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System Restore opens to a blank window?

Published: Feb 01, 2006
Revised  : Jan 27, 2007
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Symptoms

When you run the System Restore tool on a Windows XP system, the one of the following problems may occur:

  • The System Restore dialog is completely blank.
  • The calendar on the left side of the "Choose a Restore Point" window is not displayed.

Resolution

Login as Administrator or equivalent. Click Start, Run and type these commands one by one:

regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
regsvr32 /i mshtml.dll (For Internet Explorer 6 only)

Note:  If this problem was seen after installing a recent Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer, then visit the following link for a fix:

ActiveX controls may not load as expected in Internet Explorer due to defense in depth changes introduced in cumulative security update 896688

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