Hi. I'm using 500GB hdd(source) and 500GB ssd(destination) and I've some questions:
1. I Did 1:1 copy of disc (in norton GHOST) and on destination disk system restore is telling that i don't have restore points. Why?
2. Then On source disc I was trying to unlock some disc space by entering System Volume Information folder and deleting some files. I deleted all files larger than 3GB except one latest and one oldest. Now is like on destionation disc - system restore is telling that i don't have restore points. Why?
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Hope your settings look like this, and that in services volumn shadow copy in running.
I noticed my hard drive free space dropped, and I couldn't account for the space lost. I presumed at least some of it had to do with today's Windows Updates and the system restore point they triggered.
I used CCleaner to go and delete a couple older restore points, but I don't think I got back any space, at max a gigabyte if anything. I was wondering if anyone has an idea what is going on?
I've got three restore points, and Windows says they are using up ~80 GB and are allowed ~140 GB.
You can limit the size that System Restore uses. Limit System Restore Hard Drive Space
If you think there is space being used by something other then the hidden System Volume Information (system restore) Use Space Sniffer to find out what is being used.
I recently replaced my power source. When I turned on the machine It gave me "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
I did a restore with the provided emachines system restore cd's,and I am still getting the message. The harddrive is being recognized in BIOS. I am running off a LINUX live cd right now.
Does anyone have any ideas? How could I check for a boot sector error on my harddisk?
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Please help if you can. Internet Explorer kept freezing with hourglass, So, I did a system restore to return the computer settings to the last date that it worked properly. I returned it successfully, but internet explorer will not load at all now. It keeps giving me the message that it has to close because of an error and directs me to press 'end now'. I tricked it into opening through my 2Wire gateway and went to microsoft update to try and re-install the missing components. Gave me error message that windows installer was not installed or was disabled because i was in safe mode (which I was not). Are there steps I can take to correct this. Other windows programs are also affected. Such as System Information, Search and Help.
XP Home Edition
Service Pack 2 (it was 3 before restore)
Pentium® 4 CPU
768mb of RAM
Not so sure it's an infectionLet;s try a quick few scansSome types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing al... Read moreRead other 3 answers
Having trouble w/ Print shop Dlx12 and wanted to restore to early april date. (PS tech could not fix problem even after re-install etc. today.) None of the restore points worked. All it would say is that no changes were made and to try an earlier date. I did, into March, none worked. Sounds like a great idea if it worked!!
PS Started acting funny after latest update-- Q811493 on 4/16. No previous updates have affected anything and this may not be the culprit either. Installed a couple of programs recently but unistalled them but it didn't help.
If you can, go to add/remove and remove Q811493
See info HERE and HERE
As for system restore, if you are sure it won't work and you don't need the restore points, try and disable it > reboot > reenable it. Most times this will "fix" it but you will lose all restore points.
i can create them, but they don't work for restoration
this just started...used to work fine
here's a hijackthis log
Log created by WinPatrol PLUS version 15.9.2008.5:15.9.2008.5
Scan saved at 5:56:52 PM, on 12/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BILLP STUDIOS\WINPATROL\WINPATROL.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT INTELLITYPE PRO\itype.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\MailFrontier\mantispm.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BILLP STUDIOS\WINPATROL\WINPATROLEX.EXE
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.msn.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.micros... Read more
Hello & welcome to TSF ,
what you need to do is follow this link
for this to work properly you must follow all instructions
if you can not compleat a step make a note and then move to the next step
save all logs to the desktop for ease of reposting
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Not sure when this issue started, so not sure if this has anything to do with XP Pro SP3. System Restore appears to function normally until attempt to restore. Select restore point > confirmation screen, click next > result = stays on confirmation screen. No cpu activity. Disabled SR and tried to re-register dll's. Was only able to re-register srclient.dll. Other dll's report loaded but "DllServerRegister point not found. . ." Suggestions please.
Hello & welcome to TSF,
To resolve this issue, restart the computer. If the error still occurs, search the hard drive for the presence of the Wininit.ini file, and then rename it. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
I tried to use restore in normal and safe mode and a bunch of diffrent restore points and i keep getting incomplete no changes to your system message. I made a new restore point and it works but only that one? thanks.
Your old system restore points became corrupted. These don't always work, there is no getting them back. What is the issue your having that you feel the need to do a Sys tem Resotre?Read other 3 answers
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.
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
I have 8gb of space allocated to System Restore, all monitoring my C partition only. This space is always at least 85-90% used according to the System Protection screen. In the past I have had at least 15 restore points to choose from after ticking "show more restore points." But today I went to do a restore and there were only 7 points, despite almost the full 8gb allocation being shown as nearly full, as usual.
This is happening despite relative consistency in the size of my C partition at about 60gb. As always, I have the "restore system settings and previous versions of files" option chosen. And I've checked to ensure none of the drive's other partitions were inadvertently added to monitoring.
I've had Windows 7 for about three months, and saw a similar situation about two months ago. At that point I turned off System Restore and turned it back on, and things returned to normal. But now it's happening again, and this time I don't want to lose the Restore Points I currently have. Besides, the fact that this is happening makes me both curious and uncomfortable.
I've been creating 60% of my restore points manually. Is it possible those, for some reason, use a lot more space than automatically-generated points?
Would appreciate any ideas on what could be going on, and how to address it.
I suspect that one of your more recent restore points is taking more than the usual amount of space. This can vary widely. This could be due to a newly installed application or some kind of update.
On the few occasions I have used system restore it has always been the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely it is that the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves.
I turned on my computer and realized that all of my files and programs were missing amongst all restore points. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and no viruses were found. Is there any way to recover the lost data or is it a lost cause. I have a Toshiba, Windows 7, Intel Pentium. I am praying that I can recover this.
Check your user's folder, are you using the same logon account ? Sometimes windows logon fails and you get directed to a temporary account + folders and all your files will seem missing, when instead you are not looking at your previous documents folder.
I wanted to see what was in some of the restore points of 2005,
so I restored back to a previous date and found software,
photos and things that I thought had been completely erased.
Is there a way to completely erase everything that is in system restore?
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After Tuesday's Windows update I couldn't boot into Windows and loaded my system repair disk planning to roll back to a restore point from the day before. But, the restore wizard couldn't find any restore points. I know my system does it daily and I did a manual one a week prior just to see if it would work and show up. It did.
So, my question is, if the wizard can't find the restore points am I hosed, or is there some other way to point the system to them.
What is your Computer doing when you try to boot...i.e. What happens?
Does the Monitor show anything?
Can you get into the BIOS?
Since upgrading system restore is not creating restore points automatically. I have to create them manually and then they are being deleted automatically every 3 - 7 days. I tried allocating more disk space to restore but that has done no good. I also use an uninstaller program which used to create restore points but although it tells me it is it's not! I feel very vulnerable now only having a week's worth of restore points - there have been times I've been glad to be able to restore back a few months! Never had trouble before the latest upgrade and haven't knowingly changed any settings. Be very grateful if anyone can solve this for me. Thanks FlissaRead other answers
I work with a large software suite. The installer for this suite is really just a collection of many stand-alone installers.
If SR is on when I run the installation, it takes a very long time. Additionally, since this is a collection of other installers, SR is somewhat useless to use as a roll-back, since all of my RPs get replaced with intermediate points from the uber-installer.
The company itself suggests turning off SR so that things won't take so long.
Last time I installed this, something went wrong. I was unable to use or uninstall this software, and I was unable to roll-back the system since the SRs were gone.
Currently, my method is to create a full system backup before I run this installer. A pain in the neck.
Is there a way to save my RPs and then turn off SR while I run this? If something goes wrong, I could then apply the saved RP? Mainly, I am concerned about customer systems where I won't be able to create this backup.
Also, while I appreciate any comments or suggestions about the pain-in-the-neck software suite, there is truly nothing I can do about that. They are getting better with each release, but in the meantime I am stuck with it.
If you turn off system restore you will lose all restore points.
As far as I know there is no way of saving them and reinstating them if you switch system restore back on.
My comp has been experiencing several problems and is running poorly. I bought an external HD, completely backed up everything important and was about to run a system restore as I had created a manual restore point following the resolution of previous problems. The link to the thread is found below.
However, when I use the system restore wizard, I can only select November 8th, 9th, and 10th...and today is the 10th. I created the manual restore point back in March 2006. I cannot change the month and I have no idea where to find manual points.
Could someone please help me find the restore point I created when my computer was working perfectly?
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I have system restore enabled for C: but not for the D: (which in my case is a recovery, as it came from the factory). I have not enabled that to be part of the system restore point creation. BUT STILL, every time there is a system restore point (either scheduled or manual) being made for C:, it also seems to create a restore point for D:. How is this possible?? Is there somewhere I could select the disks specifically other than the control panel>system>system protection?? Because here, only C: is checked.. but still restore points are being created for D:. Of course, when I uncheck the box next to D: and apply, it removes the restore point and it even asks me if I want to turn off restore point creation for that disk. I say yes, but then it comes back out of nowhere.
Thanks for any inputs/solutions. Cheers.
For some reason my System Restore function isn't automatically creating (or isn't showing) System Restore points as it should be doing for "major" system events (e.g., isn't automatically creating restore points before/after Windows Updates and software/driver updates). I'm not sure if it isn't creating the restore points at all, or if it's just not displaying them as available restore points.
Another piece of the puzzle - I've manually created restore points at various times, and they have initially shown up on the list of available restore points as expected. However, when I looked at the list today, the restore points I created manually have Disappearead! I'm certain that I didn't delete them. I've selected every option I can think of to show me a complete list of available restore points, but no luck getting them to show up on the list. Also, my "Current Usage" is listed as "0 bytes", even though a few restore points are showing on the list. All of this makes me wonder if the system is creating the restore points, but just saving them in a way that makes them "invisible" to the System Restore utility.
Here's what I've done so far:
- Double checked my System Restore/Protection settings, and my system drive (C: ) is definitely set to "ON".
- Checked the System Restore configuration, and it's set to "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"
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Hello everyone, not sure why but I get an error every time I open the System Restore. I rarely have to use a restore point as I regularly maintain my computer and check for viruses and malware, but I would like to have the option just in case. When I open System Properties, and click the System Protection tab, I get this error and am unable to create a Restore Point. Attached is a screenshot and a DxDiag.txt. Any insight to this problem would be helpful, perhaps I have some windows feature disabled that I might need enabled, I am not sure. I recently did a complete reformat of my hard drive and a fresh install of Windows, maybe two months ago, and somewhere along the line I must have removed/disabled something I need for System Restore. Even third party maintenance software is unable to create restore points, such as TuneUp Utilities 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, and UVK. I'm sure the fix for this is simple, I am just unaware of it. Thanks in advance.
You have Tuneup Utilities? Have you looked at this?
System Restore Error 0x81000203 (Below solution at end of this mesage did not work)
Here is some other info as well including the Turbo mode problem
System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Community
My last automatically System Restore Point automatically created by the passage of time was created 2013-01-23.
No further automatic system restore points are being created (that means not ever, not daily, not weekly, simply no longer created automatically by the passage of time since last January).
I do not see restore points automatically created by other programs, like Acronis 2014 or Kaspersky KIS 2014 which I installed last week. (But the problem goes way back to January, so these new versions are obviously not involved.)
System restore points are still automatically created by Windows Update and by nVidia driver updates.
System restore points can still be created manually.
The SR task is present in Task Scheduler.
SFC /SCANNOW found no problems.
System Restore is still turned on.
There is free disk space for restore points.
The computer is a Dell Studio 9000, aka XPS 435T, core i7 960.
Windows 7 Home Premium with all the standard Windows Updates.
KIS 2013, now KIS2014
Acronis 2013, then 2014, and currently uninstalled.
Hiyya Keith mate run a chkdsk as well as the sfc you have done already and also these I know you have Kaspersky and so do I (2013) but I still pick up malware with the links .
download the ADW from bleeping computer and if you have CCleaner the run a clean up don't forget to save the cookies that you have that use passwords for site s you need and the registry check any faults back them u before you fix.
CCleaner - Download > download from piriform - you probably have but if not....
I have seen numerous people are having this problem but I have not been able to find a solution that works for me. I figured I would post my own problem and maybe somebody could recommend a solution.
I have been trying to use Windows System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created several restore points on my own but when I restart and run the program, it says I have no restore points available. I have 40 gb allocated for restore points and have used less than 10 percent of my hard drive space.
does anybody know of any good process to follow that will fix this issue and make System Restore usable.
Thanks a lot.
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I have windows vista (32bit) and have been having problems with system restore recently. When I try to use system restore it tells me that I have no restore points. I can make manual restore points but there are no automatic points and when I next try to use system restore often the manual restore points I made previously have disappeared!
Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
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it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.
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I have a repeat problem that I cannot explain: My system creates system restore points just fine (at least, the ones I create manually and can confirm that they are there), but they vanish upon restart.
I have a Toshiba Satellite P750 running Windows 7 Home Premium.
I discovered this issue for the first time in November 2012 when my computer had a hard crash. That was when I learned that it was deleting my restore points. I was forced to do a factory reset. After that, System Restore functioned normally--for a while. Then it began eating restore points again.
About a month ago, I had to do ANOTHER factory reset. Again, System Restore started working--creating and keeping restore points. But just a few weeks into a "brand new" system and they're completely gone again.
I can't understand why this keeps happening even after factory reset.
This is a problem I've investigated multiple times over the last few years and haven't found a solution for yet.
Does anyone here have any advice?
I have had similar problems in the past with System Restore (the restores points don't get lost, they just don't always work) so I turned it off and just depend on imaging now, using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect). I've yet to have an image fail to restore.Read other 3 answers
System Restore is no longer creating automatic restore points. All the necessary services are set to automatic, ie: task scheduler, volume shadow copy, microsoft software volume shadow copy, windows backup, and remote procedure call.
I tried disabling SR, then performed a disc cleanup, rebooted, then enabled SR. All that did was enable me to create ONE system restore point ONLY. If i try to create an additional restore point, I get the following error message:
You might want to try
Do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Are any third party backup programs installed on your computer?
Verify if these two services are started and running on your computer. If it’s not started, start the services and check if you can create a system restore point.
a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup
Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.
You can check this information from services.msc. To do this follow the steps below:
a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.
From many users facing the same issue, turning off system restore for the hard disk on which Windows is installed and turning it back on seems to have solved the issue.
You may try the same.
Why does system restore only shows the two restore points where I backed up my computer to my external drive. And If I try to restore that, then it says, The backup drive could not be found. How would that matter though? I mean I only backed up my system to an external drive. I didn't create a system restore point to my external hd.
I created a manual system restore earlier today and now it's gone for some reason.
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Firstly, I can only create manual restore points in System Restore but they usually disappear
overnight and, as a novice, I am at a loss to understand this.
I recently ran Advanced System Optimizer 3 and optimized my system in a hurry. Without thinking and to my regret, I did not manually create a system restore point before doing this.
I have noticed several changes (albeit non-major but nonetheless uncomfortably different) with my use.
1. Certain thumbnails/links which are supposed to have images on them now appear to be broken (that paper torn in half sign instead)
2. Hotmail's autocomplete whenever you start typing an email addresses' first few words no longer functions.
I have yet to discover more irregularities but as far as I know Advanced System Optimizer must have removed or deleted something after I clicked optimize now which is causing all these.
I tried to system restore it to a time before I actually ran the optimization which was about 9 am on 9th of November 2011 but all I see is an 11 am restore point on the same day in the restore point list. When I click show me more restore points, it does not show me more but remains with just the 1 point which I've said.
Is my case already a goner and it's already too late to turn back or is it possible to somehow access more previous restore points? It would be better still to access a 8th of November 2011 restore point (which again presently shows only the 9th of November point and nothing else), BEFORE I did a scan of the system even and just revert everything to how it once was.
Here's a follow up to my case, I've managed to solve problem no.1 as I found out that it occurred in almost all websites I tried to access. It mainly showed the HTML coding instead of all the usual colours and decorations. So what I did was hold shift and click refresh and it solved everything including the thumbnail not appearing issue. Apparently after doing this everytime I returned to those sites it didn't give any problems.
The Hotmail issue still persists though. I am quite an email heavy user and find this quite annoying. Whenever I click reply, it's as if I'm composing a completely new email with no address in the bar, no RE: subject and no previous incoming email which I can refer to in replying that email. The autocomplete email address email still persists.
Any help on this?
Edit: It all eventually solved itself.
Brand new laptop running Vista 32-bit. Went to verify that System Resore was periodically creating restore points, and despite the app appearing to be set-up correctly, there are no auto restore points listed- just the ones generated by various software chages. Any suggestions what's going on because as mentioned, the feature is active- just not automatically establishing restore points-
Many thanks in advance
Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.
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,
Hi, I need your help.
I'm running a Windows 7 64 bit.
Last week I was going through my game folders and renaming a few of them and adding more info (my folders were a mess, organization wise). I also installed some older games I had on hard drive, to see if I want them anymore. So quite a bit of installing and uninstalling was happening, like say 20 games or so in a week.
Then yesterday one old game would not uninstall (not showing up in control panel list of programs), and so I decided to use system restore as a way to uninstall it. I restored the system to about four days prior...then a weird thing happened. Some of my folders were divided in two, the folder with the old name and another with with the modified name. Like if originally had a folder named "chess games" which had couple days ago during my reorganizing effort renamed to "Fritz Chess 9", now I had both! But they were not exact copies. What was contained in the original folder was now randomly divided between these two folders, like one subfolder in one and the rest in the other.
Also, the there were other folders that some of the actual content was missing. Like the ISO file. If I have 50 game folders, about 15 were affected, either in the sense of having duplicates or having game files missing. I am not sure but I think this happened only (at least mostly) to folders that I had changed the title of recently. The other ones were fine.
What did I do?
-I tried to merge th... Read more
It appears to me something happened when you did the System Restore. I would try that again to the same date and see if it gets rid of all the divided folders. I have never heard of anything like that. Let us know what happens.Read other 3 answers
Finally finished the project I started, because I found that if I wanted to run System Restore on my computer ( with Windows Vista ), it took ages before it opened.
The tools provide the ability to run a Restore Point,
without the standard interface of System Restore.
Please read the readme file for more info.
Yet again another nice tool Sweet
In my Win XP Pro SP1 installation, my System Restore has a very erratic "memory." It usually only remembers restore points from a few days back, and often times forgets all of my restore points. Even though I regularly create manual restore points (install apps, etc.), they never seem to be available more than a day or so after I create them.
My settings look like this:
Turn off System Restore on all drives: NOT checked
My C: drive: Monitoring
Max disk space: 3.6GB (12%)
My D: drive: Monitoring
I've also examined the registry (HKLM\Soft\M$\WinNT\CV\SysRest, blah blah) and the keys look good (at default values). Any idea why my System Restore is so brain dead?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Athan had asked me to create a restore point yesterday to check if my computer was still showing the restore point after a reboot. I did this and after the 1st reboot, it was fine, my restore point was stored. But i opened the system restore today, and its gone again!!!
So, i ran the disk cleanup on all the drives and deleted the restore points. After this, i created another restore point and i called it 'test2'. Everything was fine just like the 1st restore point i created and then, after a couple of reboots, NO RESTORE POINTS AGAIN. I just updated my BIOS and there is a restore point created for this by my computer, but dont know for how long it will be there
PS: I have a HP laptop, and they dint provide a Windows CD, but created a partition D:\ [HP_RECOVERY] which I am supposed to use incase of a system crash. But this drive is full, and I am unable to make any backup disks. Just letting u know cause this might be the problem
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I have a problem with System Restore only keeping restore points 5 days back at the most. So for example, the oldest restore point I have currently is from September 6, 2007. I've had this Vista x64 install for around a month now. I should have restore points dating back to about August 1st or so.
I've got plenty of HD space too......around 500GB free I believe so that's not an issue. I don't have any viruses. I bet this is an easy fix, it's just that I don't know what that is. Vista is supposed to automatically make restore points every day doesn't it? According to this post at this site, Vista is supposed to save restore points for around 136 years. http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread82418.html
While I don't need it that long, I'd like it save them for around 6 months to a year or even whatever the default is supposed to be. I had a problem with a Windows update about a month ago. I think it was a security update or something. Anyway, I don't know which one or why, but it borked my system and I couldn't even boot, not even in Safe Mode. So I put the Vista x64 DVD in and went to use System Restore and I didn't have any restore points. I had no other choice than to reinstall Windows. I just want to know why it's doing this and how I can stop it before I have to use System Restore again and I have to reinstall again.
Thanks in advance!
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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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My brother in law has been having trouble with his laptop, and he asked if I could help. It is an hp dv6000 running vista. It does not have any current virus protection, although Norton and Microsoft Security Essentials is installed. He told me one of his friends recommended ComboFix, which he ran. He's 16, so there is no telling what kind of damage was done. It will not connect to the internet even though it says it is connected. When I open Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer the working offline tab is checked but will not turn off. I keep getting a warning message from the taskbar saying, "Startup programs blocked".
Every couple seconds a Dial-up Connection screen appears asking to connect to a broadband connection. It looks legit, but in the task bar it has what looks like a Java icon. This screen, a Norton updates error, and ARO 2011 appear everytime the computer wakes, or restarts.
When I took the computer I installed and ran Malwarebytes from a flash drive, which did remove a lot of infections. When I click on the icon to safely remove the flash drive I get another error message, "Windows cannot stop USB device because a program is still using it. Close programs and try again later." There were no programs running so I had to shutdown the computer, to remove the device.
I had to do this a couple more times, but the last time the computer restarted the same 3 screens appeared as well as the program Blinkx Beat. I do not know what this program i... Read more
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.===Lets see if we can get the Internet service.1. Click on Start button. 2. Type Cmd in the Start Search text box. 3. Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter keyboard shortcut to run Command Prompt as Administrator. Allow elevation request. 4. Type netsh int ip reset in the Command Prompt shell, and then press the Enter key. 5. Restart the computer.The command will remove all user configured settings on TCP/IP stack and return it to original default state by rewriting pertinent registry keys that are used by the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stack to achieve the same result as the removal and the reinstallation of the protocol.===If that fails, download this tool to a CD or flash drive using a good computer. Copy the file to the Desktop of the Infected computer and run it.Please download MiniToolBox to Desktop and run it.Check mark the following boxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP ConfigurationList Last 10 Event Viewer ErrorsList Users, Partitions and Memory Size
Click Go and copy/paste the log (Result.txt) into your next post.Let me know if the service is restored.
System restore failed to extract the file ? from the restore point. There was a disk failure during the restore. This might be caused by bad sectors on the disk.
I get the same message, but with a different file name, with every restore point I try, and I have now tried all seven available restore points, going back to 30 Dec 2011.
The computer was working perfectly until 3 days ago when it blue screened, and has not started properly since.
It is a Corei5 with 4 GB RAM and is only 12 months old. I just don?t believe the drive has that many bad sectors.
Given that it won?t start and it won?t restore, is the only solution to reformat and start again?
Have you done a Disk Check on the drive to attempt to fix/recover the bad sectors? That would be the first step.
Hi,New guy here, looking for some help. System restore looks like it is running ok, but there are no restore points available, when attempting to make new restore point i get the message "system restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer and then run system restore again". Reboot including cold boot do not help. System restore settings say both drives are being monitored, separate xp os on each drive and system restore is working on "old" unused drive, and it seems I can not turn off monitoring in only one of the drives. I spent all day reading up and tried going into the reg to check and see DisableSR set at 0, like i read it is supposed to.(HKEY_local_machine, system restore) , tried right clicking sr.inf, but got the message that I needed the service pac 3 files and I must have done something wrong there because when entered the path to SP flies and I clicked ok nothing happened..
I found this in a sr.inf notepad, then I went into the reg.
But when I looked in reg in HKEY_LOCAL_system,services,sr, parameters, reg_dword DontBacklup value is set to 0. This seems correct to me but this is... Read more
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System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB)
When I create a restore point, it take s a min or two then says it creates successfully, but when I open system restore, it shows no restore points.
I have already made sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running & set on Automatic AND I Reset the Repository.
Still it does not work.
Thank you for any further ideas.
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System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB) <- -
Hello prossv, welcome to Seven Forums!
Surly this must be an error, the allotted storage space can't be set this high?
I wanted to do a system restore, preferably to a date about two months previously, but my choices through Windows 7 were only back about a week! This isn't nearly long enough ago, but it apparently is all I have, so it's no good. I'm not wanting to do this for some future date - I need to do it now to address an issue. But going back a week won't do it for me.
Is there a way to tweak the system in order to get back further in time, or is it too late for that?
It is too late Windows 7 deletes old restore points to make room for new ones. Try increasing the space the restore points will be allow to be stored. Why are you wanting to perform a system restore is there an issue with you Windows?
But I see you have xp on your profile are you running Win7 or XP?
I thought I had fixed this a month ago by turning off System Restore & then turning on again, with a restart in between. That was the last restore I tried, & it worked.
I can create restore points, no problem. The computer also seems to be making System Checkpoints.
Today I tried a System Restore to test it, & it went through the motions, then said "Your computer could not be restored..." etc.
Wandering around on Google I've seen comments that you should disable System Restore while installing new programs. I copied over accessories & games today that I had previously lost. I made a restore point part way along in that process.
I've also seen suggestions that AVG may stop System Restore from restoring. Is this correct? It has AVG 2013.
Running WinXP Pro on a Latitude D610.
Thanks for answers...
I'm running AVG 2013 and haven't experienced any problems with System Restore.
You should make a restore point prior to installing programs, especially with downloads that now have third party software bundled with them, so that if you don't like what you have you can restore to the closest time prior to the installation.
Have you tried restore points other than the one which didn't work?
I ran a system restore without creating restore points. The computer will start up but after a minute I get a blue screen. The screen tells me to restart my computer to fix the problem and if that doesn't work, other options.
I don't know much about computers/operating systems and I don't want to make this worse. Is there anyway to do "undo" a system restore? I know I can't do it in safe mode or in normal mode (it does not give me an "undo" option, let alone, restore points). I'm running Vista, 64 bit.
Thanks in advance for your help
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I've neglected this problem for too long and I would like to get it resolved.
My sys restore is not saving ANY restore points, except for the very last one that is an auto one created by Win7. If I manually create one, it will appear in the list for the time being, but if I shut down or restart the computer, it will not be there the next time I check. I'm running Win 7 64 pro . I have restore set to ON for the drive and have the space set to 15 gb . Any help would be appreciated .
It sounds like something you have in auto startup might be deleting restore points.
The first thing i would do is manually create a restore point.
Don't run any cleanup utilities before restarting.
Then restart the PC in Safe Mode and see if the restore point is still there.
I tap the F8 key when the PC is booting to select Safe Mode when i want it.
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:
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.
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:
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.
Whilst accessing System Restore(Safe Mode) in System Config: Utility,I Selected Diag.Start Up-Launch System Restore,after looking in System,Win &Boot Inis(I may have inadvertantly selected something there).
When I accessed System Restore,I was informed I had NO Restore Points. However,I previously had some in this month.
I endeavoured to go back to go back to December 03 but failed.
Have I lost my Restore points for good,please?
If you ever disable System Restore, all your Restore Points are lost. This is by design-if you ever need to remove a virus or trojan, they can't hide in System Restore to avoid removal. I would suggest you go to your System Volume Information folder and see if any Restore Points show up there.