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Creating restore points?

Q: Creating restore points?

Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Creating restore points?

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A: Creating restore points?

Hello Yeremyah,

You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.

System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.

System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.

System Restore Windows 10

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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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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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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.


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

CCleaner - Download > download from piriform - you probably have but if not....

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System Restore is no longer creating automatic restore points. All the necessary services are set to automatic, ie: task scheduler, volume shadow copy, microsoft software volume shadow copy, windows backup, and remote procedure call.

I tried disabling SR, then performed a disc cleanup, rebooted, then enabled SR. All that did was enable me to create ONE system restore point ONLY. If i try to create an additional restore point, I get the following error message:



Help!!

abe

A:System Restore not creating automatic restore points

Hi,

You might want to try






Quote:
Do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Are any third party backup programs installed on your computer?
Verify if these two services are started and running on your computer. If it’s not started, start the services and check if you can create a system restore point.

a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup

Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.

You can check this information from services.msc. To do this follow the steps below:

a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.


From many users facing the same issue, turning off system restore for the hard disk on which Windows is installed and turning it back on seems to have solved the issue.
You may try the same.


Original Source
OS

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Hi;

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
Webz
 

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Hello, I have a problem with vista home and retek hd audio. I lost my audio after a update, and since I had system restored off, I was only able to get the sound working by reloading the os. But this time I started creating restore point before doing a update, the sound continued to work until
service pack 2 was installed. I was able to load a restore point and now have not install any additional updates.

My questions are
1. Is there a way to create and backup a restore point to safe location, where it wont get overwritten why I try to get the sound working
after loading service pack two.

2. Is there a fix for this problem with realtek audio, other then reloading the driver until it works, a solution suggested by others.

3. Any ideas why this is happening.

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Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?

Thank you

A:Creating restore points?

Hello Yeremyah,

You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.

System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.

System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.

System Restore Windows 10

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My system restore is no longer creating any restore points, I have to do it manually. About 3 weeks ago I had a virus that I believe I got rid of using HiJackThis. That virus shut off my system restore so that it could not be used and at that time I lost all my restore points. Now my computer seems fine except for the system is not creating any NEW restore points. Any advice? I'll include my Logfile...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:46:14 PM, on 2/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Weather Network\WeatherEye.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.secularbull.com/
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://secularbull.com"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Kelvin Kolman\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\rfaavem5.slt\prefs.js)
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref... Read more

A:System Restore Not Creating Restore Points

Right click my computer>properties>system restore and make sure there is no check in " turn off system restore"
 

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I was wondering if my System restore is working properly.

I wanted to roll back a couple of days as i installed java to get a program to run but there seemed to b a problem a few days later so i went to use system restore but there was only one restore point created and was after the java had been installed so i couldn't take it back to before then.

I thought automatic restore points were created or is this not the case?

A:System restore not creating points?

I believe Windows creates a auto restore about every week.
Some Windows Updates will create restore points and sometimes deleting things will create restore points.
You can also create your own restore points when you think you need them.
These Tutorials by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore

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I had to do a system restore recently. I was limited to restoring to 3 days earlier, when all I wanted to do was restore to the day before, but unfortunately no restore points had been created. System Restore is turned on obviously, and I have allowed about 25 gigs of space for restore data, and yet I only had a total of 3 restore points and one of them I had created manually. My computer is turned on each morning and properly shutdown each evening.

The question then is... how do I get Windows 7 to create MORE restore points AUTOMATICALLY? My preference would be one every 24 hours (like an old XP computer did), such as when the computer is first booted up or shortly thereafter. I understand W7 creating restore points when doing updates or installs etc., but it seems to me it should be creating one each day as well. I'd hate to think that if I went a few weeks between critical updates that NO restore points would be created.

A:Windows 7 not creating enough restore points

You can create a visual basic script to do it then schedule it to run daily with the task scheduler.

For example (google is your friend):

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...f-c1b749c23320

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Thanks for all the help on the last escapade !

I have finished Cleaning with AdAware and now have entered the tutorial for Installing SpyBot,

Previously I created a Restore point with AAW, Spybot suggest creating a Restore Point upon completion, would two Restore confuse the system ?

BTW, . I am doing this to 2 PC's one SP1, other SP2

Jove

PS To BC, I went to the donate and I would like BC address, I can only use a check or money order,

I am in jail and no credit cards are allowed !!

Not true but I can only use checks or MO.

A:Creating Restore Points With Ada And Spybot

I use SpywareGurad and Spybot to create Restore Points. I am never more than 12 from a Restore Point. In the last years (Latest clean install) I have not had an issue to date.

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Can System Restore be automated by the user to backup multiple times per day??

A:Creating Win7 Sytem Restore points

Yes it can
Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Task Scheduler

Navigate through folders top left to find system restore


Right click top line and select properties then click triggers tab


Click edit trigger


There is option to run task every X number of hours which is what i think you are looking for

Hope this helps

Paul

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Hi all,
I have Auto Updates set to check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I have NOT installed any updates since getting the PC as I am still trying to tweak it, will install the updates when I have it fully tweaked/customized.

I also have noticed that I think I get a restore point created each time the PC does a check for updates?
Attachment 242268

Is this actually what is happening when Auto Update is set to this setting?

This is causing the system to create too many of these RPs and drop off older ones I wanted to keep. I do not want to allocate any more disk space to the RPs.

If this is what is causing these RPs to be created, other than not checking for updates at all, is there any way to prevent these RPs from being created?

Never had this happen in Win XP!

Also, where on the HDD does windows store the windows updates removal files?
There were updates installed after the PC was originally loaded with the OS, but even with all files unhidden, I can not find the location of these updates uninstall files.

Tnx a bunch for your help!
Sincerely,
Cindy

A:System creating many more Restore Points than needed

Have you looked at Windows Update History to see if something did get updated when the "Windows Update" RPs were created?
Maybe MS Security Essentials definitions (if you use MSE)?

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I have a similar problem. My computer is not creating restore points automatically (as I set in the Task Scheduler) and is not keeping more than two or three restore points

System restore points are created when a program installation calls for it (but not every program installation). I can also manually create restore points. An automatic restore point is apparently created every week. However, older restore points are not retained (yes, I have plenty of space allocated to system restore and the two restore points kept use only a small fraction of the available space.

I tried using the task scheduler to create a daily restore point, just so I can see what is going one. Task Scheduler tells me that these tasks finished successfully but do not show up in the list of restore points in System Restore or CC Cleaner.

A:My computer is not creating restore points automatically

An example: if I have my Norton Utilities 16 run its defragger, it removes all my SRPs.
I'm wondering if a PC-slimmer, or PC-make-faster, something has default of deleting SRPs as part of its trimming routine. I'm a Windows 7 user, so I'm only guessing: something could be turning off SRP creation.

Addendum: I forgot to add that I no longer use NU16's defragger.

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I recently had to reinstall windows after my computer was blue screening on start up. I didn't have repair disks (my own fault!) but I had a version of windows 7 home premium, put in my product key and reinstalled my drivers. When setting up the computer I was trying to make a restore point and it said there wasn't enough space. I went to 'manage' on my computer to look at the partitions but I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. Can someone tell me if this looks right?! http://i.imgur.com/0EEcust.png

Should I make D bigger? Or should I not create my restore point there? Also should I delete the OEM partition as it is not been used at all?

Thanks for any help!!

A:Changing partitions & creating restore points

Try setting up this shortcut:
System Restore Point Shortcut

Then create the Restore Point using it. You have plenty of free space.

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My computer hasn't been creating system restore points like it should. I have it set to automaticially make a new point daily which is sometimes doesn't. Also it doesn't keep the points for only a day and then deletes them. I have GBs of free space so space shouldn't be a problem.
I did do a complete clean wipe of the computer and started it back to factory settings a long time ago. I don't know if I did something wrong that is causing this problem or not. Had to do it due to a virus that was untouchable without a clean start.
A couple months ago I realized the time it kept the restore points were shorter and shorter. I had a virus that I wanted to do a restore the next day to remove due to the spyware not picking it up. All the restore points from the day before were gone.
I have been making manual points usually twice a week. I just checked and there were no points saved and it had only been two days ago that I had made one besides the ones it did happen to make.
It use to keep the points saved for up to a week before deleting them. Now I'm lucky if it has one the day before.
Is there a way to fix this problem or at least check to see if some settings need to be changed? I have it set on daily automatic points around 7 or 9am since we don't use the computer much around then. I'd really appericate any help with this problem since we use it often due to my husband picking up virus'.

A:Computer not creating or keeping restore points.

Its a thing with Win7, if it hasn't been 7 days since the last restore point has been created then it won't run the scheduled restore point.

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My WIN7 Ultimate x64 system restore does appear to be creating system restore points manually or automatically weekly (when it should in Win7).
When I manually create a system restore point it says it was successfully created but when I check there are no system restore points shown (either manual or auto).

Win Updates also says it successfully creates a system restore point before installing updates.

The Task Scheduler service has the SystemRestore weekly auto restore point creation set to run.

sfc /scannow does not report any corruptions.

Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider service is running & set to automatic.
Volume Shadow Copy service is running & set to automatic.

Are there any other services I should check?

Has anyone come across this type of system restore points in Win7 not working problem?

A:WIN7 not creating system restore points manually or automatically

More diagnostic data attached & below.

1. Space Current Usage is 0 bytes with Max Usage set to Gb's
2. Volume Shadow Copy, Task Scheduler and Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service are Running and set on Automatic
3. Status of System Restore Service - not seen on my services list?? - what is the file name for the System Restore Service?
FYI my other Toshiba laptop (Win7 Ultimate x64 with SP1) has no problems with system restore/creating restore points but that laptop also does not list/show a System Restore Service on Services.msc
4. I have attached settings for Task Scheduler- System Restore - Triggers, Actions & History tabs

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I close all tabs of IE9 daily and restore them the next day from a blank tab. However, often IE stops working and restarts certain tabs, and when this happens it acts as if no tabs were stored from last session, (the link is dimmed). I found that I can open the Properties of IE folder (AppData\Local\Microsoft) and use Restore Previous Session to restore previous file versions I can possibly recover my last used tabs, depending on the last restore point available there. Apparently, these restore points are not generated daily or controlled by IE. They are generated by Windows Backup and Windows Restore function. Can you suggest an efficient way to creating daily Restore Previous Session points with current version of IE folder?

A:How Do I Force Creating "Restore Previous Session" Points forIE Folder

Hi aashomlo, welcome to 7F!

Its been awhile since I used IE9, but check in Internet Options on the General tab, do you see a setting under Startup like this one by the red arrow?


Here's the tutorial: Internet Explorer Startup - Last Session or Home Page

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just did a system restore, there was only 1 restore point (08/09/2013) : how can i set-up automatic system restore points, so i have more, older  restore points ?  (like xp);  do i have to use one of my security softwares (eg, zone-alarm or microsoft security essentials, etc. )  thankshow can i set-up more automatic restore points, and stop system from deleting old restore points ?  thanksMod Edit:  Merged topics, asking same question, same issues.  Pllease do not ask the same question or raise the same issues more than once...if someone has an answer, they will respond and posting the same thing twice is not going to elicit a response any sooner - Hamluis.

A:restore points : set-up automatic restore points ?

Usually when doing a system restore you are offered a default restore point, the latest, but there is a button to select different ones. Clicking on this will reveal  a list of all available restore points.
 
While you can manually create a restore point at any time, Win 7 creates them automatically in the event of critical updates and significant software installs. I will admit I do not know what the limit is in terms of the number of restore points Win 7 will save automaticcally, but if you find your way to 'system Environment Variables' through control panel, or 'God-mode' if you have that set up, you can increase the amount of space allocated to restore points and this should increase the number of points saved.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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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,

RESOLUTION
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.
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 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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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 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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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?
http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...s/453201-solved-persistent-spyware-virus.html
 

A:Solved: System Restore: Finding Manual Restore Points

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(I had to zip the file ark.txt) The attachment system would only allow 56K max.Had these first three problems for a while;1. Help Center button gets "not found." 2. msconfig also comes up as "not found" when I try to "run" it. My temp fix was to search for both files and paste their location in a txt file for when I need them. This works, but obviously something has gone wrong.More serious problem;Yesterday, I DL'd Hulu Video Downloader. The program went wild from the moment I installed it. (Took me to their website, then bounced me to an advertising page.) Once it seemed to be properly installed, it failed to function as advertised. After a good deal of searching I discovered that Hulu does not allow downloading and has taken steps with their streaming technology to prevent it.Obviously I uninstalled HVD, then ran to my restore points to reset things, and after trying three different points from three different dates and times all I got after the usual lengthy "restore" process was the message "Windows cannot restore this restore point." (Typical Windows gush of detailed info.)I have a full recent BU of my system using DriveImage XML so I'm safe, but I was hoping you guys at Bleeping might be able to discover what is causing these problems and yank the nasty @#$%! out of my machine. TYIA, SongsterDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Dasch at 9:52:03.47 on Fri 05/07/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.187... Read more

A:Restore points fail to restore. icons missing randomly

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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.

Thanks!

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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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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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.

TIA

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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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

*bump*

Anyone people??

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Why does system restore only shows the two restore points where I backed up my computer to my external drive. And If I try to restore that, then it says, The backup drive could not be found. How would that matter though? I mean I only backed up my system to an external drive. I didn't create a system restore point to my external hd.

I created a manual system restore earlier today and now it's gone for some reason.

A:System Restore only shows limited restore points

So I created another manual restore point in System Restore but now it's also gone. Can someone help me with this, please?

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Hi

I have windows vista (32bit) and have been having problems with system restore recently. When I try to use system restore it tells me that I have no restore points. I can make manual restore points but there are no automatic points and when I next try to use system restore often the manual restore points I made previously have disappeared!

Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:System Restore Won't Generate Restore Points Automatically

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it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.

A:Windows XP System Restore not saving restore points

See if this Information helps.

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Hello everybody

Finally finished the project I started, because I found that if I wanted to run System Restore on my computer ( with Windows Vista ), it took ages before it opened.
The tools provide the ability to run a Restore Point,
without the standard interface of System Restore.
Please read the readme file for more info.

Kind regards
Sweet

A:Run Restore points without the standard interface of System Restore

Yet again another nice tool Sweet

Tom

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Hi, I need your help.

I'm running a Windows 7 64 bit.

Last week I was going through my game folders and renaming a few of them and adding more info (my folders were a mess, organization wise). I also installed some older games I had on hard drive, to see if I want them anymore. So quite a bit of installing and uninstalling was happening, like say 20 games or so in a week.

Then yesterday one old game would not uninstall (not showing up in control panel list of programs), and so I decided to use system restore as a way to uninstall it. I restored the system to about four days prior...then a weird thing happened. Some of my folders were divided in two, the folder with the old name and another with with the modified name. Like if originally had a folder named "chess games" which had couple days ago during my reorganizing effort renamed to "Fritz Chess 9", now I had both! But they were not exact copies. What was contained in the original folder was now randomly divided between these two folders, like one subfolder in one and the rest in the other.

Also, the there were other folders that some of the actual content was missing. Like the ISO file. If I have 50 game folders, about 15 were affected, either in the sense of having duplicates or having game files missing. I am not sure but I think this happened only (at least mostly) to folders that I had changed the title of recently. The other ones were fine.

What did I do?

-I tried to merge th... Read more

A:Folders changes & system restore points gone after weird restore!

It appears to me something happened when you did the System Restore. I would try that again to the same date and see if it gets rid of all the divided folders. I have never heard of anything like that. Let us know what happens.

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Hi, All,

In my Win XP Pro SP1 installation, my System Restore has a very erratic "memory." It usually only remembers restore points from a few days back, and often times forgets all of my restore points. Even though I regularly create manual restore points (install apps, etc.), they never seem to be available more than a day or so after I create them.

My settings look like this:

Turn off System Restore on all drives: NOT checked
My C: drive: Monitoring
Max disk space: 3.6GB (12%)
My D: drive: Monitoring
etc.

I've also examined the registry (HKLM\Soft\M$\WinNT\CV\SysRest, blah blah) and the keys look good (at default values). Any idea why my System Restore is so brain dead?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

---Jason
 

A:WinXP: System Restore loses restore points?

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Hello everyone

I recently ran Advanced System Optimizer 3 and optimized my system in a hurry. Without thinking and to my regret, I did not manually create a system restore point before doing this.

I have noticed several changes (albeit non-major but nonetheless uncomfortably different) with my use.

1. Certain thumbnails/links which are supposed to have images on them now appear to be broken (that paper torn in half sign instead)

2. Hotmail's autocomplete whenever you start typing an email addresses' first few words no longer functions.

I have yet to discover more irregularities but as far as I know Advanced System Optimizer must have removed or deleted something after I clicked optimize now which is causing all these.

I tried to system restore it to a time before I actually ran the optimization which was about 9 am on 9th of November 2011 but all I see is an 11 am restore point on the same day in the restore point list. When I click show me more restore points, it does not show me more but remains with just the 1 point which I've said.

Is my case already a goner and it's already too late to turn back or is it possible to somehow access more previous restore points? It would be better still to access a 8th of November 2011 restore point (which again presently shows only the 9th of November point and nothing else), BEFORE I did a scan of the system even and just revert everything to how it once was.

A:System Restore not showing more restore points after clicking the box

Here's a follow up to my case, I've managed to solve problem no.1 as I found out that it occurred in almost all websites I tried to access. It mainly showed the HTML coding instead of all the usual colours and decorations. So what I did was hold shift and click refresh and it solved everything including the thumbnail not appearing issue. Apparently after doing this everytime I returned to those sites it didn't give any problems.

The Hotmail issue still persists though. I am quite an email heavy user and find this quite annoying. Whenever I click reply, it's as if I'm composing a completely new email with no address in the bar, no RE: subject and no previous incoming email which I can refer to in replying that email. The autocomplete email address email still persists.

Any help on this?

Edit: It all eventually solved itself.

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When I go to my Restore program in Control Panel, I only see one restore point that is 5 days old. How do I setup the system to generate restore points nightly and store at least 5 most recent ones?

A:Restore settings - setup nightly restore points?

By default it is set up once a week, which is enough. However, if a point is made out of sequence, it will not make a new point on day 7. Schedule can be changed via task scheduler.
If space is not sufficient, old point is deleted before new one is made.

Read tutorial and related tutorials middle of the page.
System Restore Point - Create

You may also like this
Task Scheduler - Create New Task

and this
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

You can even make a shortcut so you can make one easily when you desire

System Restore Point Shortcut

Maybe I should stop this and get a job in Barnes and Nobel.

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I have a problem with System Restore only keeping restore points 5 days back at the most. So for example, the oldest restore point I have currently is from September 6, 2007. I've had this Vista x64 install for around a month now. I should have restore points dating back to about August 1st or so.

I've got plenty of HD space too......around 500GB free I believe so that's not an issue. I don't have any viruses. I bet this is an easy fix, it's just that I don't know what that is. Vista is supposed to automatically make restore points every day doesn't it? According to this post at this site, Vista is supposed to save restore points for around 136 years. http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread82418.html

While I don't need it that long, I'd like it save them for around 6 months to a year or even whatever the default is supposed to be. I had a problem with a Windows update about a month ago. I think it was a security update or something. Anyway, I don't know which one or why, but it borked my system and I couldn't even boot, not even in Safe Mode. So I put the Vista x64 DVD in and went to use System Restore and I didn't have any restore points. I had no other choice than to reinstall Windows. I just want to know why it's doing this and how I can stop it before I have to use System Restore again and I have to reinstall again.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:System Restore Deleting Restore Points Automatically....

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After struggling with a Windows XP crash for several days, I have finally been able to load my original version of Windows. Unfortunately, in order to backup data, I had installed a new Version of Windows in a different folder. This seems to have erased a lot of my original windows settings, including my main user account and my previous system restore points (and somehow put me back to SP2 instead of SP3).

However, The folder holding all of the information from my previous user account is still completely intact. Is there anyway to add my old user account to Windows so I can log into it?

Another question is whether my system restore points may still exist somewhere on the hard drive. Windows currently does not recognize any restore points, even though I had dozens of them from the past few months. I am assuming that they were destroyed when I installed the second copy of windows, but if anyone has any ideas if they could have survived I would love to hear them.

Thanks in advance for your help, and please let me know if you have any questions.

A:Possible to restore old user account? Find old Restore Points?

You should be able to copy the contents of the Documents and Settings folder from the old folder to the new one

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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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Firstly, I can only create manual restore points in System Restore but they usually disappear
overnight and, as a novice, I am at a loss to understand this.
 

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Hello everyone,

I have a repeat problem that I cannot explain: My system creates system restore points just fine (at least, the ones I create manually and can confirm that they are there), but they vanish upon restart.

I have a Toshiba Satellite P750 running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I discovered this issue for the first time in November 2012 when my computer had a hard crash. That was when I learned that it was deleting my restore points. I was forced to do a factory reset. After that, System Restore functioned normally--for a while. Then it began eating restore points again.

About a month ago, I had to do ANOTHER factory reset. Again, System Restore started working--creating and keeping restore points. But just a few weeks into a "brand new" system and they're completely gone again.

I can't understand why this keeps happening even after factory reset.

This is a problem I've investigated multiple times over the last few years and haven't found a solution for yet.

Does anyone here have any advice?

Thanks!

A:Laptop eats System Restore Points--even after out-of-the-box restore

I have had similar problems in the past with System Restore (the restores points don't get lost, they just don't always work) so I turned it off and just depend on imaging now, using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect). I've yet to have an image fail to restore.

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After struggling with a Windows XP crash for several days, I have finally been able to load my original version of Windows. Unfortunately, in order to backup data, I had installed a new Version of Windows in a different folder. This seems to have erased a lot of my original windows settings, including my main user account and my previous system restore points (and somehow put me back to SP2 instead of SP3).

However, The folder holding all of the information from my previous user account is still completely intact. Is there anyway to add my old user account to Windows so I can log into it?

Another question is whether my system restore points may still exist somewhere on the hard drive. Windows currently does not recognize any restore points, even though I had dozens of them from the past few months. I am assuming that they were destroyed when I installed the second copy of windows, but if anyone has any ideas if they could have survived I would love to hear them.

Thanks in advance for your help, and please let me know if you have any questions.
 

A:Possible to restore old user account? Find old Restore Points?

The new installation is just that, new, so the accounts and restore points from the old one won't work. The new installation has a completely different Security IDentifier (SID)

You can create a new account, then copy the user profile from the old folder to the new. You can't copy the settings though (the NTUser files), as the SID is different.

Follow these steps to copy the data over, but you may want to exclude the Application Data and Local Settings folders, or only copy the Outlook and Outlook Express folders. If you are not going to install ALL of the same applications again, you'll be copying data that you probably won't ever use.

You'll also want to first rename the old folder, so you can create a new account with the same name as the old. This is especially important if you use Outlook/Outlook Express.

Corrupted User Account
How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
Note: You must sign in at least once to the New Account before you can copy the old profile, as the account folder is not created until it is signed into.
After copying the files, click on the New_Username folder, then click on the folder named Old_Username's Documents. Double click the Desktop.ini file, and change the line Owner=Old_Username to Owner=New_Username
Note that you will have to redo any customizations, i.e. wallpaper, colors, Folder Options, Cursors, etc.
Desktop.ini is a hidden file but if you followed the steps in the MS article your sy... Read more

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Hi,
Athan had asked me to create a restore point yesterday to check if my computer was still showing the restore point after a reboot. I did this and after the 1st reboot, it was fine, my restore point was stored. But i opened the system restore today, and its gone again!!!

So, i ran the disk cleanup on all the drives and deleted the restore points. After this, i created another restore point and i called it 'test2'. Everything was fine just like the 1st restore point i created and then, after a couple of reboots, NO RESTORE POINTS AGAIN. I just updated my BIOS and there is a restore point created for this by my computer, but dont know for how long it will be there

PS: I have a HP laptop, and they dint provide a Windows CD, but created a partition D:\ [HP_RECOVERY] which I am supposed to use incase of a system crash. But this drive is full, and I am unable to make any backup disks. Just letting u know cause this might be the problem
 

A:Solved: HELP! System Restore still not storing restore points

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