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May 27, 2013 8:58:59 AM

I'm trying system restore on my laptop and was wondering how long that takes .it's been going for a half hour sounds like it's working but it doesn't change. It says files and settings are being restored. But a half hr? And still going?

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May 27, 2013 9:07:53 AM

Laptops have notoriously slow hard drives to save battery.
I might give it a couple of hours before pulling the plug.
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May 27, 2013 9:08:03 AM

Depends on how much changed between the time of you creating the system restore and what you did after. Usually system restore doesn't take that long though. I would obviously seriously advise against shutting down the system. For me a system restore usually only takes about 2 minutes.

Feel free to come back in a couple of hours and tell us if its done anything.
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May 27, 2013 9:12:51 AM

I did a FULL Manufacturer System Restore using 2 DVD discs on AMD Dual Core, 3 GB of ram. It took 6 hours.



Yes..... Face palm.
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May 27, 2013 9:16:51 AM

There are two types of system restore.
1. restore to a previous checkpoint.
2. Recover from a backup like an external dvd. That will take a long time.
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