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Restored my system to an earlier date but files are missing.

Q: Restored my system to an earlier date but files are missing.

I had a virus and I restored my system to an earlier date and files that should of been there on another drive are missing. Files like pictures and documents, how do I get them back. thank you

A: Restored my system to an earlier date but files are missing.

Hi LST! I feel ur burden coz' it's one of the biggest problem I had during my very first encounter to system restore. First of what Operating System do you have?

Have you tried performing Undo my last System Restore? Performing this action would allow you to recover your documents and photos.

For win xp:

1. Log on as administrator.
2. Click "Start", point to "All Programs", point to "Accessories", point to "System Tools", and then click "System Restore". The System Restore application should start.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click "Undo my last restoration", and then click "Next". You might get a system message that lists the changes that are about to be made during the restoration click "OK"
4. On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click "Next". The original Windows XP configuration will be restored. This might take a few minutes. After the system restore has completed, the computer will restart.
5. After the computer restarts, log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears. Click "OK".

For win vista & win 7:
1. Log on as administrator.
2. Click Start and type System Restore in the search box. From the list of results, click System Restore.
3. Click Undo my last restoration and click Next.
4. Review your choices and click Finish. Your computer will restart once the process is complete.
5.. After the computer restarts, log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears. Click "OK".

After "Undoing your last System Restore" You may now be able to backup your documents & photos. You can now run System Restore again from a different restore point.

Our second issue is virus problem right? If all of the dates for your System Restore would make some of ur documents & photos missing. You may also try to full scan your computer using an antivirus software.

Anyways, what antivir do you have? We must be sure that it is up to date so that it would be able to delete or quarantine (or repair files if necessary) all the identified virus/potentially harmful object in your computer.

Hope it would be a help to fix your problems.

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My PC wouldn't boot up this morning, after the third or fourth attempt it finally did. The System event log had the following entry: Restored system to an earlier restore point. How can I determine what was actually done (or undone)?

A couple of seconds afterward this was posted in the Application log:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: StartupRepairOnline
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: 6.1.7600.16385
P2: 6.1.7600.16385
P3: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
P4: 7
P5: 1
P6: AutoFailover
P7: 1
P8: BadDriver
P9:
P10:

Attached files:

These files may be available here:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportQueue\Critical_6.1.7600.16385_8f9ac01578725ee3cf47a54f1d2 ddce1b9a13f_cab_1128619f

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 2af694c6-ff70-11de-ad5a-00241dcdb4c2

BTW, both of these messages were Informational.

Thanks

A:Restored system to an earlier restore point

Usually before a restore point is used, the system will make a restore point, so that you can return to it if necessary. If one was created, tell SR you want to go back to that point. Before you are actually sent back, you are given an option to see what will be changed. Utilize that option. Hope that the earlier point is there, to check


Using System Restore in Windows 7

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I started having a problem with my computer freezing up about 5 days ago, I did a scan, no problem, my memory is fine, only using about 60%. Then I went to do a system restore, but the problem is there is no restore dates in my system before, so I cant put it back to an earlier date, and the info that is showing does not say how to restore it from the day that I am trying to restore it, HELP!!!!!!! My computer is a compaq, 32 bit, 160 gig, 1.5 gig ram, and I am using Panda virus system

A:How do I do a system restore to an earlier date?

Originally Posted by richmex


I started having a problem with my computer freezing up about 5 days ago, I did a scan, no problem, my memory is fine, only using about 60%. Then I went to do a system restore, but the problem is there is no restore dates in my system before, so I cant put it back to an earlier date, and the info that is showing does not say how to restore it from the day that I am trying to restore it, HELP!!!!!!! My computer is a compaq, 32 bit, 160 gig, 1.5 gig ram, and I am using Panda virus system



The information below is on how to do a system restore for Vista. If you do not have a restore date, you are not going to be able to restore to an earlier date.

How do I... Create and use System Restore in Windows Vista

You may want to check your event viewer to see if any errors are recorded.

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I have to system restore to 6/9/08 to be able to log on to the internet. I have to do it everyday because for some reason it goes back to not letting me log on the next day. I am assuming that something happened on the 10th but I don't know how to find out what happened.

I use Windows XP. I know it is not an internet connection problem because I can get on after I system restore. Can anyone help me?
 

A:Must system restore to earlier date to log onto internet

Are there updates being installed after you roll back your system??
It is possible that there is a piece of malware that was set to go off on the 10th. Prehaps you should try posting your problem in the malware forum.

When you are unable to connect to the internet. What happens when you run a traceroute to google.com?
 

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I posted this in the internet forum and someone said to try here. I have to system restore to 6/9/08 every day to be able to log on to the internet. I don't know what malware is but was told that could be the issue. I don't even know how to check if that is the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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windows xp system restore would not go back to an earlier date (bold date on calender) In the past it has. creating a date chose todays date...no resolution to problem...Please help.
 

A:system restore will not go back to an earlier date

Hi and welcome to TSG.
http://kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm

One of your restore points may be corrupted which can prevent other restore points from working.
You may have Clear all restore points.

Right click My Computer>properties.
Click on system restore tab.
Select Turn off System Restore>click Apply and restart Pc.
This will delete all restore points.
Once restarted..go back to System Restore tab and deselect Turn off System Restore.
Now click Start menu.
Programs>accessories>system tools>System Restore.
Choose the option Create a restore point.
Enter a description.
Click Create.
 

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Hi My friend has a lap top that his room mate allowed someone else to 'fix' a few months back. This guy deleted all of my friends work related files and his pictures. The only thing I know to do is system restore but the list does not go back far enough to be of any help. Can an earlier date be reached? Or is there another way to recover files and pictures that were deleted 3 or 4 months ago? He left the lap top with me in hope that I could find a solution. I told him I would ask here for help.
 

A:Need system restore date much earlier than on list

System restore only restores system files and settings. It doesn't touch pictures and documents.

The only way to restore these types of files would be to use a file recovery application. But even then, being that this happened 3-4 months ago, it's highly unlikely that even these applications would be able to find any useful data, as the files have most likely been overwritten.
 

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Good Day, I'm new here and I've got a strange sort of problem. Recently my computer decided that system restore would come up stating that it couldn't restore my computer to that day's date. It also states that this is the result of an improper shutdown which was done during the system restore. The only thing is I hadn't done a system restore during that time. I tried going back before the date by two days and although it said that the restore was done successfully it still comes up now it comes up with the same message and the day's date that the computer has been started up. Has anyone ever seen this and do you have any ideas on how to correct it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Regards,
WAR1

A:System Restore keeps saying it can't be restored to today's date

I would think it was something that is corrupted in the system restore database or however is stores the information.

Only thing i could think of, would be to turn off the system restore for a day or two, then try turning it back on (might forget the old restores).

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Hi folks, I have a partitioned hard drive. All my Windows files etc. are on C: and I leave D: empty. I just recovered my Windows to an earlier Windows image and D: is now filled with folders. I have included an image. Can I delete these? They shouldn't be there.

A:Restored from earlier image now D has folders in it

Did you intentionally restore the image to the D drive?

Post a picture of Windows Disk Management.

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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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XP OS

Was infected with what I believe is the securty essentials virus. I was able to go in safe mode and restore previous setting to a week earlier.

It started normally and ran Malwarebytes and no virus found. However since incident it reboots approx every 15 minutes.
After it restarts I get the windows that windows has recovered from serious problem this is what details show.

This is the error receive:

BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : F729A8ED BCP3 : B9895670
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_

C:\DOCUME~1\name\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa44b.dir00\Mini022712-03.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\name\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERa44b.dir00\sysdata.xml

Suggestions?

Thanks Ron

A:security essentials virus, restored to earlier point, computer rebooting

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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I set a restore date, and now it won't let me go there because it only goes back a month. I am constantly having to set the computer back, certain files just disappear if I don't go back in time.
 

A:I need to set restore date to an earlier date than it will let me.

Then you've got some sort of problem with your system. You shouldn't have to be doing that. I've had to do a system restore maybe twice in the last 10 years.
 

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Hello,
It's the newbie with a problem.
I have a Dell 600m running XP PRO. Earlier the computer gave me the dreaded blue screen displaying there had been an "error" and windows had been shut down to keep the computer from turning into a paper weight. A check stated bad software as one posibile reason.
When I tried to use system restore, the system was unable to return to an earlier date. I tried 3 different dates.
I did install a Microsoft flight controller the other day,a plug and play,and only to test it. The controller worked fine.May this have had something to do with the problem?
Also, before I installed the flight controller,the system was acting strange. It would freeze up. The freezing up happened the first time about 10 days before the controler was installed,and the system froze I think maybe 3 times total before the blue screen today. The times it froze were a few days apart and for what seemed like no reason. I'd be typing and poof...it was frozen.

A little history,
I've had the computer for a little over 5 years now,never having any problems,but I only use it for checking email and checking web sites like eBay and craigslist and some help forums such as this one. Never any "risky" web sites and I never open unknown email.

It has Norton AV and always has since new. Once in awhile the Norton would display it found "something" but I have no idea what and assumed the problem was resolved after following the Norton instructi... Read more

A:System restore can't restore to earlier date

It may help to find out what the BSOD is actually telling you...Guideline is here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176011/how-to-receive-help-diagnosing-blue-screens-and-windows-crashes/Read through it and post what you find back here and someone may be able to guide you as to what your problem really is...I really dought that the "Flight Controller" is causing this unless it has a corrupt driver...But you stated that these problems started before it's installation...

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Hi!

I downloaded a skin just for try but it wasn't that good so tried to get rid of it. I restored the system to an earlier restore point and the theme was deleted but the new icons remained; I deleted the iconcache.db and after rebooting the icons still stayed the same. Then I expanded the max cached icons tp 1024 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Mircrosoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer (in fact i had to create a new string with Max Cached Icons) but still nothing happens to the icons.
I could manually change them to default icons by right clicking on them, properties (selecting default values here does work.. ) but i don't want to do this to all icons on my pc

can anybody help me, i want to get rid of this icons

A:Win 7 Icons not restored after iconcache.db deleted/restored system

Did you delete iconcache as described here? Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Please help,,
Hit wrong key and lost bunch of files. Everything was okay at first then I played with computer and 30 minutes later lost files. Need to restore to yesterdays settings or whatever I need to do to get original settings. Tried to restore using system tools but no "restore" item. What do I do now? Really need some expertise. Computer is a Dell PC with Windows 2000 Professionl. Looking forward to any and all replies.
Thanks now,
Hara
 

A:Restore to earlier date

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There has been something strange going on with a shared PC at work for a while. Files have been disappearing, whole folders have been disappearing. I removed the two SATA hard drives and ran a data recovery utility on them while they were connected to another PC by a HDD dock. I was able to find the files I was looking for, but when I reconnected the drives, the PC had reverted back to its state from about two or three years ago. Programs, files-everything that had been updated is gone. Is it possible that I did not reconnect the drives correctly? I handled them very carefully. I've done this before and I've never had this issue. P.S. The initial issue (data disappearing) seems to have had something to do with system updates. Any help would be greatly appreciated as our QuickBooks files and everything are at stake here. Thanks.
Service Pack 3 on Microsoft XP Professional
Both drives have 465G with over 400G free on both

A:Help! PC Has Reverted to An Earlier Date!

Do you mean your profile had changed or files outside the profile. Find cmd.exe right click choose run as admin then type chkdsk c: /f it will say disk locked test on start day yes. Repeat for other drive same cmd just change c to other drive letter. Did you dismount the drives correctly that could give problems if you didnt

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I am trying to perform a restore from and earlier date (actually only 2 days earlier). Nonetheless, the restore never gets past "initializing" stage. The "wheel" continues to spin, but judging from the hard drive indicator, there is nothing happening....a single blink every 30 sec or so. Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Restore to earlier date

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PatrickRobinson


I am trying to perform a restore from and earlier date (actually only 2 days earlier). Nonetheless, the restore never gets past "initializing" stage. The "wheel" continues to spin, but judging from the hard drive indicator, there is nothing happening....a single blink every 30 sec or so. Thanks in advance for your help.


Further, I am trying to restore to a couple of days ago because I believe I picked up some spyware. I noticed that Windows defender is turned off, and I am unable to turn it back on. Help...thanks.

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Hello

Everyone I am new here so I thank you for allowing me to be a part of the community. I do have a problem which is how I found you all. Problem being that after being out in cyberspace for awhile I noticed that my computer was acting sluggish so I thought that I would restore to a earlier restore point. It started restoring as usual but got hung up at around 80% finished so I rebooted and started again just to see that it did the same thing. I feel that I picked up something and it is waiting to wreck havoc on my computer at anytime. I seemed to be able to do certain task offline but when online everything gets sluggish again. I tried emptying my cache and deleting my cookies but still the same results. So I was just wondering if someone here had an answer to the problem without me having to reformat my hard drive. This by the way is a laptop computer that I am speaking of. Thanks very much for your time and help in advance if any.

Bocca3

A:restoring to a earlier date!

do you have Zone Alarm

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There has been something strange going on with a shared PC at work for a while. Files have been disappearing, whole folders have been disappearing. I removed the two SATA hard drives and ran a data recovery utility on them while they were connected to another PC by a HDD dock. I was able to find the files I was looking for, but when I reconnected the drives, the PC had reverted back to its state from about two or three years ago. Programs, files-everything that had been updated is gone. Is it possible that I did not reconnect the drives correctly? I handled them very carefully. I've done this before and I've never had this issue. P.S. The initial issue (data disappearing) seems to have had something to do with system updates. Any help would be greatly appreciated as our QuickBooks files and everything are at stake here. Thanks.
Service Pack 3 on Microsoft XP Professional
Both drives have 465G with over 400G free on both

A:Help! PC Has Reverted to An Earlier Date!

I believe that Quickbooks files are stored online these days...the base program can be downloaded/installed anytime, in my experience with a home user.  Your problems could be an indicator of hard drive problems, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
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Hello,

One of my programs has been deleted. I need to restore back at least 2 months. How do I do this? I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista 32bit Home Edition.
Thank you,
Sindi

A:Restoring my computer to an earlier date.

Hello, use this Tutorial : System Restore - How to

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Basiclly this morning i over wrote my courseowrk with a file of the earlier date. and lost all my work which i had done yesterday.

My question is can i restore it to a previous date, get the original file back, so recover the changes??

I have tried many pieces of software which has let my computer irddle with spyware and virus's is there any hope for me??

Also i should mention that on the document properties it was created on the 12th but was last modified on the 10th so i was wondering could i change it so it walast modified on the 12th and gaining all my work?>?

Thankyou
 

A:Restoring a document to an earlier date.

I would say, no, unless you made a copy of file before you overwrote it. Once its overwritten you loose the changes.

What i suggest you do is when working on a file, is run Save As immediately and append the date on file name and save it, then you will only be working on that date's file and you get the benefit of having multiple copies as well.
 

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I am not tech savvy and having trouble with my pc. So, I thought I'd restore it to when it worked fine, about two weeks ago. I went to Win site and tried their solutions, but the actions didn't work as they defined them and I got error about restoring not possible due to syntax or something (lost the message). My Dell XPS was starting to run "odd". I would use the desk top icon for Google Chrome to open and instead it went to the bottom tray, and would not open. I did try to fix this, to no avail and I really don't understand much of the solution. Sorry.
First, do u think a restore to earlier date would fix? Why would pc stop letting me use desk icon to open Chrome? I'm unaware of any changes I made that would affect it. If I uninstalled Chrome and re-installed, do u think that would fix it? Also, sites like FB and IE crash a lot and that wasn't happening. I do have virus/mal ware protection, but maybe it's one of those. dang

Sorry to be a lame user, but I just can't seem to fix this and I need help from people who know better. BUT, please please remember I am not all that tech savvy. I appreciate your time.

A:Novice needs help restoring PC to earlier date --

  
Quote: Originally Posted by debnova


I went to Win site and tried their solutions,


Not sure at all what that means.

Normally--if you want to restore to a previous point in time, you would choose from the following:

1: A "System Restore" via Windows menus. This isn't a full restore but will often solve many issues.
If System Restore is activated on your PC, then you should have several dates to choose from, dating back a few weeks or months. Some people deliberately turn off System Restore, but it is active and usable by default unless you did turn it off.

2: A formal restoration of an image made at an earlier date by either Windows Backup and Restore or some other imaging application such as Macrium. I assume you are NOT referring to this, but could be wrong.

3: A restore to "factory state" as the machine was on the day you bought it, through a partition placed on your hard drive by Dell or through a CD you burned after you got the PC. This would not restore you to a few days or weeks ago, but only to the day you bought it.

If you are not referring to one of those 3 methods, tell us what other "solutions" you did try from the "Win site" SPECIFICALLY. I have no idea what that means.

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How do I reset my desktop computer to an earlier date when my monitor looks like it did before it became mostly black and white?

A:Reset computer to earlier date

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You may have a more serious issue on your hands. However, a restore would be a good choice:

How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help

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face of home page suddenly changed completely.
no favorite bar...no google search on the page......all messed up. no probs getting on net though
so im trying to restore to a date maybe 4 days ago. windows 7 ultimate
heres what Im doing
start menu
right click computer
click properties
click system protection
after that is where the confusion and problems are setting in
every time I go to restore it keeps restoring me to like a few minutes ago
PLEASE HELP !! ASAP
 

A:problem restoring to an earlier date

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i have some sort of spyware, virus and i wanted to restore to earlier date as having done this before always works. this time it tells me something due to "group policy" i can't and i have to contact my adm. Does this mean it's turned off? I didn't turn it off, secondly i am the adm! suggestions?

A:can't restore to earlier date, contact administrator

Sounds like whatever you got on your computer has disabled your ability to use system restore. You could try logging on the "administrator" account in safe mode, but I suggest getting help from the analysts in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum.

For help removing the malware/virus, follow these instructions and then start a new thread in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum.

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

Also, be patient as the analysts are very busy and it could take them a while to get to you.

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Last night I turned my computer off for the night(some thing I normally do not do) I turned it back on this morning with odd changes like it had restored to a way earlier date. Missing folders, my monitors were switched around, missing content from my desk top,,a couple programs missing and need to be reinstalled even the browser that I have been using appears missing need to reinstall it ( Chrome). I haven't ran a virus check yet. I will be doing shortly.
Is it possible the computer reverted its self back to old restore date for what ever reason or do I need to move this post to the General Security thread...

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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, 1024 Mb
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Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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Last night I was looking for a engine service manual for my car. I thought I found one but had to download a "tool bar" first. The site said the uninstaller was included. I'm not very computer savy, but after downloading this, nothing was working. I couldn't get their ad off my screen. So this morning I restored my computer to 8/8/2012 when it was working fine. The tool bar went away, but my computer is really slow, freezing up a lot and some of the sites I use all the time, facebook for one, when I try to go there I get a message that says "unable to find locale data files. please reinstall" I have no idea what that means. Sorry if I seem dumb to everyone here. I don't know much about computers, just that I'm very frustrated right now. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to give the name of the toolbar, which by the way did nothing to help me find a service manual. I would appreciate anyone that can help me solve this. Thank you.Edit: Moved topic from to the more appropriate forum. Roger

A:problem after restoring computer to earlier date

Never mind...after some googling, I reinstalled Google Chrome (after UNinstalling it a few months back) and now all is well again.

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Hello,
I updated my OS - Windows 7 Professional and I saw that lot of features were not working properly today. I wanted to restore my computer but I saw that all restore points where no longer there. I created one manually today but when I check "Show more restoring points" I don't have earlier options.

Is there a way to find my earlier points of restore?

A:How to restore to an earlier date without restoring point!

Hello dordi and welcome to Seven Forums.

As far as I know, if restore points are no longer showing they cannot be retrieved. You say you began experiencing problems after updating your 7 Pro. Were these the "Patch Tuesday" updates released on 4/9? If yes, one of those updates (KB 2823324) has since been pulled by Microsoft because it was causing problems.

MS pulls & recommends uninstalling KB 2823324?

I'd try removing that one first and see if the problems are solved. If not, try removing the rest of the updates and then reinstall just one at a time. Reboot your computer after each install.

Windows Update - Uninstall an Update

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Ok I have not done an official backup of win7, although after I get this mess straightened out, I will be using Acronis.

Now I seemed to really messed up trying to delete Adobe Reader & Acrobat and instead of using their uninstall programs, I used Windows Install Cleaner & well, it left some things behind that is prohibiting me from doing a clean install of Acrobat.

So I was wondering if there was any type of default registry in win7 that allows me to reset the computer to an earlier date before my goof up?

Thanks.

A:Best way to reset win7 settings to an earlier date?

control panel \ backup and restore, then pick "recover system settings or your computer" and open System Restore, then just pick a point before you installed adobe acrobat

If you only use acrobat for viewing PDF can I suggest something a bit less obtrusive such as perfect pdf reader

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I've been using Windows 7's Backup and Restore to back up the 500-GB hard drive on my laptop. The hard drive has about 290 GB of data on it; I'm backing up onto an otherwise blank 1-TB USB external drive. The first backup took ~1-2 days, and used about 400 GB. The next couple of weekly backups were much faster (less than an hour or two).

When I ran Backup yesterday, it took more than a day to complete. When it finished, it displayed the message, "Check backup settings - Your computer has been restored to an earlier point in time. As a result, your backup settings might be out of date." It gives a backup size of 762 GB. At most I've only added a few GB of data to my hard drive each week.

Any ideas on what would cause this? I have never (knowingly) restored this hard drive from a backup, nor have I used System Restore on this computer.

On a Microsoft site it was suggested that I run "sfc /scannow". When I did so, it went through the verification phase of the scan, reported "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations," then exited. Would this imply that the Backup and Restore behavior is not caused by issues that sfc scan would address?

A:"Your computer has been restored to an earlier point in time"

Welcome aboard, Frank
Is there any mere possibility that you have clicked on the restore option mistakenly ? It should not happen using the backup setup.... and there is no integrity violation found

As you use the backup feature regularly, better you try Macrium Reflect . A lot of SF members are highly satisfied with it .

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OK, my OS is Windows 7 64-bit. Lately, whenever I start my laptop, the computer clock at the bottom right hand side keep resetting back to 10th January 2008. Also if I do an immediate restart, this problem does not occur.

I have to then manually change the computer clock.

What is the cause of this? How do I solve this problem? Please advise! Thanks!

A:My computer clock keeps resetting back to an earlier date

The cause of this is usually that the motherboard battery has died or is failing. These are button-cell types, typically CR2032. Check your motherboard manual for instructions on how to replace it.

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I shut my XP computer down last night. When I started it up this morning the computer reverted back to a later date. This has happens before and out of the blue I would get my stuff back. I don't have time to wait this time around. I did my paperwork for the tax man last night ( in Word) and now it is gone. went looking for it and its poof . I looked in C:\Documents and Settings\WORK\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\ for a back up its not there . Because it reverted back to what ever date everything that has been recently saved is gone. Is there anything I can do to get my stuff back? Or at least my word doc.
 

A:Solved: Restored back to a later date

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I had both the time and the date in the system tray, but then I decided to select the classic scheme. (I'm picky about the colors, and it seemed that I needed to do that to get the full flexibility I needed). I'm happy with the scheme but the only drawback is now the system tray contains the time but not the date. (I get the date only by hovering in that area). Is there a way to tell windows to put the date back in there or do I have to use a third party utility to do this?

Thanks
~Paul

A:System tray date missing

Paul, try to left click on the clock and then change settings.

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Ive got vista x64 and Im tryin to figure out how to sort a folder by the date I DLed the contents. In Xp it was np but I cant seem to get it work in vista. Ive tried Date Received Date Modified Date Taken... everything with Date in the sort type and none of em work they either dont change at all or just end up in abc order. What Im goin for is sorting the contents exactly by date and time of how they ended up in the folder. Any ideas? Also before I forget about it. Ive got a folder on an HDD that wasnt modified when I installed vista I installed vista on a completely new HDD. Now in windows explorer in vista that folder thats on a completely separate drive is missing roughly 100 files completely randomly. Not any specific order I can find to whats missing (date, abc, etc) theyre just not showin up. The file size of the folder doesnt indicate theyve been deleted they just arent showin up.

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Hi, I have an Asus Eeepc Netbook with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. I don't see the network icon (for some reason it disappeared) or the time in system tray. I went through the steps outlined here unsuccessfully. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
(I checked Device Manager and there are no conflicts, the network adapters are all there and showing no problems).

A:Network icon and time/date missing from System Tray

Hello! Try clicking on the little icon, and then customize. Then turn on all the notifications & icons you want from there.

Tell me how you get on!
Thanks!

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Hi, 

I've recently upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 enterprise. I have onedrive account with files synced to cloud, before upgrading i've backed up onedrive files locally in my computer. Some of those files can't be opened after upgrade, formats include
.docx and .xlsx and .png. Most of these files were in direct onedrive main/root folder rather than in subfolders. As i can see those images in subfolders can be opened but not doc and excel files.

How can i view those files again, why have they become corrupt, what could I do in future to prevent these problems

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A few days ago i noticed that i couldnt update some programs and discovered that my date had changed to 2004! So i updated the date and when i re-started my computer and checked the bios, it had changed again. So i assumed it was battery problem and replaced it. So now the date is correct in BIOS but when it enters windows, the date is back at 2004 again! So i'm guessing it's a virus.
-Along with this, i haven't been able to open some applications and get the messaage 'the program is not a valid Win32 application'.
-Then even when trying to get a 'hijackthis log'' i had to rename the file as it would allow me to run it otherwise (get 'another program is using this file).
-Finally, recently, my internet connection/browser has been messing up really badly, such as not loading up page 1st time (have to keep pressing reload) or loading a page all muddled up and cannot update AVG because it is not connecting. So a bit of a list!! Pls help! Here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:11:04 PM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

A:Problem with opening certain files and system date keeps changing

Being helped here:
http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/index.php?showtopic=120787

Please don't post to multiple forums.
 

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Hey, folks. I read the "please read" post, but I'm not the most tech savvy fellow around, so I apologize if I'm omitting valuable information.

Over the summer, I bought a new laptop: an HP Pavillion dv6700 Notebook PC. I very much like it, but in late September, my hard drive crashed. It warned me that a crash was imminent, so I backed up my files beforehand. When it crashed, since it was under warranty, I took it in, and my HD has been replaced. It's a Western Digital hard drive, if that matters.

Well, I got my computer back today and performed a restore. The folks who worked on it gave the PC the name TEST-PC. The first time around, they'd called it OWNER-PC. I changed the name back. Also, they gave me the user name TEST. They'd previously called me OWNER. I changed it back. I performed a full restore from my external hard drive, and it seems to have gone successfully. However, every time I boot my PC, I'm still getting the user settings for the starting-from-scratch user they created for me. I can't access the user that has all my old files and settings as his default.

What do I need to do to be that user again?

Here's what my system info says:
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Model: HP Pavillion dv6700 Notebook PC
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CU t5550 @ 1.83 GHz 1.83 GHz
Memory (RAM): 3070 MB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
Computer name: Owner-PC
Full computer name: Owner-PC
Workgroup: WORKGROUP

When I go to my computer's Users fol... Read more

A:Restored my system - how can I log in as my restored self?

Hi. . .

What files were copied back onto the laptop (e.g., user profile folders/files, \windows folder, \Program Files, etc...)?

You can change the computer's name as you know. You can change a user name via Control Panel, but the previous user name will remain under the \users folder - now attached to the newly changed user name. The unknown account probably refers to the owner of the files that you copied over as the ACL (Access Control List) shows your previous user name/SID (the S-1-5-21-etc...) number to be either the owner of the files or has permission to use them.

The only way that I know of get to where you want to be is to perform a Vista re-install using either the recovery partition or your Vista DVDs.

Please run the following command so that I can see exactly what is under the users folder -
START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above under programs | select Run as Administrator | the cmd prompt ("DOS") screen appears - copy/paste the following (to paste into the DOS screen, right-click at the top, select Edit, select Paste):


Code:
dir c:\users\*. /a /q > %temp%\userdir.txt & start notepad %temp%\userdir.txt
A Notepad will appear. Copy the contents and paste them into your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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please help me >.<Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:28:08 AM, on 1/19/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr .exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\5577497\Program\Compaq Connections.exeC:\Program Files\Imation\ImationFlashDetect.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shar... Read more

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

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

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Hey everyone!
Just a few details:
Laptop: HP dv2050us
OS: Windows XP Home SP3

So I was downloading a trial version of nero and my entire computer decided to hate me. I'm pretty sure it was a virus. It changed my registry somehow and has deleted important files to ensure that the computer works.
I'm running XP home and the cute little log-in window doesn't come up anymore (it's just the boring username: password:). Also, I wasn't able to access any of the files in the control panel -- it said I was missing rundll32.exe (I downloaded that and put it in C:/WINDOWS/system32) -- so it works now.

I want to just stick my recovery cds into my computer, but when I do, my computer doesn't read them. I've checked the device manager, and CD-ROM is not there, but I have the option to boot from my CD-Rom drive when I look at my BIOS.

I don't know what to do :(
PLEASE HELP!!

A:CD/DVD-Rom Drive missing and System Recovery files missing

First thing you're going to want to do is back up any files that you want to keep. Since you can't use your cd drive in windows, you'll have to use a flash drive or an external hard drive. Just copy and paste the files you want to keep onto the storage device (I suggest you do this in safe mode if possible and that you don't copy any (large) folders as there might be hidden files within them that are infected).

Once you've gotten all your files backed up, you have two choices:

1) Follow the steps here and start a new thread in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum (be patient as the analysts are very busy and it can take a while for them to get to you).

2) Wipe the hard drive with a program like dban and reinstall Windows (this is a good guide on how to reinstall windows; if you don't have the disk with all your hardware drivers that came with the computer, then you should also download all the drivers from the manufacturer's website and save them to a cd/flash drive/external hard drive to help speed up the process; if you go this route, you will also have to reinstall any programs that you currently have on your computer).

You could also try to run a repair install of Windows, but, if it really is a virus, then that probably won't help all that much in the long term

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My PrintMaster program will not run. It wants to reinstall. Can I reset it like you could with other Windows versions? I have looked for setback, recovery to no avail. Drat!
Thanks in advance! Eileen

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I am trying to get a computer back to functional status. It was not mine, so I have limited knowledge about the progression of symptoms(girlfriend). It is experiencing missing file errors on startup, and internet redirects to spam from basic Google searches(the links redirect to spam if they are clicked on, the addresses work fine if entered manually into a browser). On top of that, it is running AntiMalware programs installed by her father that I am unfamiliar with, which makes picking out the spam messages from the legitimate antivirus warnings rather troublesome. He works with computers, but he is also a native Russian, and consequently favors software I have never seen before.In the interest of maybe saving some time, do you guys think this is worth fixing? She is not, by any means, an avid computer user. So a backup of the few docs/music files/drivers she cares about would not be that difficult. And I would have no issue formatting her HDD and reinstalling windows(And she seems only mildly opposed to the idea).What should be my next step? I'll be happy to run any scans you think would help, but If it looks rather ugly and not worth salvaging, don't be afraid to say so.Cheers,MrEddieAttached is the HiJackThis Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:02:02 PM, on 9/28/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\... Read more

A:Missing System Files. Internet redirects. Fake system popups. (HiJackThis log)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/421160 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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Hello.
I'd like to see Long Date and Long Time in my System Tray instead of Short Date and Short Time. 
But due to some restrictions connected with my work I can not modify Short Date & Short Time to look how I want them to look in System Tray.
So basically I need Windows to show what is set as Long Date & Long Time in System Tray instead of showing Short ones.

Is it possible? Maybe some registry tweaks?

A:How to display Long Date in System Tray (without modifying Short Date)?

Hi,
There is no workaround to display the Long Date in taskbar without modifying the Short Date parameter.Ivan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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Hello for the past 4 days i have had an issue where my computer just fails to boot without going through some ritual (after it lets me log on it works 100% fine till i shut it off again). I believe this was caused by some driver update that went wrong but i have done so much since then that i cant pinpoint it anymore.

So i want to do a system restore to the 9th of December. just going to system restore only has the 11th saved. but i did create a system image on a external hard drive on the 10th. would it be possible to load the system image then look for the system restore on that image for the 9th? is this possible? my other alternative is a factory reset at this point.

A:Using System Image to get to earlier System Restore.

How did you make a system image? With win7 built-in software? If so... that doesn't backup stuff like pagefile, hibernation file...... and restore points.

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Hello
I have this problem for a few months, but never thought of solving it till now.
I run windows 7, but I decided to install XP along with Windows 7, so now I have 2 operating systems; I had many problems with XP so I decided to re-install windows 7 (custom installation), so the XP is no longer present.

But now every time I start my PC this screen appears:


How can I stop this screen from appearing?

HELP!!!

Hasan

A:How to delete earlier OS files?

hi Hasan, welcome to sevenforums,

this tutorial may help

there are a wide range or tutorials available here at sevenforums, they aren't bad....

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I restored my registry via the recovery console. I used an old backup and now programs that I installed after the backup don't work and don't show up in the "Add-Remove Programs" list or the "Start Menu".The folders for the programs still exist in "C:\Programs" so I tried clicking on the .exe file from there but nothing happens.I know it's happening because off missing registry keys due to the old backup file.Is there any way to get the programs running again -or- is there any way to uninstall them?

A:Restored Registry - Some Programs Not Working/Missing

To get them to function...you need to reinstall the registry data entries/keys, by reinstalling the programs.

Louis

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...
http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

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Hi,
Can someone review my HJT log? I did a scan to see if I could find anything suspicious because my computer has recently been a bit laggy and I can't figure out why. I keep it clean with AdAware, Symantec Professional, Spybot, RegClean, and I also defrag at least once a week or every 2 wks. So I am at a stand-still on why it's laggin, therefore I ran a HJT scan and came up with the following "missing files":

dimsntfy.dll (Winlogon Notify entry) (which I manually searched and found it in System32 and ServicePackFiles\i386 folders even though it said it was missing)

jqs.exe (Java Quick Starter Service entry) This is a new service since the latest java update that seems to run continuously in my processes even though I read online that it was only supposed to run during bootup, then stop. I found this file also in Program Files\Java\jre6\bin.

Can someone review my HJT log and tell me if i can click the "fix checked" button to remove these entries without causing any problems? Thanks.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:46:50 AM, on 5/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:System files & Java files missing in HJT log

well let's see. I posted on a Monday and it's now Friday and still no response to my post. Is anyone gonna help me?
 

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hello,
I have acer aspire 4339 computer. I restored it to factory default and lost the crystal eye 1.3m webcam driver. it work before I restored it to factory default. I went to the E recovery system and download the webcam application but it did not work cause it said camera not found. I went to the device manger and its not in the device manager. the driver is a version 6.1.7601.18208 Microsoft webcam driver and C:\\windows\system 32\drivers\kst hunk.sys and C:\\windowssystem32\drivers\usbvideo.sys and how do I know the name of the driver cause I have a another computer that's acer aspire 4339 1.3m crystal eye webcam. I even took the driver and application from the second computer and tried to put it in the missing webcam driver computer and it did not work. I went to all the websites and cant find the webcam driver. I went to the acer support none there either. I need help, thank you.
 

A:missing webcam drivers after i restored to factory default

http://www.driverscape.com/download/acer-crystal-eye-webcam

try to download the driver in the given link.
 

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Hello!

I would very much appreciate some help finding my missing files and folders if possible.

I am running windows Vista version 6.0, service pack 2.

I started windows, and noticed that 5 of my desktop folders were missing, and all of the files contained within. A search for document and folder names returned nothing (even with advanced search options). One of the missing folders was called "term 1". I created a new folder, and tried to change the name to term 1. A pop-up told me that this destination (desktop) already contained a folder named "term 1"- did I want to merge these folders? I was confused, because I could no longer see the original term 1 folder. I clicked "yes" hoping that a merge would result in a visible term 1 folder, but now the new folder also disappeared. After some intensive searching, I could not find any of the folders/files that were missing. Some other folders/files were still visible on my desktop though.

I restored my computer to a previous checkpoint (from 2 days ago, after a windows update). After reboot, I received a message that the restore was unsuccessful. At this point, all of my desktop folders and files were gone, aside from windows default desktop icons. A search returned no results. I remembered that restore can fail because of an AV program, so I disabled Norton. I tried to undo the restore, which was successful, but no files/folders returned. I then tried to do a restore to a checkpoint from befor... Read more

A:Missing folders/files-System Restore-More missing folders/files

This was the issue. Thanks.

http://techlogon.com/2011/06/07/folders-and-documents-hidden-by-virus/
 

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Hi,

I'm on a Win7Ultimate computer at work, primarily accessing storage over a network...

A few days ago I started having an issue where I would make changes to a file (always powerpoint files so far), save the file, and then the next day the changes would be gone. The 'date modified' metadata would also suggest that no changes had been made since an earlier date/time.

There would be no crashes, reboots, error messages or anything ... it just looked like I hadn't been in the file or making changes. I had the 'previous versions / windows backup' feature turned off, but I have since turned it on - the problem has occurred in both cases. I have also tried emailing the files to myself (through outlook) and saving them to my desktop ... in both cases the powerpoint files still randomly revert to earlier versions ... I believe in the case of email that the storage server isn't actually duplicating the file, but is simply pointing to the same file from both the email and the file location in windows explorer.

This is incredibly frustrating and causing me huge problems at work - any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

A:files randomly reverting to earlier state

Did you ever create a "Document Workspace" (under "Publish"). There is some syncing going on with that. Else I can only suggest to copy the latest versions to an external disk or USB stick and disconnect those after you are done.

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I tried restoring several simple image files. Presto, it worked! However, problem is when I try to open it with the simple windows viewer I get that ominous, "no preview available screen." Okay, so forget them right? No I use MS Paint and get the message: "Paint cannot read this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported." I'd give the files the big heave ho and forget about them, however when I open them with microsoft word, I get pages and pages of text which makes me think there's still the images hidden in there somewhere, and it just needs a restorative measure of sorts. This pictures are muy importante. Help!

A:Restored Files

Hi There ProblematicSit, Welcome to TSF!

Perhaps you ought to try this workaround; (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD. (The MS Paint program is one of these core files.)

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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Tried restoring several simple image files. Presto, it worked! However, problem is when I try to open it with the simple windows viewer I get that ominous, "no preview available screen." Okay, so forget them right? No I use MS Paint and get the message: "Paint cannot read this file. This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported." I'd give the files the big heave ho and forget about them, however when I open them with microsoft word, I get pages and pages of text which makes me think there's still the images hidden in there somewhere, and it just needs a restorative measure of sorts. This pictures are muy importante. Help!
 

A:Restored Files

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I have Windows XP and cannot restore to an earlier date. Anybody know why? Thanks.
 

A:Restore does not restore to an earlier date

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Hi,

Not really sure if this is a network problem, but I couldn't get help in other rooms. I'm on a Win7Ultimate computer at work, primarily accessing storage over a network...

A few days ago I started having an issue where I would make changes to a file (always powerpoint files so far), save the file, and then the next day the changes would be gone. The 'date modified' metadata would also suggest that no changes had been made since an earlier date/time. Just lately I've been having issues with an excel plugin (Capital IQ) which isn't able to download information correctly (only on my computer, no one else's.

There are no crashes, reboots, error messages or anything ... it just looked like I hadn't been in the file or made any changes since an earlier date/time. I had the 'previous versions / windows backup' feature turned off, but I have since turned it on - the problem has occurred in both cases. I have also tried emailing the files to myself (through outlook) and saving them to my desktop ... in both cases the powerpoint files still randomly revert to earlier versions ... I believe in the case of email that the storage server isn't actually duplicating the file, but is simply pointing to the same file from both the email and the file location in windows explorer.

This is incredibly frustrating and is killing me at work - I'm going to try and get a clean install of my system, but any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

A:files strangely reverting to earlier versions of the same file

It sounds like you are attempting to use Libraries when you update those files. Is this true?

If so I have some ways you can easily fix this problem.

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I am trying to fix my friends laptop over the phone. I want to try system restore only the Vista version doesn't go back as far as the XP one did. I need to go back about 5 weeks. the options I have are only days back.
Any suggestions please.
Hob

A:System restore back to much earlier time

The only suggetion is to be sure. When you get to the screen showing the days available, make sure that the box on the lower left is checked, show more days.

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I run 32-bit Home Premium. Me and my brother (separate computers) both got the errors that wouldn't let us boot up. He restored to an earlier point successfully, but mine won't let me. It just says unsuccessful. I only want to do a full system restore as the last resort. Any other methods to restore without a FULL restore? Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore to earlier point not working

Originally Posted by Chrisburke23


I run 32-bit Home Premium. Me and my brother (separate computers) both got the errors that wouldn't let us boot up. He restored to an earlier point successfully, but mine won't let me. It just says unsuccessful. I only want to do a full system restore as the last resort. Any other methods to restore without a FULL restore? Thanks in advance.



Hello,
do your system restore in Safe mode. ( Turn power off, then back on. Navigate to Safe Mode, press Enter.)

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My Thinkpad crashed and I had to restore the factory image. One of the save and restore functions allowed me to back up my files. All of the restored files transferred back fine from the external hard drive except the m4p (music) files.

When I transfer using windows explorer I see the m4p files tranferring across by folder name and extension but I can't find them by folder name or extension on either drive in explorer. ARGHHHH

I see 10GB of data on both disks but can only read about 2GB (all ther other files jpg, doc, etc). The music related files and folders cannot be read.

How can I find them so I can play them again.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Arthur
 

A:Can't find restored m4p files

Found the answer

In Windows Explorer, if you highlight all files/folders in the right pane, then right click and choose properties, does it show the 225GB, or just 26.2GB?
Be sure to set your folder options to show all files:
To change View Settings
In Windows Explorer, click on Tools | Folder Options -> View Tab
Check the following:
Display the contents of system folders
Show hidden files and folders
Uncheck the following:
Hide extensions for known file types
Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
 

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i just accidentally deleted my entire catalouge of movies and games from utorrent to the recycle bin. I then entered the recycle bin and restored each of emediatly. I cannot find even 1 of those supposedly 'restored' files anywhere on my hard drive. I know the files are there somwhere due to the amount of space left on my hard drive. i have searched every whre i can think of. If i dont find them i have lost 15 gb of space on my hd because i cannot even delete them plus the torrentz

whre have these files gone ?

A:lost restored files

Try something like spacesniffer to find them.

SpaceSniffer, find lost disk space the easy way.

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Hello (once again, unfortunately),

I finally found a great program that i can find and restore an old file that would make my life better if i could ever use again. I would like to ask two things for all that restore and overwriting situation. Basically i installed windows on the hard drive that has the file that i want to restore. Can i still restore the files after a install all however called? (sorry for noob question). Second, i was able to restore a few others files i need so much, but as i was in a rush i installed the restore program in the same hard drive as the files i wanted to restore. So i restored the files but i get error when i try to open. Those files are some .avi and some other are autodesk 3ds max design (.max) files that i have putted more than 100 hours working on these models..So basically why don't they open properly and what can i do about it..

Thanks a lot (once again),
Alex

A:Restored files don't open

I am not sure I understand the sequence of events. Are you saying that you reinstalled the OS and now your files are buried under the new OS because you did not save them.

1. What was the program you used to restore them

2. do you now have a Windows.Old folder. If yes, the files should be in there.

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Hi,I just did a system restore on my 2 in 1. It took a while, but appeared to go through reinstalling windows again. It asked me for the location, language, timezone stuff and wifi passwords. then completed installing. It didn't ask me to create an account. Trouble is I can't logon, comes up with some "Other User" screen with a log on box. and I am stuck. Is there some sort of default user I need to know to log on? Thanks

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I removed a trial version of Microsoft Outlook 2003 Professional Edition. After doing this my computer would not allow me to access my Outlook. I tried restoring the system to an earlier date but it continued to prompt me to insert the CD. I returned the CD to my college bookstore last quarter so I do not have the CD. My last resort was to restore the system to its orginial state as when I bought it. " At least that is what it said I could do." Now each time I start my computer it shows this message " The application has failed to start because Prog.dll was not found. Re-installing this the applicaiton may fix this problem"
My computer is running very slow and freezes up and will not allow me shut down...not even on the tower. The only way to shut down and restart is unplug the computer and start over.
 

A:System Restored...NOT!

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Hello, I had to perform a system restore on my computer while receiving help in the security section of this forum. After the system restore my computer runs a bit slower. I think it may have affected some of my drivers or processor or something. Whenever I play my mmorpg game, it takes a lot longer than before to load. Is there a quick way to check if any of my drivers need updating?

A:System Restored

Run chkdsk /r and sfc /scannow, one at a time.
 
Go to Search and type cmd in the search box, click on Run as administrator at the bottom of the  page.  This will open the elevated command prompt.  In the command prompt type in chkdks /r, then press Enter.  This has five stages, let the scan complete.  If you stop the scan it will cause problems.
 
Use the same process to access the command prompt to run sfc /scannow.
 
Please post the results.

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Greetings and Salutations people of Tech Support Guy !

Since i installed windows 7 about 4 months ago I have had no problems at all,
However since 2 days ago I've started getting several blue screens, so i gave CCleaner and did the HJT fix.
I also ran Malwarebyte's AntiMalware, wich found nothing.
Now the BSOD seems to have stopped, however I can no longer play Warcraft 3:Frozen Throne without getting fatal errors every time, sometimes it takes 20 minutes, sometimes i get them whilst still in the menu.
I have reinstalled the game 2 times, once with the cd's and once with the blizzard installer and that didn't fix anything at all.

So i did the HJT scan again and found that there's several missing files from the system32 folder, this surely cannot be a good thing and im assuming this is what's causing the fatal errors and also caused the blue screens.

I've been looking around interwebs for any way to replace or repair these files, but I haven't had any success so far.

I would be very greatful for any help on this matter, mainly because i would like to avoid doing a clean install.

Below follows the Hijack file as well as my system/hardware information:
Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 23:03:44, on 2010-05-06
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

A:W7 x64 several system files missing

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I used to get a lot of malware and I am wondering if there is any system files I may be missing. I also need to know where to get the ones I am missing if any.

A:Missing System Files

Try going to Start...Run...and type in "sfc.exe /scannow" (without the quotes) and press Enter. It may ask for your XP Installation CD. Once it's done, please visit Windows Update to ensure that you've got the latest hotfixes and updates (sfc.exe replaces system files when it runs).
David

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Hello all! I am looking for help understanding why my Hijack this log is reporting missing files. Thank you very much in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:35:50 PM, on 2/7/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2, v.275 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.16659)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Users\Chris\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\InstantBurn\Win2K\IBurn.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Shared Files\brs.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ... Read more

A:Missing system files

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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I'm noticed lot's of these these type files -nv3deng - with yellow question marks attached. Can anybody help?

A:Missing system files

Files starting with nv make me think of nVidia drivers... Maybe you can fix the problem by downloading and installing the latest video drivers for your computer.

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I left computer on at home and when I came back I had a message that some system files were replaced and I had to insert windows xp disk to bring them back. Thing is I don't have xp disk as the system came preinstalled but I do have backup disk but for some reason computer refused it . So I did system restore which was available for only few hours back and apparently it didn't help.

As for systems, I can't say much except to say internet explorer is a bit unstable from time to time . I tried to reinstall it but it said it was missing some files and couldn't finish. Some random error messages as well. So here is HJT report


Quote:




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:35:42 PM, on 8/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
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\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\BitTorrent_DNA\dna.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.... Read more

A:Missing system files

Welcome to the Tech Support Forums. Please post the two text files, main.txt and extra.txt produced by theDeckard's System Scanner (formerly Comboscan) as instructed in IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log.

Deckard's System Scanner gives us additional information. Thank you for your patience.

We are aware that users sometimes seek help from several Forums at the same time. Unfortunately, this can cause confusion and actually wastes time and resources, both yours and ours. Every Analyst will work in a different way. If you have already posted at another Forum, please advise us, or them, and choose just one.

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Hi Guys, i was in a process of removing virus on a customer's computer. I ran MBAM and superantispyware to remove lots of trojans and spywares and then i ran a boot scan from avast and it removed lots of infected system files like msconfig, cmd.exe, notepad, taskmgr.exe, etc. Now the scan is complete and there's no virus left on the computer. But now when i type cmd.exe in RUN, i get an error saying that Windows cannot find RUN & so on.
Is there a way to get those missing system files?

A:Missing some system files.

Please its urgent...

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hi guys my problem is that my LEGAL copy of XP Pro Corp has lost all extra command line functions such as: Ping, Netstat, SFC, CHKDSK. i hear a way to repair my problem is to run SFC (system file checker) but i don't have it. i tryed to reinstall windows but it freezes up half way through. the only way i can get back into windows after that is by formating and restoring my backed up copy which is the same flawed copy. so if you guys can help me at all i would appreciate it

EDIT: OK i made this thread before and it got closed because someone took every word i said literally and threw in their own twist. i have a legal genuine version on windows. the reason i don't have these files is from a previous virus i obtained and got rid of. the only thing i need to do is repair these files. so i would much appreciat it if you read my post as is and not add in your own words and close my thread. everyone has a COPY of windows. the only people who have the original is Microsoft so just cause i say copy doesn't mean i made that copy. Microsoft did.

here is some proof if you need any other proof just ask me:
http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j212/spawned4562/?action=view&current=proof.jpg
 

A:missing system files in XP Pro

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Hi! I'm a bit paniced at this point and I'm VERY much hoping someone here can help me! I'll try to make my questions as clear as possible but please let me know if there's any details I leave out.

I'm running XP. I noticed my internet had gone down, so I rebooted. When I did so I got a flash of a blue error screen. Finally after going into safemode I was able to read what the error was:

Stop: c0000218 Registry File Failed. The registry cannot load the hive file \systemroot\system32\config\software or its log or alternative. It is corrupt abscent or not writable.

While I was in safe mode I also tried some other stuff like "last known good configuration" and "system restore". (I'm sure I didn't turn system restore off at any point)

When neither of those worked, I looked up the problem on google and followed these instructions (up through partway through step 2) http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/how_do_i_repair_a_stop.htm

So I went into recovery console and copied and repaired and deleted everything....I think/hope hehe.

Then I continued following the instructions to go into safemode and into system volume information. Here's where I reached my problem/question.

It says to look for a restore point/snapshot NOT created at that time. My folder only showed 2 folders and they were both very recent. I do have one "snapshot" folder.

Soooo.....my question - is it safe to continue following those instructions... Read more

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I have a desktop running on windows XP home edition. I had a problem one night and I tried to restore the computer on windows but it wouldnt let me, I did the restore backup for HP/compaq and as it finished I found out that around 100gb of files and information was not visible, some of the icons where there but they would work more like empty shortcuts on the desktop. I still can find the old files. I used an application to get the old info back, it is messy as the information is not organized.
But my problem is that the information is still there in the harddrive but I can seem to find it, I searched everywhere and nothing. I still cant find the old files.
Someone told me that when I originally had the desktop and starting adding files and info under my documents these were under a specific user, when I had to do a restore or backup from the HP/Compaq it created a new user on top of the old one instead of replacing it. It does make sense since the old info is still in the harddrive but I dont know how to access it. Any ideas?
 

A:Restored.. files disappeared any idea

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One day my laptop said it was having a windows error and needed to run start up repair.  I ran it.   It said it could not fix the problems.  The report said three lines of stuff I did not understand, but here is what it said:[0:39:59.64]  ChkErrBB.CMD  :   Detect some error during PINIST_BBV.[0:39:59.64]  ChkErrBB.CMD  :   Check c:\system.sav\logs\BurnBootWarn.log[0:39:59.64]  ChkErrBB.CMD  :   or, check c:\system.sav\logs\BurnBootMerge.log Multiple attempts to repair failed.  So, I chose the option to back up my files on an external drive and then return computer to original condition by reinstalling windows I guess.  It is all kind of a hazy memory of following prompts to try different things that didn't work until I did the most drastic option.  I bought an expensive seagate drive and ran the back up program.  Took forever, but said it was complete.  Computer came back to life, and would start up without a hitch.  Then, my husband tried reinstalling all the programs and data from the external drive.  But he grabbed the wrong one.  Now there is a bunch of super old stuff from a super old computer loaded onto this laptop.  It says the local disk (C has only 1.02 GB free of 91.9 GB.  Recovery (D is practically full too, HP_Tools (E is totally empty.  I don't know how to get rid of all the old stuff in order to put the data from the current external drive on ... Read more

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Yesterday a folder, together with several sub-folders, disappeared from view from my desktop. I used the System Restore facility to bring them back but was extremely disappointed to discover that the files they had contained had now vanished. I used System Restore again and backdated it more than a week - but it made no difference: the folders were OK, but the files were still absent. Is there any way of bringing these files back or have they gone or good ?
 

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This morning I noticed our computer was rebooted and it kept stopping at the screen to enter Safe mode, continue to XP etc, when I choose to continue it just kept rebooting back to that same screen. Finally there was a choice to restore Win XP. Now all our personal files, documents, pictures are all gone!!! Stuff we really needed. What can I do? How can I get the files folders documents back? are they all lost now? thanks in advance for any help you can give me....
 

A:Solved: Need serious help, restored windows XP and now all files are gone.

Presumably you can restore many files from your most recent data backup(s). For the newer not-backed-up files you can try one of the many free or for a price Recovery Programs (put those two words into a web search engine) or pay a service to recover possibly much of what was lost. Need I mention that you should not use the disk before attempting recovery, so as to preserve as much as possible?

EDIT: Correction--searching for "File Recovery" will get more pertinent hits.
 

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I am wondering if anyone else has had the issue of when restoring multiple large files from recycle bin some of them are restored and some are lost or deleted?

has happened when i tried to restore 15 avi files of about 700mb from the recycle bin

if i remember correctly i think this happened to me once with vista as well

A:Lost files when restored from recycle bin

When you delete a file, and it goes into the Recycle Bin, the data on the hard drive is not wiped clean or moved. The sectors of the hard drive the data resides on are simply marked as "free for new data".

Now, if you did not do anything with your computer that writes to the hard drive, then all of the original data would still be intact, and if you restored those files from the recycle bin they would be whole, uncorrupted, and ready to use.

But if you wait too long, and there are writes of new data to the hard drive, those sectors with the old data could be wholly or partially over-written, and now when you go to restore the files from the Recycle Bin they would be corrupted and therefore cannot be restored.

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Reformatted HDD. Used MS Backup utility to Restore files/folders. A folder of PDFs restored into a new profile in Docs/Settings - same name as User1 but not accessible. Can you help me sort this out? I don't know enough to know why this happened.

A:Can't access restored files/folders

I am assuming that you are getting an "Access Denied" error? If this is the case, please follow these instructions to take ownership of the files. If you are using XP Home you'll need to do this in Safe Mode. Press F8 as the PC loads and select Safe Mode to access Safe Mode.

If the above solution does not work / fit your error message, let me know.
BMR777

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Hi all
I had a hard drive crash and replacement. Fortunately Windows7 warned me the drive was going to crash to I immediately did a backup to an external drive. I have now restored from the backup.
How do I get my emails and contacts back into outlook 2007?
Appreciate any help

Thanks, Julie
 

A:Where are my restored Outlook files and contacts?

Import the PST file that was backed up.
 

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I restored a backup of my C drive from Acronis. Some of the folders let me access everything but others do not let me open anything. When i try to change permissions it says I already HAVE full permission and access. But when i click on an image file for example it says "Photo gallery can't open this picture because you do not have permission to access the file location".

When I try to change permissions on the folder it says "AN error occurred while applying security information to: folder name Access is denied.

I have thousands of images i need to access for my business. Can anyone help me find a way to open them?

Jason
 

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I recently backed up all the files on my hard drive to an external drive then re-installed Vista and restored the back-up files. For the most part the files came back okay with the exception of many, many old image files. They are all jpegs. Some came back, some did not. The files that did not won't display at all - double clicking on them displays an error message in Windows Viewer to the effect that the file is not a valid image. Very strange. Several attempts to fix them using some freeware jpeg utilities have proved futile.

Any ideas out there?

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i backed up my files to my "Wolverine" external hard drive (which is FAT32) using vista-"backup and restore" and it completed with no problem. Then I re-installed vista.

Then someone told me the backup has to be on a NTFS file system ??

The backup files are in many ZIP files on my external backup drive. They did restore to normal, but now the song files will not play:

"Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct."

and my favorites do not open:

"The target"" of this shortcut is not valid. Go to the internet shortcut property sheet and make sure the target is correct."


The only files that work normal are the pictures i open.

Is there anyway to fix this and make the restored files work? Did i lose all of my files, are they corrupt?

Also, I did get an error in restore saying the user account is different and something about permissions. I didnt name the account/comp the same name, didnt know I had to, but i did check the properties of the restored files and it shows my current new acccount does have all permissions to the files.

Please help

A:My restored files wont work now!

HMM, a classic. Vista backup/restore is a dog. It never seems to work correctly. I suggest you open the backup files on your Wolverine (what is that anyhow) and pick the files one by one and copy them back into a folder on your new system. Use this function to copy them ( Context Menu - Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER ). The files will have funny filenames, but just copy them and see what they are after you get them back in.

Next time just copy them with the above Copy to... - Fat32 or NTFS on the external disk makes no difference. It is only relevant when individual records are larger than 4GB.

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My laptop (Dell D430, Windows XP Pro) yesteday showed infection through MS Security Essentials: "Trojan:Win32/Alureon.FE" and "Exploit:Java/CVE-2010-0840,KM." They were quarantined and removed, I did a system restore, a full MS Security Essentials scan and a diskcheck. The only thing that still seems strange is that on my desktop screen the shortcuts to most MS documents and pdf's have feint type and feint icons. Should I worry about that (and how do I get them to full resolution again?) and is my system now OK and trustworthy?
 

A:System restored and checked - have I done all I need to?

Hi aroominyork, welcome to the forum.

To make cleaning this machine easier

Please do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to
It is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs.
Please do not run any scans other than those requested
Please follow all instructions in the order posted
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.
Do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
If you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, Please ask before continuing.
Please stay with this thread until given the All Clear. A absence of symptoms does not mean a clean machine.
Do not use any temporary file cleaners until instructed to do so.

Next

Download aswMBR.exe to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it
Click the "Scan" button to start scan


On completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply

There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.
Next
OTL to your desktop.

double click OTL.exe to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output
Check the box beside Scan all ... Read more

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After I installed SP1 my computer was running very slow so I system restored it to remove it. Although no traces of SP1 are left on my computer, it's still unbearably slow and laggy. I was wondering if maybe installing SP1 again and uninstalling the correct way: (Programs and Features > View Installed Updates > Uninstall) will remedy this whole situation, but I'm kinda paranoid that the update will fail to install or BSOD my computer or something. What are some precautions I can take? and Is this a good idea? Thanks.

A:System Restored removed SP1 but...

Please fill out your system specs so we know what kind of hardware you have. Click the first link in my signature for instructions on how to do it.

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Hey,
Im using Vista home premium and I am having some issues. When I boot up my pc, as soon as the desktop appears I get about 5 warnings saying certain files cannot be found such as DriveSrc.dll. Each time they seem tobe different ones. I also cannot search in google as when I do it try to load thepage but jus freezes. This happens in IE and irefox. The internet does work as when I type an adress into the adress bar or launch from my bookmarks for some sites it works.

I have also recently had some problems with the task manager as it wasnt showing up. I sorted that by going into Regedit and deleting the taskmgrdisable part.

Also, when i go into taskmanager there is a proess called csrss.exe which doesnt have any description. I have done a search and have found it couldbe a virus. is this right?

I have done a virus scan with AVG 8.0 and this is te result:

"Scan ""Scan whole computer"" was finished."
"Infections found:";"0"
"Infected objects removed or healed";"0"
"Not removed or healed.";"0"
"Spyware found:";"0"
"Spyware removed:";"0"
"Not removed:";"0"
"Warnings count:";"90"
"Information count:";"0"
"Scan started:";"27 May 2008, 20:17:22"
"Total object scanned:";"786056"
"Time needed:";"1 hour(s) 18 minute(s) 9 second(s) "
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A:Virus? or missing system files?

I have Vista Home Premium too and I don't have Drivesrc.dll. So it must not be a windows dll. Which applications are auto-starting? Perhaps it is an application that reports the missing file problem.

About csrss, I have that showing in my task manager too. It does not have any description. So I think what you're seeing is normal.
 

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Hi folks my first venture in this Forum.
Simply my Mesh computer running XP Home hangs at the Welcome screen.
I have tried to use the recovery disc but the process cannot be completed. I now used a utility disc to run a"Virus Scan" and the following repoert was produced:
Having run virus scan I saw the following report:
The following files are missing or corrupted:
\EZFILES\HIMEM.SYS
THERE IS AN ERROR IN YOUR CONFIG.SYS LINE 22
The following files are missing or corrupted:
\EZFILES\IDECD.SYS
THERE IS AN ERROR IN YOUR CONFIG.SYS LINE 23
The following files are missing or corrupted:
R:\HIMEM.SYS
The following files are missing or corrupted:
R:\DDLUFF.SYS
The following files are missing or corrupted:
R:\IFSHLP.SYS
WARNING HIGH MEMORY NOT AVAILABLE
ADDITIONAL LOW MEMORY (BELOW 640K) WILL BE USED INSTEAD
The following files are missing or corrupted:
WIN.COM
The following files are missing or corrupted:
COMMAND.COM
TYPE NAME OF COMMAND INTERPRETER (eg C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM

Can any body help?

A:Missing/Corrupted System files

welcome
how much memory is installed. make sure the modules didnt come loose. if the side comes off, make sure you destatic yourself.

please list the computer specs including the power supply.

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I restarted my computer this afternoon and suddenly started having some problems. I open internet explorer and any webpage I visit loads up, but the window stays blank. I open help/support off the start menu and it is blank. System restore opens a blank window. Norton Anti-virus opens with the menu only, but the rest is blank and non-functioning. Other programs seem fine. What's the deal?
 

A:Virus or missing system files?

Try the suggestion to copy the indented registry patch at the bottom of this article to notepad. Select "all files" from the "save as type" field, and name the file with a .reg extension. The icon you see when you save it should be a registry icon, not a notepad one. Then double click it to merge.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313853

You may also want to try reinstalling wscript for XP:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...43-7e4b-4622-86eb-95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en
 

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Hi Guys -

A few days ago, I had to run system restore on Windows Vista to deal with some nagging performance issues. All is well in the wake of that system restore from a performance standpoint, but after I ran this, a number of my media files (Music, mostly) appear to be missing. However, the music files still play in my player, and even though the folders may say "The folder is empty", there's still the expected "Size" and "Size on Disc" when I check the folders' properties. The 'hidden' checkbox isn't checked when I look at the properties. I imagine this isn't the first time this has happened to anyone, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Hi, I originally posted in the "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs" section of the board a couple of weeks ago because I had located and deleted a virus from my comp, and had re-formatted my C drive, and I wanted to make sure the virus was completely gone. Here is the thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic341808.htmlMalware Response Team member M0le walked me through everything and was a huge help. Things were going fairly smoothly until yesterday (Sept 7th) when IE8 froze and then when I tried to reboot I had a very difficult time of it. I'll refer you to my original thread to spare you reading about it twice. Perhaps the meat of the matter is the last 4-5 posts but you might want to read all of it.I don't think I said this too clearly in the original thread but for several months, maybe more, I've been getting an "Error ! USB device failed to initialize !!!" on initialization but the boot would continue without a hiccup. In fact, to see it I really had to be looking.All the things I've done to fix this are also listed in the original thread. Nornally I would follow a forum's rules and would use the Windows XP Recovery Console and other things listed in the "XP Boot Fixes" thread before posting but M0le didn't say anything about using it so I think I'll wait until I get the green light from someone.Thanks!- Russell

A:Missing System Files (and other problems?)

<<There's no trace of malware on this log but there does appear to be a large amount of system files missing.>>

System manufacturer and model?

Do you have a Microsoft Genuine XP install CD?

Do you have a recovery/restore partition...or recovery/restore CDs?

FWIW: The XP Recovery Console won't help you restore missing system files.

Louis

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Please Kindly reply my following query if you can ::??

I am writing few files names in windows/system32. which are reported missing by dependancy walker for a particular application executable program which I need to run
Please revert to which software package these files belong ??

I mean I suppose they are Set Stub Dynamic library files , which software of microsoft should I install on my Windows 7 or Windows 10 machine so that my application works correctly?

Which set up shoudl I run to be able to install these files on my machine??
Following are a few files reported missing , there are a few more I am writing names of some files only

API-MS-WIN-CORE-COM-L1-1-0.DLL

API-MS-WIN-CORE-DEBUG-L1-1-1.DLL
API-MS-WIN-CORE-WINRT-L1-1-0.DLL

API-MS-WIN-CORE-WINRT-ROBUFFER-L1-1-0.DLL
API-MS-WIN-CORE-WINRT-STRING-L1-1-0.DLL
API-MS-WIN-RTCORE-NTUSER-PRIVATE-L1-1-0.DLL

API-MS-WIN-SHCORE-SCALING-L1-1-0.DLL
EXT-MS-WIN-NTUSER-PRIVATE-L1-1-1.DLL

EXT-MS-WIN-NTUSER-RECTANGLE-EXT-L1-1-0.DLL

EXT-MS-WIN-NTUSER-WINDOW-L1-1-1.DLL

EXT-MS-WIN-RTCORE-NTUSER-SYSPARAMS-L1-1-0.DLL
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite 2450-101 laptop with preinstalled Windows XP Home Edition OS.

Unfortunately, although it is a fast computer, I can only connect to internet by 56k dial-up connection because of the lack of telecom facilities locally.

Recently my computer was affected by a virus which deleted two system files ... (Bios?)Startup.exe and Command.com. I do not have a Windows XP Home Edition CD as the computer was supplied with a "recovery disk" only.

As a result, my computer now is very, very, slow with connectivity of only 37 kb/s.
My dial-up properties show that the packet scheduler is missing also, probably giving me slow connection speeds.

Can anyone advise me how to properly restore the missing files and put right these errors and omissions?

Thank you in advance.
Douglas.

A:Restoring missing system files?

Hello knightb4_uk and welcome to BC.Try using the procedure in Description and Explanation of a Cabinet File to extract these files from your Recovery CD.

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