System Restore Help
by rf2ooo - 9/6/12 5:18 PM
In Reply to: Codecs and System Restore by deo252
Awesome! I'm glad to hear the media issue is partially solved. As for the System Restore issue, I made an error in the file path name, it should be under "C:/Windows/System32/Restore" for XP machines, look for a file named "rstrui.exe". For windows Vista or 7, the file path name is "C:\System Volume Information" but also should have the rstrui file. There are a few other files that should be in the restore folder and if any of them are missing or corrupted, then the restore function for your computer cannot be fixed unless you reinstall Windows which might be more trouble than it's worth.
One of my computers had a bug that wiped out the contents of the restore folder also but I left it as is. I just reinstalled any software that wasn't working properly and have to do that anytime something doesn't work properly on that particular machine. It's easier than reinstalling windows and losing everything on that hard drive.
Hopefully that helps!
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