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TomBrooklyn
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join:2002-03-04
Brooklyn, NY

[XPPro] How Create a Restore Point? System Restore Gone!

How can I create a Restore Point?

Under Start/Program/Accessories/System, the only thing I see is "Internet Explorer." System Restore is gone!

As a side note, where might it have gone, and how could I get it back?

OZO
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join:2003-01-17
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Create shortcut to:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
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Keep it simple, it'll become complex by itself...

TomBrooklyn
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join:2002-03-04
Brooklyn, NY
said by OZO:

Create shortcut to:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Hi. How would I go about doing that?

art22gg
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join:2005-02-16
Courtenay, BC
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Go to "Run",type in Cmd,enter what Ozo gave you....
Are you sure you can,t see it either by going to Start>Prog>Acessories>SysTools>(SysRestore)..OR..Right click My Computer>Properties>(SysRestore)


darcilicious
Cyber Librarian
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join:2001-01-02
Forest Grove, OR
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reply to TomBrooklyn
You seem to be having a number of issues with your Start Menu shortcuts lately...?

»Where is Paint in Start/Programs?


The Pig
I know you want to be me
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join:2009-09-11
reply to TomBrooklyn
This may or may not help, it worked for me when I had XP!

System restore is an excellent alternative when applications go awry. However, what happens when System Restore itself decides to play up. You could spend ages re-installing Windows XP, but before doing such a drastic thing, you could try re-installing System Restore. The procedure is as follows:
PLEASE NOTE
You may be asked for the Windows XP CD. if you haven't got a retail copy of the XP CD, point your browser to the i386 folder, locate the INF folder and see if you can install System restore form there.
1/ Open Windows Explorer
2/ on the Main toolbar click Tools
3/ From the drop down menu click Folder Options
4/ The folder Options Properties window will now open
5/ Click the View tab
6/ In the advanced Settings list scroll down to the Hidden Files and Folders section
7/ Click on the radio button next to the Show Hidden Files and Folders option
8/ Click OK to close the Folder Options Properties window
9/ In the left hand pane of windows explorer click the + sign next to My Computer
10/ This now expands the drive list
11/ Click the + sign next to the C: drive to expand the folder list
12/ From the folder list navigate to the Windows folder and click the + sign next to this to expand the folder list
13/ Scroll down and click on the INF folder
14/ A list of INF files will appear in the right hand pane of Windows explorer
15/ Look for a file called SR.INF
16/ Once you have located SR.INF Right Click on the folder
17/ From the drop down menu click on Install

18/ System restore should now re-install
19/ If you are asked at any time to insert your Windows XP CD (typically to copy files sr.sys and srframe.mmf) then do so. This enables fresh files to be copied over to your hard drive. Don't try browsing to the Windows directory on your hard drive for the relevant file as all you will be doing is replacing one corrupt file with another.

OZO
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reply to TomBrooklyn
said by TomBrooklyn:

said by OZO:

Create shortcut to:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Hi. How would I go about doing that?

1. Go to folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools

2. Make shortcut there (right click, choose New | Shortcut) and copy/paste target from my 1st post.
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chachazz
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reply to TomBrooklyn
This simple tool will do it - just download, unzip and run the file.
AccRestore: »windowsxp.mvps.org/accessories.htm

Another simple tool to make Restore Points:
Quick Restore Point Maker: »www.thewindowsclub.com/create-a-···re-maker
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