Restore function in XP pro

  porridge 21:48 22 Apr 2005

I find the restore function most unsatisfactory the more so since it goes through all the motions and then tells one that it cannot restore!!!

With Windows 98 SE I had a program called Second Chance which worked perfectly.

Does anyone know of a similar good prpgram for XP Pro?

Many thanks,


  woodchip 21:57 22 Apr 2005

If restore is not working you ether have it turned of it's corrupt or you have cut the space down that it can use of Hard Drive space. for corrupt you will have to turn it of in Control Panel then turn it back on. You will lose any restore points, but if they do not work What the Hell.

  porridge 11:37 23 Apr 2005


  gudgulf 11:46 23 Apr 2005

Follow woodchip's advice and switch off System Restore/switch it on again.Check that it is now working by creating a manual restore point.Then ask to restore your should have 2 available.the one you created and the one created when system restore restarted.Pick the latter and see if it will restore to that.

At least you will have the option to use System Restore then.However........

.........if you really don't want to use it then you might consider Norton GoBack click here

  porridge 22:08 30 Apr 2005

Sorry for the delay in reacting to my request for help with system restore. Thank you very much for your help.


  porridge 21:20 01 May 2005


  porridge 21:21 01 May 2005


  porridge 21:23 01 May 2005


  Stuartli 22:52 01 May 2005

Windows98SE and other versions also had a "System Restore" - you could choose from five recent registry points, a figure that could be increased if you wished via the Registry.

By default XP is set to use 12 per cent of the hard drive capacity for System Restore but, with today's very large drives, the figure can be dropped to around five or six per cent.

XP's System Restore points are usually produced when you install or uninstall software etc - each date is in bold figures when this has been done. Clicking on a highlighted date reveals what was undertaken or you can use Event Viewer.

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