No system restore Tab



Steve
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
I have cleaned a bunch of viruses off a friends computer(well I hope they
are all gone) and now I am trying to turn system restore back on but all the
instructions I find deal with going to the systems restore tab in the
systems menu of the control panel. The problem is there is no systems
restore tab. How can I fix this?

Tom Porterfield
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
On Fri, 27 May 2005 14:06:17 -0600, Steve wrote:

> I have cleaned a bunch of viruses off a friends computer(well I hope they
> are all gone) and now I am trying to turn system restore back on but all the
> instructions I find deal with going to the systems restore tab in the
> systems menu of the control panel. The problem is there is no systems
> restore tab. How can I fix this?

See if it has been disabled with Policy. Run regedit and navigate to
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore. Select that and
look in the right pane to see if there is a DisableConfig value. If there
is delete it. You may need to reboot for the change to be picked up.
--
Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.

Steve
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks, will try that.

"Tom Porterfield" <tpporter@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:9zv2r64qh2m4$.dlg@tpportermvps.org...
> On Fri, 27 May 2005 14:06:17 -0600, Steve wrote:
>
>> I have cleaned a bunch of viruses off a friends computer(well I hope they
>> are all gone) and now I am trying to turn system restore back on but all
>> the
>> instructions I find deal with going to the systems restore tab in the
>> systems menu of the control panel. The problem is there is no systems
>> restore tab. How can I fix this?
>
> See if it has been disabled with Policy. Run regedit and navigate to
> HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore. Select that
> and
> look in the right pane to see if there is a DisableConfig value. If there
> is delete it. You may need to reboot for the change to be picked up.
> --
> Tom Porterfield
> MS-MVP Windows
> http://support.telop.org
>
> Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.

Steve
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
I found it in the registry. It is there and the value is set to zero. Do I
delete the entire key or the value? Thanks.

"Tom Porterfield" <tpporter@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:9zv2r64qh2m4$.dlg@tpportermvps.org...
> On Fri, 27 May 2005 14:06:17 -0600, Steve wrote:
>
>> I have cleaned a bunch of viruses off a friends computer(well I hope they
>> are all gone) and now I am trying to turn system restore back on but all
>> the
>> instructions I find deal with going to the systems restore tab in the
>> systems menu of the control panel. The problem is there is no systems
>> restore tab. How can I fix this?
>
> See if it has been disabled with Policy. Run regedit and navigate to
> HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore. Select that
> and
> look in the right pane to see if there is a DisableConfig value. If there
> is delete it. You may need to reboot for the change to be picked up.
> --
> Tom Porterfield
> MS-MVP Windows
> http://support.telop.org
>
> Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.

Tom Porterfield
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
On Fri, 27 May 2005 14:47:44 -0600, Steve wrote:

> I found it in the registry. It is there and the value is set to zero. Do I
> delete the entire key or the value? Thanks.

Delete the value.
--
Tom Porterfield
MS-MVP Windows
http://support.telop.org

Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.

Steve
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
Thanks, it is now working.

"Tom Porterfield" <tpporter@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:xgpczyeus6tw.dlg@tpportermvps.org...
> On Fri, 27 May 2005 14:47:44 -0600, Steve wrote:
>
>> I found it in the registry. It is there and the value is set to zero.
>> Do I
>> delete the entire key or the value? Thanks.
>
> Delete the value.
> --
> Tom Porterfield
> MS-MVP Windows
> http://support.telop.org
>
> Please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup only.


No system restore Tab