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Want to know what deleted my last manual restore point (w7 x64)

Q: Want to know what deleted my last manual restore point (w7 x64)

Is this possible, if yes, how?

My manual created restore points get deleted at random. Sometimes they will still be available after weeks. Sometimes they just dissapear for reasons unknown to me. The last one dissapeared within 9 days and I'm now trying to figure out when this last restore point got deleted and for what reason. Can you help?

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A: Want to know what deleted my last manual restore point (w7 x64)

I would imagine it would depend on how much drive space you have allocated to system restore.

What should happen is that when the allocated drive space is full, the oldest restore point will get deleted.

Don't forget also that Windows security updates will very often create a restore point, which can affect the frequency with which restore points get deleted.

System Restore: frequently asked questions

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System info:Windows Vista Home PremiumeMachine T5226Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz4 GB RAM32-bit OSAll of a sudden, I went to set a manual Restore Point and I get the same message:"Could not create the Scheduled Task for the following reason:Cannot create a file when that file already exists.(0x800700B7)"I can change the name and still get the same pop-up, I have nearly visted all forums and tried everything, except pay MS $35 for the fix,which I cannot afford to do and buy medicine, since I am disabled and Part D Medicare for drugs is Bad.Can Anyone who really knows a fix, other than just reinstall and go through all, that, it seems to set points when programs call for it, but not the operator. Any help will be appreciated and rewarded by God, through my prayers. Thanks!

A:Fix for System Restore error (0x800700B7) for Setting Manual Restore Point

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
 
Based on my experience, error code 0x800700B7 indicates that the object cannot be created because an object with the same name already exists. Thus I suspect there is some shadow restore points stored on your computer. I recommend that you perform the following steps.
1. Change another location to save the new created restore point.
2. Resize Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space by running the following command, there may be caused by limited space.
 
1) Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt.
2) Click Run as administrator.
3) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin list shadowstorage /for=c:
 
4) Note the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space value.
5) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=300Mb
 
6) Close the Command Prompt window.
 
Hope this helps. Thanks.

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

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

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

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

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

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

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I am using XP Home Edition. I want to restore my system to one of my manually created restore points from a few months ago, but the calendar won't let me go out of the month of June, to a previous month. How do I get there? Thanks. I downloaded a popup blocker, restarted my machine, and lost all contents of Outlook Express.
 

A:Manual restore point XP

If you can't get past June, then you may be able to get it.

See this link ( http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545&Product=winxp ) mostly part 2.

However, If all you want to get back is your Outlook Express files, then do a search for "*.dbx" [without the quotes] and they should still be there (you will get inbox.dbx, sent.dbx, etc.). When you find them, just import them back.

You may have double inbox.dbx, etc.. so you may have to use trial and error when importing to find your old files.
 

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When I start with a vlean slate (that is deletion of all restore points and create 1 manually after virus-scanning). This Restore point grows pretty fast. Starts with 72MB and grows to 140 MB wihtin 2 hours. 1 Gb within two days. What could be the reson?

I have 1 500GBsystem harddrive and 2% reserved for System Restore.

A:Manual restore point growing too fast?

Check how many restore points those really are. The cmd command is vssadmin list shadows

I suspect there are more than 1 restore points. But it does not matter. The shadowstorage works first in, first out.

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Hi,

I have Win XP SP2 and I am trying to manually create a restore point before I load on IE7 standalone.

I have been to
Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore.
but there is only a restore option on the screen, there is no 'create a restore point' option.

I have obviously set something somewhere that disables this, can anyone tell me how to get this back please?

Thanks,
Paul
 

A:Manual run of create restore point missing.

Hi there,
This may help

http://www.5starsupport.com/faq/xp-system-restore.htm
 

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Hello: I'm running Vista 32 bit, and am having trouble creating a manual system restore point. I have gone to System Protection unchecked drive and restated computer. I then went back checked appropriate box and attempted to create restore point. During processing an error box appeared and stated restore point could not be created, due to shadow box provider had unexpected error while trying to process operation. (0x8004230F).

Also I use a 500gb Passport to back up my Documents. When I right click on Document and click send to, Passport no longer is listed. I checked My Computer and it shows Passport there? This past week I downloaded AVG PC Tune Up and optimized my computer operation, I'm wondering if perhaps some of the computer settings were changed during this process?

Thanks in advance for your help. Paul

A:[SOLVED] UNABLE TO COMPLETE MANUAL SYSTEM RESTORE POINT

Hi see the info here Vista Application Error 4100 (0x8004230F)

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Greetings to all.

My wife is running Xp home edition on a Dell Inspirion 1520. The computer is not recognizing the CD drive. Even when we go to "my computer" it is not shown as a "Device with removable storage" My first thought to fix this was to restore the computer to an earlier point but when I get to the calendar to set a manual restore point the arrow buttons at the top of the calendar don't allow me to select anything other than the current date. Anyone have any ideas about this?

Thanks,

Jim

A:Manual restore point date selection doesn't work

I'd start simply. Disable System Restore, reboot, then re-enable System Restore and see if that fixes the problem. Let me know if it did

Cheers.
DataMan

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Hi, really annoying, because I always create restore points when installing software.
I tried the following command, in case, but no results:

> sfc /scannow
> DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

What can I do?

Thanks
Serros

A:Cannot create manual Restore Point, nor read current ones >deactivated

Yes it seems Win10 has it disabled by default ......at least on some machines...

did you go through the Tutorial here :System Protection - Turn On or Off for Drives in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I HAVE A 2.2GHZ WITH 256MB RAM, RUNNING WIN XP PRO,IT SUPPOSED TO CREATE A RESTORE POINT WHENEVER A PROGRAMME IS BEING INSTALLED. BUT IT DID NOT HAPPEN.AND I ALSO FOUND THAT MY RESTORE POINTS DISAPPEARED OR DELETED AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, MAY BE A FEW DAYS.NEED HELP!
 

A:system restore point missing or deleted in win xp pro

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Hi, all
thank you all in advance.
i accidentally deleted some important files, and my computer doesn't have a restore point. How am i gonna get back those files? after i realized this, i searched for solutions on the internet, but none of them worked. Is it possible to get them back? Help please!

A:no restore point, how to get back deleted files

Your post does not say it you looked in the recycle bin. Did you look there?

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1. I followed the following steps last Friday:
 
Ccleaner
(in safe mode)
RKill
TDSSKiller
Malware bytes
RogueKiller
Junk Removal tool.
 
I then created a new restore point and deleted the rest.
 
I then used the AVG uninstall tool to remove this from my system.
 
2. All well but then yesterday I was asked by AVG to block a potential threat from a rogue email. Once I did then familiar symptoms returned (fan at high level and higher than normal memory use (from ~50% to 74-85%). I shut the computer down last night.
 
3. This morning I started it up again in the hope of resetting the restore point; but it had been deleted and replaced with a new one created at the time I shut the computer down the night before.
 
3. Today I redid all of step 1 again, but added a GMER and Farbar scan (in normal mode).
 
I have so far added both Farbar reports and the RogueKiller report. My GMER scan is too big.
 
 
 

A:Suspected rootkit malware; lost fresh restore point; AVG returned when deleted.

I should have said that this computer was bought due to a persistent challenge in my previous computer. I had of course forgot to keep both separated; they were attached at some point last week through USB. The other (older) computer is going through the same cleaning treatment I describe above. I thought best to deal with one of these for now, unless you think otherwise.
 
As a development, the other computer i refer to here has twice crashed GMER in windows normal mode, though it worked the first time in safe mode.
 
Patiently yours

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I tried to get rid of it but i cant anymore ; i get a black screen even in safe mode;
the only way to make my system boot up again is to restore it back to the state with the Ultra UX theme patcher installed.
Does anyone has the same problem or a fix for it?

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

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

Thank you.

Al Guden

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

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

Thank you.

Al Guden

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

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

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

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Because windows 7 is getting really slow, I decided to start fresh with it. Going into system restore, I find the original restore point. As I click on it, it says the file is not found. My "backup recovery" drive is a partitioned C drive. Could I find this file? Or Could I somehow format my harddrive or reset to factory defaults or anything to start fresh?

Compaq Presario CQ61-420US notebbook
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
3 GB ram
Amd Athlon II Dual Core M320

A:Restoring windows to original point, can't find restore point

Back up any important files that you want to keep first.
Use an External drive, flash drive or CD/DVD.






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Restore the PC to its original condition with the HP Recovery Manager from within Windows 7







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Create a set of operating system recovery discs

You can use HP Recovery Manager to create a personal set of recovery discs. When you select the Recovery disc creation process, the HP Recovery Manager examines the PC and determines how many blank DVD discs will be required. Depending on the model, you will need up to three DVD-R or DVD+R (Non-read/writeable) discs. The creation process can take up to an hour or more. Do not interrupt the creation process.


Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery Compaq Presario CQ61-420US Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Post back if any questions, plus let us know how it's going.

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I have a RealTek 8187 USB wireless adapter on my desktop computer that has an associated utility that allows me to manually select which of several competing WAP's to connect to. But that is good only for that particular adapter. My laptop has a different make of adapter that does not have this capability and many of my friends and neighbors lack the capability also. I have a situation where when I turn on my desktop, it automatically connects to a certain WAP, presumably because it has the strongest signal. However, at certain times of the day, traffic or other unknown interference blocks internet access for varying periods of time. I can usually go to my RealTek utility and switch connections to another WAP that has somewhat less signal strength (for example from Channel 1 to Channel 9 -- all within the same Wi-Fi network). Almost always I can restore internet access by doing this. My neighbors are unable to do this because of using different adapters and are very frustrated.

My question: is there generic software available that allows manually selecting WAP channels regardless of the particular brand of wireless adapter being used. Or is there some setting in either Windows XP or Windows 7 that would allow selectively choosing to connect to one channel of a network rather than another even if the signal strength is less.
 

A:Manual Selection of Wireless Access Point

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

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

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

A:Solved: System Restore: Finding Manual Restore Points

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my windows 7 keeps deleting my old system restore point that i've manually created everytime there's an auto restore point being made... for example I have installed/uninstall/update a software, then poof there's an auto restore created and my old restore point gone...

is it possible to turn off the auto restore, while leaving my created restore point still intact?
or is there any possible way to save my windows 7 current state without the silly system restore?

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my windows 7 keeps deleting my old system restore point that i've manually created everytime there's an auto restore point being made... for example I have installed/uninstall/update a software, then poof there's an auto restore created and my old restore point gone...

is it possible to turn off the auto restore, while leaving my created restore point still intact?
or is there any possible way to save my windows 7 current state without the silly system restore?

A:is possible to disable auto restore, while manual restore intact?

Is it actually deleting old restore points? Check your System Restore panel for "other restore points" other than the one that is shown (which is just the last restore point).

If it is really deleting old points, increase the disc space set for restore points so that you have more than just the most recent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

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

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

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

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

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

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

Jerry

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

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

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

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

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

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

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

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

-Michael

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

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


Thanks.

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

Hi -

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

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My computer (XP Home) is in a real mess, and I want to go back to better days with System Restore, ideally several weeks before various nightmares happened. But when I look for an earlier restore point there's only today's date. Is it possible for me to create a date for, say, a month ago? And if I manage to do this what programs or documents will I lose?

Please phrase your response for a non-techie. Thanks.

Angus
 

A:Solved: How to create a RESTORE POINT in XP's STSTEM RESTORE?

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

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

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

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

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

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

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

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

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

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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Hi guys,

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

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

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Hello.

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MonsterKiller


Hello.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

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

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

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

when I press ok nothing happens

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Hello everyone,

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

Os i have: xp sp3

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Hi .... When I try and manually create a restore point in Vista I get the following error message:


 
Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason:
Cannot create a file when that file already exists (0X800700B7)
 
Coincidently this problem started when the last automatic restore point was created on Oct 26, 2008. Since then no other automatic restore points have been created and I can't create one manually either. Its almost as if the restore point creation process is stuck in constant write mode and won't create a new one automatically or manually.
 
This error message occurs whether VSSCOPY service is running or not. I have all the required system restore files or dlls in system 32. I have also eliminated any possibility of it being caused by another program since the automatic restore point creation process worked fine up until Oct 26, 2008. 
 
The following is the current content of my ONLY system restore registry key:
 
"hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\systemrestore" and its values are:
 
firstrun                       regdword     0x00000000 (0)
lastindex                    regdword     0X000000BB (187)
rpglobalinterval            regdword     0x00015180 (86400)
rplifeinterval                regdword      0xffffff (4294967295)
rpsessioninterval         regdword      0x00000001 (1)
 
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A:Re: Cannot create a Restore Point or Restore to a previous one

 
Hi Ray, to troubleshoot the issue, I suggest we first perform the following steps:
 
Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe)
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1.       Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
To determine which files could not be repaired by the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
1.       Open an elevated command prompt.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
findstr /C:"[SR] Cannot repair member file" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
Note The Sfcdetails.txt file contains details from every time that the System File Checker tool has been run on the computer. The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. Verify the date and time entries to determine the problem files that were found the last time that you ran the System File Checker tool.
3.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
edit sfcdetails.txt
The Sfcdetails.txt file uses the following format:
Date/Time SFC detail
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I have had this problem for quite a while. I'm able to create restore points (and they show up in the list), but I'm unable to 'restore' them... I get the system cannot restore error. I have Norton-Comcast and have deactivated 'tamper protection' with no luck.

A:Unable to restore - can save a restore point

Do you know what the error code is? Perhaps you can search it in google and perhaps a solution will pop up? Have you tried to uninstall norton comcast and other protection software to see if that works? Going into safe mode have you tried that? That should work in safe mode.

Can you post the actual message that it pop up too? thanks!

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Hello, I've had this problem forever now.

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

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

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

Does anyone know how I can fix this?
 

A:Cannot Create Restore Point in System Restore

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

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

How can this happen?

A:System Restore gives wrong restore point.

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

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

System Restore

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

A:System restore not creating restore point

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

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

I've not tried it yet though.

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