Win XP Restore points

  pj123 22:08 03 Mar 2007

What is the point of these Restore Points if they don't work?

I have tried to restore my PC to five different restore points. But each time I get:

Your computer cannot be restored to the (date/time specified).

Am I doing something wrong?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:11 03 Mar 2007

TRy with AV switched off or try in safe mode.

  VoG II 22:12 03 Mar 2007
  pj123 14:22 04 Mar 2007

Sorry, Guys. Still no go.

I have tried both methods and have used 5 different restore points. All I get is:

"System Restore Incomplete"

"System cannot be restored to (date and time).

Fortunately, I have a cloned backup of my C: drive on another hard drive.

I will install that and report back.

Thanks for the try.

  SANTOS7 14:35 04 Mar 2007

Do you have any Norton software on your PC
click here

follow thread it may help..

  pj123 14:49 04 Mar 2007

SANTOS7, No. I wouldn't go anywhere near Norton/Symantic.

  SANTOS7 14:52 04 Mar 2007

Silly question then, is the date and time set properly on your PC..

  pj123 14:56 04 Mar 2007

SANTOS7, Yes. Now showing 04 March 2007 at 14:56

  pj123 14:58 04 Mar 2007

Give me an hour Guys. I am now logging off to install my backup hard drive.


  pj123 16:31 04 Mar 2007

All up an running AOK.

Sunday is my normal cleanup/backup day anyway.

I will now clone this installed hard drive to the one that had problems.


  rickd 16:32 04 Mar 2007

You say you have backed up to an external drive, so I assume you must have attached one at some stage. I too had problems restoring 'til I switched off windows system restore from monitoring my external drive. It seems to me windows restore gets in a hissy if there's a drive there one time, and not another (i.e turned off or detached) as it's not sure it knows all the changes that have taken place on the SYSTEM - i.e not just your PC's internal HD.

Look in system restore with you external drive attached and on and see if it's monitoring it, then tell it to stop! Then set a new restore point and test it. Worked for me..., but of course doesn't help with your old restore points I'm afraid

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