System Restore Problem



SteveB
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
Rik Bean Wrote:
> Mmm. At this point I can't think of anything that would cause the
> problem you are having. You might want to have a look at these links:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/7j1f
> http://tinyurl.com/80wr
>
> I assume you are logged in as an administrator?

One of the possible causes listed on Microsoft's page was that restore
points may be deleted if disk space runs low. While my free space at
the moment is around 9gb in total, this has fallen to about 200mb on my
secondary drive in the past. While this does not explain why I am still
having problems, it may have caused the initial trouble. I'll keep a
close eye on it in the future.

Thank you very much for your help though. Even if my original problem
wasn't solved, at least I now know how to back up my registry! Thanks
again.
Steve.


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SteveB

Rik Bean
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
SteveB Wrote:
> One of the possible causes listed on Microsoft's page was that restore
> points may be deleted if disk space runs low. While my free space at
> the moment is around 9gb in total, this has fallen to about 200mb on my
> secondary drive in the past. While this does not explain why I am still
> having problems, it may have caused the initial trouble. I'll keep a
> close eye on it in the future.
>
> Thank you very much for your help though. Even if my original problem
> wasn't solved, at least I now know how to back up my registry! Thanks
> again.
> Steve.

Just musing aloud here, Steve, but since the system restores all
monitored drives rather than selected ones, it might be that the number
of restore points is limited by the drive with the smallest amount of
free space, if you see what I mean. Fwiw, I partition my HD to provide
a C (system) drive, D (apps) drive and E (data) drive. I only have
restore running on C & D. By keeping all data on a separate partition,
backing up is easier. Similarly, putting software on D ensures that the
Windows drive always has plenty of headroom.

Sorry I couldn't give you a direct answer, but you may have found it
yourself - time will tell.


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Rik Bean


System Restore Problem