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Anonymous
July 2, 2005 11:24:57 AM

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I went to System Restore yesterday and all of June's restore points had
disappeared. The only restore points available were two July 1 points - One
created by the installation of an updated video driver and one I created
manually as a test. Does anyone know what may cause this? Is there a fix
for System Restore gone awry? Thanks in advance.

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Anonymous
July 2, 2005 11:24:58 AM

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Warren wrote:
> I went to System Restore yesterday and all of June's restore points
> had disappeared. The only restore points available were two July 1
> points - One created by the installation of an updated video driver
> and one I created manually as a test. Does anyone know what may
> cause this? Is there a fix for System Restore gone awry? Thanks in
> advance.

Warren

It's difficult to diagnose the behavior of SR because there are so many
variables involved. If the SR restore files do become corrupted, the only
way to properly fix the problem is to turn SR off and then back on. This
results in all restore points being deleted. Here are some links that will
help you to better understand SR.

System Restore overview
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

Understanding System Restore
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/window...

System Restore restore points are missing or deleted
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301224

How to turn on and turn off System Restore in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310405

How the System Restore Tool Handles Hard-Disk Space Usage
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300044

How to troubleshoot the System Restore tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302796

Improper Shutdown May Affect System Restore
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283096

The System Restore Utility May Be Suspended on a System Drive Even Though
There Is Enough Disk Space
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299904

Windows System Restore Utility Quits and All Restore Points Are Deleted
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812119

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding System Restore in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/newsgroups/f...

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org/
Anonymous
July 2, 2005 12:15:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi,

Did you run disk cleanup? There is an option in its settings that will
remove all but the most recent restore point.

Did you install a Service Pack? Doing so will also remove the old restore
points.

Did you temporarily disable the System Restore service? This too will remove
the old points.

Basically though, once they're gone, they're gone. There is no retrieving
them.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Warren" <unknown@cox.net> wrote in message
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>I went to System Restore yesterday and all of June's restore points had
>disappeared. The only restore points available were two July 1 points -
>One created by the installation of an updated video driver and one I
>created manually as a test. Does anyone know what may cause this? Is
>there a fix for System Restore gone awry? Thanks in advance.
>
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