xp system restore

  weemacs 21:25 19 Oct 2005

have lost tab for sytem restore and when I try to access it from help system restore get message system restore is not available please restart your pc which makes no difference at all

  woodchip 21:31 19 Oct 2005

Go to Start/Programs/Accessories/System tools/System restore to see if its there but will not work

  VoG II 21:34 19 Oct 2005

Start, Run, type


and click OK.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:38 19 Oct 2005



in the run box,

scroll down to system restore highlight it, right click, select properties

In the start up type box select automatic

click the start button to turn it on.

click apply

tab should now be accessable if not reboot and retry.

  weemacs 21:49 19 Oct 2005

tried run services.msc props and select auto. Gor message could not start system restore service on local computer Error 2. The system cannot find file specified

  VoG II 21:50 19 Oct 2005

via e-mail

have tried this already. Get message system restore is not able to protect your computer Restart and try again which of course does zilch


Please respond using the Add a new response box at the bottom of this page. The yellow envelope is for private messages.

If Fruit Bat /\0/\'s suggestion does not work check for malware using Ewido click here and a² click here

Update each of them before scanning.

  woodchip 21:54 19 Oct 2005

I think if following my path to the Program shows Restore still there as a Program, Then Restore may just be corrupt and will not work until its turned of and back on

  VoG II 22:46 19 Oct 2005
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:13 20 Oct 2005

via e-mail

tried run services.msc props and select auto. Gor message could not start system restore service on local computer Error 2. The system cannot find file specified.


Looks like your XP is corrupt and a repair is in order bothe these options will repair XP without losing your files.

OPTION 1 - Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

OPTION 2 - Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
click here

  weemacs 16:28 20 Oct 2005

ran regedit\h_key _local machine\software policies\microsoft\windows nt
but sytem restore does not appear after that. the only folder is terminal services

  weemacs 16:32 20 Oct 2005

what happens if it wants to use the xp disk and the machine came with bundled software pre installed

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

See mcbess's iconic style animated for Mercedes-Benz

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Black Friday 2017 : date, sites participants & bonnes affaires