Disabling System Restore in Windows® XP®
Get to know more about the need to disable system restore in Windows XP
If your system fails to work due to faulty conditions, then you might want to restore the system to any of its previous good conditions. Windows provides such an option to restore the system to any of the previous working conditions of the system. System restore is this option. This tool resides in the 'System Tool' option in 'Accessories'. System restore actually works with previously created restore points. These restore points are either created by the system or manually. These restore points are created before any major issue in the system. These restore points will be displayed as a calendar. You can select any of the points from this calendar and then confirm that restore point.
Here is the need to disable system restore in Windows XP:
- Perform Virus or Trojan Removal Tool
- Tips and Warnings
Perform Virus or Trojan Removal Tool
You may need to disable system restore in your Windows XP operating system based computer if you are performing a specific virus or trojan removal tool in your computer. This will let your Windows XP to not track the negative changes. By using Safe Mode, a troubleshooting and repairing area of Windows XP, you can disable system restore if you are unable to disable it in the regular Windows mode.
Tips to Disable
You can click on 'Start', then right-click 'My Computer', and then click 'Properties' and in the 'System Properties' dialog box, click 'System Restore' tab. Then you can click to select the 'Turn off System Restore' check box. Also you can click to select the 'Turn off System Restore' on all drives. Then click 'OK'. You can wait for a few seconds; then you can click 'Yes' to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore: You will see this message: "You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer. Do you want to turn off System Restore?" Then, the System Properties dialog box closes.
As you turn off 'System Restore' in your Windows XP, Windows XP removes all the restore points which track changes in your Windows. After you turn off System Restore, you are no longer able to restore Windows XP to an earlier state.