How to fix the restoring system on Windows XP which doesn’t show the HD C:/?

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Are you trying by chance to use your system restore to restore your Windows XP to a previous point, but you aren’t getting it due some error message and your HD c:/ isn’t listed on the monitored discs list?

Well, here is a tip how to fix/reinstall the restore system when something goes wrong with it, as it happened with me. ;0)

See step by step how to procedure. Before following the steps below, you will need to have on hands your Windows XP installation CD.

ATTENTION:
With the following procedure your Windows WILL ERASE ALL PREVIOUS RESTORATION POINTS!

1. Click on Start and click on Run… (Windows+R shortcut key);
2. Type or Copy and Paste the following command into the Run dialog box:
rundll32.exe advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %Windir%\Inf\sr.inf
3. Click on OK button;
4. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD reader and click on Browse… on the new opened window (Files Needed);
5. Now find the folder \WINDOWS\Inf\i386\ or only \i386\, it depends from CD to CD;
6. You may find the SR.sys file and click twice on it, so Windows can copy this needed file to reinstall the restoring system;
7. Once the install is completed and closes the window, you will need to restart your Windows for all changes take effect.

After restarting it, I hope this tip has solved your issue with the restoring system. ;0)

Talking about restoring system and after passing for a hard time with it, I got another tip to share. After some troubles with restoring points, I ended up finding an amazing software to restore the system “thousand times” better than this original from Windows. If I were you, I would invest in this software. It has saved a lot of times from hard troubles! To have an idea, this software get to restore the state of your HD. I mean, how the files were (optional). As an example I had a partitioned HD into 2 partitions and I had formatted the second one, but I forgot to back-up one very important folder, so I did the restoration and the software got to restore all files from the formated HD even after being formatted! This software is amazing and how I said before it worth to give it a look, a try and invest on it. It isn’t so expensive for what it does and for the time and stress it can save for you! ;0)

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