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System restore not working

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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Preferred Solution: System restore not working

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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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,
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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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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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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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.

A:System Restore Not Working

Solution:

The problem was caused by Norton NIS 2009.

The problem was resolved by the following steps:

Go into Settings - Miscellaneous Settings - Product
Security and turn off 'Norton Product Tamper Protection'.

Then System Restore worked.

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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...

A:System Restore Not working

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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systems restores turned on, but when my pc restarts it says, it could not restore no changes have been made at this time. im on windows xp professional media center edition with service pack 3.

A:system restore not working

??? are u doing a restore from an earlier restore point or is this a message that pops up when XP boots up? Did u uninstall a program prior to this message popup?

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Hello first post here, I have a slight problem, can you help?

I have a Advent T9202. I went to restore the PC the other day with the disc they supply with the PC. It wouldnt restore and has totally wiped my hard drive. Not bothered about that as I backed everythin up before starting the system restore. I rang the support line up aftertrying numeorus things and they told me to download a diagnostic toll for checking the RAM and hard drives. The RAM checked out OK but when I try to check the HD it says non detected. In the BIOS both hard drives are detected. Is there anything I can try? I dont think the hard drives are faulty as they were working fine 10 minutes before I tried to restore.

Any help much appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:System restore not working

Are the drives SATA and does the diagnostic program work with SATA drives? . . Also, most drive diagnostics are specific to the brand of the drive . . do they match?
 

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I have a HP ZE4430US laptop running XP, sp2. When trying to access Restore, either through Help & Support, or through the System Tools, I get nothing. Help won't even open. Under System Properties, Restore is not turned off. Somehow, somewhere I found the Restore file and clicked on it, and it wouldn't open.

In April, I installed a Maxtor Mini to use as a system backup. Could it have hijacked Restore? Not much info came with it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

A:System Restore Not Working

See if this helps at all. .

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD or an integrated SP3 CD if SP3 is installed).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2,(or SP3) you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).


If this doesn't work, I would advise doing a repair install using your Windows XP install disc.

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Hello,

Just recently, i had problems with my Msn Messenger, and AIM. I tried to restore my computer, but my system restore isn't loading. It's just a blank white screen. Since then, a few of my other programs are having problems, and i don't know what to do!

help! anyone?!

Thanks in advance
Megan

A:system restore not working

Hi Megan and welcome to TSF !

Do you have the XP install disk ? If so go to start => run and type sfc /scannow (mind the space after sfc). This will run the system file checker which will replace any missing or corrupt system file you could have with a good copy. It may ask you for the XP CD. Don't do anything while it's running.

Better to scan your hard drive for errors as well. Go to start => run and type chkdsk c: /F /R (provided c is the volume letter of your system drive). Answer no when it asks to unmount the volume then yes to schedule the scan during next restart and reboot the computer. Report here if it found any error.

If that didn't help then go to start => run and type eventvwr.msc. In the event viewer check the different sections on the left (security, system, application) and tell us about any error there could be there. Tell us about the source and the event number, double click the error and paste the text under description (right-click won't work so use ctrl+c ctrl+v to copy paste that text after you highlighted it).

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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. my brother inlaw tried to download something and thats what he got. 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. P.S. Also i have noticed that i can't burn an audio cd. i can burn data cds and dvds but just not audio cds. can this... Read more

A:System restore not working

Hello d3viL d0g,

I apologise for the delay, the forum is busy.

If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.

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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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When I try to do a system restore it looks like it is going through the process and then at the end it states "Restoration Incomplete" No changes have been done to your computer. I had a similar problem when I was running ME and I had help here to fix it, but I don't know how with XP.
Thank you for any help,

A:System Restore Not Working

When I try to do a system restore it looks like it is going through the process and then at the end it states "Restoration Incomplete" No changes have been done to your computer. I had a similar problem when I was running ME and I had help here to fix it, but I don't know how with XP.Thank you for any help, was the restore date one that you made or an automatic made by pc ?

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Can somebody please help? I have no idea what i did in the past week. I used a cookie remover and a free antispyware which may have deleted something important. I cannot use programs like System Restore and Disk Defragmentor ( However Disk Cleanup works fine) which means i cannot restore my computer. There may also be some Malware or Spyware on the computer that is causing this and i recently downloaded a torrent file and scanned it with AVG antivirus which said that there are no viruses in the torrent folder, but it still may be the cause to the problem. My computer freezes on startup before the welcome screen which means this is a major problem. Is there any safe way besides booting which i can use to remove the malware or antispyware from my computer and to also get system restore and disk defragmentor working? i have attached my system info to this post
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A:System Restore not working !!! please help

Can you boot into safe mode w3/networking?

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I recently ran a Registry cleaner and being a Newbie have done something to my registry.

I cannot systems restore it just says

%systemroot%registration
Destination: ComPlus Staging

Is there anyway to rectify this.

Liz

Windows 7 Home Premium

64 bit

A:System Restore not Working

Why are you doing a System Restore?

System Recovery Options

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I've not had any 'auto' restore points in the 3 months I've had PC. Guess I was supposed to configure it at time of setting up machine. Anyway . . .got into it & found what looks like a folder icon:PQSERVICE -- Protection:Off. Am I supposed to turn it on too?

A:System Restore not working

As far as I'm aware the PQService is your computer's hidden recovery partition so my thinking would be that if its off you can't use it to restore to factory settings.

I think you'll get more information via your manufacturer's support site or your computer manual.

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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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Hi I have a windows 8.1 dell laptop ,for some reason system restore is not creating points manually or automatically, when I try to make a restore point manually the working bar just keeps moving at the sane time though I noticed in the device manger a generic volume shadow copy entry will show up with a yellow mark beside it ,I have tried maybe 10-15 times to uninstall this and try system restore again ,but this keeps repeating itself,
I have also went into safe mode but system restore points can't be made under safe mode, I did the repository thing where I rename that folder to old and reset repository in safe mode ,same result any ideas pls Thks

A:System restore not working help ...

Make sure System Restore is enabled

In the elevated command prompt run sfc /scannow.

Also run chkdsk /f /r

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I receive the message "Cannot restore to an earlier restore point, no changes have been made to your computer."

I checked the Forums and found a similar case where the recommended action was to try Tip #1795 on WorldStart.com.com. I tried this and it did not work.

Can anyone suggest what I should try next?
 

A:System Restore not working

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I cannot get my system to perform a successful restore using the System Restore feature of Windows XP SP2. It goes through the steps, reboots and gives me a message that the system cannot be restored to the checkpoint I selected. This happens regardless of the checkpoint I select. Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

Thanks ...

A:System Restore Not Working in Win XP

I think we had a discussion on this in the past where one of your restore points is bad and if one is bad, then all are bad. This may or may not be the case, but I am sure that a staff member in this area will be able to expound on it.

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Hi, i'm having some problems reformatting my computer...I am not new to computers nor formatting a hard drive but I have never had this problem before. So my problem is that when I insert the system restore disk and restart my comp it tells me to push "R" to boot from the cd and start recovery so I push R nothing happens. So I tried using another system restore CD I have on startup it tells me to push any key to boot the CD so I push any key nothing happens again on both CD's it just does nothing just starts up normally to windows. So I know the problem is not the CD and i've already checked to see if anything happened to the keyboard and no...works perfect. Could a virus be causing it to do this? anyway if anyone has a suggestion or knows the problem plz reply :D

Thanks In Advance.

[edit]Sorry btw not sure if you need to know my OS but just incase its Win XP Home[/edit]

A:System Restore Not Working?

When you are asked to push "R" for recovery, that will actually take you into the Recovery Console. (sometimes it takes a while for the Recovery Console to open, be patient ) Learn more about Recovery Console HERE. It does not sound like that is what you want to do. If you want to install Windows, when prompted you will need to delete the partition that the existing instance of Windows resides on, and then install the new instance to the unpartioned space. This is called a clean install that will include formatting of the harddrive. Learn more about it HERE. Another option is to do what is sometimes called an upgrade or dirty install. Learn about that HERE.

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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.

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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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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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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 just booting up my laptop but it went into automatic repair and that didn't work and neither did system refresh and I tried system restore but when I tried to select c drive it said "you must enable system protection". I visited various threads about this but none of them worked. Ples. Halp meh.
I don't wanna reset and I don't have any installation media.

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Try this link: http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...tml#post459742

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I need to restore my system to the state it was in yesterday morning (having foolishly downloaded a program which created a Z: drive). When I run System Restore it goes through the motions, reboots, etc., but finally tells me that "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: An unspecified error occurred during System Restore".

This is not a new problem. I have needed to use System Restore a number of times over the last year but always got the same message. I have tried different restore points without success.
 

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Put in the original Vista CD, go past the first screen and there should be a prompt for Repair and then try Sys Restore from there!
 

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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 rid of all those restores. Which i did after i was cleaned up with help from this board i set a restore point 4 days ago . 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
 

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Hello all, first time poster, so be gentle with me.
My System restore is not working.
Im on AOL and Windows xp.

I go to System restore,
click on a restore date,
then, when i get to the page that says Confirm restore point selection; i click "next"
and nothing happens.

Im useing System restore to reconnect to "dailbb".
I loose my "dailbb" connection about every seven to ten days, and as my System restore is now not working, i have to phone AOL and thay talk me through reconnecting. But im getting a bit sick of phoneing.

Anyone else having trouble with looseing "dailbb"

I thank you.

Derek

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Hi shadowtaker9, and welcome to BleepingComputer.System Restore will only restore system files, and some minor program files.What it will restore, and what it won't. * Restored o Registry (note: some current values will persist) o Profiles (local only?roaming user profiles not impacted by restore) o COM+ DB o WFP.dll cache o WMI DB o IIS Metabase o Files with extensions listed in the Monitored File Extensions list * Not Restored o DRM settings o SAM hives (does not restore passwords) o WPA settings (Windows authentication information is not restored) o Contents of the My Documents folder(s) o Specific directories/files listed in the Monitored File Extensions list o Any file with an extension not listed in the Monitored File Extensions list o Items listed in both Filesnottobackup and KeysnottoRestore (hklm->system->controlset001->control->backuprestore->filesnottobackup and keysnottorestore) o User-created data stored in the user profile o Contents of redirected foldershttp://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html

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Hello hello, anyone else have problems getting system restore to work at all? When I try it , I get a message saying something similiar to cannot be restored and no changes have been made. This happens no matter how far back I go. Had my computer (DEll) 2 or3 yrs with windows home edition. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance...............
 

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What happens when you "create a restore point"?
 

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Well in the past I have had no problem running system restore. But it's not working at all...What i mean is, i chose the date and everything and when it tells me to push next....nadda...Nothing happens. The system restore page stays open and after clicking next 5 million times out of frustration...nothing happens...Can anyone help me out here???

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can someone please help me?

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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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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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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 have an issue that is somewhat related to this. I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat from my computer yesterday, and when it was finished it said I needed to restart my system for changes to take effect, so I did, and that is when things went sour for me. For some reason, Windows decided to have a corrupt ntfs file system after this, and required a check disk to be run to reboot. So, I let it finish, and got back to the desktop, and tried to run system restore, but it kept saying there was a problem with my file system and I needed to run a check disk again when I restarted the computer again. So, I restared, and it ran the check disk, and got back to the desktop. So, again I tried to run system restore, but now when I clicked it to run it nothing would happen, except that it would freeze up the start menu?? What is going on here please??

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Hello Lloyd,

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot instead.

Hope his helps,
Shawn

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I tend to have problems with Firefox taking an unusually long time to load pages, and normally, I can solve that with using a System Restore. This time, though, I can't get System Restore to work. I've tried several times from various checkpoints, but each time I get a message saying "Incomplete Restoration."

I know this topic has been posted before, and I tried using the advice given in this thread http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/459314-system-restore-incomplete.html. I disabled AVG Anti-Virus, but I didn't help. I know from the previous thread that you'll need to look at the system restore logs in order to help; so, I'll just post those now to save time.

This is the information for the "sr" source:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: sr
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1
Date: 3/13/2010
Time: 8:47:25 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-DFE7BDCF87
Description:
The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000243' while processing the file 'avgupd.exe.old' on the volume 'HarddiskVolume1'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 06 00 00 00 04 00 4e 00 ......N.
0008: 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 c0 .......
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

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A:System Restore Not Working

The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000243' while processing the file 'avgupd.exe.old' on the volume 'HarddiskVolume1'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.Click to expand...
avgupd.exe.old is related to AVG.

You could try uninstalling AVG to see if System Restore comes back to life. Use the AVG Remover.

If no luck,

Read: System Restore Troubleshooter​
First, try System Restore in Safe Mode.

Read this article from Microsoft:

Read: System Restore

How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt:

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a Command Prompt.

2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command Prompt option.

3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.

4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.

5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.

6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.

Norton can also prevent System Restore from working properly:

Read this.

If still no luck, try the following article.

If still no joy, try reinstalling System Restore.
 

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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 was at an internet coffee shop today. Unsecured network.

Using my laptop at home this evening, Outlook has opened at least twice on its own. Just in case, I tried a system restore to a few days ago, but apparently system restore function is disabled.

Thoughts? Thanks!
 

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Dear team,

I am a new member
& i have problem with my system

I create restore points on my system several time

But now i try to restore the system , there is no restore points availabe.

How can i recover my restore points


pls help me asap


With thanks & regards

Anil R

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