System restore is a utility included in Windows which will allow you to revert back to a particular point of time if you have any trouble with your system. Basically system creates a restore point or you can create it manually. Later on you can revert your system back to that time.

What if System Restore does not work

1. Check if System Restore is enabled or Disabled

You should make sure that the drive where the windows is installed should be enabled for system restore.

Right click on “My Computer” icon on the desktop and click on “Properties”.

Click on “System Protection”.

system restoreCheck whether the drive where the Windows is installed is “on” for system restore. If not click on “Configure” button.

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Select the radio button for “Restore system settings and previous version of files”.

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Click on “Apply” and then on “OK”.

2. Increase the disk space size for the System Restore points

Move the slider to the right for “Disk space usage” as seen in the picture above to increase the size for storing the restore points. If the size of the disk for restore point is not enough then the restore points will be deleted.

3. Turn off Antivirus Program

Sometime antivirus program won’t allow you to restore your computer to a particular point of time. If any one of your file had infected at that particular point of time and if you try to restore to that time then you may not be able to restore the system. In that case you disable the Antivirus temporarily. Then restore the system. After that enable Antivirus and scan your system to remove the virus.