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Q: system restore not working?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why do you need the History restored anyways?
 

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

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

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

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

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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When 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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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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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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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).
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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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Windows XP Pro SP3.  Although a number of problems with this PC have been corrected with the help of members on this site, there still remain a few. One of the present problems is that System Restore does not work, nor will regedit export its files. I'm using erunt so the latter is no hardship.
I ran rkill and FSS - the logs are below.
One of the members here stated that the System Restore problem was solved by by re-installing sr.inf from the c:\windows\inf folder. I tried this, but it led me to a BSOD and a memory dump. I booted back with "last known good configuration" and it's back now to where it was.
I'd be grateful for any help in correcting the remaining errors.
 

A:System Restore not working

Have you tried running the sfc /scannow command...to replace missing/damaged system files?
 
Louis

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

A:System Restore not working

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

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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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My son is having problems with his Medion computer, it is 4 years old > Pentium 4 > CPU 2.53GHz 2.52GHz>512mb RAM>Windows XP Home Edition.
Once his pc has booted up, the scroll bar changes from blue to white & nthe sound does not work, although when it boots up it works ok.
He has tried to do a System Restore & the following message appears.>
System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer & then run system restore again > tried that, twice & still same issue. Checked that system restore was working & set on automatic < ok > Tried rebooting again, still same issue.
Can anyone help?
 

A:System Restore not working

It's hard to diagnose the bootup problem -- but it sounds like it might be related to a buggered Windows update. Open the taskmanager (ctrl-alt-del) and see if "svchost.exe" is consuming excess resources.

If it is, run services.msc and locate the entry for Automatic Updates. Double click that and set the startup mode to disabled and reboot. If that resolves the problem you should probably follow the instructions here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/549822-solved-svchost-exe-slow.html#post4544272

There is also a hotfix that may need to be applied:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891/

>> Problems with System Restore unfortunately usually require that the cache be purged and reset by turning off (disabling) System Restore, rebooting and then turning it back on. This would fix it for the future but of course would be of no help for this current problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302796
 

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Was having a problem with the computer, doing weird things so I thought that I might go back and do a restore from an earlier point to see if it solved the problem. Anyway, went to earlier point, restored sort of, after it did everything, it told me it could not restore to that point and that nothing was done. I went to another restore point further back, same message, was not installed at the restore point, current settings are intact. Did this 2 more times, same results. I have made restore points along with the ones the systme makes. None of them works. Am wondering what the problem might be. Ran all types of antispyware, spybot, adware,cwshredder, norton antivirus, and ran panda scan. Nothing shows, not even on the HJT log. Everything on the log is the same as months ago when it worked fine. I have spywareblaster, spywareguard, and norton firewall installed. Any info would be appreciated.
 

A:system restore not working?

Hi, This might help>

http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

Note the part about the Recovery partition for HP and Compaq computers and turn off RECOVERY partition monitoring as they show you...it stays ON for your working drive C:.
If you have a regular pc, without a Recovery type partiton, it's OK to let restore monitor them I guess...

Follow the rest of the steps and see if it helps at all.
 

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the system restore function on my vista/32 computer is not working. If I do a backup from the restore screen everything proceeds as normal and, upon completion I sometimes get the message "an error occurred" or maybe no message at all. When going back to restore from this point I get the message "an error occurred" and restore is not successful. This has only started happening over the last month or so. I have used the original installation disk to repair windows - but this has not cleared the problem. Thanks to all in advance

A:system restore not working

1. Disable AV and try restore
2. Delete all restore points and create one. Now try.

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The other day i installed some buggy drivers for my sound card that left a redundant icon in the control panel, so I thought I'd do a system restore, the only point I could restore to was from about 2 months ago, it was better than nothing, so I tried to restore to it. After a long time i get some message about the shadow copy has timed out. I decided to try in safe mode, which worked. But still the same error message out of safe mode if I boot normal windows. I read on some site that I must make sure that the system restore service is running, I check in services, guess what... no system restore service. I'm not sure at all about what to do now...
 

A:System restore not working

Generally, you can just use the roll back functionality in Device Manager in Vista to restore a previous driver.

The service is not present in Vista. SR is handled by the volume shadow copy service (and others).

See if you can create a restore point. Go to Start > Search (or Run), and type:

systempropertiesprotection.exe
 

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I have been checking the forum for answers to my problem, System Restore opening with a blank page. I tried one of the links but none of these worked (file not found):regsvr32 jscript.dllregsvr32 vbscript.dllregsvr32 /i mshtml.dll (For Internet Explorer 6 only)This is driving me up the wall. Any help is appreciatedThanksBrian
 

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

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

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

It's an infuriatingly infinite loop of stupidity.

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

Please help me out here.

A:System Restore not working.

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

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System restore says "your computer cannot be restored" and that "No changes were made. I get this message on all restore points. A previous post advised to down load "Hijack This" and post the scan results. Thanks for any help.

Here is the results;

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:30:47 AM, on 12/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys Wireless-G USB Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54Gv4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\progra~1\softwin\bitdef~1\bdnagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\progra~1\softwin\bitdef~1\bdswitch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
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A:System Restore not working

I don't see anything in the Scanlog that would affect it, but this should be "fixed":

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

It affects the ability to to searches from the address bar.

Sometimes it is necessary to purge the System Restore cache and re-enable it. Then manually create a check point and test it.

See also:

http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=302796
 

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Suddenly all my system restore points have disappeared and I am unable to cause a restore point to be created.
Using XP with service pack 3 and all current updates installed.

2 gb ram

Running Microsoft Security Essentials, Panda Cloud antivirus and MalwareBytes

Thanks for any advice.

A:System restore not working

Running two antiviruses is not a good idea . . choose one and uninstall the other one. What error message do you get when you try to create a restore point?

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basically, my laptop is infected with spyware. I can't even get on the internet. The only real solution I know to this problem is to use system restore. Unfortunately the malware disabled it. I have checked around google and have gone to registry editor and have typed in the value of 0 in DisableSR. This should work and enable system restore again. However when i try to use system restore after doing this, it says the same thing. then i go back to the registry editor and the value isnt 0 as I put it. Anyways i need help. If it helps my laptop is a netbook with windows xp home edition and i doubt this matters but it is an Asus.

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My son is having problems with his Medion computer, it is 4 years old > Pentium 4 > CPU 2.53GHz 2.52GHz>512mb RAM>Windows XP Home Edition. He has 57.2 GB of free space left
Once his pc has booted up, the scroll bar changes from blue to white & nthe sound does not work, although when it boots up it works ok.
He has tried to do a System Restore & the following message appears.>
System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer & then run system restore again > tried that, twice & still same issue. Checked that system restore was working & set on automatic < ok > Tried rebooting again, still same issue.
Can anyone help?
 

A:System Restore not working

Sorry, but whats that all about ?
 

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My System Restore will not create any restore points. Every attempt is met with the error "System Restore was unable to create a restore point. Please restart the computer and try again". The service is running, and I have turned Restore off, rebooted, then turned it back on to no avail. I cannot find any warnings in Event Viewer. I have even re-installed System Restore and run SFC to no avail. I have run different rootkit and anti-virus programs, but cannot find any of either. Does anyone else have any ideas?

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I had similar trouble and my appeal for help resulted in LOTS of advice but nothing worked for me. (A search would find my original posting).

What did work for me was my installing the software Super AntiSpyware Free Edition and discovering by chance that there is a Repair section and listed is a repair of Windows System Restore.

I clicked on this and miraculously (!) my problem was solved.

I now have Super AntiSpyware Professional installed but my problem was solved with the Free Edition. Maybe worth a try?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7862 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610480 MB, Free - 147187 MB; E: Total - 1907695 MB, Free - 39636 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5733Z
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 7.0, Updated and Enabled

System Restore won't work on this machine - it keeps switching itself off.

If I go to the System Restore settings, I can switch it on and create a restore point. The restore point is then shown if I immediately check the list of available restore points.

After a short period of time, e.g. 20 minutes, checking the System Restore settings shows that it's switched off and my restore point has disappeared.

Any ideas welcome.

Thanks
 

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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.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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About 2 weeks ago, I started noticing the M$ update shield with the '!' in it appearing on the Shut down button. If I run Windows Update, it says I'm up to date. The shield nonetheless stays there all the time.

I've run a full Avast scan and a Malwarebytes scan. Neither comes up with any malware.

Figuring that something I downloaded might be causing the problem, I thought I'd try system restore. First tried a restore point WAY back -- October 6. System went thru the usual churning, but when it tried to reboot, came up with a window saying the system could not be started, and attempted (for 3-4 minutes) to repair the system. That failed, so I hit the power button, waited 30 sec., hit power button again. System booted perfectly. . .BUT not a single program had been deleted or changed. I was back to the system before running system restore.

Tried system restore from 2 other points, the last one only 2 weeks old. In both cases, same result. Restore fails, Win 7 attempts repair, that fails, hit power button, turn computer back on and system is exactly the way it was before doing the restores.

Anybody have any idea what's wrong?

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

Any thoughts/help very much appreciated!

Thanks.
 

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

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Hi helpme !,

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

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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 a Dell PC running Windows XP professional and service pack3. I had a malicious download 2 weeks ago and stopped it by unplugging the internet cable. After start-up I lost some control of the PC, so I tried SYSTEM RESTORE with no result. I ALSO could not use Windows DOWNLOADS. I was able to get WINDOWS DOWNLOADS ( for security downloads )to work successfully by getting a fix from WindowsHelp. I also tried to to a system restore at START-UP but tapping F8 to get a safe-screen does NOT work.
So I am trying to get my SYSTEM RESTORE to function. The rest of the computer seems OK.
I run SPYBOT S&D and SUPER SpywareProfessional as well as Windows Defender and Windows Security.
Any idea HOW to RESTORE my System Restore ???

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To do a system restore click start > run, copy this text: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe into the dialogue and press enter. It's a pretty easy wizard but it probably won't fix your problem.

Perhaps you can describe the error you're trying to fix?

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I tried restoring my system 1 month back it gave an error.After few days i again tried nut same error.I hav uploaded d screenshot of the error pls help me.i tried stopping my antivirus program n restoring but d same error.This is happening since last 1 month pls help me..

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Try doing a disk check.
Disk Check

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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

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Make sure System Restore is enabled

In the elevated command prompt run sfc /scannow.

Also run chkdsk /f /r

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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. 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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Please read:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/Then post your HJT log in the proper forum here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

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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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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?

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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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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

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

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Solved

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I 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?
 

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i opened system restore.error occured.no restore points.please help.see attached file

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From a search on Google.





Quote:
To resolve this issue, perform the following steps:
1. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and hit Enter.
2. Locate and then click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/services/swprv/Parameters
Note: If the Parameters registry key is missing, perform the following steps: Right-click the swprv registry key, select New, select Key, type Parameters and hit Enter.
3. Once the Parameters registry key is selected, verify that the ServiceDll registry value has the following value:
%Systemroot%System32swprv.dll
Note: If the ServiceDll registry value is missing, perform the following steps:Right-click the Parameters registry key, select New, and then select Expandable String Value.
For the value name, type ServiceDll and hit Enter.
Double-click the ServiceDll registry value.
In the Value Data box, type %Systemroot%System32swprv.dll, and then click OK.4. Perform a backup operation to verify that the issue is resolved.

Solve Error 0?81000203 | System Restore Or Back Up Error In Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008


What mine looks like

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