System Restore and SP2

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Hi there!
I too can not Restore my computer (Windows XP)to a previous date. It goes
through the whole restore process then at the end says it can't restore to
that date. Tried different dates and still no luck. I have SP2 installed. My
questions: if I uninstall SP2 can I then do the System Restore? Would
uninstalling SP2 erase my restore points?
Many thanks :)
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Theresa;
    My guess is the Restore Points are corrupted and uninstalling SP-2
    will not help, you can try if you need to.
    But you may be better off posting your actual problem in a new thread
    and possibly someone can help with the problem that warrants a System
    Restore.

    There may be corrupted data in system Restore.
    Turn off/on System Restore to delete corrupted files:
    Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
    Click System Restore Settings on left side.
    Check "Turn off System Restore", click OK, follow prompts and reboot.
    This deletes ALL Restore Points including corruption.
    Then go back and turn on system Restore and create a Restore Point.
    Otherwise:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/newsgroups/faqsrwxp.mspx

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


    "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:08A85279-CA52-4593-BD83-EA6161F61735@microsoft.com...
    > Hi there!
    > I too can not Restore my computer (Windows XP)to a previous date. It
    > goes
    > through the whole restore process then at the end says it can't
    > restore to
    > that date. Tried different dates and still no luck. I have SP2
    > installed. My
    > questions: if I uninstall SP2 can I then do the System Restore?
    > Would
    > uninstalling SP2 erase my restore points?
    > Many thanks :)
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Thanks Jupiter.

    I wanted to get the SP2 out of the computer (that I use for work) and was
    afraid to try to uninstall SP2. Thought it might be easier to use restore and
    restore it to a place before I had installed SP2. That option did not work. I
    had major problems with SP2 in my home computer and had to reinstall the OP
    system. That scared the heck out of me and now I am worried about the one I
    use for work.

    I will try uninstalling SP2 and IF everything is working fine then I will
    follow the steps that you suggest below.

    Thanks again for your help.


    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > Theresa;
    > My guess is the Restore Points are corrupted and uninstalling SP-2
    > will not help, you can try if you need to.
    > But you may be better off posting your actual problem in a new thread
    > and possibly someone can help with the problem that warrants a System
    > Restore.
    >
    > There may be corrupted data in system Restore.
    > Turn off/on System Restore to delete corrupted files:
    > Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
    > Click System Restore Settings on left side.
    > Check "Turn off System Restore", click OK, follow prompts and reboot.
    > This deletes ALL Restore Points including corruption.
    > Then go back and turn on system Restore and create a Restore Point.
    > Otherwise:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/newsgroups/faqsrwxp.mspx
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
    >
    >
    > "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:08A85279-CA52-4593-BD83-EA6161F61735@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi there!
    > > I too can not Restore my computer (Windows XP)to a previous date. It
    > > goes
    > > through the whole restore process then at the end says it can't
    > > restore to
    > > that date. Tried different dates and still no luck. I have SP2
    > > installed. My
    > > questions: if I uninstall SP2 can I then do the System Restore?
    > > Would
    > > uninstalling SP2 erase my restore points?
    > > Many thanks :)
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Theresa;
    Before installing SP-2, see the Service Pack Installation Checklist:
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


    "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:288B78EA-E5EB-44C2-98E4-78B32CF68B41@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks Jupiter.
    >
    > I wanted to get the SP2 out of the computer (that I use for work)
    > and was
    > afraid to try to uninstall SP2. Thought it might be easier to use
    > restore and
    > restore it to a place before I had installed SP2. That option did
    > not work. I
    > had major problems with SP2 in my home computer and had to reinstall
    > the OP
    > system. That scared the heck out of me and now I am worried about
    > the one I
    > use for work.
    >
    > I will try uninstalling SP2 and IF everything is working fine then I
    > will
    > follow the steps that you suggest below.
    >
    > Thanks again for your help.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> Theresa;
    >> My guess is the Restore Points are corrupted and uninstalling SP-2
    >> will not help, you can try if you need to.
    >> But you may be better off posting your actual problem in a new
    >> thread
    >> and possibly someone can help with the problem that warrants a
    >> System
    >> Restore.
    >>
    >> There may be corrupted data in system Restore.
    >> Turn off/on System Restore to delete corrupted files:
    >> Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
    >> Click System Restore Settings on left side.
    >> Check "Turn off System Restore", click OK, follow prompts and
    >> reboot.
    >> This deletes ALL Restore Points including corruption.
    >> Then go back and turn on system Restore and create a Restore Point.
    >> Otherwise:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/newsgroups/faqsrwxp.mspx
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
    >>
    >>
    >> "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:08A85279-CA52-4593-BD83-EA6161F61735@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hi there!
    >> > I too can not Restore my computer (Windows XP)to a previous date.
    >> > It
    >> > goes
    >> > through the whole restore process then at the end says it can't
    >> > restore to
    >> > that date. Tried different dates and still no luck. I have SP2
    >> > installed. My
    >> > questions: if I uninstall SP2 can I then do the System Restore?
    >> > Would
    >> > uninstalling SP2 erase my restore points?
    >> > Many thanks :)
    >> >
    >>
    >>
    >>
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Hi Jupiter,

    I wish I had seen this checklist before installing SP2. I guess I didn't do
    my homework. Is there a safe way to uninstall SP2 or can I just go to Add and
    Remove to uninstall?

    Thanks...


    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > Theresa;
    > Before installing SP-2, see the Service Pack Installation Checklist:
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/spackins.htm
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
    >
    >
    > "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:288B78EA-E5EB-44C2-98E4-78B32CF68B41@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks Jupiter.
    > >
    > > I wanted to get the SP2 out of the computer (that I use for work)
    > > and was
    > > afraid to try to uninstall SP2. Thought it might be easier to use
    > > restore and
    > > restore it to a place before I had installed SP2. That option did
    > > not work. I
    > > had major problems with SP2 in my home computer and had to reinstall
    > > the OP
    > > system. That scared the heck out of me and now I am worried about
    > > the one I
    > > use for work.
    > >
    > > I will try uninstalling SP2 and IF everything is working fine then I
    > > will
    > > follow the steps that you suggest below.
    > >
    > > Thanks again for your help.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Theresa;
    > >> My guess is the Restore Points are corrupted and uninstalling SP-2
    > >> will not help, you can try if you need to.
    > >> But you may be better off posting your actual problem in a new
    > >> thread
    > >> and possibly someone can help with the problem that warrants a
    > >> System
    > >> Restore.
    > >>
    > >> There may be corrupted data in system Restore.
    > >> Turn off/on System Restore to delete corrupted files:
    > >> Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
    > >> Click System Restore Settings on left side.
    > >> Check "Turn off System Restore", click OK, follow prompts and
    > >> reboot.
    > >> This deletes ALL Restore Points including corruption.
    > >> Then go back and turn on system Restore and create a Restore Point.
    > >> Otherwise:
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/newsgroups/faqsrwxp.mspx
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:08A85279-CA52-4593-BD83-EA6161F61735@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Hi there!
    > >> > I too can not Restore my computer (Windows XP)to a previous date.
    > >> > It
    > >> > goes
    > >> > through the whole restore process then at the end says it can't
    > >> > restore to
    > >> > that date. Tried different dates and still no luck. I have SP2
    > >> > installed. My
    > >> > questions: if I uninstall SP2 can I then do the System Restore?
    > >> > Would
    > >> > uninstalling SP2 erase my restore points?
    > >> > Many thanks :)
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Add / remove programs should be fine.

    --
    Just my 2¢ worth,
    Jeff
    __________In response to__________
    "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8881CBD5-0297-4240-9A63-952B903E2812@microsoft.com...
    | Hi Jupiter,
    |
    | I wish I had seen this checklist before installing SP2. I guess I didn't do
    | my homework. Is there a safe way to uninstall SP2 or can I just go to Add and
    | Remove to uninstall?
    |
    | Thanks...
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 21:09:02 -0800, Theresa wrote:

    > Hi there!
    > I too can not Restore my computer (Windows XP)to a previous date. It goes
    > through the whole restore process then at the end says it can't restore to
    > that date. Tried different dates and still no luck. I have SP2 installed. My
    > questions: if I uninstall SP2 can I then do the System Restore? Would
    > uninstalling SP2 erase my restore points?
    > Many thanks :)

    See if you can remove the DotNetFramework. Then temporarily
    disable antivirus. Try a remove of sp2, and disable auto
    updates during the process.
    --
    Lester Stiefel
    In Romans 1 there are qualities of Unregenerate man listed
    which describe him in the last days.
    Is your quality found on this list??
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    Used add and remove to uninstall SP2. Now I will see if I have any problems.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Two cents is better than no cents :)

    "» mrtee «" wrote:

    > Add / remove programs should be fine.
    >
    > --
    > Just my 2¢ worth,
    > Jeff
    > __________In response to__________
    > "Theresa" <Theresa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8881CBD5-0297-4240-9A63-952B903E2812@microsoft.com...
    > | Hi Jupiter,
    > |
    > | I wish I had seen this checklist before installing SP2. I guess I didn't do
    > | my homework. Is there a safe way to uninstall SP2 or can I just go to Add and
    > | Remove to uninstall?
    > |
    > | Thanks...
    >
    >
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