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System Restore won't "restore"


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I have a Dell Vostro 1000 with Windows XP Home edition.
I do anti-virus, spyware, etc. scans often, as well as regular system maintenance.
I use "Firefox" web browser, almost exclusively.

A few days ago, I did a "System Restore" after downloading from a safe (?) site.
"System Restore" would not complete a "restore" to an earlier point (created by me, a few days earlier).
I thought it was a random refusal; it's happened to me a few times before.
Then today, the same thing happened several times, using several different restore points.
To 'test' the problem, I created a new "restore" point myself, then literally 1 minute later
tried to "restore" to that new 'point' & was unable to do so.
I'm fairly certain I have a problem.

I need "System Restore" working, because I'm not technically oriented
& seem to "screw up" something semi-regularly.

any help or thoughts would be appreciated.


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Try System Restore from Safe Mode.
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I had this problem, finally solved it with SuperAntiSpyware (free edition). It has a 'repairs' tab which includes a repair for System Restore. It has worked twice for me. You might give it a try, it won't do any harm and you can always un-install it. SUPERAntiSpyware.com

Edited by matofthemint, 05 January 2009 - 01:52 PM.

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Thanks to "Broni" and "matofthemint", for your assistance.

I used Broni's suggestion immediately, & it worked.

I haven't used mat's suggestion yet, but I'll try it.
I already use the "SuperAntiSpyware" utility; I didn't realize it had such a capability.

Many Thanks again!

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Excellent! :)
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