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System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

Q: System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

It appears that I have created 2 files that system restore uses in creating restore points.
I found that by deleating on of them, system restore returns to functionalaity.
Unfortunately, I didnt make a record of the file name that gets duplicated (slightly different duplicate).

If someone knows the file created and maintaind by the system restore process, I would appreciate you letting me know what it is so I can delete one of them.
TIA
Neil

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A: System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

Wait what is your asking? System Restore creates restore points, which are hidden in a folder called "System Volume Information" on the root of your system drive. These restore points are actually folders inside System Volume Information, each folder contains versions of system files and data of changes to your system (such as software and hardware installs). If a problem occurs you can revert to a restore point.

If you are worried you have two restores are almost identical you can clear all the restore points leaving the most recent by going to Start (Orb on Vista)->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup.

Vista - On Vista, dialog will open click "Files from all users on this computer", then on following dialog click "OK".
XP - On XP, click "OK" on the dialog that appears.

Now it will start scanning for files that can be cleaned up. When it's done scanning a new window will appear and on the top of that window there will be some tabs, click the tab labeled "More Options". Look for the section that talks about System Restore and click the Clean Up button. Then Click "OK" on the main window. This clears all the restore points except for the most recent and should resolve your duplicate restore point problem.

I do not recommend that you ever delete files or folders in the System Volume Information, as if you need that file and your system crashes you are pretty much screwed.

-Michael

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i got a strange problem 3 weeks back.
all my services were disabled. i got my brother who is a techie to correct this.
now when i want to restore my comp no restore point are seen. moreover i cannot create any restore points.
when i wnt to change the start up options from my admin account, i am told that i need admin powers. please help
the exact message is "system restore is not able to create a restore point. please restart the computer and run system restore again".
i have tried disabling and enabling system restore
also tried making some change in the HKEY registry value
no luck

A:system restore point not created

If all your services were disabled and you didn't do it on purpose, or find and fix the real problem (just turning them all back on is probably not a fix) you should be suspicious.There are many possibilities for your System Restore problem, but first you should be sure to check your system for malicious software. Malicious software may keep you from doing things that would let you detect and fix it, like System Restore. Download, install, update and do a full scan with these three free malware detection programs:Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/AVG (AVG): http://free.avg.com/

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

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

Thank you.

Al Guden

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

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

Thank you.

Al Guden

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I am running Vista Home Premium x64. Everytime I bootup, the Language Pack removal service runs (as it is supposed to, apparently).

However, Vista seems to treat this as a significant system event, which triggers a restore point to be created. The restore point creation is slowing down access to my hard disk everytime I reboot.

When I look at the list of restore points that Vista has created, a restore point is created at every bootup due to the event ?Uninstall: Language Pack Removal?. I can see the list by running ?System Restore?, then selecting ?choose another restore point? and clicking Next.

Any idea how to stop the restore point being created at every bootup? I assume there?s a good reason Vista runs the Language Pack removal service at every bootup, so I?d rather keep that running.

I also want a restore point created when there is a software install/uninstall, so want to keep the system restore service running, too.

Thanks.

A:System restore point being created at every bootup

Hello Yamikew, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You can use step 16 in OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to disable System Restore from running at bootup everytime for you.

System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point Schedule

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

Check Disk - chkdsk

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I recently used system restore in WinXP and now in all of my program directories there are additional folders named Data with a folders name resources in those. In the resources folder are the exe files for the programs and all shortcuts I have for those programs point to these exe files. So when I use one of those shortcuts two instances of the program opens and slows my computer down. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Ex. C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Data\resources\firefox.exe
 

A:System restore created alternate locations for exe files.

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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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it all looks good, run create restore point, get success message, but then there are no restore points available.
when I run it in power shell, I can see it for about 10 seconds then it just goes away.
have run chkdsk and scandisk, all come back ok
there's plenty of space allocated allocated
I have no restore points in my system. last time I remember it was working ok
was perhaps 4-6 months ago

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Ok, SP3 crashed my sony vaio laptop twice.
The first time after I went ahead and let it get thru with automatice updates. The second time when I reinstalled, and chose THAT option, insteady of doing updates manually..

SP3 is as far as Im concerned, Microsofts way to try to force us to buy its crappy vista system.

Each time it was allowed to be added to my system, I lost all previous "restore points" in system restore. Whats up with that?

Anyone else having problems with SP3?
 

A:SP3, wiping out system restore point files.

There are folks who have had NO problems; whereas, like you, the reverse is true.

Take a look at this Google link:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=SP3+problems&btnG=Google+Search

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Note: I'm a newbie to Win 8

So yeah title.

And sorry if i posted in wrong forum!

A:I created a restore point, where and how do i open it now?

To restore your PC to an earlier point in time

Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.)

Enter Control Panel in the search box, and tap or click Control Panel.

Enter Recovery in the Control Panel search box, and then tap or click Recovery.

Tap or click Open System Restore, and then follow the instructions.

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Hey all. Referencing this article:
Where are restore point files stored?

Since I'm the typical paranoid sysadmin type, I like to ensure that what actions I've done are not only documented, but that the system did what it was told. Does anyone here know how to verify (without applying the restore) that the "create restore point" worked? Since Windows locks the folder "System Volume Information", I can't access it, nor do I really want to muck around with permissions to allow me to do so. But, surely I'm not the only one out there that wants to view this sort of thing after Windows said it did what I told it. I'd hate to be caught without a system restore point when I know I told Windows to do it.

A:Verify Restore Point was created

I'm sure you know that you can "view" restore points within the System Restore settings.

As far as I know, that is the best you can do.

But even if you could "know" in some more complete sense, I don't know what good it would do-----you still wouldn't know if that restore point would in fact restore your system if you used it.

In my experience, System Restore is very valuable, but I have had maybe 1 or 2 percent of restore points fail---I got an error message to that effect.

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My Lenovo T60 crashed and was not able to be repaired. I do not know what caused my laptop to crash, but according to the PC Tech, the hard drive was reformatted. To be honest, I am here in the Philippines and did not bring my recovery disks with me & I am not so sure about the technical ability of the PC Tech.

That being said, he installed Windows XP Professional on my laptop and partitioned my hard drive. I have a 250 GB Western Digital HD. Before my laptop crashed, the drive was NOT partitioned. After the installation, I now have two drives, C, with 40 GB and D, with about 200 GB.

I lost a lot of photos and music, and other important documents. I decided to try to recover some of these files and used Recuva. The good news is that a lot of missing documents can be recovered. While listing the files and looking at them, I noticed that I had several System Restore points that I can recover.

My question is, can I use the most recent System Restore point that I recover and use that to reinstall all the missing software? I had MS Office 2007 Professional, MS Visio 2007, MS Project 2007, and other software that I do not have the installation disks with me.

From what I have read, System Restore will reinstall the system (registry, files, and software only) and not the My Documents folder.

If this can work, where do I put the system restore file? If need be, I can delete the new partition and resize the C partition, restore, and then repartition the hard drive afterwards.
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A:Can I use a recovered System Restore point file to restore missing sw crashed laptop?

Since you already lost everything, try the System restore but first backup everything Recuva found onto a USB key. If your version Windows was not the same what the tech installed, it might not work. Also, he should have first ask you what to do with your files before formatting.
Otherwise you will have to wait till you can re-install everything.
 

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I used to be able to get a System Restore point generated daily and accessible on a calendar. I understand that the Restore Point calendar has been done away with, can't imagine why?

Is it now possible to have a daily System Restore point automatically generated and easily accessible somewhere?

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

See if this tutorial will help.
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

Jerry

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I am having difficulties with this.
1. Does Win 7 limit the quantity of past restore points it shows upon user request?
2. If stored elsewhere where do I find them?
3. Is there a way to set it up to show at least the last 10 restore pointsd created, or is there a smaller limit.
Right now the one and only restore point that is available is the last one. So it is like a revolving door every time a new restore point gets created, the previous one gets dropped and does not show any longer.

Given my limited competence with computer knowledge please post answers in layman terms as in Step 1.. 2 3. type.

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

A:System Restore how to set to show every past restore point inc/manual

Hi
I believe that if you go to Backup and Restore (Start button, type Backup in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu), then click Restore button, on the screen that pops up is a blue link that says "Choose a different Date".. This will then allow you to select which backup you would like to recover your data from..

Is that what you are looking for. Apologies If I have mis-understood you.

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

A:System restore has not created any restore points

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

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I have been have some problems with my HP dv 8500 laptop. It has vista on it. I could not get any windows updates. So I backed up my files to a flashdrive and did a system recovery. I have files on the flash drive but cannot transfer them back to the laptop. I would love it if someone could guide me through the process.
Thanks in advance
 

A:System Restore - how to restore backup created

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This all started when I uninstalled all the AMD drivers on my system and then restarted the computer to reinstall updated drivers (chipset and video). When I restarted it said it found problems with my harddrive and did a system restore. When that was done everything was back to the way it was before...like I had never uninstalled anything. At this point everything seemed to be running very well so I thought I should create a system restore point and maybe try again.

No dice, it gave me the error "The restore point could not be created for the following reason: The specified object could not be found. (0x80042308) Please try again."

At this point I searched the net for a fix and I tried disk check and it did find issues and fixed them. I ran sfc /scannow and it found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them...they seem to have something to do with printer drivers. I manually turned on VSS and tried making a restore point and that did not work. I cannot make a backup with Windows 7 backup or a 3rd party image program I installed after this happened. Tried going into Safe Mode to make a restore point, but system restore is not even there...the tab is gone...very strange. Before you say it could be a virus, I scanned for that...it found nothing. I have not tried a Malware program yet, but this started when uninstalling chipset and video drivers. Not to say it could not be Malware, I just feel it is corrupt files and nothing more.

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A:Restore point could not be created because of error 0x80042308

Can I do a system repair to my Windows 7 install to fix this issue? Anyone? Please Help

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I think I accidentally deleted some file on my c drive, and I am trying to restore the computer (Dell, microsoft 7) to its previous state but when i try to restore files it says that no restore points have been creaed.... open system protection. I can't open system protection. please help.

A:system restore does not work, cannot find a restore point

when I press ok nothing happens

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twice I've run system restore, and it always says failed. System restore started,goes threw loading registry and then reboots, after desktop loads the failed dialog box comes up.
I've read previous posts, and checked services running and made sure System Restore is on with available space.
At one time I'd run a program called Smart V 2.0 from the Windows Club. It had disabled a lot of services to speedup boot time. I've since reinstalled default settings for the services. Could that have maybe screwed up the restore points?
My computer had froze, and that is when I tried the restore. Computer is running OK now, but would really feel better if I knew System Restore would work. Thanks for your time.

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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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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How to do a System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista ?

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


Thanks.

A:System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista

Hi -

Vista System Restore - whether restoring or creation of a restore point -
START | type rstrui into the 'Start Search' box

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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In the Windows & Task Scheduler, I have the default SR set up to run daily at 12:00am and on system startup. The Last Run Result is always "The operation completed successfully. (0x0)" and the History shows "Task completed" for each scheduled restore. However when I go into System Restore and view the restore points, none of the scheduled ones are listed. All the ones listed are Manual (which I can do through Windows Button -> Create a restore point ->Create), Critical Update (post Windows Update) and Install (post software installation).

I've increased the Disk Space Usage parameter to make sure there's plenty of space. I've also tried entering the command manually in cmd.exe:

"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation"

It appears to run (no error message), but it still doesn't produce any restore point and when I check in Task Manager I never actually see the rundll32.exe process run with that Command Line.

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using METHOD TWO to create a task that will create a restore point may work better for you. You can adjust for when to create to what you like instead.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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Hello everyone,

I need guidance regarding how to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older.

Os i have: xp sp3

Around about 2 weeks back i upgraded my system to sp3 for that i created system restore point.

But the problem is when i go to do system restore it doesn't show me the restoration point about 2 weeks old in the list rather it only shows and allows to new restore points created within 5-6 days and that does not include that restore point which i created b4 sp3 installation.

So.Is there a way to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older? does window allows it or any third party software which helps me retain older restore points?

Note-i tried doing it via safe mode also but didn't helped, also the space alloted for system restore is maxed out.

Thanks in advance

A:System Restore(How to restore to 6 months or more restoration point)

System Restore was never designed to reverse the major changes made by a a service pack update. For that reason all prior restore points will be deleted.

System Restore works best when used as soon as possible after a problem develops. On the few occasions I have used the feature it has always been with the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves. Going back 6 months is almost certain to fail. System Restore was never designed for that.

Why do you need to go back that far? There is almost certain to be a better way.

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I want to restore my system to yesterday but the only restore point shown is 6-month old system image restore point. Are there any hidden restore points? And, how can I access them?

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

Generally system restore will show all the available restore points.
This kind of thing can usually be explained away by the use of a system optimizing or cleaner type program wiping system restore points as they are created. Generally you should have one for every windows update you've applied at the very least.
If they are not there system restore has been disabled on your system. Or something, or someone has been removing them.

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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie on this forum and this is my first thread. I just tried to create a restore point and ended up with this error:

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

By chance did you have a virtual machine running when you tried to create the restore point? If yes, try creating restore point without VM.

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Running XPHome, and trying to fix my Security Center (disabled in Services and can't be enabled) . . . there doesn't appear to be a way to fix that problem so System Restore came to mind. I can invoke SR OK, pick an earlier point (there are several back through March 29), and click "Next" to get to a "Confirm Restore Point Selection" screen. Once there, I can click next dozens of times, or once and wait . . . and nothing happens.

Trying to restore from Safe Mode is even less productive. On startup, when selecting "no" to enter System Restore, I get a message saying that System Restore cannot be used, and that I should reboot and try again. That hasn't worked (I've tried).

The System Restore Service is running, so something else is preventing SR from advancing. What are my options here? (Or, while we're at it, what can I do about my disabled Security Center Service?)

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

The Security Center being shut down is a possible symptom of Conficker being on your computer. Go to the link below to check your system.http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/wiki/

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Hi

Ok I borke world recored for formating windows 7 , the last 2 months .
The problem is ;
Windows System restore keep freezing , I'm not trying to do system restore , but when I try to install/remove a software , windows try to create restore point , making the installation/removing prograss freeze , till the process fail , takes about an hour to. Installation/removing will continues after.

This windows is 6 days old , issue keep getting back after each format , sometimes after 2 weeks, sometimes after few days , once happened after installing graphic driver ( was first and only thing installed ) .

Sometimes it works fine after reboot , then refuse to work hour later .

I turned system protection off , the installing/removing works fine.
I tried tracking the issue , but it happens randomly .
Is this another windows 7 bug ?

What could trigger this issue ?
I did full scan , Kasper Sky , Avast ,and Nod32 , system is clean.
Removed Anti viruse .
Reinstalled , repaired windows through upgrade , issue still exist , not fixed.
System restore works fine in safe mode.

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

A:Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore .

I solved this issue. Might someone els find this thread helpful.

Since it worked in safe mode and not in normal mode , there must be something perventing it from this.
in MSconfig , I unchecked all startup , and all services , except Microsoft services , System point was working fine then, I enabled few services and startup till I found the software causing this issue , it was graphic tweaking tool that comes with graphic card driver (Zotac fire storm ) I unistalled it , but it wasn't enough , I had to remove the startup entry manualy , now system working perfectly .

I hope this methode helps people that suffering from smiliar issue .
Note : If it fail to create restore point in safe mode , probably system file is damaged , and the above might not work.

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Hi all, here's some more problems from me. For years now, I have not been able to set a system restore point. Yes, I know, bad. I haven't always been very computer-savvy (even less than now!) When I try to set a point, I get this error message: "System restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer and try system restore again." Restarting doesnt help and yes, I have it enabled and running and same goes for task scheduler. I have had malware problems that took me ages to fix, so I need this more than ever to run.

Next issue: I cannot open Microsoft HTML Help files. When I try double clicking nothing happens. I fiddled with the registry not long ago, when I thought I knew what I was doing and may have screwed this up in the process. Any pointers?

Thanks for any help.

A:Unable to set a System Restore Point and cant open HTML Help files

Mmm, there is malware that can make such changes, that remain, even after you clean up. But this kind of problems can also be caused by messing with the registry. You can try an XP roll-back installation. By doing so, all original windows files will be set back. You will loose all updates and service packs installed after your xp-install. For exemple, if your CD is XP home SP1, you will go back to that version and have to download/install all updates that came after that release.
However you will not loose any personal files/programs.
After your computer is started, just put the XP-cd in the CD-drive, run the cd and choose install xp. I dont know if this works when your computer came with a manufacturer-CD however.

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Around 09:15 I set a new Restore Point 7/5/2010 5:00AM.
It did its thing and here's the resulting message.

"System Restore completed successfully. The system has been restored to 7/9/2010 9:11:16 AM. Your documents have not been affected."

How can this happen?

A:System Restore gives wrong restore point.

System restore would have selected the most recent restore point. Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver.

If you want to restore to a specific restore point, you need to click the "Choose a different restore point" option. See this.

System Restore

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Hi all,

So, this question sort of ties into this whole issue, but here's the basics. Currently my C drive, which has my Windows 7 install, can't/won't boot, but I have space on another partition (on another drive) where I could do a fresh Windows 7 install. If I were to do that, could I then somehow use System Restore from the new boot partition to tap into a Restore Point on the old one to put my PC back to the way it was before it got all screwed up? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Thanks!!

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Hello, I've had this problem forever now.

Whenever I try to create a restore point, Windows keeps telling me that it cant, saying

"System Restore Is not able to create a restore point.
Please restart the computer and run System restore again."

I've done this and it doesn't work. I've also checked to see if the Service is running normally, and that is running perfect.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?
 

A:Cannot Create Restore Point in System Restore

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I went into Task Scheduler and set System Restore to create a restore point every day at 12:01am. Under Conditions I cleared all the check boxes because I want SR to run regardless of whether computer is idle or not. I have been watching this for about 1 week and so far it's not created a single restore point. Under History there's no entry, and the tab itself actually say "History (disabled)", not sure what that's about. Suggestion?

A:System restore not creating restore point

Maybe something here will help: Change How Often System Restore Creates Restore Points in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

Says 7 and Vista but should apply to 8 as well.

I've not tried it yet though.

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A:System restore with no restore point set

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This is the kind of mess that would make any techie cry - ID10T errors and PEBKAC all over. But your help would be sincerely appreciated.

I did not realise it but I had disabled my windows protection which automatically creates system restore points. Recently I managed to infect my OS with a rally of malware - one particularly nasty was Antimalware Doctor. I installed Avira for antivirus, comodo for firewall and spybot for additional protection (perhaps a little paranoid but I was kicking myself for being to lax up to that point). I try to avoid AV programmes, as nothing ever seems to work properly once they've been installed (see below) and they just interfere with every single application you try to install and messing with their function too.

Avira and Comodo started messing with my HP printer/scanner/copier software - every time I booted a Windows Installer window popped up looking for the installation disc for a damaged image, and would not go away. I inserted the disk but it did not resolve the issue. So I deleted all the files, removed them from the registry and prepared to install it from scratch. I tried installing it twice and both times it failed, and would automatically uninstall with the following error details:

MSIInstall () failed. X:\HP_Standard Port_Monitor.msi failed
Error Situation Code 03539016
Exit code: 1618

However, the next reboot popped up a Microsoft. Net Framework error, exactly as the forum post by andrewpm04 Error Message with Microsoft ... Read more

A:How to restore without a system restore point?

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Ok so i tried downloading a program i definitely shouldn't have tried to download about a week ago and the results of that attempt have led my computer performance completely jacked...mostly in two aspects. My gaming is choppy as hell and so is video playback. Anyways, i have tried doing a system restore but when i open it there is only one system restore point listed from when I updated my system about 2 days ago. I have tried safe mode as a solution as it was suggested on some microsoft support page but that didnt change a thing. How do i restore to a point a week ago? Im so damn confused and im getting extremely aggitated.
 

A:Only one restore point...I NEED TO DO A SYSTEM RESTORE!!!

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

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

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

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Hello all.

I will apologise in advance if this question has been asked several times before and answered but I am unable to find an answer to solve my specific problem as the other answers seem to be generic solutions.

I am having a problem with my system restore point being restored. I am getting an error message that my restore point could not be completed.

I can create restore points and have several 'points' for the last two months. I deleted some software recently and found that i was not able to install a new version of the deleted software (Adobe). As i need it to run some videos I thought I would do a system restore, as I had created a restore point specifically for the deletion of the adobe software.

Anyway I cannot get my system to perform a successful restore using the System Restore feature of Windows XP SP2. It goes through all of the steps, reboots and I log back in, then I get a message that the system cannot be restored to the checkpoint I selected. I have tried several other check points within a couple of days of the one i specifically want. This happens regardless of the checkpoint I select.

I have spent a couple of days searching the internet via google and read the responses posted. No luck there with the suggestions posted.

I have gone into the Microsoft site - Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP, and followed the information provided for the advanced user. I have booted up using S... Read more

A:System Restore Point not installing - "Incomplete Restore"

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ran Avast! over my C:\ and found three virus's embedded in the restore point recently created and one with in the root of C:\. I removed (deleted) the identified virus files from the System Restore point and the file from the root of C:\




You can do the System Restore as Admin in Safe Mode and reboot into Safe Mode. If it completed the Restore, then boot normally. It sounds like Avast removed the virus and and in the process removed some of the Restore files as well. You are probably not going to be able to do a system restore. Which is just as well as you will just reinfect yourself. I would boot in normally and turn off system restore which will remove all restore points, then click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and make sure they give you a clean bill of health, then turn System Restore back on and do a Restore point for today if everything is working well.

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Hello,
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.
Thanks,
Ryan
 

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 backuped all my docs using HP Recovery Mgr to an extenral drive.  Then my 6yr old HP HG62 w/ WIndows 7 display failed. I bought a new Dell w/ WIndows 10-.  How can I restore the WIM files to the Dell Laptop?

A:How to restore the WIM files created with HP Recovery Mrg W...

@Msandov? Msandov wrote:I backuped all my docs using HP Recovery Mgr to an extenral drive.  Then my 6yr old HP HG62 w/ WIndows 7 display failed. I bought a new Dell w/ WIndows 10-.  How can I restore the WIM files to the Dell Laptop?You cannot use system files from Windows 7 on your Windows 10 machine.  Transferring system files from Windows 7 into your Windows 10 Operating System will likely break the Windows 10 File System. Assuming the data exists within the .wim file set, you can extract non-system files / folders from your backups. Essentially, use 7zip > extract the data to a sub-folder.. Examples:How to Extract Original (Default) System Files from Windows Setup Disc? Open/Extract WIM File with Freeware on Windows/Mac/Linux   When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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Hello,
first let me introduce myself, I am new to Seven forums, I am an expert in Windows OSes......
Now lets get to the question, I want to change my hard disk's partition table to GPT (its currently in MBR partition table) for that i created a system image of my windows 7, its currently booting EFI Mode and i want to to be UEFI mode.

Please don't hesitate to ask more details

Any help is appreciated

Damon H.

A:How to restore windows 7 image created in EFI to restore in UEFI mode

Hi

Sorry for the late reply. EFI and UEFI are the same thing ( UEFI is based on Intel's EFI project with only some minor changes made by "UEFI Consortium" ). I didn't really understand what do you meant by "its currently booting EFI Mode and i want to to be UEFI mode". Would you please explain what you are really trying to achieve ?.

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

thanks in advance
 

A:No System Restore points/none being created

Hi,

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

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

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

Here are some more links for troubleshooting System Restore.

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

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

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Restore Point - Create in Windows 8

Using the above tutorial I have created a restore point on my Win 8.1 64-bit Laptop. Where is the created restore point stored on my PC?

I guess I would need to know this if I needed to perform a system restore?

A:Where on PC is a user-created "restore point" stored?

No.

Just go here---

Or type in ---

rstrui.exe

into a command prompt & press Enter.

You can also type it into a New Task in Task Manager---

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First I was unable to login to windows. I ran a chkdsk and it found and repaired some issues. However the operating system partition was completely missing. My MBR was corrupt so I rebuilt them using testDisk on another machine. Now I'm able to boot into windows but now my registry is completely foobar. I had system restore turned on but now it's detecting this OS drive as completely different. (See image below). A new drive is incoming, but I need the registry to work to execute many exports. Thanks.

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