How can I re-enable Windows system restore?

robert September 28, 2010

How would you get system restore back after it stopped? The System Restore is no longer making restore points. When I go to a system restore I get a blank calendar.

Any suggestions to fix this problem?

  1. Anonymous
    October 1, 2010 at 7:36 am

    did your problem was fixed?

  2. Josh Fox
    September 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    From the Microsoft knowledgebase:Click start and right click on My Computer, then click on Properties. In the System Properties dialog box, select the System Restore tab. Click to unmark the Turn Off System Restore. Click OK. For future reference, you might want to mention your version of Windows with your question. A lot of things are different between versions.

  3. Anonymous
    September 29, 2010 at 8:24 am

    try Dial-a-fix. There is reinstal system restore option

    How to reinstall System Restore in Windows XP
    An alternative to the usual method of enabling and disabling Windows XP's System Restore feature is to use the registry. To use this alternative, perform the following steps: Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSystemRestore.
    If a "DisableSR" value doesn't exist, go to the Edit menu, select New, DWORD value, and create the value.
    Set the value to 1 to disable System Restore or 0 to enable System Restore.

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicessr to prevent the System Restore service from starting.

    Double-click Start, and set the value to 4 to stop the service from starting or to 0 for normal startup. Close the registry editor.

    Click the Windows Start button and click Run. Type %Windir%INF (without quotes) and press Enter. This will bring you to the Windows INF folder.
    5Locate the SR.INF. If you cannot see the SR.INF file, click the Tools button and click Folder Options. Click the View tab and remove the check from Hide extensions for known file types. Now locate the SR.INF file and right-click it. Scroll through the right-click menu and click Install. Windows XP will reinstall and repair System Restore. Restart your computer when prompted to

    open notepad and add the following

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    "Content Type"="text/x-component"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTMIMEDatabaseContent Typetext/x-component]

    @="Microsoft Html Component"

    "Content Type"="text/x-component"

    then save it as réparation restauration.reg, after that click on it and reboot.

  4. Anonymous
    September 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Download fixwin 1.2
    there is an option in system tools that says reset system restore to defaults


    My Computer>Local Drive C:>Windows folder>Inf Folder. Find SR.INF, right click on it, and select Install. This should repair the System restore.

    • Robert
      September 29, 2010 at 3:18 am

      Thanks for your help but I don't have Inf folder or SR.INF so I couldn't use that. I tried downloading FixWin but its for windows 7 and I have windows XP pro. and when I downloaded it and tried to use it I got an error message. So would you have any other ideas that could help me? I'm very thankful you took your time out to try to help me at all.
      I am greatful,