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# System Restore turned off and 'Turn on system protection' greyed out

Q: System Restore turned off and 'Turn on system protection' greyed out

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 find the path specified (0x80070003). Please close the property page and try again' And I closed it and tried again and it repeated the same error.

I tried googling for other experiences of 'System protection turned off' as near to what I could find as relevant to my case, and tried the following:

System Restore not working anymore? - Windows 7 Help Forums

and then rebooted my laptop. However this did not fix the problem, and I can't seem to find any other relevant solution at this point so far and would appreciate any help on this issue.

I have attached files showing relevant points to the issue as I attempted to turn on system protection

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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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Just ran into an odd problem, ever 15 seconds I have a dos window that opens for a fraction of a second, steals the system focus and then closes before I can read anything in the window.  Went to restore the system to yesterday and saw that system restore was turned off.  Went to turn it on and got the error:

Could not apply the settings for the following reasons:
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. ()x8007007B)

http://d.pr/i/tm0p

Ran a scan with MSE & Malwarebytes with no item detected with either.

A:System Restore is turned off and won't turn on

The issue started after completing the update for IE 11 and was going on for about 2 hours . . . it just suddenly stopped, and now System Restore is reported as being enabled.

Random issues that stop without intervention make me concerned.

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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 don’t 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 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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I bought a used pc and when I try to do a system restore it says System Administrator has it turned off along with configuration, ect. My question is, how do I find system administrator and override this? Thanks.

A:System Administrator has system restore turned off.

Hello spottedbuckey,
As you have purchased a used PC these Tutorials MAY be of of help.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Built-in Administrator Account - Change Name

Re System Restore.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

System Restore

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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??

A:Enable system protection to preform system restore

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Hi

Sorry for starting a new thread - I couldn't see anything directly relevant. My computer will not start normally - it reaches the windows screen and freezes. Ordinarily I would use system restore but when I try to do this I am told there is no system restore point as system protection is turned off. I can start the computer in safe mode but I cannot turn system protection on since the tab for system protection does not show up where help says it should. I have tried to allow the computer to repair itself but it doesn't seem to be able to do so. I'm sorry this information is a bit vague - I can answer specific questions if anyone is willing to ask them.

A:Windows 7 won't start. System Protection turned off.

Have you tried the System File Checker?

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Run a Malwarebyte's scan and a virus scan as well, if you haven't already.

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i want to restore my buds laptop. he had restore turned on until about 3 weeks ago he shut it off.

question: if you shut off restore does it still keep the last restore points? and is there a way to restore in safe mode (cant boot in reg mode) if restore is shut of. when i try and turn on sys restore in safe mode it say "i cant".

any suggestions?

A:System restore question? Can i restore in safe mode i restore was turned off?

when you turn off restore you lose all the restore points...thats why you cant use them...If you can boot in safe mode and backup all the things you can't live without...then we will try to fix the booting problem

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Hi guys.

Ok... beforehand thanks for help and point me in the right direction, forgive my English not my first language.
Pls. bear with me as I explain the 2.-TWO Troubles thnsk.
My OS w7 Ultimate 64 bit.
I fix my computer early this morning about a file dll. corrupt file on Firefox and my roommate help me to make a system restore , she finish the fix when I was on school.

=========================

So problem 1.- ONE :
When I turn on my computer I see now 2 LogOn boxes; One with my name and another with the name of Administrator ?!....that was NOT there Before ! .....Only my name appeared before with my box to type my password..... Simple !
Now.... when I click on my "name box " The "LogOn Box" appears and right under were I Type my my password to log in to W7, a new little (blue box) appears that says :
---> SWITCH USER<---
And it was NOT there before as well , never have this boxes and a choices to change user to admin ? I'm the Admin
Pls. guys How can I get rid of this , Don't need it and I Don't want it.
I just want my W7screen with my name Box on it to click and then be able just to put my password on it and log in into my desktop as Before was ~!

Don't want another LOG ON box with admin name etc. and the option to SWITCH USER under my password box.

============================================

Trouble TWO :
On top of this NOw... I can't open my SYSTEM RESTORE point !.... it says that I need Administrator Rig... Read more

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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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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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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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i am part of a small home network, somehow the system administrator turned off system restore and cannot turn it back on. i have gone through what the tutorial said about turning it back on, but the configure button is blanked out on my computer. it is really getting me worried because if i cant turn it on, if a problem happens, then i cant system restore

A:My system administrator cant turn on system restore

Hello dharker, welcome to Seven Forums!

At control panel, administrative tools, services, what does yours say?

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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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I have had my W8.1 Tablet for about two months. Today I thought I had a fleeting glimpse of the System Restore Information file (which I thought is supposed to be hidden?) and it was empty. This caused me some concern, I eventually located the Control Panel and found that System Restore / Protection was turned off, so I turned it on and initiated a manual Restore Point. It is probably the first one! Hopefully I am now safe in this respect.

Surely it is not usual for a new computer to be supplied with Restore turned off? I took it for granted that it was working away automatically. I am no expert but I do know about Restore --- many new to computers will be unaware of this risk wont they? Am I right in suggesting this is something everyone should check?

A:System Restore not turned on

Am I right in suggesting this is something everyone should check?

Yep.

Macrium Reflect Standard version is nice too---

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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 :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 cannot find the path s... Read more

A:System Restore turned off

Firstly identity your main C drive . I do not understand why it is showing as missing. I use Easus partition manger for this sort of thing. Having more than one C drive is not a good idea so ensure the drive with your OS is the C drive. Then go to Sysem protection , highlight only the correct c drive, then "enable system protection at say,10%. Then create a restore point. I would not use it for data partitions . I back those up to a USB drive regularly using SyncToy or Freefilesynch.
Sysem restore is defaulted to out of use if you change partition size or update to w10 or the annual update etc.

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I have used System restore many times on my previous computer with no difficulty. However, when I attempt to restore on this one I get a weird message that I can't begin to uderstand...System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore contact your domanin administrator. What's alll this about? Who turned it off? What group? Who is the domain administrator. I am the sole user of this machine so I'm baffled over these terms.

A:System Restore Turned Off

Hi there kubwasana, welcome to BC! Group Policy is a system in Windows XP Pro that's designed to allow administrators of large networks to control various aspects of Windows. Here's how to fix your particular issue:1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC 2. Navigate to this path: -> Computer Configuration--> Administrative Templates---> System----> System Restore 3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured 4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not ConfiguredIf you have any questions about these instructions, please ask!

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I am trying to do a system restore. When I get to the screen titled 'confirm disks to restore' it says 'you must enable System Protection on this drive'. I am unable to enable System Protection thru normal means because the tab isn't showing up. I searched the forum and found an answer in the following thread that I thought would help:

Can't access System Protection options

There's probably a value in the registry called "DisableConfig" or "DisableSR" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore. Open regedit, browse to that key, and if either value exists, delete and reboot the PC. You should get your System Restore tab back after doing this.
Last edited by cluberti; 08-27-2010 at 05:55 AM.. Reason: Seems there's a second value - updating thread

Unfortunately, I have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\

but no SystemRestore after that.

Can anyone help me????

A:Need to turn on System Protection

Hi garzon6, welcome to the forums

It sounds like 'Systems Restore' has been disabled. To enable it just follow the steps below...

1 Click Start and right-click 'Computer' & select 'Properties'

2 Select 'System Protection'

3 Click 'Configure'

4 Select the first option in the list then click 'Apply' then 'Ok'

Hope this helps

Quote:
I am unable to enable System Protection thru normal means because the tab isn't showing up

Can you show a snip regarding the lack of options above too?

OS

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I recently had a power outage while Windows 7 (x64) was loading. System booted up fine. I went to do a system restore, but could not. When I go to select a restore point is says, "System Protection is turned off". I never turned it off and it will not let me turn it on. The C:\ clearly shows protection is turned on, but when I select system restore it says it is turned off.

I think I read most of the posts here on this issue, but no go. What I have tried:Manually create restore point- Works fine. Repeated many times.
.
Turned System Protection Off and then back On- No difference
Ran WMI.bet- No change
Deleted all restore points- No change
Ran VSS List Shadows- Got hits even though I had deleted all restore points
Verified VSS is on- I have seen posts to say set to manual and set to auto. I have done both. No difference.
SFC /SCANNOW- Found no integrity violations
Tried to do a Repair Install- Cannot. I am running SP1. Comes back saying it cannot be done.
Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:System Protection will not turn on

Try again in this admin account Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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My friend asked me to fix a system restore problem he has in windows8. When I go to system protection there is a message 'the administrator has disabled system restore' can anyone tell me how to re-enable it. I know there is a registry fix for this but a person has to log on as administrator to do it. If someone can tell me how to do this as well it would be appreciated.

A:system restore administrator has turned off

Does your friend have access to a user account with administrator privileges on this PC? There should always be one Admin account which is typically configured when you first setup the operating system.

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It's been several times that I disable system protection for my C drive (because it's an SSD) but it seems to be turning itself back on by itself. I'm not sure what's triggering it, really but there are a couple of google hits about this but with no final solution. System Restore in the D drive seems to stay turned off though.

A:System Restore won't stay turned off

Try this although I don't know why you would want to do it.
System Protection - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Hi all,

I mistakenly turned off my pc during the system restore of windows vista. It was taking too long and decided to turned it off and then on. But now windows just doesn't start. I have important information on my pc and I don't want to lose it. What can I do?

Thanks!

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I am trying to use system restore.

I always get the error message "system restore has been turned off by group policy"

i have gone into the registry editor, as i have been advised, and tried to delete disableSR. However, after i delete it it always pops back.

How else can i get rid of the group policy problem

A:System Restore turned off by group policy

If this is the same PC you have posted about Sasser problem, stay with the help you are getting in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help.

BG

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Hello. My computer is running under windows xp. I want to restore my computer because it's been infected, but it won't let me. I managed to get into regedit.exe/windowsnt/...i delete "disablesr" but it keeps coming back, it won't delete.
how do I fix this?

A:system restore has been turned off by group policy.

Welcome to the forum.
Some more detail is required. Do you know what virus, malware etc. it is.
It is unlikely that system restore will have any effect anyway.
There are very likely other problems, which you may not yet have found.
Presuming that you have posted this on the computer in question, click the link and do a scan.
Then post back with what it has found and the answer please, to the FIRST question.
Check ALL, after the scan and report any problems ie: access to system tools etc., including of course restore.
Unless you are sure what you are doing, may I advise you, NOT to attempt any edits of the registry.

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/center/howsafe.htm

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Hi all,

I did some searching around the net and on these forums but haven't found an exact solution.

I got some sort of virus or malware that "disabled system restore through group policy". I searched and found solutions on how to enable it by using the Start>Run program. But when I type in 'regedit.exe' to enable the restore my computer just freezes. I am on Windows XP home and this is my personal laptop. I can't really do anything through safe mode either.

I do know how to enable it but I just can't get there because the computer freezes.

Is there a way to enable system restore by typing something into Safe Mode with Command Prompt? If I could do that then I know how to execute a system restore through command prompt so it would fix it.

A:System Restore turned off by virus/malware

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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After having searched the net for a long time, i came to realize that other suggestions for the same problem as mine was not good enough for my problem. And i doubt a HJT will help in my cause either.

My problem is i can't access system restore.

I tried running regedit.exe successfully. I deleted disableSR - but, it reapears within seconds, and the main thing i'm suppose to delete is diasbleCONFIG - which is not there in the first place.

My OS is windows Vista. And GPedit.msc does not work, an error saying "windows can not find gpedit.msc" appears. I tried running it though cmd, which was of no use.

I also found a software on other sites called "srpol-clear.reg' However, i can not download that onto my desktop and merge it.

i hope this information is enough, and in the right place.

i'll be waiting for a reply, Thank You!

A:system restore has been turned off by group policy

Thanks, but no thanks! i solved it myself!

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Hello bleepers. Using Windows 7, 64 bit running Microsoft Security Essentials.

MSE gave me a message of a virus and asked if I'd like to clean the system. Clicked yes about the time another screen popped up saying "Turn on System Protection" or maybe, just maybe it said, "Privacy Protection" and began executing commands (said it was scanning my computer). It had the look of the System Restore virus (I had it last year on another machine). Rebooted immediately. As soon as I logged in it began again. Called up task manager, it disappeared after one second. Got a message saying that the computer couldn't access task manager. I also recall getting a message about PGP being disabled or something. I use it occasionally, but it just runs when I call it up.

Went to SAFE MODE. I have a new desktop icon I don't recall ever seeing called "privacy protection". Compiled both txt files from computer's safe mode. Didn't try to run GMER because my system is 64-bit. Thanks for your help.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by John at 18:22:40 on 2011-11-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4063.3373 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68D... Read more

A:Looked like System Restore Vir. Turned Off Machine

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I think that I have some "corrupt files" that were deleted after some auto updates were installed. This has created chaos in my windows. Normal mode windows locks up when booted, and now it is doing the same thing in safe mode. The only response I can get is in command.

I also tried sfc/scannow, and i cannot get past 49% after 3 tries.

I have run virus and malware scans when safe mode was working. All were clean.
I tried to do system restore from cmd and system protection is not there. Can I turn it on from cmd? Or do I need to do a full repair?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

2nd post today. sorry. Not computer savvy and trying to save one with your help.

Computer will eventually open to windows, but it immediately freezes. It initally worked in safe mode twice, but third time was not the charm. it now freezes as well.

I am now in cmd which is jibberish to me. I cannot complete a scannow thru cmd. It stops at 49%. So, I tried the verifynow and it completed with this note:
"Windows resource protection found integrity violations. Details are included in the CBS.log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.Log." What does this mean? Can I fix this? Thanks in advance.

A:Can I turn on system protection thru cmd? Windows is frozen.

Have you tried running SFC from a Command Prompt booted from the Windows 7 install DVD? Tutorial by Brink here: SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here: Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River.
Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

Edit: Just had another thought. You should run chkdsk /r from a Command Prompt booted from the Windows 7 install DVD first in case there are any file system errors present. Then run sfc as indicated in the tutorial.

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My system protection is displayed as "off" but the button to turn it on is grayed out. When I click System Restore I get the window with the "configure system protection" hyperlink but clicking it has no effect, nothing happens. Why would it be disabled? I have created RP's before. Why is it turned off & how do I turn it on.
RE sysinfo below;I don't understand the last sentence about WinDef antivirus being off. ContPanel says WD is on
Here are 2 screenshots of the windows:

http://imageshack.com/a/img633/4197/7NFYli.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img673/7322/ydBCje.jpg

TSG: SYSINFO:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A10-6700 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 11461 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8670D, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 932868 MB, Free - 586652 MB; D: Total - 19137 MB, Free - 2343 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 561508 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 597397 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 2AE0
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Is there any way to disable System Protection (My computer->Properties->System protection->[choose hard disk drive or partition]->Configure->check dot TURN OFF SYSTEM PROTECTION ) using regedit tool?

I need this by the registry to I can put in automated process because we made about 4000 machines per day.

A:How to Turn Off System Protection by registry (regedit)

This question has been open for just over a year, did you ever find an answer to your issue? I'm looking to push out a group policy that will disable system restore but that itself does not turn off file protection for a drive. If it is enabled already, group policy will disable the ability to make changes to system protection but it does not disable it. Let me know if you found a registry setting to turn off the settings.

Thanks!

-Ken-

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My HP Pavilion DV6516TX Notebook has Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 Installed. I want to turn off System Restore temporarily to remove a Trojan horse as advised by Symantec. However, i am unable to turn off System Restore temporarily because Group Policy does not allow. In Home Premium edition there is no facility to edit group policy because the same is not available in this edition of Windows Vista.

Can any expert help me to turn off System Restore temporarily in the light of the above using any alternative means? Please inform the complete steps to do this in detail. Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Cannot Be Turned Off In Home Premium . Group Policy Does Not Allow.

You can delete the policy using the 'reg delete' command. Open a command window and type REG DELETE "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore" /F
(note there are exactly four spaces in the command line)

This will delete any group policies affecting System Restore, assuming something hasn't blocked access to the registry key. You may need to restart Windows to make the change effective.

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Hi guys,

After a night with very little sleep, i am quite desperate and hopem you guys can help me.
i actually have 3 problems( of which i believe are related to each other):

1. If i click with right mouse button on any shortcut point towards a .exe
file somewhere in the system, explorer.exe crashes and restarts itself.
2. I cannot access my pc from the network (all of a sudden), and get the
error : ACCESS is denied.
3. My problem is that somehow i get this message(System restore has been turned off by group policy error) when i try to do a system restore. I tried editting the registery values of disablesr etc, but they tell me that the values cannot be stored , due to the fact that other
processess are using these values.

I have tried multiple software solutions for spyware/malware( ewido, Adware SE, Windiows Defender) and antivrus such asn trendmicro cillin and MCafee anti-virus. All of them found nothing.
Here is my highjackthis log :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:52:44, on 27-9-2006
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe

A:System restore turned off, explorer.exe crashing & network troubles

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I work with a large software suite. The installer for this suite is really just a collection of many stand-alone installers.

If SR is on when I run the installation, it takes a very long time. Additionally, since this is a collection of other installers, SR is somewhat useless to use as a roll-back, since all of my RPs get replaced with intermediate points from the uber-installer.

The company itself suggests turning off SR so that things won't take so long.

Last time I installed this, something went wrong. I was unable to use or uninstall this software, and I was unable to roll-back the system since the SRs were gone.

Currently, my method is to create a full system backup before I run this installer. A pain in the neck.

Is there a way to save my RPs and then turn off SR while I run this? If something goes wrong, I could then apply the saved RP? Mainly, I am concerned about customer systems where I won't be able to create this backup.

Also, while I appreciate any comments or suggestions about the pain-in-the-neck software suite, there is truly nothing I can do about that. They are getting better with each release, but in the meantime I am stuck with it.

Thanks!

A:Can I Pause/Turn off System Restore WITHOUT losing restore points?

If you turn off system restore you will lose all restore points.

As far as I know there is no way of saving them and reinstating them if you switch system restore back on.

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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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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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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 dont 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 youre 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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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.

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).

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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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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Trying to turn system restore on but get the following message when I try to enable it.

See attachment snip

Any help much appreciated

A:Cannot turn system restore on

Quote: Originally Posted by drew1000

Trying to turn system restore on but get the following message when I try to enable it.

See attachment snip

Any help much appreciated

Ok so what is the file name, the directory name, etc?

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Should I keep it on, I never use it and when I did try using it a few times before it wouldn't restore, potential hidden viruses and malicious programs can hide in there as well, not to mention it takes up a lot of resources. Is it worth it for me to keep this program turned on for Vista?

A:Should I turn off System Restore?

Also, can anyone tell me about Acronis True Image? Is this program good for backup and is it better to use than Vista's system restore?

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Hi folks,

For some reason I cannot turn on the system restore utility Win 7 Pro 64bit. I've gone through the microsoft video tutorial about turning it on and when it get to the part (on the the system properties tab) where you check the "restore system settings and previous versions" link (instead of the turn off system protection) - it won't let me as this is dulled out and appears unavailable????

Tried having a look around this and have had various warning about filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect (0x8007007b).

Can anyone shine some light on this for me please???

A:System restore - Can't turn on~?

Hello Onionrage, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using this tutorial below to see if you are able to turn it on.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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About a month ago, I decided to do a fresh install on my Dell N5010, Win 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit, Intel i3 processer laptop.  I used the disks I made at the time of purchase, and ran into a freeze.  It kept telling me to insert the OS disk which, of course, I did not have.  In despiration, I bought a Win 7 Home Premium OS, inserted it, booted, repaired and everything went well after that.

I use an online program for business which has historically worked best using Internet Explorer.  I use Firefox for all other browsing.  Yesterday, I could not open the online program.  Instead I got a message that Explorer had to close and restart and I had the same "loop" over and over.  I never could sign on. When I tried using Firefox, I could access the program.

I decided to use System Restore to go back a few days to a point when the program worked in IE.  However, I found that Restore was turned off.  Bummer!  When I tried to turn it on, I got the following error message.

Could not apply the settings for the following reason (0x8007007B)
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

I tried Googling the above error number but found nothing online that seemed helpful.  There was some note about making sure that the System Volume Information was not "read only".  But I don't have any idea how to even check that.  I am relative... Read more

A:Cannot turn on System Restore

You might try this

Creating system restore point manually:1. Open System by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.2. In the left pane, click System Protection If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.3. Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create.4. In the System Protection dialog box, type a description, and then click Create
You may also try to boot in Safe mode and try doing a System restore.
Step 2: To boot to Safe Mode you can follow the below given steps:
1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
Click the Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button, and then clickRestart.
2. Do one of the following:
a. If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you will need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.
b. If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.
3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press ENTER.

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I have disabled System Restore through both System Properties and Task Scheduler, but nevertheless, it keeps running....I don't want it to! After a few days it takes up about 10GB of disk space. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?

Thanks
George

A:System restore will not turn off

Hi , so we are clear this site will tell you how to turn off system restore.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

Now unless you have an alternate backup you may well regret not having system restore the best alternative is ERUNT. You should also be aware that turning off sytem restore also turns off "shadow copy" very useful for docs and such that you may corrupt so my advice to most users is to leave sytem restore active. To limit the amt of disk space consumed a restore point needs around 300 mgbs per point. Turn system restore back on and go to a cmd prompt by right clicking "command prompt" under accessories and run as administrator at the prompt copy and paste this:-
press enter reboot to take effect this limits restore to 2gbs.

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hi there,
sorry if this is a stoopid question but, if i have created recovery disks for my new hp/vista laptop which i did ( 3 dvds) immediately before using or changing any settings.
do i really need system restore running or is this even related?

apart from losing any files or programs installed since then (which i wouldnt really mind as is nothing important) is there any major reason why i should keep system restore turned on or could i just use these disks?

i only ask as norton seemed to have excluded system volume info from scans, so i googled it and lots of people seem to have problems with this, there is info on how to turn it off but most advise not to, if i store/back up any files i would prefer not to lose on a usb drive or similar device, would i be able to restore back to original condition with these dvds if i have some serious crash.

hope this make at least some sense as i have upgraded from ancient pc and its all very new to me.
jim

A:could i turn off system restore

System Restore is a valuable tool, and may save you from having to reinstall everything in case of problems.The malware problem with System Restore is easily remedied, but I'd retain the points "just in case".If you're going to backup all your data to removable devices, I'd also suggest backing up your registry to a removable device. With that done, all you'll lose is your customized settings (the one's that aren't retained in the registry).Here's a link to a nice, free registry backup tool called ERUNT: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

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Just recently both of my PCs won't load Vista under normal mode. On one of the PC, I was able to fix it by do a system restore, but unable to do the same for the second PC. When I click on the System Restore, it says " System Protection is turn off. To turn it back on so you can use System Restore, see Turn System Restore on or off."

I don't really know how to turn System Restore back on. I don't recall to turn it off.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:How to turn on System Restore

I followed Microsoft instruction for turn on/off System protection but their instruction is nowhere near what I see on my computer.
This is MS instruction:

Click to open System.
In the left pane, click System Protection. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
To turn on System Protection for a hard disk, select the check box next to the disk, and then click OK.
? or ?
To turn off System Protection for a hard disk, clear the check box next to the disk, and then click OK.

I don't see all that on my computer.

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Hi :)

I have an issue with System restore. I want to turn it off so I can have more space on my hard drives and I went to Programs\blabalablallb\System Restore and turned off system restore for all hard drives. But, I then noticed that Windows kept making restore points when going into CCleaner\Tools\System Restore and I have to delete them from there. Any idea how to get rid of system restore once and for all? Much appreciated. :)

**SMRDcompany**

A:System restore just won't turn off

Steps to turn off System Restore in Windows XP.

1) Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2) In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.

3) Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off
System Restore on all drives check box.

4) Click OK.

5) When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System
Restore:

You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.

Do you want to turn off System Restore?

After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

Steps to turn off System Restore in Windows vista / 7

1) Click the Start Button.

2) From the Start menu click Control panel.

3) In Control Panel click the System Icon.

4) On the Left of the System properties window you will see a list of Tasks, click on the

5) In the System Protection window remove the 'Tick' mark from beside the drive you want to

disable system restore on.

6) A message will now appear asking: 'Are you sure you want to turn System restore off.'

7) Press the Turn System Restore Off button.

8) System Restore will now be turned off permanently on that particular drive.

Hope this helps!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 600175 MB, Free - 471191 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 4148 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007, ÿÿÿ, ..CN7360486K00CD.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Cannot turn on System Restore. Attempt results in Error msg 0x80042304, volume shadow copy provider not registered.

A:Cannot turn on System Restore

Have you used a registry cleaner or some other tool to "optimize" or "fix" the system that may have hacked out registry entries?

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When I go to System Protection for my C: drive and try to turn on the system restore function, I get the following error message:

Could not apply the settings for the following reason:
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
(0x8007007B)

This never used to happen. Why now? Does anyone know how to correct this so that I can use the system restore function? Thanks for all advice!

A:Can't Turn On System Restore!

Hello Tom,

You might see if this may be able to help with that error.

Solving the Issue: The Filename, Directory Name, or Volume Label Syntax is Incorrect (0x8007007B) | The Nubby Admin

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[IMG]file:///C:/Users/djames/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-3.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/djames/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-4.png[/IMG]I am trying to turn my system restore back on in Win7 - but I keep getting an error about filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect (0x8007007B).

I changed out a hard drive several months ago.

I've looked at the Disk Manager - don't see anything unusual.

A:Can't turn on system restore

http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...x8007007b.html

And this also:
How resolve the error 0x8007007B when I run System Restore in Microsoft Windows Vista? - KB Article - 318347 | Dell

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How do i turn off system restore in Windows 7?

Is it advisable to turn off system restore like Windows XP

A:Turn off system restore

Quote: Originally Posted by saf79

How do i turn off system restore in Windows 7?

Is it advisable to turn off system restore like Windows XP

Personally, I like to keep it on myself, makes fixing things alot easier.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

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I was trying to help a friend clean up his laptop and wanted to set a restore point. I got a message that stated "System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore, contact your domain Administrator." I searched through the help files to no avail. What do I need to do to get this turned back on - running Windows XP Home Edition. There is no Restore tab in "System" either.

A:Can't Turn On System Restore

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System restore will not turn on on my laptop. Have not gotten it to turn on since installing Win10? Doing so through system protection. It will ley me set the size of system restore but will not turn on. No error, no indication that it is or is not doing anything. If I go into system restore it says it is not turned on.

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running windows 8.1
scanned with malwarebytes, and removed infections from I believe uwade.
now... when I try to turn on system restore , get message, that I do not have administrator privileges, same when I try to turn on superantispyware or even try to uninstall it..can't... "you do not have administrator privileges"???

cannot find gpedit.msc, probably because I am running home edition?
so how do I get system restore back.???

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I have a Thinkpad T400 running Windows 7 Ultimate

I have been getting a windows system crash about once a day now.

I have run Malwarebytes & Spybot S&D, no problems detected

I tried to restore to a prior point and discovered that system restore had been turned off. Not sure how that happened.

I tried turning it back on and received the following error message:

There was an unexpected error in the property page:

The file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
(0x8007007B)

Please close the property page and try again.

When I do I get the same message. Is this tied to the system crashes?

Any help will be appreciated.

Brian

A:Can't turn on System restore

You are off to a good start, but you need to run an anti virus. MB and Spybot look for something different.
Download and scan with Avast, Panda or Security Essentials and then use them regularly.
If that turns up negative, run an SFC scan
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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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

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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System Protection is turned off. To turn it back on so you can use System Restore, see Turn System Restore on or off.

I went to turn System Protection on, and this is what the screen looks like:

How exactly should I turn it on, to be safe? (I was recently infected by malwares.)

Also, I never upgraded to Win 7 or anything or using anything like dual-boot. It's a Dell desktop, if that matters.

A:system restore - how to turn it back on the right way?

Click on OS (C:) (System)

Click on Configure

Select Restore settings and previous versions of files and click ok

Click on Create and enter a name for the restore point and click ok

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i'm running win xp pro...i got a couple of viruses and need to turn off system restore! i went to try to turn it off and it wont give me the option of doing so!something about group policy???? I never turned that on ! how do you turn off system restore like this?

thanx boogey

A:Solved: turn off system restore....how?

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I had a couple of nasty viruses that wasted my .EXE file extensions to .LNK

I had to turn off System Restore before terminating the viruses. When I tried to turn System Restore back on, it froze my PC. I even tried opening Windows Task Manager before trying to turn System Restore back on so I could stop the processes without having to shut down at the switch, but everything was frozen. I think there was s note that popped up that said something like System Restore couldn't turn on one or more drives. I have two hard drives with the main one being partitioned into two drive letters.
Is there a way to fix this problem?

I have over 10,000 bad shortcuts and almost 400 other problems and before trying to fix them I'd like to make a restore point.

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I just finished a virus scan to clean my computer and now want to Turn Off System Restore to clean out any lingering infection in old Restore Points.
Somehow the "Turn Off System Restore" option is not available "Disabled by Group Policy"-the checkbox cannot be highlighted.
I am also unable to RUN "gpedit.msc"-error message says can't find file.
Any help would be appreciated.Thanks

A:Turn Off System Restore Disabled

How did you verify that you are clean? Where did you get malware removal assistance?

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I've followed instructions through just about every source I could find and nothing seems to be helping. I've gone through the system properties-system protection, but it won't let me click on anything. It's just not giving it to me as an option to click on anything, not even to change between the drives. I'm signed in as the administrator (I'm the only user on this computer) but it simply won't let me. I'm at 50% available disc space, so I don't see that being the problem (could be wrong). The only thing I can think of is the virus issue I recently got through. It was one of those rogue 'antivirus' fake things...got it cleared up, but could it have screwed this part up? I'm posting a picture of what I'm getting...hope someone can help!

A:Can't turn System Restore back on

Try this tutorial.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

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I noticed my System Restore Service was off and wont turn back on. So I ran: Run/services.msc/System Restore Service/Start and this is the message it gave me---------------------------Services---------------------------The System Restore Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service.---------------------------OK ---------------------------also I think my email & facebook accounts have been hacked from this pc hijackthisLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:32:15 PM, on 9/1/2011
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\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Fasoo DRM\fService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe

A:System Restore wont turn on

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how do i turn on system restore?

A:need help asap (can't turn on system restore)

Control Panel>System> System restore tab. all of the properties for it are under there

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how do i turn off system restore? in win2k?

A:how do i turn off system restore? in win2k?

lol, non existent right?

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i tried disabling the system restore but the messages "sytem restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives. please restart your machine and try again"-- and/or "system restore is not able to protect your computer. please restart".. After countless times of rebooting the computer the same problem occured. why is that?much help is appreciated

A:unable to turn off system restore

This error comes when you have disabled System Restore service AND have not turned off System Restore from System Properties.Resolution:1. Open StartMenu > Run and type services.msc and press Enter. A window titles Services would open.2. In this, llocate System Restore Service service and double-click on it. A properties dialog box would open up.3. In the Properties box, change Startup Type to Automatic and click OK to close the dialog box.Now you can turn off System Restore from System Properties. Right click on My Computer and select Properties. Then select System Restore tab and turn off System Restore.Once you have turned off the System Restore, you can disable System Restore service as well.

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I recently was assisted in removing malware/spyware from my computer. When I was instructed to turn off system restore and reset a new start point I found that System Restore was all ready Off and not monitoring and of my drives. I was unable to untick the box, receiving the following message:

"System Restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives. Please restart your machine and try again."

I restarted 3 times and still could not change the setting.

I launched Super Anti Spyware and tried to fix the issue through that program but it was unsuccessful.

I then checked services.msc to see if it was set to automatic, and it was. When I clicked start I received the following message:

"The System Restore Service service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services top automatically if they have no waork to do, for example, the Perfomance Logs and Alerts service"

I only have my original Win XP CD with no service packs. I have updated to SP3 via Windows Update.

I have 2 hard drives: 1st is 160gig with over 80% free (Drive C) 2nd is 40gig partitioned into 2 20gig sectors (D & E) D has 20% free and E has 50% free.

Any assitance with this issue would be appreciated. I hope I have included enough info to get started.

A:Unable to turn on System Restore

Try running this scan:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/131299/how-to-use-sdfix/

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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
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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I'm currently using a windows 7 computer and am having trouble accessing system restore. As I start up the computer normally, I make it past the login screen to the main screen, and it freezes after a few seconds each time. Going on safe mode instead, I went to system restore only to find that is was turned off as well my network connections. If anyone here can let me know how to turn it back on, it'd be much appreciated.

A:Can I turn system restore on, on safe mode?

Hello and welcome C pull up safe mode and run a scannow for for starters -

Start > type in cmd > right click on Run as admin >OK > type in the black and white screen sfc /scannow and hit Enter and yes that is a space between sfc and /scannow and see what comes up with the scan.

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I only get "system protection is turned off etc." than in the section where it tells you how to turn it on, it says: "Click to open System.

In the left pane, click System protection. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. "
but all there is in the left pane is: Control Panel Home, Device Manager, Remote Settings, Advanced system settings. So where do i turn it on then?

A:I only get "system protection is turned off etc."

Hello Steinarbj, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help you get system protections turned on. It's turned on by default for the C: drive. You can also click on the Advanced system settings link, and click on the System Protection tab.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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 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
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!

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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Does anyone have a solution to change the Win 10 default from turning off System Restore.

This action gives me a problem when backing up an image.

My restore points are gone when I recover the image due to being turned off.

Any and all suggestions are appreciated

Lyle

A:How to change Windows 10 default to not turn off System Restore

You just need to turn it on after update or install.

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Hi, every time I start my computer, system restore boots up. That is, the system restore page appears and thus I have to close it before I can do anything on my computer. So, my question is.. how can I get it to stop booting up as soon as I turn on my computer?

Thanks

A:System restore boots up everytime I turn on my computer

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Hello Friends,

Ive recently had this problem with this vundo strain of trojans and tis located in my system volume information folder.. So i did a little researching and figured out that no virus remover will be able to remove it since windows wouldn't allow me to delete or remove it in the first place.

Thus the alternate method being the turning off of the system restore function and thereby deleting all system restore points. Although i came across a roadblock in that even though i am the administrator on my computer i am unable to check or uncheck the turn of system restore option in the system restore tab in the properties of My Computer. It's all grey and has this message in brackets written beside the "turn off System Restore" written as "disabled by group policy" or something. I dont exactly no if thats significant. Could someone please help me as to how to get around this and turn off system restore. Thanks a hell of a lot just fer reading through my troubles. Hope i get a few responses. thanks again.

A:Solved: Turn Off System Restore Tick Box Unable to Use

See if this helps:

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/srpolicy.htm

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I currently have a windows seven cd disk that I purchased from retail and recently I have tryed to see if i could use the data partition that came on my laptop in order to recover my pc when I tryed to launch system recovery from the bios it would just boot to windows normally. instead of trying to start up system recovery using a partition I wanna know how do i make a partition on my pc, and how do I turn that partition into a recovery partition using my purchased copy of windows 7 that would all me to be able to use that partition instead of a disk in order to reinstall windows.

A:How to turn a partition into a windows 7 system restore disk?

You can save a Win7 backup image to a Primary partition on your HD, then boot into the DVD System Recovery Options to Recover Using a System Image to re-image C from the stored image.

However it is smarter to save the image externally in case of HD loss.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Firstly thank you so much for this site.

I have a Lenovo U450 14´´ Ideapad. It has Intel Pentium and Windows 7 Operating System.

The laptop was smashed accidentally two months ago and the screen cracked. However, the laptop itself seemed fine as I was able to connect it to an external monitor. The other day my replacement screen arrived and I asked a friend to replace it. However before I gave them the laptop, I did a system restore to a previous month, for my own personal use. The system restore worked fine and I was able to switch the laptop back on.

My friend replaced the screen however on returning it to me, they informed me the laptop would not switch on – when I go to switch it on, it seems to start to boot but it doesnt complete the boot – there are some lights on (there are four little lights at the bottom left hand side and the first two - starting from the left side – are on), I can hear a slight whirling noise and the machine gets warm, however it doesn´t go to full boot up because the Windows switch on music doesn´t play, which is what I would expect even if the LCD screen wasn´t working.

A further issue is that I am currently in Brazil and it is possible that they used a different voltage to charge it (my laptop was bought in the UK). They said they did not do that and they would have no reason to because it was merely a change of the screen, however I cannot be sure. They asked me for the charger but we charged it and the battery is not dead. When... Read more

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Hi Guys !

I have an external USB drive. Each time I power it on before I startup the computer, the drive's partitions appear as "monitored" in system restore. If I switch the USB drive on when the computer is already on, system restore shows the external drive's partitions as "disconnected" (might not be the right term, my OS isn't in english).

I don't want system restore to monitor that drive, since it's a backup drive. But I don't want to have to power it on after the computer each time since it then takes some time before I can use the disk. Is it possible to set a value in the registry or whatever to deactivate system restore on external drives ?

I read this on microsoft support but found no clues about my problem in the different registry values :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295659

A:How to permanently turn system restore off on my external drive ?

"Should I let System Restore monitor my external drive?"
as quoted by http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#ExternalDrive

It is a bad practice to let System Restore monitor an external drive. By design most external drives are monitored by System Restore. If any changes are made to the external drives files while it is not connected to the system, the next time it?s connected System Restore will find an inconsistency in the SR log and cause all existing restore points to become corrupt and require there deletion. The same can be true if the external drive is powered off while the system is running.

A possible work around is to assign a permanent drive letter (the higher in the alphabet the better) to the external drive via Disk Management. To access Disk Management, go to Start - Run and type diskmgmt.msc then press enter.

Right-click a partition, logical drive, or volume, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

Do one of the following:

1. To assign a drive letter, click Add, click the drive letter you want to use, and then click OK.

2. To modify a drive letter, click it, click Change, click the drive letter you want to use, and then click OK.

Reboot the system. Open System Restore and stop monitoring that drive. This should keep System Restore from monitoring that drive, but not always.

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I have a recurring "Trojan.KillerAV" or "Trojan.AVKiller", either way, I just need to be able to turn of System Restore. I can't do this because I can't open Control Panel, "this action is restricted, please contact system administrator" or something to that effect. I downloaded a .reg edit file, but was restricted from running it. Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:43:16 PM, on 9/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1140562296\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe

A:Solved: Can't open Control Panel or turn off System Restore

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Is there any way to rid my computer of the virus file that was made by my system restore? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Linda

A:HELP! I forgot to turn off System Restore when I deleted a Trojan Horse from my compu

Aloha Linda,

Turn off system restore then run another virus scan, when the system is clean turn restore on again.

If your not sure how to turn restore off just go to control panel click the System icon then click the System Restore tab then check the box that says, "Turn off System Restore".

I hope this helps

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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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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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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

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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

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

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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