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Exdeus

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Hello.

I recently was just disinfected with certain Spywares, and as a final step I disabled and deleted my previous restore points. I shut my computer down and restarted. I then attempted to restart System Restore by right clicking on My Computer --> Properties --> System Restore --> and checking the box there to reenable it.

I am getting the following error: System Restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drvies. Please restart your machine and try again.

I restarted a good 5 or 6 times and still the same.

I had two HD's, one being partitioned, so I have C: , D: , and E: drives. Plenty of memory on each.

Any ideas as to a fix here folks?

Thanks for any help.

Edited by Exdeus, 25 October 2005 - 03:44 PM.

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try this first.

navigate to c:\windows\inf and look for sr.inf....right click and choose INSTALL

Reboot, see if you can turn it on.
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It says in order to install it that I need the SP2 Windows XP Home cd-rom. I dont have that at the moment, I am at school.

Have to run to a meeting, be back in an hour or so.

Any other way here? I tried pointing the installed to the file in the C:\Windows\Inf folder...but it didnt work
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Okay, I am back. Like I said, it says I need that thing and I don't currently have my XP disk.
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in explorer, go to TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS, VIEW TAB

SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS

look for a folder called SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION

double click and look for any folder that looks like this

_restore{3E81599F-04A8-.................................}

Delete all of them folders *there will be a SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION on each drive, so check them all.

Now, go to START > RUN type
CMD
ENTER

type
chkdsk /r
<enter>

say yes to check disk at next reboot

Reboot.

Take a walk this will take an hour or two.

On reboot, try turning system restore on again
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Same error.

However, when the check disk window booted up, it only took all of about 30 seconds to scan my C: drive. Now, my C: drive is 150gb, and my D: drive is 84GB and my E: drive is 150GB...so that just doesnt seem right.

Also, those folders you told me to look for, they don't exist. I could not find any folder on any hard drive called _restore anything...
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If I just get my Windows XP cd-rom from home and do a repair install, should that fix all of my windows problems?

Also, will that hurt any of the files I have on my PC or will it strictly just repair windows?

Thanks for any more info.
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