To Restore System
State Data In Windows XP!
1. Open Backup.
The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.
2. Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.
3. Click the Restore and Manage Media tab, and then in Click to select the
check box for any drive, folder, or file that you want to restore, click the box
next to System State. This will restore the System State data along with any
other data you have selected for the current restore operation.
- If you restore the System State data, and you do not designate an alternate
location for the restored data, Backup will erase the System State data that is
currently on your computer and replace it with the System State data you are
restoring. Also, if you restore the System State data to an alternate location,
only the registry files, SYSVOL directory files, Cluster database information
files, and system boot files are restored to the alternate location. The Active
Directory services database, Certificate Services database, and Component
Services Class Registration database are not restored if you designate an
- You must be an administrator or a backup operator to restore files and
- To start Backup, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point
to System Tools, and then click Backup.
- If you are restoring data from a tape, you should update the on-disk catalog
for the tape before you perform the restore operation.
- You can also use the Restore Wizard to restore the System State data by
clicking the Tools menu, and then clicking Restore Wizard.
- In order to restore the System State data on a domain controller, you must
first start your computer in a special safe mode called directory services
restore mode. This will allow you to restore the SYSVOL directory and Active
Directory service database.
- You can only restore the System State data on a local computer. You cannot
restore the System State data on a remote computer.
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