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How do I enable system protection for system restore?

Q: How do I enable system protection for system restore?

Hi Everyone

I went on my laptop this morning and it said I needed to run a system restore. Unfortunately when I try to it says I need to enable system protection on my C drive. I've been searching the web for a solution for the past couple of hours and it seems like quite a common problem. However I've tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I'm not the most computer literate so some of the suggested didn't make the most sense. If anyone has any suggestions to help the matter it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

A: How do I enable system protection for system restore?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Please help!!! Pics included to explain the situation
Basically after installing some new software for my phone my windows 7 laptop crashed - it flashes a blue screen and restarts on boot up I can get to image 1 page to try a system repair
But then I need to enable system protection.. Image 2
Is there any way I can do this through a command prompt??
Thank you in advance!!!

A:Enable system protection to preform system restore

Sorry images didnt upload???

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In my Windows 8.1 I have listed under System Protection, Available Dives:

D: (Protection Off - I have used this for a System Backup location which created an WindowsImageBackup folder)C: (Protection On)Recovery (? This has a yellow folder icon.  Protection had been Off but I have changed it to On and set it to 100% Max Usage 14.86 GB. )
I hope somebody will explain in simple terms what the "Recovery" drive represents and whether my setting it to "Protection On with max usage at 100%" is a good idea or not and what the consequences would be if I set it back to Off.
Siggy

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I have windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
I went to create restore point on my new dell and after about an 1/2 hour of waiting for SR to open up I got this:

You have no Restore Points. Use System Protection to create restore point.
When I attempt to turn on System Protection, it doesn't show any drives available when it opens -- it just says that it's searching for available drives and it keeps searching and doesn't stop. Eventually, I'll receive the following Error Message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system cannot fin... Read more

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Hello,
 
I have recently successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.
 
However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.
 
I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned :D/ drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.
 
So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system ca... Read more

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Long story short, I bought a new laptop, and in the month I have had it, I've had to do continual restores because it was getting hung up on 15% at updates. Finally got that fixed, then I had to do another restore for an unrelated issue, and it restored it to prior to the update. Before I could go in to fix it again, it started updating and once again got hung up at 15%. After three hours, I finally shut down, just expecting to do another system restore. Now, it won't let me do anything. Repair and restore tell me that there was a problem and no changes were made, and it gives me restore points, but then tells me I have to enable system protection...which I can't boot into anything to do. Safe mode won't work. Nothing but command prompt works, and I am about to tear my hair out. Has anyone had this problem and been able to fix it without a repair disk, that I conveniently do not have at this time? I contacted the company I ordered the computer from, and they are sending me the disks, but..I was hoping to be able to fix this without having to do a complete clean reinstall.

A:Enable system protection?

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Since the laptop is brand new I would recommend asking your warranty to take a look.

You don't want to mess with it so much that they VOID your warranty.

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When I turn my computer on it will load the windows logo then all I get is a black screen. I go I to F8 and try to do a system restore and it says I have to enable system protection on drive c but it shows restore points. Help

A:Enable system protection on drive c

Try in F8 menu, Last Known Good Configuration.

Can you get in to Safe Mode (also F8 menu)?

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Hello!

I would like to know how i can enable system protection in "System Restore" solely with the use of cmd, which also is provided in "System Restore".

Grateful for any help!
/Tireless

A:Enable System Protection solely with the use of cmd

Do you mean you would like to start System Restore from the Command Prompt? This will allow you to choose a previous Restore Point that is saved and restore your computer to a previous date and time. Is that what your mean?
To run System Restore from the Command Prompt: go to Start/Search and type CMD, right click the CMD.exe icon in the Search Results and choose to Run as Administrator. In the Command Prompt type rstrui.exe and press enter.
To Enable System Protection try this

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My Toshiba Notebook (x64) (running Windows 7) has stopped being able to open/run programs. I've been using safe mode to try and find a cure, and safe mode works fine. I ran a few antivirus programs that detected a few things, but none of them solved this issue. Using System Restore seems to be the only thing I can really do, but I've been having some troubles with it.

Only one System Restore point shows up, and it's only from a few days ago, which isn't far back enough to fix my problem (I've already tried restoring it to that point). There are no other options as you can see here and here.

I tried to create my own restore point, but ran into some problems. When I go into "System" the "System Protection" option is missing. I only have these three options:

When I use the search bar to find it instead, "Create a restore point" comes up, but when I click and it opens System Properties, the "System Protection" tab is missing.

When I looked it up, someone had suggested running Regedit and checking HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR but I couldn't get that far.

If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Troubles with System Restore/System Protection

Hello esu and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you verified that System Protection is turned on? (If it is, try turning it off, restarting the computer, turning it back on, and restarting the computer one more time.)

System Protection - Turn On or Off

See if you can manually create a restore point.

System Restore Point - Create

If not, your computer may have damaged or corrupt sytem files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and make sure to reboot the computer immediately after each of the scans.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi, I defragged my registry (castigate me later, please), and well, my system crashed. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a Lenovo laptop, and on startup, I get a blue screen claiming that the OS couldn't boot, and the option to try a system repair. After analysis, it says that it can't repair the system automatically, and offers more advanced options. I can try a system restore, but after selecting a restore point (clearly the one created before defragging the registry), system restore says that I must enable system protection on the drive. I don't remember disabling it, and I don't know how to enable it without access to the desktop.
From those same advanced recovery options, I can use a system image recovery (don't have an image to recover from), the windows memory diagnostic (it claims there's no memory error), or the command prompt. I know very little about using the command prompt, but I can open the task manager at least, though not explorer.exe or msconfig.exe (the prompt claims they're invalid commands).
I've tried booting in safe mode, with the last known good configuration, with boot logging, and everything else from that menu, as well as a Windows 7 recovery disc (though I believe this disc just provides the same options as those installed on the laptop.
If possible, I'd like to know how to enable system protection from the command prompt window so that I can continue with the system restore. I'm quite certain that the error lies in the defragmentation... Read more

A:System Restore - Enabling System Protection

right click my computer/properties/advanced system settings/system protection/ high light your drive, click configure,now click( restore system settings and previous versions of files)
OK and exit

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Hi all,
I seem to be having a frustrating issue. I was attempting to enable my system protection in order to allow me to restore individual files to a previous state. Unfortunately when I go to do so the option is not available at all. I did some research and have not been able to find a solution for this issue. I attached a screen shot of what i'm seeing and what should be available below (found the second one on sevenforums). Any help with this would be greatly appreciated as I have been searching for a solution for this problem for a little over two hours now .

A:No option to enable system protection for files

Hello Waffle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Previous Versions of files from system protection has been replaced with File History in Windows 8/8.1 now. File History gives you more control.

File History - How to Use in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello.
I Have a Netbook Windosw Home Premium 64bit (no CD Drive). After an Windows Update I can't boot anymore. By searching google I found a lot of posts with the same problem, with or without solutions that worked for these people. Unfortunately non worked for me.

Can you please show me how to enable System Protection vy using CMD for C:\ so i can do a System Restore?

Thank you very much for your future efforts!

Best Regards
Vincent

A:Enable System Protection on Local Disk (C:) with CMD

What happens if you boot normally? I think you see bios screen. What happens exactly? Error message please

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I noticed that the System Restore protection was turned off on my Win7 64bit machine. When I went in to turn it on, I received the following error message, "Could not apply the settings for the following reason: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. (0x8007007B)"

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Attempts to enable Windows System Protection fail

First and easiest fix for this would be a secure file check.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

^^^ link for info

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Hi,
I wanted to start system restore. The window shows: to create a restore point

open System Protection.

When this link is clicked, the System Properties dialog is opened by

SystemPropertiesProtection.exe

But the Tabs "System Protection" and "Remote" are missing in this dialog.

Something is wrong with the installation, but I cannot do new clean installation as many software is installed upon the platform. I have mounted the Vista installation DVD with "GImageX", but I do not know which files or Registry Entries I have to extract.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hey I really need help here!! I also know next to nothing about computer 'language' so please be patient!!
I recently installed the 'media go' from pc companion software for my Sony Xperia phone. During installation my acer laptop crashed and now when I boot up I am asked to launch normally - which flashes a blue screen and the laptop restarts automatically. Or I can launch a system repair this is unsuccessful and I can then open the system recovery options.
When trying to do a system restore I am shown two previous restore points but then I am told I must enable system protection on the local disk (C drive???
Is there any way of doing this through a command prompt??
Help!!!!!!

A:Cannot boot up windows 7, blue screen flash, enable system protection

Boot to System Recovery Options . Try Safe Mode with Command Prompt. In the command prompt .... enter the command ....

start msconfig

It will open the system configuration window, with the "general" tab selected.
Click the "startup" tab. Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK.
Click on "services" tab. Check the "Hide all Microsoft Services"; Click "Disable all" > Apply > OK
Then try to boot again normally. Is it failing still?

If so, boot to System Recovery Options once again. Try Enable Boot Logging. It will create a file named ntbtlog.txt. Collect it and upload it. If you cannot do it within windows, Boot with a live Linux disc and collect it in a USB stick, use the usb stick in another computer and upload it. It is necessary.

Also, Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Hi,
I am running Windows Professional and I'm currently on a domain. When I try to open System Restore it says:
"System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore, contact your domain Administrator"

Can anyone help me please?

Thanks

A:How do I enable System restore?

Please follow the steps here.. System Restore via Group Policy Editor

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I received an error telling me to reset my System Restore but even though I've several things I still don't understand how to do it. Is there someone out there that can explain and tell me how to do this? You don't know how much I would appreciate.
Desperate in Mississippi!!!!!!

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Noticed my System Protection was not enabled.
Can't click on the "Turn on......" Does nothing when I try to "Turn on...."
Attached a pic.

A:Can't enable System Restore

Hello cfourkays,

Double check in Group Policy to see if you may have a policy enabled that has disabled this.

Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A nasty ransom virus has disabled the System Restore function in Win 8.0. How can I once again enable it? It appears in "gray" and tells me to contact the Administrator when I click on it.

Thanks much.....

A:How do I enable System Restore in Win 8.0?

Originally Posted by fraz1


A nasty ransom virus has disabled the System Restore function in Win 8.0. How can I once again enable it? It appears in "gray" and tells me to contact the Administrator when I click on it.

Thanks much.....




I'm not the right guy to answer but I'm the first

Start the PC and keep pressing ESC at the top left of the keyboard as it's starting.
This should give you the options you need.

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I am working on a desktop running XP Home and when I to to enable the system restore service, I get this error:"error 126, module can't be found" I have also gotten "ssrstr.dll" not found. How do I fix this? Thank you.

A:system restore will not enable

start > run > type in "cmd" without the quotes.


Code:
rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 C:\WINDOWS\inf\sr.inf
paste this command into the cmd window and hit enter.

you may need your install disk.

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I am working on a desktop running XP Home and when I to to enable the system restore service, I get this error:"error 126, module can't be found" I have also gotten "ssrstr.dll" not found. How do I fix this? Thank you.
 

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Hello everyone,

so after Winrar stopped working, I decided that I would install 7zip. And after the 7zip didn't work, I decided I would do a system restore, maybe I screwed something up by accident, which broke the context menus( what wasn't working on both programs), but when I tried to do a system restore I was greeted with this message
"system protection is turned off" is disabled and that I have to enable it in order to do a system restore, which is odd because I have always done automatic restore points.

After a couple of google queries I found out how to enable it again, which points me to "system protection", and it shows me that every drive has system restore diabled, but when I try to enable the option "restore system settings and previous versions of files" is grayed out and I can't enable it.

I looked in the Microsoft forums but none of the solutions helped...

any suggestions?

A:Can't Enable System restore

You may want to try this Vista and Win7 is the same in this respect.

Using Last Known Good Configuration

Wishing you luck

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I have run into a problem that I cannot seem to solve myself. A while back I disabled System Restore (System Protection), and I cannot figure out how to turn it back on so I can create restore points. I go into System Properties and click System Protection, but I cannot click the Configure button to enable it. On the side it says "Configuration has been disabled by the administrator". I am confused as to why it says this and how to get rid of it.

Thanks for the help!

-McDougal

A:Why Can't I Enable System Restore?

First follow this tutorial to be sure you are using the correct procedure

System Protection - Turn On or Off

or

System Restore - Enable or Disable

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Do we really need to activate this? Whenever I try to use it, it never allows me to go back to my selected time. Will it kill me to never turn it on? Every time I am on these forums to fix anything, one of the steps usually involves turning system restore off and resetting it.

Thanks,
Jerold
 

A:Do we really need to enable system restore?

I don't have system restore enabled on any of my home computers. I just keep proper backups and fix whatever doesn't work. I have never needed system restore.
 

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I am working on a desktop running XP Home and when I to to enable the system restore service, I get this error:"error 126, module can't be found" I have also gotten "ssrstr.dll" not found. How do I fix this? Thank you.

A:System Restore will not enable

Worth a look, http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...amp;m=1&p=1Louis

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Hi,

I cannot enable system restore. In the Computer Management Console when I try to start the service the path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs is not found. I've looked in the system32 folder and that file appears to be missing.

Anyone got any ideas on fixing the problem.

Cheers

A:Cannot Enable System Restore

First go to Start/Run and type services.msc and hit enter.Scroll down to System Restore and double click it. Make sure the Start Up Type is Automatic and that the Service is started. Go to Start/Run and type
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe

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How to enable system restore it says

Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.


In the left pane, click System protection

All very well but I don't have a system protection tab.  A screenshot attached just to prove my sanity (or incompetence, let's find out)
 
Ideas Please
 
 
Steve
 system_restore_missing.jpg   54.8KB
  6 downloads
 

A:Cannot Enable System Restore

Looking at your screenshot it indeed is not there. However, you can access by typing System Restore in your Search Control Panel in upper right
 
of screen. You can also click Start and type system restore in search programs and files.
 
If your question is how to turn on System Restore, see the following:
1. Click Start
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Click System Tools
5. Click System Restore
6. Click System Restore Settings on the left side
7. Uncheck "Turn off system restore"
8. Click OK
Hope this helps
Post back if needed

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My System Restore got mysteriously turned off and I can't turn it back on. When I attempt to do so from the System Restore tab in the Systems Properties windos, I get the following message: 'System Restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives.'

The problem must be linked to the fact that the 'Status' section of the System Restore tab in the System Properties window indicates that that '(C)' is 'Turned off'.

How do I 'turn' my C drive back on? It should read, I think, 'Monitoring'.
 

A:Solved: System Restore won't enable

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Hey everyone, got a bit of a problem after reinstalling XP SP3, System Restore refuses to enable. Here's what I've tried to correct it so far but with no luck:

The typical opening System Restore from the System Tools folder. Gives the following error: http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...temRestore.png (Which of course, restarting the computer doesn't work)

Going to System Properties, there's no System Restore tab to change any settings: http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...mRestore-1.png

Trying through the Command Prompt by typing "%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe" (This simply prompts the same error dialog from the first attempt/screenshot)

Here's what the registry looks like for the following path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Sr
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...mRestore-2.png

Here's what the registry looks like for the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Srservice
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...mRestore-3.png

Here's what the registry looks like for the following path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m...mRestore-4.png
"Turn off System Restore" is disabled in the Group Policy section.

Any other ideas out there?

A:[SOLVED] System Restore won't enable (Win XP SP3)

I would be inclined to try a repair with the windows cd. Or maybe try sfc /scannow first.

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Not to sure if im on the right forum but im trying to get my system to be able to do a system restore if needed, it wont let me for some reason.please see error message ta

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...stemrestor.jpg

A:Cant enable system restore windows 7 64 bit

im running a system scan just now , not to sure of that will help, be back later :0)

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Platform: Windows 7 Home, SP 1
 
I have two drives: C & D. C is used for the OS plus those programs that can only be installed on C. D is for my data and those programs that can be installed on any drive. I have some questions about "System Protection" configuration in the System Properties dialog box.
 
(1) "Protection" is "on" for the C drive and "off" for the D drive. Should I turn protection on for D? What guidelines should I use to make this decision?
 
(2) Max usage for C's system protection is 10% (11.6 GB) Currently there are 2 restore points consuming 10.6 GB. This makes me think I should increase the max usage to allow more restore points. Any guidelines on how to make this decision?
 
Thank you.

A:System protection (restore) questions

Personally, I don't use system restore. While it's great when it works, I've seen it fail when most needed too many times over the years. Instead I use (and recommend) backing up via disc imaging software on a regular basis.
 
However, to answer your question... whether or not you use system restore on both drives / partitions is entirely up to you. No guidelines. Here is all the info you need on system restore: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/system-restore-frequently-asked-questions.
 
Less space means fewer restore points (and vice versa). Again, a personal decision.

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yesterday I being experiencing the exactly same problem herehttp://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/691983-malware-has-changed-ie-menu.html)

But I manage to get my system to restore to an earlier date before I get the etlrlws toolbar yesterday but I found out that after system restore my symantec antivirus couldnt enable auto protect. I dont know what to do ....Please help me.



sry for my bad english
 

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Hello

I have recently upgraded to Win10. My computer has a 120gb SSD & 1tb HDD.

When I tried to enable system restore, the SSD is greyed out (c but the HDD is not (d

Any idea how to enable this?

I see some post suggesting gpedit.msc, but that not an option in the home version that I can see.

Thanks

A:How do I enable system restore in Win10 home? (SSD greyed out)

This should tell you System Protection - Turn On or Off for Drives in Windows 10

Then this should tell you how to create a restore point System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

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Hi, I left my McAfee software off the other night and I think someone attacked me.
A lot of my windows settings were being changed, such as disabling of network connections
and disabling my ability to start the system restore process.
There are some ads and redirection when I use firefox, but now I can't even connect to a network.

Hijack this runs into an error during a scan and Malwarebytes didn't find anything.

I run Windows XP, SP3.

Please help!

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DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 13:09:01.85 on 02/20/2011 Sun
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.932.81.1033.18.1014.136 [GMT -5:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Outdated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
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A:Unable to enable network connections and system restore

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. Please take note: If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available. If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far. Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the '... Read more

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hi my frends i m new 2 this forum, hope u can help me out n this system restore point issue.i m having problem wen i try 2 run combofix on my pc.system restore point itself dissapear in the pc.can somebody help me pls

A:when i start to run combofix, system restore point automatically enable

You should not be running Combofix without assistance, or guidance by a qualified Security Analyst.

Why are you running ComboFix?

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I have been trying to get rid of these/this virus for days and days. They wil allow nothing to run. I can access the internet in safemode and d/l but cannot run TDSSkiller, no matter how I rename it, SmitFraudFix.exe also wil not run, and pretty much everything else locks up. I ran DeFogger and disabled CD Emulation. I will post the DDS log as soon as I can make it work..... any suggestions eagerly and gratefully accepted..... I'm about ready to give the bleeping computer the Very Hard Boot out the window........

Christa

A:System Restore and Privacy Protection Virus

I can't run the dds.scr program, it says I have to be an administrator and I have never had an admin password for this computer (bought it used).

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I have 5 internal hard drives and 3 external drives. For drives other than the drive that has the Windows OS on it, what is the advantage of choosing to restore system settings on the other drives? What system settings would be on those drives. Whenever I create a restore point I always include my Windows OS drive.

A:Question about Restore Settings using System Protection

I don`t see any reason to restore data drives, if you did they would keep going back to an earlier time, and your recent data would be gone.

I would only have restore enabled on C

And I hope you`re creating disk images.

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I just got both these viruses today, and managed to finally delete them both with malwarebytes antivirus. The thing is, after I used unhide.exe, yes, I got a lot of my icons back, but the things INSIDE of my folders, are all gone. I had many pictures and documents inside those folders, and they're really important too. Is there any way I can get them back?

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I am using a Dell desktop with Win 7. I partitioned the drive and installed Win 8 upgraded to 8.1 as well. Everything on the Win 7 part works fine but on Win 8 part it allows me to create a restore point but if I change to Win 7 then back to Win 8 the restore point has gone and the max setting is back to zero. I tried all the things suggested in a previous thread by Brink but to no avail

A:Losing Restore Point in System Protection

This workled in another thread recently.

Boot Win 7.
Open Disk Management and remove the letter assigned to the Win 8 disk.
Boot Win 8 and do the same for Win 7.

That way neither OS should be able to affect the other.

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Hi all. Could someone help me with the following


I am trying to go back to an earlier setting.
I looked at a number of threads and got my way to the system/system Protection/system property panel as seen above.

Now I see 2 available drives. This machine came with Win 7 Pro already installed to a 1TB WD blue drive. I shortly migrated to an SSD 840 EVO 1TB using their migration software. I suspect that the 2 available drives listed are the existing drive (henseforth designated as SSD) and the "original" drive (henseforth designated as WD HD).


The first red circled drive I note does not have protection enabled! Whereas the one below it has! Why are there 2 when I only have 1 hard disc, the SSD. Is this related to migration? What is the second listed drive? It's protection is ON! However it has "missing" instead of system. Am I to assume that the OS is missing and I am now using the "new" drive ... the SSD and that is where the OS now resides? And why is protedction OFF?
As usual thanks in advance. So far Many have been a lot of help

A:System Protection and recovering previous restore points

here is the disk management panel

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  I originally had Microsoft Security Essentials for 6 months now.  I had it programed to scan everyday.  All of a sudden everything is removed from icon task bar (I'm sure if that is what it is called)  and I can no longer access those programs even from the start menu which included MSE.  My system restore will not respond.  I keep getting this pop up:  loadmoney.txt - notepad.  I have tried safe mode with networking and I still cannot download anything except Dr. Web's Cure it.  What are my options?  I am running Windows XP  with service pack 3. 
 
I have recently found that Spyhunter4 was able to download and detected 327 problems, which included some antivirus blocking rules.  If I purchase their product will they be able to fix the issues I am having.  I don't want to purchase a product that I am not sure whether that will fix the problem.
 
Well, spyhunter gives me the option to pay with paypal, but when I select paypal there is an error and I don't think that it would be safe to give my creditcard in formation right now.
 
Also I have problems deleting Files or Folders.  It says Acess denied, make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently protected.

A:CANNOT INSTALL ANY VIRUS PROTECTION AND SYSTEM RESTORE IS NOT WORKING

G'day cryss962,
I would steer clear of spyhunter 4...it is distributed by enigma software which has a poor rating according to WOT.....it rates the site as misleading and unethical and spammy.
 
Run the following for me and see what we can do..... if you are unable to download any of these tools please let me know.
 
 
 
Download  MiniToolBox MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Checkmark the following boxes:
•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files
 
Please Close Firefox before using this tool
 
Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).
 
 
Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.
Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and... Read more

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ok after doing this : Windows Anytime Upgrade couldn't create a restore point?? - Windows 7 Forums (if u read from page 1-2)

i have figured the problem is something to do with windows updates, ive got no idea which update is causing this problem. does anybody know any windows updates that could possibly cause sytem restore/ the vss writers to stop functioning properly????
appericate the help

A:Windows update has caused error0x80042318 in system restore/protection

Please run teh following commands in an Elevated Command Prompt window, and post the results.

NET START VSS
SC QC VSS
SC QUERYEX VSS
VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS


Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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My laptop is currently running Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I have the Windows Disc from which I have installed this window but now I have installed bunch of Apps and installed Windows Updates. I want to backup all of my Apps, Settings and Updates. If I ever install Windows 10 again I just don't want to install all those updates and apps again (I might not even remember all of the apps I have now) so How can I create a backup now so in the future whenever I want I can just restore back to this point? Should I create a System Image or System Restore (Restore Point) or a Recovery Drive or Backup and Restore (Windows 7) ? I don't know which one is the right for me because I have never done any Backup, Restore or Recovery. Please Help.

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I turned off System Protection and when I did a windows update I thought I saw a message that said "creating restore point". I checked and it did turn it back on. That is annoying. I want it to be off permanently.

suggestions?

i forgot, i triple boot the following:

win xp pro 32 bit
vista business 64bit
windows 7 pro 64bit

A:Disabled System Restore/Protection, windows update turns it back on

Windows Update always does the Creating Restore Point regardless if it is off. It does not turn it back on ever.

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Hello,

It's been a month and a half since my computer first started having issues, so I'll try to be as comprehensive as I can from memory, but can't guarantee that I'd remember everything. That said, here is a list of the symptoms:

I started getting re-directs when I go to Google links.
I started getting bluescreen. I can't remember what the bluescreens exactly say, but always with "beginning of physical dump", etc.

I did a system restore to a week or two weeks ago. That did not solve the problem.

I ran AVG, Windows Defender, Spybot Search& Destroy. None of these programs resolved the issue.
AVG found nothing of note.
Windows Defender found nothing of note.
Spybot Search& Destroy found the following two items:
-Opachki.ru
Autorun Settings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Autorun Settings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
-Win32.ZBot
Data
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Server\hlp.dat
Text file
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Server\admin.txt
I could not update my AVG nor Windows Defender.

So, after all this, I decided to do a system restore that goes to a point that's a lot further than before. But this happens:
System Restore informs me that "No restore points have been created on your computer's system disk", when I HAD system restore points before!... Read more

A:Google re-directs. Bluescreens. Can't update virus-protection programs. System restore-gone!

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Hello All:

I would like to set up a restore point in my computer, feature currently not enabled.

When I go to System Security / System Properties / System Protection for System, I can't click on the "Restore system settings and previous versions of files" button (see attached file).

How can I overcome this matter?

Thank you!
Madasco

A:can't enable "Restore system settings..." button in dialog box

Hello madasco

Firstly you need to turn on system restore and allocate some space for it to use. Have a look here see if it helps you to get it enabled - System Restore - Enable or Disable

Regards Danny

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups. They've been very stubborn but after reading some of the posts here and running Spybot, Adaware, SmitfraudFix, Panda Activescan, Housecall, Stinger Avert, Windows Defender, and SDFix, I am now getting only one popup, which shows up as a blank white rectangle in the center of the screen (and now I can't click "Close" to get it off the screen, since the "Close" option is missing). From the size & shape, I believe it's the Security System Protection Control Panel. Would you please review my HijackThis log? Also, in some of the posts I've noticed recommendations to update Java. Is that needed in my case? Thanks very much for your help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:55:55 PM, on 3/28/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Sh... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

The blank popup appeared to be repopulated with information over time...apparently the spyware refreshed itself. I also learned from Task Manager that all of my popups were from the System Integrity Scan Wizard. After some more searching, I found the name (in my case, yzqrqzkp.exe) and told Norton Firewall to block it from accessing the internet. I used HijackThis to fix it and then deleted it and a namesake (YZQRQZKP.EXE-1253B76A.pf) from Windows\Prefetch (not sure that was necessary but deleted it anyway). My only concern is that from what I read, there should have been another copy in \Local Settings\Application Data, which I didn't find. I updated Java per instructions in another post, also turned System Restore off and on. I think the PC is now clean, but would you review my latest HijackThis log to be sure? Thanks very much.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:05:26 AM, on 3/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Syman... Read more

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I've had the System Integrity Scan Wizard, PC-Antispyware, and Security System Protection Control Panel popups and my backround change to a blue colour. After reading some of the posts here and running Spybot Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware 2007, RegCure and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware it seems as if that problem was solved, but now everytime I put my pc on I get these messages:The first one says "rundll32.exe - Bad Image : The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette" and the second one says "RUNDLL -Error loading C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll%1 is not a valid Win32 application".The disk that I got when I bought my pc was Windows XP Home Edition SP1. I downloaded SP2 from the internet.I'm attaching all of the logs you need to assist me, because I don't know if and how badly my pc is still infected.I attached 4 log files: 1. DSS Main.txt 2. DSS Extra.txt 3. Kaspersky 4. DSS Main.txt - after the Kaspersky reportThank you for taking the time to look into my problem.DSS MAIN.TXTDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Parratjie on 2008-04-17 09:29:31Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------... Read more

A:System Integrity Scan Wizard, Security System Protection Control Panel

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Run Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of the lines listed below. Then close all other windows--you should only see HijackThis on your Desktop--and click the Fix Checked button.R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [e43075dd] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\system32\qpfrsnow.dll",b================Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs and uninstall these programs:J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11 Java? 6 Update 2 Java? 6 Update 3 Java? SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1Reboot and post a new hijackthis log.

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My PC is infected with 3 malware popups named Security System Proctection Control Panel, System Integrity Scan Wizard and Security System Warning (the last one telling me I have Abebot). I have tried to get rid of them with Kaspersky Antit-Virus, Adaware, spyware sweeper, and SpybotSD, but they are still running. I didn't run the online scan by Kaspersky because I have the most recent version installed and running on my PC. When I ran a rootkit scan with KAV, it took just over four hours and reported my PC was clean. So for whatever reason Kaspersky is not picking up these three forms of malware. Following all other directions on your preliminary instruction list I used Deckard's System Scanner to make two Hijack This files. They are pasted in below. Please take a look and tell me what I should do to get rid of this malware. Thank you very much for this valuable service you are providing.-- Dark EagleDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Perry H. Chesnut on 2008-04-18 23:11:18Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Perry H. Chesnut.exe) ------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:47:35 PM, on 4/18/2008Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:F:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeF:\WIN... Read more

A:Security System Protection Control Panel & System Integrity Scan Wizard Popups

Hello Dark Eagle. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.See you soon,Billy3

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Please help if you can. Internet Explorer kept freezing with hourglass, So, I did a system restore to return the computer settings to the last date that it worked properly. I returned it successfully, but internet explorer will not load at all now. It keeps giving me the message that it has to close because of an error and directs me to press 'end now'. I tricked it into opening through my 2Wire gateway and went to microsoft update to try and re-install the missing components. Gave me error message that windows installer was not installed or was disabled because i was in safe mode (which I was not). Are there steps I can take to correct this. Other windows programs are also affected. Such as System Information, Search and Help.

XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2 (it was 3 before restore)
Pentium® 4 CPU
2.60GHz 2.59GHz
768mb of RAM

A:Did System Restore-didn't help. System Restore opens as blank page.

Not so sure it's an infectionLet;s try a quick few scansSome types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing al... Read more

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estore system settings and previous versions of file is greyed out on my system, I may have disabled a required service for this, can anyone point me to the right direction for this?

As I'm about to try the X-Fi MB2 mod again as the last time I tried it my system was messed up that it wont even recognize my actual X-Fi card properly. So I'm thinking a system restore can help me with this experiment.

A:System Restore - Restore system settings and previous versions of file

I'd start with system restore. Make sure it's enabled.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

Other things to check are system restore configuration, making sure system protection is turned on, and some general troubleshooting steps for system restore.

System Restore Configuration - Enable or Disable

System Protection - Turn On or Off

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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I've tried to open System Protection in System in the Control Panel but it will not work. It gives an error of 0x81000203. I've rebooted and attempted but get the same thing each time.

A:System Protection not working in System Control Panel

Follow instructions on this page error code 0x81000203__ - Microsoft Community

Scroll to the 2nd answer by Meghmala

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I am trying to create my first ever "restore point". Start > Settings > Control Panel > System (icon) > System (window) > System protection (item) > System-Properties (dlg)
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System Properties (dialog) > System Protection (tab)

There are two Available drives in the "Protection Settings" panel
(C:) Local Disk (System) ... Protection:= ON
System ... Protection:= OFF
Should "System" be OFF ?

If I only Create "... drives that have system protection turned on..." -- will I be getting what I expect --
a valid restore point ?

In Configure (btn) > System Protection for (C: Local Disk (dlg)
Disk Space Usage is set to "0 bytes" (zero)
Is this a correct setting (and what about #2. System (drive), too) ?

Would the same method/assumptions, apply to both Win7 32/64bit PCs
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1. My Laptop -- Toshiba, Win7 32Bit
2. One tower (as per "My System specs") -- Win7 64bit

A:Create "Restore Point" -- system protection is OFF ?

I have Configure (btn) > System Protection for (C: Local Disk (dlg)
Disk Space Usage set to 10% of my memory (Ram)

I'm showing only one, not two system protection(s) to turn on.

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Hi. I'm using 500GB hdd(source) and 500GB ssd(destination) and I've some questions:
1. I Did 1:1 copy of disc (in norton GHOST) and on destination disk system restore is telling that i don't have restore points. Why?
2. Then On source disc I was trying to unlock some disc space by entering System Volume Information folder and deleting some files. I deleted all files larger than 3GB except one latest and one oldest. Now is like on destionation disc - system restore is telling that i don't have restore points. Why?

A:System restore didn't work. I have all system restore points

Hi Cbool,
Hope your settings look like this, and that in services volumn shadow copy in running.

Roy

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I have a Win10 Pro and ran MR to create a system image backup.
It went well but it turned of system protection.
A message shows up with a warning yellow triangle that reads.
Using system protection on a drive that contains system image backups will cause other shadow copies to be deleted faster than normal.
--- How do I stop system protection from being turned off?

I have another Win10 computer and created a MR system image backup on that one also.
System protection wasn?t turned off on that one.

I do not use shadow copies: If shadow copies are in use on my computer it doesn?t matter to me if that is the case as I don?t know how to use them anyway. I just don?t want system protection turned off.

A:I donít want system protection turned off when I do a MR system image

Hi,

The available disk space on the pc with the warning issue is probably too small to store both backup images (MR) and system protection image.






I do not use shadow copies:



Actually you do. System Protection is a form of Shadow Copying.

Furthermore, it's not wise policy to store backups on the same physical drive as your system. Still better than nothing but all in all not sound practice.
Better to store back up on an ext. removable drive.

In the mean time you could reduce the amount of space allocated to System Protection and see if that helps any.

Cheers,

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 I have a screen shot of it.  There is the Local Disk (C:) listed and then this other.
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A:Under System Prop, and System Protection what is (C:) Missing ?

Post an Image from Disk Management Screen.
 
Control Panel / Administration Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management.
 
This will show all current active drives.
 
 
 

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I need help on how to remove the (system reserved) folder under Available Drives in protection settings. On all my other computers it is not shown. Not sure why it is there as it does not show anywhere else on computer as a drive. I guess it just bugs the hell out of me not knowing why it's there. Any help would be appreciated.

A:In System Protection under Available Drives (System Reserved)

Look in Disk Management and see if the Reserve has a partition letter.

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Oh i can not get system restore to open but it works in safe mode not in regular mode.

A:Need help system protection not there on system properties

Hi,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Run Regedit and check the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR.

If the key is present and has any value other than 0 then system restore is disabled and the system protection tab will be hidden.

Viruses often disable this by setting this registry key. Often they will also disable the task manager and regedit too.

If you get a message saying regedit has been disabled by your administrator then it's quite possible you have been targeted by a virus, in which case a full scan of your system is a good idea.


As always, before making changes to your registry, back it up.

hth
Tanya

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Hi,
I am having the following system configuration

XPS L401X Base
Genuine Windows(R) 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-740QM Processor
6GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB)
640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

Lately whenever i try to start my computer it pass the Dell Bios and then directly goes to the screen which states
Repair your system or
Start windows normally

When i chose repair system , it start downloading windows files and then launch the windows , but hung up at the sky blue login window with only movable cusor . When i choose to start windows normally it gives me BSOD momentarly ( hard to see the message) and then restarts again .

I tried with the advanced boot up options like
repair my computer , all safe modes , restore to last good configuration but it does the same and hangs at windows loging sky blue window .
I Tried to run the Dell PSA+ Diagnostic and it returns with 2000-0146 error . As per the Dell online solutions for this type of error ,I tried to reinstall the Hard disk but the problem still exist.

My Hard disk has 2 partitions C and D and all my data resides on D drive and Windows installed on C drive.

Please help me in making my computer working , without losing data .

Currently i am away from my home country and have no OS or recovery disk with me .

Regards,
Sunny .

A:Dell XPS Crashes .System repair,system restore ,safe mode don't work

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If you have access to another computer I'd suggest you create a system repaiir disc.

System Repair Disc - Create

It won't re-install Windows, but it will get you into the advanced recovery environment, from where you can run chkdsk.

It does seem highly likely there is a major problem with your hard drive.

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On the subject of System Recovery

For some reason, the option for System Restore disappeared from the Tools file of my Accessories Folder in the Start Menu.
In order to recover, I Googled but after hours of searching could find NO answer which helped to recover the option even though a lot of people seemed to
be having the same problem.
After some fiddling around, I managed to resolve:-
1). Locate original System Recovery Icon = C:\Windows\system32\rstrui.exe
2). Right click and choose 'send-to' and Desktop from the options. Make sure it is a Shortcut you are sending and not the
actual exe file.
3). Rename the shortcut to 'System Recovery' (may need Admin priviledges).
4). In Windows Explorer, Click: Tools/FoldersOptions/View/Show Hidden Folder, Files and Drives
5). Locate & Move shortcut to :-
c:\Users\YourName\ApplicationData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Accessories
6). This is it - Just remember to close Tools/FoldersOptions/View/DON'TShow Hidden Folder, Files and Drives (Opposite of
Step 4).
I have a strong feeling that a downloaded application may have affected this Start item and as such I am running an additional Full
Virus and Malware Scan.
Whatever the case, I now have the option back in my Start/Accessories/Tool/System Folder although of course it was always
available in the Menu Tool Bar of 'Computer' under System Properties., but access is easier from Start Menu I think.

If there is a more correct way of doing th... Read more

A:System Restore Option Missing from Start Menu/Accessories/System Tools

And having said this - I have since found that although this works for a while - after a couple of days' reboots, 'something' triggers the deletion of the rstrui.exe (system restore shortcut) from my System Tools folder in Accessories (Start Menu).

So, I am back to square 1...... Happy new year folks...

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I would just like to get some opinion about disabling system restore when doing a full system scan. I've read in many anti-virus sites and microsoft that system restore should be disabled to allow the anti-virus software to scan the infected (if infected)system properly. However, another source told me that I should not disable it in an event that the system crashes I cand still revert. Which should I believe in? Any feedbaks, would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Here are the list of site I've read for system restore disabling:

-MICROSOFT = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q263455/
-MICROSOFT = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831829
-ABOUT.COM = http://antivirus.about.com/od/windowsbasics/a/systemrestore.htm
-SYMANTEC = http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=full-system-scan
-TREND MICRO = http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/ArchiveVulnerability.aspx?language=us&name=DISABLING/ENABLING%20SYSTEM%20RESTORE
-MCaFEE = http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/disabling-system-restore.aspx

A:Disabling Windows XP System Restore to perform a full system scan

Did you notice that the first link you posted is a Microsoft KB article for Windows ME, not Windows XP?

I would not disable System Restore to perform a scan, I would rather use a Live CD from a AV company to perform an offline scan.
Are you familiar with AV Live CDs?

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Accidentally deleted important files, system restore not working
I accidentally deleted some important files when trying to free up space on my laptop. Now, when I startup, it cannot go to my user. I lost my email settings, other functions. My docs are accessible by going to 'My Computer' then to drive C: then to the user, etc. However, from my Start menu, I can't get to them by simply clicking 'My Documents'.

I've tried to do some 'repairs' using Microsoft Knowledgebase but so far have been unsuccessful. I tried some of the suggested things and have made alist of many of the files that are missing when I tried to do a system repair. These files are not in the recovery section c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. The list is here:

Lmmib2.dll
spider.exe
clipbrd.exe
hostmib.dll
staxmem.dll
admexs.dll
appconf.dll
iisadmin.dll
iisfecnv.dll
infocomm.dll
iscomlog.dll

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:47 PM, on 4/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bi... Read more

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Hello I have Windows 7 starter on my HP Mini Laptop

Suddenly I cannot:
enter safe mode
system restore back to factory settings
view system information

I attached how my pc looks when I click on things like firewall, system restore, system information etc.

Also, I often see corrupt disk notices and there was a notification on my desktop that said my WIndows version was unlicensed or something like that.

My Windows come up and I can get on the Internet with no problem, but the first thing that made me realize something was wrong was when I kept getting corrupt disk messages. Chrome corrupt disk etc.

What I have tried: I went to the tech support forum and took care of any malware problems AND I pressed F2 to run all the test and everything passed, hardware etc.

How could this be fixed?

Thanks so kindly!

Queenz Gurl
 

A:Can't system restore, can't view system info, can't enter safe mode

Hello there,
Download and install Advanced SystemCare 5 from IObit/MajorGeeks (free version), (sorry I can't provide any links, I'm on a cell phone) and run a Deep Care.
Otherwise, just contact the dealer who sold it to you, and tell them about the software counterfeit notif first. There are ways to circumvent this, but I unfortunately can't help you that way. Ask for a replacement, or a refund. Copy all your personal data to a USB Drive or any other storage device, wipe/shred your files from the laptop if you return it. You get the idea.
Here's what else you can do:
Right-click on C: Drive>Properties>Tools>Check Now in the Error Checking field.
Do the same for all drives.
I'll check Google for problems similar to yours. And their solutions. Meanwhile you do the same.
Good luck.
 

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I am using Windows XP Pro and recently created a restore point in my System Restore program. This was over a month ago, and I no longer need that restore point. When I defrag with either Diskeeper or Norton Speedisk, I get a report on a good number of defragmented/defragmentable files, most of which are in the Restore folder in my System Volume Information folder. I was able to access my System Volume folder and found the offending file but hesitate to delete that file unless I can be assured that I can do so safely.

Would a simple delete be okay?

Attached is a screenshot of the folder in my Systems Information folder.
 

A:Safe to a Delete System Restore Folder from System Volume Information?

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Hey, everyone!

Looking for some advice on getting my GB back, if possible.
I hope I'm posting in the right area.

The other day I had to do a System Restore on my Compaq (Windows XP) so far everything is working fine now. Though, I noticed my computer was running slower than usual. I checked my overall GB usage and found that it had dropped 20GB since the System Restore. My computer is currently 140GB in total and right now only 50% of it is left, making my computer run...not so quickly.

I used TreeSize and found that the missing 20GB was being used in "System Volume Information". I don't mean to sound like a newbie, but what exactly could be suddenly taking up 20GB of my space since the system restore? Is it possible for me to get it back without harming my computer? How do I go about doing that?

Someone mentioned that I should make sure it wasn't trojan/virus related, so I've run anti-virus, anti-malware, PC tuneups, etc. Everything is clean. Any advice?

Thanks so much!

EDIT: Okay well, after searching deeper into the "System Volume Information" I see that all the used GB is coming from a folder inside called "_restore{" and there must be 70+ different files inside, I'm guessing these are system restore points? Most of them are less than 1GB (though there are so many it apparently adds up) but one of them is a whopping 13.3GB by itself. What can I do about all these?

 

A:Help! Missing 20GB after System Restore, found in System Volume Information -- Why?

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Hi, my name is Stormy, I'm new to this forum since I really haven't had any issues in the past.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit on my desktop. I restarted it a few days ago to install SP1, it rebooted and started installing 3 updates. Once it reached 100% it kicked into System Repair. After running through it, it restarted and did the same thing. Now 3 days later, it's still in that process where it installs updates, goes to system repair, restarts and starts again.

I tried interrupting it and doing a System Restore, but even at the earliest date on it, it goes right back to that repetitive process. Now I can't get to any of my files or anything else on there. I'm stuck, and I need some help please!

A:Updates fail, System Repair fails, System Restore won't work

Hi,

Can you get into safe mode?

Safe Mode

If so, Download this file it & run as an admistrator: -

This will get you back into the system.

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Hi, my name is Stormy, I'm new to this forum since I really haven't had any issues in the past.

I am running Vista Home Premium 32bit on my desktop. I restarted it a few days ago to install SP1, it rebooted and started installing 3 updates. Once it reached 100% it kicked into System Repair. After running through it, it restarted and did the same thing. Now 3 days later, it's still in that process where it installs updates, goes to system repair, restarts and starts again.

I tried interrupting it and doing a System Restore, but even at the earliest date on it, it goes right back to that repetitive process. Now I can't get to any of my files or anything else on there. I'm stuck, and I need some help please!

A:Updates fail, System Repair fails, System Restore won't work

Hello, and welcome . try this please : Download: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone (KB936330) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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Hi all
I want to disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs from system properties dialog box( screen shot attached).
The user should only able to access change computer name feature. Other feature should be disabled/removed.
I there any way to achieve it?
thanks in advance.


IMG]https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/703346[/IMG]

A:disable "hardware, Advanced, System Protection, Remote" tabs in system

I'm inclined to say no, for a very simple reason.
Changing the computer name requires administrator access. Given that, the user already has full control over the entire computer, therefore he can change whatever he wants.
What's the purpose of such "limitation"?

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new here, don't know if this is posted or not but my friend's com have this kind of problem,

when the windows boot in, it will complain the file c:\windows rundl132.exe is not found and also currently what i know cannot run in the com is the system file in the control panel, system restore, remove programs and application and also microsoft word.

i am guessing is just some corruption but it does not seems like it, can any one tell me which spyware is it and how to find the way to delete it?
thanks

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Gateway DX4720-03, Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

Living is south FL can be a bitch when the rains come as there often is a ton of accompanying lightening that plays havoc with the electrical system, even though I have surge protectors inside and outside the house. We just had some very heavy rains with lightening and my computer shut down several times, but I could restart it each time...except for the last time when Windows wouldn't startup. At that point, Start Up Repair came into play. Although I routinely backup on an external drive, of course I never did it this month-DUH!

Results from SUR were error free (error code=0x0) on all the parameters tested, however there were the following error codes reported:

"Unspecified change to the system configuration might have caused the problem."

Repair Action: System Restore
Failed: 0x1f

Repair Action: System Files
Failed: x490

There were more options to select for a recovery task, but I didn't try them as they didn't seem to be as salient as the two above..

As System Repair and System Restore failed, please advise what i should next do.

A:Windows won't startup, System Repair and System Restore failed.

What's the date of the most recent backup that you have?

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Hi everyone, sorry for posting another thread about this, but after doing some digging on my own, I thought it was getting kind of heavy so I put it here in the advance forum. Here is what I have done so far in trying to restore my automatic system checkpoints. As before, system restore will not create the "system checkpoint" for me at a given time interval. I will list what I have done so far to help diagnose my problem. I followed all the steps on this link by Bert: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html I typed eventvwr.msc in the run line. Clicked system on the left, then source on the right. I found some events for sr, but these were the ones I did myself when turning off, then back on system restore. Task scheduler and system restore services are running. I confirmed this by typing cmd, then net start in the run line. I have the space allowed on my hard drive set to the max, and there are 25 GB free. I am able to create manual system restore points and they are also created if I install/uninstall a program. I have reinstalled system restore using the sr.inf file. I used the "xpsystemrestoreponitsfrequency.vbs" to change my time interval to 1 hour just to see if it worked, but it didn't. I checked my registry settings for system restore. Disable SR is set to 0. Restore status is set to 1 (I posted that because I thought one means disable in the registry, but I don't know what restore status is) I do have a screen saver on, my system is set s... Read more

A:system restore doesn't create automatic system checkpoints

ok, I have a few more things you can try...First go to your services.msc (Start then Run then type services.msc), then verify that The System Restore Service and the Task Schedular are Set as LOCAL SYSTEM (for their, "log on as..". ALso make sure they are both set to AUTOMATIC.Next, in your Registry, Check The Following Keys:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestoreThe Default Values for this key should bename - type - dataDefault - REG_SZ - (value not set)Compression Burst - REG_DWORD-60CreateFirstRunRp- REG_DWORD-1DisableSR- REG_DWORD-0DiskPercent- REG_DWORD12-DsMax- REG_DWORD-400DsMin- REG_DWORD-200RestoreDiskSpaceError- REG_DWORD-0RPGlobalInterval- REG_WORD-86400RPLifeInterval- REG_DWORD-777600RPSessionInterval- REG_DWORD-0ThawInterval- REG_DWORD-900TimerInterval- REG_DWORD-120Next Go to this Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Srservicename - type - dataDefault - REG_SZ - (value not set)DependOnGroup-REG_MULTI_SZ- DependOnService - REG_MULTI_SZ - RpcSsDescription - Reg_Sz - Performs System Restore Functions to Stop service...etcDisplayName -REG-SZ - System Restore ServiceErrorControl-REG_DWORD - 1ImagePath - REG_EXPAND_SZ - %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsObjectName - REG_SZ-LocalSystemStart-REG_DWORD- 2Type - REG_DWORD - 32Then lastly go to this Key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SrDefault ... Read more

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WHY IS THIS HAPPENNING- WIN 7 64 BIT

system restore no longer making automatic system checkpoints but it is set up in task manager to happen 12:am every day. I can go days and no automatic system checkpoint was set up. I have to keep making a manual sr system checkpoints. Task manager says sr automatic was set up, but it does not show when I open systenm restore


NOTE ADD INFO
1) VSS service in services is set to manual
2) I am usinG kaspersky 2011 internet security
3) can make manual checkpoints . and disk space set to 100meg for restore points
4) New software software or windows update creates sytem checkpoints
6) have 2 hard drives, secondary drive sr is disabled, primary hard drive sr is enabled

A:system restore i no longer making automatic system checkpoints

100 meg isn't really very much for restore points.
I would generally say a couple of gigs at least.

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Using preinstalled Win 7 Home Premium 64bit on an HP 6813w Pavilion. The original hard drive, a Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1Tb crashed.

1) System Recovery discs was made along with a System Recovery with System Image disc.
2) A more current System Image was made on an external hard drive.

The Hitachi was replaced with the same model. Checked bios to make sure it was installed correctly.

Under System Recovery, Image Restore, Select a System Image Backup there is nothing in the table to choose from as far as a source (disc drive or external drive).

A) System Recovery (3 discs) has the HP preinstall file folder on the 3rd disc but is not read by the System Recovery program.

B) Under System Restore, Image Restore, Advanced, it asks for a network or driver to be installed. That opens up the directory of C: which is the external hard drive. Under WindowsImageBackup the computer name is identified followed by three entries:

File: BackUp 2012-09-30 180450 containging three (3) entries of
4f370bc3-d042-11e1-b73a-806e6f6e6963.vhd

File: Catalog contains BackUp Global Catalog, Global Catalog

Doc: MediaID

B) System Image is on the external but is not accessable through the System Restore menu. Verified the external was readable by run command. The external in dos was given the C: drive designation.

It seems to me the Recovery and System Restore discs are not functional. Am not a technical person but I have taken this as far as I know how at this point.

Printed out all... Read more

A:System Image on System Restore Disk Not Reading After Crash

Looking for Recovery Discs? HP Pavilion a6813w Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
info at hp for recovery. the recovery partition on the old hdd is not on the new drive.

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Hello I have Windows 7 starter on my HP Mini Laptop

I'm just wondering is there something wrong with my Windows 7 or could it be a virus?

I cannot:
enter safe mode
system restore back to factory settings
view system information

I attached how my pc looks when I click on things like firewall, system restore, system information etc.

Also, I often see corrupt disk notices and there was a notification on my desktop that said my WIndows version was unlicensed or something like that.

My Windows come up and I can get on the Internet with no problem, but the first thing that made me realize something was wrong was when I kept getting corrupt disk messages. Chrome corrupt disk etc.

What I have tried: was running AVG scan, nothing found AND pressing F2 and running all the test and everything passed, hardware etc.

Could this be a virus or a windows 7 software problem.

A:Can't See System Information or System Restore, Can't Enter Safe Mode

Hi please follow the instructions here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum then make a new thread here Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum
post all the info you can gather and mention anything you could not in that thread not here

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Please help me. I am a novice, but I am at the end of my tether and really need my laptop for work :-(

Firstly I am on a Dell Studio 1555, Vista and I did have Office 2003 installed and working perfectly. Sinve installing Office 2007, everytime I opened it, it reinstalled itself. This happened EVERY TIME for over a year, and after reading forums and forums and posts and posts I decided a few weeks ago to follow all advice given and amend the registry, delete things and just basically go for it! Well it never worked! Office 2007 just always configured itself when opened. Now I have installed Office 2010 to try and rectify the problem, which seemed to have solved the problem however, noew Internet Explorer is playing up and everything is slow and rubbish. I tried to restore to before I started messing with the registry and have seen that there are no restore points at all! How can this be? I have had the laptop for nearly 3 years! It must have created a backup at some point!!!

Please, please, please someone help me.

A:No system restore points, slow system, office crashing please help!!!

please could I post my registry or something on here and someone tell me what on earth is wrong and how to put it right???

I tried to use Dell Support Center and it failed the harddrive tests.

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About a month ago I managed to get the infamous System Check virus on my computer. I was shocked that it happened, I was at the time doing a google image search.

Anyway I managed to remove the virus, unhide my files, and restore all my start menu shortcuts. During the removal process, I cleared all of my previous system restores as an extra precaution.

Lately I've been noticing that I have been running quite low on disk space for no known reason. After investigating I saw that my System Volume Information folder is quite large (15GB). Further investigating shows specifically the System Restore folder inside the System Volume Information folder is taking up most of the space. System restore is disabled, there shouldn't be anything in that folder.

It appears the virus attempted to copy the entire contents of my C drive and hide it in the system restore folder. Obviously there isn't enough space on my drive to have everything duplicated, but it did duplicate 15GB of data. I desperately need to reclaim this drive space but no matter what I do, I cannot clear the contents of this folder.

I've tried toggling system restore on and off (it's currently off).

I've tried running an elevated command prompt resizing shadowstorage.

I've tried taking ownership of the folder then simply deleting the files and folders, nothing happens. The files and folders remain where they were.

I've tried disk cleanup, it is unable to find any System Restores and thinks all the data is clean... Read more

A:Can't Clear System Restore Files. System Check Virus the Cause?

Try rebooting after each enabling and disabling of system restore. See if they get deleted. Is 15 GB within the top limit for your hard drive?

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Hi TechSpot,

When I boot up my base system, and proceed after completing the POST, I receive:



Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

You can attempt to repair this file by starting windows setup using the original setup CD-Rom. Select "r" at the first screen to start repair.Click to expand...

A great solution by the way is here

So, I proceed to rebooting and loading up my Windows XP Professional w/o SP disc, and loading the Recovery Console. However, when I come to select the Windows installation (1), after I type 1 and hit enter (lots of times), nothing happens, it's like my system locks up.

So, I thought I'd try a complete fresh install from the disc, but when the installer gets to the "Searching for previous versions of Microsoft Windows" it just stops here, and locks up once again.

Now, I begin to think that means my Western Digitial Caviar 160GB SATA hard disk has failed, since this all started from a hard shutdown .. the system was instructed to shutdown through Windows, but was taking longer than usual, so I used the case power button to shutdown at the same time (corrupted files..) next day, I receive the quoted error message.

Now I have messed about with ideas, but seem to get stuck when it comes to writing or deleting things from the hard disk.

What I've done:
- Attached an old Maxtor IDE hard disk to my base system, which BSOD's when I t... Read more

A:Config\System Missing - System Restore from Recovery Console HELP!

Repair isn't Recovery and vice-versa.

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How-to-repair-Windows-XP-t138.html
 

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I have run System File Checker (sfc) and it found many files that were corrupt and could not be repaired. My PC appears to be running fine - but I am anal about repairing anything that is wrong on my PC. The only suggestion I've received so far was to perform a Repair Install. That's very risky. Does anyone know of a sure fire way of repairing my corrupt files so that sfc /scannow can run again without a hitch? Thank you..................

A:How restore system files when System File Checker won't work

More about System File Checker
Use command prompt to get the log:





Quote:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"


Then follow the corrupted file's path and search for a known good copy of the files (Be careful!)
It is all mentioned the link...
If you are too lazy to read it here:





Quote:
How to manually replace a corrupted system file with a known good copy of the file
After you determine which system file was corrupted and could not be repaired through the detail information in the Sfcdetails.txt file, find where the corrupted file located, and then manually replace the corrupted file with a known good copy of the file. To do this, follow these steps:

Note You may be able to get a known good copy of the system file from another computer that is running the same version of Windows with your computer. You may perform a System File Checker process on that computer to make sure the system file that you intend to copy is a good copy.
Take administrative ownership of the corrupted system file. To do this, at an elevated command prompt, copy and then paste (or type) the following command, and then press ENTER:
takeown /f Path_And_File_Name
Note The Path_And_File_Name placeholder represents the path and the file name of the corrupted file. For example, type takeown /f C:\windows\system32\jscript.dll.
Grant administrators full access to the corrupted system... Read more

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About 3 days age my trend micro, system restore stopped working. My Microsoft firewall needs turned on manually on every startup. My system config window only stays up a second or two then disappears but in those few seconds I see 3 new listings for csrss files. I uninstalled trend micro then reinstalled but no desktop icon and when I try to install it goes to uninstall. When I try ro launch it says reboot then a message comes up with this #(hr=Ox80070422,loc=7413,num=234). I also tried hijack this but it will not stay up either. I am frustrated and wonder if anyone can explain what is going on. Thanks This is a copy of my Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:52:44 AM, on 22/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\dave meekins backup 13_jan_05\Dave\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.product-finder.ns.ca
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.product-finder.ns.ca
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = yahoo.com
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStar... Read more

A:Solved: no system config, trend micro or system restore

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Hello,

I'll start from the beggining. I was trying to change the email address in my outlook, and I dont know what I did but I cant access all my folders inbox, drafts, sent items all I can see are my archived files from last year so I decided to perform a system restore which did not happenI kept getting a message that the restore could not be done for like 4 dates I selected. So I then decided to perform the restore in safemode, but now the system is rejecting the login password. I tried to restore by pressing F11 the restore to a certain point was disabled, and every time I try to boot it still comes back to safe mode.

I dont have norton am running Mcafee.

I just tried rebooting and pressing F8 gave me options of starting windows normally and also the option of using the most recent settings. Tried booth but I still end up in safemode.

I have to leave the office now but please leave a message for me I'll get to it first thing in the morning, with all these issues including recovery of the outlook files
 

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hi all,

my win 7 pc crapped out. its not the disk. i have an image made on acronis. i bought a new win 10 pc. whats the easiest way to get that win 7 image with all my applications onto the new win 10 desktop? i want to get rid of windows 10. i would like my image working on new pc (new hardware) as i will not have to reinstall and configure everything again.

i tried swapping the old pc disk into the new pc, but the new pc would not boot: says invalid disk. could it have something to do with the MBR or that UEFI thing?

A:System crashed, how to restore Windows7 system image into new desktop

you're going to be in a world of pain if you want to do this but have no access to the old computer. In this situation, a SYSPREP with the generalize function is run in Windows 7 to prepare it for migration to new hardware.

You can try cold turkey like you did, you may have to switch to AHCI drivers from IDE or IDE to AHCI depending on what you had before to get it to boot. The boot sector may be a problem too. If you used standard MBR in the past then check your BIOS on the new PC to see what adjustment you can make.

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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore to fix a Flash Player problem but I did not have restore points going back as far I wanted. I only had 3 Scheduled system restore point going back to March 23rd and 8 restores points done by Revo and various Flash Player install/unsintall restore point created while trying to fix said problem. I thought those 8 restore points might have deleted older scheduled ones but my maximum space hasn't been reached yet and I did not turn off system restore.

From what I read online, I have a crazy amount of space allocated to shadow storage so I was curious as to why I did not have more system points to choose from. Any ideas? Is there anything that can delete restore point besides turn system restore off?
Used 33 GB
Allocated 35GB
Maximum 87GB

Also when I went to select the disk to restore it said
Partition_1(C:) (system) Ready to restore
(Partition_1(C:) The disk cannot be found
I have two disks Partition_1 (C:) and Recovery (D:) which is the factory restore stuff and is locked so I don?t create points for this one.

The Partition_1(C:) (Missing) shows in the available disks in system protection. Should I just uncheck it?

A:System Restore Disk Space Usage and System Recovery

Hello pineapplegrunt.

Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).

I believe your problem is that System Restore points are automatically deleted, by default, after 90 days.

I believe there are ways to change this, although from the top of my head I think you have to use a third party application (to do this easily). However, it is not really recommended to keep such long system restore points, if you want an image of your drive going that far back, you probably should look into creating a backup image or something and not relying on system restore.

Can I ask what your flash player problem is, have you been able to fix that?

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I ran a full scan on Avast yesterday, it found 3 infections in my windows folder, can't remember the specific paths anymore.. I think one was in Sys64 or something.
It managed to quarantine 2 of them but it couldn't find the specified file path (or something) of the infection in Sys64 (or something).
So, Avast suggests that I restart and run a scan. I click yes, computer restarts, starts running a scan before Windows starts. After an hour it is done, I log on my account...

The startup is a bit faster than usually, but I notice that the programs that should start on startup won't (MSN Messenger, Skype, etc. including Avast itself. Comodo firewall starts as it should though).

I try to open some programs, including Firefox, Avast, Messenger... nothing happens when I click the shortcuts.
I can use explorer to browse my folders, but if I try to open an application nothing happens (usually, CCleaner worked however).

I tried system restore to an earlier state, but once the restore was "done" and I logged back in, it said that system restore failed because an antivirus program was running a virus scan.

I tried to clean registry and remove some files with CCleaner, but no effect.
I also tried to system restore to a different point multiple times: same effect. Fail.

So I tried to uninstall Avast, nothing happens when I click it at the control panel "uninstall or change programs" thing.

Next I go on rampage and try to delete the folder of Avast Antivirus, it sa... Read more

A:System restore fails after Avast Antivirus messes up the system

Seems Avast definitions are flagging important system files as infected. Many are saying sfc/scannow corrects the problem.

Just check the Avast forum and you'll see how many current threads there are on it.

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Hi,
When i start my pc, i get a 30 second count down to either choose an operating system or system restore. if i choose windows xp professional, everything is fine. when i choose restore point, i get "INF file textsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14. setup cannot continue. press any key to continue".
choosing last known best settings hasnt changed this situation either.
basically i just dont want to see this screen, it prolongs the computer start up. i just got it today as a refurbed hp desktop from buy.com. i tried system properties, advanced, startup settings and unchecked both boxes, as well as clearing the boot.iti file to no avail.
a rep at hp that was nice enough to just give me an opinion said i need the disk that came w the pc, which i obviously cant get. any ideas?
thank you so much for your time.

A:Choose operating system at startup-windows xp or system restore

You probably could purchase the disk from the manufacturer. They make a lot of money selling them to people.

Post the manufacturer & model of the computer, and verify the exact text of the message. That message is odd.

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My computer had been running a little slowly and I suspected that there might be some spyware running on it. I downloaded and installed Spybot Search and destroy as well as the teatimer that came with it. As the installation started running, Mcafee started freaking out and blocked some file actions. At that point I realized that it wasn't a good idea to have the teatimer running while mcafee was also running. I couldn't find the teatimer in the add/remove programs menu, so I did a system restore to before I had installed the spybot bundle. The restore worked, but then once the system reloaded, an error message came up saying :" the instruction at 0xffa5785e referenced memory at 0xffa5785e. The memory could not be read. Click ok to terminate the program". This error message comes up anytime I try to open a program (the only thing that changes is the number it gives for the memory). I tried to undo the system restore, but the error comes up when I try to open the system restore utility. I tried to load windows in safe mode to undo the changes, but when I try that a blue screen comes up saying that it will not load in order to prevent further damage to my computer. Windows will load when not in safe mode, but it has the memory errors. I have no idea what is wrong with it. My computer is running windows xp. HELP!

Jim

A:Problem with system memory after system restore/spybot installation

Try disabling Tea Timer.

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Office Version:Office 2003
Operating System:Windows 7

After a number of issues regarding my HP OfficeJet 7410 All-In-One problems (absolutely no help from HP by the way)...I decided to try a "System Repair". All went well but did not solve the HP software issues.

So I did a complete "System Restore" from the most recent image prior to the HP issues arising. Everything seemed to go well and the HP issues are resolved (or at least 99%)

But there is one issue with MS Office Word 2003. Upon startup I am getting the following pop-up error:

All other Office 2003 programs seem to be running fine ?
What is this and how can I fix it...tried general office repair but did not effect this ?


I tried both to unchecked them in safe mode...and/or also to remove them in safe mode...But...three of them are reinstalled in Word 2003 on regular start-up ?

ScansoftPDF.dot
ContributeWordUITemplate.dot
PDFCustom.dot

Every time I either uncheck and/or "Remove" the addon...it's back upon restart ?

A:Problem with Word 2003 after system repair and system restore ?

Never mind....I found a post from last year in SevenForums that covered this and problem is solved !!

Thanks..anyway....

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This morning I attempted to perform a system restore on my other computer. I legally own Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and was using the 3 system restore CDs provided by my manufacturer at the time I purchased the computer. If it matters, the computer is a Sony VAIO AMD Athlon.

I inserted the disk before booting up the computer, and everything seemed to go fine. The system restore screen loaded and I chose to do the recommended system restore, erasing all the files from my drive and restoring to the computer's original configuration.

It began performing the normal "Restoring Drive C:" operation. About 20 seconds into the restore, I received this error message:
Disk Access: Sense Operation Failed

I hit "Okay," the only button available. I then received a message saying the system restore failed and my operating system may not perform correctly (what an understatement). I removed the system restore CD and rebooted my computer. I now get an error message, "The operating system has failed to execute." I can't do anything, except try to do another system restore, in which I receive the same "sense operation failed" error from before.

I tried calling their tech support to which I was told (after waiting 20 minutes to speak to someone) that because my limited warranty had expired, I would have to pay $19.99 per call to have it fixed. Yeah, right. Neither Sony nor Microsoft's online tech support pages were at all helpfu... Read more

A:XP system restore failure... operating system failed to execute

Hi;
I would guess that your CD is scratched or unreadable for some reason or that the CD Rom isn't reading properly. Give it a good wiping.
I would just format and reload XP if you have a fully licensed disk. Takes 39 minutes or less and you'll have a nice clean install and you get to start over. However....... if you have only restore disks I am unsure as to whether you can do an install from them.
Papa1
 

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If I change my operating system to linux and delete my old operating system entirely, will I be able to still use system restore to change my old operating system back?
Please help. All help is appreciated.

A:If I change my operating system to linux, can I still use windows' system restore?

The simple answer is no. If you remove an OS then you can not use it to do a restore because it is no longer there to run the restore program. What I would recommend would be to have a duel boot system.

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Last night i closed my laptop without shutting it down. I woke up this morning and turned it on and it went to the system repair screen and ran through that. It says there are problems but they are not automatically repairable. I then tried to do the system restore to an earlier point in time and had one option for a couple days ago. I ran through that but it says there is an error and when i expand to see the error one of the things listed is no OS installed.

I have windows 7 64bit.

Does anyone here have any idea what might be the problem. I am very confused as to why it would say i dont have an OS installed but it is running through the system start up repair as well as listing a date that i could restore it back to.

I would really appreciate any input on this as i have a lot of data on that hard drive and i am really hoping its recoverable and not totally hosed.

I have not tried installing the hard drive into a new computer yet. I will try that a little later.

Once again, i appreciate any and all suggestions and help. Thanks.

A:System restore saying no OS is installed, system repair stuck in loop

Hi brian,

Try this on for size: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

How do you plan on running the laptop's harddrive on another computer?

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