113. How Do I Re-Install System Restore
System restore is an excellent
alternative when applications go awry. However, what
happens when System Restore itself decides to play
up. You could spend ages re-installing
Windows XP, but before doing such a
drastic thing, you could try re-installing System
Restore. The procedure is as follows:
You may be asked for the Windows XP CD. if you
haven't got a retail copy of the XP CD, point your
browser to the i386 folder, locate
the INF folder and see if you can install System
restore form there.
- Open Windows Explorer.
- On the Main toolbar click
- From the drop down menu click Folder
- The folder Options Properties
window will now open.
- Click the View tab.
- In the advanced Settings list
scroll down to the Hidden Files and Folders
- Click on the radio button
next to the Show Hidden Files and Folders
- Click OK to close the
Folder Options Properties window.
- In the left hand pane of
windows explorer click the + sign
next to My Computer.
- This now expands the drive list.
- Click the + sign next to the
C: drive to expand the folder list.
- From the folder list navigate
to the Windows folder and click the
+ sign next to this to expand the
- Scroll down and click on the INF
- A list of INF files will
appear in the right hand pane of
- Look for a file called SR.INF.
- Once you have located SR.INF
and Right Click on the folder.
- From the drop down menu click on Install.
- System restore should now re-install.
- If you are asked at any time to insert your
Windows XP CD (typically to copy files sr.
and srframe.mmf) then do so. This enables fresh
files to be copied over to your hard drive. Don't
try browsing to the Windows directory on your hard
drive for the relevant file as all you will be doing
is replacing one corrupt file with another.