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    Cant System Restore (XP/SP2)

    I cannot get my System Restores to work. I have about 20 restore points back to October 2004 and I REALLY need one of them to work since Directx 9.0c has taken several of my apps down - including the "MyTV" option I have under XP Media Edition.

    Someone had suggested uninstalling SP2 and seeing if that shakes the restores loose. Appreciate the help.

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    Re: Cant System Restore (XP/SP2)

    When did you install SP-2? I thought the install of SP-2 deleted prior restore points. So, the restore points you have should be after SP-2. Uninstalling SP-2 would invalidate the restore points as what is backed up in the restore points are SP-2 files. And you certainly don't want to restore some SP-2 files mixed in with non-SP2 files. BTW, DirectX 9.0c is part of SP-2. So, if your system was OK after SP-2 but is not now it is something else causing the problem.

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    Re: Cant System Restore (XP/SP2)

    I did the SP2 upgrade on Sep 18th - all my restore points are after that. I dont plan on uninstalling sp2

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    Re: Cant System Restore (XP/SP2)

    Was your system working OK after SP-2? Did you try to install DirectX 9.0c separately? Has the app been updated? Have you checked out the MS articles at Using programs and hardware with Service Pack 2 (SP2)?

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    Re: Cant System Restore (XP/SP2)

    Do you have any backups ?? It's possible that the Restore Points are corrupt. An image backup would have your Restore Points and with luck, in a pre-corruption state.
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