whatever date I set, it goes through the motions, and then I get a message, "cannot restore".
Does this work at all, and if so is there anything I can do to make it work for me? Thanks
Yes it has worked for me before although I do too much in a day I dislike using it.

Try this:

Right click [My Computer] [Properties] then click on System Restore tab.
Put a check in the box for Disable Restore on all drives.
Click apply, then Reboot your PC.
After the system reboots, navigate to the System Restore tab and turn it back on. Click apply.
Navigate to [System Tools] [Restore...] and choose [Create a Restore Point]
Provide a name for the new restore point.
Try and restore the new point just created. It should work properly.
It's for XP Home but worth a try first of all.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/system_restore_not_functioning.htm
 

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It does work as long as there are no hardware changes (including hardware failure) between the time you restore, and the restore point you want to go back to.
 
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