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

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

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

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

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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

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

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

Why do you need the History restored anyways?
 

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

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

A:System Restore is not working creating/Restore

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

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

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

What are you using to backup your system?

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

Thanks for your help!

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

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

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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 to all,

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

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

Thanks so much in advance! -Aaron

A:System Restore and System Refresh not working completely!

Hi awrontherise,

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

Repair Install Windows 8

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

Clean Install - Windows 8

Good luck.

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

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

A:System Working fine but reboots to system restore

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

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

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

A:System Repair/System Restore not working

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

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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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hey guys, i've been having a bit of a problem.. it's actually been like this for quite a while now, decided i wanted to try and fix it today. i can't create or restore system restore points.

system protection > create... yields:
could not create the scheduled task for the following reason: the request is not supported. (0x80070032)

i don't remember what exactly restore said, it was something similar. another error. (i can't perform this test because for some reason or another, i don't HAVE any.. i have tried before and it didn't work, though.)

i'm an admin on the computer.
 

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

A:system restore not working

Hi helpme !,

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

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I cannot use system restore i get message .There was a unexpected error in the property page,The volume shadow copy service used by system restore is not working event log 0x81000202
When I try to start volume shadow copy service in services i get message.windows could not start the volume shadow service on local computer,cannot find the path specified error 3.Anybody please help

A:System restore not working

WIN key | type CMD.EXE | DO NOT HIT ENTER KEY |
in the list shown above where you typed cmd.exe, Right-Click on CMD.EXE |
click on "Run as administator" |
type SFC /SCANNOW | ENTER key |
when sfc finishes, then type EXIT |
shutdown your computer
Turn on your computer

Problem gone?

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

A:system restore not working

Welcome to Seven Forums.

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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Came with Win 8.1 64bit

I have tried 2 times to do a system restore with 2 different points.
Once started system gets to screen saying system restore initializing, and it just stays at that point with circle spinning. I have to hold down power button to turn off and than restart back to desktop saying restore failed.
What could possibly be wrong?

A:system restore not working on Win 8.1

Hello, Johnf. Sorry to read your having problems.

I just restored mine yesterday. It does take quite a long time. I do remember the busy circle, but I can't for the life of me remember if it changed to a different screen after a while. that sequence took approximately 10 to 15 minutes. It eventually stated it was restarting, the screen went dark, and I could see it working again for approximately 5 minutes. It then booted again and worked again for another 5 minutes before I got a lock screen, then after hitting a key, a sign-in screen.

How long did yours run with the busy circle before you hard reset it? Also, I think it not to be a good idea to hard reset while it's in that mode, but obviously it rebooted to do it again.

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

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

A:System Restore Not Working

I to am having the very same problem. I purchased a new computer and was having a printer garble problem and tried many times to do a system restore. I have followed it carefully, each time, step by step and received the message that it did not restore sucessfully. Did you ever receive any answers or resolve the problem? If so, please help me. Thanks

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I have tried to perform a system restore recently and whenever I do I am presented with this message

"the restore point selected was damaged or deleted during the restore"
I tried many restore points but I keep getting the same message.
I run SFC /SCANNOW and it doesn't detect any problems.
Startup repair also did not detect anything.
also I have tried chkdsk,turned system restore on and off and set Volume shadow copy to automatic but I still get "the restore point selected was damaged or deleted during the restore."

Why is this happening? and how can I fix this?

thanx in advance.
 

A:Help, system restore not working.

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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

Solved

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I have Windows XP.. I was able to use system restore successfully before but the last 3 times I tried it it didn't work.. Could this be caused by a virus? Thanks
 

A:System Restore not working

System Restore Troubleshooter
First, try System Restore in Safe Mode.

Read this article from Microsoft:

​System Restore ​
How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt:

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps: ​
Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
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.
Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
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.
You should now have just about every possible solution out there. Please be sure to try everything in the articles before concluding that nothing works.​
 

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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.

A:System restore not working

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

A:system restore not working

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

Dave
 

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

Any help please

A:System restore ..not working

The restore points could have become corrupt due to malware, or just an accident. You can try to purge (delete) all but your oldest restore points. You should only do this if you know for a fact that everything else about your computer is working fine and you are free from all malware. Now you should Set a New Restore Point The easiest and safest way to do this is:Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the R.P. a name then click "Create". The new point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.Then go to Start > Run and type: CleanmgrClick "OK".Click the "More Options" Tab.Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous restore points except the newly created one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks guys in advance for your help!!

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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.

Am I right in assuming that my system restore has been c... Read more

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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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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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Hi there hope you can help.
For some reason my System restore does not go back any further than the month it is in. I know it crerates automatic points but for some reason on my desktop pc it will not. My Laptop running XP is fine as are my friends. Just wondered what I can do to solve this and would appreciate any advice.
Richard

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hi
try a virus scan first
use either housecall or panda
then under system properties in your control panel, click on system restore and move the slide all the way to the right to enable more restore points. in the future.
regards

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

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

many thanks

B Bartlett
Birmingham

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

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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 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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It was fine before i last reinstalled windows xp. I wanted to do a clean format which the computer couldn't do for some reason It would only let me overwrite the previous installation. Its letting me open system restore and make my own restore points + automatic ones. But after trying to restore, it just says it was unable to, with no details explaining why.
 

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

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What happens when you "create a restore point"?
 

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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.

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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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i did a system restore it went threw but when it logged back in all my applications didnt know how to start like i click on the internet an its said missing file then i went an clicked on another application an it coudnt start...an i checked the programs folder on c drive all my applications are there its just the when you click on it from any were else on the computer it wont launch at thats all applications....

plus it wont even let me open up system restore again

help plz

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First thing I would like to know is why were you doing a system restore to begin with? This could be part of the issue you are having now.

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

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

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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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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.
 

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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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