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September 2, 2004 8:42:44 AM

Used System restore to restore to a previous date but it didnt work because a message comes up saying:

"system restore incomplete"

even tried this in safe mode but get the same error.

please help! (using winxp home)

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by matrixripoff on 09/02/04 05:17 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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September 3, 2004 4:19:38 AM

<A HREF="http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,113463,pg,2,..." target="_new">When System Restore Doesn't</A>

Or perhaps ...

<A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://s..." target="_new">Improper Shutdown May Affect System Restore</A>

<A HREF="http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?b..." target="_new">System Restore</A>

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September 3, 2004 4:17:19 PM

Another thing about system restore... if you ever do a REPAIR install of XP... all of your previous restore points are deleted and no good....

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September 3, 2004 4:26:26 PM

yes the system restore database is corrupted. i do not want to disable system restore and enable it again because this will delete all my restore points.

If my restore points are deleted then how the hell am I suppose to restore to a earlier time?
September 3, 2004 4:50:00 PM

this article describes system restore manually... booting to RC
Q307545

Works like a charm!

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September 3, 2004 5:21:51 PM

are you definately sure this solves my problem?
September 3, 2004 5:57:04 PM

it will manually input a restore point into ya pc.... So.... yes it will restore ya pc to whatever date u want :D 

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September 3, 2004 6:06:00 PM

yes it will manually create a current restore point but I want to restore to a earlier restore point not a current one.
September 3, 2004 6:08:36 PM

nono thats what the article states... you will revert to an earlier restore point... when you look in your

"System Volume Information" folder you will see all the retore points.. They have dats on them,.. just pick the date you want.. then replace you reg files.. Example

Sam
Security
Software
System
Default

These are the 5 hives. once they are copied over and replaced; reboot and it should be to that DATE... :D 

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September 4, 2004 8:40:18 AM

I'll be interested in seeing how this turns out, but after viewing the Q307545 article, IMHO, I don't think this is the solution to the problem. Q307545 describes how to use the Recovery Console to replace a corrupted Registry if the system becomes unbootable, but doesn't refer to how the system files are to be restored to an earlier date, which is also a part of the function of the System Restore utility.

According to MS, each System Restore point contains a system state with a snapshot of the Registry, which includes user account information and application, hardware, and software settings, <i>and</i> certain dynamic system files.

Considering that System Restore only stores current changes made from one restore point to another each time a new restore point is created, this means that once the System Volume Information database is corrupted, all restore points made that pre-date the corruption (when the database was still intact) also become inaccessible.

As far as I am aware, there is no definitive method to retrieve the previously intact information without a true backup of some kind, whether it's just the restore files on a disk, a full Windows backup, or an image of the partition (which would be my preference, as the image could be mounted with a drive letter, and the System Volume folder retrieved.)

I suspect that returning the computer to <i>any</i> previous "date", per say, might require doing a <A HREF="http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/servicesupport/tech..." target="_new">repair install</A>, and then updating drivers or other system files that have been replaced as a result of the repair itself. It's not precisely what the user wanted, but it may be as close as he is going to get.

In certain situations, using System Restore can be a handy way to replace a corrupted Registry, but I'm not convinced that replacing the Registry will be enough to repair the corrupted restore points and make them accessible, which is more in the way of what matrixripoff was hoping could be done. Or so it seems to me. However, I'll be perfectly content to be wrong, if my logic has somehow failed me.

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September 4, 2004 1:12:32 PM

but doing a repair install will definately delete restore points. i cant find the system volume information folder.
September 4, 2004 4:04:36 PM

System Volume Information is in C:, but you need to have view all files, also protected windows shown.
September 4, 2004 5:00:11 PM

double clicked and error message saying "system volume information is not accessible" wtf?
September 4, 2004 6:15:03 PM

Perhaps the information on this page (<A HREF="http://www.rselby.net/xpsr.htm" target="_new">How to Gain Access to the System Volume Information Folder</A>) will help.

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September 4, 2004 6:52:06 PM

Quote:
this article describes system restore manually... booting to RC
Q307545 ... Works like a charm ...

Can you provide a url or link to this KB article?



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September 7, 2004 2:27:46 PM

that article works.. I have done it tons O times... If the RPs are not there and corrupt .. then it will not work hence the rps are damaged.. but if some chance they are good.. it will work.. it will not fix corrupt rps.. :p 

And like said.. if a lot of the rps are damaged.. then more then likey they all are.. that article is just a manual way to use system restore.. becuase thats all system restore does is replace the restore points as far as i know..



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