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system restore could not start

I want to restore from an earlier point but just get the message "system restore could not start" what can I do to resolve thisd problem?
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Re: system restore could not start

Knowing your operating system may help people identify the problem.
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Re: system restore could not start

For XP
Method 1: Make sure that the System Restore service is running

To do this, use one of the following methods:
Look in Control Panel. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, and then type compmgmt.msc in the Open box, and then press Enter.
Expand Services, and then click System Restore Services..
If the Status of System Restore Service is not Started, click Start on the toolbar to start it.
Open a Command Prompt window. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type CMD in the Open box, and then press Enter.
Type Net Start at the command prompt to make sure that the System Restore Service is up and is running.
If the System Restore Service is not listed, type net start "System Restore Service", and then press Enter.

Method 2: Make sure that System Restore is enabled on the drives where you want System Restore enabled

To do this follow these steps:
Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
If the System Restore is enabled, the Status column of a drive will show Monitoring.
If not, you can clear to clear the Turn off System Restore on all drives, and then click OK to enable it.

Method 3: Make sure that you have sufficient disk space on all the drives where System Restore is enabled

To do this, follow these steps:
To check for free disk space, click Start, click Run, type diskmgmt.msc and then press Enter. Look at each drive System Restore is monitoring for free space.
If the free space on any partition system restore is monitoring falls lower than 50 MB, System Restore will suspend and remove all restore points to free disk space. You should have already received a low free disk space message by now. System Restore will resume monitoring when free disk space reaches 200 MB.
Note In most cases you do not have to have System Restore monitor Partitions/drives other than the one Windows is installed on. System Restore does not monitor data files.

Method 4: View the event logs to investigate System Restore service errors

To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type eventvwr.msc /s in the Open box, and then press Enter.
Click the System category.
Click the Source tab to sort by name, and then look for "sr" or "srservice." Double-click each of these services, and then evaluate the event description for any indication of the cause of the problem.

Method 5: Boot in safe mode and run the System Restore tool

To boot in safe mode follow these steps:
Restart the computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, or after the BIOS post ends, start taping the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
If the menu does not appear, restart the computer and try again.
Select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER. As files load they will scroll down the screen.
Note Safe mode uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows. The default Microsoft VGA driver is used for display at 640 X480 resolution and in 16 colors.
Log on to the Administrator account. If a password was never set, leave the password blank and press ENTER or click the green arrow.
Click No in the safe mode information screen to start System Restore.
Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next to proceed to select a date with restore points available.
Click Next to begin restoring the system to a previous state
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Re: system restore could not start

very detailed but there is no run in the start menu in Windows 7 so could'nt use information given. Thank you
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by dennie
very detailed but there is no run in the start menu in Windows 7 so could'nt use information given. Thank you


all u would need to do for win 7 is open start and typy compmgmt.msc into the search box that appears and then click on whats listed
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Originally Posted by dennie
very detailed but there is no erun in he sdtart menu in Windows 7 so could'nt use inormation given. Thank you

In the start menu follow the commands for XP
Type the information is mentioned in the circled area and when you see the results for the particular application right click and choose run as administrator

What happened to the Run command?
The Run command no longer appears on the Start menu in this version of Windows. The search box that appears on the Start menu provides much of the same functionality as the Run command. However, the Run command is still available if you prefer to use it. You can even add it to the Start menu for easier access.
To add the Run command to the Start menu
Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Taskbar and Start Menu.
Click the Start Menu tab, and then click Customize.
In the list of Start menu options, select the Run command check box, and then click OK. The Run command will be displayed on the right side of the Start menu.

Tip
You can also access the Run command by pressing the Windows logo key +R.
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by markdyer72
all u would need to do for win 7 is open start and typy compmgmt.msc into the search box that appears and then click on whats listed


Are you trying to compete with speedy k9 lol as you beat me to it :smileytongue: lol
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by TPCR
Are you trying to compete with speedy k9 lol as you beat me to it :smileytongue: lol


yup, if not y not :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy: lol, just there at the right moment in time :smileyvery-happy:
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Re: system restore could not start

[tried that ---no items listed?
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by dennie
[tried that ---no items listed?


simpler way

right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage'
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by dennie
[tried that ---no items listed?


Try accessing the Run command by pressing the Windows logo key +R.

Type cmd then click ok to see if it will open up the command prompt
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by markdyer72
yup, if not y not :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy: lol, just there at the right moment in time :smileyvery-happy:


Well got to be done :smileytongue: lol
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by markdyer72
simpler way

right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage'


FYI Its is just "Computer" in win 7 start menu
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by markdyer72
simpler way

right click on 'my computer' and select 'manage'


Thanks it worked now all I want to know is how can I get system restore on Windows 7. It was easy when I had XP
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by dennie
Thanks it worked now all I want to know is how can I get system restore on Windows 7. It was easy when I had XP


Click on start > all programs > Accessories > System tools > system restore
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by TPCR
Click on start > all programs > Accessories > System tools > system restore


or type system restore into the start search bar :smileyhappy:
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by markdyer72
or type system restore into the start search bar :smileyhappy:


All fixed thanks
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Re: system restore could not start

Originally Posted by markdyer72
or type system restore into the start search bar :smileyhappy:


system restore fixed thanks