Limits of System Restore

By SledgeProne
May 1, 2012
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  1. In an ill fated attempt to circumvent the rather precarious task of updating and installing new system drivers, recruiting the aid of "Slimdrivers", has in turn, left me up a creek without a paddle.

    After a PCI bus driver install went sour, I'm missing an ethernet controller. Will a Windows system restore govern the effects of these issues. Restoring via the application freezes up mid stream.

    Thanks for casting any light.
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    System Restore point captures the registry and what Windows thinks are critical files. But sys restore is not a full backup so there's no guarantee but suggest you try it. It should let you revert back if it can't restore. Let us know

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    btw.. if system restore fails, also try right click the device in DevMgr->Properties Driver tab. Click Roll Back Driver. see if that helps
  3. SledgeProne

    SledgeProne TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Thanks for replying Lookin, as the System Restore was successful.

    I recall having adding the system drivers individually when I first installed the OS on my new SATA drives. but with this XP version (pre-SP1), and having lost the MB CD install drivers, the task to do so seemed harrowing to say the least.

    I am however convinced, that I'll be better served updating them with the assistance of THIS forum, rather than any third party, automated update software..

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