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WIN7 not creating system restore points manually or automatically

Q: WIN7 not creating system restore points manually or automatically

My WIN7 Ultimate x64 system restore does appear to be creating system restore points manually or automatically weekly (when it should in Win7).
When I manually create a system restore point it says it was successfully created but when I check there are no system restore points shown (either manual or auto).

Win Updates also says it successfully creates a system restore point before installing updates.

The Task Scheduler service has the SystemRestore weekly auto restore point creation set to run.

sfc /scannow does not report any corruptions.

Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider service is running & set to automatic.
Volume Shadow Copy service is running & set to automatic.

Are there any other services I should check?

Has anyone come across this type of system restore points in Win7 not working problem?

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A: WIN7 not creating system restore points manually or automatically

More diagnostic data attached & below.

1. Space Current Usage is 0 bytes with Max Usage set to Gb's
2. Volume Shadow Copy, Task Scheduler and Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service are Running and set on Automatic
3. Status of System Restore Service - not seen on my services list?? - what is the file name for the System Restore Service?
FYI my other Toshiba laptop (Win7 Ultimate x64 with SP1) has no problems with system restore/creating restore points but that laptop also does not list/show a System Restore Service on Services.msc
4. I have attached settings for Task Scheduler- System Restore - Triggers, Actions & History tabs

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

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

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

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

System restore points can still be created manually.

The SR task is present in Task Scheduler.

SFC /SCANNOW found no problems.

System Restore is still turned on.

There is free disk space for restore points.

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

A:System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Restore Points

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

Disk Check

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


http://www.superantispyware.com/

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

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

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I have a similar problem. My computer is not creating restore points automatically (as I set in the Task Scheduler) and is not keeping more than two or three restore points

System restore points are created when a program installation calls for it (but not every program installation). I can also manually create restore points. An automatic restore point is apparently created every week. However, older restore points are not retained (yes, I have plenty of space allocated to system restore and the two restore points kept use only a small fraction of the available space.

I tried using the task scheduler to create a daily restore point, just so I can see what is going one. Task Scheduler tells me that these tasks finished successfully but do not show up in the list of restore points in System Restore or CC Cleaner.

A:My computer is not creating restore points automatically

An example: if I have my Norton Utilities 16 run its defragger, it removes all my SRPs.
I'm wondering if a PC-slimmer, or PC-make-faster, something has default of deleting SRPs as part of its trimming routine. I'm a Windows 7 user, so I'm only guessing: something could be turning off SRP creation.

Addendum: I forgot to add that I no longer use NU16's defragger.

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Can System Restore be automated by the user to backup multiple times per day??

A:Creating Win7 Sytem Restore points

Yes it can
Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Task Scheduler

Navigate through folders top left to find system restore


Right click top line and select properties then click triggers tab


Click edit trigger


There is option to run task every X number of hours which is what i think you are looking for

Hope this helps

Paul

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I would like to know how to manually create system restore points with Task Scheduler.

There was a task automatically created last year, and I only noticed now that it's been having an error of (0x1).

I do not have problems with system restore not running or anything like that, but I would like to how that process came to be from the start.

Thanks!

A:Task Schedule : Manually create system restore points

I believe this is what you are looking for.

By Brink
System Restore Point - Create

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I was wondering if my System restore is working properly.

I wanted to roll back a couple of days as i installed java to get a program to run but there seemed to b a problem a few days later so i went to use system restore but there was only one restore point created and was after the java had been installed so i couldn't take it back to before then.

I thought automatic restore points were created or is this not the case?

A:System restore not creating points?

I believe Windows creates a auto restore about every week.
Some Windows Updates will create restore points and sometimes deleting things will create restore points.
You can also create your own restore points when you think you need them.
These Tutorials by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore

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Hi;

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

Many thanks in advance
Webz
 

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

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



Help!!

abe

A:System Restore not creating automatic restore points

Hi,

You might want to try






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

a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup

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

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

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


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


Original Source
OS

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Hi all,
I have Auto Updates set to check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I have NOT installed any updates since getting the PC as I am still trying to tweak it, will install the updates when I have it fully tweaked/customized.

I also have noticed that I think I get a restore point created each time the PC does a check for updates?
Attachment 242268

Is this actually what is happening when Auto Update is set to this setting?

This is causing the system to create too many of these RPs and drop off older ones I wanted to keep. I do not want to allocate any more disk space to the RPs.

If this is what is causing these RPs to be created, other than not checking for updates at all, is there any way to prevent these RPs from being created?

Never had this happen in Win XP!

Also, where on the HDD does windows store the windows updates removal files?
There were updates installed after the PC was originally loaded with the OS, but even with all files unhidden, I can not find the location of these updates uninstall files.

Tnx a bunch for your help!
Sincerely,
Cindy

A:System creating many more Restore Points than needed

Have you looked at Windows Update History to see if something did get updated when the "Windows Update" RPs were created?
Maybe MS Security Essentials definitions (if you use MSE)?

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Hi

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

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:System Restore Won't Generate Restore Points Automatically

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!
 

A:System Restore Deleting Restore Points Automatically....

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My system restore is no longer creating any restore points, I have to do it manually. About 3 weeks ago I had a virus that I believe I got rid of using HiJackThis. That virus shut off my system restore so that it could not be used and at that time I lost all my restore points. Now my computer seems fine except for the system is not creating any NEW restore points. Any advice? I'll include my Logfile...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:46:14 PM, on 2/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Weather Network\WeatherEye.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.secularbull.com/
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://secularbull.com"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Kelvin Kolman\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\rfaavem5.slt\prefs.js)
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A:System Restore Not Creating Restore Points

Right click my computer>properties>system restore and make sure there is no check in " turn off system restore"
 

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I am creating restore points every other day just to restore computer if something gets loaded and causes a problem. How can I have the restore point automatically be created either at start up or after I'm on for 10 minutes or so. If it is done at start up, the desktop will take longer to load won't it? Thanks
 

A:Create System Restore Points automatically

have a read here - you can schedule to run at a certain time
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/67114-system-restore-point-create-system-startup.html
 

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Hello Everyone - it's been a while since I posted here, so I apologize for any errors I may make.

I have a Dell Inspiron Core I5 Windows 7 SP1 PC with Norton internet security.

My question is: what are the rules that govern when the system will make automatic restore points. I've read several threads here, and there seems to be multiple opinions, from "every 7 days", when volume shadow copy is started, when task scheduler has proper triggers and no conflicting conditions.

My PC wasn't creating restore points automatically. I tried changing the Volume shadow copy to automatic. I added a new task under SR to start at 3:30 PM (as a test), I checked the box to wake computer for this task. The system created two restore points hours apart once, but none since then.

I've attached screen shots showing all my settings, including one that seems to indicate the task did run, but no restore point can be seen for that time. NIS did show the system at an idle state at the time the tasks should have ran.

So to sum it up, do I have my settings incorrect? Is there a glitch in my system? How often should SR create automatic restore points (aside from program updates)?

SR has bailed me out a few times and is quicker than restoring from a system image which I do periodically, along with a separate file backup.

Any suggestions, help, explanations, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:System restore points not being automatically created

Is System Protection turned on?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

As far as how often Windows 7 creates restore points, Microsoft says: "Restore points are created automatically every week, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver."

System Restore - Microsoft Windows (see FAQs at bottom of page > How does system restore work.)

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I am using Vista Home Premium, and my Restore Points are all deleted every 2 to 3 days. HP support had me dismantle all unnecessary services on start-up, and this stopped them from being deleted every time I shut down. But they only stay for 3 or 4 days and then all are automatically deleted. I changed anti-virus programs on recommendation from HP. I don't know what else could be causing the problem. Is there a patch out for Windows Vista that I'm not aware of that addresses this problem? Any help will be appreciated.
 

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When I had XP,there was a separate folder containing System Restore Points. Has win 7 Home Premium got anthing similar? If so where do I find it?...........pebbles1
 

A:Where are System Restore points in win7

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When I had XP Pro, I could set what my System Restore [SR] points were; daily, hours, etc. now, every time I open SR, it has a 2/15/2015 date or similar. I've gone as far as trying to follow MS's suggested method but what does "Type a description to help you identify a restore point" mean? Do I type in: "Daily? 48 hours? I've used SR in the past to correct some issues and would like to have it functioning. But when I now open the function, there is nothing but really historical dates....

Thanks to all in advance.

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When I had XP Pro, I could set what my System Restore [SR] points were; daily, hours, etc. now, every time I open SR, it has a 2/15/2015 date or similar. I've gone as far as trying to follow MS's suggested method but what does "Type a description to help you identify a restore point" mean? Do I type in: "Daily? 48 hours? I've used SR in the past to correct some issues and would like to have it functioning. But when I now open the function, there is nothing but really historical dates....

Thanks to all in advance.

A:Setting automatic System Restore points in Win7 Pro

What it is asking you to do is type in something like this.
Example:






Quote:
My Restore Point after Adobe Update.


This way you will know later why you created a Restore Point.

Here is a tutorial by Brink I recommend reading.

System Restore Point - Create

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Hello, new user here!

I've been looking at the tutorial "System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete"

Does the deletion of restore points described there also occur when xp and win7 have been separately installed on two different physical drives (with the xp drive disconnected when 7 was installed)?

Is it still an issue today, and does it apply to 7 64-bit home edition?

My reason for asking this you can read about here.

Thanks for reading!

A:xp and win7 on separate drives - system restore points deletion?

Hello Jonesy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, this issue is still being reported by people. You could test and see if your Windows 7 restore points get deleted whenever you startup XP. If so, you could use the tutorial you linked to stop it.

The issue happens when XP is able to see the Windows 7 partition or drive, and/or system protection is turned on for both the XP and Windows 7 drives/partitions in the same OS.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
In XP it was possible to manually copy a backup of the registry from a system restore snapshot. I often deal with laptops where the system registry hive is damaged, in this situation it is not possible to access restore points in the usual way; instead we would access the disk by external enclosure or network boot and manually copy the backed up system hive from the latest restore point, which was stored in "System Volume Information" in a _restore folder.
Is it possible to do the same in windows 7 and if so, where are the files stored?
Reggie12

A:Manually restore registry from restore points

System Restore in Vista/Win 7 is completely different than in XP

it restore not only registry files but also system files and installed programs and it's ability to restore system from install disk level too,details here:

System Restore

system restore can also backup your private data,but it restore only upon your special request
Previous Versions - Shadow Copy - Vista Forums

If you really want to make your own registry files backup you have to use 3p program like RegBak Acelogix Software - Freeware
or ERUNT ERUNT and NTREGOPT

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Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?

Thank you

A:Creating restore points?

Hello Yeremyah,

You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.

System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.

System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.

System Restore Windows 10

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Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?

Thank you

A:Creating restore points?

Hello Yeremyah,

You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.

System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.

System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.

System Restore Windows 10

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Hello, I have a problem with vista home and retek hd audio. I lost my audio after a update, and since I had system restored off, I was only able to get the sound working by reloading the os. But this time I started creating restore point before doing a update, the sound continued to work until
service pack 2 was installed. I was able to load a restore point and now have not install any additional updates.

My questions are
1. Is there a way to create and backup a restore point to safe location, where it wont get overwritten why I try to get the sound working
after loading service pack two.

2. Is there a fix for this problem with realtek audio, other then reloading the driver until it works, a solution suggested by others.

3. Any ideas why this is happening.

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I had to do a system restore recently. I was limited to restoring to 3 days earlier, when all I wanted to do was restore to the day before, but unfortunately no restore points had been created. System Restore is turned on obviously, and I have allowed about 25 gigs of space for restore data, and yet I only had a total of 3 restore points and one of them I had created manually. My computer is turned on each morning and properly shutdown each evening.

The question then is... how do I get Windows 7 to create MORE restore points AUTOMATICALLY? My preference would be one every 24 hours (like an old XP computer did), such as when the computer is first booted up or shortly thereafter. I understand W7 creating restore points when doing updates or installs etc., but it seems to me it should be creating one each day as well. I'd hate to think that if I went a few weeks between critical updates that NO restore points would be created.

A:Windows 7 not creating enough restore points

You can create a visual basic script to do it then schedule it to run daily with the task scheduler.

For example (google is your friend):

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...f-c1b749c23320

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Thanks for all the help on the last escapade !

I have finished Cleaning with AdAware and now have entered the tutorial for Installing SpyBot,

Previously I created a Restore point with AAW, Spybot suggest creating a Restore Point upon completion, would two Restore confuse the system ?

BTW, . I am doing this to 2 PC's one SP1, other SP2

Jove

PS To BC, I went to the donate and I would like BC address, I can only use a check or money order,

I am in jail and no credit cards are allowed !!

Not true but I can only use checks or MO.

A:Creating Restore Points With Ada And Spybot

I use SpywareGurad and Spybot to create Restore Points. I am never more than 12 from a Restore Point. In the last years (Latest clean install) I have not had an issue to date.

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My computer hasn't been creating system restore points like it should. I have it set to automaticially make a new point daily which is sometimes doesn't. Also it doesn't keep the points for only a day and then deletes them. I have GBs of free space so space shouldn't be a problem.
I did do a complete clean wipe of the computer and started it back to factory settings a long time ago. I don't know if I did something wrong that is causing this problem or not. Had to do it due to a virus that was untouchable without a clean start.
A couple months ago I realized the time it kept the restore points were shorter and shorter. I had a virus that I wanted to do a restore the next day to remove due to the spyware not picking it up. All the restore points from the day before were gone.
I have been making manual points usually twice a week. I just checked and there were no points saved and it had only been two days ago that I had made one besides the ones it did happen to make.
It use to keep the points saved for up to a week before deleting them. Now I'm lucky if it has one the day before.
Is there a way to fix this problem or at least check to see if some settings need to be changed? I have it set on daily automatic points around 7 or 9am since we don't use the computer much around then. I'd really appericate any help with this problem since we use it often due to my husband picking up virus'.

A:Computer not creating or keeping restore points.

Its a thing with Win7, if it hasn't been 7 days since the last restore point has been created then it won't run the scheduled restore point.

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I recently had to reinstall windows after my computer was blue screening on start up. I didn't have repair disks (my own fault!) but I had a version of windows 7 home premium, put in my product key and reinstalled my drivers. When setting up the computer I was trying to make a restore point and it said there wasn't enough space. I went to 'manage' on my computer to look at the partitions but I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. Can someone tell me if this looks right?! http://i.imgur.com/0EEcust.png

Should I make D bigger? Or should I not create my restore point there? Also should I delete the OEM partition as it is not been used at all?

Thanks for any help!!

A:Changing partitions & creating restore points

Try setting up this shortcut:
System Restore Point Shortcut

Then create the Restore Point using it. You have plenty of free space.

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I see Win7/XP dual-boot can have restore points issues so have to ask about best practices for Win7/Win7. Since my drive is partitioned for Win7/Win7/Data is it simply a matter of setting restore points On/Off/Off while in respective OS's?

A:Dual-Boot Win7/Win7 restore points - Any special considerations?

Hello Golem,

Yeah, as long as you don't have system protection turned on for the same partition in both OS's, you should be fine.

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Hello folks,
I wondered if there was a way to make windows create system restore points automatically on a daily basis?

Thanks!

A:Create restore points automatically?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by removesoul


Hello folks,
I wondered if there was a way to make windows create system restore points automatically on a daily basis?

Thanks!


Type task scheduler in search. Go to left of scheduler, the panel, bring down the tree and change schedule for system restore.

In scheduler you will see little pyramids on the far left, click on them to expand the view until you see system restore.

System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point Schedule - Vista Forums

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How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically every day?

Thanks.

A:How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sharon122


How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically every day?

Thanks.



How about something like this? Two different methods to create one at startup.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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I have a HUGE problem with my DELL Inspiron MINI 1012 running Windows 7 Starter. First, please excuse my ignorance regarding propoer terminology when it comes to computers. I'm learning everything as I go along so PLEASE be tolerant. Hers's the situation. I am currently running in SAFE MODE because i cannot restore this computer because for some reason this computer NEVER recorder any RESTORE POINTS. I did the F8 REPAIR YOUR COMPUTER but even though I am registered as the Administraror on this computer, when I got to the prompt in the REPAIR mode there was another persons name, no one I know, so I can't log in as the Administrator and complete the RESTORE process that way either. So simplified, I need to know how I can RESTORE this computer when I have NO RESTORE POINTS and this computer does not have a CD-ROM where I might be able to just drop in a CD and RESTORE it that way............VERY MUCH OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTIONS. THANK YOU.
 

A:Restore Win7 Starter with NO RESTORE POINTS

Where did you get this machine?

Was it NEW when you bought it?
 

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I read the threads here about installing Win7 as dual boot with WinXP. I started in XP by making a new partition and gave it drive letter X:. I applied the reg fix here: System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete

I then installed Win7 and it went well. I was able to login and I also installed a few programs. Today (for the first time after the Win7 install) I logged in to XP. After just a few minutes it started to get really slow, so I tried rebooting into safe mode and removing startup items, no change after I rebooted normally.

I tried to boot to Win7 and I got a message about something wrong and the system would need to be restored. Win7 tried but failed.

I rebooted to XP safe mode and formatted the X: drive, I was able to login to XP and use it just fine after a reboot to normal mode. Once the system was usable I did verify my registry entry. This is what I merged in:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices\Offline]
"\\DosDevices\\X:"=dword:00000001

I'm not sure what to do now if the reg key didn't work.

A:XP ate my Win7 restore points with reg workaround

Bump...anyone?

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At wit’s end here for System Restore in Win7.

WhenI had XP Pro, I could set ‘restore points’ [ie, every 20hrs, daily, etc.] butnow that I had to change to Win7 [Thanks, Microsoft] I can never find a currentdate; other than ‘today’s date’. The only other set points are months inarrears… Is this because Seagate is backing up files ?

I did purchase a Seagate back up, but I believe it only backs up files, etc. [not really sure, but I know it’s always up to date]

WhenI check System Properties, the indicated settings are:

1. Local Disk [C][System] ON

2. Seagate BackupPlus Drive [K] OFF


Is there a way that I can set a Restore Point on the C-drive that will allow me to have a somewhat current restore point; of 20 hours, or whatever??

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

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

Hello & welcome to TSF,

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

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

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Running Win8 x64 Enterprise RTM, dual boot with Win7 Ultimate.

Win7 seems to be deleting Win8 restore points. Restore points created in Win8 are deleted after a boot into Win7 and then back into Win8.

Win7 System Restore has both drives (C=Win7, H=Win8) set for restore.

All restore points in Win7 are not affected.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

A:Win7 seems to be deleting Win8 restore points

I'd turn if OFF in Windows 7 for the H=Win8 drive.

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This is my first time visiting this website. Here's what I have.

Dual boot system, with Win XP installed on original hard drive. Installed second hard drive to which Win7 pro was installed. The Win XP drive was disconnected before Win7 was installed on second hard drive to avoid conflict.

The workaround that is posted elsewhere on this website did not work in preventing the deletion of restore points in Win7 after booting up in Win XP.

Have seen the posting about hiding the Win7 volume in Win XP by going to diskmgmt.msc while in Win XP and then removing the drive letter from the Win7 volume. First, does it work? Secondly, how risky is this procedure? And thirdly, can it be easily reversed if needed? It is recognized that after the drive letter for the Win7 volume is removed, this volume cannot be accessed while in Win XP mode. I foresee no problem with that.

Looking forward to any responses.

A:Restore points deleted in Win7 when booting into Win XP

Hello and welcome outerbanks mate have you made any back ups at all of the two drives? Also I am not sure why you need to have two separate drives to get a dual boot?

In any case making a system image using this would be advisable in case of future problems
Imaging with free Macrium

The other option you mentioned has me wondering why do that too? - unless you have a specific reason that I cannot think of.

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

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

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

Check Disk - chkdsk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone,
New to the forum, but long time Windows user. I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bits SP1 installed.

Here's the deal. My system crashed overnight (no one knows why). When it boots back up, it works fine for a while and then Freezes (no more mouse mouvement, no more num-lock light switching on/off). Windows Event is of course empty.

I was able to figure out where the source of the problem is. Seems that the whole Restore Point thing is corrupted. Including the Auto part where once in a while it creates a back-up point during boot up.

I have tried in normal mode:
1 - Accesing the restore to a previous point through Windows normal mode: Freezes every single time when i hit the configure button to remove the Restore point from my C:\ Drive.
2 - Accessing it through CCLeaner and trying to remove a single Restore Point: Freezes.
3 - Accessing it through Disk Cleaner, Delete all the restore points. It works... but never ever delete anything.

I have tried in Safe Mode:
1 - Accessing the Security Protection tab: no succes It doesn't show in the tab
2 - Accessing the DiskCleaner, Delete all the restore points: Error 1084, not working in safe mode.
3 - Deleting the restore points using CCleaner, Error 1084 not working in safe mode.

I have scan the PC in safe mode with Eset node32, Malwarebytes and Spybot and all is good.

so in short: My whole Restore and Restore Auto-Creation point is completly corrupted and i'm looking for a way to fix that! Either using the registry... Read more

A:Win7 64bits crashes on accessing restore points

Welcome

Lets start with a repair for corrupted files by following steps on:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
If it finds corrupted files for repair, it will ask you to reboot. Repeat the same process 2 more times.

Uninstall Eset+Spybot and install MSE, select your version from here:
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
PS. Run a full scan after installing it.

For full analysis we need the dumps that are created by your computer after a blue screen of death. Upload them following:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Will be waiting for your next post

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

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

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

Roy

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Hi People,

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



Thanks for any inputs/solutions. Cheers.

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

*bump*

Anyone people??

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

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

TIA

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

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

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