How to turn on System Restore?

Question

on windows xp home edition the system restore got turned off and does not appear in system properties and when you goto the link in system tools it says SYSTEM RESTORE HAS BEEN TURNED OFF BY GROUP POLICY PLEASE CONTACT DOMAIN ADMINISTRATOR the question is, is where is the group policy editor in WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION HOME/HOME/HOME EDITION and if it is not available in windows xp home how do i turn system restore on

thanks for your time

Answer

This question was answered on May 7, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

First I will explain to you how to turn on “System Restore” and then I will supply you with additional information on troubleshooting the “System Resstore”.

To turn on System Restore, follow these steps:

1 Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2 Click the System Restore tab.

3 Clear the “Turn off System Restore” check box (or the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box), and then click OK.

You're finished!

In addition View the event logs to investigate the System Restore service errors To do this, follow these steps:

1 Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.

2 Click Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, double-click Event Viewer, and then click System.

3 Click the Source tab to sort by name, and then look for "sr" or "srservice." Double-click each of these services, and then evaluate the event description for any indication of the cause of the problem.

Good Luck!

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Posted by Kisha of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 7, 2005