Windows XP Problems with System Restore.

  compumac 22:16 15 May 10
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Windows XP Problems with System Restore.
If I go to System Properties /System Restore, the “Turn off System Restore on all drives” is checked with the drives all greyed out and displaying Status “Turned off”. If I then uncheck “Turn off System Restore on all drives” and select either OK or Apply the PC locks up.
Advice required.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:29 15 May 10

Can happen if one of your partitions does not have enough free space for system restore.

  compumac 22:39 15 May 10

Fruit Bat /\0/\
Did think that but C drive has 115Gb free and the other three partitions whiach are on a external drive each have at least 60Gb on each. I also disconnected the external drive prior to booting up to see if that did any good, but it was just the same.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:46 16 May 10

Switch them all off and see if you can then delete the system restore folders on ant drives still showing one, you may have a corrupt system restore folder

  compumac 11:55 16 May 10

Could you point me in the direction of the System Restore folder/files?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:01 16 May 10

Look for "system volume Information" folder on each drive.

  compumac 13:47 16 May 10

Fruit Bat /\0/\
Cannot find "system volume information" whereabouts should it/they be?

  retep888 13:57 16 May 10

This may help click here

  retep888 14:01 16 May 10
  compumac 20:49 16 May 10

retep888
Thanks for that but still unable to locat "System volume information".
Any further ideas out there?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:04 16 May 10

If you have windows set to vies "Hidden files and folders" and you cannot find system volume information then system restore is definitely switched off.

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