System Restore no longer functioning....


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Anna

Hi all -

I recently replaced my failing hard drive with a newer one, and 'system
restore' mysteriously is non-functioning. Running Win XP Professional (SP3)
on a Dell Dimension XPS (circa 2005), new HDD is a 500GB Western Digital
"Caviar" SATA; used the WD 'copy' utility to transfer everything from old
drive to new drive, boots up perfectly, everything else works fine. I am in
the habit of setting a restore point before adding/updating
anything...discovered 'system restore' no longer working. When try to
access, get an error stating 'Run DLL as an APP is not working' and a whole
slew of info following. (Didn't want to waste space copying here, but have
the data)

I've also noticed that when I open applications (IE7, Firefox. MS Word,
etc), they open a bit slower than before, but once open, everything is same
as was using old (Maxtor 160GB) HDD. I also have all data from old drive
backed up on an external drive, but can't find anything missing when I
compare old/new.

I've changed no settings, so perplexed as to why system restore isn't
functioning. There is a file (RSTRUI.EXE) in the C:\I386 folder, which gives
me the popup " System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please
restart your computer, and then run System Restore again." Needless to say,
upon restarting and trying to set a restore point, I get the same error.

Any insights would be appreciated.

Many thanks!
 
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Gerry

Anna

There are a number of Error messages relating to System but it is
difficult to relate your problem to any particular one. The site is one
of the best for System Restore:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/error.html

Please post copes of Error Reports as they appear in Event Viewer.

Have a look in the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for
Errors and Warnings and post copies here. Don't post any more than 48
hours ago.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
of the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description
are important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427/en-us

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event
Viewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of
the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from
Event Viewer.

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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Anna

Gerry -

THANK YOU !!! Found the answer at : http://bertk.mvps.org/html/error.html

Used the ' rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\Inf\sr.inf '
command to reinstall System Restore - rebooted and created a restore point -
works again!

I really hate to make changes without having that restore point to fall back
to. Would have taken me literally WEEKS on my own to figure out how to get
SR running again.

Many, many thanks !!!

Anna
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Brian A.

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Gerry

Anna

Glad you found the answer to your problem.


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Gerry
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FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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A

Anna

Brian -

I defragged, just in case. IE7 opens as fast as it used to, as do the
MSOffice apps. Firefox -- slow, but I have a lot of extensions that do
'behind-the-scenes' stuff, so that was always a bit slower than anything
else. All in all, I think I'm OK !!

Thank you for your suggestion.

Anne
 
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Gerry

Anna

It is important to run Disk CleanUp ( or cCleaner ) before running Disk
Defragmenter. I am not sure from your post whether this is something you
usually do.

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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