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System Restore won't work - no CD


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caroldufrat

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I had my computer fixed and windows XP professional was installed. Unfortunately, I do not have a CD.
I noticed that I cannot get my System Restore to work. No calendar appears and I cannot create a restore point.
I have run...services.msc..., turned it off, went into system tools and turned it on and it still won't work.
Any help will be appreciated. :tazz:

Thanks
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try turning it off in services, and starting it back up again from there...also, try seeing if it's dependent on any other service[not sure myself], start those up first. :tazz:
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try turning it off in services, and starting it back up again from there...also, try seeing if it's dependent on any other service[not sure myself], start those up first. :)


neverborn:
Tried that and still doesn't work.
When I try to restore and it goes to the next screen (without a calendar showing)....it will not let me go back to the previous screen either.
I feel really nervous not having it on my system.
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Edited by caroldufrat, 07 March 2006 - 06:49 PM.

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well, let's just wait til one of the staff comes along...they'd know what to do for sure.
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Thanks neverborn

Actually, the staff are excellent! They helped me with a problem last year.
I learn so much from this site!!

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take a look?

http://www.theelderg...tem_restore.htm
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It didn't work.
I disabled them in the Group Policy Editor but when I went into General Services, the System Restore was already showing Automatic Startup and was active.
The instructions look like they were to restore the System Restore Tab. A bit confusing but thanks for the suggestion. Any more? :tazz:
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navigate to c:\windows\inf and find

sr.inf

right click it, choose INSTALL

reboot
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I found the sr file in the inf folder and right clicked to install.

I get a screen saying that the file 'sr.sys' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD is needed.

The cd was not given to me when my computer was repaired.

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When pc makers do not provide a OS cd, they often install the windows installation files to a folder called i386 or options

search for these folders, and then use the browse button on the alert to point to that folder's location.
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When pc makers do not provide a OS cd, they often install the windows installation files to a folder called i386 or options

search for these folders, and then use the browse button on the alert to point to that folder's location.


I did find some manually in the system32 folder but am unable to find filelist.xml so I have up at that point
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I don't understand "so I have up at that point"

Do you have one of those folders, I asked about?
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Sorry about that....I meant I gave up at that point.
Here is what I found after right clicking on the sr.inf file to install.
Here is what it kept asking for and where I found them

sr.sys found in system32/drivers
srclient.dll found in system32
filelist.xml cannot find anywhere

That's where I gave up :tazz:
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one more time....PLEASE LOOK FOR two folders

I386
or
OPTIONS

Use Start > search

look for files and folders

Please follow instructions or we cannot help you
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One thing you could try real quick, which may or may not work, depending on if your System Restore is damaged or just overloaded. You could try flushing it out like this:

1. Turn off System Restore.
  • On the Desktop, right-click on My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click on the System Restore tab.
  • Check Turn off System Restore.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.
2. Restart your computer.

3. Turn ON System Restore.
  • On the Desktop, right-click on My Computer.
  • Click Properties.
  • Click on the System Restore tab.
  • UNcheck Turn off System Restore.
  • Click Apply, and then click OK.
Now see if your System Restore is working again.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 08 March 2006 - 07:16 PM.

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