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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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Preferred Solution: System Restore Not Working

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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 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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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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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).
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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Hi all I am having a problem with my System restore. I have it turned on but when I go to do a restore it says there are no restore points. When I go to create one the following error comes up...

"The restore point could not be created for the following reason: The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation (0x8004230F) Pleas try again"
I am running Windows Visat 32 Bit...and I have 125 GB left of free space on my hard drive and have 2GB of Ram. Thanks to all in advance!!
 

A:System Restore not working

go to control panel
system
system protection
uncheck your drive hit apply
now recheck your drive and hit apply.

Now see if you can create a restore point
 

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My problems is I cannot restore a point through System Restore.. I also try to restore system through Safe Mode, but still it fails here's the snapshot:So what I did, I clicked open System Protection and a prompt box appeared:Next, I saw something weird at the system icons..I saw a x icon on network icon but I have my Internet Connection but when I point the cursor at the network icon it says:I also saw the Windows Security Center balloon at the taskbar it says I have to fix "something"When I clicked it, here's the snapshot:I turned on Virus Protection, and after that it says:Another is the Sounds, My sound device is working properly, the volume is on maximum mode but still no sounds to hear.. I cant' hear any sounds from my music folder or even in Youtube..Next, I also go to Control Panel to manage an account.. But when I clicked it, no windows flashed on the screen.What I did now, I search the problem on Google, and I found some tips on how to solve it..One says:It's caused by disabled services - I had the same problem with MS automatic updates.-Click on the pearl then type "Services" in the search box (Don't type in the quotes, of course).-Right click on Services (with the gears beside it) and pick Run As Administrator (I don't know if this in necessary, but I run everything in Vista as admin...That way programmes have an XP feel to them and actually, you know, work.)-Head down the list to "Volume Shadow Copy", double c... Read more

A:System Restore not working

Note: Member has already been through AII forum, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic379477.html/page__p__2133868#entry2133868 .

Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm having a number of problems with my computer. I have a Dell Dimension 3000. I'm running Windows XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 2. I just recently starting having problems; about 4 days ago. I went into Windows media player 11 to listen to music and it kept skipping. I tried to play a video and it did the same thing. I tried rebooting the system, but that didn't help. I've scanned my computer with Windows Defender, Norton, Spyhunter, and Spynomore. All of them came up with nothing. I've tried to restore it and keeps giving me the "restoration incomplete" screen afterwards. I've tried going back to older restore points, but none of them work. Yesterday, I came home and tried to listen to music again hoping that maybe "it just fixed itself". Right. This time, the music wouldn't even play, and I got an error message that said that there was no audio device installed on my computer. Today, I tried the music again and it plays with the skipping. Progress I guess. Throughout all of this I keep getting error messages saying "generic host process for win32 has encountered a problem and needs to close" and something about a "DrWatson debugger" encountering a problem. I have no idea what either 1 of those means. I don't know if I might have a virus or software problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx!
 

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

A:System Restore not working

Hello Lloyd,

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

Hope his helps,
Shawn

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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.
 

A:'System restore' not working

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

A:System Restore not working

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

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

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I am operating on an XP system (sp2) and have tried to do a system restore and have selected two different restore points and it attempts to restore, but comes back with "unable to restore from point..no changes have been made" Both of the points are in bold. What am I overlooking?
 

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Well, this started when I was supposed to clear my entries from system restore after a hijack this log. I realized it wasn't working. Here is the old topic to cover all the details and what I have tried so far. Thanks in advance!
http://www.techsupportforum.com//sec...king-slow.html

A:System Restore not working

One quick possibility. Go to the services icon in administrative tools and check that system restore is set to automatic. If it's disabled or on manual reset it to automatic. Once you get your machine make a restore point and lebel it 'after cleanup' or something like that. Any time you install or remove something, even upgrade a driver or run checkdisk, make a system restore point. It can save you major headaches.

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I have windows xp media centre service pack 2 ( use Norton Internet Security) and can't get system restore to work. I've tried many restore points and get this message:

Restoration Incomplete
Your computer cannot be restored to ____. Pick another restore point and try again.

Then a window pops up and reads:

Symantec Service Framework has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Please tell microsoft about this problem. Send error report.

Then another window pops up from the task bar which reads:

Norton
Your antivirus program has been turned off and computer not protected. When I check my Norton antivirus program its says I'm connected and protected.

Can you help with system restore?

A:System Restore Not Working

This is a problem with Norton I'm afraid. Which version of Norton are you using?

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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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Welcome to System Restore screen permits 2 options:
(1) Create a restore point.
I can do that, but it does not appear on the calendar. I have set Windows to set a restore point once a week,
(2) Restore my computer to an earlier time.
Next screen "Select a restore point" does not display a calendar as it should. It displays a box reading "There are no restore points created for this day. To restore immediately, pick another day and restore point and
try again." But I do not see any previous restore points, no calendar.
I cannot "go back" or "next".
Question: How do I correct the problem? I do not want to use the registry.
Can I uninstall System Restore and then reinstall? I have done a google search, with no luck. Have gone to the microsoft web site, with no success.
I would appreciate help.
 

A:System Restore is not working.

Check this:
http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2004/10/19/SystemRestore.html
 

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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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The RP1... RPxx files may contain 565kb one minute, 2.78kb then next. I've had one of those RPx folders show 90megs, come back a couple minutes later, and the same folder is showing 2.8kb.

I've tried the SR.INF install routine, and RP1 showed 256kb and RP2 showed 47.6MB. Checked it out a short time later, and both folders were less than 20KB. Something seems to be eating the files.

Tried to create a restore point and the pop-up message reads, "System Restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer, and then run System Restore again." Each time I restart and try to create a restore point, I get the same message.

When I try to restore to an earlier date, the right side message reads, "There are currently no restore points available"
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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After doing a fresh windows xp pro installation, I found out that System Restore was not working. I can't restore at an early time because all days are blank, and I can't create a restore point. I followed this guide http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302796 and I got stuck on Method 3 because I'm not seeing what I supposed to see... Here is a screenshot:What am I doing wrong? Thanks.

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Hello.

Your disk looks fine to me . Method three was simply to check if you had enough space for System Restore. You have a few hundred times more than enough.

Proceed to method 4 and 5 and tell use if any of those work.

With Regards,
The Panda

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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 have the Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium operating system. I want to do a system restore but I keep getting the error message that Windows was unable to restore my system because it could not access a file (Error 0 x 80070005). The error message suggested turning off any antivirus programs. I tried turning off Bitdefender, as well as my firewall, but that didn't help. I also tried doing the system restore in Safe mode, but that didn't work either (I got a different Error Code in safe mode: 0 x c0000022. I ran system scan from the command prompt to see if I am missing any system files or any system files are corrupted. Everything looks OK. Checkdisk did not find any problems either. I checked to make sure System Restore is turned on, and it is. Any ideas about what is preventing System Restore from doing a successful restore?

Shrimpman
 

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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
 

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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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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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Hello there. i'm having some trouble with my computer. i came home from a two week trip to find my computer had the "antivirus 2009" virus on it and i think it may have had a couple others as well. my brother inlaw tried to download something and thats what he got. what was happening at first was my computer would just restart itself. then when i typed something in google the links would redirect me to an ad search site or some random site. well eventually i fixed the redirect problem (can't remember how now). so i went around many different forums and eventually read about hijackthis. so when i tried to install hijackthis it wouldn't work...i would click install>run and nothing would happen. same with spybot search and destroy, i would install but when it would try to download something it would just stop working. When i tried System restore it said "windows cannot restore to this point please choose another restore point" none of them would work. i tried creating a new system restore point but it said "cannot create a system restore point please restart your computer and try again". thats when i read something about UnHackMe. i installed and ran that program which enabled me to install hijackthis. now i have hijackthis installed but dont know anything about registry keys. so if anyone can help i would appreciate it very much. P.S. Also i have noticed that i can't burn an audio cd. i can burn data cds and dvds but just not audio cds. can this... Read more

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Hello d3viL d0g,

I apologise for the delay, the forum is busy.

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

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

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

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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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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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Dear team,

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

I create restore points on my system several time

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

How can i recover my restore points


pls help me asap


With thanks & regards

Anil R

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I am not sure this is the right forum, but I thought I would start here.

I attempted to restore to a point I created last night. I received a message that the system could not be restored to that point. I also received a warning that my Avast AV 2015 Background Service was not running. The computer was running slow. I ran system restore again to undo the restore point and after the shutdown and restart I received another error message that the system could not be restore to the point I started from. I also received the same Avast warning. It appears the desktop has some icons from last night, as well as some from today.

I suspect the Avast AV may be causing a problem with the system restore, but I am not sure.

I ran sfc /scannow and it did not find any code integrity violations.

I could use some help on how to proceed. Thanks.

A:System Restore not working

Why don't you say what error message was displayed?
Shutdown AVAST or even better.... uninstall it, so it can't interfere in the process

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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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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!

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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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