I have windows XP Spk3. Unable to restore computer.Only to present time.

I click System Restore.

A box comes up with: Unable to restore computer.Restart and try again [ or similar].

I click on Systen Restore again and it opens.

I click Restore your computer to an earlier time.

Only option I have [restore point] is present time.

I cannot restore further back than "todays date".

Suggestions please.

 

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Last updated March 30, 2018 Views 68 Applies to:
Sometimes System Restore breaks, usually just when you need it.

Why do you think you want to use System Restore?

From your description, it sounds as if all of your restore points have been deleted.  Did you do a "Disk Cleanup" or use some other "cleaning" or "tuning" tool?

For more information about System Restore, including some possible suggestions for dealing with specific error messages ("or similar" isn't helpful), see http://bertk.mvps.org/html/error.html and in general http://bertk.mvps.org/
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I use PC tools and CC cleaner.

I will look at your links and perhaps stop using the tuning tools for a few days to see if it will give me more restore points.

There were no error codes.

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Most of CCleaner should be OK as long as you don't use the Registry cleaner.  On the other hand, I seem to recall an option in CCleaner to delete restore points ... so perhaps you should check and make sure that you didn't select that option.

I don't know what PC Tools offers these days.

I agree with your plan to stop using those tools for a while, but why not also test System Restore to see if it is otherwise working OK:  http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#3

You might consider the following from long-time MVP PA Bear:

If you ever think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked, fixed, or optimized (it doesn't), read http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099 and draw your own conclusions.

Also see http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/archive/2005/10/02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx


~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (IE, Mail, Security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft


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