Saturday, April 2, 2011

System Restore settings Windows XP

 
one or more drive letters may be missing in the list of Available Drives in system restore. As a result, monitoring may not be enabled for the missing drives. 

Your response Issue: When you open System Restore settings, one or more drive letters may be missing in the list of Available drives. As a result, monitoring may not be enabled for the missing drives.
 







Resolution:


Method - 1

Renaming the drivetable.txt file

Drivetable.txt is the file which holds the System Restore drive letters list, and stores other configuration information such as System Restore space allocation information for each drive. This file is present in one of the sub-folders of the System Volume Information folder, present in the %Systemdrive%
  • Click Start--> Run and type %Systemdrive%
  • Select the System Volume Information folder
  • Then look in for a file named drivetable.txt in one of the sub-folders.
  • Rename the file drivetable.txt to old_drivetable.txt.
  • Undo the above Permissions (again, for NTFS only), and restart Windows.

A new drivetable.txt file will be generated and all the drives will now be monitored by System Restore.


Method - 2

Reinstalling System Restore

1. Click Start--> Run and type %Windir%\INF

2. Locate the SR.INF file. If you have configured Windows Explorer to hide known file extensions, the file may show up as SR. To see the file extensions for all file types, follow the steps below:
  • On the Tools menu in My Computer--> click Folder Options--> Click the View tab--> Clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box.
3. Right-click the SR.INF file--> and then click Install

4. Windows will now attempt to reinstall System Restore--> and may prompt you for the Windows installation source path.
 
Point to--> %Windir%\ServicePackFiles folder--> or insert your slipstreamed Windows XP (matching the Service Pack level of your system.)

5. System Restore core files will be reinstalled. Restart Windows when prompted.


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