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Unable to configure restore points - Error 0x800707B

Q: Unable to configure restore points - Error 0x800707B

After restoring my new laptop back to factory settings (to fix problem I was having with MSE), I find that I am now unable to configure my restore points. I am trying to increase the storage space so I can have several restore points. When I click 'Apply' or 'Okay' after changing the space allocation, the following error appears:

"The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect. Error 0x800707B"

The following drives appear in the Restore Config window with Restore set to 'On':

System_DRV
Windows7_OS(C:)(System)
Windows7_OS(C:)(Missing) -- this seems odd to me

For background info, I restored to factory settings and added MSE and then other programs one-by-one. After programs were re-installed, I restored my data from the previous night's backup. Everything is working fine and there are no system errors that I can see.

Would anyone have any insights on this problem?

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A: Unable to configure restore points - Error 0x800707B

Quote: Originally Posted by hallydai


After restoring my new laptop back to factory settings (to fix problem I was having with MSE), I find that I am now unable to configure my restore points. I am trying to increase the storage space so I can have several restore points. When I click 'Apply' or 'Okay' after changing the space allocation, the following error appears:

"The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect. Error 0x800707B"

The following drives appear in the Restore Config window with Restore set to 'On':

System_DRV
Windows7_OS(C(System)
Windows7_OS(C(Missing) -- this seems odd to me

For background info, I restored to factory settings and added MSE and then other programs one-by-one. After programs were re-installed, I restored my data from the previous night's backup. Everything is working fine and there are no system errors that I can see.

Would anyone have any insights on this problem?


Turn off SR, you can read help to find out how.
Turn off computer
Boot up
Turn on SR
May not work, but it does 3 out of the 5 times the problem was on this board.

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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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So basically I usually use CCleaner to remove unwated restore points. I do it because my computer desparately needs the space. I recently removed a bunch of infections from my machine (with the help of one of BleepingComputer's admins), however now I am unable to remove ANY of my restore points using either CCleaner or doing it manually with System Restore.

Everytime I use go into System Restore, it gives me this message:

"System restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer and then run system restore again."

Does that mean that I am still infected or is it something else? Malwarebytes and my other programs havn't come up with anything so I'm a little confused...

Thankyou in advance =)

A:Unable to delete Restore Points..

You are able to get into system restore?The easiest way to delete all restore points is to go into System Restore and turn it off: My Computer, Properties, System Restore Tab, Turn off System Restore.Reboot.Turn it on again. If it will not turn on, you may need to run further antimalware scans.Instead of CC Cleaner, to delete unwanted restore points except the last one:In Windows Explorer:Right click on Local DiskSelect PropertiesSelect Disk Clean up Select More options Delete all old SR points except the latest.If you need to, How to reinstall system restore in XP:http://bertk.mvps.org/html/reinstall.html

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

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

The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not reoccur.
(0x800423)

Please try again.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. MatineeThriller.
 

A:Unable to create restore points

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Hello,
Yesterday I woke up to a pop up saying AVG.tray< exception unknown 0xe06d7363 location 0x7c812afb>
It had disabled all funtions of being able to open any programs.
I ran AVG and it found 2 problems in System Volume Information/Restore. Says they are both signed with a broken signature. I've run it several times but it does not remove it. I first attempted to restore to a previous date but every time I try it says it's unable. I was told to run Hyjack this and I did. UM, I have NO idea what I'm doing and after reading on this forum am scared I ran HJT and I should not have done so. Please advise. Thanks in advance
"Just wanted to add I also ran Malware bytes"

A:Unable to use Restore points and 2 problems found AVG

Can you post the log from MALWAREBYTES only?

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So basically I usually use CCleaner to remove unwated restore points. I do it because my computer desparately needs the space. I recently removed a bunch of infections from my machine (with the help of one of BleepingComputer's admins), however now I am unable to remove ANY of my restore points using either CCleaner or doing it manually with System Restore.

Everytime I use go into System Restore, it gives me this message:

"System restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer and then run system restore again."

Does that mean that I am still infected or is it something else? Malwarebytes and my other programs havn't come up with anything so I'm a little confused...

Thankyou in advance =)

A:Unable to delete Restore Points... Still infected??

That means that System Restore isn't turned on I believe.Now you should Set a New Restore Point to prevent possible reinfection from an old one. Some of the malware you picked up could have been saved in System Restore. Since System Restore is a protected directory, your tools can not access it to delete these bad files which sometimes can reinfect your system. Setting a new restore point AFTER cleaning your system will help prevent this and enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state. The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Then go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "OK".Click the "More Options" Tab.Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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So basically I usually use CCleaner to remove unwated restore points. I do it because my computer desparately needs the space. I recently removed a bunch of infections from my machine (with the help of one of BleepingComputer's admins), however now I am unable to remove ANY of my restore points using either CCleaner or doing it manually with System Restore.

Everytime I use go into System Restore, it gives me this message:

"System restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer and then run system restore again."

Does that mean that I am still infected or is it something else? Malwarebytes and my other programs havn't come up with anything so I'm a little confused...

Thankyou in advance =)

A:Unable to delete Restore Points... Still infected??

If you have a thread opened in the AII forum, it's better to take care of that end...avoiding conflicting, well-intentioned suggestions from those who are not necessarily adept at dealing with malware...before posting in another forum.

Louis

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

A:Vundo infection/unable to create restore points

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

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

A:Blue Screen and Unable to Create Restore Points

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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All restore points are deleted when this occures!

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

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

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

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

Could someone please help?


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

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

A:Error volsnap 36 all restore points deleted again!

Welcome
For both Seven and Vista
System Restore - disk space

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

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

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

A:Volsnap Error 25: all restore points deleted.

Not sure if this would be related:

Do you use Avast AV by any chance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Volsnap Error 25: all restore points deleted.

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

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Hello every one,

Well, i thought i knew something from computers, but with this problem i am out of ideas.

Acer laptop 5530G, new mainboard worked for an month. Then after starting up windows 7 - 32bit, get the windows logo, and then i just get a black screen with mouse pointer that can be moved.

Non of the key combinations works, non explorer, non start, nothing. I have re-installed windows to, and it worked for an hour, but after the third time startup i got the same situation back. I tried to flash the bios, but the bios update from acer doesnt work, wrong ROM filename message.

If i try to set the system back, it says that there is no restore point, as well in the old as the new installation.

I checked the register winlogon, and that was all as Microsoft described. What Microsoft more described about setting a new video adapter driver is not possible, because the screen is black and nothing works.

Setting the BIOS back to default settings doesnt bring any changes ether.

Starting in safe mode, got the same black screen.

With f8 i can get in repair tools and am able to open an command prompt, but there ends my luck some how.

A:BSOD after start up, no error message, no restore points

I tried this solution to, without any result
BSOD on startup after windows logo.

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Hi,

I have been trying to schedule my computer to create a restore point every month by using task scheduler.

I have tried this by trying to add a trigger to the "SR" event in Task Scheduler Library>Microsoft>Windows>SystemRestore but it shows the following error message:

An error has occurred for task SR. Error message: The following error was reported: 2147750697

Can someone please either help to resolve this issue or suggest a way of creating a restore point every month (hopefully without 3rd party software).

Thanks in advance

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Hi,
I have been trying to schedule my computer to create a restore point every month by using task scheduler.
I have tried this by trying to add a trigger to the "SR" event in Task Scheduler Library>Microsoft>Windows>SystemRestore but it shows the following error message:
An error has occurred for task SR. Error message: The following error was reported: 2147750697

Can someone please suggest a resolution to this preferably without use of 3rd party software.

Thanks in advance

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Hi,
Question Re: XPS 8700 with Windows 8.1.  if computer is no longer able to boot into Windows.
And Restore is not able to correct issue. 
And Refresh is unable to correct issue.
But Dell Backup and Recovery indicates no issues were found and now asks to Reinstall Operating System.
is Installation Restore/Original Image Media required to complete the Reinstallation usind Dell Backup and Recovery?
Alternatively if the Reset My PC option is used is Installation media required?
Thanks.

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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 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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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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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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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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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"
- Checked the "Disk Space Usage" for storing s... Read more

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

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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

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Anyone people??

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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 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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(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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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?

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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

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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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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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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