Re: System restore isn't working

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 02:20 AM
Hi Videot,

Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in Windows XP.

Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
Click on System in the left pane.
Click the gray title “Source” at the top of the source name column in
the right pane to sort by source name, look for "sr" and "srservice".
Double click on each of these events, then click on the button below
the two arrows in the upper right corner. This will copy the event
information to the clipboard. Paste the information for each of the
two event here. This will help us in diagnosing the problem.
System Restore Failures to restore:

Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User

Videot wrote:
> Since I had been having several problems lately & because
> I know it can't be because of a virus or sypware,(there
> updated ever day) I receded to try 'System Restore'. I
> choose a time which I considered to be from before the
> troubles began but once the system rebooted I got the
> message that the system can't be restored to that
> checkpoint. I choose 3 more dates & all gave the same
> results, that I can't restore the chosen date.
> What's going on? What's the point of this tool unless it
> works? Where does one go from here?
> Could I try reinstalling XP over my existing
> installation? If I did this is the reinstall smart
> enough to know that it shouldn't update using older files
> if I already have a newer one in place?

Re: System restore isn't working