"system restore is not able to protect your computer"

Posted on 2005-02-24
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09

I am stuck.  I used the M$ KB article below to recover from a corrupt SYSTEM file.


Now when I try to run system restore I get this error:

System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again.

Question by:siridas
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Author Comment

ID: 13398967
I found a system restore FAQ on  M$.com with troubleshooting tips...


The System Restore and Task Scheduler services are not running.  When I try to start them I get the same error:

Could not start the ( ) service on Local Computer.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.

Expert Comment

ID: 13400131
one thing it could be is corrupt exe files for task scheduler & system restore.

with system restore, if one part of the file system is missing or corrupt that it needs, system restore will not run.

Something else to remember is that system restore will hide virus that you may have already removed from your computer and as such I turn it off first chance I get, as yet I haven't needed system restore. Turning off system restore also frees up space.

Author Comment

ID: 13412167
I copied fresh task manager and system restore files and it did not help.

I did a repair install and this resolved the problem.

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