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Auto-Create System Restore Points

Q: Auto-Create System Restore Points

I have now added a Method Two to this tutorial at the link below to show the steps to use the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically create System Restore points, once the task is created there is nothing further to do, there will always be daily, fresh System Restore points to use if needed, even if the PC is never restarted at all.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

Preferred Solution: Auto-Create System Restore Points

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A: Auto-Create System Restore Points

Thanks Ted this will be great.

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A:any programs to auto create system restore points?

Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. You can also create a restore point manually.

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Hi there
I'm not sure if this is the correct forum as I don't know if this is a System Restore problem or a update problem or a "Windows Update Agent" problem. If it's wrong would someone move it to the correct forum. Thanks
I run Vista Home Premium and I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.
I have always used automatic updates and I have had no problems for about 3 years
There has always been a System Restore Point created automatically before an update
was installed but 2 weeks ago I installed an update called " Windows Update Agent"
All seemed OK until later I went to System Restore and found all the restore points had disappeared except the last one which was a Schedule Check Point for that day.
Since then I can create Restore Points manually ok and Schedule Check Points are ok
but it does not always create restore points before an update. Mostly it does not.

I have run a full scan with MSE and Malwarebytes, both were clean.
I have found if I go to Control Panel Admin Tools Services and go to Volume Shadow Copy I usually find it " stopped" I can " start " it and apply it but when I go back to it later it will be " stopped " again It is set at "Manual" but I think this is
Everything else is working as it should and I could live with it as it is but I'm curious. What caused it ??? Was it the "Windows Update Agent" update install ??
Should I uninstall it ? Would that sol... Read more

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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.

A:System Restore Error, Unable to Create Restore Points

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

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System: Sony Laptop VAIO VGN-Z790DLX, 1 TB HGST HDD, Windows 7 Pro., 4 GB Ram, HDMI Monitor, BD Optical Disk.

An internet search indicates that this is quite a common problem. If one does not want to read all of this same-old same-old, scroll down to my three choices at the bottom of the post.

I am unable to create System Restore Points in Control Panel or when running updates. It is turned on, and there is plenty of disk space allocated.

If I try to manually create one from Control Panel?s System Properties it goes through the motions but I get the error popup saying ?The specified object was not found. (0x80042308) Please try again.? All that shows in Control Panel?s System Properties is one from 10/11/2015 and another from 8/16/2015, and these will not delete either. There is never an entry in the Event Log that I can find to indicate any error.

I installed Brink?s ?Create Instant Restore Point? shortcut and run it at least once per day. I have it set to run on each startup and also manually when I choose. I checked the Event Log under Windows Logs Application and I see that the startup and manual ones show ?Successfully created restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe; Description = Manual Restore Point).? Event ID 8194. However they do not appear in the System Restore window.

However if I manually create one from Control Panel?s System Properties I get the error popup saying ?The specified object was not found. (0x80042308) Please tr... Read more

A:Cannot create System Restore Points

I would go with #2 - except I would make full images and not differentials.

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I have a problem with the System Restore. There are no system restore points. I have configured the drive to set them, but still nothing.

I have attached the image snips of the settings.

Please help...

A:Not able to create system restore points

Welcome to Seven Forums Eamane. Do you have sufficient free space on your drive? What happens if you try to manually create a restore point?

System Restore Point - Create

You might try turning SR off, then back on again and see if that helps. Normally that would delete any SR points, but you currently have none anyway. Let us know if none of this helps and we can look into services settings. A Guy

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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

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I've tried everything I've found on the net, to no avail. Here's the story,..

I cannot create a System Restore point. When I try to create one manually, I get:
The restore point could not be created for the following reason:

An error was detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). The problem occurred while trying to contact VSS writers. Verify that the Event System service and the VSS service are running and check for associated errors in the event logs. (0x80042318)VSS is on Automatic and Started.

I see no "Event System" service. Does this mean System Event Notification Service? If so it is started as well.

I have tried this I found in another forum:
net stop winmgmt
winmgmt /resetrepository
net start winmgmtI have also re-registered the VSS components via:
cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 /s es.dll
regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
vssvc /register
net start swprv
net start vssAlso, sfc /scannow No dice.

One or other of these solutions seems to have worked for every other poster in the forums I've found. Gee, I feel so special.

Any ideas?

A:Can't create System Restore points, VSS errors

More info,...
vssadmin list writers... produces the header message, but lists no writers on the system. That can't be good.

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I am creating restore points every other day just to restore computer if something gets loaded and causes a problem. How can I have the restore point automatically be created either at start up or after I'm on for 10 minutes or so. If it is done at start up, the desktop will take longer to load won't it? Thanks

A:Create System Restore Points automatically

have a read here - you can schedule to run at a certain time

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my system restore will not create a restore point. i have tried using scanreg / fix-but i keep getting message-windows cannot find file or folder,can anyone help please

A:System Restore Cannot Create Restore Points

Hiya, I think that this might be your answer,Visit HereScroll down to number 278 on the left hand side.Regards,Tony.

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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.

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 recently formated and reloaded Win 7 64 bit from the OS DVD which came with my Dell E6420 laptop.
A few hours back when I went to CP--Recovery I noticed a number of restore points during the various stages of Win 7 updates. Just on the run, I created a new restore point, just incase.
Now, when I go to Control Panel---Recovery, I noticed that only my last restore point is visible. All previous restire points seem to have been deleted automatically by the system. Any reason why this happenned?
Yes, before creating the recent restore point, I ensured that all my partitions are included, which was not the case before. Before only C drive was having system protection " ON".
Is there some way that I can ask the system to check before it deletes the older restore points?
Does win 7 OS has an inbuilt trigger for the same?
Sorry for such a long post.

A:System restore Points--Auto deletion?

There can be several reasons that restore points are delted.
Points older than 3 months are deleted
Points are delted if there is not enough space. An older point is deleted to make room for a new point
Usually, the cause is your software that is deleting the points, defrag will delte points, some antivirus software or maintenance programs.
Here is some literature that may help;
System Restore "restore points" are missing or deleted
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
System Restore Points Keep Getting Deleted

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The process for creating system restore points in Win7 seems unnecessarily convoluted to me and, as a result, I don't create them as often as I should; I'd like to just click on an icon to create one. I've found some apps for doing just that, but they're all on somewhat sketchy looking sites. Can someone recommend one they've actually used without problems? Thanks.

A:Seeking program to create system restore points

Why do you think that the restore point creation is complicated. It has to fit the whole system into appr. 1GB and this is a formidable task in itself. If you want a more straight forward approach, use imaging. But I warn you - those programs use the VSS service of system restore.

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I would like to know how to manually create system restore points with Task Scheduler.

There was a task automatically created last year, and I only noticed now that it's been having an error of (0x1).

I do not have problems with system restore not running or anything like that, but I would like to how that process came to be from the start.


A:Task Schedule : Manually create system restore points

I believe this is what you are looking for.

By Brink
System Restore Point - Create

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

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

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

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

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I have Vista Home 32. System restore does not work, it says no restore points. When I try to create one I get the error message that says [the restore point cant be created. Shadow copy provider had unexpected error(0x8004230F)]. I have ZoneAlarm for my security.

A:Can't create restore points

have you ticked the boxes alongside the drives you wish to have restore points for

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I originally posted a thread in the Malware forum and worked with "nasdaq" to clean up issues. My topic name was "System slow IE keeps hanging with not responding, hd light shows high disk usage".
We appear to have cleaned up issues to the point where the system is operating fairly well, but it will not allow me to create a restore point.  At nasdaq's advice, we tried several things with no success.  I was looking thru the event log and discovered the following error which he thinks might suggest that I may need to do a "repair/install" but suggested I start a new thread here before jumping off that cliff.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
below is the error message which brought me here.
Event 5, Kernel-General
{Registry Hive Recovered} Registry hive (file): '\??\C:\Windows\System32\config\COMPONENTS' was corrupted and it has been recovered. Some data might have been lost.
+ System
    - Provider
      [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-General       [ Guid] {A68CA8B7-004F-D7B6-A698-07E2DE0F1F5D}
      EventID 5       Version 0       Level 2       Task 0       Opcode 0       Keywords 0x8000000000000000     - TimeCreated
      [ SystemTime] 2015-06-27T16:38:01.019117600Z
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A:Cannot create Restore points

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 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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Hi all,

I am attempting to help a friend who has an HP TouchSmart PC running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. He recently purchased an iPad and after connecting it, was prompted to update his iTunes, but could not. The update hangs. After investigating a bit, I've been able to determine that it is hanging when it attempts to create a restore point. In fact, I can't do Windows updates because they hang at the point where it is attempting to create a restore point. The system isn't locked up, I can close things out just fine, but it will not create a restore point.

If I attempt to turn system restore off, following the instructions in Help and Support, I see the following screen:

It never finds any drives, it just sits there "Searching..."

In the Application Event Log there are some VSS errors. Event ID 11 followed by Event ID 12292.
In the System Event Log I also see some Distributed COM errors, Event ID 10016.

I've searched on these events, but so far my searches have not lead me to anything that has worked. I found a thread here that spoke about turning System Restore off and then back on again, but when I couldn't do that, I thought I'd give this a shot and see if anyone here might have an idea.

The Volume Shadow Copy service is started.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read the post!


A:Cannot create restore points

Run your anti virus and make a full scan
Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes. What you describe may be a trick of a virus writer to protect his work, since you can help remove a virus with system restore.

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i went to do a system restore today and found only two restore points available, both are back in may of this year on consecutive days.....is there a way to have my system create more restore points, more frequently?

A:How to create more restore points?

Hello Mikey,
By default in Vista, system restore will create a new restore point on startup and daily, but only if your computer is on A/C power and Idle for at least 10 minutes.  You can change these conditions by going to task scheduler.  I would recommend leaving these defaults as they are and creating a manual restore point if your system isn't creating enough, but if you want to change these settings, please respond here and I would be happy to walk you through it. 

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Hi hope I'm in the right place. when I try to restore my computer no restore points are saved I have the system restore set to it's maximum capacity, there is plenty of space. I tried to create my own restore points and received message sytem restore is not able to create restore point please restart the computer and then run system restore again. I did and got same message again. Can someone please tell me how to rectify this problem. Thanks.

P.s. Was having trouble with screensaver which refused to start but have now disabled ehtray and screensaver is now working again.

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All of a sudden, I cannot create any restore points in my Vista Home Premium (32 bits), nor does it create any automatically. Every time I try creating one manually, I get this error message:

The restore point could not be created for the following reason:

The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not reoccur.

Please try again.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. MatineeThriller.

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One thing I've noticed about XP is that sometimes, if there is a hiccup, XP will roll back to the last Restore Point without notifying the user. I noticed this by some icons I keep on the desktop that I change the icon title almost daily to reflect my progress. Every now and then, when I boot up, the icon has been changed back to a previous version. I suspect what's happening is that XP has elected to roll back to the last good Restore Point. That's fine, but the problem is that XP doesn't automatically create Restore Points unless changes are being made to system files. So it might not have made a Restore Point for several days. I have a large hard drive and would prefer to have daily Restore Points, but other than manually creating one each day, there doesn't seem to be any way to schedule it to occur automatically. I tried using the windows Task Scheduler, but that will run the System Restore dialog, not create a Restore Point. Any ideas?

A:How to get XP to create daily Restore Points

Heres what I use, and its worth every penny, have used it for several years now. What I like is that everything is automatic,
like restore points. etc. You install it and forget it, until its needed. Its like "System Restore" on steroids.

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Hello folks,
I wondered if there was a way to make windows create system restore points automatically on a daily basis?


A:Create restore points automatically?

Quote: Originally Posted by removesoul

Hello folks,
I wondered if there was a way to make windows create system restore points automatically on a daily basis?


Type task scheduler in search. Go to left of scheduler, the panel, bring down the tree and change schedule for system restore.

In scheduler you will see little pyramids on the far left, click on them to expand the view until you see system restore.

System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point Schedule - Vista Forums

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After refreshing my Windows 8 PC (I did not realise all the problems it would cause like loosing my email,some apps and some programs) , I tried a system restore but I can't get any restore points before the refreshing time to reset the PC as it used to be

A:Solved: Can't create restore points

If you've did what i think you did they're should be a file on the desktop telling you what the refresh uninstalled. Open that list then re-download the ones you want back. That would be the only way.

Also just so you have a clear explanation as to what refresh, reset, and restore does within' windows 8 heres the definitions:

System Restore in Windows 8 functions just like System Restore in previous versions of Windows. Windows regularly takes snapshots of important system and program files. If your computer starts crashing or blue-screening — which may happen if you install buggy drivers, system files become damaged, or malware tampers with Windows — you can use System Restore and quickly revert your system files to their earlier state.

System Refresh PC feature will give you a fresh Windows installation without deleting any of your personal files. It’s like re-installing Windows, but you don’t have to back up and restore your files manually. Desktop applications you’ve installed will be uninstalled, but Modern apps will be preserved. Any desktop apps that came with your PC will also be re-installed. A list of removed desktop apps will be saved to your desktop so you can re-install the ones you want back on your system.

System Reset PC feature will give you a fresh Windows installation and will also delete all of your personal files. It’s exactly like re-installing Windows — all your per... Read more

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Hi, I am primarily a "slightly competent" linux user, I dislike UEFI, Win 8 and M$ (in that order, most of the time).

Ok, that's me .

New laptop, Windows 8 64bit pre-installed.

Is there any way to stop Win 8 automatically creating restore points, but still allow manual creation of points?
Or at least "protect" important restore points.

I recently decided to restore a manual point to find Win 8 has deleted all of my points and replaced with "others". I realize I could increase the storage area, but I don't want that, as I'm always short of disc space.


A:How to stop auto restore points

Hello Drudge, and welcome to Eight Forums.

To disable automatic creation of restore points:

How to Enable or Disable Automatic System Restore Point Creation in Windows

Hope this helps,

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I have a Gateway NV78 running windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS. I can't create restore points or do image backups on this computer. Plenty of room on C: drive and on the external drive I?m backing up to for image backups. When I try to create a restore point, I get the error 'The restore point could not be created for the following reason The specified object was not found (0x80042308). It runs for about two minutes before this message. I see under the event log the following errors:
volsnap 14 - shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C
Ntfs 57 - The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.
atapi 11 - The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0
I have always had problems with this computer concerning backups and restore points.
I have taken the following steps:
1. Did a fresh intall of the entire system from the Gateway factory installed partition. Tried to back up - no go.
2. Disabled all firewalls and antivirus software
3. run chkdsk \R - disk is clean.
4. Ran SFC \scannow - file system is clean.
5. Got into services and made sure that VSS and SPP were set to run automatically. Stopped both and restarted. Still no go.
5. Checked vssadmin - All writers are OK before attempting to set restore point. Microsoft is the only provider. After attemping to create restore point, the following writers have timed out: task scheduler writer, system writer, WMI writer, COM+ REGDB writer, MS Servic... Read more

A:Can't create restore points or backup files

Hello mag45, welcome to Seven Forums!

I'm not much help with your issue right now I'm afraid, so I'm just going to put this out there for you to consider; I would suggest a complete wipe of the Hard Disk Drive but that will over-write all data on the HDD for good.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone

If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

You may also care to have a look at this tutorial at the link below, especially Method Two, just in case you find a solution the issue.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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Is is possible to selectively allow certain programs to create restore points like firewall's allow programs to communicate through firewall?

A:Selective allow programs to create restore points

You can create tasks that will create restore points upon certain system/program events.
It's a slight bit more involved than just allowing a program through a firewall though.

To get you started on that path here is a basic tutorial on creating tasks in general.
Task Scheduler - Create New Task

There may be another way but that's the only one that's coming to mind for me at 4am

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My restore points are supposed to be automatic, and they aren't. I have to manually go in and set the restore point every day or anytime I make a change. I use Vista Ultimate 64 bit solely, no dual boot. When I read the help on Vista it says it is set by default to auto record restore points, and it has not done one! What do I need to do to fix this?

A:Vista Ultimate 64 bit auto restore points

Hi KbGeek,

Welcome to the forum.

You might check and see if this will help you.

- How to Change the Frequency of the Automatic System Restore Point in Vista


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Hello all, My system was infected with the vundo trojan and possibly other malware. Rigel has very kindly helped me clean up much of infection. But due to an unknown problem, I am unable to create a restore point as he suggested, and has advised me to post a HJT log here. Here is the link to my original thread, in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" forum.The symptoms of the problem varied at first but after cleaning up the infection I can only identify two peculiarities:I sporadically hear the Windows 'warning' sound but no error appears. I don't know what is causing this noise but I assume it's related to the infection as it was not happening before.Also my display had changed slightly. The desktop icons had a blue haze to them but I was able to correct this after cleaning out much of the malware. Also I think certain software, such as the notepad is looking slightly different. In the top menu options, the background colour of the options has turned white, whereas previously it was the same shade of grey as the top bar. This may possibly be a graphic/monitor settings issue, although I'm not 100% sure! There may be other problems which I haven't yet noticed! Also, in my original thread I stated I was using Bit Defender but my license expired a few days ago and I have replaced it with AVG 8.Here's the HJT log, and I've attached the Attached.text file too.Many thanks to anyone who can help!DDS (Ver_09-01-18.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Steve at 20:57:39.01 on 21/01/2009Internet Explor... Read more

A:Vundo infection/unable to create restore points

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we... Read more

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Hello,I have a couple of major problems and I hope someone can PLEASE help me. I have been unable to create System Restore points for quite sometime now. I tried to figure it out for myself but have been unsuccessful. I keep getting a HJT error that my Volumn Shadow Copy is missing ( or my VSSVC.exe file is missing ). Also, almost every week my PC is shutting down with a Blue Screen issue. I have been saving a copy of the Blue Screen errors. I am running:Windows 7 Home PremiumGateway/Acer PCFirefoxIE Also Installed on my PC:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareAdvanced System Care UltimateNorton Internet SecuritySpeedZooka I recently ran a DLL scan on my PC using SpeedZooka and the results showed (9) DLL's that were either missing or corrupted. The number behind the DLL is the number of instances the scan saw the specified DLL. api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll    (4)api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll    (4)dwfcore.dll    (1)dwftoolkit.dll    (1)majutillib.dll    (4)nnotes.dll    (3)w3dtk.dll    (1)whiptk.dll    (1)zlib.dll    (2)  I ran a copy of my HJT log but since I have read in some post that HJT does not truly depict issues for Win 7, I also ran a DDS log for which I will post here. If someome can help me, I will be very appreciative. Thanks in advance. Here is my DDS log. DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AM... Read more

A:Blue Screen and Unable to Create Restore Points

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Foolishly, I deleted the automatic restore points that Vista had set up. How can I recover or restore those scheduled automatic restore points? Thanks.

A:How to restore auto restore points

No way to get the old one. Make a new one now and then new ones will be made automatically.
System Restore Point - create

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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.

A:System Restore runs, creates restore points, but can't restore

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:
scanreg /fix

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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.

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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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?

A:Solved: Can System Restore in XP be wiped clean of all previous restore points?

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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.

A:All files/ programs delete and system restore points..Is it possible to restore data?

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.

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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.

A:Allocated System Restore space holds far fewer restore points now

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.

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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?

A:System restore didn't work. I have all system restore points

Hi Cbool,
Hope your settings look like this, and that in services volumn shadow copy in running.


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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.


A:System restore doesn't show any restore points - but they exist

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?

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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.

A:System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Restore Points

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 .

Disk Check

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....

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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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A:System Restore isn't creating (or saving?) restore points properly

How often do you defrag and what program do you use for defragging?

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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.


A:Can I Pause/Turn off System Restore WITHOUT losing restore points?

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.

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

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

Could someone please help me find the restore point I created when my computer was working perfectly?

A:Solved: System Restore: Finding Manual Restore Points

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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 Flissa

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Hi People,

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.

A:System Restore Erratic - Restore Points On Disk "not" Selected


Anyone people??

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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 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.

A:Windows 7 System restore problem no restore points

Have you tried ticking show more restore points?

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