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system restore can not be completed?

Q: system restore can not be completed?

Hello TSF -

Recently, i have had a problem with my system restore. After i attempt a restore, the computer reboots fine and acts as if it did the restore, but when i sign it, i get a messege saying system restore incomplete, or something along those lines. I decided to check the sr.inf file, right clicked and clicked install, but it said i need a windows XP sp3 cd, and i only have the original SP2 cd, not Sp3. Also i'm not sure if that will even fix the probem, has anyone else seen this problem? any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Thank you.

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As I explained in the Windows 10 forum, I thwarted the W10 install by doing a System Restore. It did restore to the date I had specified, and of course that was only a couple of weeks ago with everything normal in my computer. So I don't understand why after SR I have no more search engines. None at all! When I type something into the search bar on top next to browser window, nothing happens. That's when I realized all search engines are gone.
 
How do I fix this and why would it do that?
 
I had by the way asked a question concerning a possible virus, here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/586325/while-using-flash-player-chrome-froze-due-to-popup/
 
Could this possibly be related??
 
Thanks.

A:After completed System Restore, all search engines are gone

Please...pursue the possibility of malware...before posting topics about same issue elsewhere.
 
This topic is closed to avoid confusion.
 
Louis

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Hi Everyone:

I successfully did a system restore [Vista] EXCEPT my desktop icons have all disappeared. There are only two remaining:

My Computer
Recycle Bin

I had several icons to different websites that used as shortcuts. Any ideas on how to get them back? I've rebooted my system a couple of times already but change.

Thanks
Beaglehound
 

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I just completed a system restore on my eMachines computer. I have Windows XP. Now, I had one folder that I backed up, but now everytime I try to enter it, it says Access Denied. I did hide this folder on my hard drive before, but all of my other hidden folders that I backed up work fine. I would really appreciate it if somebody could tell me how to gain access to this folder, I have very important information in it. Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Access Denied Into Folder, Just Completed System Restore

You will have to "take ownership" of it, basically following the instructions in the article below.

However it appears they fail to mention that in Windows XP Home, to have access to the "security" tab, you must boot up in Safe Mode.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

see also:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
 

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Hello,
I have Windows 7 Starter, SP1.
No matter which method is used for commencing System Restore
(direct from Windows System; from Advanced Boot Options, or from a System Repair Disc)
upon completing restoring to a restore point, System Restore reports an "unspecified error" stating that no changes have been made, yet the restore DOES seem to have been successful.
Is there a solution to correct this strange issue, since although the restore usually turns out to have been successful, it does mean that I must make careful checks to see if the Restore really did happen.
Example 1:
I needed to remove some Windows Updates that had been just installed
I first disabled "Avast Antivirus" using its option: "Disable Permanently".
I used System Restore to restore to a restore point created prior to the installation of the Windows Updates.
Upon reaching the Desktop, System Restore reported an unspecified error and stated that NO changes were made, but when I examined Windows Update > Installed Updates, the Updates in question were not listed.

Therefore I assumed the restore HAD in fact been successful.

Example 2:
In this example System Restore gave two different and contradictory messages:
I first disabled "Avast Antivirus" using its option: "Disable Permanently".
I then used "System Restore" from:
"Advanced Boot Options > Repair Your Computer >
System Recovery Options > ... Read more

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Hi all
I got a trojan on my PC , did a full scan with malware bytes and it found some files which where deleted.
the damage done was quite extensive , many directories had access denied , there was a strange user account which I removed , and many directories were shared , and some directories where replicated up to 20 times , my drive space decrease by about 100 gig ....
after some trying to fix the problems manually I decided to do a system restore point back to a week ago.
It has now been running for 9 hours , the first 5 hours was ' restore initializing ' , then for the last 4 hours its: ' restoring the registry ' , the hard drive light is constantly flashing.

- windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

at this point I'm not sure what to do , any advise please
thanks

A:windows restore running for 9 hours.still not completed-advise please

I'm not sure if System Restore will remove all the malware. I could be wrong but I think it only puts important system files back the way they were. If prior to your problem, you created a system image, you can restore the image which should take care of it. Otherwise you may need to do a system recover and put it back to the factory image. But wait till you hear from some of the other member. If you need to do a recovery to factory image, I hope you can backup your important files.

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Since I restored a system recovery (Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit with SP1), I run into a nag screen during each logon. It tells me "'Recovery completed. Do you want to restore your user files?".
There are only two options "Abort" or "Restore" - none of them worked (I can restore my user files, but the nag screen is shown again after a system restart).
I found a similar discussion in Microsoft Answer forum her:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-to-get-rid-of-notice-recovery-completed-do-you/b99d7ace-556b-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5?page=1&tm=1311623573847#footer 
and posted my findings. During my investigations I came across similar issues here in German forums. A few information and screen shots I collected showing my findings in process explorer may be found in my blog (unfortunately in German):
http://www.borncity.com/blog/2011/07/25/meldung-die-wiederherstellung-wurde-abgeschlossen-kommt-immer-teil-2/
Maybe somebody has a clue to solve that nasty issue.Gruß/greetings G. Born - Blogs: http://blog.borncity.com

A:How to get rid of notice, 'Recovery completed. Do you want to restore your user files?

Based on your description, I think you manually backup your user files or set a task to do it before . When you did the system restore, it only affected Windows system files, programs, and registry settings. System restore does not affect personal files.
I read your reply on that thread, I'm wonderring if you make any task scheduler about backup and restore?
If you set any tasks related with backup and restore, please try disable that task, then restart the computer to check if it works.

Hi Miya,
thanks for your reply. Well I can say, I have definitely not set up a task in task scheduler nor I have manually backed up user files. The system image I used for restore was created after a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install (setup DVD was obtained from
an iso I downloaded from my MSDN account, and it included SP1 already). The only things I changed after Windows 7 install: Updated some drivers, I added Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Word 2000 - and I defined a couple of desktop shortcuts to
portable apps located on other partitions. This was the minimal working environment I like to see after a system restore from image backup.
I haven't defined any task within task scheduler (not after backup nor after installing Win 7 and before creating a system image backup).

If you cannot find which task, I suggest you temprorily disable the Task Scheduler service. You can modify the registry to do it. Note, there might be some risks when modify the ... Read more

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Hello,
My HP Notebook laptop only 18 months old gave me a "imminent hard disk failure" message and so I backed up the computer and created restore discs. Installed a new hard drive and got a Recovery Manager screen and selected system recovery, prompted through the discs. It prompted me to hit FINISH and the computer would restart. There was a warning saying not turn off, unplug, etc. The computer has not Restarted or shut off after I hit Finish. It has a blank screen with the power light on and has been that way for 2 hours now. Should I wait some more or turn it off? What are the consequences?

Thank you for any help/ suggestions
 

A:New Hardrive installed used restore discs windows 7 completed but did not restart

So I turned it off waited, then turned it back on. Have a dark screen with a "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" message on the screen. What to do at this point? Did the Restore disks not install even though it appeared to while going through that process? Or did they and something wrong? What to do at this point?
 

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Ok so one day, i rebooted my pc, i have windows 7 hp x64, when i booted it up, it worked fine for a few minutes then gave me a bsod. errors were: 0xFFFFFFFFC0000096 and 0xFFFFF80003512B5A

this happened several times, ( i did it on the same day). so i tried safe mode, and it looked like a mix between win7 and 95, and i backed up lots of my programs and stuff to an external hard drive. then when i re bootted the pc again, it worked fine in regular mode, and and this pop up box said, recovery completed...etc, and it asks restore files, and cancel. i clicked restore, or cancel and it still bsod after 2 minutes, it would not bsod if i didn't touch the thing. i did a re install of windows, and then, my screen in regular mode was screwed up, like squashed from 2 sides, and pixelized a bit. i tried everything and then it sort of fixed itself. but the recovery thing keeps poping up. good that their is no bsod. its just annoying.

A:Recovery completed, restore files bug after multiple bsod & reinstall

Hello singular9, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below to post back with the needed information for someone to hopefully be able to help later with it.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I factory restored my Windows 7 HP desktop (no SP1), then recovered my files from an external hard drive through the HP File Restore program and now I get the window saying "Recovery completed. Do you want to restore your user files?" at every
startup.
Long story short, I was not able to find much help online as this seems to not be a common problem. This was the closest solution I could find on this same forum:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/c6915946-34e8-4607-b8a6-685d35b89fa6/how-to-get-rid-of-notice-recovery-completed-do-you-want-to-restore-your-user-files?forum=w7itprogeneral
However, I was never able to find the "Recovery.txt" file I need to delete for the problem to go away.
Now I have restored to factory settings once more and the window continues to pop up at every startup.
I have no idea how to fix this, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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

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I have the following in Event Viewer > Windows Logs > Application:

The disk defragmenter successfully completed defragmentation on System Reserved

Event 258, Defrag

I found something on Microsoft's website:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2581021

And apparently I have defragmenter to run Weekly on the System Reserved partition. I didn't know. This is a more or less clean install of Windows 7 so I was a bit surprised.

Now I know how it got in my Event Viewer I'd like to ask if it's a good idea to leave it or disable it?

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

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

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

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

System Restore - Enable or Disable

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

System Restore Configuration - Enable or Disable

System Protection - Turn On or Off

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

any suggestions?
 

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

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

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Not sure when this issue started, so not sure if this has anything to do with XP Pro SP3. System Restore appears to function normally until attempt to restore. Select restore point > confirmation screen, click next > result = stays on confirmation screen. No cpu activity. Disabled SR and tried to re-register dll's. Was only able to re-register srclient.dll. Other dll's report loaded but "DllServerRegister point not found. . ." Suggestions please.

A:System Restore runs, creates restore points, but can't restore

Hello & welcome to TSF,

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, restart the computer. If the error still occurs, search the hard drive for the presence of the Wininit.ini file, and then rename it. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
scanreg /fix

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

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

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

Roy

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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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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in System restore on Vista laptop.
Manually created restore points disappear after a short time.
The following are the figures relating to System Restore;
Used Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Allocated Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Maximum Shadow Copy storage space 3 GB
Every time I try to increase the allocation the Maximum storage space increases but not
the allocation, and I get a message saying
Successfully resized the Shadow Copy storage association.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

A:Automatic Restore Points No Longer Being Created In System Restore On Vista Laptop

I find this often happens when there are disk read errors. Try doing a chkdsk /r then retry creating a restore point.

Check Disk - chkdsk

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I wanted to see what was in some of the restore points of 2005,
so I restored back to a previous date and found software,
photos and things that I thought had been completely erased.
Is there a way to completely erase everything that is in system restore?
 

A:Solved: Can System Restore in XP be wiped clean of all previous restore points?

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I have 8gb of space allocated to System Restore, all monitoring my C partition only. This space is always at least 85-90% used according to the System Protection screen. In the past I have had at least 15 restore points to choose from after ticking "show more restore points." But today I went to do a restore and there were only 7 points, despite almost the full 8gb allocation being shown as nearly full, as usual.

This is happening despite relative consistency in the size of my C partition at about 60gb. As always, I have the "restore system settings and previous versions of files" option chosen. And I've checked to ensure none of the drive's other partitions were inadvertently added to monitoring.

I've had Windows 7 for about three months, and saw a similar situation about two months ago. At that point I turned off System Restore and turned it back on, and things returned to normal. But now it's happening again, and this time I don't want to lose the Restore Points I currently have. Besides, the fact that this is happening makes me both curious and uncomfortable.

I've been creating 60% of my restore points manually. Is it possible those, for some reason, use a lot more space than automatically-generated points?

Would appreciate any ideas on what could be going on, and how to address it.

A:Allocated System Restore space holds far fewer restore points now

I suspect that one of your more recent restore points is taking more than the usual amount of space. This can vary widely. This could be due to a newly installed application or some kind of update.

On the few occasions I have used system restore it has always been the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely it is that the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves.

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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 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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Hello,
I turned on my computer and realized that all of my files and programs were missing amongst all restore points. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and no viruses were found. Is there any way to recover the lost data or is it a lost cause. I have a Toshiba, Windows 7, Intel Pentium. I am praying that I can recover this.
Thanks,
Ryan
 

A:All files/ programs delete and system restore points..Is it possible to restore data?

Check your user's folder, are you using the same logon account ? Sometimes windows logon fails and you get directed to a temporary account + folders and all your files will seem missing, when instead you are not looking at your previous documents folder.
 

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Recently I had an issue which I have discussed here:http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...To resolve the issue I tried to restore my system to an earlier date but it failed. I have tried different restore points but no success.

A:Win8 System Restore fail to restore to earlier date - POST 2

mmm recall monitoring your previous post.This suggestion is très long shot... Nip over to:http://www.tweaking.com/content/pag...download and run the very excellent, free - and safe to use utility over there.Do NOT use the very obvious big green download button at the top of the page; rather scroll down a wee bit to the four mirror site links, and download it that way. The big green button is an ad promoted item which you neither need nor want. Sadly just about all sites these have paid for stuff carefully positioned to watch the eye; and lead one to think that's the download button to use for item you actually want - and it isn't.The utility will go through the windows installation and fix anything it finds that is not as ought be. It can be run in normal mode; but they also suggest it's better in safe-mode. It offers a few suggestions re' running it - and it's wise to adopt them all. I n fact it will actually do the assorted routines automatically if you let it. It will back up the registry as part of the process; so no need of concern there.I have found it to be very useful couple of times when dealing with apparently unresolveable issues.

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I have Windows Defender and McAfee Security Center anti virus softwares.When I run them they are telling that I does'nt have any virus.But I am unable to Go to previous restore points and many exe files are missing in the C:\Window\System folder."Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware removal to clean your computer." error came on the desktop.Whole desktop was white with an orange color box in between with the above warning.Antivirus2008 something like that was installed on the desktop and in the control panel...so 1. first I removed the software icon from the desktop and the control panel.Next I went to System32 and removed the recent files.2, But I was Unable to restore to go to a previous date to get rid of the virus.My System restore is infected I believe.I don't have that much knowledge in this field.So kindly let me know in detail what I can do to remove the whole virus.Yes System restore was working properly before.I noticed this as soon as the the virus came. I have ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but still I am unable to go back to my previous system restore points and system is operation very slowly...Please find the log file here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:56 AM, on 8/20/2008Platform: 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\system3... Read more

A:Unable To Restore My System To Previous Dates, Clicking On The Back Arrow On The Restore Calender Is Not Working

Hello Ashakins and welcome at BleepingComputer,Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but the forums are really busy.If you still need help :Please don't run 2 active virusscanners at once, make a choice and remove the other one completely through Control Panel > Software, along with SweetIM.1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. After reboot,Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, if still present :O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SweetIM] C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit Hij... Read more

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My last automatically System Restore Point automatically created by the passage of time was created 2013-01-23.

No further automatic system restore points are being created (that means not ever, not daily, not weekly, simply no longer created automatically by the passage of time since last January).

I do not see restore points automatically created by other programs, like Acronis 2014 or Kaspersky KIS 2014 which I installed last week. (But the problem goes way back to January, so these new versions are obviously not involved.)

System restore points are still automatically created by Windows Update and by nVidia driver updates.

System restore points can still be created manually.

The SR task is present in Task Scheduler.

SFC /SCANNOW found no problems.

System Restore is still turned on.

There is free disk space for restore points.

The computer is a Dell Studio 9000, aka XPS 435T, core i7 960.
Windows 7 Home Premium with all the standard Windows Updates.
KIS 2013, now KIS2014
Acronis 2013, then 2014, and currently uninstalled.

A:System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Restore Points

Hiyya Keith mate run a chkdsk as well as the sfc you have done already and also these I know you have Kaspersky and so do I (2013) but I still pick up malware with the links .

Disk Check

download the ADW from bleeping computer and if you have CCleaner the run a clean up don't forget to save the cookies that you have that use passwords for site s you need and the registry check any faults back them u before you fix.


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

CCleaner - Download > download from piriform - you probably have but if not....

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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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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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Hi People,

I have system restore enabled for C: but not for the D: (which in my case is a recovery, as it came from the factory). I have not enabled that to be part of the system restore point creation. BUT STILL, every time there is a system restore point (either scheduled or manual) being made for C:, it also seems to create a restore point for D:. How is this possible?? Is there somewhere I could select the disks specifically other than the control panel>system>system protection?? Because here, only C: is checked.. but still restore points are being created for D:. Of course, when I uncheck the box next to D: and apply, it removes the restore point and it even asks me if I want to turn off restore point creation for that disk. I say yes, but then it comes back out of nowhere.



Thanks for any inputs/solutions. Cheers.

A:System Restore Erratic - Restore Points On Disk "not" Selected

*bump*

Anyone people??

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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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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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Hi, this looks like the right place but apologies if not, first time posting and all.

I've been trying all day to resolve a networking issue and eventually decided to do a system restore. After doing so, the PC boots but then leaves a black screen with only the mouse pointer visible.

If I go through the Win7 auto-repair feature, the only recovery tool there is Startup Repair, the other options do not appear (System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt).

Here's a few things I tried that haven't worked:
Ctrl+alt+del does nothing.
Hitting shift doesn't show sticky keys pop-up.
PC freezes when attempting to boot in safe mode.
Checked boot device OK in BIOS.
Tried logging in to the black screen.
Removed all connections and hard reset.

Any help would be really appreciated, I'm about to throw the thing out the window. It was working fine except for the networking issue before system restore.

Thanks.

A:Black screen with pointer after System Restore and no Restore Tools

Hellogreenyb118.

Scan the system for possible virus infection.
Windows Defender Offline
Let us know the results.

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My comp has been experiencing several problems and is running poorly. I bought an external HD, completely backed up everything important and was about to run a system restore as I had created a manual restore point following the resolution of previous problems. The link to the thread is found below.

However, when I use the system restore wizard, I can only select November 8th, 9th, and 10th...and today is the 10th. I created the manual restore point back in March 2006. I cannot change the month and I have no idea where to find manual points.

Could someone please help me find the restore point I created when my computer was working perfectly?
http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...s/453201-solved-persistent-spyware-virus.html
 

A:Solved: System Restore: Finding Manual Restore Points

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i am having lots of problems

-most of the time when i click on links searched by google i get redirected to ads page
-every time i restart my computer my firewall is turned off
-& i cannot restore to any previous date because when i click on restore nothing happens
-i cannot install kaspersky also
-i cannot open any page using IE


here is my hijacklog help me please
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:09:41 PM, on 4/16/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
D:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\MI6841~1\MSSQL\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TUProgSt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Autorun Eater\oldmcdonald.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
D:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Program Files\Autorun Eater\billy.exe
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A:google redirects, firewall off's, system restore doesn't restore

please help me

isnt there any one who could help me
 

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Well i have a gateway computer and windows 7 i have lost the cd and i have no access to the admin account since i have forgot the password so im on a standard user account and i need to do a system restore.
 

A:System Restore/Restore to factory settings without admin access.

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After Tuesday's Windows update I couldn't boot into Windows and loaded my system repair disk planning to roll back to a restore point from the day before. But, the restore wizard couldn't find any restore points. I know my system does it daily and I did a manual one a week prior just to see if it would work and show up. It did.

So, my question is, if the wizard can't find the restore points am I hosed, or is there some other way to point the system to them.

TIA

A:System restore doesn't show any restore points - but they exist

What is your Computer doing when you try to boot...i.e. What happens?
Does the Monitor show anything?
Can you get into the BIOS?

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How can I retrieve all of my files ie.(video, music and word documents) in Windows Xp Home after I performed a system restore taking it back to the default factory preset of the entire OS?

A:Restore memory after perfoming a system restore to factory presets

if you did the factory restore, your files are typically erased...

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Since upgrading system restore is not creating restore points automatically. I have to create them manually and then they are being deleted automatically every 3 - 7 days. I tried allocating more disk space to restore but that has done no good. I also use an uninstaller program which used to create restore points but although it tells me it is it's not! I feel very vulnerable now only having a week's worth of restore points - there have been times I've been glad to be able to restore back a few months! Never had trouble before the latest upgrade and haven't knowingly changed any settings. Be very grateful if anyone can solve this for me. Thanks Flissa

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Hi,

I was messing around with CCleaner and deleted something to do with an old version of McAfee (which isn't even on my computer anymore) from the registry. Yes, it was stupid to mess with the registry I guess because I failed to make the backup and now my computer won't boot. I get the blue screen that says there was an error 0x0000008e, or something like that. I have tried using F8 and choosing the last known good configuration but it doesn't work. Also, I can boot into safe mode and I tried running a system restore but after it finished and I rebooted, it said that I couldn't restore from that point.

I haven't really tried another restore because I am a little afraid to do anything. I don't want to risk losing access in safe mode because I need to be able to back up some of my files if in case I have to do a reformat.

Can anyone advise me on what I should do? Should I try the earlier restore point from a few days ago? Is there a way to find an older copy of my registry somewhere on my computer?

Another problem I am having is, I can boot to safe mode with networking, but my internet will only work for about 10 to 15 mins then I keep getting "Page cannot be displayed" and have to reboot again in order to use the net. That means in order to check for repsonses from here, I have to reboot my PC every 15 mins. Any ideas for a fix for that so that I can troubleshoot the other problem easier?

Any help or ideas would be appreciated, I ... Read more

A:Can I restore registry using System Restore? Blue Screen, PC won't boot.

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Hello everyone, not sure why but I get an error every time I open the System Restore. I rarely have to use a restore point as I regularly maintain my computer and check for viruses and malware, but I would like to have the option just in case. When I open System Properties, and click the System Protection tab, I get this error and am unable to create a Restore Point. Attached is a screenshot and a DxDiag.txt. Any insight to this problem would be helpful, perhaps I have some windows feature disabled that I might need enabled, I am not sure. I recently did a complete reformat of my hard drive and a fresh install of Windows, maybe two months ago, and somewhere along the line I must have removed/disabled something I need for System Restore. Even third party maintenance software is unable to create restore points, such as TuneUp Utilities 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, and UVK. I'm sure the fix for this is simple, I am just unaware of it. Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Error, Unable to Create Restore Points

You have Tuneup Utilities? Have you looked at this?

System Restore Error 0x81000203 (Below solution at end of this mesage did not work)

Here is some other info as well including the Turbo mode problem

System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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



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

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Hi, I need your help.

I'm running a Windows 7 64 bit.

Last week I was going through my game folders and renaming a few of them and adding more info (my folders were a mess, organization wise). I also installed some older games I had on hard drive, to see if I want them anymore. So quite a bit of installing and uninstalling was happening, like say 20 games or so in a week.

Then yesterday one old game would not uninstall (not showing up in control panel list of programs), and so I decided to use system restore as a way to uninstall it. I restored the system to about four days prior...then a weird thing happened. Some of my folders were divided in two, the folder with the old name and another with with the modified name. Like if originally had a folder named "chess games" which had couple days ago during my reorganizing effort renamed to "Fritz Chess 9", now I had both! But they were not exact copies. What was contained in the original folder was now randomly divided between these two folders, like one subfolder in one and the rest in the other.

Also, the there were other folders that some of the actual content was missing. Like the ISO file. If I have 50 game folders, about 15 were affected, either in the sense of having duplicates or having game files missing. I am not sure but I think this happened only (at least mostly) to folders that I had changed the title of recently. The other ones were fine.

What did I do?

-I tried to merge th... Read more

A:Folders changes & system restore points gone after weird restore!

It appears to me something happened when you did the System Restore. I would try that again to the same date and see if it gets rid of all the divided folders. I have never heard of anything like that. Let us know what happens.

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Win XP Home SP2

I am having problems with system restore. When I try to open system restore and restore my system to a previous time, i get this message:

SYSTEM RESTORE IS NOT ABLE TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER. PLEASE RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AND THEN RUN SYSTEM RESTORE AGAIN.

When I do just that, the same message comes up again and again.

I next go to the control panel and open up the system properties window. Under the tab System Restore I try to check the box: TURN OF SYSTEM RESTORE FOR ALL DRIVES. I do this to try to clear out the cache or restore points and I get the following message:

YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO TURN OF SYSTEM RESTORE. IF YOU CONTINUE ALL EXISTING RESTORE POINTS WILL BE DELETED, AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRACK AND UNDO CHANGES MADE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

DO YOU WISH TO TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE?

When I hit yes, i get:

SYSTEM RESTORE ENCOUNTERED AN ERROR TRYING TO ENABLE/DISABLE ONE OR MORE DRIVES. PLEASE RESTART YOU MACHING AND TRY AGAIN.

So I restart and the same thing again.

Next I try to disable each of the 2 drives that I have, one by one. My OS is on C: and my storage disk is D: I try to disable D: first and get the following:

STORAGE (D IS THE SYSTEM DRIVE. YOU CANNOT TURN OFF SYSTEM RESTORE ON THIS DRIVE WITHOUT TURNING IR OFF ON ALL DRIVES. TO DO THIS, CLICK OK OR CANCEL TO RETURN TO THE SYSTEM RESTORE TAB.

I hit cancel and select the settings for C: and get the following message when I try to disable system restore:

WINDOWS XP (C

YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO TU... Read more

A:Solved: System Restore Problems - Unable to Restore

To fix the problem try disabling System Restore temporarily.

By checking "Turn off System Restore" in the Control Panel.

Reboot, then enable it, and reboot again.
 

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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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Hi I have been having problems ever since I installed the updated version of McAfee that comes with my aol subscription. Now I cannot restore my Active Desktop, I get the white screen and when I click on the command I get an error message about the script on the page. I know I have done this before sometime but I cannot remember how to fix it. I did look at the other threads on this subject but wasn't able to find anything that helped.

The other problem since the new McAfee is that my system restore points will not restore, it goes through all the motions, restarting etc, and then just says it cannot be restored to that point and to try another one. I tried them all with the same result. This morning I got up to having no restore points at all. They are all gone.

Can anyone help in non super technical terms please?? THanks so m uch.

P.S. I HAVE JUST FOUND A WAY TO FIX THE WELCOME SCREEN.

NOW FOR THE SYSTEM RESTORE QUESTION??? THANKS.
 

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I use System Restore often when downloading new programs, after running security scans, etc. and set a good point to go back to. I have also turned System Restore off and back on again to remove old points that may have had a problem in them and also to save space on System Restore.

Recently went to do a System Restore and received a screen after clicking "next" to restore it to a specific point, that I've never seen before and have been using this computer for 3 years (Vista Home Basic 32 Bit).

Question 1:
My computer is 1 TB - how can I not have enough free space to restore the disk? Is this telling me that if I have a problem with my computer that I will not be able to Recover my system? How/Why did this change and what do I need to do?

Question 2:
Local Disk C: (System) says "Ready to restore" ... but it grayed out. I don't recall it being grayed out in the past, but perhaps I just didn't notice because I've never had the big CAUTION "!" show up before. Am I able to go ahead with a System Restore even though it is grayed out?

Thanks for any help/advice.

A:System Restore indicates: Not enough free space to restore the Disk?

Hello Windey,

That error means that the "RECOVERY" partition doesn't have enough free space left on it to use as working space to do the system restore on.

You should turn off system protection for the "RECOVERY" partition since it saves the shadow copy of that partition on that partition. This will delete all restore points on the "RECOVERY" partition.

You should never save anything to the "RECOVERY" partition since this is your Vista factory recovery partition. If anything should happen to the "RECOVERY" partition, you would no longer have any way to reinstall Vista unless you created a set of factory recovery discs as a backup.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have this problem where i want to restore my system, but once it goes through the process of restoring, I log back on to my computer after the initial restart to see that my system was unable to restore.
My task manager won't open as well, i get this MSG "Task manager has been disabled by your administrator". Well, I'm the administrator, so it doesn't make to much sense.

I scanned my computer with AVG, Spybot, and Malwarebyte in safemode. Which fixed one of my problems(couldn't log on). But i still cannot open my task manager or restore.

Having this problem solved would really relieve some stress. Thanks in advanced

If you need more information, feel free to ask! ill be checking back periodically

HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:47:12 AM, on 1/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointServ... Read more

A:System restore won't restore/task manager won't open

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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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Why does system restore only shows the two restore points where I backed up my computer to my external drive. And If I try to restore that, then it says, The backup drive could not be found. How would that matter though? I mean I only backed up my system to an external drive. I didn't create a system restore point to my external hd.

I created a manual system restore earlier today and now it's gone for some reason.

A:System Restore only shows limited restore points

So I created another manual restore point in System Restore but now it's also gone. Can someone help me with this, please?

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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 used system Restore to roll back Windows to 8/28/2014 to try to solve another problem (mouse freezes) and finally solved the problem with a different mouse, which installed a different driver. Problem coudl have been the mouse, the driver or both. But Firefox had lost all of its tabs.
 
I then rolled windows forward to the latest update, Firefox only gave me the "Well, this is embarrassing" dialog box,, and I was able to restore the tabs.
 
I think that the problem is that a Firefox update was making Firefox incompatible with its older sessionstore file, or something like that. Anyway, it works now.

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Hi,
Athan had asked me to create a restore point yesterday to check if my computer was still showing the restore point after a reboot. I did this and after the 1st reboot, it was fine, my restore point was stored. But i opened the system restore today, and its gone again!!!

So, i ran the disk cleanup on all the drives and deleted the restore points. After this, i created another restore point and i called it 'test2'. Everything was fine just like the 1st restore point i created and then, after a couple of reboots, NO RESTORE POINTS AGAIN. I just updated my BIOS and there is a restore point created for this by my computer, but dont know for how long it will be there

PS: I have a HP laptop, and they dint provide a Windows CD, but created a partition D:\ [HP_RECOVERY] which I am supposed to use incase of a system crash. But this drive is full, and I am unable to make any backup disks. Just letting u know cause this might be the problem
 

A:Solved: HELP! System Restore still not storing restore points

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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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System Restore is no longer creating automatic restore points. All the necessary services are set to automatic, ie: task scheduler, volume shadow copy, microsoft software volume shadow copy, windows backup, and remote procedure call.

I tried disabling SR, then performed a disc cleanup, rebooted, then enabled SR. All that did was enable me to create ONE system restore point ONLY. If i try to create an additional restore point, I get the following error message:



Help!!

abe

A:System Restore not creating automatic restore points

Hi,

You might want to try






Quote:
Do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Are any third party backup programs installed on your computer?
Verify if these two services are started and running on your computer. If it’s not started, start the services and check if you can create a system restore point.

a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup

Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.

You can check this information from services.msc. To do this follow the steps below:

a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.


From many users facing the same issue, turning off system restore for the hard disk on which Windows is installed and turning it back on seems to have solved the issue.
You may try the same.


Original Source
OS

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Maybe I have a misunderstanding of how System Restore works. Yesterday I uninstalled a program that I'd like to now get back. The company that made the program no longer offers archive downloads for that program in particular. Today it occurred to me that I could do a System Restore to when the program was still on this laptop & all would be returned as it was.

The first 2 times I tried was a total fail for returning the program but when I went back to a week ago it was there; kinda. Something is missing & it errors asking for the old install software that doesn't exist anymore (the program was purchased it 2008). Is this normal or is there more that I need to do?

A:System restore doesn't restore uninstalled software.

System Restore cannot be relied upon to reinstall programs, it is not a backup and restore program. Needed to backup this software before hand, as files will be most likely missing reasons for what you were told. How did you uninstall it through Windows Program and Features or a third party uninstaller ?

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Hi

I have windows vista (32bit) and have been having problems with system restore recently. When I try to use system restore it tells me that I have no restore points. I can make manual restore points but there are no automatic points and when I next try to use system restore often the manual restore points I made previously have disappeared!

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:System Restore Won't Generate Restore Points Automatically

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Hello everyone

I recently ran Advanced System Optimizer 3 and optimized my system in a hurry. Without thinking and to my regret, I did not manually create a system restore point before doing this.

I have noticed several changes (albeit non-major but nonetheless uncomfortably different) with my use.

1. Certain thumbnails/links which are supposed to have images on them now appear to be broken (that paper torn in half sign instead)

2. Hotmail's autocomplete whenever you start typing an email addresses' first few words no longer functions.

I have yet to discover more irregularities but as far as I know Advanced System Optimizer must have removed or deleted something after I clicked optimize now which is causing all these.

I tried to system restore it to a time before I actually ran the optimization which was about 9 am on 9th of November 2011 but all I see is an 11 am restore point on the same day in the restore point list. When I click show me more restore points, it does not show me more but remains with just the 1 point which I've said.

Is my case already a goner and it's already too late to turn back or is it possible to somehow access more previous restore points? It would be better still to access a 8th of November 2011 restore point (which again presently shows only the 9th of November point and nothing else), BEFORE I did a scan of the system even and just revert everything to how it once was.

A:System Restore not showing more restore points after clicking the box

Here's a follow up to my case, I've managed to solve problem no.1 as I found out that it occurred in almost all websites I tried to access. It mainly showed the HTML coding instead of all the usual colours and decorations. So what I did was hold shift and click refresh and it solved everything including the thumbnail not appearing issue. Apparently after doing this everytime I returned to those sites it didn't give any problems.

The Hotmail issue still persists though. I am quite an email heavy user and find this quite annoying. Whenever I click reply, it's as if I'm composing a completely new email with no address in the bar, no RE: subject and no previous incoming email which I can refer to in replying that email. The autocomplete email address email still persists.

Any help on this?

Edit: It all eventually solved itself.

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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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Hello everyone,

I have a repeat problem that I cannot explain: My system creates system restore points just fine (at least, the ones I create manually and can confirm that they are there), but they vanish upon restart.

I have a Toshiba Satellite P750 running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I discovered this issue for the first time in November 2012 when my computer had a hard crash. That was when I learned that it was deleting my restore points. I was forced to do a factory reset. After that, System Restore functioned normally--for a while. Then it began eating restore points again.

About a month ago, I had to do ANOTHER factory reset. Again, System Restore started working--creating and keeping restore points. But just a few weeks into a "brand new" system and they're completely gone again.

I can't understand why this keeps happening even after factory reset.

This is a problem I've investigated multiple times over the last few years and haven't found a solution for yet.

Does anyone here have any advice?

Thanks!

A:Laptop eats System Restore Points--even after out-of-the-box restore

I have had similar problems in the past with System Restore (the restores points don't get lost, they just don't always work) so I turned it off and just depend on imaging now, using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect). I've yet to have an image fail to 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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Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

Double check to make sure that System Protection is turned on for your Windows drive.

Next, use the free program CCleaner to see what it shows for what restore points you may have like below.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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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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Running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop with 390 GB unused HD space.

I want to restore to an earlier date, but I get a message: "There is not enough free space to restore the disk" even if I try to restore it to two days ago.

What can I do?
cb

A:There is not enough free space to restore the disk - System Restore

Hi, abredt.
Could you kindly attach a screenshot of Disk Management displaying all drives and partitions?
Thanks

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I have seen numerous people are having this problem but I have not been able to find a solution that works for me. I figured I would post my own problem and maybe somebody could recommend a solution.

I have been trying to use Windows System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created several restore points on my own but when I restart and run the program, it says I have no restore points available. I have 40 gb allocated for restore points and have used less than 10 percent of my hard drive space.

does anybody know of any good process to follow that will fix this issue and make System Restore usable.

Thanks a lot.

A:Windows 7 System restore problem no restore points

Have you tried ticking show more restore points?

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How do I re-enable System Restore after using DisableSR in an unattended setup? I get the following error: "System Restore encountered an error. Please try to run System Restore again. (0x81000203)" Either System Restore or VSS has still been making backups even though disabled and so I don't think DisableSR properly disabled it.

A:Restore System Restore after using DisableSR in unattended setup

This behavior is by design. DisableSR will limits the ongoing usefulness of System Restore on the computer. To re-enable, please try:
1. Open gpedit.msc from Start Search box.2. Navigate to the following branch.
Computer Configuration\Administrative Template\System\System Restore.
3. In the right pane, please configure the ?Turn off system restore? policy. Please set it to Not Configured.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Hi, All,

In my Win XP Pro SP1 installation, my System Restore has a very erratic "memory." It usually only remembers restore points from a few days back, and often times forgets all of my restore points. Even though I regularly create manual restore points (install apps, etc.), they never seem to be available more than a day or so after I create them.

My settings look like this:

Turn off System Restore on all drives: NOT checked
My C: drive: Monitoring
Max disk space: 3.6GB (12%)
My D: drive: Monitoring
etc.

I've also examined the registry (HKLM\Soft\M$\WinNT\CV\SysRest, blah blah) and the keys look good (at default values). Any idea why my System Restore is so brain dead?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

---Jason
 

A:WinXP: System Restore loses restore points?

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I am trying to restore my computer because it launches into system recovery. After I get to the recovery options I tried to do system restore but it tells me there isn't enough space on the disk.

Thanks

A:Can't do system restore , not enough free space to restore the disk

Also I have been trying to fix this for 1 month

Anyone who can help will receive rep

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Hi;

Brand new laptop running Vista 32-bit. Went to verify that System Resore was periodically creating restore points, and despite the app appearing to be set-up correctly, there are no auto restore points listed- just the ones generated by various software chages. Any suggestions what's going on because as mentioned, the feature is active- just not automatically establishing restore points-

Many thanks in advance
Webz
 

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Hi,

I've made a restore point using system restore and saved the image onto my external HDD and later restored it to its factory state using Dell Local Backup.

However, now that I want to restore from the image on my external HDD, I can't find the entry in system restore since I've restored my system using Dell Local Backup and it probably deleted the entry.

Can anyone help me with this please?

Thanks

A:Restore from an image without an entry present in System Restore

Restore Point
System Restore Point - Create
or
System image
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Hi,
I have windows 8 Pro With Media Center installed on my laptop (Vostro 1015 320 GB HDD & 4 GB RAM). I just have the OS, MS office 2K13, foxit reader, KIS 2K14 and Paragon Partition Master installed (which I do not use at all). Since two days ago System Restore Checkpoint Creation / Restore is not working. The error message says that I do not have sufficient privilege for the operation to succeed. Although my machine is working, I need this to work as i have all my personal data on it. A backup is there but can this issue be resolved without a fresh install since volume of data is quite big and important ? Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks...

A:System Restore Checkpoint Creation / Restore Problem

Originally Posted by samrat


A backup is there but can this issue be resolved without a fresh install since volume of data is quite big and important ? Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks...



Are you saying your Restore Points are your only form of Backup for all your data?

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I am running XP Pro SP 2. I started a restore process. Things seemed to be working fine, until the status bar showed about 90% completion. It has now been hung up there for about 1 to 1.5 hours I am getting the impression the process is not going to complete. How do I get my self out of this predicament?

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I have a problem with System Restore only keeping restore points 5 days back at the most. So for example, the oldest restore point I have currently is from September 6, 2007. I've had this Vista x64 install for around a month now. I should have restore points dating back to about August 1st or so.

I've got plenty of HD space too......around 500GB free I believe so that's not an issue. I don't have any viruses. I bet this is an easy fix, it's just that I don't know what that is. Vista is supposed to automatically make restore points every day doesn't it? According to this post at this site, Vista is supposed to save restore points for around 136 years. http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread82418.html

While I don't need it that long, I'd like it save them for around 6 months to a year or even whatever the default is supposed to be. I had a problem with a Windows update about a month ago. I think it was a security update or something. Anyway, I don't know which one or why, but it borked my system and I couldn't even boot, not even in Safe Mode. So I put the Vista x64 DVD in and went to use System Restore and I didn't have any restore points. I had no other choice than to reinstall Windows. I just want to know why it's doing this and how I can stop it before I have to use System Restore again and I have to reinstall again.

Thanks in advance!
 

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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 am trying to completely wipe my computer clean by using the windows 7 disc. Problem is i cant get the disc to boot on star up.

A:System restore, I cant restore my computer with a windows 7 disc

Where did you get "the windows 7 disc" ?
Maybe it is a bad disc ?
Is your BIOS setup to boot from the optical disc as the first device ?

This tutorial has everything needed to reinstall Windows including where to get the latest Windows installation ISO and how to burn it to DVD.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
You do need a valid genuine readable COA key for your licensed version.

Is this an OEM PC such as HP, Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, ... , or a custom/home built ?
Did your PC come with Ultimate pre-installed ?

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Hello,

I just did a system restore to fix some stupid software and after I did that, the computer hung up on the welcome screen. After several hard power off and restarts, I decided to do the undo system restore from Safe Mode as that is the only way I could access anything without the computer freezing up. I did that, and now the computer rebooted, but as soon as I clicked on something, it froze up again. It's been stuck for 11 minutes now. What to do???? This computer is less than two months old.

A:system restore & undo restore freezing computer

How exactly are you doing this System Restore? Via disc or though System Protection? Also, is your computer quite hot? There might be a chance that it is overheating.

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Ok, I am totally slipping! HP computer came with 98 they upgraded to 2000 or XP, then tried to use the recovery disk. Per link, tried all that. It did go through all the step correct except for fdisk, says “ no fixed disk present”. It is also showing as a: is the CD, b: is the floppy, and c: is hard drive. Cords ok, hard drive ok, can go to C:> dir and it shows a directory, YET, when trying to reformat, get an error “Can not find any hard disk drives installed on your computer. Make sure they are properly connected blahblahblah, Set up can not continue.”
When I boot without any CD, I get “operation system not found”
I went into BIOS and reset to default in case they tinkered in there. Can’t start in Safe mode either. It is a Pavillion 6553.

Suggest?

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/docume...=en&#N10022
 

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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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Hello everybody

Finally finished the project I started, because I found that if I wanted to run System Restore on my computer ( with Windows Vista ), it took ages before it opened.
The tools provide the ability to run a Restore Point,
without the standard interface of System Restore.
Please read the readme file for more info.

Kind regards
Sweet

A:Run Restore points without the standard interface of System Restore

Yet again another nice tool Sweet

Tom

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1. Computer: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit, 298 GB HD

I used this laptop to get access to internet to repair my home computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit). First I messed permissions on home computer and then also on this laptop. Windows installer didn't work on any of them. I managed to repair it on Windows 7 Ultimate with gpedit.msc and installer was fine. However, permissions still weren't. So I gave a try subinacl.msi and reset.bat. It did repair some but not all of the permissions to default. I therefore decided to do a system restore. It took for over two hours and then came up with 'not enough disk space'. I decided to do it again, however, this time a message 'no system restore points have been created' appeared. I knew there are system restore points as I had seen them two hours back. I thought it was something with permissions. So I took ownership of SVI, giving SYSTEM and Administrators full control. I also checked HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Reliability.

I also started and set to automatic the following services:
Windows Event Log
Windows Volume Shadow Copy

The right drive was selected for the restore point.

Is there any thing/service I missed?

SVI is set to 'read only for the content' and I have selected the right hard drive to make system restore on. The selected one is C:\ with OS on it and the other one is F:\ which has system protection off. Is that ok?

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A:System Restore enabled but no restore points created

Help anyone?

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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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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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Firstly, I can only create manual restore points in System Restore but they usually disappear
overnight and, as a novice, I am at a loss to understand this.
 

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I have a toshiba laptop A105 sieries. I got a real nasty worm and could not get rid of it.
I then stuck in the restore disc and did a complete erase of my harddrive. I am now trying to install the operating system off of the restore disc and I am not able to. Can someone please help me. I have went into the bios and set it to boot from dvd rom but then all it does is say recovering. 32 min later when it is done I try to boot from hard drive it ask me if I want to start windows normally. I select it and then nothing happens. I go back to bios and it says bood from hard drive but no go. If I go back into bios and have it boot from the recover disc it's the same thing all over. I don't know what I am doing and am a little confused no, really confused. Thanking you in advance for any help any one could give me.
 

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So my little sisters boyfriend deleted all the history on my Google Chrome, 'to free up space' and I think he's been on something weird on my laptop, and want to find out. I googled how to get the history back and the other thing I fully understood was to do a System Restore to back before he deleted it. I did that three times to different points in time, definitely before he did it and it hasn't changed anything. If anyone else has any ideas they would be much appreciated, although please bear in mind I'm not massively great with computers! Thank you
 

A:How to restore Chrome history, system restore not working?

I don't think you can get it back unless you had a backup, System Restore doesn't affect data so that's why it doesn't work.

Why do you need the History restored anyways?
 

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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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Updating Adobe Reader resulted in many files and almost all icons being lost.  Did System Restore from 1-10-2014.
All Outlook Express Folders, Emails, and Address Book lost.   30% of screen Icons did not restore.  Norton won't book due to missing file.   Office 2007 tries to reload but shows missing files.   Any suggestions?

A:System Restore Did Not Restore Address Book(wab) & Many Icons

Adobe Reader doesn't and has not been able to perform what you describe. Where did you get Adobe Reader installer from? System Restore does not backup all files your outlook express stuff should be backed up manually.

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I thought I had fixed this a month ago by turning off System Restore & then turning on again, with a restart in between.  That was the last restore I tried, & it worked.
 
I can create restore points, no problem.  The computer also seems to be making System Checkpoints.
Today I tried a System Restore to test it, & it went through the motions, then said "Your computer could not be restored..." etc.
 
Wandering around on Google I've seen comments that you should disable System Restore while installing new programs.  I copied over accessories & games today that I had previously lost.  I made a restore point part way along in that process.
I've also seen suggestions that AVG may stop System Restore from restoring.  Is this correct?  It has AVG 2013.
 
Running WinXP Pro on a Latitude D610.
Thanks for answers...

A:System restore creates points but can't restore to them

I'm running AVG 2013 and haven't experienced any problems with System Restore.
 
You should make a restore point prior to installing programs, especially with downloads that now have third party software bundled with them, so that if you don't like what you have you can restore to the closest time prior to the installation.
 
Have you tried restore points other than the one which didn't work?

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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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Hello experts

I recently installed a program that promised 'the moon", you know, Make your system faster, recover lost memory, speed everything up, etc., etc, etc!!

Yup, I should have known better!! BUT, temptation won over me again!! The name of the program by the way is PC BOOSTER. I am sure that many of you have heard of it!!

Well, after it installed and automatically decided what to change, adjust and "optimize" (HA!) it required that Windows must restart. I said OK. Then Windows would not restart. I can't even explain what the heck it was doing but restarting was NOT IT.

Well, I put my Windows XP CD in the CD drive and re-booted. WIn XP offdered to REPAIR or SETUP (from scratch). I thought repair sounded like the right thing. However, I was then asked to enter the Administrator password. Since I never established any such thing I entered nothing (blank) and prssed ENTER. It just asked me for that password 2 more times and then forced me to re-start. GREAT....back to where I started.

My goal was to restart WIN XP and then run System Restore. When I finally did get Windows to restart (which I can't explain either) System Restore left me hanging with "no previous checkpoints to restore to"!! I don't get it!! System Restore had been "monitoring" like it's supposed to" so, WHY NO PREVIOUS CHECKPOINTS TO RESTORE TO??

Can anyone explain any of this to me??
I'm just a cavity....fill me in??

Thanks

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A:System Restore.....NO PreVIOUS checkpoints to restore to

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System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB)

When I create a restore point, it take s a min or two then says it creates successfully, but when I open system restore, it shows no restore points.

I have already made sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running & set on Automatic AND I Reset the Repository.

Still it does not work.

Thank you for any further ideas.

A:System Restore not holding restore points

  
Quote: Originally Posted by prossv


System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB) <- -



Hello prossv, welcome to Seven Forums!


Surly this must be an error, the allotted storage space can't be set this high?

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