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Old 11-06-2009
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system restore is not able to protect your computer

I am running Windows XP on my computer & was trying to restore my system. But everytime i try to restore it gives me the error message as follows "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System restore again". Even thought i restart the computer & retry as said it gives the same message again. Can any one tel how can i get system restore running again...????
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Re: system restore is not able to protect your computer

It is possible that might be the System Restore is switched off.... Go to Admin Tools in that go to service TAB then scroll down to System Restore. Now right click & check the properties of it. If Disable then just enable it.

Hope this works for you...!
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Old 11-06-2009
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Re: system restore is not able to protect your computer

Here is the Official Microsoft solution - Just open the link below :

system restore is not able to protect your computer
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Re: system restore is not able to protect your computer

Open a notepad Copy the following code & paste it in that notepad & save it in .reg file format on your desktop. Now open that file by double clicking on it to merge the file to registry. Now reboot the computer even if it doesn't ask you to reboot to save the changes made.

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
"DisableConfig"=dword:00000000
"DisableSR"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr]
"Type"=dword:00000002
"Start"=dword:00000000
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"Tag"=dword:00000004
"ImagePath"=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
  52,00,49,00,56,00,45,00,52,00,53,00,5c,00,73,00,72,00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,\
  00,00,00
"DisplayName"="System Restore Filter Driver"
"Group"="FSFilter System Recovery"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr\Parameters]
"FirstRun"=dword:00000000
"DontBackup"=dword:00000000
"MachineGuid"="{EAAFAEEC-4AFE-42BE-83D9-C12FDD4942A6}"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
  00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
  00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
  05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
  20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
  00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
  00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr\Enum]
"0"="Root\\LEGACY_SR\\0000"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
"DisableSR"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
"DisableConfig"=dword:00000000

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy Objects\LocalMachine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore]
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Old 19-01-2010
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smile Re: system restore is not able to protect your computer (SOLVED)

It took me over 10 months to solve my problem with system restore in Window XP Pro and today it works.
1. In Windows XP

* Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
2. In Windows XP, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
3. reinstall system restore files:
Warning: Reinstalling System Restore will delete all existing restore points.
Go to Start - Run and type %Windir%\INF then press enter.
In Windows Explorer go to Tools - Folder Options - View Tab and uncheck ?Hide extensions for known file types?.
Find the sr.inf file, right click on it and select Install.
Or simply type or paste the following command into the Start - Run box and press enter.
rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\Inf\sr.inf
If the Files Needed dialog box appears, click Browse and point to one of these locations:

* The i386 folder on the Windows XP CD.
* The i386 folder on the hard drive, if it exists.
* The C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder if the systems has been updated to Service Pack 2.
* The retail version of Windows XP (SP2) CD contains the latest version of the files needed also.
* The SP2 CD, (or the SP2 file DOWNLOADED from Microsoft) click HERE.

If after reinstalling System Restore this error message is received, ?System restore was unable to start due to a missing Framedyn.dll. Please reinstall the application to fix this problem.? click HERE.
When the reinstall is complete you will receive this message:
"You must restart your computer before the new settings will take effect.
Do you want to restart your computer now?"
At this point click YES.
4. Here was a hang up type services.msc go to system restore then logon using local system instead of this account. start and hopefully this works for you.
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Old 29-08-2011
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Re: system restore is not able to protect your computer

I have this problem 1 year.
tank you very much man (DBD) you help me so much.

Witk your permission
I made it simple:

START>RUN> & Paste "rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\Inf\sr.inf"

& you need i386 folder.

good luck!
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Old 26-11-2011
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Re: system restore is not able to protect your computer

Many thanks to DBD & Haim Hadar:


I needed first to find sr.inf and install, using right-click.

then

START>RUN> & Paste "rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection C:\Windows\Inf\sr.inf"

Now Restore seems to work perfectly.
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