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I'm at our Mexico user group this week and I had a heck of a day yesterday relating to System Restore.  I've used System Restore in the past, but never had problems like this.

It started with a connection problem that was occurring on a closed loop network.  The connection worked, but it took an awfully long time to connect to the web interface provided by a device on the network whereas a ping was almost instantaneous.  At first I though IE7 might be to blame, so I rolled that back.  No luck.  I then reinstalled IE7 with no luck.

So, my next thought was to do a System Restore from the morning before my trip.  It didn't solve the problem, and I quickly found out that System Restore restored the code in my solutions!

All of the changes which happened to be a few dozen bug fixes and over 40 unit tests all gone.  This occurred with Visual Studio 2005 projects.  I hadn't changed anything on Visual Studio 2003 projects, so I don't know if they are affected too.

Hopefully, this warning will remind someone to backup their code before doing a System Restore.

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 11:32 AM .NET , bugs | Back to top

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i have a emachine computer and hp 1310 series printer, and have recently used system restore, now i can't print anything.
any suggestions? i need help .and don't know where to get it
Left by guy p. fraser on Oct 06, 2007 5:56 AM

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