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Rickles

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I now find that I have another problem with XP system.

The System Restore will not let me go backwards or forwards from this month of June.

I looked at the System Properties ( Start-Control Panel-System-System Properties-System Restore).

The Turn off System Restore is clear.

Disk Space to use is on 12% (4698Mb)

The Status is Hard Drive (C:) Monitoring.


Otherwise everything else appears to be running normally.... :whistling:

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Hi Rickles...

Try manually setting a restore point, reboot, and see if it will then let you change the month.

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Maybe your disk space to use is full???

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I put in a Restore Point and rebooted.

No change to System Restore.

I am not sure what is meant by Disk Space to Use..... :whistling:

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Your space settings for System Restore are correct...no need to change anything there. Let's see if the service is started.

Click Start, then Run, type services.msc and click "Ok". Scroll down the list to "System Restore Ser...". Under the "Status" column, it should say "Started". Under the "Startup Type" column it should say "Automatic". Is this what you find?
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Status = Started

Startup Type= Automatic

Log On As = Local System


is what I have
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Hmmm...

Do you have an XP installation CD? If yes, is it an OEM version (Dell, HP, etc...) or a retail version?
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Retail version of XP Home Edition
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Try this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's

Once this repair has completed, you will have to download all Windows Updates again.
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Due to work commitments I shall try this later so don't wait up and I will post when I have completed the repair.

Regards... :whistling:
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I am back again for a short time as there is some very bad weather here at this time and the River Rescue is on standbye.


I printed and followed the instructions but the System Restore still refuses to go either backward or forward from June although it is keeping the correct date.

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I finally found the source of this issue. After an extensive search of the Microsoft support site, I found the answer in "Google Groups". :whistling:

The reason the calendar won't go back is because there are no restore points in the previous months. It was never designed to move foreward beyond the current month. SO...the issue has changed to "Why do I have no restore points?".

I asked you to set a restore point manually in my initial reply. Did that restore point give you a bold date on the calendar (before the repair, of course)? Keep your eye on it...it should create a restore point about every 24 hours or so.
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After the repair there were no Restore Points.

so I created one. (11-06-06) it is now in bold type.


Today the date is also in bold (12-06-06)

So it looks as though all is okay. Must be a first for Windows... :blink:

I shall keep an eye on it and many thanks for your time and trouble

... :whistling:
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No trouble at all...glad things are looking better. :whistling:

Let me know if it acts up again.

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