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XP Home System Restore with RAID 1 configuration


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tech1023152

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Try to use "System Restore" with a RAID 1 configuration. Select a previous date to restore. System accepts restore and reboots. After system reboots a message appears that the system was not restored and another date should be selected. Any date selected causes the "did not restore" message to appear after reboot.
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Hi tech1023152 ...welcome to Geeks To Go... :)
when one restore point is corrupt...they are all corrupt because they are linked...only fix is to turn off restore...that clears out all the non working restore points ...reboot and turn on restore again...at that point manually create a restore point and then test it to make sure it works...
just a side note...I set up a RAID 0 setup on my personal system years ago...P4 3.0GHz northwood core overclocked to 3.9 GHz...1066 front side bus ...ran faster than the $1000.00 P4EE...
anyway looong story short...finaly gave up on the RAID setup after restore didn't work all the time and using norton ghost to image the RAID drive failed on about 50% of the tries to restore to a previous point...
it was a good learning opportunity but if you want stability I recommend against it...IMHO
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Thanks for the idea. Clearing out the restore points and starting over solved the problem. I was blaming the inability of restore to handle a RAID configuration. For backups I've been using Seagates "Disk Wizard" by Acronis. You must have a Maxtor/Seagate drive for backup but it does an image of the entire drive and it's FREE.
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know...
I have been using HDClone for cloning the whole drive and never had a failure yet...FYI..all the hard drive manufactures make a cloning tool...
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