System Restore stopped working

  Billawa 23:36 19 Jul 08
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Can't pinpoint exactly when this happened but when I try to restore to an earlier point the computer gets as far as "saving your settings" and then freezes. The only way around this appears to be rebooting. System Restore does not seem to work at all. Any suggestions why and how to "restore!" it?

Running Win XP and service packs up to date.

  birdface 23:51 19 Jul 08

Try it in safe mode and if you have Norton installed turn it off before you try it.

  Billawa 21:25 20 Jul 08

Thanks Buteman. I do not use Norton (too many adverse reports of conflicts in the past) and will try Safe Mode. Hopefully it will work but does this mean that if i want to use System Restore in future I will always have to boot in Safe Mode?

  birdface 00:48 21 Jul 08

I think it depends on your Firewall.If it works in safe mode you will be able to use it in normal mode as long as the firewall is turned off.

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