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System Restore Not Working

Q: System Restore Not Working

Hello

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

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

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

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

Any Suggestions? Thanks.

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A: System Restore Not Working

Solution:

The problem was caused by Norton NIS 2009.

The problem was resolved by the following steps:

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

Then System Restore worked.

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

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

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

Thank you.

 

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

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

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

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bi... Read more

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

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

A:System Working fine but reboots to system restore

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

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

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Hello to all,

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

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

Thanks so much in advance! -Aaron

A:System Restore and System Refresh not working completely!

Hi awrontherise,

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

Repair Install Windows 8

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

Clean Install - Windows 8

Good luck.

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

A:System Repair/System Restore not working

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

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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 probably used up all of my "helps" with Mar's computer problems but I also have a question to ask about my own computer.

I have a Dell with WinXP

I had DSL Lite installed on April 24th...LOVE IT! Since then, i've downloaded the latest Acrobat reader 8, as well as updated my Firefox and a few other programs. I've noticed that its been starting to slow down a lot. My email screen takes awhile to pop up. I uninstalled Acrobat and Firefox and got the older versions back but its still slow.

I decided to restore to April 25th. But I get a message saying "unable to restore this point". Tried another date, got the same message.

I dont have Norton antivirus. I have AVG. Could something in that be preventing my restore? I also have my firewall on in my control panel. Should I temporarily shut that off to restore?

Thanks for any advice.
 

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

Thanks In Advance.

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

A:System Restore Not Working?

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Any Suggestions? Thanks.
 

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I 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..

A:System restore not working

Try doing a disk check.
Disk Check

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Any simple checks I can make to find out why system restore is not working, yes it ia turned on.

TIA.
 

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

I cannot systems restore it just says

%systemroot%registration
Destination: ComPlus Staging

Is there anyway to rectify this.

Liz

Windows 7 Home Premium

64 bit

A:System Restore not Working

Why are you doing a System Restore?

System Recovery Options

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i installed "roxio creator" thinking that's what i needed to run my dvd!...dhuh....i know...i since figured it out! and installed the correct software....so then i uninstalled "this Roxio...and even searched for any remnants....nothing...but now when i reboot...it get this "sonic update manager" box that pops up and i have to cancel it 7 or 8 times before it gives up!!!! i tried "system restore" but i get a message after i reboots, that it couldnt restore to that date!!!...and i tried all the available days in "may" it also won't let me back up to "april" can someone advise please...i'm at a total loss
 

A:system restore is not working!

Post a HijackThis log and see what shows up...pluse your Uninstall list
Download HijackThis to your desktop

Double click on HijackThis on your Desktop
Then click on Unzip
It will install to Program files by default
Then Click Start>>>Run type C:\Program Files click OK
Look for a folder called HijackThis
Double click on it
On the right you will see a Icon of Dynamite with plunger
Double click on the Icon
Click on Icon and choose "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.

It may help if you post your Uninstall list.
Open and Run HijackThis
Click on Open Misc Tools Section button
Then Click on Open Uninstall Manager
On the right hand choose Save List
Copy & Paste it in your next reply.

 

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I am unable to restore my computer (windows XP) to a restore point. Tried last 4 and none of them will restore.
 

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Ok so i made this account because i need help.
I have windows vista 32bit and am trying to do a system restore. But every time it tells me there was an unspecified error and that no changes were made.

I have tried going back to previous restore points. didn't work

Tried sfc /scannow. no problems and still didn't work

tried turning off antivirus. didn't work

tried it in safe mode. didn't work

ran malwarebytes. took care of some malware but System restore still didn't work

On services Volume shadow control is started and on automatic.

As you can see i've tried everything and still system restore refuses to work.

Please help.

A:System Restore not working. Have tried everything

Did you install a Windows Update just before this happened? If so you may be able to find the bad one, if one is the cause, by removing them one at a time.

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

Can you boot into safe mode w3/networking?

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

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Okay I have two computers and on one of them the system restore opens but when I go back to a previous restore date, it says no changes were made. Which is weird because it should have.

On the second PC, the system restore does not open at all. It says it's not able to protect my computer to restart my PC. Is there anyway to fix this?

A:System restore not working

Go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow and press enter. Put your XP CD in and it will replace any missing system files. After that, you should be able to run System Restore.

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

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

 

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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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This is a two part question. It started a few days ago after Firefox did an update. The next day I noticed that when I entered a search request in the address bar of Firexox it used Yahoo to run the search instead of Google which I had set as my default. I hate Yahoo with a passion.

Anyway I tried for quite a while to find a way to change it back and couldn't so I finally decided to do a system restore to get back to a point before the update. When I ran system restore it didn't complete and I got the following message;

System restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.

Details:
System restore failed to extract the file (C:\) from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during system restore. (0x8000ffff)

You can try system restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try an advanced recovery method. For more information, see What is Recovery?

I declined the idea of an advanced recovery method as it would lose a lot of the stuff I have on at worst and cause me a lot of work at best getting it back to the way I want it. So I tried system restore again with a different date and got the same result. I tried all the dates in system restore and they all produced this same message. I then ran check disk which didn't find any problems but I tried another restore anyway and got the same message.

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A:System restore not working

Can you make a new System Restore point and then immediately restore to it?

There are a lot of posts here lately about SR not working or not working properly, but I haven't kept up with the solutions, if any.

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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

A:System Restore is not working

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

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

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

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A:System Restore Not Working in Win XP

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

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

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

A:System Restore Not Working

See if this helps at all. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

A:System restore not working

What happens when you "create a restore point"?
 

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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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system restore not working either mode and nothing works on it. have dell optiPlex GX115 and no disk to redo anything. any help on why its froxe up.?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 ???

A:System Restore not working

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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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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I had to replace a dead hard drive. I am trying to use the factory restore discs but it says that they can only be used with a Pavilion and if you are trying to use them with a Pavillon desktop contact HP support for assistance. What do I need to do to get my OS back online? Thanks in advance.

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windows xp sp3

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

A:System Restore's Not Working

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

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

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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 application has recently stopped working within the last month. I have attempted to restart this application as instructed through Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Services & Applications/Services/System Restore Services.

I have tried to do a system restore to a previous date in July2009 in safe mode and when the system reboots itself, I get a message saying the system restore has not been done.

I have also checked to see if the system restored was disabled, which it was not.

If a file that is associated with this application has become somehow corrupted, how can I fix that?

Please help with your feedback. Thank you,
Cynthia
 

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

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

This is the information for the "sr" source:

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

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

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

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

If no luck,

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

Read this article from Microsoft:

Read: System Restore

How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Norton can also prevent System Restore from working properly:

Read this.

If still no luck, try the following article.

If still no joy, try reinstalling System Restore.
 

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