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System restore I have original windows xp. my system restoe tab is missing in computer properties. my system restore is off,as indicated many times on my computer.how can I make my system restore on . please advice. regards hkkoul.

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Click on the start menu, select all programs, accessories, system tools and then system restore should be in the list.
Please post back if it is not.

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How do i disable windows restore


Steps to turn off System Restore
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
  3. Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore: You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.

    Do you want to turn off System Restore?After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

Jan 11, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 Full...

Tip

Get space back on your hard drives! / Reclaim missing space


If your drive is nearly full and you can't work out where the space has gone, heres 2 things you can do about it.

1. Turn off System Restore

System Restore is a nice feature built into Windows that allows you to "go back in time" in case something bad happens. However, it takes up a LOT of disk space. You can turn it off (or at least turn down the space it takes up) by doing the following:

--On Windows XP--

Right click "My Computer"
Properties
System Restore tab
Tick "Turn off System Restore" and press Apply to turn it off and reclaim your disk space
OR Drag the slider all the way to the left to REDUCE the amount of space it takes up (and the number of "restore points" it creates).

--On Windows Vista--

Right click "My Computer"
Properties
on the left hand side click on "System Protection"
Wait for it to load, then uncheck all the drives you want to turn System Restore off on those drives.
Hit Apply or Ok.

Done! You just got some space back.

Note that System Restore isn't a critical feature to recovering from a computer problem, though it may help / save some time. If you wish to keep it on, you may wish to consider "turning it down" as described above to reclaim drive space.

2. TreeSizeFree

TreeSizeFree is a completely free software that lets you find out WHICH folders are taking up all the space on your hard drives. Its very simple to use and very small (theres even a portable version which requires no installation), just press Scan->Select the hard drives you want to check, wait a few minutes, and you'll know exactly how your hard drive space is distributed.

TreeSizeFree can be downloaded at:
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

on Dec 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hi sir, in my system so many drivers are missing , can you tell me which software shows that which driver is missing,and my system is hp and the operating system is windows xp


Right-click on the "My Computer" icon and examine the properties.

A multi-tabbed dialog box should come up. One one of those tabs is a button for Hardware or "Device Manager". Clicking on that will show you the devices that are in trouble. They will have yellow icons next to them indicating trouble.

Apr 11, 2010 | HP (A6740A) 36 GB Hard Drive

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Cannot enable sytems restore. Message: Group


1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter

2. Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore

In the right-pane:

* Delete the value DisableConfig
* Delete the value DisableSR

3. Exit the Registry Editor.

In Windows XP Professional, you can accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor as well.

1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC

2. Navigate to this path:

-> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
---> System
----> System Restore

3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured

4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured
More Information

Turn off System Restore corresponds to DisableSR registry value. With this Policy is turned ON, the System Restore tab may be missing in My Computer Properties. Also, when you run System Restore (rstrui.exe), you receive this message:

System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore, contact your domain Administrator.

Turn off Configuration corresponds to DisableConfig registry value. With this Policy turned ON, the System Restore tab will remain displayed but the user cannot configure the SR options. It reads disabled by Group Policy.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/srpolicy.htm


Or perhaps you can review this
Control of System Restore function has been disabled by "Group Policy".
How do regain control?Go to Start>Run, key in gpedit.msc and hit ENTER. Under Computer
Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand System, then click on
the System Restore folder. In the right-hand pane, double-click on Turn off
Configuration and, under the Setting tab, click in the radio button beside
Not Configured. Click on Apply then OK.

Please visit the following Microsoft Knowledge Base website
and review the topic titled: "Method 1: Use Group Policy".

How to Disable the System Restore Configuration User Interface
http://support.microsoft.com/default.asp…

Note: You must be an administrator or owner, or have administrative
privileges to perform this task.

Undo the changes using Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc)

-or-

Open Registry Editor and navigate to:

HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Wind… NT\SystemRestore

In the right-pane, delete the value "DisableConfig".
Close Registry Editor
Close and re-open the System Restore properties page.


Note: Group Policy Editor is only Available in XP Professional (according to http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-…

Perhaps one of these links will give you the correct solution
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-200…

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restor…

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows…

I hope this helps you to resolve your problem.

Jan 03, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Computer is not starting up in standard windows mode. dell media keeps popping up and when i exit the program my pc shuts down. i tried ctrl and f8 it brings me to a short menu. (1) continue restart...


Are you running Window XP? Is your computer set to hibernate? If so, you may have a hibernation error...

If I understand correctly, while pressing F8 during bootup you received a message that states:
"System restart has been paused:
Continue with system restart.
Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu"

You may wish to read this article about the error. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/294427

Then, go ahead and do that second option. What hibernate does is write a big file to the HD with the exact state of Windows. That is a "restoration" file. If hibernate doesn't work, deleting the restoration file will often allow the computer to restart normally.


Good luck! Please post back with your results.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!





Mar 31, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1420 Notebook

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Problem with botting my system......plese reply


The solution for this issue would be...

In order to get this issue fixed... What needs to be done is as follows...

1) Right click on My Computer...
2) Then in the drop down menu... Left Click on Properties....
3) Then you will get the system properties window...
4) In System Properties Window... Go to the Advanced Tab...
5) Under Advanced Tab Click On Startup & Recovery Tab.
6) Under Startup & Recovery Uncheck the option's which says time to display OS 30 seconds.. Uncheck both the options

Jan 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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System restore disable


Open your system properties. Check to make sure the system restore feature is enabled. I had to do this on my old computer as you have to tell the restore feature how much hdd space to dedicate to restore functions. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

Dec 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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System Restore Problem


Follow the instructions below to disable System RestoreDisabling System Restore on Windows ME

1. Click Start, Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the System icon. The System Properties dialog box appears.

NOTE: If the System icon is not visible, click "View all Control Panel options" to display it.

3. Click the Performance tab, and then click File System.
4. Click the Troubleshooting tab, and then check Disable System Restore.
5. Click OK. Click Yes, when you are prompted to restart Windows.

Once you have cleaned the virus or other problem from the computer, reenable System Restore by following these directions

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Desktop properties (desktop and screensaver tab is missing)


The following is solved me
Well if anyone is interested and for general knowledge these are the 3entries that were killing the Desktop and Screen Saver tabs in XP. Hupigon13 seems to be at the root of it all.

Quote: Microsoft.Windows.System: Settings (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERSS-1-5-21-1343024091-1060284298-1011862931-1004SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystemNoDispBackgroundPage!=W=0

Microsoft.Windows.System: User settings (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_USERSS-1-5-21-1343024091-1060284298-1011862931-1004SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystemNoDispScrSavPage!=W=0

Hupigon13: Settings (Registry value, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001ServicessrImagePath=...SystemRoot...

Read full story here
http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?s=f44e1bb094fbae9305c9f0c9999c52e7&p=841430#post841430

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System Restore gets disabled


You must set the "Service" to "Automatic" here are some instructions. And a link to a M$ KB article about it. support.microsoft.com/kb/302796 Start the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) Navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/System Restore Set Turn off System Restore and Turn off Configuration to "Disable" Right click on My Computer and Select "Manage". Navigate to Services and Applications/Services Navigate to System Restore Service and double click On the General tab set [Startup Type] to "Automatic" using the drop down list Click the Start button to start the service. Close the Computer Management console Return to System Restore in Group Policy Editor and configure both to "Not Configured" Close Group Policy Editor and reboot the system. After the reboot is complete, right click My Computer, select Properties and the tab for System Restore will have been restored. Configure it to your individual needs.

Aug 20, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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