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System Restore.

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by BoomAM, 23 Jan 2006.

  1. BoomAM

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2003

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    Location: Atlanta, USA

    Hi.
    Is there some information anywhere about how System Restore in XP works?
    I allways set a restore point when i shutdown at the end of the day, but im allways hesitant to 'restore' for minor faults. Ive got it in my mind that each time i do a restore, theres loads of rubbish left around, potentially slowing down my system.
    Is there any truth to my 'feeling', or can i do a restore whenever i want without that fear?

    Thanks in advance all. :)

    Note: Can people please refrain from suggesing other restore products, like ghost, as thats not what im asking. Thanks.
     
  2. uknorthboy

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 351

    You can restore your pc with no problems at all, if you are worried about rubbish left on the pc carry out the usual virus and spyware checks.
     
  3. BittersweetLife

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    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

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    XP's System restore sucks ass BIG TIME!! More often then not it does not even work when you need it too and imho it's a complete waste of system resources and clock cycles!! Much better to do a complete DOS image with Nortons Ghost which works 100% of the time and use's ZERO system resources / clock cycles.
     
  4. lordedmond

    Wise Guy

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    agree 90%

    but beware with the system restore it will delete other files to when you restore ie .exe and .dll files in your program folders, evan things that are not installed its a big NO NO in my book

    ghost is ok unless you use xp64 then that to no worky
     
  5. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    Can people please read my first post properly. I have said no suggestions of other restore programs. Its not in the least bit helpfull.
     
  6. ShakenNstirred

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

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    Location: sawley/ long eaton

    from the microsoft website
    "System Restore does not replace the process of uninstalling a program. To completely remove the files installed by a program, you must remove the program using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or the program's own uninstall program."
     
  7. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

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    meh, shadow copy tbh.
     
  8. ShakenNstirred

    Sgarrista

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    cant say i have seen any speed increase with it off
    or any problems with system resources and clock cycles with it on
    so that not really a factor
     
  9. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

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    It will increase system speed as when its on its activley running as a service, and also uses up plenty of drive space.
     
  10. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    I only ask because im beginning to have a few problems on my new laptop, which has an install less than 2 weeks old.
    Im fairly certain i wont have problems again, but just in case, i'd like system restore to be working.
     
  11. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

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    If there are problems already its probably a hardware problem. Check the disk and do memtest and rma if you need to. Good idea to get some backup storage.
     
  12. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    Nah. Its not a HW fault.
    It only started happening when i started disabling some of the stuff that opened on startup. Strangly, re-enabling them didnt fix the fault.
    It appears to be fine now.