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We have 2 problems with our Windows XP system. Everytime we turn on the computer we get: checking file system on c: This type of teh file system is NTFS. One of your disks need to be checked for consistency. We allow this to run - computer restarts & everything appears to work fine. 2nd. problem: We are unable to do a System Restore. We have tried several dates listed in Bold print going back for several days and over a month. We always get the message: Changes made to drive L: after this point cannot be reversed because the drive was either excluded from system restore monitoring or was turned off or removed. We proceed with the restore & everything appears to be going fine - but, when the computer restarts after the restore we get this message: Your computer cannot be restored to "date that we set for restore". Software Dist. Service 3.0 No changes have been made to your computer. The System Restore shows that it is only monitoring C: I do have an external hard drive that shows to be L; drive. I only use this for back-up to my docs, photos, & music. I "safely remove hardware" after every backup. Do you have any suggestions on how these problems can be resolved?

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You do not need to use the safly remove hardware function for your external drive, just turn the ;power off and then unplug it.

I recommend you do a checkdsik and repair which will take longer than the consistancy check but will attempt to repair any errors it finds and works 99% of the time.

To do this copy and paste the following into a command prompt window.


chkdsk /r

It will ask if you want to run the next time windows starts- press y and then enter. Restart your system and allow it to run.

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