Xp system restore doesn't work!

By kiyhkuj
Nov 25, 2007
  1. hi there. i've been out 4 a while cause i formatted my drive and installed clean copy of win xp. recently, after i done a system restore to roll back on some problems wid my antivirus software, it worked for first time but then i decided that it was the wrong date and chose another restore point. the computer failed to restore and i tried lots of different other restore points...but no luck! PLZ HELP!
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 668

    First find out whether the restore points have really gone.

    Look in the (hidden) folder C:\\System Volume Information See HERE

    Each restore point is in a folder named RP *** If there is only one RP folder,

    that means all the others have been deleted..

    To prevent it happening again,see HERE
  3. kiyhkuj

    kiyhkuj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    thnx po girl i've fixed my prob. Thnx 4 ur reply anyway!
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    Mind telling us how you fixed it, for future reference?
  5. kiyhkuj

    kiyhkuj TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 125

    well there was a program (norton) i wanted 2 uninstall!! and it wouldn't go away with the uninstaller. so i decided to do a system restore to get rid of the program. But that didn't work so i just shredded the files with a secure shredder! Sorry i couldn't tell u how to fix sys restore because i don't really know how to!
  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    There is also a program called Norton Removal Tool to get rid of Norton. I think you can download it from out Downloads section (link at the top of every page)

    System restore won't uninstall a program, either, it restores your pc to the state it was in at the specified date but it does not delete files.
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