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JJJJJ
16-12-2007, 08:10 AM
System Restore will not work.

Have tried four different dates and each gives message "can not restore to this date". No reason given.

Anyone got any idea what may be wrong?

wainuitech
16-12-2007, 08:37 AM
This can be caused by many reasons - one thing to try is using restore in safe mode, just incase some program is "holding" the system from working.
It can also be if you dont have enough disk space for restore to work,damaged restore points. This article here (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsxp/bb264753.aspx), about 2/3rd of the way down under trouble shooting will give lots of answers as well.

You can try looking in the event logs - click start>run type in eventvwr and as the above artice says "Examine event logs for any system restore-related errors that could help you identify the problem"

One item that may people dont know about which has only just arisen since Vista is if you Dual Boot with Vista / XP - when you boot from one OS to the other, it wipes out the restore points - just another "patch" for MS to make I spose ;)