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Q: restore points created tend to get deleted when I boot up

Hi,

I need help here. For some funny reasons, the restore points created tend to get delted when I boot up my laptop the next day. How do I ensure that my restire points remain. I checked my drive and it still says 7 GB free.

Also, is it possible to auto create the restire point but store them in a different partition on the samd drive?

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A: restore points created tend to get deleted when I boot up

Hello Futuristic,

Are you dual booting with Windows XP by chance?

If so, then this may help.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

EDIT:
Sorry, but you will only be able to have restore points saved on the same drive letter that they were created for. Any tampering with them will most likely result in them to no longer work to restore with.

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I am not being lazy, I have sifted through pages and pages of posts about this problem and have yet to find anything that does not either involve dual boot or some complex solution.

I am running a cleanly installed standalone Windows 8 Pro X64 system which is not creating system restore points for updates, installations, and Revo Uninstaller uninstalls (despite the requisite setting being on in Revo).
I have being doing quite a bit of installation and updating over the past week or so but apart from one manually created restore point the only other was for an installation of Power DVD yesterday.

It seems MS is sitting on its hands on this one.

Is there a simple answer to this problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Points not being created (no dual boot)

Have you checked the configuration of System Restore ?
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Because of the differences in the system restore technologies between windows 7 and windows XP, when booting out of XP and into Win 7 Pro the Win 7 restore points will have been deleted. My scenareo is XP - original system on first physical disk (boot loaders are here) and Win 7 on third physical disk, with second physical disk just for data.
There are various tutorials about doing the registry fix in XP as in KB926185, by using the registry hack HKLM\System\MountedDevices\Offline and setting the other system DWord to 1. However, I have done this and it doesn't fix the problem, as I keep up to date images, its not mission critical but it would be great if I could finally resolve it. Has anyone else had the problem with this registry fix not working (I cannot use bitlocker because I don't have Ultimate). Mike

A:System restore points deleted on Win 7 in dual boot with XP

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

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

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

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

Check Disk - chkdsk

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1. Computer: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit, 298 GB HD

I used this laptop to get access to internet to repair my home computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit). First I messed permissions on home computer and then also on this laptop. Windows installer didn't work on any of them. I managed to repair it on Windows 7 Ultimate with gpedit.msc and installer was fine. However, permissions still weren't. So I gave a try subinacl.msi and reset.bat. It did repair some but not all of the permissions to default. I therefore decided to do a system restore. It took for over two hours and then came up with 'not enough disk space'. I decided to do it again, however, this time a message 'no system restore points have been created' appeared. I knew there are system restore points as I had seen them two hours back. I thought it was something with permissions. So I took ownership of SVI, giving SYSTEM and Administrators full control. I also checked HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Reliability.

I also started and set to automatic the following services:
Windows Event Log
Windows Volume Shadow Copy

The right drive was selected for the restore point.

Is there any thing/service I missed?

SVI is set to 'read only for the content' and I have selected the right hard drive to make system restore on. The selected one is C:\ with OS on it and the other one is F:\ which has system protection off. Is that ok?

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A:System Restore enabled but no restore points created

Help anyone?

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I have 55.8 GB on my hard drive and 6.72 GB left to use. System restore hasnt been working for awhile now I've tried turning it off and turning it back on after a reboot and nothing happens. I've created manual points but none show up in the checkpoint calander. There are zero points in the checkpoint calander and none are being created. I have enough space for system restore to be running right? whats wrong here?

thanks in advance
 

A:No System Restore points/none being created

Hi,

There are several reasons this may occur. Let's take a look at Event Viewer for any System Restore logs that may have been created recently that may help us diagnosing the problem.

Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
Click on System in the left pane.
Click the gray title “Source” at the top of the source name column in the right pane to sort by source name, look for "sr" and "srservice".
Double click on each of these events, then click on the button below the two arrows in the upper right corner. This will copy the event information to the clipboard. Paste the information for each of the two event here. There’s no need to post duplicate Event ID’s.

How do I use the Event Viewer to search for System Restore logs?
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#EventViewer

Here are some more links for troubleshooting System Restore.

System Restore Failures to restore:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
 

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I may have had some malware in the past, I got rid of it (or I am pretty sure I did).
 
It was worked on in this thread:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/578320/system-seems-slow-i-got-rid-of-some-stuff-but-i-want-someone-else-to-verify/page-2
 
This is a windows 7 x64 Dell system.
 
I thought system restore was making regular restore points after the procedures I did then.
On looking today, I got a message that no restore points had been created.
 
So I created a couple manually.
They declared success. 
 
They seem to be there. The two that I just created are on the list.
 
But I should have many of them. I check the box "show more restore point" but no more appear.
 
So the automatic system restore point creation in system protection is not working.
 
What can I do to get the system protection to be actually working?
 
Well, this is interesting. I have two drives at the moment, my system drive had no space allocated.  So I just allocated 13% to system protection. 250 gb.
The system drive is also second on the list, but I don't know if that is significant.
 
I just looked at the two restore points I created, they both reference my external drive, not my system drive, which is the one that is important.
I just created a manual restore point on that drive. I said success.
I will have to check to see if restore points are being created automatically and post back.

A:System restore has not created any restore points

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Run this tool.The first command is to create a restore point. Post the log for my review.Temporarily disable your AV program so it does not interfere.Info on how to disable your security applications How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs - Security Mini-Guides.Download Zeok tool from hereWhen the download appears, save to the Desktop.On the Desktop, right-click the Zoek.exe file and select: Run as Administrator(Give it a few seconds to appear.)Next, copy/paste the entire script inside the code box below to the input field of Zoek:
createsrpoint;
autoclean;
emptyalltemp;
Now...Close any open Browsers.Click the Run script button, and wait. It takes a few minutes to run all the script.When the tool finishes, the zoek-results.log is opened in Notepad.The log is also found on the systemdrive, normally C:\If a reboot is needed, the log is opened after the reboot.Please attach the zoek-results.log in your reply.Also, please provide an update on how the computer is behaving after running the above script.

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I have used System Restore in Windows 7 to automatically create restore points, but not so in Windows 8 or 8.1. I configured TASKSCHD.MSC for a restore point to be created at 11 pm weekly, but not dice. I just changed the time to create a SR point daily at 7:15 AM to see if a SR point would be created. In Control Panel, there is not record of the SR point, but Task Scheduler says the 7:15 point was completed successfully. However, I can't find it in Control Panel.
Any advice on what to do from here?
Thank you very much.
Doug57

A:Auto System Restore points not created

When creating a restore point, windows checks the last one. If there has been no system change since the last point it doesn't create a new one to save disk space (since the new one would be an exact copy of the last one)

Check the event viewer (control panel > administrative tools ) to see what it says exactly happened when doing the automatic restore point. If there's an entry with "Skipping creation of restore point as there is a restore point avaliable which is recent enough for System Restore." then what I said above might be the problem.

That said adding triggers to the automatic system restore might help you. Go to Task Scheduler (run as administrator) > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > System Restore > SR > Right Click > Properties > Triggers Tab > New > begin the task : on a schedule Daily.. at (whatever time you want).
Then another New > begin the task : at startup

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I have my Task Scheduler set to create automatic Windows restore points every other day. According to the history log, they are created.

However, they are created under the user "System" and not my account or "Administrators." So, I couldn't access a recent restore point, which I might need to make things run the way I want. I'm having Windows create the restore points so I can access them!

However, it won't create them under my account because I don't have or want a password "Blank passwords are not allowed." I don't want a hassle on startup and God forbid I'd forget the password, so I won't create them. Does that mean that I'm wasting time having SR create the restore points that I think are important for me, and that I might need right now to get my system to run really as it should? Is there a way for me to get those restore points such that I can access them with no password?

A:I cannot access automatic restore points (I think they're created)

You do not need a password to create a system restore point. I just tried it. I have a test laptop with 10 Pro that the user account does not have a password associated with the account or to login.
Go to Start/Search and type System Restore, choose Create a System Restore point.
Also, be aware that everytime you install a software program, Windows automatically creates a Restore Point. If you haven't made any changes to your computer, (ie) installed software etc, there is no need to create a System Restore Point. Also,Remember, that any personal files, like documents, music, pictures, Emails etc do not get backed up when creating a System Restore point.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

A:System restore points not being automatically created

Is System Protection turned on?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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

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

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Hi,
It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in System Restore
on Vista laptop.
Manually created restore points disappear after a short time.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

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Hi,
It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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My new notebook, running Windows 7, crashed 90 minutes after first boot and created a recovery partition. (Affects C:\ drive only. No programs or drivers were being installed. Starts up OK & is functional).

Restore points are now unavailable from the time before partition was created. When a system restore cannot be performed, will system remain unaffected if I do nothing to the recovery partition?

A:Recovery partition created - suitable restore points now unavailable

A recovery partition is normally created by the computer manufacturer during the manufacturing process. It's about 10 - 15GB in size and on a hidden partition of the C: drive. Its purpose is to allow the user to return the computer to factory specifications, just like the day you bought it. I've not heard of a recovery partition being created as the result of a crash. It would help if you could post a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management window.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If your computer was on for just "90 minutes after first boot" before crashing, was this the computer's very first startup after bring it home from the store? When you would normally be configuring a new machine with your user preferences, setting the language, etc? Or do you mean it was the first startup of the day? A crash could cause many different problems and that could be the reason you have no restore points. It's also possible something may have turned system protection off before the crash occured which could have left the computer without any restore points.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in Windows 7 Vista machine.
Manually created points disappear after a short time.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

A:Restore Points No Longer Being Created In Vista Windows 7 Laptop.

Do you have "system protection" turned on for the drive you want to create restore points to?

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Win7pro,

Suddenly I find all my restore points deleted, the system protection settings are still there, but the disk allocation is set to 0, and as a suspicious coincidence I cannot download updates. All of this was working properly just a few days ago, so I am looking for the root cause. The system has not been used enough to have a fragmented page file, and malware scans show nothing. Even if I had wanted to do all this, I don't believe there is a single legitimate utility that would do it.

A:restore points deleted etc

First thing that springs to mind.
Have you just installed any kind of Optimizer program, or swapped Anti-virus.

Roy

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The "topic description" is my question. Can a deleted RP be found anyplace on the HDD?

Thanks, {redoak}

A:Where Do Deleted Restore Points Go?

As with any other deleted items, you are allowing your hard drive to over write them with new information that you put on the disk
Mark

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My laptop was taking about 8-9 minutes to restart and it took forever to close down and various other uglys.

I got in an deleted all my old restore points and now it takes about 1 minute to restart

I had researched all sorts of things to speed up the shutdown, googled 'takes to long to restart', tons of stuff and thats what did it.

Id recommend creating a restore point now, and why I dont know, then create another one, and delete all you old ones if you have such an issue.

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Hi everybody. I have windows XP home sp3. Yesterday after I have installed KB976002 ( browser choice ) from Microsoft all my restore points was deleted. I recognized this because I used defraggler after the installation: there was +10% of freespace on hard disc. My programs are: Avira antivir 9 free, Comodo firewall, Malwarebites free, HijackThis, Spywarebluster, jre6-u20, Adobe reader, Outlook, Rootkit buster, Rootkit Revealer, Process explorer, Ccleaner, Defraggler, Skype and Firefox.I have alredy installed Firefox!I HAVEN'T use Ccleaner!There was no checkpoint system and the monitoring was always onMy pc is a pentium 4 CPU 1.50 GHz 512 MB RamI think ( it seems an automatic process, it's the second time that it occurs) that is due to:1) malfunction of Ccleaner (unlikely, it can't delete the last restore point)2) limitation of the motherboard3) limitation of the ramThankyou for the help.zed_711

A:all restore points deleted

Check to make sure that System Restore is enabled.

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Hi, I am having problems with pop-ups in both Internet Explorer and MoZilla simultaneously when I try to do anything on my computer. Pop-ups include anything from news websites about Kidney disease, to Dexkno search engines, to video player websites akin to youtube but called Blinkx. If I let the computer run long enough it eventually causes those Internet Browsers to crash. When that happens I am still able to move my mouse around but unable to perform any other action on my computer as I'm stuck with whatever was last on the screen.

I checked in my msconfig and saw many programs in there I did not recognize, one of them being prunnet.exe. After looking up on google seeing that this should be removed I decided to come here to see if I had anything else I could remove and how I should go about removing prunnet.exe

It's very frustrating coming home from work and seeing your computer filled with viruses after a brother or sister apparently "didn't do anything" I'm guessing the viruses came from MySpace, Facebook or some porn website.

I also attempted a system restore only to see that all my previous restore points have been deleted to before this day. So I do not even have that option but hopefully that will help in knowing what is wrong with my computer.

I also get an error when I try to shut down the computer from explorer.exe where it doesn't just shut off but I must wait for the computer until I just exit out of it manually. I don'... Read more

A:Pop-Ups / Restore Points Deleted

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I have two separate OS systems (XP pro and Win 7 pro 32 bit) on separate hard drives. Restore points are created on both systems. No problem with XP. I have presently 20% of the 500GB drive reserved for restore points in Win 7. I am only monitoring Win 7 on the Win 7 drive and only XP on the XP drive. No files are on the Win 7 drive- only the OS and programs. Win 7 works fine and keeps the restore points. However if I boot up XP pro and then boot up Win 7 pro I find that all of the restore points that had been listed in Win 7 have been deleted. How do I fix this problem?

A:Win 7 restore points deleted by XP

Welcome

Does not seem to be a problem, but how Windows 7 works. There is a workaround for Vista and 7, just substitute Vista for Windows 7.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

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I have system protection for system settings and files set to 2gb on c: for c:

there are two triggers in the scheduled tasks, and both work (a restore point gets created when the conditions are met)
when i install updates or uninstall a program
when i start the machine
Also, when i manually run the task or the command line used by the tasks, a restore point is created.

BUT the restore points eventually get deleted. I had two of them earlier today, using less than 400mb, now I have none. they don't get deleted after a restart. i haven't been able to pinpoint when they get deleted, but they don't last more than a day or two. and they never get anywhere near the allowed 2gb, though they do get past the allocated 300mb

VSS service is set to manual start, which is the default.

system protection is ONLY on for drive C:. I tried to disable it for drive C:, restart the machine, then re-enable it. no go.

i ran a SFC, no errors.

I ran MSE, MBAM, Temp Folder Cleaner and Sophos anti-rootkit, nothing found.

I ran a registry clean and compact (eusing), no difference.

my system was upgrade from Vista, where system restore worked fine.

i don't know what else to do. I have a daily backups, but system restore is a lot more convenient. I would like to get it to run.

thank you in advance for any input

A:System Restore Points Keep Getting Deleted

Hello Crashnet,

See if increasing the max disk space storage for restore points to say around 10 GB instead will allow them to continue to be stored.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
 
I hesitated between posting this under the "Virus" section or the "Windows 7" section. However, since I do not have, as of yet, any hard proof that I have a virus, I am posting this here.
 
I run Windows 7 SP1. System Restore (SR) used to work (I last had a need for it and used it successfully in May 2014...) but it doesn't anymore, as I unexpectedly discovered recently when needing it (chkdsk in the end did the trick).
 
Main symptom that makes me lean towards a virus:
- while I create the Restore Point (RP), I keep my Windows Explorer opened on the "System Volume Information" folder; once I get the message that the RP has been created successfully, I then see indeed that a file name that looks like this: {7e5f39d9- etc etc} is created, only to then very quickly disappear;
 
Other symptom:
- when running the computer in Safe Mode, the "System Protection" option disappears (but is visible in Normal Mode), so I can not test RP creation in Safe Mode.
 
I have tried a couple of the "usual" fixes that I have encountered on forums when RP are being deleted (usually at reboot, unlike my case):
- switch off SR -> reboot computer -> switch back on
- switch off SR -> reboot computer In Safe Mode -> run MalwareBytes (3 BUP found and deleted, to no avail)
- increase disk space for RP (to 5GB)
 
None worked...
 
Any help appreciated !!!

A:Restore Points deleted RIGHT after creation

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
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I have Windows 7 Home Premium. My restore points are deleted every few days. I'm pretty sure it is not a virus. My system protection Current Usage with 1 set of restore points is 4.61 GB. Maximum Usage is 20% (182 GB). Probably overkill, but someone said to increase the max.Event viewer (Event ID 15) occasionally shows: "The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of insufficient paged heap.". I don't want Shadow Copies of my documents but I was told I need it for System Restore. I have noticed whenever this event shows up in Event Viewer, my Restore points get deleted.Under Services.msc:"Volume Shadow Copy" is set to "Automatic"."Windows Backup" is set to "Automatic"  I have read elsewhere that my Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space might be too small. I ran "vssadmin list shadowstorage" from the command prompt and it said: Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 4.616 GB (0%)Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 5.931 GB (0%)Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 182.892 GB (20%)I also read my Registry needs an RPLifeInterval value in the SystemRestore group. RPLifeInterval is not listed. I've read that RPLifeInterval is for Windows XP, but other places say it is needed for Windows 7 also.Some have said defrag will remove Restore points. My Windows 7 automatically defrags every few days. I do not use a 3rd party defrag. Others have said googleupdater will remove Restore points too. I do not use Chrome but I have google things in my browser toolbar.Knowledge is goo... Read more

A:System restore points keep getting deleted

Hi, You've done a lot of troubleshooting with no luck. The only other thing I can come up with, if you have not already tried this, is to disable System Restore, reboot your PC, and the enable System Restore again. Maybe the System Volume Information folder is corrupted. Also run a check disk operation on the HDD/SSD.  Jay  

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Hi,I just noticed that all my system restore points from March 17 and before were mysteriously deleted. I haven't authorized anything like this, nor is my C drive full.I scanned with One Care online scanner, no malware. Then SuperAntispyware, one tracking cookie. Then MalwareBytes, nothing. Then Avira Rootkit scan and complete scan, nothing nasty, but some 30+ warning/unscanned items.So.I am "assuming", (ah, that ass out of you and me thing going on here) that I am clean but wondered if someone can check this HJT log to be sure.Automatic updates are on.Windows Firewall on.Comodo BOClean is on.Avira is my AV.Pretty careful in my browsing habits.System infoWindows XP Pro SP3Intel?Pentium? 4 CPU 2.80GHz2.94 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAMThere, I think I remembered everything. And now the HJT log.ThanksTeriETA: I also use Hostsman, thanks. TLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:35:23 PM, on 3/30/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira&#... Read more

A:Deleted System Restore Points

Hi jterij,Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are always very busy and we do are best to keep up. Sinceit has been a while since you posted your hijackthis log I would like to see a new log.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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Is there a way to stop Windows 8 DP's restore points been deleted and system protection been reset when I load Windows 7 in a dual boot scenario. Every time I boot back to 8 they have all gone and I can only seem to point a finger at Windows 7.
Does the xp dual boot trick of removing the drive letter work in this case.

Regards Danny

A:Stop restore points been deleted

Yeh the restore point gets deleted when i boot back into W8. Atleast from the gui/wizard point of view. Even the manually created ones. But the disk spaced used for the backup is still in tact.

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As I only need the latest Restore point, the old ones should go. Is this possible ?. How ?.
 

A:Can previous Restore points be deleted ?.

as long as the computer is running with no problems

turn system restore off

then turn it back on

then create a restore point
 

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From time to time this happens. All my restore points are deleted. I don't understand the explanation or what to do or how to do it described here at Technet: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...eca00f722.aspx

For example, it tells me to right click any volume and click "configure shadow copies." When I click, I don't get that option.

I would like to keep my restore points. System protection is now set at 2% of the drive for restore points. What other relevant data do I need to share?

I wonder if this has to do with the length of time it takes to save my Lightroom catalog. I notice that the event occurred 4 minutes after the backup of the catalog, an action that takes up a large amount of hard drive space. I never run anything at the same time.

When they say move the shadow copy to another part, do they mean to create a new partition? I just have a C and D drive. Should I make a new partition in disk manager? If that's a solution, how do I get the shadow copies to be stored there?

I noted on another forum someone said changing "paging" (I don't know what it meant as I'm not very technical) restored his deleted restore point after rebooting.

A:Volsnap Error 25: all restore points deleted.

The error 25 mentions I/O Load this is input/output the most usual cause of this error is caused by hard drive problems. I think that if you run check disc and in step 4 check both boxes, you will find errors in your hard drive and hopefully they will be fixed. If I am correct, you will not have problems again until another hard drive segment has problems again.
Disk Check
If you find that chkdsk finds problems, you may want to back up your stuff, which you should always do anyway.

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On my Windows 7 the default settings for the space that is used to store restore points is 578 mb. The current space that is used to store restore points is 265 mb but i already have old restore points that are deleted even that the limit size for storage is not reached. Why this is happening?

A:Restore points got deleted even that the storage for them is not full

That is vary little space. I'm surprised if it holds more then two or three.
Try increasing the space to 1 or 2GB and see what happens.

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Anyone know if it's possible to recover deleted System Restore Points?

Are these things just un-flagged like other deleted files or are they permanently lost?

If they are recoverable, what are they called?

Cheers
 

A:Recover deleted System Restore Points?

IF you did a system recovery with the recovery disk you have lost everything. If you have tried a system restore then if your recovery points are missing you are still up the creek. I have never heard of recovering system restore points that have either disappeared or were deleted.
 

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I keep getting all my restore points deleted. I've tried to change the amount of space used to 13.5 gb and that didn't work. In fact, the machine saved 35 gb at that setting! Then I got volsnap error 25. The machine wasn't able to create a shadow copy in time.

So, not knowing how to reduce the I/O load, I tried storing the restore points on an external drive. But that didn't work either.

Do I create a new partition on my hard drive? Then store the restore points for C on that drive?

A:Volsnap Error 25: all restore points deleted.

Not sure if this would be related:

Do you use Avast AV by any chance?

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hi,

can i ask anyone out there.. whether deleted system restore points can be recovered?
like if i accidentally remove all the earlier restore points, but now suddenly i need back one of the earlier restore points.. is that possible?

A:can deleted system restore points be recovered?

Some reading to do:http://www.theeldergeek.com/system_volume_...ion_folder1.htm

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Windows 7 on my Dell Inspirion N5010 won't retain any Restore Points after the computer is shut down even though the disk space for Restore Points has been set to the maximum (I've tried different disk space storage levels; none succeed in retaining restore points after computer shut down.)
 

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When I used the xp home edition System Configuration Utility { SRU} it deleted all my system restore points. Not only did the SRU not solve the problem, but I could then not use the system restore facility which may have solved the problem . I have downloaded nothing but an Ad-Aware update since I lost all my system restore points.Can these deleted system restore points be recovered ?
 

A:Can deleted system restore points be recovered?

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I have had this problem ever since I installed my Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I did a clean install, and everything is perfect, I haven't had problems with the system, but I think it's good to have restore points for the times when, and if, I need it, so I ask for help till it's not too late.

I googled the problem and saw that it is a very common problem for Windows 7. Nevertheless, I haven't yet found a proper solution for it. The space I am using for storing restore points is, by defaults, 3% of the portion of the hard disk -- 1,5GB.

A:System Restore Points Being Deleted After Reboot

Increase the allowed space a bit. I think it will work.
You have your system image, shadow copies, and backup and restore points. I think a bit more space is needed.
You can use the software windirstat to see how the space is used.
http://windirstat.info/
You can put the cursor (or click) over any partition etc, to get more inforamtion

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All restore points are deleted when this occures!

Vista Ultimate 64, Volume size 40 GB, 13 GB free.

Error volsnap 36: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit.

I just recently installed this OS and I haven't made any changes to the Shadow Copy settings.

Don't understand why all restore points are deleted when this happens?

Could someone please help?


Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (C\\?\Volume{ab704520-7dcd-11e0-8916-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C\\?\Volume{ab704520-7dcd-11e0-8916-806e6f6e6

63}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 156.781 MB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 400 MB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 3.998 GB

A:Error volsnap 36 all restore points deleted again!

Welcome
For both Seven and Vista
System Restore - disk space

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

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

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

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

Looking forward to any responses.

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

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

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

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

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Whenever I re-start my PC ALL my system restore points are gone
W7 Ultimate 64bit
Single boot from drive c:
System restore for c: turned on - no others
current usage (one created manually) 32Mb
max allocated 7.5 Gb
Free disk space 29 Gb

restore not set for other drives
107Gb free (same physical disk) 123 Gb free 279 Gb free

A:System restore points missing/deleted

Maybe with only 29GB free on restore point drive it may think its full and deleting them automatically.

You can try system restore on another drive with more space to see if that works.

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After i had a blue screen of death, all my system restore points were deleted and i want to know if there is the blue screen of death really deleted my restore points or it were something else.

A:Restore points deleted after blue screen of death.

Welcome
A BSOD can be caused for many reasons. At least one, hard drive corruption, could cause the restore points to vanish. So the answer is yes.

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This morning I mistakenly clicked a bad link. IE froze up and refused to load the task manager. I restarted my computer by turning the power off, but Windows would never load, it would just stay on a black screen. I restarted again in Safe Mode and tried to use System Restore, but it said I had no restore points. I restarted again and used System Repair. It found nothing wrong and told me to remove a new piece of hardware to fix the problem. I'm using my home computer and I haven't added new hardware in months, so I have no idea what it's talking about.

I tried this several times before I gave up and decided to use System Recovery, with the option to backup my personal data (photos and such). It reset my computer to factory settings, but when I went to Backup and Restore there were no files.

I gave up all my photos for loss and tried to reinstall Trend Micro, but I had a LOT of trouble. It kept freezing up every time I tried to download a patch. Ctrl Alt Del would bring up a black screen and an error message. It also tried to download a driver for a new 'Unknown Device,' but that has only happened once so far.

Finally got Trend installed, but my computer runs really slow and it freezes up solid every time I try a virus scan. It also freezes when I try a search for something that will fix the problem. I had to use Safe Mode to join this forum.

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A:Virus deleted my System Restore points-Vista

It's been a couple of days and I still can't figure out how to fix this.
Windows works fine in Safe Mode, but freezes up completely after a couple of minutes on normal. I'll be able to move the mouse pointer, but I won't be able to open anything or bring up the Task Manager.
I ran Malwarebytes and it didn't find anything on the quick scans, but it froze up every time I tried a full scan.

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Hello and good evening,
 
I'm up to my wits end with this virus. I've been following Bleeping Computer for a while, and have learned many things over the years, and I thank you all for the knowledge. This virus, root kit, whatever it is, however, has me perplexed. I really do not want to have to format my HDD, and was hoping one of you wonderful malware removal experts could guide me in figuring out which virus I have and how to remove it. 
 
Also, besides what I put in the title the virus is preventing MBAM from running. Spybot, on the other hand still scans, but I don't think it got the virus completely or even found everything. Spybot did find a root kit and attempted to fix it, but some of the registry entries were immutable. Pretty much, I believe Spybot slowed the virus down if not disabled it completely - it's no longer eating up HDD space as fast as I can make it, but there are still over 2 GB unaccounted for. I fear that this isn't the end of whatever disease has corrupted my OS. I'm still having issues with MBAM and certain other weird things...like my Twitter account being compromised this week and I haven't logged in. Maybe that's a coincidence...
 
I may have gotten infected from trying to watch movies online, I went to what I thought was a legit website (cineble...evil, stay away) that required a credit or debit card to use with a 5 day free trial. Well, it wasn't legit, and I should have researched better. Anyway, I had to call my bank, of c... Read more

A:Virus ate up remainder of HDD space and deleted restore points.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Temporarily disable your AV program so it does not interfere.Info on how to disable your security applications How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs - Security Mini-Guides.Download Zeok tool from hereWhen the download appears, save to the Desktop.On the Desktop, right-click the Zoek.exe file and select: Run as Administrator(Give it a few seconds to appear.)Next, copy/paste the entire script inside the code box below to the input field of Zoek:createsrpoint;
autoclean;
emptyalltemp;
process;
ipconfig /flushdns;b
Now...Close any open Browsers.Click the Run script button, and wait. It takes a few minutes to run all the script.When the tool finishes, the zoek-results.log is opened in Notepad.The log is also found on the systemdrive, normally C:\If a reboot is needed, the log is opened after the reboot.Please attach the zoek-results.log in your reply.Also, please provide an update on how the computer is behaving after running the above script.p.s.If you Virus protection software may react to this tool as not being safe.Make sure that you acknowledge that it's OK and safe to download.

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hello, ive set up 4gb for system restore service, so anythime shadow copy and system restore makes files and restore points this reserved space is filled up, but when all 4gb are reached up all the restores point and files are deleted.

so i can see in system protection tab the system restore used space, i can see it growing up, when its 3,8gb at the end of the day i check for system restore points and i see that no restore points are available, so i check in system protection tab the system restore used space and i can see that its alla erased to 0. after all is erased anything restart so i can see large amount of data any day stored, like 500mb every day or more

why everything is deleted? is this normal? anybody get this problem too? please help i got this problem from the time ive installed win7, ive the 7600 version and anything works great but system restore. i say in this last months that most of day i was without any system restore point, after this ive gatered more information and what i wrote here is what exactly is happening.

i saw the dual boot problem but of curse this is not my problem, in addiction to this ive checked the service is enabled and its working, it creates point when no other point are availalble at system startup or at computer idle or when software is installed, in addiction to this i think a lot of data is stored for shadow copy BUT everything is erased anything all system restore space is filled up

looking 4 help!

A:as system restore fillup all space all points r deleted

nobody can help please?
thank you

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this system has been acting hincky for a little while, but last friday after being used thursday by someone else, it has a new attitude.

here's the log, thanks in advance


Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by bd on 2007-09-19 10:21:01
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
57: 2007-09-19 14:21:09 UTC - RP861 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
56: 2007-09-18 19:07:47 UTC - RP860 - System Checkpoint
55: 2007-09-17 13:28:55 UTC - RP859 - System Checkpoint
54: 2007-09-13 18:14:32 UTC - RP858 - Last known good configuration
53: 2007-09-13 18:14:22 UTC - RP857 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-09-13 18:14:02 UTC - RP805 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-09-19 10:22:41
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.5450.4)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\lsass.exe
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A:computer very slow, restore points deleted, IE not functioning well, Opera sos-so

bumpity-bump

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Hello,

I am new hear but was told I would be given good advice. The problem im having is that I was getting random freezes on my pc and it got to the point where i could not get past log in. I am running windows vista on the most recent update, with a computer i built myself. I took apart computer, cleaned it, did some internal work to make sure everything is running fine. I then put it back together ran it in safe mode and put files on a usb drive just encase i need a system restore. I did not have virus protection before this problem so I got vipre (pirated) and scanned and found a few Trojans. I decided i would go to a restore point that was before the problem, ran that and it froze in the process. Rebooting the computer and coming back to notice all restore points are gone. I dont have a disc for vista so I am looking to clean up pc from what it is now if possible.

What was encountered and steps taken in order

1.freezing
2.install vipre, and scan
3.try system restore but froze
4.clean pc, run in safe mode, back up files
5.run 1 more scan, no network connection (on purpose) and haven't froze yet

Thanks in advance

A:windows vista random freeze and restore points deleted

Welcome aboard I did not have virus protection before this problem so I got vipre (pirated)Start with uninstalling it.Install ONE of these:- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html- free Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/security-essentials- free Comodo Antivirus: http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus.phpUpdate, run full scan, report on any findings.Then....Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdatePress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory si... Read more

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... my new(ish) laptop has blue screened not once but twice in the past three days and i always miss them. also when i tried to safe mode and restore point but ALL my points had been deleted! i'm pissed off and i need help. i made a default disk but i have no other computer to move all my files to. as i said i wasn't at my laptop when it blue screened so i have no idea what to code was the stop code or the file corrupted. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

A:unknown blue screen crash + deleted restore points HELP

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fultzy92


... my new(ish) laptop has blue screened not once but twice in the past three days and i always miss them. also when i tried to safe mode and restore point but ALL my points had been deleted! i'm pissed off and i need help. i made a default disk but i have no other computer to move all my files to. as i said i wasn't at my laptop when it blue screened so i have no idea what to code was the stop code or the file corrupted. PLEASE HELP!!!!!


Hi and welcome

you can use these to both find and upload the actual DMP files. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html
Thanks

Ken

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Widows 7, 64 bitOn and off have issues various tool-bars, mainly involving Conduit/Sweet-packs going back as far as Feb. as a result of what I thought were some free on-line games my son downloaded. Had removed with success, I thought, until recently when I dug deeper. Noticed selective items in my control panel no longer worked, several new "users" had been added  to accounts, and I recently had a notification from Google via text and email that my account was trying to be accessed from GA and to change my Google password (I manage google settings via android mobile not home pc) immediately if this wasn't me, which I did via cell. Biggest mistake in hindsight... a day prior I had been using Samsung Kies to transfer files from phone to laptop via usb as the phone needed to be charged also. Somewhere in this transfer process a "glitch" caused several programs to lock and freeze simultaneously on both devices. Upon detailed look at registry I noticed shell files had popped up in all the critical places.windows start = C:\Users\*******\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ZNRFCVU9    ** typing this into search I found a host of .dat files, gifs, tifs, extensions I'd never heard of, three different versions of C++ that I had never installed, two different versions of Open Office, some type of machine code writer/editor, and on and on. **I gave up when I realized that the changes I was making to the registry w... Read more

A:Malware, Rats, restore points deleted, remote user on my pc.

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