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Old January 10th 05, 04:10 AM
Peter David
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There are no restore points that I can roll back to. I have looked =
through all the ME Help files to find out how to create a restore point, =
and followed all the suggestions. I have tried disabling System Restore, =
rebooting, then re-enabling SR, rebooting, and I still get the same =
message when I try to create a restore point: "cannot create restore =
point, reboot computer, then try again." The slider in Performance - =
File System is set at 412, which should be more than enough, shouldn't =
it? If this question has been answered already in this NG, I apologize =
-- I'm new to these groups, and do not know how to search the archives. =
Thanks in advance, if you can help.

Peter
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Old January 10th 05, 05:18 AM
Alan Edwards
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Have you tried this?

Checkpoints that you create after September 8, 2001 do not restore
your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;290700

....Alan

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In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Peter David"
wrote:

There are no restore points that I can roll back to. I have looked through all the ME Help files to find out how to create a restore point, and followed all the suggestions. I have tried disabling System Restore, rebooting, then re-enabling SR, rebooting, and I still get the same message when I try to create a restore point: "cannot create restore point, reboot computer, then try again."

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Old January 10th 05, 06:28 AM
Noel Paton
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Alan/Peter

the '290700 bug' doesn't prevent the creation of Restore points - merely
renders those that are present un-restorable!


This problem, OTOH, is well-known - and often caused by Norton (no surprise
there then?) - try this....

Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it to
WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.

If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX into
the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes it.


HTH


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"Alan Edwards" wrote in message
...
Have you tried this?

Checkpoints that you create after September 8, 2001 do not restore
your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;290700

...Alan

--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Peter David"
wrote:

There are no restore points that I can roll back to. I have looked through
all the ME Help files to find out how to create a restore point, and
followed all the suggestions. I have tried disabling System Restore,
rebooting, then re-enabling SR, rebooting, and I still get the same
message when I try to create a restore point: "cannot create restore
point, reboot computer, then try again."



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Old January 10th 05, 08:19 AM
Alan Edwards
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Thanks Noel.

Poor reading of the post on my part.

....Alan

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In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Noel Paton"
wrote:

Alan/Peter

the '290700 bug' doesn't prevent the creation of Restore points - merely
renders those that are present un-restorable!


This problem, OTOH, is well-known - and often caused by Norton (no surprise
there then?) - try this....

Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it to
WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.

If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX into
the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes it.


HTH


  #5  
Old January 10th 05, 01:37 PM
Peter David
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Thanks for the replies. I recently removed Norton AV and AntiSpam, =
because they were causing system resource problems. However I was still =
unable to create a restore point. I'll try your suggestion re the =
WININIT file.

peter

"Noel Paton" wrote in message =
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Alan/Peter
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the '290700 bug' doesn't prevent the creation of Restore points - =

merely=20
renders those that are present un-restorable!
=20
=20
This problem, OTOH, is well-known - and often caused by Norton (no =

surprise=20
there then?) - try this....
=20
Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it =

to=20
WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
=20
If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX =

into
the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes =

it.
=20
=20
HTH
=20
=20
--=20
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
=20
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http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
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NG's
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"Alan Edwards" wrote in message=20
...
Have you tried this?

Checkpoints that you create after September 8, 2001 do not restore
your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=3Dkb;en-us;290700

...Alan

--=20
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Peter David"
wrote:

There are no restore points that I can roll back to. I have looked =

through=20
all the ME Help files to find out how to create a restore point, and =


followed all the suggestions. I have tried disabling System Restore, =


rebooting, then re-enabling SR, rebooting, and I still get the same=20
message when I try to create a restore point: "cannot create restore =


point, reboot computer, then try again."=20

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Old January 10th 05, 05:12 PM
Peter David
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Thanks so much, Noel. No WINIT file found on the computer, but your =
suggestion to run SCANREG /FIX worked, and I now have my first Restore =
Point since I don't know when. Thanks to all of you who post solutions =
to all kinds of problems here, and I will continue to learn from your =
experience!

peter

"Peter David" wrote in message =
...
Thanks for the replies. I recently removed Norton AV and AntiSpam, =
because they were causing system resource problems. However I was still =
unable to create a restore point. I'll try your suggestion re the =
WININIT file.

peter

"Noel Paton" wrote in message =
...
Alan/Peter
=20
the '290700 bug' doesn't prevent the creation of Restore points - =

merely=20
renders those that are present un-restorable!
=20
=20
This problem, OTOH, is well-known - and often caused by Norton (no =

surprise=20
there then?) - try this....
=20
Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it =

to=20
WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.
=20
If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX =

into
the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes =

it.
=20
=20
HTH
=20
=20
--=20
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
=20
Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
=20
Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to =

NG's
=20
"Alan Edwards" wrote in message=20
...
Have you tried this?

Checkpoints that you create after September 8, 2001 do not restore
your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=3Dkb;en-us;290700

...Alan

--=20
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Peter David"
wrote:

There are no restore points that I can roll back to. I have looked =

through=20
all the ME Help files to find out how to create a restore point, and =


followed all the suggestions. I have tried disabling System Restore, =


rebooting, then re-enabling SR, rebooting, and I still get the same=20
message when I try to create a restore point: "cannot create restore =


point, reboot computer, then try again."

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Old January 10th 05, 06:55 PM
Noel Paton
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Glad we were able to help, Peter
BTW - you may find it a good idea to remove the rest of the Norton cr%p from
your PC - the normal uninstall leaves one heck of a lot of it behind! - use
teh RNAV2003 tools from here for this purpose (and then a manual cleanup is
still a good idea if you have the knowledge and confidence!)
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...212100807?Open

Good Luck!

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"Peter David" wrote in message
...
Thanks so much, Noel. No WINIT file found on the computer, but your
suggestion to run SCANREG /FIX worked, and I now have my first Restore Point
since I don't know when. Thanks to all of you who post solutions to all
kinds of problems here, and I will continue to learn from your experience!

peter

"Peter David" wrote in message
...
Thanks for the replies. I recently removed Norton AV and AntiSpam, because
they were causing system resource problems. However I was still unable to
create a restore point. I'll try your suggestion re the WININIT file.

peter

"Noel Paton" wrote in message
...
Alan/Peter

the '290700 bug' doesn't prevent the creation of Restore points - merely
renders those that are present un-restorable!


This problem, OTOH, is well-known - and often caused by Norton (no
surprise
there then?) - try this....

Do a Search for the file WININIT.INI - if you find it, then rename it to
WININIT.JNK, and reboot - your problem should be gone.

If you don't find it, then try this - Start|Run - enter SCANREG /FIX
into
the dialog box, and click OK - windows will reboot - see if that fixes it.


HTH


--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Alan Edwards" wrote in message
...
Have you tried this?

Checkpoints that you create after September 8, 2001 do not restore
your computer
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;290700

...Alan

--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.windowsme.general, "Peter David"
wrote:

There are no restore points that I can roll back to. I have looked
through
all the ME Help files to find out how to create a restore point, and
followed all the suggestions. I have tried disabling System Restore,
rebooting, then re-enabling SR, rebooting, and I still get the same
message when I try to create a restore point: "cannot create restore
point, reboot computer, then try again."



 




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