Automatically make restore points in XP

  Edbanger 15:30 03 Dec 2003

How do you get XP to automatically make restore points?
I can set them manually, but I believe it should create one every day.

The turn off system restore box is not ticked, and the allocated disk space is set at 12%


  johnnyrocker 15:32 03 Dec 2003

i believe that may not be enough becase it should as you say do it itself.


  powerless 15:33 03 Dec 2003

System Restore creates restore points on a regular basis even if you have not made any changes to the system. System Restore automatically creates these restore points:

every 24 hours of calendar time

every 24 hours your computer is turned on
If your computer is turned off for more than 24 hours, System Restore creates a restore point the next time you start the computer. The computer must be idle for a few minutes before System Restore creates a scheduled restore point.

Selecting a scheduled restore point restores Windows XP Home Edition and programs to the state they were in at that time. Any files with data file name extensions (such as .doc, .htm, .xls, etc.) and all files in the My Documents folder are not restored.

Help and Support - "Understanding System Restore"

  rawprawn 15:48 03 Dec 2003

You can create an Icon on your desktop, which when clicked will instantly force a check point. I have one but I think it was a small program included on a cd with a PC advisor magazine & I don't know the registry setting for it. Maybe somebody ouy there does?

  Edbanger 15:49 03 Dec 2003

Why I ask is,yesterday morning I looked to see how many restore points I had, but none were shown.
When I tried to look at November it did not move back.

My computer is not making any restore points as it should do.


  Edbanger 15:56 03 Dec 2003

I did not know the computer had to be turned on for a full 24 hours.

That's what the problem must be, mine's never on for a full day.

Thanks for the help.


  johnnyrocker 15:56 03 Dec 2003

have a word with the vendor? before you get a more serious issue?


  Edbanger 16:20 03 Dec 2003

What do you mean by this?


have a word with the vendor? before you get a more serious issue?

  rawprawn 17:16 03 Dec 2003


  johnnyrocker 17:58 03 Dec 2003


dont know how old your system is but i had a new machine a couple of years ago running ME and asked a forum why mine did not create restore points automatically received advice that it was likely to be a hard drive fault? went to manufacturer who said re install windows as it poses a serious potential prob, two weeks later my hard drive failed altogether while under a tech talk through. ( just thought i would pass on my experiences)


  Edbanger 19:08 03 Dec 2003

My system is less than 2 years old. I dont have any problems setting a restore point manually, it just will not make any automatically. It usually sets one when I install anything, and I have been able to go back to other restore points in the past. When I looked yesterday there was nothing set for the last few days of November.

If most people get a restore point every day, I must have something set wrong.


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