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Q: System restore not working

Hello there. i'm having some trouble with my computer. i came home from a two week trip to find my computer had the "antivirus 2009" virus on it and i think it may have had a couple others as well. what was happening at first was my computer would just restart itself. then when i typed something in google the links would redirect me to an ad search site or some random site. well eventually i fixed the redirect problem (can't remember how now). so i went around many different forums and eventually read about hijackthis. so when i tried to install hijackthis it wouldn't work...i would click install>run and nothing would happen. same with spybot search and destroy, i would install but when it would try to download something it would just stop working. When i tried System restore it said "windows cannot restore to this point please choose another restore point" none of them would work. i tried creating a new system restore point but it said "cannot create a system restore point please restart your computer and try again". thats when i read something about UnHackMe. i installed and ran that program which enabled me to install hijackthis. now i have hijackthis installed but dont know anything about registry keys. so if anyone can help i would appreciate it very much.

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I have Windows Defender and McAfee Security Center anti virus softwares.When I run them they are telling that I does'nt have any virus.But I am unable to Go to previous restore points and many exe files are missing in the C:\Window\System folder."Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware removal to clean your computer." error came on the desktop.Whole desktop was white with an orange color box in between with the above warning.Antivirus2008 something like that was installed on the desktop and in the control panel...so 1. first I removed the software icon from the desktop and the control panel.Next I went to System32 and removed the recent files.2, But I was Unable to restore to go to a previous date to get rid of the virus.My System restore is infected I believe.I don't have that much knowledge in this field.So kindly let me know in detail what I can do to remove the whole virus.Yes System restore was working properly before.I noticed this as soon as the the virus came. I have ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but still I am unable to go back to my previous system restore points and system is operation very slowly...Please find the log file here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:56 AM, on 8/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Unable To Restore My System To Previous Dates, Clicking On The Back Arrow On The Restore Calender Is Not Working

Hello Ashakins and welcome at BleepingComputer,Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but the forums are really busy.If you still need help :Please don't run 2 active virusscanners at once, make a choice and remove the other one completely through Control Panel > Software, along with SweetIM.1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. After reboot,Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, if still present :O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SweetIM] C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit Hij... Read more

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So my little sisters boyfriend deleted all the history on my Google Chrome, 'to free up space' and I think he's been on something weird on my laptop, and want to find out. I googled how to get the history back and the other thing I fully understood was to do a System Restore to back before he deleted it. I did that three times to different points in time, definitely before he did it and it hasn't changed anything. If anyone else has any ideas they would be much appreciated, although please bear in mind I'm not massively great with computers! Thank you
 

A:How to restore Chrome history, system restore not working?

I don't think you can get it back unless you had a backup, System Restore doesn't affect data so that's why it doesn't work.

Why do you need the History restored anyways?
 

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Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

Double check to make sure that System Protection is turned on for your Windows drive.

Next, use the free program CCleaner to see what it shows for what restore points you may have like below.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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When I try to back up and restore (my files) it does not complete. I get the message disk full. I tried to uncheck the (shut off and delte all files from system restore) but that does not help. When I check the amount of space available on the D drive, it shows as full, but system restore seems to work; any suggestions?

A:Backup and restore (Not System Restore) Not Working

What are you using to backup your system?

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When Im trying to resotre the system restore. It give no effect.
When Im trying to create the restore point. It gives the follwing message "System restore is not able to create a resotre point. Please restart the computer, and then run the system restore again"

And also I have update problem in the F-Secure anti virus.
And also I have a booting problem, after boot windows xp icons apperars when I was click any icon it hang.

A:System Restore is not working creating/Restore

click on start then control panel then system in there you should see system restore. clcik on it , make sure you tick off Turn off on all system drive then click ok then go back to restore again. unless you have corrupted window which means you need a new window installation. good luck

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Hi!
I recently noticed that when I do a Google search, the link redirects me to random ad sites, making it nearly impossible to get to the page that I want. I tried System Restore, only to realize it won't let me go past the last step. Also, my CD/DVD drive doesn't seem to be working. You can watch movies and discs in the drive, but it will not recognize a blank disc for burning music or photos.
I have AVG, and it has only detected tracking cookies. I scan with Malwarebytes on a regular basis, and it never seems to find anything. I scanned with AdAware, and it detected tracking cookies as well. I clean out my Cookies and Temporary Internet Files folder quite frequently, but I can't seem to fix the problem.

Thanks for your help!

A:Google links redirect, CD/DVD drive not working, system restore not working.

Please download RootRepeal Rootkit Detector and save it to your Desktop. * Close all programs and temporarily disable your anti-virus, Firewall and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. * Click this link to see a list of such programs and how to disable them. * Create a new folder on your hard drive called RootRepeal (C:\RootRepeal) and extract (unzip) RootRepeal.zip. (click here if you're not sure how to do this. Vista users refer to this link.) * Open the folder and double-click on RootRepeal.exe to launch it. If using Vista, right-click and Run as Administrator... * Click on the Files tab, then click the Scan button. * In the Select Drives, dialog Please select drives to scan: select all drives showing, then click OK. * When the scan has completed, a list of files will be generated in the RootRepeal window. * Click on the Save Report button and save it as rootrepeal.txt to your desktop or the same location where you ran the tool from. * Open rootrepeal.txt in Notepad and copy/paste its contents in your next reply. * Exit RootRepeal and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.Note: If RootRepeal cannot complete a scan and results in a crash report, try repeating the scan in "Safe Mode".

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I have windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
I went to create restore point on my new dell and after about an 1/2 hour of waiting for SR to open up I got this:

You have no Restore Points. Use System Protection to create restore point.
When I attempt to turn on System Protection, it doesn't show any drives available when it opens -- it just says that it's searching for available drives and it keeps searching and doesn't stop. Eventually, I'll receive the following Error Message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

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Accidentally deleted important files, system restore not working
I accidentally deleted some important files when trying to free up space on my laptop. Now, when I startup, it cannot go to my user. I lost my email settings, other functions. My docs are accessible by going to 'My Computer' then to drive C: then to the user, etc. However, from my Start menu, I can't get to them by simply clicking 'My Documents'.

I've tried to do some 'repairs' using Microsoft Knowledgebase but so far have been unsuccessful. I tried some of the suggested things and have made alist of many of the files that are missing when I tried to do a system repair. These files are not in the recovery section c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. The list is here:

Lmmib2.dll
spider.exe
clipbrd.exe
hostmib.dll
staxmem.dll
admexs.dll
appconf.dll
iisadmin.dll
iisfecnv.dll
infocomm.dll
iscomlog.dll

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:47 PM, on 4/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bi... Read more

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Hello to all,

A month back I accidentally deleted the wow6432 node from my registry under system_user. I believe this is the root of all my problems. Once I did that, my toshiba c885 D 64 bit would not boot. I forced the computer to shut down and pressed f12 to get to the system recovery options. I then restored to a point before my blunder. Well, my laptop worked for a while and then magically the screen goes black and will not reboot. I did sestem restore a few more times since I could get a little bit of work done in between restoring and the screen turning black again. After I was fed up with having to run system restore every other day, I decided to run system refresh to keep my files but reset everything else. After restoring I am getting the same problem and find myself again running system restore every other day just to keep working.

My questions are if I completely reinstall windows 8 and start from scratch, will this definitely solve the problem? I thought system refresh would have worked, so I'm not sure. Also, are there any other available options for me to fix my computer without starting from scratch?

Thanks so much in advance! -Aaron

A:System Restore and System Refresh not working completely!

Hi awrontherise,

Since you did not provide your specs, all my suggestions are just speculative in nature; however, I can tell you that a clean install will fix all system software corruption but if you also have hardware and/or driver issues they will have to be addressed separately. So, based on what you have told us so far, I would recommend this as your first step:

Repair Install Windows 8

Now, if the above doesn't work, you may have to take this route:

Clean Install - Windows 8

Good luck.

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Hello,
I will try to explain this as best as I can so if you need any more information please ask and I will gladly answer. If this is in the wrong forum I apologize. If it is please redirect me and I will post it there.

I have built 11 computers, all containing the EXACT same hardware and software. I install windows 7(64bit), all the drivers for each component, and activated the copy of windows. The pc will run completely fine running any program I ask it to. The problem does not happen until I reboot the computer, now this is not always on the first reboot. These computers could last a few days and then I reboot and it all breaks. When I randomly reboot the system it will boot up showing problems and asking for a system restore. So I do the system restore and reinstall a few drivers and the same problem will persist.
I eventually get fed up with the whole process and decide to completely reinstall Windows thinking maybe I could have done something wrong(been doing this for 15 years no problem but it happens). After a completely random(as far as I can tell) amount of time and reboots the system will do it again. I am completely stumped on this issue and could really use the help. I have managed to get 2 working for a few weeks now but they hard bent cpu pins from the factory and I straightened them out. The other ones I have checked and they are fine(so it seems).
The System is running an ASUS P8Z77-v PRO motherboard, EVGA Nvidia 650 TI graphics card, i7-3770 CPU(may be an... Read more

A:System Working fine but reboots to system restore

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
How to use memtest:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Also check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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The other day I was trying to figure out what coral paintshop pro meant by security key, so I googled it. Something popped up and asked me if I wanted to download, and I wanted to say no, but my laptop's mouse is too sensitive at times, so I accidentally clicked yes. My computer automatically shut down right after that. Every time I turn it on now, it goes straight into System Repair and it doesn't work, it says it cannot repair. I've tried System Restore, but since that doesn't get rid of the documents that have been downloaded, it isn't helping either. My computer won't even let me enter any form of Safe Mode, it just goes straight back to System Repair. Please help me. My Aunt got me this laptop for my High School graduation and I cannot afford to have someone fix my computer right now.
 

A:System Repair/System Restore not working

Does the computer come with system repair disks? Or even better, does it come with a Windows disk?
 

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My system restore on xp home is not working. This all started when i ran sereral restore points back. After which i noticed all of space being used on my hard drive so i read to shut it off to get ride of all thoes restores. Which i did after i was cleaned up with help from this board i set a restore point. I tried to restore to it and i get system was not restored message. I checked to make sure i have it on and it is. Any help please
 

A:System Restore Not Working

How much free space is currently available on the drive? And can you provide a current HijackThis Scanlog?
 

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Hello. I am trying to use system restore, but it does not work. I select a previous system restore point to restore to everything works fine until the computer reboots. Then its says system reboot did not work, nothing was changed and try another restore point.
 

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Try this:

You will need to be able to view hidden files, so go to Start>> Control Panel>> Folder Options>> View tab.
Under Advanced settings, place a check mark in: "Show hidden files and folders".
Then uncheck: "Hide extensions for known file types".
Click Apply, then OK to exit.
Open Windows Explorer, then go to Windows>> inf folder.
Open the inf folder and find a file named:
sr.inf
Right click this file and select "Install" from the resulting menu.
Note: This procedure will delete all restore points from your old installation and recreate a fresh installation of System Restore.
When finished with this reboot the system and try going back into system restore and see if it works.
 

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Hello friends,

I have win xp in my C drive and win 7 in my D drive. Now I want to enable System Restore in my C drive. So when I go to My Computer in C drive, right click it, select Properties and Click on the System Restore tab, it shows that it's turned off for all my drives. So I uncheck the Turn off Sys. Restore and click on Apply then it gives me a msg box "System Restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives. Please restart your machine and try again." I restart my machine and try again several times, but it shows the same thing. Plz help.

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Quote: Originally Posted by yash


Hello friends,

I have win xp in my C drive and win 7 in my D drive. Now I want to enable System Restore in my C drive. So when I go to My Computer in C drive, right click it, select Properties and Click on the System Restore tab, it shows that it's turned off for all my drives. So I uncheck the Turn off Sys. Restore and click on Apply then it gives me a msg box "System Restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives. Please restart your machine and try again." I restart my machine and try again several times, but it shows the same thing. Plz help.


Hello Welcome to SF,

You could follow this article see whether it helps System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

Hope this helps,
Captain

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I'm running Windows XP, but when I try to restore my system to a previous date it goes throught the motions, restarts fine and then tells me that it cannot restore to that date and that no changes have been made. I've tried various dates and get the same answer.

Any thoughts/help very much appreciated!

Thanks.
 

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windows xp sp3

Hi, My system restore is refusing to work what ever way i try to get into it all i get is the hour glass coming up for a couple of seconds and then nothing. has anyone any ideas how to make it work again.
ive tried going through system tools, directly through rstrui.exe, through dos, and safemode, and still nothing. I dont have any discs to go with this computer as its a few years old, second hand and came with XP preinstalled. so any ideas would be welcome as this computer the children use and system restore has been a great help many times before!!!. THANKS..

A:System Restore's Not Working

If you bought it and have a receipt AND a CoA tag number Microsoft will normally acknowledge your ownership and you can get a replacement XP disc for a fee.

What CAN you boot to? Safe Mode, normal ??

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The RP1... RPxx files may contain 565kb one minute, 2.78kb then next. I've had one of those RPx folders show 90megs, come back a couple minutes later, and the same folder is showing 2.8kb.

I've tried the SR.INF install routine, and RP1 showed 256kb and RP2 showed 47.6MB. Checked it out a short time later, and both folders were less than 20KB. Something seems to be eating the files.

Tried to create a restore point and the pop-up message reads, "System Restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer, and then run System Restore again." Each time I restart and try to create a restore point, I get the same message.

When I try to restore to an earlier date, the right side message reads, "There are currently no restore points available"
 

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I'm having problems and wanted to restore to an earlier date but it won't work. I have tried three different dates and every time I get a message saying that system restore has failed. I have ran a virus check with Microsoft Security Essentials and also ran Spybot Search & Destroy but found nothing. I have also ran System File Checker and found nothing there either. Any idea what I should try next?

A:System Restore not working

Do you know if System Restore is turn on or not? Check out this tutorial and it will tell you how to make sure it is turned on. System Restore - Enable or Disable

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Installed Norton Internet Security 2005 and now, whenever I try and do a system restore it says "System restore encountered a problem and has to close".

It does this all the time, even in safe mode. Symantec has mentioned that I should turn off NIS2005 and try system restore. If it then works it is a Microsoft issue.

I have been onto the Microsoft websites and they do not mention how to repair or reinstall system restore , does anyone out there know?
 

A:system restore not working?

First have you gone through the troubleshooting drill here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q302796

In particular determine you have enough available hard drive space and perhaps purge the System Restore archive and try manually creating a check point and restoring it?

What Windows version/Service Pack update do you have?

While there is an sr.inf "setup" file for System Restore, you may be prompted for locations to reinstall files from, and I'm not sure if you can reinstall it properly from the Service Pack files.
 

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My main problem is that I accidentally uninstalled MS Office earlier today from my Dell Inspiron which I bought in 2012; the second problem is that I can't do a system restore to get it back to the point before the accidental un-installation. I'm on Windows 8. It keeps telling me there's something wrong but when I run a check on the C: drive, everything comes up fine. I opened the computer in safe mode, do a system restore and same thing happens - error.

I don't know if I can locate the original MS Office card that I received when I got the computer, to re-install the program, which is why I'm in a bit of a panic right now. Help is appreciated -- thanks!

A:System restore not working.. please help

System restore will not help getting back Office, it will have to be re-installed.

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hi ive been having some problems with my computer and i tried to system restore but when the computer has restarted it says that it has failed to restore. I have tried several different dates but none of them work. Im on xp home edition.
Thanx
 

A:system restore not working

Hi helpme !,

I advice you to read this page titled "How to troubleshoot the System Restore tool in Windows XP" at this link :
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302796&Product=winxp
 

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It used to work but now on startup and when I try to use system restore it says "System restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run system restore again."

I suspect it may be some sort of virus/malware that somehow disabled the settings possibly in registry or elsewhere. I dunno. I have tried like every troubleshoot online. Somebody please help me I want to throw my computer in the wall.

This is one out of several other problems but if I listed the other problems here, I might get flagged for misuse of thread posting.

Thanks guys in advance for your help!!

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A couple of days ago I uninstalled 2 programs that I didn't need anymore . Now I think I may need one of them . I've tried to run System Restore but I keep getting an error message . I disabled MSE and PrevX and it still would not restore .
Now I'm not too worried about getting the program back , but would like to be able to restore my system if I ever need to .
Any suggestions ?
 

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Hi all ,
I clicked on system restore and got the message

" system restore is unable to protect your computer . Please restart and try again"

I rebooted several times and got the same message .
I then accessed system restore with view of switching it off and on again . i checked the on / off box then clicked on apply changes and got the following message

"System restore encountered a problem trying to enable/disable one or more drives. Please restart your machine and try again later"

I then thought that if i slide the disc space bar down to zero it may clear out system restore but i got the same message as when i tried turning it off .
i went into safe mode and searched for the wininit.ini file with the view of renaming it but this isn't the problem.

About My computer (security)
Spyware Doctor
SpywareBlaster
AVG 7.5
AVG antiRootkit
Ad-Aware SE personal
Spybot
Spywareguard
Ashampoo Anti Spyware
CWshredder
Winpatrol
I keep all these up to date and run them all (not at the same time ) twice weekly , in addition i use Trend Micro's online scanner once a week .
All are reporting no problems .

My Computer (recent history)
I had trouble with secretmaker blocking a download (from a trusted source) , i tried the "quick bypass" keys but it still blocked the download, i then closed the secretmaker programme down , restarted my browser ,but still somehow it blocked the download .I then uninstalled secretmaker as to be honest i never really l... Read more

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I was trying to create a restore point every couple of days and it wasn't doing it. So I went into the "task" Scheduler" and tweaked it a bit.

Now I went in today to "System Restore' to see if there were any new restore points made. And not only were there no new restore points made, but there also wasn't any old restore points.

1. Can I "un-tweak the task scheduler because I'm sure that must've been what caused my current problem.

2. Is there any way to repair the damage by getting my restore points back.

PS - I do have another Windows 7 computer and I could probably look at the task scheduler and duplicate the actions. The computer I'm having trouble with his Windows 7 Pro

A:System restore not working

Perhaps someone knows where in the Registry hives the settings are kept for Task Scheduler and can help you return it to old values.

For the future an additional way to save the Registry is to use ERUNT

It has worked well for me in every NT based flavor of Windows since NT server 4.
(The web site mentions Vista and W7 but I use it also in Windows 8.0)

If you haven't rebooted your machine since the restore point problem started
Last Known Good may be worth a try.

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When I try to do a system restore on my Dell 4600c a blank page pops up. Is there another way to
do a system restore? I have tried going to start>all programs>system tools>system restore I have also tried going to my computer>system tasks>system restore. I have had no luck there either.

A:System Restore Not Working

It is possible to run system restore from a command prompt. More info can be found HERE.Are you sure System Restore is turned on? Start > right click on My Computer > Properties > System Restore tabMake sure "Turn off System Restore on all drives" is UNcheckedIf that doesn't help, you have to ask yourself why it isn't working. Are you experiencing other buggy behavior from this computer? Does it run slower than it used to?

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[ATTA
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8136 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 111 GB (18 GB Free); E: 1397 GB (1164 GB Free); H: 931 GB (413 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8Z77-V LX
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

CH]266067[/ATTACH] System Restore is not working on my Windows 10 PC, I have attached a screen shot of the failure message. In addition there is now a delay of two minutes between clicking ?Open System Restore? to the display of the ?Restore system files and settings? box.

System Restore also fails when invoked from safe mode.

The internet has many messages reporting System Restore issues and I have tried many of the suggested fixes.

I have reinstalled Windows 10 and uninstalled all programmes installed since the end of 2015 except ones originating from Microsoft, HP, Logitech, Nvidia and Windows.

The Volume Shadow Copy, Task Scheduler and Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider services are all started and on automatic.

The system has been scanned with Malwarebytes, CCleaner, Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, adwcleaner, rkill, Roguekiller, TDSSKiller and ESET online scanner.

Has anyone any suggestions?



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A:System Restore not working

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System Restore will work only when I run it in Safe Mode. When I try to run it normally it goes through the normal process but the message at the end is that it has not been possible to restore my pc to the chosen date and that nothing has been changed. There is presumably a fault or corruption somewhere in my system, any ideas please on how I can identify and remove it?
My TSG SysInfo data are below.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2014 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 217999 MB, Free - 137013 MB; D: Total - 20471 MB, Free - 18162 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, GF7025-M2
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I am on the road and trying to do a system restore. I use an external hard drive in my office
but I do not have the external hard drive with me now. I can not get the restore to complete and I can not get the undo to fully complete. Is this not working fully because I am not hooked up to my external hard drive? When I initiated the restore it asked something about the external hard drive. Any thoughts?
 

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Just a tip; You might want to help your enquiry out by writing the full error message rather than 'said something about...'
 

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Hey guys,
So... My computer has crashed and I lost everything except for what was created in a backup folder from My Documents. It's an XP OS and I remember creating a restore point sometime over the summer. But now I go to System Restore and it doesn't show any restore points available except for these last few days after the crash (12/2/06). The furthest back it goes is a point on that Friday (12/2) at 6:11:23 PM called "System Checkpoint". But it gives me an error message after rebooting that says it was unable to restore it to that point and no changes have been made. Is there another way to restore my computer or access that earlier restore point??!?!

Thanks!
Dave
 

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not unless u have an automatic back up programme like nero set to schedule back ups,guess you could try f8 on start up,opt for last good configuration and see if that has what you want but i doubt it
 

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i have a hp pc running win xp home edition. i am try to do a system restore back to a few days ago. i go thru the system restore function but after the pc reboots i get a message saying system restoration incomplete. this pc did not come with a windows cd. the d drive is used for recovery. i did a virus scan and scanned with ad aware and search and destroy. i also tried to restore to month back but same message. i really dont want to do a reinstall of windows and start from scratch. thanks,franco
 

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Franco
Not having the XP Install CD or and XP Upgrade CD makes repairing the SR programs harder. Have you tried running SFC /scannow to determine if there are corrupt files? If not you may want to try it. Also if you were not given the Install CD then the install Cab files should be on your system somewhere. Try doing a start\search\files and folders and type in *.*cab and look for any folders that have a designation of Win_XX.cab
XX being numbers.
If they exist then you have a place where you can extract new examples of any files found corrupt.
However if there is registry corruption the SFC command will not help us and a XP CD will have to be had. Do you know anyone who has one? If so it is perfectly legal to borrow this CD for the purpose of repairing your current legal installation. If you can locate one follow the Instuctions listed at the website.

Dave
 

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Hi. I am having a problem getting my SYSTEM RESTORE to save my restore points. It was working fine, but now refuses to work!
When I attempt to save a restore point I get an error message as follows.
0x81000203.

Can anyone who has had this problem and sorted it please give me the benefit of their experience.

many thanks

B Bartlett
Birmingham

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Hello and welcome Bjay mate have you tried it in safe mode??

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Everytime I try to use system restore to restore i get this message:




Please help as i've just installed an app in Windows Media Player and i would like to remove it but i don't see an option in the plugin menu to remove it(actually there is but it won't let me click on 'Remove'..)



Tried removing the plugin from 'Programs and features' but i dont see it...

Also tried to restore WMP to it's default settings using troubleshooter but no avail...

Please help me...

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You like to remove Windows Media Player or to remove the plugin?
You can disable WMP via :Control Panel->Turn Windows feautures On/Off and under Media Feautures find and select Windows Media Player.

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Tried to do a system restore. But no matter which restore point I try, I keep getting " not possible to restore to this point". I thought that the restore points in the callender in bold was the date there was supposed to be a restore point...?? confused

Any help please

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The restore points could have become corrupt due to malware, or just an accident. You can try to purge (delete) all but your oldest restore points. You should only do this if you know for a fact that everything else about your computer is working fine and you are free from all malware. Now you should Set a New Restore Point 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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Hello

My system restore fails every time I attempt it. This has happened the last 3 times I had a need to attempt restore. (Three attempts separated by months in time, about different issues.) This time, I am thinking something may be wrong with my system restore function.

In this case, it is simply a matter of trying to roll back a browser update.

I saw a whole list of available restore points, and I went to the second one back - from only a few days ago. The restore failed.

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, OEM from Gateway Laptop about 1.5 yrs old. I allow most updates.

Any Suggestions? Thanks.
 

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hi my system restore is not working for many many day i donot why but i also scan my system with antivirus(k7) but nothing found please help me
operating system-xp service pace 3
ram-2gb dual core 2.8ghz
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A:my system restore not working (xp)

Download Farbar Service Scanner to your desktop. Open the program. Put a check mark on all boxes. Then click "Scan". Post the log file of the scan.Download MiniToolBoxCheckmark following boxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size

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Hi all, system restore just refuses to work on my other laptop.

Here's the story; 4-7 days ago, I attempted to install the Windows SP3 onto my laptop (I know, late, but I was lazy and I don't really use that laptop anymore - I am posting through my desktop right now), however I didn't realize how many things could go wrong with this installation.

It failed, as many of you have probably already guessed, and from then on my internet has stopped working in its entirety. It's obviously not my internet connection because I'm posting on my desktop fine, and I am on the same router/modem.

To fix this I have tried to conduct a system restore. (I have no idea where my XP disk is, so reformatting is not a possibility as of now.)

Well, system restore just seems to refuse to work for me. I have tried many possible solutions, including completely deleting my norton internet security, and running system restore through safe mode.

I always get the same result; "Restoration Incomplete, no changes have been made, blah blah".

TL;DR System restore doesn't work, what's the problem? I have disabled my antivirus and run it through safe mode, neither of which have worked.
 

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I'm having a number of problems with my computer. I have a Dell Dimension 3000. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 2. I just recently starting having problems; about 4 days ago. I went into Windows media player 11 to listen to music and it kept skipping. I tried to play a video and it did the same thing. I tried rebooting the system, but that didn't help. I've scanned my computer with Windows Defender, Norton, Spyhunter, and Spynomore. All of them came up with nothing. I've tried to restore it and keeps giving me the "restoration incomplete" screen afterwards. I've tried going back to older restore points, but none of them work. Yesterday, I came home and tried to listen to music again hoping that maybe "it just fixed itself". Right. This time, the music wouldn't even play, and I got an error message that said that there was no audio device installed on my computer. Today, I tried the music again and it plays with the skipping. Progress I guess. Throughout all of this I keep getting error messages saying "generic host process for win32 has encountered a problem and needs to close" and something about a "DrWatson debugger" encountering a problem. I have no idea what either 1 of those means. I don't know if I might have a virus or software problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!
 

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Okay i'm normally a bit of a computer geek, but this has me seriously stumped.

I have a Toshiba NB255 Net-book with Windows 7 Home Premium on it, and since i got it has worked great. That is until a short time ago refuses to connect to WiFi. I tried everything. It wound up being a dead end for me, so i thought maybe i'll just restore it because it could be something i messed up or an update conflicted with my system.

I go to system restore, and it says i cannot perform it due to C disk needing to be error checked. That would normally be fine and dandy, except when i run error check during boot-up, it tells me it cannot perform it until i use system restore...

It's an infuriatingly infinite loop of stupidity.

Because of the mix between my net-book refusing to restore, connect to WiFi, update(update just gives me error code '80070490'), or do anything besides just use Office and other stuff, my net-book just collects dust now.

Please help me out here.

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With over 200 views and not a single reply, i'm guessing this just isn't going to be fixed. Guess i'll be making a Linux netbook.

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I have Windows XP. I tried running system restore and after the computer restarted, I got a message saying the restoration could not be completed. There was no explanation why.

In case it matters, I have about 2 GB harddrive space left.
Also, system restore has worked in the past.
Thanks
 

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If any of the system restore files get corrupted, thats about what happens.

You are best to purge all restore files and let it create new ones, as the existing ones are unuseable anyway.

Purging just requires turning off system restore, rebooting and turning it back on.
 

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Hi, I'm unable to either create a restore point or restore, additionally there's an issue activating System Restore, and the list as you can see in the screenshot displays "C" as "Missing". No idea what's going on, any help appreciated.
UPDATE: Never mind,after clicking the OK button and rebooting System Restore is functioning fine again, weird

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Solved

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I recently downloaded some drivers as I was trying to install a new printer who's software would'nt load. This did'nt solve the problem. I decided to get a printer that I had had before, Brother DCP-110C as I knew this had worked well. I tried to install yesterday (28th July) but could'nt and my PC keeps switching itself off near the end of the installation. I then thought I would use System restore to go back to a happier time when I had the first Brother printer. I actually used System restore about 4 times in one afternoon and now it won't let me restore any further back than the 28th. I thought if I could go back far enough the drivers I had downloaded would be dormant and save me trouble. I am a complete novice so if you can help me with this problem please post it in baby language, thanks in advance.
 

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I am trying to create a system restore point and keep getting the following message"The restore point could not be created for the following reason - Access is denied(0x80070005) please try again....

I need to set a restore point as there are not any on my computer even when i run things which ask if i would like to create a system restore point before continuing is just not happening.

 

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Hi all
 
I need to restore my xp pro to an earlier date due to removing a programme in error, however when i try to 
restore, it goes through the process then i get the message unable to restore to this date.
I have tried numerous dates and its the same.
Tried it it safe mode as well and still the same.
Tried to undo the last restore event and it says 'Undo Incomplete' 'SR was unable to reverse the restoration'
Done a scan with Avast and Malwarebytes and all show clean.
All my update have been done an all is up too date.
I did not try switching off SR off, as i know if i do it may remove all restore dates and then i have lost my programme
anyway.
My settings show it at 12% which is maximum (this is not where i set it originally which was 5%) so not sure how that happened.
The programme i removed in error was 'LG cyberlink power dvd' and it looks like it removed a decoder from my WMP and now i'm not able to view DVD,s in WMP that's why i need to restore (also i need SR to work).
I downloaded cyberlink from the website only to find it was an upgrade and not the player so unable to install that as its saying it cannot find powerdvd on my system
 
Any help will be very much appreciated
 
Kind Regards
Rozzer

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You could try this link. Just be aware that CNET tends to bundle other software with its downloads so choose 'Custom' or 'Manual' install. Whatever you do, don't use 'Easy', 'Quick' or 'Automatic' options and look at every screen carefully before you click 'Next' !
 
http://download.cnet.com/CyberLink-PowerDVD/3000-13632_4-10352449.html
 
Alternatively you could try the freeware VLC player, which you can get from here -
 
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en_GB.html
 
I use the VLC player as my default for all video and music and I have yet to find a format it can't play.
 
Once you start a System Restore it is irreversible, you get a warning to that effect before you actually click on the 'Restore now' button, which is why you cannot undo it.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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window says system restore unsuccessful due to an undisclosed error. windows vista home premium . same thing in safe mode. please help
 

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Seldom does work, really.
You might try a full defrag and try again, but usually when System Restore doesn't work there is no good fix.
Any chance you have an infestation?
 

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