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why isnt system restore working on my windows xp emachine, and how can i fix it without the recovery cd?

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  • Windows XP
  • CD-Rom
  • eMachines
  • Data Recovery
  • System Restore
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November 25, 2013 7:27:39 PM

My emachines EL1200 just stopped working about a week ago. I bought it about 5 or 6 years ago and it was working perfectly until last week. Ive tried system restore and recovery, and I have also tried inputting commands to do them manually but nothing is working. Why isnt system restore working on my windows xp emachine, and how can i fix it without the recovery cd because it didnt come in the box when I purchased it?

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November 25, 2013 7:58:22 PM

The only way to repair System Restore that I know of, is disabling it, > restarting the computer and > enabling it again.

1. I would suggest you disable it from the Control Panel \ System \ System Restore \ remove the check mark from the box.

2. While System Restore is disabled, do virus and malware scans... update your antivirus before scanning and use Malwarebytes Antimalware to search for trojans and other types of malware.

3. Restart the computer and Enable System Restore.
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November 26, 2013 1:50:26 PM

my laptop wont go past the windows recovery error message
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November 26, 2013 1:51:58 PM

my laptop wont go past the windows recovery error screen
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November 26, 2013 6:34:15 PM

If by Recovery you mean it won't go past the Safe Mode options, see if the Last Knows Good configuration option works.

If that doesn't help, download the Hiren's Boot CD or USB, or a Antivirus Live CD... The Hiren's Boot CD/USB includes virus and malware scanners. It also includes other tools from which you can access the Hard Drive so you can run the Disk Checker utility.... open a command prompt window and type: chkdsk c: /r and press Enter. If that doesn't help the computer boot, the Hirens CD also includes tools you can use to run a MBR fix and a FixBoot... if nothing of this helps, run the Registry Restore Wizard to restore the Windows registry to a date before the problem started.

System Restore will probably not work again so it may be a good idea to delete the SR folder (C:\System Volume Information) from the Hirens Boot CD before running a virus scan... this helps to delete even viruses that may hide in the System Restore folder and come back afterwards... and since the only way to make System Restore work again is disabling it which deletes the SVI folder, there's no point in trying to keep the SR points that won't be usefull. You can also go online from the Hiren's Boot CD and do an Online Virus Scan.

If everything fails, a repair-installation will have to be done.
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