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August 28, 2005 11:39:32 PM

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i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called system
restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an earlier
checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that 10 minutes
to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone through
defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not appear to be
frozen just does not restore.

if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the problem could
be

tia
djd
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 3:44:30 AM

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"dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
>i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called system
> restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an earlier
> checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that 10
> minutes
> to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone through
> defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not appear to
> be
> frozen just does not restore.
>
> if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the problem
> could
> be

It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore Patch - without
which any current restore points are just space fillers.
To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL - r-click on the
file, and select Properties.
What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have installed
the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.

To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here, and download
the patch for offline install
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the same time,
clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked, anyhow), and
creating a single new one.
You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to the
adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File System | Hard
Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for most
purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such as Office.


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

>
> tia
> djd
>
>
August 29, 2005 3:44:31 AM

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thanks noel,

the version is 1.90.0.3003

dennis

"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>
>
>
> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called system
> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an earlier
> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that 10
> > minutes
> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone through
> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not appear
to
> > be
> > frozen just does not restore.
> >
> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the problem
> > could
> > be
>
> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore Patch -
without
> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL - r-click on
the
> file, and select Properties.
> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have installed
> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
>
> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here, and
download
> the patch for offline install
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the same
time,
> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked, anyhow), and
> creating a single new one.
> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to the
> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File System | Hard
> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for most
> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such as
Office.
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> >
> > tia
> > djd
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
August 29, 2005 12:07:36 PM

Archived from groups: alt.windows-me,microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore operation?
what happens when you try to create a restore point??
Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is meant to
deal with!!)??
Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??

check this out.....

Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it to
WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.

If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX into
the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes it.

If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties that you are
able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on your PC
for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find the
C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then
LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again, and you'll
have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the following method,
which seems to be the easiest at present.

Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands at the
A:\> prompt.

ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST

remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error should be
gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to Windows
Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder

HTH


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
> thanks noel,
>
> the version is 1.90.0.3003
>
> dennis
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>>
>>
>>
>> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
>> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called system
>> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an earlier
>> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that 10
>> > minutes
>> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone through
>> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not appear
> to
>> > be
>> > frozen just does not restore.
>> >
>> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the problem
>> > could
>> > be
>>
>> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore Patch -
> without
>> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
>> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL - r-click on
> the
>> file, and select Properties.
>> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have installed
>> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
>> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
>>
>> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here, and
> download
>> the patch for offline install
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
>> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the same
> time,
>> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked, anyhow),
>> and
>> creating a single new one.
>> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to the
>> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File System | Hard
>> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for most
>> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such as
> Office.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> >
>> > tia
>> > djd
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
August 29, 2005 12:07:37 PM

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I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
wininitlog.txt, but no ini.

I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete all my
restore points

There are only 4 objects in _Restore



"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore
operation?
> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is meant to
> deal with!!)??
> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
>
> check this out.....
>
> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it to
> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
>
> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX
into
> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes it.
>
> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties that you
are
> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on your
PC
> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find the
> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then
> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again, and you'll
> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the following method,
> which seems to be the easiest at present.
>
> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands at the
> A:\> prompt.
>
> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>
> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error should be
> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to Windows
> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
>
> HTH
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

>
> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
> > thanks noel,
> >
> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
> >
> > dennis
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called
system
> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an
earlier
> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that 10
> >> > minutes
> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone through
> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not
appear
> > to
> >> > be
> >> > frozen just does not restore.
> >> >
> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the problem
> >> > could
> >> > be
> >>
> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore Patch -
> > without
> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL - r-click
on
> > the
> >> file, and select Properties.
> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have
installed
> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
> >>
> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here, and
> > download
> >> the patch for offline install
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the same
> > time,
> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked, anyhow),
> >> and
> >> creating a single new one.
> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to the
> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File System |
Hard
> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for most
> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such as
> > Office.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >>
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> >
> >> > tia
> >> > djd
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 4:17:29 PM

Archived from groups: alt.windows-me,microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

scanreg /fix would not delete your restore points....

open Windows Explorer, and navigate so that you can see the C:\_Restore
folder
r-clcik on its icon, and select Properties - how many files/folders are
displayed??
how much disk space is used?
How big is your C: drive??



--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message news:HABQe.574$Zp.471@lakeread04...
>I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
> wininitlog.txt, but no ini.
>
> I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete all my
> restore points
>
> There are only 4 objects in _Restore
>
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore
> operation?
>> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
>> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is meant
>> to
>> deal with!!)??
>> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
>>
>> check this out.....
>>
>> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it to
>> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
>>
>> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX
> into
>> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes
>> it.
>>
>> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties that you
> are
>> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on your
> PC
>> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find the
>> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
>> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then
>> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again, and
>> you'll
>> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the following
>> method,
>> which seems to be the easiest at present.
>>
>> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands at the
>> A:\> prompt.
>>
>> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
>> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>>
>> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error should be
>> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to Windows
>> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
>>
>> HTH
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
>>
>> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
>> > thanks noel,
>> >
>> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
>> >
>> > dennis
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
>> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called
> system
>> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an
> earlier
>> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that 10
>> >> > minutes
>> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone through
>> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not
> appear
>> > to
>> >> > be
>> >> > frozen just does not restore.
>> >> >
>> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the
>> >> > problem
>> >> > could
>> >> > be
>> >>
>> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore Patch -
>> > without
>> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
>> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL - r-click
> on
>> > the
>> >> file, and select Properties.
>> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have
> installed
>> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
>> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
>> >>
>> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here, and
>> > download
>> >> the patch for offline install
>> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
>> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the same
>> > time,
>> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked, anyhow),
>> >> and
>> >> creating a single new one.
>> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to the
>> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File System |
> Hard
>> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for most
>> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such as
>> > Office.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >>
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> >
>> >> > tia
>> >> > djd
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
>
August 29, 2005 4:17:30 PM

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8.06 gb used on disk, 19046 files, 5 folders, C drive is 40 gb with 19 used.

when i go to my system restore, all earlier checkpoints are gone
"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:el8U%23sIrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> scanreg /fix would not delete your restore points....
>
> open Windows Explorer, and navigate so that you can see the C:\_Restore
> folder
> r-clcik on its icon, and select Properties - how many files/folders are
> displayed??
> how much disk space is used?
> How big is your C: drive??
>
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
news:HABQe.574$Zp.471@lakeread04...
> >I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
> > wininitlog.txt, but no ini.
> >
> > I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete all my
> > restore points
> >
> > There are only 4 objects in _Restore
> >
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore
> > operation?
> >> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
> >> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is meant
> >> to
> >> deal with!!)??
> >> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
> >>
> >> check this out.....
> >>
> >> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it
to
> >> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
> >>
> >> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX
> > into
> >> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes
> >> it.
> >>
> >> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties that
you
> > are
> >> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on
your
> > PC
> >> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find the
> >> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
> >> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then
> >> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again, and
> >> you'll
> >> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the following
> >> method,
> >> which seems to be the easiest at present.
> >>
> >> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands at
the
> >> A:\> prompt.
> >>
> >> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
> >>
> >> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error should be
> >> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to
Windows
> >> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
> >>
> >> HTH
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >>
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >
> >>
> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> > news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
> >> > thanks noel,
> >> >
> >> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
> >> >
> >> > dennis
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
> >> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called
> > system
> >> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an
> > earlier
> >> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that
10
> >> >> > minutes
> >> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone
through
> >> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not
> > appear
> >> > to
> >> >> > be
> >> >> > frozen just does not restore.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the
> >> >> > problem
> >> >> > could
> >> >> > be
> >> >>
> >> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore Patch -
> >> > without
> >> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
> >> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL -
r-click
> > on
> >> > the
> >> >> file, and select Properties.
> >> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have
> > installed
> >> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
> >> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
> >> >>
> >> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here, and
> >> > download
> >> >> the patch for offline install
> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
> >> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the
same
> >> > time,
> >> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked,
anyhow),
> >> >> and
> >> >> creating a single new one.
> >> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to the
> >> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File System |
> > Hard
> >> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for most
> >> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such as
> >> > Office.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >>
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> > tia
> >> >> > djd
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 8:22:45 PM

Archived from groups: alt.windows-me,microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Ah!!
that explains it..... your SR archive has overflowed its set bounds - either
because of the action of some software, or because of error on your part
(not rebooting IMMEDIATELY after a reset of the SR state)....

Boot to DOS, using your Startup Disk (if you don't have one and can't make
one from Start | Add/Remove Programs, then download a diskmaker from
www.bootdisk.com, and create the floppy by running the file)

At the A:\> prompt, type the following commands (followed by [return])

ATTRIB -S -R -H C:\_RESTORE

REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST

When the A:\> prompt returns, remove the floppy, and reboot the PC. The
Control Files will be rebuilt, and a Restore point should be created.

Then delete the C:\OLDREST folder, and reboot again.

Finally adjust the space allocated to the restore folder to about 500MB

Then post back.



--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message news:NyFQe.581$Zp.271@lakeread04...
> 8.06 gb used on disk, 19046 files, 5 folders, C drive is 40 gb with 19
> used.
>
> when i go to my system restore, all earlier checkpoints are gone
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:el8U%23sIrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> scanreg /fix would not delete your restore points....
>>
>> open Windows Explorer, and navigate so that you can see the C:\_Restore
>> folder
>> r-clcik on its icon, and select Properties - how many files/folders are
>> displayed??
>> how much disk space is used?
>> How big is your C: drive??
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> news:HABQe.574$Zp.471@lakeread04...
>> >I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
>> > wininitlog.txt, but no ini.
>> >
>> > I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete all my
>> > restore points
>> >
>> > There are only 4 objects in _Restore
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore
>> > operation?
>> >> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
>> >> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is
>> >> meant
>> >> to
>> >> deal with!!)??
>> >> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
>> >>
>> >> check this out.....
>> >>
>> >> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it
> to
>> >> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
>> >>
>> >> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX
>> > into
>> >> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes
>> >> it.
>> >>
>> >> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties that
> you
>> > are
>> >> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on
> your
>> > PC
>> >> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find the
>> >> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
>> >> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then
>> >> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again, and
>> >> you'll
>> >> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the following
>> >> method,
>> >> which seems to be the easiest at present.
>> >>
>> >> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands at
> the
>> >> A:\> prompt.
>> >>
>> >> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
>> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>> >>
>> >> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error should
>> >> be
>> >> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to
> Windows
>> >> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
>> >>
>> >> HTH
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >>
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >
>> >>
>> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> > news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
>> >> > thanks noel,
>> >> >
>> >> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
>> >> >
>> >> > dennis
>> >> >
>> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
>> >> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called
>> > system
>> >> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an
>> > earlier
>> >> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less that
> 10
>> >> >> > minutes
>> >> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone
> through
>> >> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not
>> > appear
>> >> > to
>> >> >> > be
>> >> >> > frozen just does not restore.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the
>> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> > could
>> >> >> > be
>> >> >>
>> >> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore Patch -
>> >> > without
>> >> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
>> >> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL -
> r-click
>> > on
>> >> > the
>> >> >> file, and select Properties.
>> >> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have
>> > installed
>> >> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
>> >> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here, and
>> >> > download
>> >> >> the patch for offline install
>> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
>> >> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the
> same
>> >> > time,
>> >> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked,
> anyhow),
>> >> >> and
>> >> >> creating a single new one.
>> >> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to the
>> >> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File System
>> >> >> |
>> > Hard
>> >> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for most
>> >> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such as
>> >> > Office.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >>
>> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
>> >> >> to
>> > NG's
>> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > tia
>> >> >> > djd
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
August 29, 2005 8:22:46 PM

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i don't have a floppy drive on this machine


"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:uWwKB2KrFHA.2768@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Ah!!
> that explains it..... your SR archive has overflowed its set bounds -
either
> because of the action of some software, or because of error on your part
> (not rebooting IMMEDIATELY after a reset of the SR state)....
>
> Boot to DOS, using your Startup Disk (if you don't have one and can't make
> one from Start | Add/Remove Programs, then download a diskmaker from
> www.bootdisk.com, and create the floppy by running the file)
>
> At the A:\> prompt, type the following commands (followed by [return])
>
> ATTRIB -S -R -H C:\_RESTORE
>
> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>
> When the A:\> prompt returns, remove the floppy, and reboot the PC. The
> Control Files will be rebuilt, and a Restore point should be created.
>
> Then delete the C:\OLDREST folder, and reboot again.
>
> Finally adjust the space allocated to the restore folder to about 500MB
>
> Then post back.
>
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
news:NyFQe.581$Zp.271@lakeread04...
> > 8.06 gb used on disk, 19046 files, 5 folders, C drive is 40 gb with 19
> > used.
> >
> > when i go to my system restore, all earlier checkpoints are gone
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:el8U%23sIrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> scanreg /fix would not delete your restore points....
> >>
> >> open Windows Explorer, and navigate so that you can see the C:\_Restore
> >> folder
> >> r-clcik on its icon, and select Properties - how many files/folders are
> >> displayed??
> >> how much disk space is used?
> >> How big is your C: drive??
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >>
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> > news:HABQe.574$Zp.471@lakeread04...
> >> >I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
> >> > wininitlog.txt, but no ini.
> >> >
> >> > I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete all my
> >> > restore points
> >> >
> >> > There are only 4 objects in _Restore
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore
> >> > operation?
> >> >> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
> >> >> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is
> >> >> meant
> >> >> to
> >> >> deal with!!)??
> >> >> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
> >> >>
> >> >> check this out.....
> >> >>
> >> >> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename
it
> > to
> >> >> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
> >> >>
> >> >> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG
/FIX
> >> > into
> >> >> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that
fixes
> >> >> it.
> >> >>
> >> >> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties that
> > you
> >> > are
> >> >> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on
> > your
> >> > PC
> >> >> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find
the
> >> >> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
> >> >> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then
> >> >> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again, and
> >> >> you'll
> >> >> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the following
> >> >> method,
> >> >> which seems to be the easiest at present.
> >> >>
> >> >> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands
at
> > the
> >> >> A:\> prompt.
> >> >>
> >> >> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
> >> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
> >> >>
> >> >> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error should
> >> >> be
> >> >> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to
> > Windows
> >> >> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
> >> >>
> >> >> HTH
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >>
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
> >> >> > thanks noel,
> >> >> >
> >> >> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
> >> >> >
> >> >> > dennis
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
> >> >> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility called
> >> > system
> >> >> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to an
> >> > earlier
> >> >> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less
that
> > 10
> >> >> >> > minutes
> >> >> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone
> > through
> >> >> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does not
> >> > appear
> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > be
> >> >> >> > frozen just does not restore.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the
> >> >> >> > problem
> >> >> >> > could
> >> >> >> > be
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore
Patch -
> >> >> > without
> >> >> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
> >> >> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL -
> > r-click
> >> > on
> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> file, and select Properties.
> >> >> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have
> >> > installed
> >> >> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
> >> >> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here,
and
> >> >> > download
> >> >> >> the patch for offline install
> >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
> >> >> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at the
> > same
> >> >> > time,
> >> >> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked,
> > anyhow),
> >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> creating a single new one.
> >> >> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to
the
> >> >> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File
System
> >> >> >> |
> >> > Hard
> >> >> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for
most
> >> >> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such
as
> >> >> > Office.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> >> >> >> to
> >> > NG's
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > tia
> >> >> >> > djd
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 9:51:14 PM

Archived from groups: alt.windows-me,microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

There are ways to create boot CD's - or hopefully you will have been
provided with one.
again - www.bootdisk.com has instructions, if not

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message news:3_GQe.585$Zp.482@lakeread04...
>i don't have a floppy drive on this machine
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:uWwKB2KrFHA.2768@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Ah!!
>> that explains it..... your SR archive has overflowed its set bounds -
> either
>> because of the action of some software, or because of error on your part
>> (not rebooting IMMEDIATELY after a reset of the SR state)....
>>
>> Boot to DOS, using your Startup Disk (if you don't have one and can't
>> make
>> one from Start | Add/Remove Programs, then download a diskmaker from
>> www.bootdisk.com, and create the floppy by running the file)
>>
>> At the A:\> prompt, type the following commands (followed by [return])
>>
>> ATTRIB -S -R -H C:\_RESTORE
>>
>> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>>
>> When the A:\> prompt returns, remove the floppy, and reboot the PC. The
>> Control Files will be rebuilt, and a Restore point should be created.
>>
>> Then delete the C:\OLDREST folder, and reboot again.
>>
>> Finally adjust the space allocated to the restore folder to about 500MB
>>
>> Then post back.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> news:NyFQe.581$Zp.271@lakeread04...
>> > 8.06 gb used on disk, 19046 files, 5 folders, C drive is 40 gb with 19
>> > used.
>> >
>> > when i go to my system restore, all earlier checkpoints are gone
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:el8U%23sIrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> scanreg /fix would not delete your restore points....
>> >>
>> >> open Windows Explorer, and navigate so that you can see the
>> >> C:\_Restore
>> >> folder
>> >> r-clcik on its icon, and select Properties - how many files/folders
>> >> are
>> >> displayed??
>> >> how much disk space is used?
>> >> How big is your C: drive??
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >>
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> > news:HABQe.574$Zp.471@lakeread04...
>> >> >I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
>> >> > wininitlog.txt, but no ini.
>> >> >
>> >> > I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete all
>> >> > my
>> >> > restore points
>> >> >
>> >> > There are only 4 objects in _Restore
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore
>> >> > operation?
>> >> >> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
>> >> >> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is
>> >> >> meant
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> deal with!!)??
>> >> >> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
>> >> >>
>> >> >> check this out.....
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename
> it
>> > to
>> >> >> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG
> /FIX
>> >> > into
>> >> >> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that
> fixes
>> >> >> it.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties
>> >> >> that
>> > you
>> >> > are
>> >> >> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search on
>> > your
>> >> > PC
>> >> >> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find
> the
>> >> >> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
>> >> >> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand, then
>> >> >> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again, and
>> >> >> you'll
>> >> >> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the following
>> >> >> method,
>> >> >> which seems to be the easiest at present.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following commands
> at
>> > the
>> >> >> A:\> prompt.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
>> >> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>> >> >>
>> >> >> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error
>> >> >> should
>> >> >> be
>> >> >> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to
>> > Windows
>> >> >> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
>> >> >>
>> >> >> HTH
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >>
>> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
>> >> >> to
>> > NG's
>> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
>> >> >> > thanks noel,
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > dennis
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
>> >> >> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility
>> >> >> >> >called
>> >> > system
>> >> >> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to
>> >> >> >> > an
>> >> > earlier
>> >> >> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less
> that
>> > 10
>> >> >> >> > minutes
>> >> >> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone
>> > through
>> >> >> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does
>> >> >> >> > not
>> >> > appear
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> > be
>> >> >> >> > frozen just does not restore.
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what the
>> >> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> >> > could
>> >> >> >> > be
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore
> Patch -
>> >> >> > without
>> >> >> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
>> >> >> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL -
>> > r-click
>> >> > on
>> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> file, and select Properties.
>> >> >> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you have
>> >> > installed
>> >> >> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
>> >> >> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go here,
> and
>> >> >> > download
>> >> >> >> the patch for offline install
>> >> >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
>> >> >> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at
>> >> >> >> the
>> > same
>> >> >> > time,
>> >> >> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked,
>> > anyhow),
>> >> >> >> and
>> >> >> >> creating a single new one.
>> >> >> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going to
> the
>> >> >> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File
> System
>> >> >> >> |
>> >> > Hard
>> >> >> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for
> most
>> >> >> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications such
> as
>> >> >> > Office.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> to
>> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > tia
>> >> >> >> > djd
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
August 29, 2005 9:51:15 PM

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I don't see anything regarding boot cd's at bootdisk.com



"Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:%234WednLrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> There are ways to create boot CD's - or hopefully you will have been
> provided with one.
> again - www.bootdisk.com has instructions, if not
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>
> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
news:3_GQe.585$Zp.482@lakeread04...
> >i don't have a floppy drive on this machine
> >
> >
> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> > news:uWwKB2KrFHA.2768@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> Ah!!
> >> that explains it..... your SR archive has overflowed its set bounds -
> > either
> >> because of the action of some software, or because of error on your
part
> >> (not rebooting IMMEDIATELY after a reset of the SR state)....
> >>
> >> Boot to DOS, using your Startup Disk (if you don't have one and can't
> >> make
> >> one from Start | Add/Remove Programs, then download a diskmaker from
> >> www.bootdisk.com, and create the floppy by running the file)
> >>
> >> At the A:\> prompt, type the following commands (followed by [return])
> >>
> >> ATTRIB -S -R -H C:\_RESTORE
> >>
> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
> >>
> >> When the A:\> prompt returns, remove the floppy, and reboot the PC. The
> >> Control Files will be rebuilt, and a Restore point should be created.
> >>
> >> Then delete the C:\OLDREST folder, and reboot again.
> >>
> >> Finally adjust the space allocated to the restore folder to about 500MB
> >>
> >> Then post back.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >>
> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >>
> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >>
> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
NG's
> >>
> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> > news:NyFQe.581$Zp.271@lakeread04...
> >> > 8.06 gb used on disk, 19046 files, 5 folders, C drive is 40 gb with
19
> >> > used.
> >> >
> >> > when i go to my system restore, all earlier checkpoints are gone
> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:el8U%23sIrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> >> scanreg /fix would not delete your restore points....
> >> >>
> >> >> open Windows Explorer, and navigate so that you can see the
> >> >> C:\_Restore
> >> >> folder
> >> >> r-clcik on its icon, and select Properties - how many files/folders
> >> >> are
> >> >> displayed??
> >> >> how much disk space is used?
> >> >> How big is your C: drive??
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >>
> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >>
> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >>
> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> > NG's
> >> >>
> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:HABQe.574$Zp.471@lakeread04...
> >> >> >I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
> >> >> > wininitlog.txt, but no ini.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete all
> >> >> > my
> >> >> > restore points
> >> >> >
> >> >> > There are only 4 objects in _Restore
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a restore
> >> >> > operation?
> >> >> >> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
> >> >> >> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it is
> >> >> >> meant
> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> deal with!!)??
> >> >> >> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> check this out.....
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then
rename
> > it
> >> > to
> >> >> >> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG
> > /FIX
> >> >> > into
> >> >> >> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that
> > fixes
> >> >> >> it.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties
> >> >> >> that
> >> > you
> >> >> > are
> >> >> >> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search
on
> >> > your
> >> >> > PC
> >> >> >> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should find
> > the
> >> >> >> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
> >> >> >> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand,
then
> >> >> >> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again,
and
> >> >> >> you'll
> >> >> >> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the
following
> >> >> >> method,
> >> >> >> which seems to be the easiest at present.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following
commands
> > at
> >> > the
> >> >> >> A:\> prompt.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
> >> >> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error
> >> >> >> should
> >> >> >> be
> >> >> >> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to
> >> > Windows
> >> >> >> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> HTH
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
> >> >> >> to
> >> > NG's
> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
> >> >> >> > thanks noel,
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > dennis
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
> >> >> >> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility
> >> >> >> >> >called
> >> >> > system
> >> >> >> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer to
> >> >> >> >> > an
> >> >> > earlier
> >> >> >> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took less
> > that
> >> > 10
> >> >> >> >> > minutes
> >> >> >> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've gone
> >> > through
> >> >> >> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does
> >> >> >> >> > not
> >> >> > appear
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> >> > be
> >> >> >> >> > frozen just does not restore.
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what
the
> >> >> >> >> > problem
> >> >> >> >> > could
> >> >> >> >> > be
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore
> > Patch -
> >> >> >> > without
> >> >> >> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
> >> >> >> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL -
> >> > r-click
> >> >> > on
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >> file, and select Properties.
> >> >> >> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you
have
> >> >> > installed
> >> >> >> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
> >> >> >> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go
here,
> > and
> >> >> >> > download
> >> >> >> >> the patch for offline install
> >> >> >> >>
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
> >> >> >> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at
> >> >> >> >> the
> >> > same
> >> >> >> > time,
> >> >> >> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked,
> >> > anyhow),
> >> >> >> >> and
> >> >> >> >> creating a single new one.
> >> >> >> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going
to
> > the
> >> >> >> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File
> > System
> >> >> >> >> |
> >> >> > Hard
> >> >> >> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient for
> > most
> >> >> >> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications
such
> > as
> >> >> >> > Office.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> >> >> >> >> messages
> >> >> >> >> to
> >> >> > NG's
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> > tia
> >> >> >> >> > djd
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 10:12:08 PM

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http://www.bootdisk.com/popfiles.htm

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm

http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message news:ieHQe.590$Zp.49@lakeread04...
>I don't see anything regarding boot cd's at bootdisk.com
>
>
>
> "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
> news:%234WednLrFHA.2596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> There are ways to create boot CD's - or hopefully you will have been
>> provided with one.
>> again - www.bootdisk.com has instructions, if not
>>
>> --
>> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>>
>> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>>
>> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's
>>
>> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
> news:3_GQe.585$Zp.482@lakeread04...
>> >i don't have a floppy drive on this machine
>> >
>> >
>> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> > news:uWwKB2KrFHA.2768@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >> Ah!!
>> >> that explains it..... your SR archive has overflowed its set bounds -
>> > either
>> >> because of the action of some software, or because of error on your
> part
>> >> (not rebooting IMMEDIATELY after a reset of the SR state)....
>> >>
>> >> Boot to DOS, using your Startup Disk (if you don't have one and can't
>> >> make
>> >> one from Start | Add/Remove Programs, then download a diskmaker from
>> >> www.bootdisk.com, and create the floppy by running the file)
>> >>
>> >> At the A:\> prompt, type the following commands (followed by [return])
>> >>
>> >> ATTRIB -S -R -H C:\_RESTORE
>> >>
>> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>> >>
>> >> When the A:\> prompt returns, remove the floppy, and reboot the PC.
>> >> The
>> >> Control Files will be rebuilt, and a Restore point should be created.
>> >>
>> >> Then delete the C:\OLDREST folder, and reboot again.
>> >>
>> >> Finally adjust the space allocated to the restore folder to about
>> >> 500MB
>> >>
>> >> Then post back.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >>
>> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >>
>> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >>
>> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to
> NG's
>> >>
>> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> > news:NyFQe.581$Zp.271@lakeread04...
>> >> > 8.06 gb used on disk, 19046 files, 5 folders, C drive is 40 gb with
> 19
>> >> > used.
>> >> >
>> >> > when i go to my system restore, all earlier checkpoints are gone
>> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:el8U%23sIrFHA.4072@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> scanreg /fix would not delete your restore points....
>> >> >>
>> >> >> open Windows Explorer, and navigate so that you can see the
>> >> >> C:\_Restore
>> >> >> folder
>> >> >> r-clcik on its icon, and select Properties - how many files/folders
>> >> >> are
>> >> >> displayed??
>> >> >> how much disk space is used?
>> >> >> How big is your C: drive??
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >>
>> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages
>> >> >> to
>> > NG's
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:HABQe.574$Zp.471@lakeread04...
>> >> >> >I found the following WININIT extensions: exe, sav, bak, txt, and
>> >> >> > wininitlog.txt, but no ini.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > I ran scanreg /fix, but I didn't expect that this would delete
>> >> >> > all
>> >> >> > my
>> >> >> > restore points
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > There are only 4 objects in _Restore
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:uPp0VhGrFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> What's the EXACT error message you get when you attempt a
>> >> >> >> restore
>> >> >> > operation?
>> >> >> >> what happens when you try to create a restore point??
>> >> >> >> Are you using Norton software (a bigger virus than anything it
>> >> >> >> is
>> >> >> >> meant
>> >> >> >> to
>> >> >> >> deal with!!)??
>> >> >> >> Are you getting any error messages on booting the system??
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> check this out.....
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then
> rename
>> > it
>> >> > to
>> >> >> >> WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG
>> > /FIX
>> >> >> > into
>> >> >> >> the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that
>> > fixes
>> >> >> >> it.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> If not, then open Windows Explorer - check in Folder Properties
>> >> >> >> that
>> >> > you
>> >> >> > are
>> >> >> >> able to view Hidden and System files (two settings), then Search
> on
>> >> > your
>> >> >> > PC
>> >> >> >> for files named '_RESTORE' (without the quotes) - you should
>> >> >> >> find
>> > the
>> >> >> >> C:\_RESTORE folder - r-click on it, and select Properties.
>> >> >> >> How many files/folders are there? If it's around 64 thousand,
> then
>> >> >> >> LiveUpdate (or something else) has been up to its tricks again,
> and
>> >> >> >> you'll
>> >> >> >> have to completely remove the folder from DOS - use the
> following
>> >> >> >> method,
>> >> >> >> which seems to be the easiest at present.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Reboot to DOS using your Startup disk enter the following
> commands
>> > at
>> >> > the
>> >> >> >> A:\> prompt.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> ATTRIB -R -H -S C:\_RESTORE
>> >> >> >> REN C:\_RESTORE OLDREST
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> remove the floppy, and reboot to normal windows. - your error
>> >> >> >> should
>> >> >> >> be
>> >> >> >> gone, and you should now have a new, single restore point. Go to
>> >> > Windows
>> >> >> >> Explorer, and delete the C:\OLDREST folder
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> HTH
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
>> >> >> >> messages
>> >> >> >> to
>> >> > NG's
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:CQsQe.543$Zp.322@lakeread04...
>> >> >> >> > thanks noel,
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > the version is 1.90.0.3003
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > dennis
>> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> > "Noel Paton" <NoelDPspamless@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:D eti8u$euj$1@nwrdmz03.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> "dennis" <not@home.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> >> > news:UWrQe.540$Zp.356@lakeread04...
>> >> >> >> >> >i have a dell 8100 running windows me. the backup utility
>> >> >> >> >> >called
>> >> >> > system
>> >> >> >> >> > restore is not working. when i try to restore my computer
>> >> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> > an
>> >> >> > earlier
>> >> >> >> >> > checkpoint, nothing happens. the process generally took
>> >> >> >> >> > less
>> > that
>> >> > 10
>> >> >> >> >> > minutes
>> >> >> >> >> > to complete. it does not work in safe mode either. i've
>> >> >> >> >> > gone
>> >> > through
>> >> >> >> >> > defrags, restarts, etc and nothing works. the programs does
>> >> >> >> >> > not
>> >> >> > appear
>> >> >> >> > to
>> >> >> >> >> > be
>> >> >> >> >> > frozen just does not restore.
>> >> >> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> >> > if anyone has this software on the dell, let me know what
> the
>> >> >> >> >> > problem
>> >> >> >> >> > could
>> >> >> >> >> > be
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> It's possible that you haven't installed the System Restore
>> > Patch -
>> >> >> >> > without
>> >> >> >> >> which any current restore points are just space fillers.
>> >> >> >> >> To check this, look for the file C:\Windows\System\SMGR.DLL -
>> >> > r-click
>> >> >> > on
>> >> >> >> > the
>> >> >> >> >> file, and select Properties.
>> >> >> >> >> What's the version number? - if it's v4.90.0.3003 then you
> have
>> >> >> > installed
>> >> >> >> >> the patch, and we have to look elsewhere for the problem
>> >> >> >> >> if it's v4.90.0.2533, then you need to install the patch.
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> To install the patch, either visit Windows Update, or go
> here,
>> > and
>> >> >> >> > download
>> >> >> >> >> the patch for offline install
>> >> >> >> >>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q290700
>> >> >> >> >> Run the installer, and windows should reset System Restore at
>> >> >> >> >> the
>> >> > same
>> >> >> >> > time,
>> >> >> >> >> clearing your old restore points (which wouldn't have worked,
>> >> > anyhow),
>> >> >> >> >> and
>> >> >> >> >> creating a single new one.
>> >> >> >> >> You should then reset the maximum allocation for SR by going
> to
>> > the
>> >> >> >> >> adjustment slider at System Properties | Performance | File
>> > System
>> >> >> >> >> |
>> >> >> > Hard
>> >> >> >> >> Disk - most people find that 200-400MB is quite sufficient
>> >> >> >> >> for
>> > most
>> >> >> >> >> purposes, unless installing/uninstalling large applications
> such
>> > as
>> >> >> >> > Office.
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>> >> >> >> >> --
>> >> >> >> >> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
>> >> >> >> >> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
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>> >> >> >> >> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
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