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cant do system restore?

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so i tried to do a system restore and it flat out wont let me, says unable to do so. what the heck?

is it just something im doing wrong or is it time for a re install if vista?
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Most likely your system restore files are corrupted. Seems no other options left but eighter using the repair option with the vista dvd or a fresh install.
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how do i find that option my vista disk oncer in only says install or check compatibility?
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There should be an option to repair your current install by using the Vista DVD. Never needed to use it fortunately so i can't tell you exactly howto. Maybe you would like to post why you need to do a restore on your install, there might be another way around it.
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On the other hand if your disc will not work, you may have to use a program like Dereks Boot and Nuke and run autonuke due to a severe corruption. Sometimes a simple reformat will not work.
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well my cpu cores both run at 100% ever since i have tried to install my recent printer drivers, and i have since uninstalled the printer drivers that dont seem to really want to uninstall...so i thought a system restore from a week ago would help get me back to normal so i could try the drivers again

check for viruses have none that avg can find either
Edited by Squeeker The Cat - 12/17/08 at 3:08pm
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