System Restore and Removable Drive Problem

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I have a problem, repeatable, getting System Restore to work when
removable drives (in this case software based drives that are mounted
as needed). are used.

What happens is this. Even though the drives are tagged as DISABLED
within the system restore screen, they do not maintain that setting
from one boot to another, it's as if XP is unable to remember the
setting , even though the drive Letters are not being changed.

When a drive without 200 meg free is mounted, it disables SR and
all restore points are lost.

Does anyone have a solution to this annoying problem?
 
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Hi Tom,

Tom Snoiker wrote:
> I have a problem, repeatable, getting System Restore to
> work when removable drives (in this case software based
> drives that are mounted as needed). are used.
>
> What happens is this. Even though the drives are tagged
> as DISABLED within the system restore screen, they do not
> maintain that setting from one boot to another, it's as
> if XP is unable to remember the setting , even though the
> drive Letters are not being changed.

Unfortunately, this is by design. See: http://snipurl.com/hcw6

> When a drive without 200 meg free is mounted, it
> disables SR and all restore points are lost.
>
> Does anyone have a solution to this annoying problem?

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Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org