XP System Restore in suspense

  Trikie 17:09 02 Aug 2004

Space on C drive was running low but defragging and CleanUp have resulted in 1.36GB free space (drive is 5.98) D and E have 2.94 and 6.60 GB free.
However System Restore shows Suspended against all 3 saying it needs a minimum of 200MB.

Now that I have more than enough free space how do I reactivate System Resore?

  rawprawn 17:12 02 Aug 2004

What OS, but go to system restore settings and make sure there is no tick in the box "Turn off system restore"

  rawprawn 17:16 02 Aug 2004

Also in system restore settings check that the space available is set to maximum (click the settings button in system restore settings)

  Trikie 21:10 02 Aug 2004

Thanks rawprawn. It's XP, the "turn off" box is not ticked, I've set the slider to max (12%) and it's still suspended!!

What next?

  Trikie 22:37 02 Aug 2004

Safemode - both beyond my technical abilities. Please clarify your comment on Windows - are you saying that System Resore is not suspended?

  Trikie 23:13 02 Aug 2004

Safemode. Its one hard drive with 3 partitions. I had it built with video editing as the main use and it was partioned C 5.98GB, D (for video)
38.3GB and E 13.1GB. Not very clever but I was a total novice and didn't realise the potential problems.

I moved the setting to Max as suggested by rawprawn earlier - have now gone to min but still no joy.

  Trikie 23:39 02 Aug 2004

Thanks, but I'm getting out of my depth. I can live with the present set up provided I can get System Restore out of suspense. Is there an easy way to do this?

  Trikie 23:58 02 Aug 2004

I assume it serves a useful purpose and would prefer to keep it if possible

  Trikie 18:09 03 Aug 2004

After an overnight rest Windows has decided that with 1.36GB of free space it can run System Restore!!

I'm no wiser but at least its working again.

Thanks all for your interest and suggestions

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