System Restore corrupt

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Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost no SR points. There
was just one on the 3rd May. In previous months it had been OK, about one SR
point every couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found I had
3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good. Maybe my SR is
corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it?
TIA
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    In news:etLiIYhXFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    Ben Stevenson <nospam@firestorml.com> typed:

    > Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost no SR
    > points.
    > There was just one on the 3rd May. In previous months it had
    > been OK,
    > about one SR point every couple of days automatically. Went to
    > look
    > in and found I had
    > 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good. Maybe my
    > SR is
    > corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it?


    Turn it off (which will delete all the existing restore points),
    then turn it back on again.

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi,

    Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in Windows XP.
    Please post the event information from Event Viewer as suggested in
    the page below along with any other error message generated by System
    Restore. This will help us in diagnosing the problem.

    System Restore Failures to restore:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

    System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/


    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost
    > no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    > previous months it had been OK, about one SR point every
    > couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found I
    > had
    > 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    > Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it?
    > TIA
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks for your response.
    Yours would be the quick solution no doubt, but i thought of going along
    with Bert's solution first to see and find out the underlying problems, and
    in the process learn quite a bit more about SR.
    Thanks

    "Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
    news:OjGqDjhXFHA.1404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > In news:etLiIYhXFHA.3716@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > Ben Stevenson <nospam@firestorml.com> typed:
    >
    > > Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost no SR
    > > points.
    > > There was just one on the 3rd May. In previous months it had
    > > been OK,
    > > about one SR point every couple of days automatically. Went to
    > > look
    > > in and found I had
    > > 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good. Maybe my
    > > SR is
    > > corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it?
    >
    >
    > Turn it off (which will delete all the existing restore points),
    > then turn it back on again.
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    > Please reply to the newsgroup
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks for your response.
    Went ahead with your first solution:
    System Restore Failures to restore:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

    and tried the following:
    a.. Use the Event Viewer to investigate System Restore service errors. To do
    this, follow these steps:
    a.. Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
    b.. Click the Source tab to sort by name, look for "sr" and "srservice."
    Double-click each of these services, and evaluate the event description for
    any indication of the cause of the problem. Make note of the Description,
    EventID and Source of these Event Properties that show an Error or Warning.
    I do not see any Source Tab at Event Viewer.
    Under "Name" I see Antivirus, Application. Security, System. Just four of
    them.
    The same four headings are seen in the left pane. No "sr". Need more help.

    By the way, went back to look at the restore points and found that the 3rd
    May one had disappeared.

    Thanks


    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:ejoGV$lXFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in Windows XP.
    > Please post the event information from Event Viewer as suggested in
    > the page below along with any other error message generated by System
    > Restore. This will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    >
    > System Restore Failures to restore:
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >
    > System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://dts-l.org/
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost
    > > no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    > > previous months it had been OK, about one SR point every
    > > couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found I
    > > had
    > > 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    > > Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it?
    > > TIA
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > Thanks for your response.
    > Went ahead with your first solution:
    > System Restore Failures to restore:
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >
    > and tried the following:
    > a.. Use the Event Viewer to investigate System Restore
    > service errors. To do this, follow these steps:
    > a.. Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press
    > enter. b.. Click the Source tab to sort by name, look
    > for "sr" and "srservice." Double-click each of these
    > services, and evaluate the event description for any
    > indication of the cause of the problem. Make note of the
    > Description, EventID and Source of these Event Properties
    > that show an Error or Warning.

    < I do not see any Source Tab at Event Viewer.

    In the right pane of Event Viewer at the top of the columns are names
    in gray. One is Source. Click on it to sort the column. This makes the
    event easer to find.

    > Under "Name" I see Antivirus, Application. Security, System.

    Click on each or these and use the sort methord above and look for
    "sr" and "srservice".

    < Just four of them. The same four headings are seen in the left pane.
    No "sr". Need more help.
    >
    > By the way, went back to look at the restore points and
    > found that the 3rd May one had disappeared.

    I would suggest reducing the amount of disk space used by System
    Restore to just under 1gb for now.

    We will also have to rule out virus/malware infection.
    Here is a combination of utilities that I have found that works very
    well in the removal and prevention of virus infection, spyware,
    parasites, malware and the like.
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html

    On the following page download the first two scripts and let me know
    if they report the default settings.


    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/


    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    > "Bert Kinney" wrote
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in
    >> Windows XP. Please post the event information from Event
    >> Viewer as suggested in the page below along with any
    >> other error message generated by System Restore. This
    >> will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    >>
    >> System Restore Failures to restore:
    >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >>
    >> System Restore fails to create an automatic restore
    >> point: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >> http://dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>> Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost
    >>> no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    >>> previous months it had been OK, about one SR point every
    >>> couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found
    >>> I had 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    >>> Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it? TIA
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks for your continued help and patience. My replies as below:

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eEAdBOoXFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > Thanks for your response.
    > > Went ahead with your first solution:
    > > System Restore Failures to restore:
    > > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    > >
    > > and tried the following:
    > > a.. Use the Event Viewer to investigate System Restore
    > > service errors. To do this, follow these steps:
    > > a.. Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press
    > > enter. b.. Click the Source tab to sort by name, look
    > > for "sr" and "srservice." Double-click each of these
    > > services, and evaluate the event description for any
    > > indication of the cause of the problem. Make note of the
    > > Description, EventID and Source of these Event Properties
    > > that show an Error or Warning.
    >
    > < I do not see any Source Tab at Event Viewer.
    >
    > In the right pane of Event Viewer at the top of the columns are names
    > in gray. One is Source. Click on it to sort the column. This makes the
    > event easer to find.

    Still could not find the "Source" tab, so had to play around a bit. In the
    right pane, under "Name" are the four items as previously mentioned. If I
    double click any of these items, the new box appears, and "Source" appears
    as the fourth column. Maybe your instructions are as per XP Professional.
    Mine is XP Home. I am just guessing.

    "srservice" appeared as a single item under System on 5/3/2005 and under
    "Name" it was not an error of any sort but Application.

    > > Under "Name" I see Antivirus, Application. Security, System.
    >
    > Click on each or these and use the sort methord above and look for
    > "sr" and "srservice".
    >
    > < Just four of them. The same four headings are seen in the left pane.
    > No "sr". Need more help.
    > >
    > > By the way, went back to look at the restore points and
    > > found that the 3rd May one had disappeared.
    >
    > I would suggest reducing the amount of disk space used by System
    > Restore to just under 1gb for now.

    Have done that to 1.1GB. The next stop is too low.
    >
    > We will also have to rule out virus/malware infection.
    > Here is a combination of utilities that I have found that works very
    > well in the removal and prevention of virus infection, spyware,
    > parasites, malware and the like.
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html

    I am OK on Spywares and Malwares. I have and use regularly, Ad-aware,
    Spybot, SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard. My anti-virus is the reliable
    Avast, and occassionally I also use the online scanners. No real problems
    there. My Kerio firewall has served me well.

    > On the following page download the first two scripts and let me know
    > if they report the default settings.

    Your link above has only one page. There is no following page.

    My computer is dodgy and a bit unstable. Perhaps you maybe aware of some
    free diagnostics programs that I could download and use. Norton had good
    ones, but I had to uninstall Norton Systemsworks as it was destabilizing my
    System. XP Home only has CHKDSK which is quite insufficient.
    Thanks

    > >
    > >
    > > "Bert Kinney" wrote
    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in
    > >> Windows XP. Please post the event information from Event
    > >> Viewer as suggested in the page below along with any
    > >> other error message generated by System Restore. This
    > >> will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    > >>
    > >> System Restore Failures to restore:
    > >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    > >>
    > >> System Restore fails to create an automatic restore
    > >> point: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Regards,
    > >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > >> http://dts-l.org/
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > >>> Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost
    > >>> no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    > >>> previous months it had been OK, about one SR point every
    > >>> couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found
    > >>> I had 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    > >>> Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it? TIA
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > Thanks for your continued help and patience. My replies
    >>> Went ahead with your first solution:
    >>> System Restore Failures to restore:
    >>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >>>
    >>> and tried the following:
    >>> a.. Use the Event Viewer to investigate System Restore
    >>> service errors. To do this, follow these steps:
    >>> a.. Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press
    >>> enter. b.. Click the Source tab to sort by name, look
    >>> for "sr" and "srservice." Double-click each of these
    >>> services, and evaluate the event description for any
    >>> indication of the cause of the problem. Make note of the
    >>> Description, EventID and Source of these Event
    >>> Properties that show an Error or Warning.
    >>
    >> < I do not see any Source Tab at Event Viewer.
    >>
    >> In the right pane of Event Viewer at the top of the
    >> columns are names in gray. One is Source. Click on it to
    >> sort the column. This makes the event easer to find.
    >
    > Still could not find the "Source" tab, so had to play
    > around a bit. In the right pane, under "Name" are the
    > four items as previously mentioned. If I double click any
    > of these items, the new box appears, and "Source" appears
    > as the fourth column. Maybe your instructions are as per
    > XP Professional. Mine is XP Home. I am just guessing.
    >
    > "srservice" appeared as a single item under System on
    > 5/3/2005 and under "Name" it was not an error of any sort but
    > Application.

    I should have added clicking on System in the left pane. I have added
    it to the instructions.
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/source.html

    >
    >>> Under "Name" I see Antivirus, Application. Security,
    >>> System.
    >>
    >> Click on each or these and use the sort methord above
    >> and look for "sr" and "srservice".
    >>
    >> < Just four of them. The same four headings are seen in
    >> the left pane. No "sr". Need more help.
    >>>
    >>> By the way, went back to look at the restore points and
    >>> found that the 3rd May one had disappeared.
    >>
    >> I would suggest reducing the amount of disk space used
    >> by System Restore to just under 1gb for now.
    >
    > Have done that to 1.1GB. The next stop is too low.

    Good.

    >>
    >> We will also have to rule out virus/malware infection.
    >> Here is a combination of utilities that I have found
    >> that works very well in the removal and prevention of
    >> virus infection, spyware, parasites, malware and the
    >> like. http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html
    >
    > I am OK on Spywares and Malwares. I have and use
    > regularly, Ad-aware, Spybot, SpywareBlaster and
    > SpywareGuard. My anti-virus is the reliable Avast, and
    > occassionally I also use the online scanners. No real
    > problems there. My Kerio firewall has served me well.
    >
    >> On the following page download the first two scripts and
    >> let me know if they report the default settings.
    >
    > Your link above has only one page. There is no following page.

    On the following page download and run the following:
    XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html

    > My computer is dodgy and a bit unstable. Perhaps you
    > maybe aware of some free diagnostics programs that I
    > could download and use. Norton had good ones, but I had
    > to uninstall Norton Systemsworks as it was destabilizing
    > my System. XP Home only has CHKDSK which is quite
    > insufficient.

    Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process that may taking
    up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process Explorer
    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml


    > Thanks
    >
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Bert Kinney" wrote
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore
    >>>> in Windows XP. Please post the event information from
    >>>> Event Viewer as suggested in the page below along with
    >>>> any other error message generated by System Restore.
    >>>> This will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    >>>>
    >>>> System Restore Failures to restore:
    >>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >>>>
    >>>> System Restore fails to create an automatic restore
    >>>> point: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Regards,
    >>>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>>> http://dts-l.org/
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>>> Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had
    >>>>> almost
    >>>>> no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    >>>>> previous months it had been OK, about one SR point
    >>>>> every couple of days automatically. Went to look in
    >>>>> and found
    >>>>> I had 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be
    >>>>> good. Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up
    >>>>> or redo it? TIA
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Just reading all your helpful hints and just checked my restore points.

    I noticed that my system is monitoring Presario_RP (D)...

    Should I turn this off?

    Thanks.
    Helen

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:ejoGV$lXFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in Windows XP.
    > Please post the event information from Event Viewer as suggested in
    > the page below along with any other error message generated by System
    > Restore. This will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    >
    > System Restore Failures to restore:
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >
    > System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://dts-l.org/
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost
    > > no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    > > previous months it had been OK, about one SR point every
    > > couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found I
    > > had
    > > 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    > > Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo it?
    > > TIA
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Helen,


    As far as I can tell, Presario_RP D:\ is the Compaq Recovery
    Partition. This is what Compaq offers rather than a CD. Cheap! And no,
    I see no reason to have System Restore monitor it.

    How to disable a monitored drive:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/drivedisable.html

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/

    Gaga6 wrote:
    > Just reading all your helpful hints and just checked my
    > restore points.
    >
    > I noticed that my system is monitoring Presario_RP (D)...
    >
    > Should I turn this off?
    >
    > Thanks.
    > Helen
    >
    > "Bert Kinney" wrote
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in
    >> Windows XP. Please post the event information from Event
    >> Viewer as suggested in the page below along with any
    >> other error message generated by System Restore. This
    >> will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    >>
    >> System Restore Failures to restore:
    >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >>
    >> System Restore fails to create an automatic restore
    >> point: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >> http://dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>> Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost
    >>> no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    >>> previous months it had been OK, about one SR point every
    >>> couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found
    >>> I had
    >>> 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    >>> Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo
    >>> it? TIA
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Thanks. After reading all your posts, that's what I figured. I'll disable
    it now. If I knew then what I know now about buying computers, I sure would
    make sure I got the cd's. Live and learn...

    Helen

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:O9wHGeAYFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Helen,
    >
    >
    > As far as I can tell, Presario_RP D:\ is the Compaq Recovery
    > Partition. This is what Compaq offers rather than a CD. Cheap! And no,
    > I see no reason to have System Restore monitor it.
    >
    > How to disable a monitored drive:
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/drivedisable.html
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://dts-l.org/
    >
    > Gaga6 wrote:
    > > Just reading all your helpful hints and just checked my
    > > restore points.
    > >
    > > I noticed that my system is monitoring Presario_RP (D)...
    > >
    > > Should I turn this off?
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > > Helen
    > >
    > > "Bert Kinney" wrote
    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore in
    > >> Windows XP. Please post the event information from Event
    > >> Viewer as suggested in the page below along with any
    > >> other error message generated by System Restore. This
    > >> will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    > >>
    > >> System Restore Failures to restore:
    > >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    > >>
    > >> System Restore fails to create an automatic restore
    > >> point: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Regards,
    > >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > >> http://dts-l.org/
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > >>> Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had almost
    > >>> no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    > >>> previous months it had been OK, about one SR point every
    > >>> couple of days automatically. Went to look in and found
    > >>> I had
    > >>> 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    > >>> Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo
    > >>> it? TIA
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    You're welcome Helen.

    If I didn't learn something new every day, I would be disappointed!
    <g>

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/

    Gaga6 wrote:
    > Thanks. After reading all your posts, that's what I
    > figured. I'll disable it now. If I knew then what I
    > know now about buying computers, I sure would make sure I
    > got the cd's. Live and learn...
    >
    > Helen
    >
    > "Bert Kinney" wrote
    >> Hi Helen,
    >>
    >>
    >> As far as I can tell, Presario_RP D:\ is the Compaq
    >> Recovery Partition. This is what Compaq offers rather
    >> than a CD. Cheap! And no, I see no reason to have System
    >> Restore monitor it.
    >>
    >> How to disable a monitored drive:
    >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/drivedisable.html
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >> http://dts-l.org/
    >>
    >> Gaga6 wrote:
    >>> Just reading all your helpful hints and just checked my
    >>> restore points.
    >>>
    >>> I noticed that my system is monitoring Presario_RP
    >>> (D)...
    >>>
    >>> Should I turn this off?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> Helen
    >>>
    >>> "Bert Kinney" wrote
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore
    >>>> in Windows XP. Please post the event information from
    >>>> Event Viewer as suggested in the page below along with
    >>>> any other error message generated by System Restore.
    >>>> This will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    >>>>
    >>>> System Restore Failures to restore:
    >>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    >>>>
    >>>> System Restore fails to create an automatic restore
    >>>> point: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Regards,
    >>>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>>> http://dts-l.org/
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>>> Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had
    >>>>> almost no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd
    >>>>> May. In previous months it had been OK, about one SR
    >>>>> point every couple of days automatically. Went to
    >>>>> look in and found I had
    >>>>> 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be good.
    >>>>> Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up or redo
    >>>>> it? TIA
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today from an urgent trip.

    > On the following page download and run the following:
    > XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    > XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html

    Have done that.
    On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that way or change it later?
    On "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same question. The SR points will be done for
    90 days. What happens after 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I change it?

    Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process that may taking
    > up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process Explorer
    > http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

    All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows Task Manager too.

    Thanks

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:uo8VbO9XFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > Thanks for your continued help and patience. My replies
    > >>> Went ahead with your first solution:
    > >>> System Restore Failures to restore:
    > >>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    > >>>
    > >>> and tried the following:
    > >>> a.. Use the Event Viewer to investigate System Restore
    > >>> service errors. To do this, follow these steps:
    > >>> a.. Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press
    > >>> enter. b.. Click the Source tab to sort by name, look
    > >>> for "sr" and "srservice." Double-click each of these
    > >>> services, and evaluate the event description for any
    > >>> indication of the cause of the problem. Make note of the
    > >>> Description, EventID and Source of these Event
    > >>> Properties that show an Error or Warning.
    > >>
    > >> < I do not see any Source Tab at Event Viewer.
    > >>
    > >> In the right pane of Event Viewer at the top of the
    > >> columns are names in gray. One is Source. Click on it to
    > >> sort the column. This makes the event easer to find.
    > >
    > > Still could not find the "Source" tab, so had to play
    > > around a bit. In the right pane, under "Name" are the
    > > four items as previously mentioned. If I double click any
    > > of these items, the new box appears, and "Source" appears
    > > as the fourth column. Maybe your instructions are as per
    > > XP Professional. Mine is XP Home. I am just guessing.
    > >
    > > "srservice" appeared as a single item under System on
    > > 5/3/2005 and under "Name" it was not an error of any sort but
    > > Application.
    >
    > I should have added clicking on System in the left pane. I have added
    > it to the instructions.
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/source.html
    >
    > >
    > >>> Under "Name" I see Antivirus, Application. Security,
    > >>> System.
    > >>
    > >> Click on each or these and use the sort methord above
    > >> and look for "sr" and "srservice".
    > >>
    > >> < Just four of them. The same four headings are seen in
    > >> the left pane. No "sr". Need more help.
    > >>>
    > >>> By the way, went back to look at the restore points and
    > >>> found that the 3rd May one had disappeared.
    > >>
    > >> I would suggest reducing the amount of disk space used
    > >> by System Restore to just under 1gb for now.
    > >
    > > Have done that to 1.1GB. The next stop is too low.
    >
    > Good.
    >
    > >>
    > >> We will also have to rule out virus/malware infection.
    > >> Here is a combination of utilities that I have found
    > >> that works very well in the removal and prevention of
    > >> virus infection, spyware, parasites, malware and the
    > >> like. http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html
    > >
    > > I am OK on Spywares and Malwares. I have and use
    > > regularly, Ad-aware, Spybot, SpywareBlaster and
    > > SpywareGuard. My anti-virus is the reliable Avast, and
    > > occassionally I also use the online scanners. No real
    > > problems there. My Kerio firewall has served me well.
    > >
    > >> On the following page download the first two scripts and
    > >> let me know if they report the default settings.
    > >
    > > Your link above has only one page. There is no following page.
    >
    > On the following page download and run the following:
    > XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    > XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    >
    > > My computer is dodgy and a bit unstable. Perhaps you
    > > maybe aware of some free diagnostics programs that I
    > > could download and use. Norton had good ones, but I had
    > > to uninstall Norton Systemsworks as it was destabilizing
    > > my System. XP Home only has CHKDSK which is quite
    > > insufficient.
    >
    > Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process that may taking
    > up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process Explorer
    > http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    >
    >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> "Bert Kinney" wrote
    > >>>> Hi,
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Here are some troubleshooting tips for System Restore
    > >>>> in Windows XP. Please post the event information from
    > >>>> Event Viewer as suggested in the page below along with
    > >>>> any other error message generated by System Restore.
    > >>>> This will help us in diagnosing the problem.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> System Restore Failures to restore:
    > >>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    > >>>>
    > >>>> System Restore fails to create an automatic restore
    > >>>> point: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
    > >>>>
    > >>>> --
    > >>>> Regards,
    > >>>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > >>>> http://dts-l.org/
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > >>>>> Wanted to do a SR today and found out that I had
    > >>>>> almost
    > >>>>> no SR points. There was just one on the 3rd May. In
    > >>>>> previous months it had been OK, about one SR point
    > >>>>> every couple of days automatically. Went to look in
    > >>>>> and found
    > >>>>> I had 3.8GB of space allocated to SR, which should be
    > >>>>> good. Maybe my SR is corrupt. How can I clean it up
    > >>>>> or redo it? TIA
    >
    >
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see if that has any
    affect.

    Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so update to the
    latest version.

    Is Norton System Works installed?

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/


    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today from an
    > urgent trip.
    >
    >> On the following page download and run the following:
    >> XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    >> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    >
    > Have done that.
    > On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    > SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that way
    > or change it later? On "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same
    > question. The SR points will be done for 90 days. What
    > happens after 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I change it?
    >
    > Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    > that may taking
    >> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    >> Explorer
    >> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    >
    > All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows Task
    > Manager too.
    >
    > Thanks
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:OerDjKHZFHA.164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see if that has any
    > affect.

    Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at System Restore, and all the
    previous points were gone. There were zero points. Is something wrong? So
    set up a manual point just now, just in case if needed.

    > Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so update to the
    > latest version.

    No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends told me it gives
    problems. What do you think? If you recommend it, I'll install it.

    > Is Norton System Works installed?

    No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all the problems it gave.

    > --
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://dts-l.org/
    >
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today from an
    > > urgent trip.
    > >
    > >> On the following page download and run the following:
    > >> XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    > >> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    > >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    > >
    > > Have done that.
    > > On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    > > SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that way
    > > or change it later? On "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same
    > > question. The SR points will be done for 90 days. What
    > > happens after 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I change it?
    > >
    > > Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    > > that may taking
    > >> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    > >> Explorer
    > >> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    > >
    > > All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows Task
    > > Manager too.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    >
    >
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >> Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see
    >> if that has any affect.
    >
    > Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at System
    > Restore, and all the previous points were gone. There
    > were zero points. Is something wrong?

    Yes, there should be at least a couple of weeks stored up.

    > So set up a manual point just now, just in case if needed.
    >
    >> Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so
    >> update to the latest version.
    >
    > No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends told
    > me it gives problems. What do you think? If you recommend
    > it, I'll install it.

    If you find a need for it, it's OK to install. You will want to go
    into Tools - Preferences and uncheck everything under Automatic
    Services. Do the same for Connection - Internet / Privacy. And don't
    let RP run at startup.

    >> Is Norton System Works installed?
    >
    > No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all the
    > problems it gave.

    Good

    >
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >> http://dts-l.org/
    >>
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>> Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today from
    >>> an urgent trip.
    >>>
    >>>> On the following page download and run the following:
    >>>> XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    >>>> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    >>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    >>>
    >>> Have done that.
    >>> On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    >>> SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that way
    >>> or change it later? On "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same
    >>> question. The SR points will be done for 90 days. What
    >>> happens after 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I
    >>> change it?
    >>>
    >>> Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    >>> that may taking
    >>>> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    >>>> Explorer
    >>>> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    >>>
    >>> All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows
    >>> Task Manager too.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
  16. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Bert

    Checked today. There are no Restore points except for the one manually made
    on June 1st.

    Would it be OK if I went ahead and did Ken Blake's suggestion of May 21st?
    I would like to try that.
    Thanks.

    "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
    news:eO1n2ZgZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:OerDjKHZFHA.164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > > Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see if that has any
    > > affect.
    >
    > Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at System Restore, and all
    the
    > previous points were gone. There were zero points. Is something wrong? So
    > set up a manual point just now, just in case if needed.
    >
    > > Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so update to the
    > > latest version.
    >
    > No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends told me it gives
    > problems. What do you think? If you recommend it, I'll install it.
    >
    > > Is Norton System Works installed?
    >
    > No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all the problems it gave.
    >
    > > --
    > > Regards,
    > > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > > http://dts-l.org/
    > >
    > >
    > > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > > Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today from an
    > > > urgent trip.
    > > >
    > > >> On the following page download and run the following:
    > > >> XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    > > >> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    > > >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    > > >
    > > > Have done that.
    > > > On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    > > > SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that way
    > > > or change it later? On "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same
    > > > question. The SR points will be done for 90 days. What
    > > > happens after 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I change it?
    > > >
    > > > Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    > > > that may taking
    > > >> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    > > >> Explorer
    > > >> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    > > >
    > > > All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows Task
    > > > Manager too.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  17. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Ben,

    See my reply to your previous post also.

    Well this indicates that the restore points are not be deleted. Just
    not automatically created. Is this correct?

    Remember that automatic restore points are only created during idle
    time; for example, when there is no mouse, keyboard, or disk i/o
    activity. If the system is in use the entire time it is turned on,
    then turned off, an automatic restore point will NOT be created.

    When you run Process Explorer, how much idle time is there?

    I don't think turning SR off then on again will help this problem. You
    may want to reinstall SR instead. Either one of these process will
    purge all existing restore points.
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#ReinstallSR


    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/

    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > Hi Bert
    >
    > Checked today. There are no Restore points except for the
    > one manually made on June 1st.
    >
    > Would it be OK if I went ahead and did Ken Blake's
    > suggestion of May 21st? I would like to try that.
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
    > news:eO1n2ZgZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    >> news:OerDjKHZFHA.164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>> Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see
    >>> if that has any affect.
    >>
    >> Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at System
    >> Restore, and all the previous points were gone. There
    >> were zero points. Is something wrong? So set up a manual
    >> point just now, just in case if needed.
    >>
    >>> Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so
    >>> update to the latest version.
    >>
    >> No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends told
    >> me it gives problems. What do you think? If you
    >> recommend it, I'll install it.
    >>
    >>> Is Norton System Works installed?
    >>
    >> No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all the
    >> problems it gave.
    >>
    >>> --
    >>> Regards,
    >>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>> http://dts-l.org/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>> Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today from
    >>>> an urgent trip.
    >>>>
    >>>>> On the following page download and run the following:
    >>>>> XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    >>>>> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    >>>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    >>>>
    >>>> Have done that.
    >>>> On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    >>>> SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that way
    >>>> or change it later? On "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same
    >>>> question. The SR points will be done for 90 days. What
    >>>> happens after 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I
    >>>> change it?
    >>>>
    >>>> Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    >>>> that may taking
    >>>>> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    >>>>> Explorer
    >>>>> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    >>>>
    >>>> All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows
    >>>> Task Manager too.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks
  18. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:un$oJORaFHA.2984@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Ben,
    >
    > See my reply to your previous post also.
    >
    > Well this indicates that the restore points are not be deleted. Just
    > not automatically created. Is this correct?

    The previous ones that I had, had been deleted by the system somehow. And no
    new ones were created. I had manually created one point on the 1st June, and
    it is still the only one there/

    > Remember that automatic restore points are only created during idle
    > time; for example, when there is no mouse, keyboard, or disk i/o
    > activity. If the system is in use the entire time it is turned on,
    > then turned off, an automatic restore point will NOT be created.

    Yes I know that. The manual one I created, I left the computer for 10 mins
    for it to be created. Moreover, I hardly ever switch off my computer. I just
    walk away when finished, and it is configured to go into Standby in 20 mins
    if not used, and restore points were always created before this problem came
    up.

    > When you run Process Explorer, how much idle time is there?

    Its about 98% when I stop using applications for a while.

    > I don't think turning SR off then on again will help this problem. You
    > may want to reinstall SR instead. Either one of these process will
    > purge all existing restore points.
    > http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#ReinstallSR

    Went thru it all. There's so much there and I don't really know what to do.
    Could you please put it in a nutshell what I have to do?
    Thanks

    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > Hi Bert
    > >
    > > Checked today. There are no Restore points except for the
    > > one manually made on June 1st.
    > >
    > > Would it be OK if I went ahead and did Ken Blake's
    > > suggestion of May 21st? I would like to try that.
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > > "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
    > > news:eO1n2ZgZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > >>
    > >> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > >> news:OerDjKHZFHA.164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >>> Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see
    > >>> if that has any affect.
    > >>
    > >> Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at System
    > >> Restore, and all the previous points were gone. There
    > >> were zero points. Is something wrong? So set up a manual
    > >> point just now, just in case if needed.
    > >>
    > >>> Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so
    > >>> update to the latest version.
    > >>
    > >> No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends told
    > >> me it gives problems. What do you think? If you
    > >> recommend it, I'll install it.
    > >>
    > >>> Is Norton System Works installed?
    > >>
    > >> No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all the
    > >> problems it gave.
    > >>
    > >>> --
    > >>> Regards,
    > >>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > >>> http://dts-l.org/
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > >>>> Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today from
    > >>>> an urgent trip.
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> On the following page download and run the following:
    > >>>>> XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    > >>>>> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    > >>>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Have done that.
    > >>>> On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    > >>>> SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that way
    > >>>> or change it later? On "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same
    > >>>> question. The SR points will be done for 90 days. What
    > >>>> happens after 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I
    > >>>> change it?
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    > >>>> that may taking
    > >>>>> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    > >>>>> Explorer
    > >>>>> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    > >>>>
    > >>>> All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows
    > >>>> Task Manager too.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Thanks
    >
    >
  19. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Ben,

    Here are the instructions on how to reinstall System Restore.

    1. Open Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab, select "Show hidden
    files and folders" and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types",
    click OK.

    2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\Windows\inf folder.

    3. Find the sr.inf file, right click on it and select Install.

    If you run into difficulty, let me know at what step.

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/

    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:un$oJORaFHA.2984@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi Ben,
    >>
    >> See my reply to your previous post also.
    >>
    >> Well this indicates that the restore points are not be
    >> deleted. Just not automatically created. Is this correct?
    >
    > The previous ones that I had, had been deleted by the
    > system somehow. And no new ones were created. I had
    > manually created one point on the 1st June, and it is
    > still the only one there/
    >
    >> Remember that automatic restore points are only created
    >> during idle time; for example, when there is no mouse,
    >> keyboard, or disk i/o activity. If the system is in use
    >> the entire time it is turned on, then turned off, an
    >> automatic restore point will NOT be created.
    >
    > Yes I know that. The manual one I created, I left the
    > computer for 10 mins for it to be created. Moreover, I
    > hardly ever switch off my computer. I just walk away when
    > finished, and it is configured to go into Standby in 20
    > mins if not used, and restore points were always created
    > before this problem came up.
    >
    >> When you run Process Explorer, how much idle time is
    >> there?
    >
    > Its about 98% when I stop using applications for a while.
    >
    >> I don't think turning SR off then on again will help
    >> this problem. You may want to reinstall SR instead.
    >> Either one of these process will purge all existing
    >> restore points.
    >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#ReinstallSR
    >
    > Went thru it all. There's so much there and I don't
    > really know what to do. Could you please put it in a
    > nutshell what I have to do?
    > Thanks
    >
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>> Hi Bert
    >>>
    >>> Checked today. There are no Restore points except for
    >>> the one manually made on June 1st.
    >>>
    >>> Would it be OK if I went ahead and did Ken Blake's
    >>> suggestion of May 21st? I would like to try that.
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:eO1n2ZgZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    >>>> news:OerDjKHZFHA.164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see
    >>>>> if that has any affect.
    >>>>
    >>>> Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at System
    >>>> Restore, and all the previous points were gone. There
    >>>> were zero points. Is something wrong? So set up a
    >>>> manual point just now, just in case if needed.
    >>>>
    >>>>> Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so
    >>>>> update to the latest version.
    >>>>
    >>>> No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends
    >>>> told me it gives problems. What do you think? If you
    >>>> recommend it, I'll install it.
    >>>>
    >>>>> Is Norton System Works installed?
    >>>>
    >>>> No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all
    >>>> the problems it gave.
    >>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Regards,
    >>>>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>>>> http://dts-l.org/
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>>>> Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today
    >>>>>> from an urgent trip.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On the following page download and run the
    >>>>>>> following: XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    >>>>>>> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    >>>>>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Have done that.
    >>>>>> On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    >>>>>> SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that
    >>>>>> way or change it later? On
    >>>>>> "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same question. The SR
    >>>>>> points will be done for 90 days. What happens after
    >>>>>> 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I change it?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    >>>>>> that may taking
    >>>>>>> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    >>>>>>> Explorer
    >>>>>>> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows
    >>>>>> Task Manager too.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks
  20. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Hi Bert

    Sorry for the delay. Had difficulties to accomplish your procedure. Did some
    emails with the manufacturer-NEC- who was of no help.
    > 3. Find the sr.inf file, right click on it and select Install.
    "Did that and got the pop-up box:
    Files needed
    The file 'sr.sys' on Windows XP Home Service Pack 1 CD is needed.
    Type the path where the file is located and then click OK.
    Copy files from
    C\Windows\inf\i386 "

    Put in the CD and clicked on the D drive (CD Drive), nothing happened.
    Looked for the sr.sys file in the CD, and got the pop-up box:
    File not found.
    Please verify the correct file name give.

    The manufacturer informed that my computer came with XP Home pre-installed,
    so I have a Recovery CD. Beyond that he was vague and of not much help.

    You think I can still do it with the Recovery CD?
    Thanks

    "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    news:uxVB2aqaFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Ben,
    >
    > Here are the instructions on how to reinstall System Restore.
    >
    > 1. Open Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab, select "Show hidden
    > files and folders" and uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types",
    > click OK.
    >
    > 2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\Windows\inf folder.
    >
    > 3. Find the sr.inf file, right click on it and select Install.
    >
    > If you run into difficulty, let me know at what step.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > http://dts-l.org/
    >
    > Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > > "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > > news:un$oJORaFHA.2984@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    > >> Hi Ben,
    > >>
    > >> See my reply to your previous post also.
    > >>
    > >> Well this indicates that the restore points are not be
    > >> deleted. Just not automatically created. Is this correct?
    > >
    > > The previous ones that I had, had been deleted by the
    > > system somehow. And no new ones were created. I had
    > > manually created one point on the 1st June, and it is
    > > still the only one there/
    > >
    > >> Remember that automatic restore points are only created
    > >> during idle time; for example, when there is no mouse,
    > >> keyboard, or disk i/o activity. If the system is in use
    > >> the entire time it is turned on, then turned off, an
    > >> automatic restore point will NOT be created.
    > >
    > > Yes I know that. The manual one I created, I left the
    > > computer for 10 mins for it to be created. Moreover, I
    > > hardly ever switch off my computer. I just walk away when
    > > finished, and it is configured to go into Standby in 20
    > > mins if not used, and restore points were always created
    > > before this problem came up.
    > >
    > >> When you run Process Explorer, how much idle time is
    > >> there?
    > >
    > > Its about 98% when I stop using applications for a while.
    > >
    > >> I don't think turning SR off then on again will help
    > >> this problem. You may want to reinstall SR instead.
    > >> Either one of these process will purge all existing
    > >> restore points.
    > >> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#ReinstallSR
    > >
    > > Went thru it all. There's so much there and I don't
    > > really know what to do. Could you please put it in a
    > > nutshell what I have to do?
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >>
    > >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > >>> Hi Bert
    > >>>
    > >>> Checked today. There are no Restore points except for
    > >>> the one manually made on June 1st.
    > >>>
    > >>> Would it be OK if I went ahead and did Ken Blake's
    > >>> suggestion of May 21st? I would like to try that.
    > >>> Thanks.
    > >>>
    > >>> "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in message
    > >>> news:eO1n2ZgZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > >>>>
    > >>>> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > >>>> news:OerDjKHZFHA.164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >>>>> Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and see
    > >>>>> if that has any affect.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at System
    > >>>> Restore, and all the previous points were gone. There
    > >>>> were zero points. Is something wrong? So set up a
    > >>>> manual point just now, just in case if needed.
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If so
    > >>>>> update to the latest version.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends
    > >>>> told me it gives problems. What do you think? If you
    > >>>> recommend it, I'll install it.
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> Is Norton System Works installed?
    > >>>>
    > >>>> No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all
    > >>>> the problems it gave.
    > >>>>
    > >>>>> --
    > >>>>> Regards,
    > >>>>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    > >>>>> http://dts-l.org/
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > >>>>>> Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today
    > >>>>>> from an urgent trip.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>> On the following page download and run the
    > >>>>>>> following: XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    > >>>>>>> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    > >>>>>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> Have done that.
    > >>>>>> On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    > >>>>>> SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that
    > >>>>>> way or change it later? On
    > >>>>>> "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same question. The SR
    > >>>>>> points will be done for 90 days. What happens after
    > >>>>>> 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I change it?
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a process
    > >>>>>> that may taking
    > >>>>>>> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    > >>>>>>> Explorer
    > >>>>>>> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> All my processes are OK. No problems. I used windows
    > >>>>>> Task Manager too.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> Thanks
    >
    >
  21. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    When searching for the file in the i386 folder, or the CD look for
    sr.sy_
    This is what it looks like when it is compressed.

    I wouldn't suggest using the recovery cd yet. As you may or may not
    know, this will most likely wipe the drive and all data will be lost.
    So using this cd requires that all data that you don't want loose be
    backup up!
    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/


    Ben Stevenson wrote:
    > Hi Bert
    >
    > Sorry for the delay. Had difficulties to accomplish your
    > procedure. Did some emails with the manufacturer-NEC- who
    > was of no help.
    >> 3. Find the sr.inf file, right click on it and select
    >> Install.
    > "Did that and got the pop-up box:
    > Files needed
    > The file 'sr.sys' on Windows XP Home Service Pack 1 CD is
    > needed.
    > Type the path where the file is located and then click OK.
    > Copy files from
    > C\Windows\inf\i386 "
    >
    > Put in the CD and clicked on the D drive (CD Drive),
    > nothing happened. Looked for the sr.sys file in the CD,
    > and got the pop-up box:
    > File not found.
    > Please verify the correct file name give.
    >
    > The manufacturer informed that my computer came with XP
    > Home pre-installed, so I have a Recovery CD. Beyond that
    > he was vague and of not much help.
    >
    > You think I can still do it with the Recovery CD?
    > Thanks
    >
    > "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:uxVB2aqaFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi Ben,
    >>
    >> Here are the instructions on how to reinstall System
    >> Restore.
    >>
    >> 1. Open Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab,
    >> select "Show hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide
    >> extensions for known file types", click OK.
    >>
    >> 2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the
    >> C:\Windows\inf folder.
    >>
    >> 3. Find the sr.inf file, right click on it and select
    >> Install.
    >>
    >> If you run into difficulty, let me know at what step.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Regards,
    >> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >> http://dts-l.org/
    >>
    >> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    >>> news:un$oJORaFHA.2984@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi Ben,
    >>>>
    >>>> See my reply to your previous post also.
    >>>>
    >>>> Well this indicates that the restore points are not be
    >>>> deleted. Just not automatically created. Is this
    >>>> correct?
    >>>
    >>> The previous ones that I had, had been deleted by the
    >>> system somehow. And no new ones were created. I had
    >>> manually created one point on the 1st June, and it is
    >>> still the only one there/
    >>>
    >>>> Remember that automatic restore points are only created
    >>>> during idle time; for example, when there is no mouse,
    >>>> keyboard, or disk i/o activity. If the system is in use
    >>>> the entire time it is turned on, then turned off, an
    >>>> automatic restore point will NOT be created.
    >>>
    >>> Yes I know that. The manual one I created, I left the
    >>> computer for 10 mins for it to be created. Moreover, I
    >>> hardly ever switch off my computer. I just walk away
    >>> when finished, and it is configured to go into Standby
    >>> in 20 mins if not used, and restore points were always
    >>> created before this problem came up.
    >>>
    >>>> When you run Process Explorer, how much idle time is
    >>>> there?
    >>>
    >>> Its about 98% when I stop using applications for a
    >>> while.
    >>>
    >>>> I don't think turning SR off then on again will help
    >>>> this problem. You may want to reinstall SR instead.
    >>>> Either one of these process will purge all existing
    >>>> restore points.
    >>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#ReinstallSR
    >>>
    >>> Went thru it all. There's so much there and I don't
    >>> really know what to do. Could you please put it in a
    >>> nutshell what I have to do?
    >>> Thanks
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>>> Hi Bert
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Checked today. There are no Restore points except for
    >>>>> the one manually made on June 1st.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Would it be OK if I went ahead and did Ken Blake's
    >>>>> suggestion of May 21st? I would like to try that.
    >>>>> Thanks.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Ben Stevenson" <nospam@firestorml.com> wrote in
    >>>>> message news:eO1n2ZgZFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:OerDjKHZFHA.164@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>>> Change the Restore Point Frequency to 18 hours and
    >>>>>>> see if that has any affect.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Will do that. But first: Went to take a look at
    >>>>>> System Restore, and all the previous points were
    >>>>>> gone. There were zero points. Is something wrong? So
    >>>>>> set up a manual point just now, just in case if
    >>>>>> needed.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Do you by change have Real Player One installed? If
    >>>>>>> so update to the latest version.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> No, I don't have it. I did think of it, but friends
    >>>>>> told me it gives problems. What do you think? If you
    >>>>>> recommend it, I'll install it.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Is Norton System Works installed?
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> No. I had uninstalled it about two years ago for all
    >>>>>> the problems it gave.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> --
    >>>>>>> Regards,
    >>>>>>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    >>>>>>> http://dts-l.org/
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Ben Stevenson wrote:
    >>>>>>>> Sorry for the delayed reply. Just came back today
    >>>>>>>> from an urgent trip.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>> On the following page download and run the
    >>>>>>>>> following: XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs
    >>>>>>>>> XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs
    >>>>>>>>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/body_srscripts.html
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Have done that.
    >>>>>>>> On "XPSystemRestorePointFrequency.vbs"
    >>>>>>>> SR points will be every 24 hours. Do I keep it that
    >>>>>>>> way or change it later? On
    >>>>>>>> "XPSystemRestoreLife.vbs", same question. The SR
    >>>>>>>> points will be done for 90 days. What happens after
    >>>>>>>> 90 days? No more SR points? Shall I change it?
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Download and run Process Explorer. Look for a
    >>>>>>>> process that may taking
    >>>>>>>>> up CPU recourses. Sysinternals Freeware - Process
    >>>>>>>>> Explorer
    >>>>>>>>> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> All my processes are OK. No problems. I used
    >>>>>>>> windows Task Manager too.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks
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