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System restore not working .. even if i try to use different restore dates...always say incomplete

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    edwin cobb May 11, 2010

    have you tried repairing your windows drive?....................did you set auto update on during repair or installation?.............please try them first and let me know the oucome but then missing/corrupt drives or un geniue windows can be refused update and also not that some windos version have limites to the number of years it would take to update so do check the installation manuals for all this or even from the website

  • Marty marty May 11, 2010

    will not work if you used the Windows website for automatic updates...I went through this and now refuse the updates.

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1) if you are using genuine version of windows,
Contact Microsoft helpdesk onlite. site www.microsoft.com
2) If you have pirated copy, login using SAFE-MODE.
copy your important documents to a new drive and reinstall Windows XP. There is no other option other that this if the copy is pirated one.

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For System Restore to work you need to have the restore points available. If there was no restore points then system restore will not work.

You can try performing system restore from Safe Mode (Best Option more often than not).

Try Below mentioned steps
Step 1: Keep hitting F8 key while computer starts to boot.
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