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System Restore Not Working

Q: System Restore Not Working

Hello all, first time poster, so be gentle with me.
My System restore is not working.
Im on AOL and Windows xp.

I go to System restore,
click on a restore date,
then, when i get to the page that says Confirm restore point selection; i click "next"
and nothing happens.

Im useing System restore to reconnect to "dailbb".
I loose my "dailbb" connection about every seven to ten days, and as my System restore is now not working, i have to phone AOL and thay talk me through reconnecting. But im getting a bit sick of phoneing.

Anyone else having trouble with looseing "dailbb"

I thank you.

Derek

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A: System Restore Not Working

Hi shadowtaker9, and welcome to BleepingComputer.System Restore will only restore system files, and some minor program files.What it will restore, and what it won't. * Restored o Registry (note: some current values will persist) o Profiles (local only?roaming user profiles not impacted by restore) o COM+ DB o WFP.dll cache o WMI DB o IIS Metabase o Files with extensions listed in the Monitored File Extensions list * Not Restored o DRM settings o SAM hives (does not restore passwords) o WPA settings (Windows authentication information is not restored) o Contents of the My Documents folder(s) o Specific directories/files listed in the Monitored File Extensions list o Any file with an extension not listed in the Monitored File Extensions list o Items listed in both Filesnottobackup and KeysnottoRestore (hklm->system->controlset001->control->backuprestore->filesnottobackup and keysnottorestore) o User-created data stored in the user profile o Contents of redirected foldershttp://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html

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I have Windows Defender and McAfee Security Center anti virus softwares.When I run them they are telling that I does'nt have any virus.But I am unable to Go to previous restore points and many exe files are missing in the C:\Window\System folder."Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware removal to clean your computer." error came on the desktop.Whole desktop was white with an orange color box in between with the above warning.Antivirus2008 something like that was installed on the desktop and in the control panel...so 1. first I removed the software icon from the desktop and the control panel.Next I went to System32 and removed the recent files.2, But I was Unable to restore to go to a previous date to get rid of the virus.My System restore is infected I believe.I don't have that much knowledge in this field.So kindly let me know in detail what I can do to remove the whole virus.Yes System restore was working properly before.I noticed this as soon as the the virus came. I have ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but still I am unable to go back to my previous system restore points and system is operation very slowly...Please find the log file here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:56 AM, on 8/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

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

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

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Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

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

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

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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

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

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

Why do you need the History restored anyways?
 

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When Im trying to resotre the system restore. It give no effect.
When Im trying to create the restore point. It gives the follwing message "System restore is not able to create a resotre point. Please restart the computer, and then run the system restore again"

And also I have update problem in the F-Secure anti virus.
And also I have a booting problem, after boot windows xp icons apperars when I was click any icon it hang.

A:System Restore is not working creating/Restore

click on start then control panel then system in there you should see system restore. clcik on it , make sure you tick off Turn off on all system drive then click ok then go back to restore again. unless you have corrupted window which means you need a new window installation. good luck

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When I try to back up and restore (my files) it does not complete. I get the message disk full. I tried to uncheck the (shut off and delte all files from system restore) but that does not help. When I check the amount of space available on the D drive, it shows as full, but system restore seems to work; any suggestions?

A:Backup and restore (Not System Restore) Not Working

What are you using to backup your system?

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Hi!
I recently noticed that when I do a Google search, the link redirects me to random ad sites, making it nearly impossible to get to the page that I want. I tried System Restore, only to realize it won't let me go past the last step. Also, my CD/DVD drive doesn't seem to be working. You can watch movies and discs in the drive, but it will not recognize a blank disc for burning music or photos.
I have AVG, and it has only detected tracking cookies. I scan with Malwarebytes on a regular basis, and it never seems to find anything. I scanned with AdAware, and it detected tracking cookies as well. I clean out my Cookies and Temporary Internet Files folder quite frequently, but I can't seem to fix the problem.

Thanks for your help!

A:Google links redirect, CD/DVD drive not working, system restore not working.

Please download RootRepeal Rootkit Detector and save it to your Desktop. * Close all programs and temporarily disable your anti-virus, Firewall and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. * Click this link to see a list of such programs and how to disable them. * Create a new folder on your hard drive called RootRepeal (C:\RootRepeal) and extract (unzip) RootRepeal.zip. (click here if you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to this link.) * Open the folder and double-click on RootRepeal.exe to launch it. If using Vista, right-click and Run as Administrator... * Click on the Files tab, then click the Scan button. * In the Select Drives, dialog Please select drives to scan: select all drives showing, then click OK. * When the scan has completed, a list of files will be generated in the RootRepeal window. * Click on the Save Report button and save it as rootrepeal.txt to your desktop or the same location where you ran the tool from. * Open rootrepeal.txt in Notepad and copy/paste its contents in your next reply. * Exit RootRepeal and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.Note: If RootRepeal cannot complete a scan and results in a crash report, try repeating the scan in "Safe Mode".

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I have windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
I went to create restore point on my new dell and after about an 1/2 hour of waiting for SR to open up I got this:

You have no Restore Points. Use System Protection to create restore point.
When I attempt to turn on System Protection, it doesn't show any drives available when it opens -- it just says that it's searching for available drives and it keeps searching and doesn't stop. Eventually, I'll receive the following Error Message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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Accidentally deleted important files, system restore not working
I accidentally deleted some important files when trying to free up space on my laptop. Now, when I startup, it cannot go to my user. I lost my email settings, other functions. My docs are accessible by going to 'My Computer' then to drive C: then to the user, etc. However, from my Start menu, I can't get to them by simply clicking 'My Documents'.

I've tried to do some 'repairs' using Microsoft Knowledgebase but so far have been unsuccessful. I tried some of the suggested things and have made alist of many of the files that are missing when I tried to do a system repair. These files are not in the recovery section c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. The list is here:

Lmmib2.dll
spider.exe
clipbrd.exe
hostmib.dll
staxmem.dll
admexs.dll
appconf.dll
iisadmin.dll
iisfecnv.dll
infocomm.dll
iscomlog.dll

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:47 PM, on 4/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bi... Read more

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Hello to all,

A month back I accidentally deleted the wow6432 node from my registry under system_user. I believe this is the root of all my problems. Once I did that, my toshiba c885 D 64 bit would not boot. I forced the computer to shut down and pressed f12 to get to the system recovery options. I then restored to a point before my blunder. Well, my laptop worked for a while and then magically the screen goes black and will not reboot. I did sestem restore a few more times since I could get a little bit of work done in between restoring and the screen turning black again. After I was fed up with having to run system restore every other day, I decided to run system refresh to keep my files but reset everything else. After restoring I am getting the same problem and find myself again running system restore every other day just to keep working.

My questions are if I completely reinstall windows 8 and start from scratch, will this definitely solve the problem? I thought system refresh would have worked, so I'm not sure. Also, are there any other available options for me to fix my computer without starting from scratch?

Thanks so much in advance! -Aaron

A:System Restore and System Refresh not working completely!

Hi awrontherise,

Since you did not provide your specs, all my suggestions are just speculative in nature; however, I can tell you that a clean install will fix all system software corruption but if you also have hardware and/or driver issues they will have to be addressed separately. So, based on what you have told us so far, I would recommend this as your first step:

Repair Install Windows 8

Now, if the above doesn't work, you may have to take this route:

Clean Install - Windows 8

Good luck.

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Hello,
I will try to explain this as best as I can so if you need any more information please ask and I will gladly answer. If this is in the wrong forum I apologize. If it is please redirect me and I will post it there.

I have built 11 computers, all containing the EXACT same hardware and software. I install windows 7(64bit), all the drivers for each component, and activated the copy of windows. The pc will run completely fine running any program I ask it to. The problem does not happen until I reboot the computer, now this is not always on the first reboot. These computers could last a few days and then I reboot and it all breaks. When I randomly reboot the system it will boot up showing problems and asking for a system restore. So I do the system restore and reinstall a few drivers and the same problem will persist.
I eventually get fed up with the whole process and decide to completely reinstall Windows thinking maybe I could have done something wrong(been doing this for 15 years no problem but it happens). After a completely random(as far as I can tell) amount of time and reboots the system will do it again. I am completely stumped on this issue and could really use the help. I have managed to get 2 working for a few weeks now but they hard bent cpu pins from the factory and I straightened them out. The other ones I have checked and they are fine(so it seems).
The System is running an ASUS P8Z77-v PRO motherboard, EVGA Nvidia 650 TI graphics card, i7-3770 CPU(may be an... Read more

A:System Working fine but reboots to system restore

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
How to use memtest:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Also check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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The other day I was trying to figure out what coral paintshop pro meant by security key, so I googled it. Something popped up and asked me if I wanted to download, and I wanted to say no, but my laptop's mouse is too sensitive at times, so I accidentally clicked yes. My computer automatically shut down right after that. Every time I turn it on now, it goes straight into System Repair and it doesn't work, it says it cannot repair. I've tried System Restore, but since that doesn't get rid of the documents that have been downloaded, it isn't helping either. My computer won't even let me enter any form of Safe Mode, it just goes straight back to System Repair. Please help me. My Aunt got me this laptop for my High School graduation and I cannot afford to have someone fix my computer right now.
 

A:System Repair/System Restore not working

Does the computer come with system repair disks? Or even better, does it come with a Windows disk?
 

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My son is having problems with his Medion computer, it is 4 years old > Pentium 4 > CPU 2.53GHz 2.52GHz>512mb RAM>Windows XP Home Edition.
Once his pc has booted up, the scroll bar changes from blue to white & nthe sound does not work, although when it boots up it works ok.
He has tried to do a System Restore & the following message appears.>
System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer & then run system restore again > tried that, twice & still same issue. Checked that system restore was working & set on automatic < ok > Tried rebooting again, still same issue.
Can anyone help?
 

A:System Restore not working

It's hard to diagnose the bootup problem -- but it sounds like it might be related to a buggered Windows update. Open the taskmanager (ctrl-alt-del) and see if "svchost.exe" is consuming excess resources.

If it is, run services.msc and locate the entry for Automatic Updates. Double click that and set the startup mode to disabled and reboot. If that resolves the problem you should probably follow the instructions here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/549822-solved-svchost-exe-slow.html#post4544272

There is also a hotfix that may need to be applied:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891/

>> Problems with System Restore unfortunately usually require that the cache be purged and reset by turning off (disabling) System Restore, rebooting and then turning it back on. This would fix it for the future but of course would be of no help for this current problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302796
 

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System Restore will work only when I run it in Safe Mode. When I try to run it normally it goes through the normal process but the message at the end is that it has not been possible to restore my pc to the chosen date and that nothing has been changed. There is presumably a fault or corruption somewhere in my system, any ideas please on how I can identify and remove it?
My TSG SysInfo data are below.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2014 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 217999 MB, Free - 137013 MB; D: Total - 20471 MB, Free - 18162 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, GF7025-M2
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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basically, my laptop is infected with spyware. I can't even get on the internet. The only real solution I know to this problem is to use system restore. Unfortunately the malware disabled it. I have checked around google and have gone to registry editor and have typed in the value of 0 in DisableSR. This should work and enable system restore again. However when i try to use system restore after doing this, it says the same thing. then i go back to the registry editor and the value isnt 0 as I put it. Anyways i need help. If it helps my laptop is a netbook with windows xp home edition and i doubt this matters but it is an Asus.

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My son is having problems with his Medion computer, it is 4 years old > Pentium 4 > CPU 2.53GHz 2.52GHz>512mb RAM>Windows XP Home Edition. He has 57.2 GB of free space left
Once his pc has booted up, the scroll bar changes from blue to white & nthe sound does not work, although when it boots up it works ok.
He has tried to do a System Restore & the following message appears.>
System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer & then run system restore again > tried that, twice & still same issue. Checked that system restore was working & set on automatic < ok > Tried rebooting again, still same issue.
Can anyone help?
 

A:System Restore not working

Sorry, but whats that all about ?
 

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Installed Norton Internet Security 2005 and now, whenever I try and do a system restore it says "System restore encountered a problem and has to close".

It does this all the time, even in safe mode. Symantec has mentioned that I should turn off NIS2005 and try system restore. If it then works it is a Microsoft issue.

I have been onto the Microsoft websites and they do not mention how to repair or reinstall system restore , does anyone out there know?
 

A:system restore not working?

First have you gone through the troubleshooting drill here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q302796

In particular determine you have enough available hard drive space and perhaps purge the System Restore archive and try manually creating a check point and restoring it?

What Windows version/Service Pack update do you have?

While there is an sr.inf "setup" file for System Restore, you may be prompted for locations to reinstall files from, and I'm not sure if you can reinstall it properly from the Service Pack files.
 

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I was trying to create a restore point every couple of days and it wasn't doing it. So I went into the "task" Scheduler" and tweaked it a bit.

Now I went in today to "System Restore' to see if there were any new restore points made. And not only were there no new restore points made, but there also wasn't any old restore points.

1. Can I "un-tweak the task scheduler because I'm sure that must've been what caused my current problem.

2. Is there any way to repair the damage by getting my restore points back.

PS - I do have another Windows 7 computer and I could probably look at the task scheduler and duplicate the actions. The computer I'm having trouble with his Windows 7 Pro

A:System restore not working

Perhaps someone knows where in the Registry hives the settings are kept for Task Scheduler and can help you return it to old values.

For the future an additional way to save the Registry is to use ERUNT

It has worked well for me in every NT based flavor of Windows since NT server 4.
(The web site mentions Vista and W7 but I use it also in Windows 8.0)

If you haven't rebooted your machine since the restore point problem started
Last Known Good may be worth a try.

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Hi all
 
I need to restore my xp pro to an earlier date due to removing a programme in error, however when i try to 
restore, it goes through the process then i get the message unable to restore to this date.
I have tried numerous dates and its the same.
Tried it it safe mode as well and still the same.
Tried to undo the last restore event and it says 'Undo Incomplete' 'SR was unable to reverse the restoration'
Done a scan with Avast and Malwarebytes and all show clean.
All my update have been done an all is up too date.
I did not try switching off SR off, as i know if i do it may remove all restore dates and then i have lost my programme
anyway.
My settings show it at 12% which is maximum (this is not where i set it originally which was 5%) so not sure how that happened.
The programme i removed in error was 'LG cyberlink power dvd' and it looks like it removed a decoder from my WMP and now i'm not able to view DVD,s in WMP that's why i need to restore (also i need SR to work).
I downloaded cyberlink from the website only to find it was an upgrade and not the player so unable to install that as its saying it cannot find powerdvd on my system
 
Any help will be very much appreciated
 
Kind Regards
Rozzer

A:System Restore not working

You could try this link. Just be aware that CNET tends to bundle other software with its downloads so choose 'Custom' or 'Manual' install. Whatever you do, don't use 'Easy', 'Quick' or 'Automatic' options and look at every screen carefully before you click 'Next' !
 
http://download.cnet.com/CyberLink-PowerDVD/3000-13632_4-10352449.html
 
Alternatively you could try the freeware VLC player, which you can get from here -
 
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en_GB.html
 
I use the VLC player as my default for all video and music and I have yet to find a format it can't play.
 
Once you start a System Restore it is irreversible, you get a warning to that effect before you actually click on the 'Restore now' button, which is why you cannot undo it.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Ok here is what I do.
I go to the system restore thing and pick a date (I have chosen about 3 different dates and all have the same problem). My computer does it thing and restarts and then when you go back in it says that The Restore could not be done so no changes have been made. I have also tryed to undo my last Restore and the same thing happens. It goes through then says it couldnt do it.
Please help.

A:System Restore not working

Check "System" in the Event Viewer for any error logs pertaining to System Restore. To do this click Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer, click System in left panel, right panel will have error logs.

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My system restore on xp home is not working. This all started when i ran sereral restore points back. After which i noticed all of space being used on my hard drive so i read to shut it off to get ride of all thoes restores. Which i did after i was cleaned up with help from this board i set a restore point. I tried to restore to it and i get system was not restored message. I checked to make sure i have it on and it is. Any help please
 

A:System Restore Not Working

How much free space is currently available on the drive? And can you provide a current HijackThis Scanlog?
 

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I'm running Windows XP, but when I try to restore my system to a previous date it goes throught the motions, restarts fine and then tells me that it cannot restore to that date and that no changes have been made. I've tried various dates and get the same answer.

Any thoughts/help very much appreciated!

Thanks.
 

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My system restore on xp home is not working. This all started when i ran sereral restore points back. After which i noticed all of space being used on my hard drive so i read to shut it off to get rid of all those restores. Which i did after i was cleaned up with help from this board i set a restore point 4 days ago . I tried to restore to it and i get system was not restored message. I checked to make sure i have it on and it is. Any help please
 

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systems restores turned on, but when my pc restarts it says, it could not restore no changes have been made at this time. im on windows xp professional media center edition with service pack 3.

A:system restore not working

??? are u doing a restore from an earlier restore point or is this a message that pops up when XP boots up? Did u uninstall a program prior to this message popup?

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After doing a fresh windows xp pro installation, I found out that System Restore was not working. I can't restore at an early time because all days are blank, and I can't create a restore point. I followed this guide http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302796 and I got stuck on Method 3 because I'm not seeing what I supposed to see... Here is a screenshot:What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

A:System Restore Not Working

Hello.

Your disk looks fine to me . Method three was simply to check if you had enough space for System Restore. You have a few hundred times more than enough.

Proceed to method 4 and 5 and tell use if any of those work.

With Regards,
The Panda

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Welcome to System Restore screen permits 2 options:
(1) Create a restore point.
I can do that, but it does not appear on the calendar. I have set Windows to set a restore point once a week,
(2) Restore my computer to an earlier time.
Next screen "Select a restore point" does not display a calendar as it should. It displays a box reading "There are no restore points created for this day. To restore immediately, pick another day and restore point and
try again." But I do not see any previous restore points, no calendar.
I cannot "go back" or "next".
Question: How do I correct the problem? I do not want to use the registry.
Can I uninstall System Restore and then reinstall? I have done a google search, with no luck. Have gone to the microsoft web site, with no success.
I would appreciate help.
 

A:System Restore is not working.

Check this:
http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2004/10/19/SystemRestore.html
 

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The other day i installed some buggy drivers for my sound card that left a redundant icon in the control panel, so I thought I'd do a system restore, the only point I could restore to was from about 2 months ago, it was better than nothing, so I tried to restore to it. After a long time i get some message about the shadow copy has timed out. I decided to try in safe mode, which worked. But still the same error message out of safe mode if I boot normal windows. I read on some site that I must make sure that the system restore service is running, I check in services, guess what... no system restore service. I'm not sure at all about what to do now...
 

A:System restore not working

Generally, you can just use the roll back functionality in Device Manager in Vista to restore a previous driver.

The service is not present in Vista. SR is handled by the volume shadow copy service (and others).

See if you can create a restore point. Go to Start > Search (or Run), and type:

systempropertiesprotection.exe
 

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Windows XP Pro SP3.  Although a number of problems with this PC have been corrected with the help of members on this site, there still remain a few. One of the present problems is that System Restore does not work, nor will regedit export its files. I'm using erunt so the latter is no hardship.
I ran rkill and FSS - the logs are below.
One of the members here stated that the System Restore problem was solved by by re-installing sr.inf from the c:\windows\inf folder. I tried this, but it led me to a BSOD and a memory dump. I booted back with "last known good configuration" and it's back now to where it was.
I'd be grateful for any help in correcting the remaining errors.
 

A:System Restore not working

Have you tried running the sfc /scannow command...to replace missing/damaged system files?
 
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This is a two part question. It started a few days ago after Firefox did an update. The next day I noticed that when I entered a search request in the address bar of Firexox it used Yahoo to run the search instead of Google which I had set as my default. I hate Yahoo with a passion.

Anyway I tried for quite a while to find a way to change it back and couldn't so I finally decided to do a system restore to get back to a point before the update. When I ran system restore it didn't complete and I got the following message;

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:\) from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during system restore. (0x8000ffff)

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

I declined the idea of an advanced recovery method as it would lose a lot of the stuff I have on at worst and cause me a lot of work at best getting it back to the way I want it. So I tried system restore again with a different date and got the same result. I tried all the dates in system restore and they all produced this same message. I then ran check disk which didn't find any problems but I tried another restore anyway and got the same message.

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A:System restore not working

Can you make a new System Restore point and then immediately restore to it?

There are a lot of posts here lately about SR not working or not working properly, but I haven't kept up with the solutions, if any.

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i did a system restore it went threw but when it logged back in all my applications didnt know how to start like i click on the internet an its said missing file then i went an clicked on another application an it coudnt start...an i checked the programs folder on c drive all my applications are there its just the when you click on it from any were else on the computer it wont launch at thats all applications....

plus it wont even let me open up system restore again

help plz

A:System Restore Not Working Right

First thing I would like to know is why were you doing a system restore to begin with? This could be part of the issue you are having now.

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About 2 weeks ago, I started noticing the M$ update shield with the '!' in it appearing on the Shut down button. If I run Windows Update, it says I'm up to date. The shield nonetheless stays there all the time.

I've run a full Avast scan and a Malwarebytes scan. Neither comes up with any malware.

Figuring that something I downloaded might be causing the problem, I thought I'd try system restore. First tried a restore point WAY back -- October 6. System went thru the usual churning, but when it tried to reboot, came up with a window saying the system could not be started, and attempted (for 3-4 minutes) to repair the system. That failed, so I hit the power button, waited 30 sec., hit power button again. System booted perfectly. . .BUT not a single program had been deleted or changed. I was back to the system before running system restore.

Tried system restore from 2 other points, the last one only 2 weeks old. In both cases, same result. Restore fails, Win 7 attempts repair, that fails, hit power button, turn computer back on and system is exactly the way it was before doing the restores.

Anybody have any idea what's wrong?

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Tried to do a system restore. But no matter which restore point I try, I keep getting " not possible to restore to this point". I thought that the restore points in the callender in bold was the date there was supposed to be a restore point...?? confused

Any help please

A:System restore ..not working

The restore points could have become corrupt due to malware, or just an accident. You can try to purge (delete) all but your oldest restore points. You should only do this if you know for a fact that everything else about your computer is working fine and you are free from all malware. Now you should Set a New Restore Point The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Then go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "OK".Click the "More Options" Tab.Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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Came with Win 8.1 64bit

I have tried 2 times to do a system restore with 2 different points.
Once started system gets to screen saying system restore initializing, and it just stays at that point with circle spinning. I have to hold down power button to turn off and than restart back to desktop saying restore failed.
What could possibly be wrong?

A:system restore not working on Win 8.1

Hello, Johnf. Sorry to read your having problems.

I just restored mine yesterday. It does take quite a long time. I do remember the busy circle, but I can't for the life of me remember if it changed to a different screen after a while. that sequence took approximately 10 to 15 minutes. It eventually stated it was restarting, the screen went dark, and I could see it working again for approximately 5 minutes. It then booted again and worked again for another 5 minutes before I got a lock screen, then after hitting a key, a sign-in screen.

How long did yours run with the busy circle before you hard reset it? Also, I think it not to be a good idea to hard reset while it's in that mode, but obviously it rebooted to do it again.

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System restore says "your computer cannot be restored" and that "No changes were made. I get this message on all restore points. A previous post advised to down load "Hijack This" and post the scan results. Thanks for any help.

Here is the results;

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:30:47 AM, on 12/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\progra~1\softwin\bitdef~1\bdnagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\progra~1\softwin\bitdef~1\bdswitch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
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I don't see anything in the Scanlog that would affect it, but this should be "fixed":

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

It affects the ability to to searches from the address bar.

Sometimes it is necessary to purge the System Restore cache and re-enable it. Then manually create a check point and test it.

See also:

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=302796
 

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I cannot get my system to perform a successful restore using the System Restore feature of Windows XP SP2. It goes through the steps, reboots and gives me a message that the system cannot be restored to the checkpoint I selected. This happens regardless of the checkpoint I select. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

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A:System Restore Not Working in Win XP

I think we had a discussion on this in the past where one of your restore points is bad and if one is bad, then all are bad. This may or may not be the case, but I am sure that a staff member in this area will be able to expound on it.

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Ok so i made this account because i need help.
I have windows vista 32bit and am trying to do a system restore. But every time it tells me there was an unspecified error and that no changes were made.

I have tried going back to previous restore points. didn't work

Tried sfc /scannow. no problems and still didn't work

tried turning off antivirus. didn't work

tried it in safe mode. didn't work

ran malwarebytes. took care of some malware but System restore still didn't work

On services Volume shadow control is started and on automatic.

As you can see i've tried everything and still system restore refuses to work.

Please help.

A:System Restore not working. Have tried everything

Did you install a Windows Update just before this happened? If so you may be able to find the bad one, if one is the cause, by removing them one at a time.

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I am not sure this is the right forum, but I thought I would start here.

I attempted to restore to a point I created last night. I received a message that the system could not be restored to that point. I also received a warning that my Avast AV 2015 Background Service was not running. The computer was running slow. I ran system restore again to undo the restore point and after the shutdown and restart I received another error message that the system could not be restore to the point I started from. I also received the same Avast warning. It appears the desktop has some icons from last night, as well as some from today.

I suspect the Avast AV may be causing a problem with the system restore, but I am not sure.

I ran sfc /scannow and it did not find any code integrity violations.

I could use some help on how to proceed. Thanks.

A:System Restore not working

Why don't you say what error message was displayed?
Shutdown AVAST or even better.... uninstall it, so it can't interfere in the process

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I'm having a number of problems with my computer. I have a Dell Dimension 3000. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 2. I just recently starting having problems; about 4 days ago. I went into Windows media player 11 to listen to music and it kept skipping. I tried to play a video and it did the same thing. I tried rebooting the system, but that didn't help. I've scanned my computer with Windows Defender, Norton, Spyhunter, and Spynomore. All of them came up with nothing. I've tried to restore it and keeps giving me the "restoration incomplete" screen afterwards. I've tried going back to older restore points, but none of them work. Yesterday, I came home and tried to listen to music again hoping that maybe "it just fixed itself". Right. This time, the music wouldn't even play, and I got an error message that said that there was no audio device installed on my computer. Today, I tried the music again and it plays with the skipping. Progress I guess. Throughout all of this I keep getting error messages saying "generic host process for win32 has encountered a problem and needs to close" and something about a "DrWatson debugger" encountering a problem. I have no idea what either 1 of those means. I don't know if I might have a virus or software problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!
 

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Was having a problem with the computer, doing weird things so I thought that I might go back and do a restore from an earlier point to see if it solved the problem. Anyway, went to earlier point, restored sort of, after it did everything, it told me it could not restore to that point and that nothing was done. I went to another restore point further back, same message, was not installed at the restore point, current settings are intact. Did this 2 more times, same results. I have made restore points along with the ones the systme makes. None of them works. Am wondering what the problem might be. Ran all types of antispyware, spybot, adware,cwshredder, norton antivirus, and ran panda scan. Nothing shows, not even on the HJT log. Everything on the log is the same as months ago when it worked fine. I have spywareblaster, spywareguard, and norton firewall installed. Any info would be appreciated.
 

A:system restore not working?

Hi, This might help>

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

Note the part about the Recovery partition for HP and Compaq computers and turn off RECOVERY partition monitoring as they show you...it stays ON for your working drive C:.
If you have a regular pc, without a Recovery type partiton, it's OK to let restore monitor them I guess...

Follow the rest of the steps and see if it helps at all.
 

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I have windows xp media centre service pack 2 ( use Norton Internet Security) and can't get system restore to work. I've tried many restore points and get this message:

Restoration Incomplete
Your computer cannot be restored to ____. Pick another restore point and try again.

Then a window pops up and reads:

Symantec Service Framework has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Please tell microsoft about this problem. Send error report.

Then another window pops up from the task bar which reads:

Norton
Your antivirus program has been turned off and computer not protected. When I check my Norton antivirus program its says I'm connected and protected.

Can you help with system restore?

A:System Restore Not Working

This is a problem with Norton I'm afraid. Which version of Norton are you using?

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Hey everyone I am having a very difficult and annoying problem to fix. First it started out I wasn't able to do a system restore to an earlier time running windows regularly but in safe mode. Now I can not do a system restore in safe mode or running in normal mode. When I try to run the restore to an earlier point it will restart say system restore is initializing, say it is complete and boot up and then say System restore did not complete successfully and none of my files were changed. I have tried everything from disabling AVG antivirus to running in safe mode and researching the problem in debth, but I can not figure out what to do. This happens on every single restore point. I went into the event viewer and found the following errors:
1. Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80004002, No such interface supported. (Event ID 8193)
2. Volume Shadow Copy Service error: A critical component required by the Volume Shadow Copy service is not registered. This might happened if an error occurred during Windows setup or during installation of a Shadow Copy provider. The error returned from CoCreateInstance on class with CLSID {4e14fba2-2e22-11d1-9964-00c04fbbb345} and Name CEventSystem is [0x80004002, No such interface supported]. (Event ID 22)
3.
Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CoCreateInstance. hr = 0x80004002, No such interface supported.
Operation:
PrepareForBackup event
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A:System Restore Not Working

to get you started while we wait for others for better recommendation.

here's an article about the shadow copy provider had an unexpected error.

The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error | Online IT Support

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window says system restore unsuccessful due to an undisclosed error. windows vista home premium . same thing in safe mode. please help
 

A:System restore not working

Seldom does work, really.
You might try a full defrag and try again, but usually when System Restore doesn't work there is no good fix.
Any chance you have an infestation?
 

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Hi there hope you can help.
For some reason my System restore does not go back any further than the month it is in. I know it crerates automatic points but for some reason on my desktop pc it will not. My Laptop running XP is fine as are my friends. Just wondered what I can do to solve this and would appreciate any advice.
Richard

A:System Restore not working

hi
try a virus scan first
use either housecall or panda
then under system properties in your control panel, click on system restore and move the slide all the way to the right to enable more restore points. in the future.
regards

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I tend to have problems with Firefox taking an unusually long time to load pages, and normally, I can solve that with using a System Restore. This time, though, I can't get System Restore to work. I've tried several times from various checkpoints, but each time I get a message saying "Incomplete Restoration."

I know this topic has been posted before, and I tried using the advice given in this thread http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/459314-system-restore-incomplete.html. I disabled AVG Anti-Virus, but I didn't help. I know from the previous thread that you'll need to look at the system restore logs in order to help; so, I'll just post those now to save time.

This is the information for the "sr" source:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: sr
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1
Date: 3/13/2010
Time: 8:47:25 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-DFE7BDCF87
Description:
The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000243' while processing the file 'avgupd.exe.old' on the volume 'HarddiskVolume1'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 06 00 00 00 04 00 4e 00 ......N.
0008: 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 c0 .......
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

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A:System Restore Not Working

The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000243' while processing the file 'avgupd.exe.old' on the volume 'HarddiskVolume1'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.Click to expand...
avgupd.exe.old is related to AVG.

You could try uninstalling AVG to see if System Restore comes back to life. Use the AVG Remover.

If no luck,

Read: System Restore Troubleshooter​
First, try System Restore in Safe Mode.

Read this article from Microsoft:

Read: System Restore

How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt:

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a Command Prompt.

2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command Prompt option.

3. 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.

4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.

5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.

6. 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.
 

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Hello All,
I`ve tried 6 different system restore points but with the same result each time.Vista shuts down and restarts itself but does a normal boot sequence. I t doesnt appear to start the restore ! 5 minutes or so later a message comes up saying there may have been a power "cut" or a system error. I tried it with antivirus off but that didnt work either.
Any suggestions ?
Another problem Im having that may have some bearing on the above is that none of the windows updates are being installed despite many attempts
Im using Vista Home Premium

A:System Restore Not Working

it sounds like something is seriously corrupt there, tbh if i where you id be doing a clean install myself, i had a similar problem where the restore points would not work on my laptop so i just wiped and reinstalled and works no problem since with the restore function

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I'm having a problem with System Restore working. I'm trying to restore back to a point, and after rebooting and logging in, the Restore gives me a message saying "Restoration Incomplete" and tells me that no changes were made. I don't know what to do anymore.
I found another thread that advised turning off Symantec security, but I use AVG, and chances are, it was on when the restore point was made. I'm new here so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post.
I use a Windows XP Home.
If any more information is needed (I'm not sure) just tell me.
 

A:System Restore not working.

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