System restore doesn’t work properly

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I used WinXP Home SP2. Recently I tried to divert WinXP Home SP2 to WinXP Pro SP2. I upgraded the system successfully.

When the upgrade is successfully done I clicked on my computer to go to system properties but I failed to find system restore tab. After that I went to system restore service but found this problem.

Could not start the SR Service on Local Computer. Error 5:

Access is denied.

Now what can I do? Need your help friends.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #88437

System restore doesn’t work properly



Here's how to solve your problem. Just follow simple steps to fix it.  View the event logs to investigate System Restore service errors.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • Click Start Button then Click Run and type eventvwr.msc and press enter
  • Click the Source tab to sort by name, and then look for "sr" or "srservice." Double-click each of these services, and then evaluate the event description for any indication of the cause of the problem at the time of the error. Post the Source and Event ID.
  • Hope this things may help you.

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Answered By 5 points N/A #88438

System restore doesn’t work properly


Just follow these steps to restore. Turn your computer on let it boot the BIOS up , then before the next page starts start hitting F5. when the next screen loads up you will be given the option how to start the windows click SAFE MODE.

Now log in as admin as you log in click the Start menu /Control Panel /Admin Tools/Services then scroll down to RPC right click on it and bring the properties now look at the top, you will see dependencies click on this tab,it tells you what services need to be started to run the RPC service.

If any of these services are stopped your RPC will not run. Now close everything reboot and your computer now starts normally with all you want to do.

Answered By 0 points N/A #88440

System restore doesn’t work properly


The first thing to do is, to make sure that the system restore is working. The procedure for this is Start >Click on run and type compmgmt.msc  >Click on Enter >Click on services and then on system restore services.

If the system restore services are not started click on start on the tool bar. To make sure that it`s running:

Go to Start >Run and type CMD. In the CMD prompt type net start if it`s not listed type net start “system restore service” and press Enter. The second thing you want to check is if the drivers where you want to system restore are enabled.

To do this, go to Start >Right click on My Computer >Select Properties>Click system restore tab > When the system restore is enabled, the status column shows monitoring.  If it`s not  clear the turn off system restore on all drivers and press enter.

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