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System restore not creating restore point

Q: System restore not creating restore point

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

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A: System restore not creating restore point

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

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

I've not tried it yet though.

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Having a problem with system restore. It keeps telling me I dont have enough storage space available to set a restore point. One hd I have 248 megs free and the other 2.4 gig. I never had this problem before and it wont let me delete the restore point from my hd. I am at a loss. Thanks.
KEN
 

A:Creating a system restore point

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ok, this is a really stupid question.

How do you create a restore point on XP through the GUI?

I've looked in Control Panel, system, system restore and found no process to create or restore anything. It must be somewhere else. I've looked at MS documentation on the web, searching on "create a system restore poin" and got documentation on how to do that in WMI in software, but that seems overly teckie, at least for me.

Where do I look? What's embarrasing is I've done this before, but don't remember how.

Please schlep me some hints?
 

A:Creating a system restore point

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Hello,
I am trying to mess around with my system restore settings because they are eating up alot of my harddrive space.

What I want to do is create one restore point of my current system and then turn off the automatic system restore feature. However, turning off the feature tells me that it will delete all existing restore points and then turn off the automatic ones.

Is there a way to just create one and turn it off?

Thanks

A:Creating single system restore point

Hi, afraid turning it off deletes all restore points. You need to use a third party program for this I use ERUNT and have it instead of system restore. You can create a system backup and restore to that date if you so wish. Will create an autobackup regime of 30 days for you and as it backs up only the registry takes up less then 3.6 Gb per month then deletes oldest and continues. It is a far more complete registry restore then Vista and is invaluable for overcoming Virus and malware problems. Can be run from a windows RE command prompt to restore.

Alternatively you can continue to use system restore just limit the amt of disk space/shadow copy allocated to it (typically 15% so 250 gb has around 37.5 gb set aside) A typical Vista restore needs around 300 mgbs so 4gb is more then enough. Go to start, all programs, accessories right click command prompt and select "run as administrator" at the prompt type:-



Code:
vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=4GB
Link for ERUNT:-
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

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I'm using XP Home Ed., and I recently had to restore using a month old restore point. I've since been able to create a more current one only once.
If I try to create another new restore point, I'm getting "unable to create a system restore point at this time. please restart your system and try again."
Tried that many times, no luck. Is there a limit to the number of times this
procedure can be done? Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Problems creating system restore point

Hi,

See if this aricle applies.
You Cannot Create a Restore Point with a HighPoint Driver Installed
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=322246&sd=RMVP

xpshovelhd said:

I'm using XP Home Ed., and I recently had to restore using a month old restore point. I've since been able to create a more current one only once.
If I try to create another new restore point, I'm getting "unable to create a system restore point at this time. please restart your system and try again."
Tried that many times, no luck. Is there a limit to the number of times this
procedure can be done? Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks. Click to expand...
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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System info:Windows Vista Home PremiumeMachine T5226Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz4 GB RAM32-bit OSAll of a sudden, I went to set a manual Restore Point and I get the same message:"Could not create the Scheduled Task for the following reason:Cannot create a file when that file already exists.(0x800700B7)"I can change the name and still get the same pop-up, I have nearly visted all forums and tried everything, except pay MS $35 for the fix,which I cannot afford to do and buy medicine, since I am disabled and Part D Medicare for drugs is Bad.Can Anyone who really knows a fix, other than just reinstall and go through all, that, it seems to set points when programs call for it, but not the operator. Any help will be appreciated and rewarded by God, through my prayers. Thanks!

A:Fix for System Restore error (0x800700B7) for Setting Manual Restore Point

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
 
Based on my experience, error code 0x800700B7 indicates that the object cannot be created because an object with the same name already exists. Thus I suspect there is some shadow restore points stored on your computer. I recommend that you perform the following steps.
1. Change another location to save the new created restore point.
2. Resize Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space by running the following command, there may be caused by limited space.
 
1) Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt.
2) Click Run as administrator.
3) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin list shadowstorage /for=c:
 
4) Note the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space value.
5) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=300Mb
 
6) Close the Command Prompt window.
 
Hope this helps. Thanks.

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

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

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

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

Jerry

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

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

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

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

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

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

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

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

-Michael

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For some reason my System Restore function isn't automatically creating (or isn't showing) System Restore points as it should be doing for "major" system events (e.g., isn't automatically creating restore points before/after Windows Updates and software/driver updates). I'm not sure if it isn't creating the restore points at all, or if it's just not displaying them as available restore points.

Another piece of the puzzle - I've manually created restore points at various times, and they have initially shown up on the list of available restore points as expected. However, when I looked at the list today, the restore points I created manually have Disappearead! I'm certain that I didn't delete them. I've selected every option I can think of to show me a complete list of available restore points, but no luck getting them to show up on the list. Also, my "Current Usage" is listed as "0 bytes", even though a few restore points are showing on the list. All of this makes me wonder if the system is creating the restore points, but just saving them in a way that makes them "invisible" to the System Restore utility.

Here's what I've done so far:
- Double checked my System Restore/Protection settings, and my system drive (C: ) is definitely set to "ON".
- Checked the System Restore configuration, and it's set to "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"
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A:System Restore isn't creating (or saving?) restore points properly

How often do you defrag and what program do you use for defragging?

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Since upgrading system restore is not creating restore points automatically. I have to create them manually and then they are being deleted automatically every 3 - 7 days. I tried allocating more disk space to restore but that has done no good. I also use an uninstaller program which used to create restore points but although it tells me it is it's not! I feel very vulnerable now only having a week's worth of restore points - there have been times I've been glad to be able to restore back a few months! Never had trouble before the latest upgrade and haven't knowingly changed any settings. Be very grateful if anyone can solve this for me. Thanks Flissa

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My last automatically System Restore Point automatically created by the passage of time was created 2013-01-23.

No further automatic system restore points are being created (that means not ever, not daily, not weekly, simply no longer created automatically by the passage of time since last January).

I do not see restore points automatically created by other programs, like Acronis 2014 or Kaspersky KIS 2014 which I installed last week. (But the problem goes way back to January, so these new versions are obviously not involved.)

System restore points are still automatically created by Windows Update and by nVidia driver updates.

System restore points can still be created manually.

The SR task is present in Task Scheduler.

SFC /SCANNOW found no problems.

System Restore is still turned on.

There is free disk space for restore points.

The computer is a Dell Studio 9000, aka XPS 435T, core i7 960.
Windows 7 Home Premium with all the standard Windows Updates.
KIS 2013, now KIS2014
Acronis 2013, then 2014, and currently uninstalled.

A:System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Restore Points

Hiyya Keith mate run a chkdsk as well as the sfc you have done already and also these I know you have Kaspersky and so do I (2013) but I still pick up malware with the links .

Disk Check

download the ADW from bleeping computer and if you have CCleaner the run a clean up don't forget to save the cookies that you have that use passwords for site s you need and the registry check any faults back them u before you fix.


http://www.superantispyware.com/

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

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

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

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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

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

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

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

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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In Windows 7, when does System Restore automatically create a Restore Point?

A:System Restore: When Does It Auto Create a Restore Point?

Basically it makes one weekly, during critical system events and before the installation of programs.

Read more here
System Restore: frequently asked questions - Windows Help

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

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

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

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

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

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

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

when I press ok nothing happens

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Hello everyone,

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

Os i have: xp sp3

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

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

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

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

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

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


Thanks.

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

Hi -

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

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

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

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Hi;

Brand new laptop running Vista 32-bit. Went to verify that System Resore was periodically creating restore points, and despite the app appearing to be set-up correctly, there are no auto restore points listed- just the ones generated by various software chages. Any suggestions what's going on because as mentioned, the feature is active- just not automatically establishing restore points-

Many thanks in advance
Webz
 

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

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



Help!!

abe

A:System Restore not creating automatic restore points

Hi,

You might want to try






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

a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup

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

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

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


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


Original Source
OS

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hey should i create an restore point right away before i start scheduling them in ? just to be sure it all works first? thanks

A:creating a restore point

no harm in creating one,
i use this method for creating restore points. i boot daily so its good having a very recent point should anything mess up that day

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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I need to a system restore point file without getting into the desktop through Windows 7.
 

A:Creating a restore point.

Boot the DVD to the Recovery Environment and run System Restore.

(You can't get individual files from a System Restore point, if that is what you are asking, but shadow copis of all your files are probably on your hard drive. What version of 7 do you have?)

Shadow copies are made in Windows 7 any time a file is deleted (and "moved" is a deletion since the file is deleted from one place and recreated at another). The shadow copies are not accessible in all versions of 7 though all versions create them. Copies of every file on the computer are made every time a restore point is made.

Are you trying to restore a restore point or get a lost file?
 

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creating a restore point lags on my computer and gives me error 0x81000101 help please

A:creating restore point

nevermind it worked

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Hey everyone,I posted recently about some viruses I had, and one of the guys here was very helpful in working me through everything. At the end he instructed me to do a system restore and I happily tried to oblige, but when I clicked on system restore through system tools under accessories my computer told me that system restore was "turned off by group policy" and that I'd have to have an admin change it. I thought I was the admin of my own personal computer, so that was weird. Regardless, I did a little digging and found this method to turn system restore on. Problem is that my computer does not have a system properties dialog box under my computer, so that doesn't work for me either. Does anyone have any other tips or tricks for turning system restore on in XP?Thanks in advance!

A:Need Help Creating a New Restore Point

Are you saying that you cannot get the box up by right clicking on the My Computer Icon and selecting 'properties'?

One way is to open Control Panel and double click on System. That should give you the box, with the system restore
tab at top left.

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When you create a Restore Point, what do you use for a name? Can someone give me an example?
 

A:Creating a Restore Point?

I doesn't make any difference whatsoever. You could name it cwilmot, if you wished.

But sometimes it makes sense to name it after an action you're performing, so you'll know which one to use. Let's say your installing some new software ( a firewall) and want to make a restore point before. Then you could name it - "Installed Firewall" for instance. Hope that answers your question.
 

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Is there a way to manually create a restore point (like right before I know I'm going to do something stupid like try to edit the registry?)

A:Creating a Restore Point

Hello Aintnorock,

Yes, there sure is. This can help show you how to.

System Restore Point - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi. I am running Windows Vista and needing to put my computer back to a date about 5 days ago. I somehow had a virus load and when I google how to do this, it says I will get an option of choosing a different restore point, but I do not. I get the Restore system files and settings, but no way to pick a different restore point. It has 06/06 on there, but no other choices. Please help as I want to restore it to about 06/01. Thanks!

I posted the above in the Vista section, but got a response that said Malware very commonly affects using the system restore as I do not have the choose a different restore point option. I probably do have Malware, but not sure where it is or how to get rid of it so I can do a system restore. Help please.
Thanks!

A:Creating a different restore point

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Will some one please advise me how to create a restore point. I use win xp pro.with service pack2.In case I create such restore point manually, I understand this could not be deleted or altered later even it cannot be renamed.It it necessary and safe to create such restore point.

A:creating restore point

Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore. It's pretty self-explanatory.

Restore points can be deleted (mainly to save space), and you are also allowed to undo a restore if you would prefer your system the way it was previously.

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

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

How can this happen?

A:System Restore gives wrong restore point.

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

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

System Restore

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Hello, I've had this problem forever now.

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

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

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

Does anyone know how I can fix this?
 

A:Cannot Create Restore Point in System Restore

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Hi all,

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

Thanks!!

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

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

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

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

A:System Restore Not Creating Restore Points

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

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E1-2500 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3542 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8240, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 933853 MB, Free - 887018 MB; D: Total - 18503 MB, Free - 2265 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AFD
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled

I am trying to create a restore point. When I go to the 'System Protection Tab' I get a dialogue box saying:
System restore uncounted an error.
Unexpected error in the property page
Close property box and try again.

Every time I try this I get the same result. Can anyone help please?.
 

A:Difficulty creating restore point

Two things you can try initially.
If you have a third party anti virus program installed, disable it temporarily, and try again. Norton can be a beast with this.

secondly. Open "services.msc". scroll down to "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider" and, if it is not running, click it and start it.
 

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I've done it before on this very lap top,yet this time when I created my restore point it's not on the list of restore points available
Of course,when you buy a computer these days,they don't supply os discs or any files for all the pre-loaded apps to reinstall after you restore or even refresh.There was a list of points that were all within the last 5 days and that's not far enough so I
deleted those points but my created one is nowhere to be found.help please.My system is 8.1,not 7...

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Hello,
On My Vista SP1 when I request to create a restore point it takes 5 minutes between the request and the possibility to create it . The "system" search for 5 minutes see attached screenshots.
How to reduce the time needed?
Thanks in advance.

A:Creating A Restore Point Takes 5 Minuts

hi,,,, when you making a restore point open task manager and take a look at how much cpu and ram is being used,,, if there is a lot of your pc's resorces being used this could be why its taking so long,,, shut as much stuff down as you can,,,, ie,, open programs and apps,,, and then try again.

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Hello guys,

Am trying to creat a restore point via Task Manager to run every day, but no luck so far.

Included 2 PRTSCRN where you can see what is done so far.

Strange program sometimes starts but i do not find any usable file. Probram not Always starts (Always get a capital letter in Always....)

When starting the program manually it never ends, still no files that i can use.

Any help is appreciated, the program used ithe one Brink offered in the tutorials. Do not know what i do wrong.

thanks
Jeff

i have to leave for France for 2 days, back on Wednesday morning, so i will not be responding before that. Just to let you know.

A:Creating a Restore Point via Task Manager.....

The problem is, that even when you create a restore point, it will not create anything of value, unless there were any noticeable system changes and if they were, system restore would run automatically anyway. I have just created one and its size is 1,66 MB. It would be probably better to use something else, like:

Best Free Drive Cloning Software

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I was using windows live mail (which is no longer supported or available.)  I used Avast Cleaner and it damaged the program that in such a way that it will no longer open. I get the message that it is damaged or corrupt.  If I could go back to a "restore point" of 11/29/2017 the problem would be solved and I could save valuable data in "Calendar" and "contacts" files.  It could save years of accumulating data I can't duplicate.  Also another problem has happened since the cleaning:  My curser jumps backward when I am entering text anywhere in the system (even in writing this memo) or word processing.

A:Need help creating a new "restore point earlier than those listed.

It sounds to me that you are asking if a real time machine exists. Unfortunately with the second law of thermodynamics being what it is, that time machine just does not exist (yet). But the data files are another thing altogether. What disc or partition do you keep the data files on? We might be able to help you retrieve your data files. Also, your contacts and calander information might be stored in the cloud. Microsoft uses the cloud for all of that data that is why whenever you perform a clean install of any OS all of that data is still there.

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I've tried a link that depicted a small box to click on..if a restore point older than 5 days was needed.
That box does not show up on my Home Vista program.... half dozen or more previous restore dates are shown..all within the last 5 days where attempts to restore top an earlier time ...was exhibited..... "creating" a new restore point.. giving it a name... does nothing except adding that new name to the last restore point.,

There definitely IS a small option box depicted on the link that I have been following,...My Vista progfram does not show it.

XP, on my other PC has no problem going back weeks or months.

Does someone know what I'm overlooking?,

Oneoldman.... very old !
 

A:Creating restore point older than 5 days

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