Tinkering but now lost system restore.

  Cymro. 17:48 30 Mar 08

Tinkering but now lost system restore.

I carried out the following action on my computer so as to try and speed it up

Went to start, run and type in > CMD+Pressed enter then copied and pasted this into the black box
REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache /V Start /T REG_DWORD /F /D 2
I then pressed enter+the restart.

The only effect I thought it had was if anything to slow my computer further so I try to system restore only to find that it would not work.

Is there any way I can reverse the action I foolishly took or at least get system restore to work again.

Yes I know I should not meddle with things I don`t fully understand but it seemed a good idea at the time.

I have Windows XP home with service pack two.

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  Cymro. 17:50 30 Mar 08

Take no notice of bottom line re. click here

  johnnyrocker 17:51 30 Mar 08

try safe mode and last known good working order?


  woodchip 17:51 30 Mar 08

Looks like you will have to start with XP cd and do a repair

  brundle 17:52 30 Mar 08

DNS Client service only needs disabling if you're using a huge HOSTS file. Adjust it the usual way from the Services snap-in. Start menu/run, type


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  Cymro. 17:58 30 Mar 08

I have the services menu from run then services.msc but which one do I enable

  Cymro. 18:04 30 Mar 08

In the services menu the DNS Client is marked as started+automatic.

  brundle 18:15 30 Mar 08

That's the default setting, so no need for system restore. A restore point won't have been set as a result of manually adding a registry key anyway. What was it designed to achieve?

If you mean System Restore is actually not working, check the System Restore service is started and set to Auto

  Cymro. 18:26 30 Mar 08

System restore is activated in System Properties box.

Is it possible that it is deactivated in the services menu?

I will look in services to see if I can find it.

  Cymro. 18:35 30 Mar 08

System Restore is marked as started+automatic in the services menu.
So where do I go from here?

I am tempted to use johnnyrocker suggestion above and use last good working. I assume I press F1 or is it F8 on start-up but rather nervous of doing so as I have never used it before.
How long will it take, what should I be aware of etc.

  Cymro. 18:38 30 Mar 08

Re. What was it designed to achieve?

It was from another posting on this forum to help speed up the computer.

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