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cigos

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Gooday fellow Geeks,

I am attempting to use system restore on my Toshiba Laptop which sports the Windows Home Premium system.

However, when I try to set a restore point I get the following dialog box:


There was an unexpected error:

The parameter is incorrect.(0x80070057)

System Restore will now close.



This is new to me and I have no idea of its implications. Can anybody help?


Kind Regards, Cigos
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Try disabling system restore on all drives (this will delete all existing restore-points).

Now restart Windows and re-enable system restore for those drives you wish to be protected.
Now try creating a restore point.
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happyrock

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what phillipcorcoran advises should get restore working but if it doesn't try this...

How to ReInstall System Restore

click on start...control panel... click on Folder Options... Click on View tab

In the advanced Settings put tick next to the Show Hidden Files and Folders Click OK ...

click on My Computer... click on the C: drive ...then the windows folder

Scroll down and click on the inf folder...its a super hidden file so it will look kind of faint..

Right Click on sr.inf... click on Install

You may be asked for the Windows XP CD. if you haven't got a retail copy of the XP CD, point your browser to the i386 folder, locate the inf folder and see if you can install System restore form there...
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Thanks to you both. I have System Restore once again. I used Phillips advice and it was successful.

I was interested in Trusted Techs advice and have recorded it for reference. However, after reaching the Windows then 'inf' entry I
could not find the 'sr.inf' amongst the many folders shown. I will try again. Perhaps my old eyes are not what they were!

Many Thanks again, Best of luck, Cigos
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just a little tip on system restore...if any one of the restore points is bad...they are ALL bad because they are linked and in order for you to use it you have to turn off restore, that clears out all the old restore points, then turn it back on and manually create a new restore point then test it to make sure its working...
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I appreciate all the information and tips and will be keeping them for reference.

One day I will be as wise and all-seeing,too. I hope!

Cigos
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :D
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