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[System] Restore [will not restore to an earlier date]


My computer will not restore to an earlier date. Any suggestions?

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The most likely cause is a corrupted restore point which will prevent other points from working. System Restore points are incremental, i.e. one point relies on earlier points and if one of those is corrupt the system cannot be restored.

Your only solution may be to turn off System Restore, reboot and turn on System Restore. All existing restore points will be cleared - they are of no use anyway in the scenario you describe.

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Hi russgam. In addition to what Pete said, if for some reason you still can't get system restore to restore your computer to an earlier date after following Pete's advice then you can try Reinstalling System Restore.

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Just to be clear - if System Restore is turned off as I posted there will be no Restore Points - you will need to wait a week or so before a few are made.

To test after turning off, rebooting and turning System Restore back on make a manual restore point and then try to restore the system.

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I think I've got that problem solved.

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Care to share your solution so that other members in the future can benefit?

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Originally Posted by russgam View Post
I think I've got that problem solved.
And the solution was?

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I reloaded the restore system to my OS. With a lot of help form other people.

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How did you solve it though? Did you use the method in the link I posted or did you have different way of reinstalling system restore?

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I called my son-in-law and he connected up to my computer remotely. He is the help I got. He works on computer systems. Not sure what he did, but I sat back and watched.
Not only was my restore problem solved, but the svchost.exe application error also fixed.
My computer (HP 4100y) is running like it did when I bought it in 2006.

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Ok great.

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