Re: WinXP Pro Create Restore Point
From: Ralph (Ralph_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 09:35:06 -0800
Thanks very much for your quick reply Ted, I understand the purpose of system
restore now. What's the point in creating a restore point if it gets
overwritten? sencless if you ask me. I will look into the software you
mention, Thanks Again!
"Ted Zieglar" wrote:
> Restore points are erased after 90 days, or when the disk space alloted for
> restore points is filled, whichever occurs first. In addition, restore
> points can become unusable, typically due to viruses.
> "I create a restore point named "Master_Restore_Date", so if my comp messes
> up I can go back to the
> very first day I installed all my updates."
> That's not what System Restore is for. You are confusing System Restore with
> backing up. Time to do some reading about the purpose of System Restore.
> To restore your computer to its exact state at any given point in time you
> need disk imaging software. Look at Ghost by Symantec or True Image by
> Ted Zieglar
> "Ralph" <Ralph@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > Hello,
> > My system restore is not working. I created a restore point directly after
> > formatted my hd, I updated all hardware drivers ect. I create a restore
> > named "Master_Restore_Date", so if my comp messes up I can go back to the
> > very first day I installed all my updates. Heres my problem, the
> > Master_Restore point I created is nowhere to be found, I don't see the
> > restore point I created from the list? Why is my restore point gone? and
> > where is it?