Going Back To Earlier Date Of System Restore Points?

Jul 15, 2005

How far back does system restore? How do you control how far back to keep restor points? I have been trying to fix a problem since February and want to go back to before then and my restore only goes back to April..I have not knowingly deleted any restore functions.


System Restore Wont Work For Any Of Earlier Points?

Mar 16, 2005

I've been havin trouble with my computer so I went to restore it and before it actually starts to restore it back to the date i choose,it doesn't do anything I click the date i wanted it to restore back to, click next,then it says the selected restore point blah blah blah,so i click next and it doesn't do anything It doesn't work for any of the dates.

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Sep 18, 2005

Was having a problem with the computer, doing weird things so I thought that I might go back and do a restore from an earlier point to see if it solved the problem. Anyway, went to earlier point, restored sort of, after it did everything, it told me it could not restore to that point and that nothing was done. I went to another restore point further back, same message, was not installed at the restore point, current settings are intact. Did this 2 more times, same results. I have made restore points along with the ones the systme makes. None of them works.

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Dec 13, 2004

S/Restore system when operated comes up with "Cannot restore your system to an earlier date" Have checked for all spyware and viruses (Nil) Have tried disabling the system and also making new restore dates to no avail. Would kindly request any posssible solutions to the above also any other programme I could install to carry out the same or similiar functions to "Systems Restore

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Jul 10, 2005

Every time I try to restore my laptop to an earlier date,it tells me I
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Jan 6, 2009

Any reasons why i cannot do a restore to an earlier date? i have tried two earlier restore points and both were unsuccessful.

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Nov 9, 2007

I downloaded a rar file (15 mb) and once I unpacked it on my desktop (it would show 0 mb when I tried the properties tab) it would not allow the contents of the folder to be seen nor to be delete it. The message I got was unable to delete the file and it is used by another program. I tried the following to delete the file to no avail however: 1. DOS commands 2. The Unlocker software 3. Tried to see what new files were created on that day (could not find anything suspicious) so I can delete them 4. Looked at the startup programs (could not find it there) 5. The restore at any earlier date feature of windows XP 7. Looked in the registry (could not find anything) 8. Tried to see what processes were running so I can terminated it but could not locate anything 9. Tried the Ultimate Troubleshooter software to locate any suspicious running processes 10. PC tools Spyware doctor with Antivirus and Threadfire, Eset antivirus (it could not scan the folder because it appears to be locked), Avir antivirus, Panta microscan and XoftspySE and I got no malware detection what-so-ever.

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Jul 11, 2005

Let's preface this by saying I have not set any restore points.Now I'd like to set System Restore back to May 1st. I start System Restore Wizard (because I've never done this before and it seemed like an easy way to go about it), but the earliest restore point is June 23rd (or threabouts).My question: Is there any way to go back before that?

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Oct 23, 2006

I can not restore my computer back to a later date. I am running windows xp sp2. I went to the restore point and it does not have a check mark in the box.

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Sep 14, 2006

My computer was working like clockwork until I installed and then uninstalled a program( google earth). Now my computer takes at least 10 minutes, maybe longer to boot up to the point where I can actually use it. I have winxp home. I have tried disk cleanup, running norton, running spybot and adaware programs. I even tried to do a system restore but it keeps telling me no matter which date I choose that it cannot restore back to that date.

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Dec 18, 2006

im running XP SP2 with auto updates on i have 512 meg ram 2 hard drives 40 gig and 70 gig amd athlon 2200 geforce fx 5500 256meg graphics.ive got norton internet 2006 fully updated and run antispyware and scans regularly.my system restore will not restore to an earlier time even when i set a restore point.

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Dec 18, 2006

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Jul 29, 2005

I recently downloaded some drivers as I was trying to install a new printer who's software would'nt load. This did'nt solve the problem. I decided to get a printer that I had had before, Brother DCP-110C as I knew this had worked well. I tried to install yesterday (28th July) but could'nt and my PC keeps switching itself off near the end of the installation. I then thought I would use System restore to go back to a happier time when I had the first Brother printer. previous saved point wont let me to restore

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Feb 13, 2005

I am unable to acess any of my or XP's restore points. When I went to restore to an earlier date. All appeared to be going as it should. However, when I got to my profile a message window came up that said unable to restore to (chosen date/time) etc. I chose 3 other restore points over the last month, thinking it might be some recent problem, still a no go. Any help would be greatly appreciated? Is there a utility to use to check and see if there is something corrupted?

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Apr 8, 2005

I'm trying to do a system restore without success. It goes through the motions but after it restarts always say "cannot use restore point, no changes have been made to your system". I'm trying to correct a font setting change that happened without my knowledge.

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Nov 10, 2007

My comp has been experiencing several problems and is running poorly. I bought an external HD, completely backed up everything important and was about to run a system restore as I had created a manual restore point following the resolution of previous problems. The link to the thread is found below. However, when I use the system restore wizard, I can only select November 8th, 9th, and 10th and today is the 10th. I created the manual restore point back in March 2006. I cannot change the month and I have no idea where to find manual points.

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Nov 26, 2006

My system restore is enabled but no matter what bold restoration point I choose I am told system can't be restored to that date, choose another restoration point. I do, the system shuts down and restarts and I get the same message.

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Nov 20, 2006

I have Windows XP. I create restore points, but when i try to use the system restore, it says; Restore failed, could not resstore computer. I choose a different date and get the same thing, Can't restore. Does anyone know why this happens?

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May 26, 2005

Whenever i try doing system restore it fails to restore I even tried different restore points still no go! Why so ,any idea why this is happening?

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Feb 22, 2005

My system restore is no longer creating any restore points, I have to do it manually. About 3 weeks ago I had a virus that I believe I got rid of using HiJackThis. That virus shut off my system restore so that it could not be used and at that time I lost all my restore points. Now my computer seems fine except for the system is not creating any NEW restore points.

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Sep 18, 2007

The System Restore service has been suspended because there is not enough disk space available on the drive \?Volume{e01463d0-1a8a-11d6-affd-806d6172696f}. System Restore will automatically resume service once at least 200MB of free disk space is available on the system drive."

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Jan 1, 2009

I just reformatted by Toshiba laptop computer to take it back to original state. I have installed minimum programs at this point. Before I do any adding I go in and set a system restore point.When I went in to do this the first time I found that there was a whole list of system restore points for a program install. It is not a program I installed on my computer this time around, although it was installed previous to my reformatting.System restore shows this program installed every 10-15 minutes ad there's a list of at least 30 or 40 restore points each day.

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Jun 11, 2006

My XP Home System Restore function works when I manually create a restore point, however, the following day (on the calendar) that point is no longer available. I can create several restore points and all are gone the next day. It used to work fine and there would be weeks of restore points. Occasionally I would turn the function off and remove all past points and then turn it back on and it would create a system check point and the next day yet another check point, etc. Now it does not retain even a single point for more than a day.

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Aug 1, 2005

I have lost all my system Restore points, How to restore these restore points back? More than Fixing, Why it did happened? What should I to prevent this happening again? I Haven't turned off system restore points niether disk space setttings, it's remain Max 12%. I do have more than enough disk space.

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Jun 2, 2008

For what ever reason my computer won't create restore points anymore. I've tried a couple of things suggested like disabling restore points then enabling it, letting it just sit idle and I've checked that I have enough room ( there's lots of room ). The last time I used restore was about 9 to 12 months ago and it was working fine then. So I'm just looking for some ideas as to what else I might try. My o/s is XP Home.

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Feb 22, 2007

I had a problem with my computer running slowly but I solved it.I was told to turn off restore points,then turn them back on.Tried that but I get the following message.System restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives.Please restart your machine and try again.

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Jun 8, 2007

I have XP.I've noticed that my System restore has created restore points almost on a daily basis. Is this normal?I seem to recall not too long ago restore points at best were like maybe 4 or 5 in a month.I have close to 200GB in 2 hard drives, and 1K of memory if that helps.I did notice that the slider for my System Restore memory is at the max of 12%. I assume thats normal?

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Aug 2, 2005

Computer is not shutting down When I click Shutdown? Also, I lost all my System restore Points and cannot use that Option. I don't know how I lost all the restore points. Need help to restore that too.

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Mar 16, 2006

What can cause the restore points on the XP OS to become corrupted. For the second time in 6 months I have had to do a complete restore of my system as none of the restore points would work. I have not set up any of the points myself as the system seems to do it every day anyhow. It just seems that all of a sudden none of the restore points will work and it comes back and says my system has not been restored to such and such a date. I like this feature as it gets me out of some jams but is it possible to use it too much.

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Feb 7, 2008

When I used the xp home edition System Configuration Utility { SRU} it deleted all my system restore points. Not only did the SRU not solve the problem, but I could then not use the system restore facility which may have solved the problem . I have downloaded nothing but an Ad-Aware update since I lost all my system restore points.Can these deleted system restore points be recovered?

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Jan 22, 2005

My system restore points are erased every 24, 48 or 72 hours. It appears to be random. I use XP home edition. I use XPfire wall. I use McFee & it is updated automatically. I have 60 Gig of free space on my hard drive. I have checked for a virus with both McAfe & Stinger. No virus detected

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Aug 3, 2005

For some reason System Restore has stopped automatically creating System Checkpoints. It is turned on, and is set to use the Maximum amount of space for monitoring my C drive. Yes, there is a great deal of unused disk space. I had used Disk Cleanup/ More Options/System Restore Cleanup prior to the problem, only that one option, not any of the other Disk Cleanup options. So, I have no earlier Restore Points to restore to, only the ones which I have Manually created since.

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May 27, 2008

I am having a problem using system restore.The only "bold" date available, as an earlier date, is today's date.I have tried all 5 methods from Microsoft's system restore help and suppport page for WindowsXP, to no avail.Each tells me that System restore is working.I used the one date (today) that was avaialable and it "restored" without a problem.How can I get the calendar to show an earlier date?

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Jan 12, 2005

I've tried unsuccessfully to restore my windows xp to a prior date, following the tutorial, with the response: "your system was unable to be restored to the prior date."

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Sep 25, 2006

I run windows XP and, after several years with no audio problems, I suddenly lost audio.I checked my sound settings and everything was fine. I tried to do a 'system restore' but the system restore does not work. It will not allow me to click on a previous date; when I tried "help" in 'SR', that did not work either.I've rebooted several times to no avail. Earlier in the day I had downloaded a new program called 'seekmore'...thinking that may be the problem, I uninstalled it, but the audio is still gone. I ran a Norton Scan... still no success.

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Oct 5, 2005

I need to restore my computer to an earlier restore point.when i try to change the date it won't let me.I wanted to go to 10/4/05 but when i click on the number 4 it does not do anything.I am using windows xp home edition.

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Aug 19, 2005

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Jul 23, 2007

I receive the message "Cannot restore to an earlier restore point, no changes have been made to your computer." I checked the Forums and found a similar case where the recommended action was to try Tip #1795 on WorldStart.com.com. I tried this and it did not work.

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Jan 16, 2007

I restored my computer to an earlier point, onlt a few days which was sucsessful but when the desktop came up, it told me that activeshield was missing which is my mcafee virus scan. I uptated off the website and it installed it but my question is,why was it removed in the first place?

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Mar 23, 2006

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Dec 17, 2007

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