xp system restore won't restore

  penhit 20:50 29 Dec 2012
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System problems on an xp system mean I want to restore to an earlier date but system restore will not work. I've tried it in safe mode and that doesn't seem to work either (though it takes a lot longer). Any tips?

Thanks

  penhit 21:15 29 Dec 2012

I've been trying to sort this out for a matter of weeks now... it started when Office would not open. I tried to reinstall the software but got an error message saying 'the patch package could not be opened'. However the CD seems to work OK as I have since installed it onto a different computer. I am now trying to roll back the XP system in the hope that I can get the software working again. Sadly, Microsoft does not have much interest in supporting XP and Office 2003!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:59 29 Dec 2012

The only way to fix restore is to switch it off and back on again but unfortunately removes all restore points anyway.

it might also take an sfc /scannow to repair XP and restore.

Office can be repaired in - Add Remove - Click on Office an select repair.

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