Over the past week, some of our readers have told us that they stumbled upon the location of the Windows XP system restore point file. Developer: Microsoft
What Is System Restore?
System Restore is a Windows feature that allows you to restore your computer to a previous state. These restore points can be installed automatically or manually.
This guide describes the recovery feature for the following Windows versions:
- Windows XP
If you’re looking for a recovery drive for your computer, see Loading a recovery drive.
Fix 1: System Restore Enabled
If there are no system restore points, it might be because the system restore utility was manually disabled. If you disable System Restore, all previously created points will be deleted. It is enabled by default.
Follow the instructions below to make sure everything is working properly during system restore.
For Windows XP:
- Click Start> Panelcontrol “.
- Click System.
- Click the System Restore tab.