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tokyosky
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Your computer cannot be restored to...
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I wanted to restore my computer XPpro Sp2 to an earlier state and I keep
getting the message " Your computer cannot be restored to..." I have
tried 4 dates and allways the same reply.

I haven't had this problem before so any help would be most appreciated.
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Will Denny
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi

One or more of the System Restore files could have been corrupted - try
turning SR off/on - but I'm afraid that you will lose any existing
checkpoints:

Right click My Computer, select Properties and then the System Restore tab.
Enable 'Turn off System Restore on all drives' and reboot your PC. After
that 1st reboot go back into SR and disable 'Turn off System Restore on all
drives' and reboot your PC again. After that 2nd reboot you should have one
new SR checkpoint.

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"tokyosky" wrote in message

 >I wanted to restore my computer XPpro Sp2 to an earlier state and I keep
 >getting the message " Your computer cannot be restored to..." I have tried
 >4 dates and allways the same reply.
 >
 > I haven't had this problem before so any help would be most appreciated.
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tokyosky
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thanks for your input. I would prefer to get to an earlier point for a
restore first, but if all else fails I will give your suggestion a go.

Will Denny wrote<br>
 > Hi
 >
 > One or more of the System Restore files could have been corrupted - try
 > turning SR off/on - but I'm afraid that you will lose any existing
 > checkpoints:
 >
 > Right click My Computer, select Properties and then the System Restore tab.
 > Enable 'Turn off System Restore on all drives' and reboot your PC. After
 > that 1st reboot go back into SR and disable 'Turn off System Restore on all
 > drives' and reboot your PC again. After that 2nd reboot you should have one
 > new SR checkpoint.
 >

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pjgoodman2
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"tokyosky" wrote:

 > I wanted to restore my computer XPpro Sp2 to an earlier state and I keep
 > getting the message " Your computer cannot be restored to..." I have
 > tried 4 dates and allways the same reply.
 >
 > I haven't had this problem before so any help would be most appreciated.
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pjgoodman2
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:33 pm    Post subject: RE: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I am having the same problem as tokyosky. My system restore will not restore
to an earlier restore point. I have had this problem since installing SP2

"tokyosky" wrote:

 > I wanted to restore my computer XPpro Sp2 to an earlier state and I keep
 > getting the message " Your computer cannot be restored to..." I have
 > tried 4 dates and allways the same reply.
 >
 > I haven't had this problem before so any help would be most appreciated.
 > --

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tokyosky
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Just to let others know I rebotted in safe mode and carried out a
restore from there which worked for me!

tokyosky wrote<br>
 > I wanted to restore my computer XPpro Sp2 to an earlier state and I keep
 > getting the message " Your computer cannot be restored to..." I have
 > tried 4 dates and allways the same reply.
 >
 > I haven't had this problem before so any help would be most appreciated.

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Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas - (Vergil)
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hjsmithh
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Go to:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sharedtech.nsf/pfdocs/2005113009323013

to see how it was fixed for me.

-Harry


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Bert Kinney
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi,

What Symantec doesn’t tell you in this document is that the only restore points
that will work are those created with the "Turn protection on for my Symantec
protect" unchecked and "Symantec Resource Protection" turned off.

Restore points created with "Symantec Resource Protection" checked and turned
on, will display the message "Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be
restored . . . "

To keep System Restore functioning correctly, disable the "Symantec Resource
Protection" feature until there a permanent fix is released.

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Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org
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"hjsmithh" wrote
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> Go to:
> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sharedtech.nsf/pfdocs/2005113009323013
>
> to see how it was fixed for me.
>
> -Harry
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Marco



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Your computer cannot be restored to... [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I had this problem. I cured it by booting into "Safe Mode" (FCool.
The system was restored to my requested date after running "System Restore" in Safe Mode. Sometimes you can resore by disabling Norton
programs but this simple solution did the trick for me. Give it a whirl.

Marco
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