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Manual restore point date selection doesn't work

Q: Manual restore point date selection doesn't work

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

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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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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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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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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?

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

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

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

Hello dordi and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

MS pulls & recommends uninstalling KB 2823324?

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

Windows Update - Uninstall an Update

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Installed windows 7 on UEFI computer. Installed Acronis and created image and bootable media. Booted from bootable media and tested that the restoration process actually works. So far so good.
Fast forward 6 months: drive fails. Buy new drive, install, boot from Acronis bootable media, find archive used during initial test, verify archive, go through the prompt to recover image and....Recovery failed.
I have spent eight hours of my life trying to fix this! It turns out that Acronis doesn't know how to prepare a disk for GPT
So for all other people out there using Acronis: restore operations are no problem if you restore to the same disk without cleaning/deleting partitions/reformatting. If however you do any of those things or if you have to restore to a new drive you have to first boot into something that can run diskpart. In diskpart you need to select the drive then convert to GPT. Now reboot from Acronis media and restore.......

A:Restore using Acronis on UEFI system- what the manual doesn't tell you

I used to use Acronis True Image. I now use Macrium Reflect (paid version) and much better and easier. With Acronis creating a WinPE rescue disc is a manual process (that I had to do because the Linux version wouldn't run on two PC's I had - both Z77 motherboards with UEFI BIOS). With Macrium, its automated, including downloading WinPE.

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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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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Video Card - ASUS 9800gt Ultimate It's a dual slot video card with a better cooling system. Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121266 The cooling system is the same as the "EVGA Akimbo Cooler."

Whenever I start up a game the fan speed increases and the fan gets very loud (can hear it in more than 1 room in house). Once I exit the game, the fan after a minute or so becomes quiet again.

I used ASUS Smartdoctor to manually adjust fan speed and automatically adjust fan speed and both didn't work. Manual worked until I started a game, and fan went to becoming loud again.

Uninstalled Smartdoctor, installed Nvidia nTune, results were same as above.

I don't know why the manual fan speed setting doesn't keep a consistent noise level. No matter what I do the fan ends up reaching the same loud noise level. If I can't stop the fan speed from increasing, what would be a generally good % to set it at to reduce noise?
 

A:Fan Loud on Video Card - Manual Fan Speed Doesn't work

Edit: I used the Nvidia Physx Cloth Demo while using RivaTuner to view gpu temps. Right when I started the demo, the fan speed increased. While doing the demo, the gpu temp was at a constant 48 degrees celcius.
 

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I am trying to get a small range of ports to open up on a Windows Vista Home Edition laptop. It is connected to a Linksys WCG200 Wireless-G Cable Gateway with an Ethernet cable. The laptop is setup on a static IP address, all firewall software (as far as I can tell) is disabled and not in the way. Port forwarding has been manually setup within the router, twice (once after a hard reset back to factory defaults).

I've setup port forwarding on dozens of routers with no trouble, but for some reason, I can't get this thing to work.

I started by testing the connection using this website:

http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

The port range I am trying to test on is 1729-1735. All of these ports have been manually added to Windows Firewall Exception settings, but that doesn't make a difference. And so I tried to shut the firewall off entirely and it still doesn't make a difference.

Then, at the bottom of the web page mentioned above, it says, "Try this powerful auto-configuration software", located here:

http://download.cnet.com/Port-Forwarding-Wizard/3000-2085_4-10827828.html

I'm not going to blow $40 on this software, even though IT WORKS. I just don't know why. Does anyone have an idea about why this program is able to do the trick? I'd like to try and find the actually cause of this problem. The fact that the software works seems to suggest the problem is in the laptops software configuration itself, and that the route... Read more

A:Having port forwarding issues. Manual setup doesn't work, $39 software works?

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I tried to do a restore of my win 7 64-bit machine and found only three restore points. The oldest was 36 hours old. That struck me as dumb so I called our tech support. According to them, win 7 builds a restore point automatically after certain changes and only saves the most recent three restore points. That seems dumb to me, but it gets worse because every time forefront installs an updated signature list it makes a new restore point. Given that forefront updates at least once a day, you're never going to have a restore point more than a couple of days old.

I'm told that the only alternative is to disable automatic builds of restore points. The problem there is that also deletes any restore points you have. The choice seems to be having your oldest restore point be two days old, or having none at all. Not even ms would do something like that, would they? Does anyone have any work around, or are we just missing something down here?

Sincerely,

Ray

A:Restore point don't really work like this, do they?

I just looked at my system restore for Windows 7 (64 bit) and I have system restore points until 08/05/2010, so that's four days worth of system restore's. The only one on the 5th, is a Critical Update. Maybe Windows make's exceptions for Critical windows update's?

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how do i know if a system restore point will work? Takes 40 minutes then says cannot restore. Try another point! This happened four times!

A:how do i know if a system restore point will work?

Have you tried in safemode so nothing is interfering with it.

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Ok, yesterday I was having issues with the Google redirect virus thing. First thing I did when I started having issues was try to do a system restore but it wouldn't work. I went through and tried to do the restore, chose a date and all, it started the restart and froze. I force restarted, the restore hadn't taken effect so I tried it again, it restarted this time but the restore still hadn't worked. At that point I found this site and followed step-by-step the instructions in this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic369733.html/page__st__15. After doing all of that, everything seemed to be back to normal, but when I got to the point about creating a new system restore point it wouldn't work. Now, when I try to create a new system restore point, I get to the screen where you have to enter a description and it won't let me enter anything (I can't click inside the description box, no cursor ever appears). Like I said in another post, I'm a complete novice so I'm not sure if I'm just doing (or not doing) something dumb, or if something is still lurking from that virus stuff. Malwarebytes shows no infected files. Anyway, I posted this yesterday and was told to post over here. Any help would be greatly appreciated and if any other info is needed please let me know! Thanks!DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 Run by cfacundus at 9:24:40.26 on Thu 01/20/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.... Read more

A:System Restore point won't work

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If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!

Rgds

A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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nothing happens when i press next. Thanks for sending steps to fix. I have low vision. LDs. and cerebral palsy. I don't know how I caused the problem.

A:Confirm restore point blocked won't work

That can happen if your PC is infected with adware or spyware. Please post on the appropriate forum here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

Please read New Instructions at the top of that forum page before posting.

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As of yesterday morning I am having major problems with my computer, which runs on Win XP Pro SP3 with all available updates. Protected by Norton 360, and scanned regularly.

The computer was running normally when shut down.

When booted next morning it could not connect to the internet, although the router was working normally and my wife could connect via her wireless link.

Since the problem began I have scanned it with Clamwin Portable (fully updated) and Stinger, and found no malware.

I have disconnected the computer from the router

Oher noted problems were

1. Couldn't access Windows Help & Support
2. Couldn't run Windows System Restore
3. Couldn't print,- no installed printer showed - and couldn't add a printer because couldn't access Windows Print Spooler
4. When I visit Network Connections, no network is shown
5. When I tried to install Sophos Virus Removal Tool, Windows Installer wouldn't work - error message said I might be in Safe Mode
6. Same problem trying to install Hijack This
7. No Taskbar - to switch between running programmes I am having to use Windows Task Manager (Auto-hide the Taskbar is NOT selected in Taskbar properties)
8. Can't run Norton 360

I include logs of scans from from DDS and GMER - as indicated above I was unable to install Hijack this

DDS:
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 Bro... Read more

A:Can't acccess internet, print, reach old restore point or make anything work!

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...0582-cant-acccess-internet-much-anything.html

eddie
 

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

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

Thank you.

Al Guden

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

Al Guden

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Running an Access97 app that has Mail Merge automation to Word97. (Please refrain from "need to update" - not going to happen; VMware player + XP Mode works, but prefer running native Win7 if possible for Home Prem laptop user). To get the Mail Merge to work, msaccess & winword have to run at XP SP3 compatibility. So far, so good. Odd thing involves the mapped network drive where data is located. I get a "not found" from within Access even if I've already accessed the mapped drive from Explorer. If I manually find the database from within Access by walking the structure, all is good until I reboot - even if I close the mdb & reopen it with a shortcut. The mru list within Access fails - I must manually walk the dir tree from within Access after a reboot. Is this Access97 specific behavior or has it been dealt with for other programs?

Googling found How to make elevated programs recognize network drives; I added the EnableLinkedConnections registry entry, but the behavior was unchanged.

A:Inactive mapped drive within program until manual selection

I forgot to mention: this inactive mapped situation only occurs with compatibility selected. Network drive fine without, but then can't use mail merge.

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The restore points show but it keeps saying that it can't restore. I have XP Home. Norton all the time, Spybot and Windows updates are kept current.

Help
 

A:Restore doesn't work...

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For some reason, my system restore won't work. Like it will create restore points, but then they will disappear.

Anyone know what the problem could be?

A:System Restore Doesn't Work

How about a little more info.By any chance do you dual boot.
Tony

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have windows xp and system restore turn off box is not ticked but won't restore to previous time and also wont go back further than 2 days,can't scroll calender.can anyone help?
 

A:System Restore doesn't work

If you don't need a restore right now, you could go into system restore and turn it off, reboot, go back and turn it on again and make a new restore point.

The reset MIGHT help.
 

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me again, another problem i'm having is that when i use system restore it doesn't seem to work. i click next after i chose a restore point , it seems to work then the next square returns to unclicked state but my pc doesn't shut down and reboot. when i check task manager it says that system restore is working. does system restore not shut dowm pc automaticaly and reboots?
any help on this matter would be greatly apreciated...thanks
 

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After running system restore I get message s.r. did not complete successfully. No changes have been made.... Have tried safe mode, uninstalling virus software and disabling firewall. also have run sfc. no errors. have tried different restore points - same message. Have run hard drive and other diagnostic programs - no problems or errors. Gateway notebook MT6821. Vista 32bit home premium 2 gig ram 160 gb hard drive with about 100 gb free. Latest bios installed. Latest MS updates installed. No crashes when running programs. nobsod.

A:System restore doesn't work

Hello, can you try to create a system restore point with another account that has Admin privileges ? Also, try doing this in safe mode also. Post back if those will work please .

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My Win 7 was installed in February 2010 and at first I could use System Restore without problems. However, after some time it stopped working due to unknown reasons and now when I try to do a System Restore it looks as if it is going to be OK, but when it restarts I see the following error message:






Quote:
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.


Details:

System Restore failed while mounting the registry from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x800703f1)

You can try System Restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try advanced recovery method. For more information, see What is Recovery?



I tried to fix it by doing the following things:

1) Perform SFC /SCANNOW

it returns the following message:






Quote:
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
em.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log


and nothing gets better regarding System Restore.

2) Do System Restore from Safe Mode:

This doesn't help at all, i.e. it returns the same message as always. "Repair Windows Install" option does not help either.
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A:System Restore doesn't work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Entheogenic


My Win 7 was installed in February 2010 and at first I could use System Restore without problems. However, after some time it stopped working due to unknown reasons and now when I try to do a System Restore it looks as if it is going to be OK, but when it restarts I see the following error message:






Quote:
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.
Details:

System Restore failed while mounting the registry from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x800703f1)

You can try System Restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try advanced recovery method. For more information, see What is Recovery?


I tried to fix it by doing the following things:

1) Perform SFC /SCANNOW

it returns the following message:






Quote:
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
em.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log


and nothing gets better regarding System Restore.

2) Do System Restore from Safe Mode:

This doesn't help at all, i.e. it returns the same message as always. "Repair Win... Read more

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Hi everyone, this is my first post so please be gentle if I break protocol or seem stupid or something. >_> <_<

Anyway, I'm having a really frustrating problem...I tried uninstalling a program with Windows Install Cleanup, but it didn't get all the files apparently - it was still showing up in the start menu and Programs and Features. Well, I thought, no big deal, I'll just do a system restore to before I installed it (I was trying the program out and I didn't like it, so it was only a couple days ago) but now I've run into a bigger problem...

I try to do system restore, and it seems to go fine, but when the computer reboots it tells me:

"System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.

Details:

System Restore failed to extract the file (C:\ProgramData\Trusteer\Rapport\store) from the restore point.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070005)"

I've tried 3 different restore points and keep getting this same message, although sometimes the file it can't extract is C:\ProgramData\Trusteer\Rapport\store\app-config.cfg

Please help! I don't know what to do now. The program's "ghost" is still on my computer, but that's not nearly as worrisome as the inability to system restore at this point. What should I do?

A:System Restore Doesn't Work?

Hello,

To fix this problem you should downloaded Rapport again directly from here:
http://download.trusteer.com/Gcur4Wtnu/RapportSetup.exe
Or from our website www.trusteer.com

Once you have installed and restarted the computer the System restore should work.

Regards
Trusteer Support.

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I got rid of all the viruses I had using some handy tools I found and now whenever I do a scan, no threats or viruses of any kind are found, as opposed to the 3-4 that were always detected when I did certain scans. I thought this was the problem with my PC which for some reason didnt allow me to create a restore point using System Restore. But now, even when it seems to be clean and uninfected (this is not 100% fully confirmed, I'm about to do a Kasperspy thorough online scan to see what it detects if anything), it still doesnt allow me to create a restore point. I'm thinking there must be something wrong with my system registry or something. Is there anything I can do? Need your help please!

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My Vista hasn't been able to update since I had a nasty virus two winters ago (during which a number of files were lost.) My Internet has been slow lately and so, I decided to restore the system. When restarting with the diagnostics screen the first few options wouldn't work, but some at the bottom would--including system image factory restore. I ran this and for a time it ran fine, until an 'error' box came up. Since then, no matter what I press, Windows does not come up--only the diagnostic screen! (Also the screen turns green with a black line near the top every time I shut down or restart.)

Help, please!

A:Used Factory Restore, Now Doesn't Work...

Welcome
See if this information helps
If you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD.
Hard Disc Controller must be set to IDE in BIOS and Bios must be set to boot from the CD Boot Priority - Change

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options. Choose an option tht will not cause you to lose your stuff.

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.




Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in... Read more

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I have a 3 yr old HP computer. VISTA, IE8. The System Restore does not work. I have tried on several occasions over the past 3 yrs to use system restore to correct a problem. It has never worked. I had the same problem when I had a DELL computer with Windows XP.
 

A:System Restore Doesn't Work

Is system restore turned ON and configured?

System restore sometimes has problems with proprietary chipset drivers; ie drivers written for a big box system.

FWIW system restore is pretty useless; a MUCH better option is to make an image backup of your system drive. With the price of hard drives so cheap AND the image software being free, there is no reason to not have an image backup.
 

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Lately, there have been some problems with my computer. I've uninstalled AVG because of a very annoying error message 'the application has failed to start because of a configuration error' or something like that. Now, I've tried to install Bitdefender Free but the service vsserv wont start and I've got a wonky Bitdefender 8 on my computer. I want to do a System Restore but it doesn't open. No error message. Shell32.dll is at 13.5 MB. Basically, my system is messed up and you'll probably find inconsistencies in the HJT logs. There might be some malware.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:44:26 PM, on 19/06/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Vista Applications\ViOrb\ViOrb.exeC:\Program Files\V... Read more

A:System Restore Doesn't Work?!

Windows Live Messenger fails to go online, it simply terminates itself. Also, after executing drwtsn32.exe and launching System Restore, it says rstrui.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created.

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I run XP in a Dell Inspiron with Norton AntiVirus. I tried System Restore a week ago, but it didn't work. It ran but at the end I got the error message that it didn't complete and couldn't restore to the earlier point. It displayed the red "X." I deleted all of the restore points and set the amount of store to the maximum and set a new restore point. Still it didn't complete. I also ran Malwarebytes - it couldn't find any issues.

I tried it in Safe Mode and it worked - it set the new point and renamed three files - two of them were Norton files, the third I didn't recognize. I set a new point and again it DID NOT COMPLETE - I got the same error message!!

Sorry for the long message, but I wanted you to know I already tried some troubleshooting. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:System Restore doesn't Work

System Restore Troubleshooter
First, try System Restore in Safe Mode.

Read these two articles from Microsoft:

​Solution #1​
Solution #2
How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt:

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps: ​
Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
Norton can also prevent System Restore from working properly:​
Read this.
If still no luck, try the following article.

If still no joy, try reinstalling System Restore.
You should now have just about every possible solution out there. Please be sure to try everything in the articles before concluding that nothing works.​
 

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I've been havin trouble with my computer so I went to restore it and before it actually starts to restore it back to the date i choose, it doesn't do anything. I click the date i wanted it to restore back to, click next, then it says the selected restore point blah blah blah, so i click next and it doesn't do anything. It doesn't work for any of the dates. Any ideas?
 

A:System Restore doesn't work

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I am having a conflict with a program I installed and tried to use system restore. When the computer re-booted, I am getting a pop up that says:

Restoration Incomplete

Your computer cannot be restored to Wed, Dec 01, 2004
System Checkpoint

No changes have been made to your computer.

To choose another restore point, restart system restore.

I have tried several dates, get the same message.

Computer is Dell 8400, Pentium 4, Windows XP Pro.

Any ideas?

THANKS!!
 

A:System Restore Doesn't Work

try this site http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302796
 

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Good day,
I went to do a backup after last W7 update. The external SATA drive was not recognized. Found it inactive and without a drive letter and set them. Unit works on other computers with a USB. Ran a sfc /scannow with errors that couldn't be corrected. Attempted a restore which after reboot fails. Did a system image restore to a preupdate version (Paragon), apparently successfully. sfc still shows errors.
I am asking if I should go directly to the update section and do the MS download and gather the CBS.log?
Oh an of course lost the registration for the W10 download.
Thanks for pointing me in a correct direction!
glennc

A:System Restore doesn't work

Without any response, I went on with the Update thread on the SURT and CBS.logs. Then realized I might as well try and fix the latest Paragon System Image Restore (marked HopefulC:\). Got the Windows 10 registration back and my emails. Reran the SURT and sfc /scannow. sfc still indicating it has corrupted files...
Would appreciate any help!!
glennc

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i show several restore points, but when i go through all the steps to restore any of them i end up with a message: your comp cannot be restored to, etc, etc. i don't seem to have other problems. thanks, boyd.
 

A:System restore doesn't work now

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In the past I used to just copy my stuff and then when Windows went up, you know slows down, get's corrupted somewhere, etc. I would reinstall windows and then my drives, apps, programs, files, etc. Upon my studies I learned that the default Windows backup could do these things as well as recover system state. Well I started doing backups every so often on my home PC and my server at work. The other day I actually needed to use it as my PC had this weird issue of clicking on icon executables and not ever running them. It would refuse to start programs from the executable in the folder under program files, under start menu, or command line. It wouldn't give an error it would just click and go away. Strange huh? It would do it once the computer was on for a while and for a week or two I just would reboot, but I mean come on, that's a little annoying.

So I had a backup but it was 8 months old, but it was made on the same machine. I go Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Backup to launch it. I figure I should at least try it if I'm studying MS systems to say I've done it. I choose restore, but not the wizard, choose return system to previous state by selecting the check mark for C and also for "System State". It returns icons on the desktop of what was their months back so I assume it worked, it asks to reboot, sure go ahead. I try to boot up again, and blue screen, back to BIOS, Select startup of windows pops up. Fine I th... Read more

A:Why doesn't a restore work correctly?

Anyone?
 

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My System Restore will not restore to an earlier date. I have tried many different dates to restore to and none were restored. Can you help?

A:System Restore Doesn't Work

what error messages are you getting?

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I submitted a concern earlier that has gone unanswered. No problem I appreciate any help I can get.

I went ahead and upgraded to the "pro" version or malwarebytes and routinely now see a message indicating that I have been successfully blocked from a potentially malicious site: Type "outgoing"

I have tried to undo some things using System Restore .... this appears to work but fails just after the reboot in the process. Are these things related? Is there a remedy?
 

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