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Windows Pro system restore will not restore.

I am using Windows XP Pro. When I try to run system restore I get a message telling me that system restore was unsuccessful and no files have been changed. I have set restore to use max room on drive. It should have plenty of space.

Service pack 3 is installed but I'm sure that can't be the problem as I have had the same situation since service pack 1, long time ago. I have tried to look in services to see if restore is enabled but as of yet I haven't been able to locate the place where you can look at that.

Can anyone suggest anything else I can try? I get the feeling that lots of folks have had this problem. Anyone have a solution? Thanks

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  • Joyce Goldman Dec 17, 2008

    I forgot to mention in my initial post that this is NOT a Sony Vaio laptop, it is a traditional desktop. It is a generic as I built it myself.

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