I have Xp on a dual boot system with 98SE. I have disabled System Restore on XP in favour of GoBack. Does Restore keep the restore points after a defrag, unlike GoBack which virtually wipes out the history after defragging?
Hi musicman19 and Jester2K II, thanks for responses. I appreciate Restore still works after defragging but, does it keep restore points already created? and yes, with GoBack logging is suspended "due to intense Disk Activity" but also you cannot "Go Back" at all after defragging. I hope my question is a little clearer now.
as jester said, if after a de-frag go-back does not go back then something else is wrong, i have go-back and never has it lost it's ability to go-back...as for the "due to intense Disk Activity" that has come up on here before, and if you find the post by flecc he will tell you why..
It appears that what is happening is that the defrag process is playing havoc with the Goback logging process.
As i said using Diskeeper i don't get this. I've Defragged and all restore points are available back to last Thursday.
Maybe it would be better to Disable Goback during the defrag? Right Click System Tray icon, Options, Disable GoBack. I think you then need to reboot. The defrag and re-enable Goback. This should prevent you loosing Restore Points.
At the end of the day Goback is infinitely better that System Restore.
Try using the Diskeeper Lite instead of the MS Defragger - click here