system restore for windows ME

  ladydebs 13:08 06 Aug 2003

can any 1 help me? I cannot do a system restore on my computer. It will start doing a restore thyen half way through the computer restarts itself and the message reads "restore unsuccessfull, no changes have been made to your pc"

  The Transporter 13:22 06 Aug 2003

Checkpoints That You Create After September 8, 2001 Do Not Restore Your Computer

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  pj123 16:51 06 Aug 2003

You can't do a "system restore" in ME. You can do a "registry restore" though. What you need to do is restart your computer and keep hitting the F8 key until you get a menu. Choose Safe Mode Command Prompt Only and press enter. When you get to the C:\ prompt type in scanreg /restore and press enter. You will then get a window with the last five registry backups. Choose a date that is nearest to the date before the problem occurred, press enter and the registry will be restored. Don't forget the space between scanreg and /restore.

  Fateful Thankful Shadow 17:02 06 Aug 2003

I'm slightly confused. I just downloaded that patch thing direct from Microsoft (thankyou for the advice by the way!) and all works fine now. There is a system restore feature in Win ME. I've used it many times, before September 8th that is!

  leo49 17:09 06 Aug 2003

On the sauce again????? :o)

Of course there's system restore in ME - it might not work very well and go on the blink occasionally but it's definitely there.

  Fateful Thankful Shadow 17:13 06 Aug 2003

Thanks Leo49 for backing me up there. I thought I lost it for a second :P

  Djohn 17:15 06 Aug 2003

If Pete is on the sauce! Think I'll pop down the road and join him. :o)

  pj123 22:57 06 Aug 2003

leo49, No, I am not on the plonk. Tell me where System Restore is in ME because it would make my life easier. I only know about Registry Restore. I thought System Restore was only available with XP?

  Fateful Shadow 22:59 06 Aug 2003

I think that if you go into Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> System restore.

I don't know exactly as I'm on my XP computer at the moment.

Search for it in the Help section from the start menu.

  pj123 23:13 06 Aug 2003

Fateful Shadow. Exactly, there is no SYSTEM restore in Win 98 or Win ME. Only REGISTRY Restore.

  spuds 23:14 06 Aug 2003

There is a system restore point within WME. But it can be a little weird at times. I had a problem with WME, and tried to go back to a previous restore point. The system did not work, and I found out that the Restore can 'dump' itself, if there is insufficient harddrive space available.Information via Microsoft.

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