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System Restore not working


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BrownMike

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i have been trying to get system restore to load because i am having some problems with some applications coming up but not showing anything on them or not responding as soon as they open up. when i boot up system restore, nothing comes up,, it gives me the working mouse, then stops and back to nothing. it also gives me the outline of the application and shows me a white box and says not responding every time i try it. I have tried to do it in safe mode as well, any ideas

Edited by BrownMike, 22 June 2005 - 11:40 AM.

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paulcomputerman

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If you have your Windows XP disk, you could be in luck. Boot from the CD and then when prompted to repair or install choose repair.
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Is your System Restore Service running?
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the program window is loading up but it is showing it as not reponding and i cannot see anything, the program window is blank and white.
ill try the win xp disk

Edited by BrownMike, 23 June 2005 - 01:01 AM.

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macten

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Right click My Computer>Manage>expand 'services and applications'>Services

Is the System Restore Service running?
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BrownMike

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it is not running
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macten

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Right click on the service and start it. Make sure it is set to auto start when you boot up. Keep an eye on it to make sure it stays 'started'.....
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turned it on and still nothing, how do i boot windows from disk?
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http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en

before you do that, download and install the above
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BrownMike

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WORKED ty
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gerryf

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yes indeed, we are having a good day today :tazz:
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love you guys :tazz:
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gerryf...I'm wondering about the Windows Script 5.6. I take it System Restore needs that to run. What's it's role? What else does it do?
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well, that's a question we could write a book on!

the windows script engine allows webscripts and sys admin scripts to access or hook into windows functions without writing programs and complex apis

Two of the more common windows functions that will not work if the scripting engine is hosed is windows update and windows restore---which are both actually web based...certain malware programs seem to break the system host. You can restore it by reregistering some dlls sometimes, but it's easier to just redownload the scripting engine and reinstalling, which does the same thing, plus replaces missing files if they were destroyed/corrupted.

That's the short hand version, and probably inadequate and poorly worded :tazz:
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