System resore won't start

  youtellme 13:06 09 Apr 2007

Hi can someone help me please?I turned off system restore to save up some disc space but when I tried to turn it back on the system restore tab had gone from the properties on my computer.In services it has been stopped but when I try to start it it says "could not start the system restore service on local computer access is denied error 5"I don't know a lot about computers but I've tried everything that I could find on the internet.Could someone recommend something please?p.s I don't have my windows xp disc.Thankyou in advance.

  rawprawn 13:09 09 Apr 2007

Try this go to Start/Run and type sfc /scannow and hit enter (Watch the space betyween sfc and/)
You will need your XP CD.

  rawprawn 13:11 09 Apr 2007

Sorry should have read all the way down. You can do it by changing the registry to look on your C:
I will post a link when I find it again.

  VoG II 13:12 09 Apr 2007
  rawprawn 13:13 09 Apr 2007

click here scroll down to how to use C:

  moorie- 13:16 09 Apr 2007

have you tweaked the services also?
type into run services.msc
check the system restore service is running and not disabled,start the service if stopped

  moorie- 13:17 09 Apr 2007

doh ignore mine

  youtellme 15:14 09 Apr 2007

Thanks for the help people.Rawprawn It's asking for xp disc to install the sr.inf file and I don't have it.I really have tried everything,it's driving me insane.All I did was turn it off.

  youtellme 15:22 09 Apr 2007

IS there a way to sort this without the windows xp disc.Does anyone know what it is that's happend?Thanks.

  provider 2 15:38 09 Apr 2007

Something here might help:click here

  BurrWalnut 15:56 09 Apr 2007

How to reinstall System Restore click here

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