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Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

Q: Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point being labeled as "Backup" I got curious about that Backup so I went into "Control Panel" then "System and Security" and then "Backup and Restore" to try to find the backup, although it was not found by Windows. (See Image)





Questions...Where is that Backup file and how do I find it? Again, System Restore found it & restored it successfully so obviously it's somewhere.
In System Restore, are restore points labeled as "Type" / "Backup" always saved or are they eventually overwritten.
Moving forward, how do I (or can I) save "1" permanent good backup, forever, without writing over it?
I would like to have one Backup or Image that I can always revert to. Moreover, I don't want to keep creating multiple Backups as I'd rather have "one known good backup" that I can save and always revert to, every few months or so. Plus, by doing so, I could always perform necessary Windows Updates and then resave another new backup.

FYI, on my SSD C: Drive, I only save Windows, Office and necessary system/software packages like PDF, Flash & Antivirus Software, as well as hardware drivers & settings for Printer, Mouse, Keyboard, etc. All of my documents & files are stored on a separate 2TB internal hard drive & backup up to an external hard drive so my goal is to keep my C: Drive fresh & clean with the goal of reverting and resaving those drive settings, every couple months or so.

I do realize Backup & Image are not the same but if someone can explain a good process on how to do this, I would appreciate it. My research indicates a lot of people ask this question and there area variety of opinions, answers & methods. I don't want to use any 3rd party software, certainly not the Norton (Comcast) backup software I have, as I just want to use the native tools in Windows 7.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...Thanks ! ! !

A: Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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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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Hi

Ok I borke world recored for formating windows 7 , the last 2 months .
The problem is ;
Windows System restore keep freezing , I'm not trying to do system restore , but when I try to install/remove a software , windows try to create restore point , making the installation/removing prograss freeze , till the process fail , takes about an hour to. Installation/removing will continues after.

This windows is 6 days old , issue keep getting back after each format , sometimes after 2 weeks, sometimes after few days , once happened after installing graphic driver ( was first and only thing installed ) .

Sometimes it works fine after reboot , then refuse to work hour later .

I turned system protection off , the installing/removing works fine.
I tried tracking the issue , but it happens randomly .
Is this another windows 7 bug ?

What could trigger this issue ?
I did full scan , Kasper Sky , Avast ,and Nod32 , system is clean.
Removed Anti viruse .
Reinstalled , repaired windows through upgrade , issue still exist , not fixed.
System restore works fine in safe mode.

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

A:Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore .

I solved this issue. Might someone els find this thread helpful.

Since it worked in safe mode and not in normal mode , there must be something perventing it from this.
in MSconfig , I unchecked all startup , and all services , except Microsoft services , System point was working fine then, I enabled few services and startup till I found the software causing this issue , it was graphic tweaking tool that comes with graphic card driver (Zotac fire storm ) I unistalled it , but it wasn't enough , I had to remove the startup entry manualy , now system working perfectly .

I hope this methode helps people that suffering from smiliar issue .
Note : If it fail to create restore point in safe mode , probably system file is damaged , and the above might not work.

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it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.

A:Windows XP System Restore not saving restore points

See if this Information helps.

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If I edited the registry & subsequently found I had to undo the changes, could I use a restore point I created just prior to the changes instead of a system state backup/restore?

It is my understanding that a checkpoint takes a snapshot of the registry.
 

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I Will Upload The Screenshots

I Tried This Method Too But No Help

Boot into Safe Mode without networking.
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the Repository folder to Repositoryold.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).

A:Can't Create a System Restore Point and Backup

Make sure that the VSS service isn't disabled

Changing the startup type of the VSS service and rebooting can often resolve issues.

Right click on 'My Computer'.
Select 'Manage'.
Select the 'Services' tree node.
Right click on 'Volume Shadow Copy'
Select Properties
Change the startup type to 'Automatic'

Sometimes re-registering VSS core components can fix errors. Copy the following commands to Notepad and save the file with a ‘.bat’ extension. Run the .bat file by opening a command prompt and entering the .bat file name.

cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 /s es.dll
regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
vssvc /register
net start swprv
net start vss

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Intro
Here is my problem. I have a good HDD with all my installed programs that work with Windows 7, my computer crapped so I had to canabilize my computer to salvage what I could.

ReInstall Windows 7
Obvisouly a previous installation of windows will NOT play nice with a different motherboard, I get the unholy Blue Screen of Death and then suicide (restart). I reinstalled Windows 7 on to another harddrive and contacted Microsoft for product key assistance.

Software and Licenses
My heartache is not only having to reinstall every bit of software that I own; my biggest problem are the licenseing issues with the serial numbers that have to be activated online....or DEACTIVATED prior to screwing up your computer.

Virtual Speculation
I do know there are programs out there that will emulate windows. Virtual Box is a popular program that lets you emulate any OS on pretty much any other OS. *for those who dont know what I am talking about, good bye * At this point I am stumped because most of these programs use ISO versions of Windows....I need to emulate my specific version of windows straight from the HDD so that I can go back and back up or at least DEACTIVATE what I can.

Programs like:
Photoshop CS5
iTunes
Norton 360



Im trying to be honest and stay within the law here. I paid hundreds of dollars for these programs, I want them back.

A:Go into Windows on old HDD, No restore point, No backup.

So, log story short.

I want to jump back into that specific Windows 7 straight from the HDD without needing to create a Virtual Image.

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My Lenovo T60 crashed and was not able to be repaired. I do not know what caused my laptop to crash, but according to the PC Tech, the hard drive was reformatted. To be honest, I am here in the Philippines and did not bring my recovery disks with me & I am not so sure about the technical ability of the PC Tech.

That being said, he installed Windows XP Professional on my laptop and partitioned my hard drive. I have a 250 GB Western Digital HD. Before my laptop crashed, the drive was NOT partitioned. After the installation, I now have two drives, C, with 40 GB and D, with about 200 GB.

I lost a lot of photos and music, and other important documents. I decided to try to recover some of these files and used Recuva. The good news is that a lot of missing documents can be recovered. While listing the files and looking at them, I noticed that I had several System Restore points that I can recover.

My question is, can I use the most recent System Restore point that I recover and use that to reinstall all the missing software? I had MS Office 2007 Professional, MS Visio 2007, MS Project 2007, and other software that I do not have the installation disks with me.

From what I have read, System Restore will reinstall the system (registry, files, and software only) and not the My Documents folder.

If this can work, where do I put the system restore file? If need be, I can delete the new partition and resize the C partition, restore, and then repartition the hard drive afterwards.
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A:Can I use a recovered System Restore point file to restore missing sw crashed laptop?

Since you already lost everything, try the System restore but first backup everything Recuva found onto a USB key. If your version Windows was not the same what the tech installed, it might not work. Also, he should have first ask you what to do with your files before formatting.
Otherwise you will have to wait till you can re-install everything.
 

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I am having difficulties with this.
1. Does Win 7 limit the quantity of past restore points it shows upon user request?
2. If stored elsewhere where do I find them?
3. Is there a way to set it up to show at least the last 10 restore pointsd created, or is there a smaller limit.
Right now the one and only restore point that is available is the last one. So it is like a revolving door every time a new restore point gets created, the previous one gets dropped and does not show any longer.

Given my limited competence with computer knowledge please post answers in layman terms as in Step 1.. 2 3. type.

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

A:System Restore how to set to show every past restore point inc/manual

Hi
I believe that if you go to Backup and Restore (Start button, type Backup in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu), then click Restore button, on the screen that pops up is a blue link that says "Choose a different Date".. This will then allow you to select which backup you would like to recover your data from..

Is that what you are looking for. Apologies If I have mis-understood you.

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It appears that I have created 2 files that system restore uses in creating restore points.
I found that by deleating on of them, system restore returns to functionalaity.
Unfortunately, I didnt make a record of the file name that gets duplicated (slightly different duplicate).

If someone knows the file created and maintaind by the system restore process, I would appreciate you letting me know what it is so I can delete one of them.
TIA
Neil

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

Wait what is your asking? System Restore creates restore points, which are hidden in a folder called "System Volume Information" on the root of your system drive. These restore points are actually folders inside System Volume Information, each folder contains versions of system files and data of changes to your system (such as software and hardware installs). If a problem occurs you can revert to a restore point.

If you are worried you have two restores are almost identical you can clear all the restore points leaving the most recent by going to Start (Orb on Vista)->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup.

Vista - On Vista, dialog will open click "Files from all users on this computer", then on following dialog click "OK".
XP - On XP, click "OK" on the dialog that appears.

Now it will start scanning for files that can be cleaned up. When it's done scanning a new window will appear and on the top of that window there will be some tabs, click the tab labeled "More Options". Look for the section that talks about System Restore and click the Clean Up button. Then Click "OK" on the main window. This clears all the restore points except for the most recent and should resolve your duplicate restore point problem.

I do not recommend that you ever delete files or folders in the System Volume Information, as if you need that file and your system crashes you are pretty much screwed.

-Michael

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I used to be able to get a System Restore point generated daily and accessible on a calendar. I understand that the Restore Point calendar has been done away with, can't imagine why?

Is it now possible to have a daily System Restore point automatically generated and easily accessible somewhere?

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

See if this tutorial will help.
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

Jerry

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For some reason my System Restore function isn't automatically creating (or isn't showing) System Restore points as it should be doing for "major" system events (e.g., isn't automatically creating restore points before/after Windows Updates and software/driver updates). I'm not sure if it isn't creating the restore points at all, or if it's just not displaying them as available restore points.

Another piece of the puzzle - I've manually created restore points at various times, and they have initially shown up on the list of available restore points as expected. However, when I looked at the list today, the restore points I created manually have Disappearead! I'm certain that I didn't delete them. I've selected every option I can think of to show me a complete list of available restore points, but no luck getting them to show up on the list. Also, my "Current Usage" is listed as "0 bytes", even though a few restore points are showing on the list. All of this makes me wonder if the system is creating the restore points, but just saving them in a way that makes them "invisible" to the System Restore utility.

Here's what I've done so far:
- Double checked my System Restore/Protection settings, and my system drive (C: ) is definitely set to "ON".
- Checked the System Restore configuration, and it's set to "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"
- Checked the "Disk Space Usage" for storing s... Read more

A:System Restore isn't creating (or saving?) restore points properly

How often do you defrag and what program do you use for defragging?

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In the Windows & Task Scheduler, I have the default SR set up to run daily at 12:00am and on system startup. The Last Run Result is always "The operation completed successfully. (0x0)" and the History shows "Task completed" for each scheduled restore. However when I go into System Restore and view the restore points, none of the scheduled ones are listed. All the ones listed are Manual (which I can do through Windows Button -> Create a restore point ->Create), Critical Update (post Windows Update) and Install (post software installation).

I've increased the Disk Space Usage parameter to make sure there's plenty of space. I've also tried entering the command manually in cmd.exe:

"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation"

It appears to run (no error message), but it still doesn't produce any restore point and when I check in Task Manager I never actually see the rundll32.exe process run with that Command Line.

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using METHOD TWO to create a task that will create a restore point may work better for you. You can adjust for when to create to what you like instead.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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I want to restore my system to yesterday but the only restore point shown is 6-month old system image restore point. Are there any hidden restore points? And, how can I access them?

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

Generally system restore will show all the available restore points.
This kind of thing can usually be explained away by the use of a system optimizing or cleaner type program wiping system restore points as they are created. Generally you should have one for every windows update you've applied at the very least.
If they are not there system restore has been disabled on your system. Or something, or someone has been removing them.

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How to do a System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista ?

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


Thanks.

A:System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista

Hi -

Vista System Restore - whether restoring or creation of a restore point -
START | type rstrui into the 'Start Search' box

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I think I accidentally deleted some file on my c drive, and I am trying to restore the computer (Dell, microsoft 7) to its previous state but when i try to restore files it says that no restore points have been creaed.... open system protection. I can't open system protection. please help.

A:system restore does not work, cannot find a restore point

when I press ok nothing happens

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In Windows 7, when does System Restore automatically create a Restore Point?

A:System Restore: When Does It Auto Create a Restore Point?

Basically it makes one weekly, during critical system events and before the installation of programs.

Read more here
System Restore: frequently asked questions - Windows Help

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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie on this forum and this is my first thread. I just tried to create a restore point and ended up with this error:

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

By chance did you have a virtual machine running when you tried to create the restore point? If yes, try creating restore point without VM.

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Running XPHome, and trying to fix my Security Center (disabled in Services and can't be enabled) . . . there doesn't appear to be a way to fix that problem so System Restore came to mind. I can invoke SR OK, pick an earlier point (there are several back through March 29), and click "Next" to get to a "Confirm Restore Point Selection" screen. Once there, I can click next dozens of times, or once and wait . . . and nothing happens.

Trying to restore from Safe Mode is even less productive. On startup, when selecting "no" to enter System Restore, I get a message saying that System Restore cannot be used, and that I should reboot and try again. That hasn't worked (I've tried).

The System Restore Service is running, so something else is preventing SR from advancing. What are my options here? (Or, while we're at it, what can I do about my disabled Security Center Service?)

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

The Security Center being shut down is a possible symptom of Conficker being on your computer. Go to the link below to check your system.http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/wiki/

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twice I've run system restore, and it always says failed. System restore started,goes threw loading registry and then reboots, after desktop loads the failed dialog box comes up.
I've read previous posts, and checked services running and made sure System Restore is on with available space.
At one time I'd run a program called Smart V 2.0 from the Windows Club. It had disabled a lot of services to speedup boot time. I've since reinstalled default settings for the services. Could that have maybe screwed up the restore points?
My computer had froze, and that is when I tried the restore. Computer is running OK now, but would really feel better if I knew System Restore would work. Thanks for your time.

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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Hello everyone,

I need guidance regarding how to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older.

Os i have: xp sp3

Around about 2 weeks back i upgraded my system to sp3 for that i created system restore point.

But the problem is when i go to do system restore it doesn't show me the restoration point about 2 weeks old in the list rather it only shows and allows to new restore points created within 5-6 days and that does not include that restore point which i created b4 sp3 installation.

So.Is there a way to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older? does window allows it or any third party software which helps me retain older restore points?

Note-i tried doing it via safe mode also but didn't helped, also the space alloted for system restore is maxed out.

Thanks in advance

A:System Restore(How to restore to 6 months or more restoration point)

System Restore was never designed to reverse the major changes made by a a service pack update. For that reason all prior restore points will be deleted.

System Restore works best when used as soon as possible after a problem develops. On the few occasions I have used the feature it has always been with the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves. Going back 6 months is almost certain to fail. System Restore was never designed for that.

Why do you need to go back that far? There is almost certain to be a better way.

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I want to keep the disk image for a possible future system restore, but if the restore point listed as Windows Backup is deleted, will I be able to restore Windows from that image? In other words, is the disk image reliant on that specific restore point in order to function properly? Thanks in advance.

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Hello, I've had this problem forever now.

Whenever I try to create a restore point, Windows keeps telling me that it cant, saying

"System Restore Is not able to create a restore point.
Please restart the computer and run System restore again."

I've done this and it doesn't work. I've also checked to see if the Service is running normally, and that is running perfect.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?
 

A:Cannot Create Restore Point in System Restore

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I went into Task Scheduler and set System Restore to create a restore point every day at 12:01am. Under Conditions I cleared all the check boxes because I want SR to run regardless of whether computer is idle or not. I have been watching this for about 1 week and so far it's not created a single restore point. Under History there's no entry, and the tab itself actually say "History (disabled)", not sure what that's about. Suggestion?

A:System restore not creating restore point

Maybe something here will help: Change How Often System Restore Creates Restore Points in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

Says 7 and Vista but should apply to 8 as well.

I've not tried it yet though.

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Hi all,

So, this question sort of ties into this whole issue, but here's the basics. Currently my C drive, which has my Windows 7 install, can't/won't boot, but I have space on another partition (on another drive) where I could do a fresh Windows 7 install. If I were to do that, could I then somehow use System Restore from the new boot partition to tap into a Restore Point on the old one to put my PC back to the way it was before it got all screwed up? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Thanks!!

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Around 09:15 I set a new Restore Point 7/5/2010 5:00AM.
It did its thing and here's the resulting message.

"System Restore completed successfully. The system has been restored to 7/9/2010 9:11:16 AM. Your documents have not been affected."

How can this happen?

A:System Restore gives wrong restore point.

System restore would have selected the most recent restore point. Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver.

If you want to restore to a specific restore point, you need to click the "Choose a different restore point" option. See this.

System Restore

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I've neglected this problem for too long and I would like to get it resolved.
My sys restore is not saving ANY restore points, except for the very last one that is an auto one created by Win7. If I manually create one, it will appear in the list for the time being, but if I shut down or restart the computer, it will not be there the next time I check. I'm running Win 7 64 pro . I have restore set to ON for the drive and have the space set to 15 gb . Any help would be appreciated .

A:System Restore is Not Saving Restore Points

It sounds like something you have in auto startup might be deleting restore points.
The first thing i would do is manually create a restore point.
Don't run any cleanup utilities before restarting.

Then restart the PC in Safe Mode and see if the restore point is still there.
Safe Mode

I tap the F8 key when the PC is booting to select Safe Mode when i want it.

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Regarding system restore.

I have an 80gig hd with 23gig spare. In system properties>system protection>automatic restore points, I have ticked drive C. Yet there are no restore points listed unless I do a manual restore point.

Is there another setting somewhere that may be inhibiting automatic creation of restore points?

Thanks
 

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I'm just knowledgable enough to be REALly dangerous on a computer, this is my first forum entry and I tried to follow the "windows xp system restore" tutorial, but am still stuck.
Our 11 year old Vaio with xp-home has been running slower than dried mud lately. I've already defragged what is left of the free disc space (about 16%), and did a disc cleanup. Avast for the last 3 scans has found many files that cannot be scanned. About 2 weeks ago, they were all .dll files. I tried to do a speed test earlier tonight (for other reasons as we are on a satellite ISP and I need to find something faster), which failed due to "latency test error". I ran another Avast scan to see what changed and now there are many more files not able to be scanned, some .dll, .png and many others. Unfortunately I did not make screen prints of the results. and I did not run the 2 spyware downloads, or the 2 malware downloads noted in a different tutorial yet. I hoped I could make it all go away by restoring back in time. all of this is background info to get to my point; I read thru many tutorials and now forums, but need further help.
after working thru the tutorial, clicking and unclicking the turn off system restore button, I tried to do a system restore to a previous point in time and only see today's restore point bolded on the calendar. tried to go back to find other restore points but the calendar will not go back in time. I see no sense in restoring th... Read more

A:windows XP system restore point

The problem you are describing with system restore can sometimes be caused by malware. I'm moving this topic to the forum where we can begin addressing your computer problems.

Orange Blossom

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Hi everyone I am new to these forums and this is my first post . I am using windows 7 ultimate and system is running smoothly but I am afraid things can be messed up .

I could set a restore point in XP I couldn't find same function in windows 7

kindly help in this regard

thank you

A:How can I set a system restore point like I used to do in windows XP

Hello Asifnaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

These may be able to help you.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore

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OK, so a couple of days ago, my HP desktop crashed and then went through the whole System Recovery loop(I couldn't login to Safe mode, wouldn't let me past the System Recovery Screen). Well I backed up the entire C drive using Backup your files in the menu. Then it shows you all the file types it will back up; i.e photos, videos, e-mails and bookmarks. So I did that to an external hard drive and it comes out to 143GB.

Then I did a factory restore to my desktop.

Now comes my problem. I've been able to copy everything from the external hard drive using RecoveryMgr.exe which opens the WIM files and saves them to my C: hard drive under System Recovery Files. However it does not seem to work when it comes to putting in my old Thunderbird e-mails, contacts and such or in Firefox to restore my bookmarks, saved passwords. Any help would be most appreciative. Thank you

A:System Backup & Restore will not restore bookmarks or e-mails

A default Firefox installation has all configuration info including bookmarks in C:\Users\your user name\appdata\roaming\ in a folder called Mozilla.

A default Thunderbird installation has all configuration info including email in C:\Users\your user name\appdata\roaming\ in a folder called Thunderbird.

If those folders got backed up, you should be able to drill down to them and restore.

I assume you used Windows Backup to do the back up. I have no idea if it will include those folders.

If those folders from your original installation still survive, you can restore by copying them to the same location on new Thunderbird/Firefox installations, over-writing the new folders created when you reinstall Thunderbird/Firefox.

It's a good practice to back up the Mozilla and Thunderbird folders periodically as a matter of course--just as you would any other data.

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I just got done making a clean install on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a SSD drive. Then I noticed that whenever I was doing a System Update, it would try to create a restore point for many minutes and then give up and proceed with the update. Well, the bottom line is, I can't create a system restore point. I've basically tried everything that I could find on the subject: 1. Made sure that Task Scheduler and Volume Shadow Copy services were on Auto and turned on; 2. Turned System Restore off in the System Protection tab, rebooted, and then re-enabled it on the C; 3. Ran sfc /scannow which gave the system a clean bill of health; 4. Tried using Macrium to make an image, which did nothing. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

BTW, the error message that I get after a failed attempt to create a Restore Point is: The creation of shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101)

A:Windows 7 Cannot create System Restore Point

You haven't filled in the rest of your system specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

This happened to me whenever I had the ASRock XFast USB utility installed. Try uninstalling that.

Another example of these "booster" programs is ASUS' "USB 3.0 Boost"

But if you don't have those kinds of board, but have any kind of "USB turbo-boosters" installed, you still should remove it. They don't get along well with the Volume Shadow Copy service.

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i attempted to use System Restore in Vista, but it ony shows 1 restore point which was done last night at 10 pm, and I need to go back two days prior to last night.

My system was working correctly two days ago, but don't have that option in vista. In XP you could choose a date, but vista does not have that? Can anyone help?

A:Windows Vista System Restore Point

if it shows only one restore point, then that is all you have. You wll not be able to go back two days.

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Hi,This is my first post on to bleeping computer. I think I have a virus problem, but it is not being detected. Please help.History: I downloaded a movie, it was .wmv file, which requested a license. I downloaded the license and the problem starts. Symantec antivirus said it was Backdoor.Tidserv!inf and was not able to clean up and hanged.Actions done1. Disconnected from net, got Malwarebytes current from another computer, ran it. It gave Trojan.FakeAlert, Trojan.DNS Changer Trojan.Agent I got these cleaned it using Malwarebytes2. My c and d drives wont open on double click, got this fixed by using Auto run Eater.3. Subsequently, I scanned my comp using Backlight Semantec antivirus SuperAntiSpyware Spybot Search and Destroy Spyware Gaurd - installed it Spyware blaster In safe mode using Malwarebytes Spybot Search and DestroyAll these I have done reading the various other topics of bleeping comp. All of the above say there are NO PROBLEMSCurrent Situation: I have the following problems1. My windows update service is running, but is set to "Notify me and dont install", I cannot do windows update2. Browser redirection to google.com if I go to windows update url, Event viewer confirms this, it has a failure message.3. Cannot go to sites www.malwarebytes.org or spybot site4. Cannot create a System Restore Point. Reboot and try again message appears5. I cannot format the machine due to official reasons.6. I cannot start w... Read more

A:Windows Update, System Restore Point,

Moving from HiJack This forum to Am I Infected as there are no logs. ~ OB

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So I tried posting my question on Microsoft Answers, to no avail. I kept getting an error message when clicking the submit button...don't know why though as they provided me with no details as to what could be causing the error :/

But my question is as my topic title states

(In Order of most recent restore points) This is the list that I encountered after selecting ‘Choose different restore point’ in the ‘Restore system files and settings’ window

Date and Time Description Type

4/3/2011 4:35:51 AM Installed COMODO Internet Security Install
4/3/2011 3:36:17 AM avast! Free Antivirus setup Install
4/3/2011 1:42:36 AM Windows Update Critical Update
4/3/2011 1:35:42 AM Windows Update Critical Update
4/2/2011 11:21:04 PM Windows Update Critical Update
4/2/2011 3:23:17 PM Windows Update Critical Update

Note: There are earlier restore points but the ones I listed above are the only points in which I hampered with the system myself..oops :/ :\

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A:Unsure which system restore point to use on Windows 7

I have to admit, just reading this lengthy post gave me a head ache.

Let's try to simplify this a little.

What has prompted you to need to do a System Restore?

If I've read this correctly, you want a restore point that will remove programs that you wish to delete, but you don't have restore points which will accommodate all of your needs. I can only suggest that you choose the one which will leave the programs that you want, and delete the remainder in the Control Panel.

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive. The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.

On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else. It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)

Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.

any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it.

The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.

grateful for any help.

Cheers

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A:System restore with no restore point set

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This is the kind of mess that would make any techie cry - ID10T errors and PEBKAC all over. But your help would be sincerely appreciated.

I did not realise it but I had disabled my windows protection which automatically creates system restore points. Recently I managed to infect my OS with a rally of malware - one particularly nasty was Antimalware Doctor. I installed Avira for antivirus, comodo for firewall and spybot for additional protection (perhaps a little paranoid but I was kicking myself for being to lax up to that point). I try to avoid AV programmes, as nothing ever seems to work properly once they've been installed (see below) and they just interfere with every single application you try to install and messing with their function too.

Avira and Comodo started messing with my HP printer/scanner/copier software - every time I booted a Windows Installer window popped up looking for the installation disc for a damaged image, and would not go away. I inserted the disk but it did not resolve the issue. So I deleted all the files, removed them from the registry and prepared to install it from scratch. I tried installing it twice and both times it failed, and would automatically uninstall with the following error details:

MSIInstall () failed. X:\HP_Standard Port_Monitor.msi failed
Error Situation Code 03539016
Exit code: 1618

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A:How to restore without a system restore point?

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Ok so i tried downloading a program i definitely shouldn't have tried to download about a week ago and the results of that attempt have led my computer performance completely jacked...mostly in two aspects. My gaming is choppy as hell and so is video playback. Anyways, i have tried doing a system restore but when i open it there is only one system restore point listed from when I updated my system about 2 days ago. I have tried safe mode as a solution as it was suggested on some microsoft support page but that didnt change a thing. How do i restore to a point a week ago? Im so damn confused and im getting extremely aggitated.
 

A:Only one restore point...I NEED TO DO A SYSTEM RESTORE!!!

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Hello.

I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?

A:will a restore point restore windows to previous version?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MonsterKiller


Hello.

I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?


Putting it simple No you would end up overwriting the 32 bit so it would not even be there.
Jerry

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Hello everyone, I'm new to this site, and hope someone can really help me. I homeschool my grandchildren and I can't afford to service my pc. I'm using HP vista home version, and I want to restore my pc to an earlier date than what is listed. Those dates are not earlier enough, the pc needs to be restored to two months ago, before it started acting up. Does anyone know how to that??My pc shuts down with the message: THERE WAS A FATAL ERROR AND WINDOWS HAS SHUT DOWN.PLEASE HELP,Thanking anyone and all in advance.fuzzy75Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How to restore windows vista to an earlier restore point

You can't. Whatever restore points are available is all there is. In the future I strongly suggest you consider using Disk Imaging Software.

Disk Imaging software takes a "snapshot" of your drive as it exists at the time you create the image. You can then restore the entire image or any file(s) or folder(s) you choose. It is a virtually foolproof way of backing up your system and providing a safe haven in the event of a catastrophe that requires you to blow away your system partition and restore it to a previous state. It also allows you to "test" various software and be confident that you have a the ability to return to the prior state any time you choose.
I use Acronis True Image. It is the best of breed, but it isn't free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.

1) I create an image of my system partition once a week to a second hard drive and keep the 2 or 3 most recent images. I also image my other partitions about once a month. I always enable "verify image" in the options. It takes a little longer, but insures a valid image.
2) I also create an image before performing any drive level function (ie, changing the size of a partition) or making any significant change to the OS (installing a service pack, upgrading IE, etc). Also sometimes before installing new software.
3) Images may be created on any medium (cd, dvd, external drive, etc). For obvious reasons they should not be stored on the same drive you are imaging. The be... Read more

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Here's my sad story. Awoke yesterday to startup repair reporting a root error that it could do nothing with. Long story short the only option I had was to do a factory restore. UGH! But really, I didn't lose to much I care about and the constant processes bog-down of IE is no longer there. I have reinstalled all essential software and want to create a backup.
The backup will not complete with a disk is full (0x80070070) error. Same error with creating a restore point. Getting frustrated.
RV

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I am a novice geek . I would like to be able to put in a task schedule with automatically creates a system restore point daily at a preset time. Tried going through Task Scheduler; but did not work! Would appreciate detailed instruction with screen shots from anyone. Thanks very much.
 

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I did a reset a week or so ago. Wanted to reset today and the only dates that came up were from 2010 and 2011.....Just the 2 dates....So of course I did not reset it....

What's up:confused with that?????

A:Windows 7 System Restore Point options are from 4 years ago.....

Do you recall when the last time a restore point was made was?

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I've been facing issues with backup / restore / system restore - Hope fulle someone may help me. I've attached screenshot as help. Kind regards

A:backup, restore, and system restore problems

Sorry, my Word program can't read your systemrestore.doc.
Could you try sending it as a jpeg file?

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If I create a system image and then periodically create full backups of all drives would I be able to recover the system to the last backup? I am thinking I could recover from the system image and then recover using the backup.

A:Fully restore system using Backup & Restore

Yes. Also use the previous versions feature at any time to restore a file several versions back. This works even without setting up windows backup, as restore points also create backups of your files. But windows backup will offer even more on days the backup is created. I have mine set like this:

2 internal hard drives, one is main, other is backup. Windows backup runs to it every 2 weeks and does a system image and backs up all my files. An external hard drive works well too, but then is hard to have on a schedule since you need to remember to plug it in.

I still recommend having a backup external hard drive as well, with your users folder dragged onto it just in case.

Just like time machine on apple. Of course microsoft removed this feature in windows 8, because they like to screw up good things.

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I have been have some problems with my HP dv 8500 laptop. It has vista on it. I could not get any windows updates. So I backed up my files to a flashdrive and did a system recovery. I have files on the flash drive but cannot transfer them back to the laptop. I would love it if someone could guide me through the process.
Thanks in advance
 

A:System Restore - how to restore backup created

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Hi, I had critical errors occur that kept me from logging onto my windows account (the only profile on my computer was the admin account) on my 32bit vista home premium install. This forced me to do a complete wipe and restore from the startup menu and I made a backup when prompted to in the process of the complete restore. I have this backup folder on my external hd but I can't seem to restore the files from it. I found some tutorials on the forums about restoring from a "backup set" but my backup can't be found using the backup and restore center. The folder on my hd is called "G:\MINWINPC\Backup Files 2010-11-18 182844" and I can't seem to figure out how to restore from it.

Issue solved.

A:System restore backup files won't restore

Hi convert,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Here's an article on the restore procedure: Restore Backup Files

Just to make sure you're doing it right. It's a selective restore of a full or selective backup (not a complete restore of a complete backup) - but since you did a full backup it matches your process closer than a complete restore would.

Back up and restore: frequently asked questions
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-and-restore-frequently-asked-questions

I also found the following (but don't know if it's true or not):

1. After starting "Backup and Restore Center"
2. I selected "Advanced Restore"
3. I wasn't asked for an Administrator password....maybe because my account is an administrator account.
4. Selected "Files from a backup made on a different computer"
5. In the Dialog stating "Select the location of the backup to restore", select "Hard disk, CD or DVD......"
6. Under the drop-down box, select your drive/partition and continue
7. If there are any backups on your drive, it will show a list of them.
8. In my case, it did show a backup but in backup location, it will show "Backup location is not available."
9. I was frustrated but then I somehow just selected that backup(yes....even though it said that the Backup location is not available"
10. and pressed "Next"
11. Guess what....not error!!!!!
12. A window showed up asking me whether I wanted to perform comp... Read more

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When I try to back up and restore (my files) it does not complete. I get the message disk full. I tried to uncheck the (shut off and delte all files from system restore) but that does not help. When I check the amount of space available on the D drive, it shows as full, but system restore seems to work; any suggestions?

A:Backup and restore (Not System Restore) Not Working

What are you using to backup your system?

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Is there a difference between doing a backup, and creating my own restore points, such as in 'system restore'?

Thanks...
 

A:backup vs. create restore point?

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I created a restore point in the "Backup & Restore Center" of Windows Vista. Should I backup the registry too or is this act incorporated into the restore point? Also I was thinking of making an image file of my computer since it has just been repaired by the manufacture and I just got it back to the way I like it, (all software, settings and customization). How large are the image files typically? (right now I am using 50 gigs, so I assume it won't fit on a DVD unless these image files are some sort of picture of the hard drive and are very reduced in size). If it won't fit I'll buy an external HDD and put the image on there, would this image file be bootable in the event of another crash? Like most computers bought today, I didn't get a copy of the windows cd/dvd, all I got was software to restore the computer back to it's original settings, so this is why I'm wondering if image files are boot-able.

Thanks for any information in advance,
I'd really like to not have to go through recovering all my files and customization again.

A:Should I backup registry if I create a restore Point?

Some suggestions for drive image backups.http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-...ing-program.htm

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All of you from TSG have gotten my PC running much better. Thank you.
I still have some cleaning up to do but I like the way my PC is running and dont want to lose it.

Now its time to do some type of restore point or backup. I need some help what do I use and what should I backup?

I mostly have pictures, emails, documents, my favorites and some short movie clips. Then the normal OS, AntiVirus protection, SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes just to name a few.

What is the best thing to do?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 25523 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D4571
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Solved: Restore Point\Backup I’m confused….

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Hi everybody, I was wondering if it is possible to extract the registry backup from a System Restore Point? In Windows XP the restore points were plain folders within the System Volume Information, but in Windows 7 they appear to be compressed into files like "{c09132a3-4131-11df-b9d7-002017c00008}{8807474b-c356-7e49-b2ae-03046e4cc752}". Is there a way to open these? I read the tutorial about extracting files from the system image vhd files in the WindowsImageBackup folder, but I think this is a different situation unless the system restore points are also vhd files?

(Background: I have a truecrypt system encryption which renders windows' own recovery function useless in the case of boot failure. So I ended up replacing the registry files manually by mounting my drive with a linux live cd w/ truecrypt. The only problem was to get hand on a working backup, so for the next time I'd like to know if I can extract the registry files from my old restore points).

A:Possible to extract registry backup from restore point?

The easiest way to handle this is to install ERUNT and have it auto start when the system boots. It will make a complete backup of your registry and store it in date named folders under \Windows\ERDNT\AutoBackup.

The reg files are easily restored by running the appropriate erdnt.exe file from the date named folder you want.

Worked well with XP and Vista and now works with Win 7.

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I have the a problem with installations sometimes not starting up after reboot sometimes. I have what i thought was the delayed installation of the windows securtity update for thier new free Virus checker, "DR.Watson?" i forgot the name. Im hit install, it runs, i cant access my computer like it reset my users settings to not have admin rights or file access rights and cant open up my computer or anything like it, or was causing so much usage on my computer in some way it wouldnt work?! It finally goes away after i used an anti spywhere thing and removed it manually or it finally stopped restarting itself in my process list after killing it over andover again. Since it stopped I havent been able to access anything with adv settings in windows like my network connetion tab for my cable connection, windows update, etc, and i think it screwing up my instalation of IE because many buttons are not usable anymore and i cant use most of my admin tools because it says i need IE 5.5 or higher now. This may be the result of many issue as i am very risky in my internet computer behaviors! Anyone have any suggestions. I atleast would lovea way to fix the WMI file manually or anyother way without restore points etc or other backups so i can do this normally. I need it anyway because i dont have anything to fix it now and i need it for to access some settings or atleast so i can fix my internet so i can use certain buttons on certain webpages or i wont be paying for internet acc... Read more

A:Solved: Corrupt WMI? no backup or restore point.

I did a search on the file again and noticed that its part of the service pack and has a back up in the uninstall. If i uninstall the service pack 2 would it possibly fix the file or would it just copy the corrupt data? Is there an easy way to manually force it back to an older file without causing errors from an incompatible file without copying the corrupt data in the process or, better yet, an easy way to fix the file without a normal backup. I have copys on the computer i can technically use. Any suggestions/tips? What is xps normal way of dealing with files in a situation like that. When does it just write over and when does it edit while changing the file?

Edit: Well IEs working correctly again. I guess it had to do with something else. I had Njstar IE explorer installed and i guess it was causing problems. Or i had that much system hang. I still get a msg in when i open my admin tools that says "MMC requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater to be installed.". Can anyone help me with this? Sorry for the second post. Just adding more info.
 

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I followed the instruction to manually create a Manual Restore Point and that works fine. Then I decided to set up the task in the Task Scheduler to automatically create a restore point once daily. For some reason the task is started as it should but it never completes and I have to manually terminate it. I have included in the attached ZIP file, 5 screen shots of the tabs of the task, 4 screen shots of the history tab starting and running and then 4 screen shots of the history tab when I terminated it an hour and 25 minutes later. I don't think a restore point takes over 85 minutes to complete so I wonder what I have set incorrectly??? The VBS file is C:\Program Files\Scheduled_Instant_Restore_Point.vbs and was downloaded from the W7 forum.

Let me know if you need any additional information. If this has been answered, I couldn't find the thread. Please point me to it.

Thank you.

Al Guden

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this is very weird
I have no restore points, so I create a new one, get a success message
then when I go to see the restore point, 7 comes back and sez no restore points there!!!
I ran a sfc /scannow, it came back ok
did my commodo full scan, it finds issues with office 365 but no rootkits etc, lol
ran malware bytes and other rootkit revealers, nothing found there
I have 8gb set aside for restore points, that has been plenty in the past
I did have restore points at one point, did not check too recently though
any ideas what this could be???
 

A:restore point create success... but no restore point found????

After creating the new restore point and receiving the success message did you click on OK to finish the process?

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I followed the instruction to manually create a Manual Restore Point and that works fine. Then I decided to set up the task in the Task Scheduler to automatically create a restore point once daily. For some reason the task is started as it should but it never completes and I have to manually terminate it. I have included in the attached ZIP file, 5 screen shots of the tabs of the task, 4 screen shots of the history tab starting and running and then 4 screen shots of the history tab when I terminated it an hour and 25 minutes later. I don't think a restore point takes over 85 minutes to complete so I wonder what I have set incorrectly??? The VBS file is C:\Program Files\Scheduled_Instant_Restore_Point.vbs and was downloaded from the W7 forum.

Let me know if you need any additional information. If this has been answered, I couldn't find the thread. Please point me to it.

Thank you.

Al Guden

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Whenever I restart my computer after an update, the action center says I haven't set up backup, but I have. It doesn't seem to keep the settings. I have just recently (less than a week ago) did a clean install of Win 7 after using XP for years. Also some other settings don't stick, such as the shut down button I changed to restart reverts back to shut down.

A:Backup and Restore not saving setup information

Hello Calamitus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting Windows Backup to default, and setting it up again may help. Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration
Does the Start Menu power button change after the same restart, or anything in particular? Power Button - Start Menu

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Hello!Microsoft Windows XPProblem: ANTIVIRUS SYSTEM PROViewed: http://bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/...irus-system-proAt this point, after logging onto Windows, I get 2 boxes on my screensaver page (in safe mode too):1st box: C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon86.exe2nd box: 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon86.exe C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswMonVd.dll. An installable Virtual Device Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose 'Close' to terminate this application.Question: How can I get rid of Antivirus System Pro if I can only turn the computer off and on. I can access the task manager box but only to turn the computer off. The actual task manager button is not accessible. I have no Windows start button to do any of the removal tasks. I tried to put a CD and a ScanDisk in, but just my screen saver is there, with no windows. Because I can't download anything, if I purchase an Antivirus Program, will it automatically load? Thank you for your assistance.Sunshinydays

A:Antivirus System Pro; no Windows Start, no Task Manager, no restore point.

Have you tried logging on in safemode? To do this, gently tap the F8 key while the computer reboots. From the list you want to select safemode with networking. If you are able to get in to safemode you will then want to install Malwarebytes, update it and run the scan. Remove everything it finds and then install, update and run SUPERAntispyware; remove everythinhg it finds as well. I would also update your antivirus software and then run a complete scan with it as well. Next you will want to try going back in through the standard Windows mode; just reboot the computer. Run the scans again.

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Hello all.

I will apologise in advance if this question has been asked several times before and answered but I am unable to find an answer to solve my specific problem as the other answers seem to be generic solutions.

I am having a problem with my system restore point being restored. I am getting an error message that my restore point could not be completed.

I can create restore points and have several 'points' for the last two months. I deleted some software recently and found that i was not able to install a new version of the deleted software (Adobe). As i need it to run some videos I thought I would do a system restore, as I had created a restore point specifically for the deletion of the adobe software.

Anyway I cannot get my system to perform a successful restore using the System Restore feature of Windows XP SP2. It goes through all of the steps, reboots and I log back in, then I get a message that the system cannot be restored to the checkpoint I selected. I have tried several other check points within a couple of days of the one i specifically want. This happens regardless of the checkpoint I select.

I have spent a couple of days searching the internet via google and read the responses posted. No luck there with the suggestions posted.

I have gone into the Microsoft site - Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP, and followed the information provided for the advanced user. I have booted up using S... Read more

A:System Restore Point not installing - "Incomplete Restore"

Quote:




ran Avast! over my C:\ and found three virus's embedded in the restore point recently created and one with in the root of C:\. I removed (deleted) the identified virus files from the System Restore point and the file from the root of C:\




You can do the System Restore as Admin in Safe Mode and reboot into Safe Mode. If it completed the Restore, then boot normally. It sounds like Avast removed the virus and and in the process removed some of the Restore files as well. You are probably not going to be able to do a system restore. Which is just as well as you will just reinfect yourself. I would boot in normally and turn off system restore which will remove all restore points, then click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and make sure they give you a clean bill of health, then turn System Restore back on and do a Restore point for today if everything is working well.

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Hi, everybody
Prompt please, MS SQL 2012 on the virtual computer. Backup of all section with bases every day, at 19.00. That is, for every day I have the file copy .MDF and .LDF. Is there a way to recover the database at a certain time? Not 7 hours, but for example at 12.00. If I just attach the base then at the start I get an error about the lack of backup. Because backup wasn't carried out by means of Ms SQL though at start of procedure of restoration it is possible to choose a timeline. Thanks for the help)
 

A:Solved: Restore MSSQL 2012 on some point. (Not backup)

If you have a file backup from 12pm, then I don't know why you can't restore that backup. Maybe the exact error message and process info would help.
 

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello,

I finally was able to clone my Hd to a SSD 128 gb but the system restore and daily backup to a internal 320 Gb IDE Hd appears to not be working?

Am I missing something? Does the backup hard drive need to be formated to a different cluster size? I tried to do a system restore and a backup restore and they both failed.

The backup restore said something about partition size error.

Thank you very much for any info on what I need to do to get my daily backups and system restore working. I do use both features quite allot.

A:New SSD System Restore and Windows Backup

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Are you using Windows built-in backup and restore for all of this?

I seriously doubt cluster size has anything to do with it, but your partition setup might. That's why the screen shot is needed.

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I keep getting this error when I try to backup to external disk.
Also get same if I try to create a restore point for C:
Only one restore point is showing and it's 2 years old!
Those from windows update, etc have all disappeared!
I increased the disk space for system protection on both disks but to no avail.
What memory is the error meaning?
Are there any fixes?

Googled the error number and most posts concerned update or livemail problems, not backup/restore.
Two sites, Wiki-errors.com and Helpcomp.com, offer Registry fix downloads.
Anybody know if these work and are SAFE ?

A:Cannot backup or create restore point - Error 0x8007000E Out of memory

I would try running a sfc/scannow first actually. Have you ran your Anti-Virus and Malware programs? I'd do THAT first actually. If you haven't ran a sfc/scannow before, here's a link to a tutorial on how to do that :SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Here's how to run the memory diagnostic : Memory Diagnostics Tool

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?

Thanks

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When you restore a system image does it automatically restore track 0 and the MBR? I ask because I've recently completed a clean install of Win 7 Ult, created a System Image and now want to replace the MS MBR with Grub4DOS in preparation for dual booting with Win 8 and being able to boot bootable ISOs from the boot menu. Previously I've always used Acronis for imaging, and that gives you a choice when restoring of whether to restore the MBR along with the system partition. However with this new install I want to use Backup and Restore.

A:Windows Backup and Restore System Image

Seems the answer is no, it does not, and Win 7 Repair doesn't fix it either. After installing Grub4DOS as boot manager Win 7 booted normally, but when I then restored the System Image it failed to boot. In anticipation of possible boot problems I had also taken an Acronis image before any of these changes and that did restore track 0 and the MBR and all was well. However I would still like to have the capability to restore my System Image and make it bootable without having to resort to Acronis, so can anyone help with that? I have tried rebuilding the MBR in Partition Wizard but that didn't fix it.

EDIT - and what has happened to the Log Out button - can't see it anywhere?

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When I turn on System Protection (System Restore, if I understand it correctly) for the C:/ drive, it causes Windows Backup to fail for no apparent reason. When I turn it off, backup always proceeds smoothly.

Obviously this is a bit of an issue, because there doesn't always exist a use for a full system restore- sometimes a single driver is at fault, and System Restore is perfect for catching those little errors.

Whenever the backup fails, it throws up an error: 0x8078012D.


Is there a way to get these two features to play nice?

A:System Restore and Windows Backup conflict

Anyone?

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Hi
When a friend of mine upgraded to a new laptop he kindly gave me his desk top PC after first removing all of his personal data. The PC has Windows Vista Ultimate installed as the operating system.
Recently I thought it was about time to backup all the files/folders that I have now accumulated  on the hard drive. However,when I went to use the backup feature in the Backup & Restore Centre I received the following error:
 
      "The backup did not complete successfully.
      A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason
              Catastrophic Failure 0x8000FFF"
 
I have tried the backup feature a number of times but always with the same result.
 
Before attempting any solutions I tried to create a restore point using the System Restore feature.However, this too has been unsuccessful as I keep getting the following error
 
     "The restore point could not be created for the following reason:
            Catastrophic Failure 0x8000FFF
      Please try again"
 
So far all I have done is run Check Disc [twice] with the message "Volume is clean" displayed on both occassions as well as the System File Checker [twice] with the message "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violati... Read more

A:Unable to use Windows Backup or System Restore

Well, you've done the suggested fix for that problem. There are several free programs you can try for backing up....imaging the hdd....cloning the hdd.
 
I use Seagate's DiscWizard for creating images of my entire HDD. It is actually a customized Acronis program. I think the Vista backup program is a customized
stripped down version of Acronis, too. I know Windows 7 is.
DiscWizard | Seagate
Seagate DiscWizard User's Guide - dw_ug.en.14382.pdf

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Hello,

I recently installed a SSD and after many hours was able to clone my exsisting O.S. to the SSD. My previous main hard Drive was a 300 gig Raptor.

I was able to run a trim program on my SSD, WD IDE 320 gig daily backup drive and a WD 2 TB Data and Weekly Backup Drive. (All Internal)

I also use differant Sata and IDE swap drive bays to store external backups on older hard drives that have not been trimmed with the triming software. All drives were checked with Paragon Alignment and they all show up as green or O.K.


The problem is I cannot get Windows System Restore or Windows Backup to restore my SSD. I keep getting errors about disc size or some other error.

Has anyone been able to restore a SSD using SR?

Has anyone been able to do a complete restore their SSD with Win 7 built in backup?

If so will you tell me what I need to do to get my backup and restore process back up and working?

Thank You Very Much!

A:Backup, System Restore, Trim, On Windows 7 SSD

What partitions are included in your system image by Windows Backup?

A screen shot of Windows Disk Management would help.

What's the trim problem?

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Here's my problem:

When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning, the screen was all black, like the system was hanging. So I decided to take out the batteries, put them back in, and turn the laptop on again (I do this everytime it hangs--no problem whatsoever). Upon turning on, a black screen with "Windows is loading files..." appeared. When it was done, a blue background picture appeared (which was not my wallpaper, but looked Microsoft-ish), and Startup Repair started.

Startup Repair started checking my system for probems. After it was done, it said that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions: 1) Send; 2) Don't send. I didn't send it, cause I can't bloody well connect to the Internet. The problem event name was StartupRepairOffline.

HP's Recovery Manager then popped up. From there, I had three choices: 1) Microsoft system restore, 2) Run computer checkup (I could also run Command Prompt from here), and 3) File backup program. I tried restoring to just before the problems appeared, but it failed. The I tried backing up, but it wouldn't allow me to click "Next" and proceed for certain file types like pictures & videos. I can only backup HTML files and file settings.

So I decided to run HijackThis from an external hard drive by opening Task Manager using Command Prompt. It ran and I saved the log (see below). But when I run DDS, the window suddenly closes. When I... Read more

A:Corrupted Windows 7. Can't Restore System, Can't Backup, Can't Run DDS & GMER.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:09:42 PM, on 10/27/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
X:\windows\System32\smss.exe
X:\windows\system32\csrss.exe
X:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
X:\windows\system32\csrss.exe
X:\windows\system32\services.exe
X:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
X:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
X:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\system32\winpeshl.exe
X:\Windows\RM\Launcher.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\sources\recovery\recenv.exe
X:\sources\recovery\StartRep.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
X:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
X:\Windows\RM\RecoveryMgr.exe
X:\Windows\System32\Cmd.exe
X:\windows\system32\conhost.exe
X:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
D:\Program Files\7-Zip\7zFM.exe
X:\Program Files\Smadav\SM?RTP.exe
D:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASC.exe
D:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCTray.exe
G:\Apps\Security\Anti-rootkit\HijackThis 2.0.5 (Beta)\HijackThis.exe
X:\windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Sear... Read more

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Hey all,

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 box with a 128GB SSD and a 500GB HDD in it. Recently, I ran into some booting trouble with Windows. First, while my startups used to be lightening fast, thanks to the SSD, the time from POST to desktop became increasingly longer. The desktop wouldn't appear for minutes at a time, and I would have to wait at a black screen after the splash logo before I'd reach the desktop.

I ran Malwarebytes, AVG 2012 Internet Security, Spybot S&D, and Trojan Hunter on my installation, but nothing turned up. One day, the computer simply stopped booting to the desktop, and would simply hang at the black screen before login, with a mouse visible, but without any keystrokes being recognized, including the venerable CTRL-ALT-DEL.

I decided to run Startup Repair from a System Repair disc I had made awhile back. Startup Repair found some issues, but it reported that it repaired them, and I attempted to reboot again. No dice. I ran Startup Repair a few more times, but no other issues were found, and booting still didn't work.

At this point, I decided that restoring from the Windows Backup Image I had created in Windows Backup would work. I had made the backup before the slow startup issue began to appear, so I thought it was a working backup.

I connected my external drive that contained the backup, and ran the System Restore program from the WinRE disc. However, when I was presented with the option to format and erase the target disk (my SSD) ... Read more

A:Complete System Restore from Windows Backup did not fix computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Diogones


I have a couple of questions:

1.) Naturally, my first query is, does anyone have any advice as to how I may fix this issue, and get Windows booting again?

2.) Why didn't the Restore work properly? Was it because I didn't allow it to reformat the drive? If so, should I run it again, this time enabling that option?

3.) I have read on the 'net about the black screen hang issue, but does anyone have an idea what might have caused it? I haven't made any untoward modifications of my system, except for downloading and installing the latest Windows Updates and updating all my existing apps.

4.) Would an in-place repair install of Windows work? I do have the retail disc when I purchased my copy of Windows 7 Pro, so could I insert that, boot up from it, and do a repair install to fix any issues with the OS?


My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything. From what you've indicated here's my best guess to your questions.

1. I'd suggest going through these troubleshooting tutorials that were prepared by one of the Forum experts. It may help to isolate a hardware problem.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

2. It sounds like there might be a hardware problem (failing motherboard, failing hard drive, bad RAM, etc.) A system image only copies data from the hard drive. Restoring a good system image to a machine that has failing hardware won't fix the... Read more

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Here's my problem:

When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning, the screen was all black, like the system was hanging. So I decided to take out the batteries, put them back in, and turn the laptop on again (I do this everytime it hangs--no problem whatsoever). Upon turning on, a black screen with "Windows is loading files..." appeared. When it was done, a blue background picture appeared (which was not my wallpaper, but looked Microsoft-ish), and Startup Repair started.

Startup Repair started checking my system for probems. After it was done, it said that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically. Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions: 1) Send; 2) Don't send. I didn't send it, cause I can't bloody well connect to the Internet. The problem event name was StartupRepairOffline.

HP's Recovery Manager then popped up. From there, I had three choices: 1) Microsoft system restore, 2) Run computer checkup (I could also run Command Prompt from here), and 3) File backup program. I tried restoring to just before the problems appeared, but it failed. The I tried backing up, but it wouldn't allow me to click "Next" and proceed for certain file types like pictures & videos. I can only backup HTML files and file settings.

So I decided to run HijackThis from an external hard drive by opening Task Manager using Command Prompt. It ran and I saved the log (see below). But when I run DDS, the window s... Read more

A:Corrupted Windows 7. Can't Restore System, Can't Backup, Can't Run DDS & GMER.

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My hard drive crashed, and I had to get a new hard drive. I am trying to restore the system image and files I backed up from the old HD. I can restore the files from the external backup drive, but I can't get the system image restored. Has anyone else had problems doing this? Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 backup and restore system image not working

I didn't have any luck on a friends Win backup Image program, it looked like it might have restored the image but didn't in the end.

I ended up having to do another fresh install.... Now use a paid for 3rd party program that has worked great for me.

In all of my searching, I haven't found anything good about it's backup features or the transfer wizard.... sorry!!

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Hi,
I recently did a system restore and it has created an extra hard drive RECOVERY (D:) Does anyone know how I can get rid of this, there does not seem to be any up to date info on it, only these,

Dell - Recovery - Temp - tmp and ResSys

I used to do a system image every night to my second hard drive - Hard Drive2 (B:) now when I go to back and restore settings this drive no longer appears and I am unable to do my system image. The drive appears everywhere else, my computer, windows explorer etc.

Please, can anyone one help me out,

many thanks,

Chris.

A:System restore has created a new drive (recovery) plus, windows backup

Have you tried restoring any of your previous system images? If not, and you made a system repair disk, try booting your computer up with it and see if your system images on 2 HDD are availble to recover your computer. If you didn't make a system boot disk, then go into Backup and Restore in the Control Panel and open "Recover system sytem settings on your computer". Then open "Advanced recovery methods" and select "Use a system image you created earlier to recover your computer". Your computer should reboot then and take you to the Recovery Console.

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My homebuilt machine has been working great for about two months now. In the past week I've noticed that after a certain amount of HD thrashing the system will suddenly restart without warning.

I've found that I can reliably force it to do this by starting a backup using Windows Backup and Restore. Beyond that I have no idea what is happening. Here's what I've done:

1) WhoCrashedMe notes (correctly) that the system is configured to write small dump files. However, these files are not being created.
2) Memtest86 finds nothing of concern.
3) sfc from the command prompt also finds nothing of concern.

I've attached the Seven Forums zip file. Please help, I'm quite clueless at this point.

A:System Restart - possibly caused by Windows Backup and Restore?

How about doing a HD test
Test Hard Drive HD Diagnostic or this test Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

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I have seen solutions to this error when it occurs during creation of a System Image, but I receive it when running a restore of a system image.  Here are the parameters of the problem:
System: Getac rugged laptop with SSD fitted in place of an HDD.  It was running Windows 7 with SP1 before the failed restore.
The System boots using Windows repair disk, but the OS has been trashed by failed restore, so normal boot brings up a missing OS error.
The System image is held on 3 DVDs.
Invoking System restore prompts for DVD #3 to identify the restorable images.
Selecting image for restore prompts for DVD #1.
Approx. 20 mins and 20% into restore, the error message 'Windows backup error accessing remote shared folder 0x8078015B' displays and the restore bombs out.
This process is 100% repeatable and is not dependent on whether the 'reformat and repartition' check box is checked or clear.
There is only one image on the DVD set from which to select the image to restore.
As the BIOS had been updated to lock down (disable) Bluetooth and WiFi for use in a secure environment, the BIOS has been returned to factory defaults in case this was the cause of the problem.

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please help me >.<Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:28:08 AM, on 1/19/2008Platform: 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr .exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\5577497\Program\Compaq Connections.exeC:\Program Files\Imation\ImationFlashDetect.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shar... Read more

A:Comp Slower >.< And Unable To Restore To Earlier Date / Make Restore Point

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

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Hi All, I Cannot do a ‘System Restore’ OR Create a System Restore Point? Something must have Happened During the Last "Problem" I had when I tried to Uninstall “Comodo” Backup?
I only just realised that their has been no Restore Point Since that Date so I tred to Create a New one and No Go" so only Restore Point left is “Deleted Comodo dd.mm.yy”. It was when I Deleted Comodo’ that I got into Strife Last Time (see my Last Thread)
I have Included a Screen Shot of the Error Thanks In Ant - Regards Dazza

A:Can't do a System Restore OR get System Restore Point?

With you computer offline, temporarily disable you antivirus and try to do a System Restore again.
 
If this doesn't work enable the antivirus and then do the following.
 
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
 
Part A
 
(1)  Click on the Start orb, then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
 
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 

 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
 
Part B
 
(1)  Click on the General tab.   
 
(2)  Click the Selective startup option. 
 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 
 

 
Part C
 
(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
 
(3)  Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list, then click on Apply, then OK.  Click on Restart in the window that opens.
 
When the computer is restarted try doing a System Restore.
 ... Read more

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Can use your help...started up the computer today and my Word2007 normal template was corrupted. I attempted to locate the normal.dot(m) file and was unsuccessful (I searched all files and folders). Then ran Norton and found nothing; then tried to do a system restore and received error message indicating that the following file failed to extract: C:\Program Files9x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\vgx\vgx.dll - restore point was damaged of deleted during restore...which all has me thinking I have a virus of some type...
 
Here are the two logs; thanks for your help:
 
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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 7/29/2012 12:51:12 AM
System Uptime: 9/13/2013 10:52:05 AM (1 hours ago)
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Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION |  | VIOLET6
Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X4 820 Processor | CPU 1 | 2800/200mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 1386 GiB total, 1292.96 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 11 GiB total, 1.476 GiB free.
E: is CDROM (CDFS)
F: is FIXED (FAT32) - 149 GiB total, 108.149 GiB free.
G: is Removable
H: is Removable
I: is Removable
J: is Removable
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP105: 9/9/2013 4:39:09 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP106: 9/10/2013 10:58:14 PM - Windows Update
RP107: 9/12/2013 ... Read more

A:Corrupted normal.dot(m) file and unable to restore to prior restore point

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.=== 9/13/2013 10:51:31 AM, Error: Ntfs [55] - The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume HP.How to:http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/using-windows-7-how-do-i-run-chkdsk/a68b3e4d-1a42-e011-9767-d8d385dcbb12Let it finish.===Can this be the cause of not finding normal.dot?One of the fundamentals of Word is that all its main settings are in a file named normal.dot. (In Word 2007 and Word 2010 this file is called normal.dotm.)p.s.Do you get a prompt that the file is corrupted?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291352===Lets check for malware.Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the rep... Read more

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hi hope i'm posting in the right place as this is my first question:

i want to know when i have manually created a restore point can i save it on a disk. the reason i ask is i made one yesterday checked it was done and then when i had a problem today i went back for it and it had been removed along with all previously stored ones. thanks

A:system restore point

It must stay on the same drive as the original.
That is one of the limitations of SR, sorry,
But you can make back ups
Make a back up and keep it updated for the unexpected situations
http://www.macrium.com/
Be sure that other software is not erasing the points and that you have enough space for the points.

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Hello! I have Vista Home Premium. My question is how do I get the System Restore to go through it's process after I manually create a Restore Point? I have restored the system before by choosing one of the points listed. Now that point has been deleted, so I put it in manually. It told me that the restore point was successfully created, but then it does nothing else. The list now shows today's date as the restore point, but also shows the manually created date beside it. When I clicked restore, it just restored to today's date and time the point was created. It did not restore to the manually created point. Does this make sense to anyone? I appreciate your help.

A:System Restore Point

I had a problem with someone elses vista not letting me get to the restore, so i had to go in through the bios' F11 i think it was, i was able to do a sys-restore through there. maybe see if that will let you do it?
Hope helps.

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Acwe Aspire 6935. Help please anyone!
I have never been able to have a System Restore Point stored on this laptop in over a year's use.
So far as I know I have set all the system protection settings correctly. I have increased the storage space. Last week I downloaded W 7 Service Pack 1 and the latest Internet Explorer. Both instals said "creating system restore point" but there was none stored. I created a couple manually over the next few days but they were not stored either. No threads here connected with this subject show any "never" instances.
millylilly

A:Never a system restore point

Welcome
The most common reasons for this problem is a lack of space to store the points
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Software, maybe antivirus, that blocks or deletes the points
Try with clean boot.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

A virus or malware
Make a full anti virus scan and download and make a scan with malwarebytes.

The service is turned off or other problems
System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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Just curious how many people set them up or don't even both? If you do, how often do you do them? Do you do them for all your machines?

thanks
 

A:System restore point

Windows creates them on it's own often so i usually don't feel the need to ever create restore points.
 

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I can't set a system restore point becasue I can't seem to write anything in the text box for the description required to set a restore point.

This is kinda important that I figure this out, because I need to get System Restore working...

A:Can't set System Restore Point

This is being addressed in this thread
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=117978
Plz do not post mulitple threads

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Today I downloaded some software that I wish I hadn't. I thought, no problem, I'll just restore to a point prior to the download. I seemed to remember that my system was setup so that whenever I install software a restore point is created automatically.

To my surprise, however, I did not have a system restore point of any kind for the last several days. I wonder if I invertantly changed some settings or what?

A:Why no system restore point

Type create rest into the start menu and see if system restore is on - configure it as necessary.

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The system restore point will never recover my windows 7. After choosing the one and starting and shutting down and restarting, it then says that it is unable to change the system and to try a different restore point and then I receive the same results with any restore point. Any suggestions?

A:System restore point

Hello welcome to BleepingComputer,there could be lots of possible reasons your pc won't go back to a old restore point .Did you try right clicking on system restore in the start menu /all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore- right click and select "run as administrator"

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Figured this would be the best place for this discussion. If incorrect please move.

System restore point.... They're used a lot to fix viruses. Its one of the first thing I check when one is brought to me. I'm sure that a virus could find its way into your restore point data but how likely is that to happen?

Has anyone ever experienced restoring a PC and it still be infected?

A:System Restore point

Yes. It has happened with me. Because the virus was present in a different drive on the HDD. So it did not make a difference restoring system (C Drive).

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Hi,

I am confused. The screenshot below shows that a system protection point was automatically created after midnight today, but I do not have a corresponding system restore point. Am I not understanding how System Restore points work?

A:System Restore Point Not Available

This tutorial by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore

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Can't set System Restore Point after a format.
I always get the message "application not supported (0X80070032)".
Any ideas?
thanx!

A:Can't set System Restore Point

See if this is helps your issue:

This can happen if the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled. Follow these steps to fix the problem.

1. Click Start, Services.msc. Press {ENTER}

2. Double-click Windows Event Log

3. In the Start type list box, ensure that Automatic is selected

4. Click Start to start the service, if it's not already running

5. Close the Services console

6. Restart Windows.

If the problem persists, check the status of the Windows Event Log and Task Scheduler services.

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I am attempting to retore my PC to an earlier time. I have Vista Basic, but when I open up System restore I get two options...... 'Recommended Restore' and 'Choose a different restore point'. I select the latter and a new window opens with today's and yesterday's date. I wish to restore it a couple of days earlier than those dates listed but don't get the option. I would be obliged if someone could tell me what I am doing wrong.

A:System restore point???

Hi use the check box for show restore points older than 5 days

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