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System Restore turns off

My Systems Restore feature in Windows XP SP2 keeps turning off on its own each time I reboot my PC. What is the problem?

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In my system i instaled winxp sp2; but one error is coming strtdb80.exe Application error please solve my problem

Looks like previously your system invoked strtdb80.exe automatically during startup. But now , since you have formated and installed new operating system, the file got deleted. May be that file was a virus component, dont worry for it. And If you want to get rid of the error message, you can go for a PC tuning tool like Tune up Utilities. This tool will defragment the registry and resolve all problem.

May 20, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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In have winxp sp2 on my pc but it does not have system restore. How or where can I upload one? Thanks.

To set up a system restore point, follow these steps:
  1. Close any programs that are open.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. The System Restore Wizard opens.

    Note If the System Restore Wizard does not open, the System Restore feature may be turned off. To turn System Restore on, see the "More Information" section in this article.
  3. Click Create a restore point, and then click Next.
  4. In Restore point description box, type a description for the restore point. Use a description that is easy to understand. If you are creating a restore point before you install specific software or hardware, you could use that information in the description.

    Note The date and time are automatically added to your restore point. Therefore, you do not have to use them in your description.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To finish creating this restore point, click the Create button. The System Restore Wizard notifies you when the restore point is created.
    • To stop creating a restore point and to return to the Welcome to System Restore page, click the Back button.
    • To stop creating a restore point and to exit the System Restore Wizard, click the Cancel button.
  6. When you are finished, click the Close button.
Congratulations! You have successfully created a restore point, and you are finished.

Good luck and hope it helps.

May 04, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Wen i installed sp2 for xp , my system turned to be in grey color & font size wer so big, i can't even change the resolution settings... previously i had sp1 installed wer i had no problem i dont want...

uninstall the video driver from Control panel > Add/Remove Programs. Update the XP up to SP3, reboot twice and only then install the latest available video driver if necessary (on older pc's the driver is already in XP and it will be automatically installed.

Jan 10, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Restoration problem

How often are restore points created?
Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. You can also create a restore point manually.

How much hard disk space does System Restore require?
To store restore points, you need at least 300 megabytes (MB) of free space on each hard disk that has System Protection turned on. System Restore might use up to 15 percent of the space on each disk. As the amount of space fills up with restore points, System Restore will delete older restore points to make room for new ones.

How long are restore points saved?
Restore points are saved until the hard disk space System Restore reserves is filled up. As new restore points are created, old ones are deleted. If you turn off System Protection (the feature that creates restore points) on a disk, all restore points are deleted from that disk. When you turn System Protection back on, new restore points are created.

The restore point is a built in utility by microsoft, you can't have the option to configure the settings!!!

Jul 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Windows XP boots re-boots after installation of SP2

try removing 1 RAM then let it boot completely,
Aftrer a success boot shut it down then put back the RAM that you removed

if the above solution did not work reformat your PC and repartition it

pls rate if this thing helps

Jan 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Cyclic boot and reboot after installing SP2

If you have the Windows XP recovery disk you should boot into the disk and do a repair install of the Windows OS. You can also press 'F8' before or right after the Windows XP splash screen comes up and tell it to either boot into Safe Mode or "Boot with last configuration that worked". If you boot into safe mode, go to control panel and programs and uninstall the sp2 installation. Please comment back if you need further assistance. I will be providing a How-To on how to recover a system using system CDs today.

Good Luck,


Jan 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Why computer is restart and reboot after connecting the internet

keep taping f8 immediately after turning on the machine and go in safe mode.
then chck the system is rebooting or not if not then go to start button>all programes>accessories>ystem tools >system restore then select restore too an earlier time and then go to the bold date from when you are facing the issue and finish system will restart and issue should be resolved.

Feb 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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To be honest the ammount of time it would take for you to properly clean (remove all threats, restore messed up regestry, spyware etc) both of your systems. your time would be better spent backing up your needed files (pictures, documents, internet favorites etc) then starting from scratch by reinstalling both operating systems either from the system restore function that may be already pre installed by the manufacturer, or by simply using the origional OS install CD /DVD.

Once done install antivirus and firewall software making sure they are up to date, then install all OS software updates, finally restore you user files to one of your systems and complete a full AV scan.
finally put you data files back on the appropirate system, voila.

I suggest what may seem a drastic soloution, because it's the simplest way to achive a squeeky clean system, in the least possible time.

hope this helps

Nov 14, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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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. 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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