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

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

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\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\WINDOWS\V0400Mon.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\McAfeeDataBackup.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\NetWaiting\netWaiting.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\Creative Live! Cam\Live! Cam Manager\CTLCMgr.exeC:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jucheck.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXER1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk-rel&channel=us&ibd=0070105R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.crawler.com/search/ie.aspx?tb_id=60100R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = http://dnl.crawler.com/support/sa_customize.aspx?TbId=60100R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk-rel&channel=us&ibd=0070105O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) - {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dllO2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dllO2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dllO2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\scriptsn.dllO2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottimeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startupO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -startO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec PIF AlertEng] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe" /a /m "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\AlertEng.dll"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osbootO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hideO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [V0400Mon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\V0400Mon.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [googletalk] C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostartO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mcagent_exe] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe /runkeyO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SweetIM] C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfee Backup] C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\McAfeeDataBackup.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MBkLogOnHook] C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\LogOnHook.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ModemOnHold] C:\Program Files\NetWaiting\netWaiting.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe" /startupO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /backgroundO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! 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Cam Manager\CTLCMgr.exe"O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BitTorrent DNA] "C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe"O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [VoipBuster] "C:\Program Files\VoipBuster.com\VoipBuster\VoipBuster.exe" -nosplash -minimizedO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Nonoh] "C:\Program Files\Nonoh.net\Nonoh\Nonoh.exe" -nosplash -minimizedO4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exeO4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra button: Skype - {77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dllO9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dllO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO16 - DPF: {15589FA1-C456-11CE-BF01-00AA0055595A} - http://w4s2.work4sure.com/c/ge/w4sgeen9.exeO16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204O16 - DPF: {3EA4FA88-E0BE-419A-A732-9B79B87A6ED0} (CTVUAxCtrl Object) - http://dl.tvunetworks.com/TVUAx.cabO16 - DPF: {E06E2E99-0AA1-11D4-ABA6-0060082AA75C} (GpcContainer Class) - https://mwmus.webex.com/client/v_mywebex-mw...bex/ieatgpc.cabO18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLLO23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeO23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeO23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeO23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXEO23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeO23 - Service: MBackMonitor - McAfee - C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service (McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeO23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards (McSysmon) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeO23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeO23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE--End of file - 11132 bytesThanks for the help...waiting for your reply...

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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 HijackThis.Make sure your Internet Explorer is closed when you click Fix Checked!3. Your JavaVM is also out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.Updating Java:Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7.Scroll down to where it says The Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications.Click the Download button to the right.Select your Platform (Windows version) and check the box that says: Accept License AgreementThe page will refresh.Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe) and save to your desktop.Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u7-windowsi586-p.exe to install the newest version.4. Download RSIT by random/random and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run it.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.If it cannot locate TrendMicro's HijackThis, the tool will be downloaded, so please allow the download and accept the installation.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Greetings,Thunder

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Hi All...

This is Sajani...

I am very sad because of the problem caused to my computer.Mine is a XP Home pro.
Yesterday I clicked on some link and my system was infected with virus.

1. From them I am unable to SYSTEM RESTORE my computer to previous dates.When I click on the back arrow on the calender its not going to the old date.
2. When I right click on the desktop and go to properties only Themes Apperance and Settings are shown I am unable to see Desktop option.
3. I did a research on web but was unable to fix it.
4. I serached for RESTORE in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM and unable to find that.
5. Statemgr is missing its not there in C:\Windows\System
6. Even smgr.dll is not yhere in C:\Windows\System.

Please help me.......pleaseeeeeeeeee.....Please reply me as soon as possible....


A:I Am Unable To Restore My System To Previous Dates

Did you remove the infection from your system? If so, describe how did you remove it?
Can you describe what you were infected with?

Was System Restore working properly before the infection? System Restore has been known to stop functioning at times and its not always malware related.

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Hi All...

This is Sajani...

I am very sad because of the problem caused to my computer.Mine is a XP Home pro.
Yesterday I clicked on some link and my system was infected with virus.

1. From them I am unable to SYSTEM RESTORE my computer to previous dates.When I click on the back arrow on the calender its not going to the old date.
2. When I right click on the desktop and go to properties only Themes Apperance and Settings are shown I am unable to see Desktop option.
3. I did a research on web but was unable to fix it.
4. I serached for RESTORE in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM and unable to find that.
5. Statemgr is missing its not there in C:\Windows\System
6. Even smgr.dll is not yhere in C:\Windows\System.

Please help me.......pleaseeeeeeeeee.....Please reply me as soon as possible....


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I made a System Image to an external USB drive months ago and had a system crash.
I replaced the HD's and attempted a System Image Recovery by booting up using the System Recovery Disk I made and having the external USB drive connected.
When the System Image Recovery tries to scan for backup images it can not find them. I can browse the USB drive using the DOS prompt and the system sees the image backup files.
So I did a clean install on the system and attempted recovering the system image back again.
Still could not recover.
I then did a test System Image to the USB drive successfully and then attempted to recover, system can not find the backup files, but I do see the backup files in the \WindowsImageBackup folder on the USB drive.

A:Backup & Restore - Unable to Find Previous System Image

Just to confirm your test image after a clean install was made successfully to an external USB HDD called say G:
In G:\ you have a folder called WindowsImageBackup

Are you using Backup & Restore from the >Recover system settings or your computer>advanced recovery methods>Use a system image you created earlier>skip backup.......etc.

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I wanted to see what was in some of the restore points of 2005,
so I restored back to a previous date and found software,
photos and things that I thought had been completely erased.
Is there a way to completely erase everything that is in system restore?

A:Solved: Can System Restore in XP be wiped clean of all previous restore points?

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estore system settings and previous versions of file is greyed out on my system, I may have disabled a required service for this, can anyone point me to the right direction for this?

As I'm about to try the X-Fi MB2 mod again as the last time I tried it my system was messed up that it wont even recognize my actual X-Fi card properly. So I'm thinking a system restore can help me with this experiment.

A:System Restore - Restore system settings and previous versions of file

I'd start with system restore. Make sure it's enabled.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

Other things to check are system restore configuration, making sure system protection is turned on, and some general troubleshooting steps for system restore.

System Restore Configuration - Enable or Disable

System Protection - Turn On or Off

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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Hello experts

I recently installed a program that promised 'the moon", you know, Make your system faster, recover lost memory, speed everything up, etc., etc, etc!!

Yup, I should have known better!! BUT, temptation won over me again!! The name of the program by the way is PC BOOSTER. I am sure that many of you have heard of it!!

Well, after it installed and automatically decided what to change, adjust and "optimize" (HA!) it required that Windows must restart. I said OK. Then Windows would not restart. I can't even explain what the heck it was doing but restarting was NOT IT.

Well, I put my Windows XP CD in the CD drive and re-booted. WIn XP offdered to REPAIR or SETUP (from scratch). I thought repair sounded like the right thing. However, I was then asked to enter the Administrator password. Since I never established any such thing I entered nothing (blank) and prssed ENTER. It just asked me for that password 2 more times and then forced me to re-start. GREAT....back to where I started.

My goal was to restart WIN XP and then run System Restore. When I finally did get Windows to restart (which I can't explain either) System Restore left me hanging with "no previous checkpoints to restore to"!! I don't get it!! System Restore had been "monitoring" like it's supposed to" so, WHY NO PREVIOUS CHECKPOINTS TO RESTORE TO??

Can anyone explain any of this to me??
I'm just a cavity....fill me in??


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A:System Restore.....NO PreVIOUS checkpoints to restore to

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Hello everyone

I recently ran Advanced System Optimizer 3 and optimized my system in a hurry. Without thinking and to my regret, I did not manually create a system restore point before doing this.

I have noticed several changes (albeit non-major but nonetheless uncomfortably different) with my use.

1. Certain thumbnails/links which are supposed to have images on them now appear to be broken (that paper torn in half sign instead)

2. Hotmail's autocomplete whenever you start typing an email addresses' first few words no longer functions.

I have yet to discover more irregularities but as far as I know Advanced System Optimizer must have removed or deleted something after I clicked optimize now which is causing all these.

I tried to system restore it to a time before I actually ran the optimization which was about 9 am on 9th of November 2011 but all I see is an 11 am restore point on the same day in the restore point list. When I click show me more restore points, it does not show me more but remains with just the 1 point which I've said.

Is my case already a goner and it's already too late to turn back or is it possible to somehow access more previous restore points? It would be better still to access a 8th of November 2011 restore point (which again presently shows only the 9th of November point and nothing else), BEFORE I did a scan of the system even and just revert everything to how it once was.

A:System Restore not showing more restore points after clicking the box

Here's a follow up to my case, I've managed to solve problem no.1 as I found out that it occurred in almost all websites I tried to access. It mainly showed the HTML coding instead of all the usual colours and decorations. So what I did was hold shift and click refresh and it solved everything including the thumbnail not appearing issue. Apparently after doing this everytime I returned to those sites it didn't give any problems.

The Hotmail issue still persists though. I am quite an email heavy user and find this quite annoying. Whenever I click reply, it's as if I'm composing a completely new email with no address in the bar, no RE: subject and no previous incoming email which I can refer to in replying that email. The autocomplete email address email still persists.

Any help on this?

Edit: It all eventually solved itself.

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I .zipped over 30 gigs of files cause I planned to reformat, but realized the 5 of 8 of the .zips were corrupt. I dont have the money for a zip repair that can unzip 5 gig .zip folders (if someone has a link to a free one thatd be nice), and I defragging and error-checking didnt fix them. Also ,Seems like whenever I run a system restore before when i .zipped them (so i cand get them back to be unzipped, yellow folders) it says I cannot restore to this date, no matter which date I try...

How can i Sys. restore and get the files out of my corrupt .zips?

A:System Restore not able to restore to certain dates...

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I reinstalled vista on this Dell Inpiron 1720 laptop after the owner told me some things were not working right but his wireless net connection was working, After reinstalling Vista, everything else works except for the wireless net connection, the wired connection works, I followed a Dell Tech here last night and tried everything he told me, no change, since I had chosen the format option on the HDD before reinstalling. Is there a way for me to go back to the previous OS?

A:Can you restore back to previous OS?

Yes, there is a way...obtain recovery disks from the manufacturer of the system, if available.
Formatting erased any hidden partitions...which may have contained the files for doing a restore-to-factory-defaults.
Recovery disks may or may not be dependent upon files installed by Dell on the hard drive...I own no Dell systems so I can't say.

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I need help to try to restore my orignal windows over the weekend I tried to update my HP laptwop to a window (10) and now it keeps blicking off and on say attemptiing to restore previous software but it has not restored anything please help.

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I installed new drivers for SIS video display and Logitech Webcam(as advised by microsoft updates) . A few days later,after the PC was turned on it rebooted itself and i got the usual options,last known config, start windows normally,safe mode etc. It wouldn't start in safe mode,wouldn't start with last known config so i started it normally. I ended up with a 4 bit display setting on my screen. I rebooted the pc and it was ok...so i rolled back the display driver and the logitech driver. (for various other pc problems i have been having with reboots) i tried to restore the pc to a day before i installed these drivers but all 3 times have ben unsuccessful. It looks like its restoring ok til it gets to the welcome screen then says Restore was unable to be completed. Your settings have not been changed....any ideas?

A:Unable to Restore XP to a previous ...

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g/day ,thanks for any help, When i get the system restore page up and click on restore to earlier time,there are no dates or calendar,it says ,there are no restore points created yet for this day pick another day and restore ,But if i click on the back button nothing happens wont go back or forward cant access the help button ...nothing can go to create restore point and type in a new one click it and says it is created but cant find it nothing on page except that message ...no restore etc.... have heaps of memory only using about a quarter ,thing set to 12 percent...max...dont know whats going on

A:system restore no dates


Originally Posted by zzzfred58

g/day ,thanks for any help, When i get the system restore page up and click on restore to earlier time,there are no dates or calendar,it says ,there are no restore points created yet for this day pick another day and restore ,But if i click on the back button nothing happens wont go back or forward cant access the help button ...nothing can go to create restore point and type in a new one click it and says it is created but cant find it nothing on page except that message ...no restore etc.... have heaps of memory only using about a quarter ,thing set to 12 percent...max...dont know whats going on

See if you can find some help here.


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Hello everyone, not sure why but I get an error every time I open the System Restore. I rarely have to use a restore point as I regularly maintain my computer and check for viruses and malware, but I would like to have the option just in case. When I open System Properties, and click the System Protection tab, I get this error and am unable to create a Restore Point. Attached is a screenshot and a DxDiag.txt. Any insight to this problem would be helpful, perhaps I have some windows feature disabled that I might need enabled, I am not sure. I recently did a complete reformat of my hard drive and a fresh install of Windows, maybe two months ago, and somewhere along the line I must have removed/disabled something I need for System Restore. Even third party maintenance software is unable to create restore points, such as TuneUp Utilities 2014, AVG Internet Security 2014, and UVK. I'm sure the fix for this is simple, I am just unaware of it. Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Error, Unable to Create Restore Points

You have Tuneup Utilities? Have you looked at this?

System Restore Error 0x81000203 (Below solution at end of this mesage did not work)

Here is some other info as well including the Turbo mode problem

System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Community

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So far, two of our clients have been infected with this in the last week, and it's nasty. When you try to close it, it often will pop up a message box that simply says, "I'll be back!". Then it re-opens. Here;s what my team has found so far:
1) Hitman Pro.Kickstart can rip it out, but will not decrypt the files.
2) It will quickly jump to USB and external drives, so make sure you are careful to check anything you put in the system for infected files.
3) So far, I haven't found a way to decrypt the files, but you can restore to a previous version of most of the encrypted files if you have System Protection and shadow copies turned on. Right click the file, choose "Restore previous version...", and select the closest date before the infection. You can do this to entire folders as well, but remember that it recreates the folder COMPLETELY from that date, so newer files may be missing from the backup. It also doesn't work on offline files (files accessed over a network).
I hope this helps. Good luck!

A:CryptoLocker - Restore Previous Version to get back some encrypted files

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I have lost all the past system restore dates and the calendar that shows the dates (or any dates) this all happened last week.I am operating an HP notebook. Before the following events happened i had my system restore points there. Now i cannot even set a new restore point.three things i happened; 1. i defragmented my hard drive (C: not D:) I did this 3 times one after another 2. I downloaded WinRAR software to unlock files that were sent to me in RAR format and opened those files, sent some picture files using WinRAR3. Using MSN messenger - had this weblink come to me and clicked on it. ??????????? http://www.system-msn.com/[email protected] I think this is a virus or something so how do i remove it??is this what is responsible for me loosing all my old restore points??how do I get my system back to normal without loosing any of my files and data??help me please -- Jerry

A:System Restore Dates Lost

I think it would be a good idea, that you do not deep link to a possible malicious site. Maybe you should change that http to hxxp.You could start of by looking in this section. Check the tuts.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/Always a good idea to do a scan yourself with anti-virus software.Spybot s&d and Lavasoft Ad-ware are also helpful in removing spyware.Good luck.

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Yesterday I went in and created a restore point before I downloaded an update. I had noticed that there were quite a few days that were highlighted that if I needed to I could restore back to.

I then proceeded to perform the update - didn't like it as I ran into problems and then went back to restore only to discover that all the earlier dates I had seen before had vanished and there were none available.

Also if I click on previous month it will not go back.

What am I doing wrong and how can I have multiple selections available if I need them? Whey are they disappearing?

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Win XP Home SP2

I am having problems with system restore. When I try to open system restore and restore my system to a previous time, i get this message:


When I do just that, the same message comes up again and again.

I next go to the control panel and open up the system properties window. Under the tab System Restore I try to check the box: TURN OF SYSTEM RESTORE FOR ALL DRIVES. I do this to try to clear out the cache or restore points and I get the following message:



When I hit yes, i get:


So I restart and the same thing again.

Next I try to disable each of the 2 drives that I have, one by one. My OS is on C: and my storage disk is D: I try to disable D: first and get the following:


I hit cancel and select the settings for C: and get the following message when I try to disable system restore:



A:Solved: System Restore Problems - Unable to Restore

To fix the problem try disabling System Restore temporarily.

By checking "Turn off System Restore" in the Control Panel.

Reboot, then enable it, and reboot again.

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I am running WinXP Media Center Home Edition with service pack 2. System restore has saved restore points for software I installed today, Jan 7, 2008, all with dates of Jan 7, 2007. This error is due to my changing the motherboard's CMOS battery earlier today, followed by my incorrectly updating system time in the BIOS to Jan 7, 2007. This was an error I did not detect until after installing software and creating restore points today. The windows clock also showed 2007 as the year until I corrected the system time in the BIOS. Correcting the system BIOS date and Windows clock to the correct year did not correct today's system restore point indicated date.

I would like to correct the year indicated in the system restore utility for today's restore points. As things stand now, system restore shows no changes for Jan 7, 2008. I am hoping this can be done with a registry edit of some sort. I would appreciate any information from anyone as to how to accomplish this, if it is possible to do so. Thank you.

A:Changing system restore point dates

hello & welcome to TSF,

i don't know if you are going to be able to do what you are asking for the time & date is a major part of the restore points !!

i do beleive that by changing this you will then corrupt that file/restore point

you would just be better off just removing those points so that you won't accidently use that setting & create a new one


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on recent boot up i was surprised to see a different but familiar desktop =. one that i used before. also the system was acting strangely and very sluggish. i suspected a problem with recent downloads and tried the system restore. there was only one available restore date even though the OS has been running for six months.
i tried this restore point but got message "unable to restore to this date- no changes have been made " i can not find a way to increase the number of automatic restore points.. i then did an error check and defrag and system seems to be OK now but am puzzled with system restore function..
would appreciate any suggestions.......

A:XP Prof. ser pak 3 system restore unable to restore

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I saw similar postings here and noted that people were successfully helped removing whatever the rootkit/malware was.This problem happened when i browsed to site coming up in a google search (i don't recall the site). what i do remember is that a java applet started and i tried to close the window, but it wouldn't and popped up a new window which also wouldn't close. Since that event, any google search link i click on (whether from IE or Firefox) brings up some random ecommerce/spam site. Further, i tried performing a system restore, yet no prior dates are available from the wizard, probably meaning the malware has protected itself from being undone. System restore points were not available from either normal or safe mode boot.I have followed all the prep instructions and have pasted/attached the reports. I should note that GMER could only be run successfully from safe mode.Thanks in advance.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by bcarney at 17:34:28.71 on Sun 04/11/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.130 [GMT -7:00]AV: ThreatFire *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {67B2B9A1-25C8-4057-962D-807958FFC9E3}AV: AVG Internet Security 3-pack *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\Program Files\Common Files\iS3... Read more

A:Google browser hijack, no system restore dates available

Hello Wineguy,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new DDS log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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I first noticed that the standard XP Appearance had changed on my system. I then noticed that the XP Theme was missing from my system. I thought of doing a system restore, but I had lost all previous System Restore dates...

In addition to these issues, my system has lost audio playback and previously installed printers. It seems my system has also lost the ability to install printers or uninstall/ install applications...

A Windows Update was recently done, but these issues did not start directly after the Windows Update.

Any help regarding the reason for these issues or a solution to them would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

A:XP Appearance Gone / No Audio Playback / All System Restore Dates Gone

Not sure if this is it, but have a look here:

Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions

Also please put your System Specs information in your Profile

If you have a brand name computer (like Dell; HP; or other) please place the Computer name & Model number in your Mobo field of your Profile

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HI! i would like to ask help how can i restore it back from the previous system if the computer already formatted.

The OS of the computer is Win XP.

I want to restore it back because there are important files that i need it in the hard drive.

I heard about the Time Machine Software. This can help me?

Please need your urgent reply... Thank you in Advance.

A:Restore previous System

not quite sure about this, but i think "time machine" is for the mac !

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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,

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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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Hi there!
I have been having a problem with "system restore" the last few days as I had uninstalled NAV which created some problems which have since been fixed...thanks to you guys!!!!

Anyhow..i have been looking to try to do a "system restore" as since this problem with the removal of NAV I have lost my internet connection. System REstore had disappeared but i have since found it...it only shows a current date (date which is after my computer messed up) so i don't expect that it will fix my internet connection problem. I have wireless internet (D-link) and the computer that is messed up is the one without the router attached to it. It shows a strong signal but...no internet connection.

Any thoughts?

I guess i have 2 issues in this thread.... Please let me know if you would like for me to split these up.

Thanks again for all your help so far!!!!

A:System restore only shows a current date, not prior dates...

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hi this is vrnda,new to this site..hope my problem gets solved here atleast....

I downloaded some files from my mail.When i tried to open them i could'nt.So i went for the option saying use web service to open this file.soon after i clicked this option all my program shortcuts changed their icons to internet explorer icon.Every time I try to open a program, IE pops up and asks me if I want to run the program. If I click run then another IE window pops up and the same thing happens again.
I tried restoring previous versions by right clicking,but could'nt find any previous versions there.Please help me sort this out...im in an urgent need!!!
looking forward for your valuable suggestions...

A:system restore to previous version

You probably have some malware affecting your system. Start out with a malwarebytes scan and see what it finds.Here's instructions on how to do that:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...alware-tutorial

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Hello folks,

I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 laptop. In my experience, Toshiba has one of the worst system recovery modules which takes ages to restore. To avoid this issue, I restored my machine to factory settings, deleted crapware, updated and backed up using the tool built into Windows 7.

Now after a while, I successfully messed up the system that it takes 5 minutes to boot and is as slow as a turtle. I am considering system restore using the backup I made on external HDD.

My question is, if I restore using this backup,
- Will it delete ALL the data put on this machine AFTER the backup was made?
- Will it completely restore SYSTEM to the backup settings? i.e. deleting the folders and registry entries added by the programs installed?

Thanks in advance.

(P.S. - I am asking this question because I restored system to a previous date using a 'restore point' but it left all the (emptied) folders made by the installed programs, don't know about registry. In short, it wasn't useful at all.)

A:System Restore from a previous backup

Hi fuzzychicken and welcome to Seven Forums.

All the data on the disk you imaged will be set back to the time you made the image. If you need to save any of it you will have to copy it somewhere off the disk first. This will not work for any programs you have installed since the image. You will need to install them again.

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I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?

A:will a restore point restore windows to previous version?

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I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?

Putting it simple No you would end up overwriting the 32 bit so it would not even be there.

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My system restore points are erased every 24, 48 or 72 hours. It appears to be random. I use XP home edition. I use XPfire wall. I use McFee & it is updated automatically. I have 60 Gig of free space on my hard drive. I have checked for a virus with both McAfe & Stinger. No virus detected

A:Previous System Restore points are erased

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I performed a system restore on my computer when windows wouldn't start because of a corrupt file. I have a 160GB hard drive and I had 6 GB left of hard drive space left before I did the system restore, and I have the same amount now. But when I look into My Documents, none of my files are there. I had thousands and thousands of pictures and mp3 files, where did they all go??

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I have tried to restore my laptop to a previos restore point a few times and all tries failed .It suggested that the drive may be corrupt with an error code  0x81000204...and suggested to diaganose my drives. So I went into the Diagnostics in the srart up  and ran a Sysyem Tune Up test.....all Hard Drives etc passed...the only one that was not passed but said "not available' was the Hard disk Optimized DST.Tried again to do a restore to a previous point and failed. Please advise with any suggestions as what I can do next Thanks so much.

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some one using this computer screwed something up, and now I'm getting this,

and this,

when ever I try to record streaming audio.

When I restore back to Monday I don't have this problem anymore but I lose important files.

Is there a way to restore only my system settings while keeping all my files?

and if not that does any one have a clue how to fix this problem?

A:Is there a way to restore only the system settings for a previous date?


Originally Posted by 40sondacurb

Is there a way to restore only my system settings while keeping all my files?

No. Restore will restore ALL files and settings to a previous state. On the other hand, if you wanted to restore your system files, then you would have to do a repair install.

Your problem seems to be with "Replay Music" and not Windows XP. I would try reinstalling the application.

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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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My initial problem began yesterday when I turned my computer on and the boot up screen didn't advance. I had to manually turn off, turn back on, and select "Start using last good configuration." The computer started up fine. Since I had that issue, I decided to run a VirusScan to see if anything was detected. My McAfee real time scanning was turned off. I am not able to turn it back on, as I select "On" and then "Apply" is grayed out.After messing with a few things, clearing out temp files, McAfee began working again. Thought the problem was solved.Today, same issues. When I attempt a System Restore, I cannot select a date prior to today.Thank you very much for your assistance.EDIT: Moved from XP to Am Infected forum, more appropriate ~ Hamluis.

A:Real Time McAfee VirusScan keeps turning off, System Restore will not allow prior dates

QUOTE(MegND01 @ Apr 20 2010, 02:51 PM) My initial problem began yesterday when I turned my computer on and the boot up screen didn't advance. I had to manually turn off, turn back on, and select "Start using last good configuration." The computer started up fine. Since I had that issue, I decided to run a VirusScan to see if anything was detected. My McAfee real time scanning was turned off. I am not able to turn it back on, as I select "On" and then "Apply" is grayed out.After messing with a few things, clearing out temp files, McAfee began working again. Thought the problem was solved.Today, same issues. When I attempt a System Restore, I cannot select a date prior to today.Thank you very much for your assistance.EDIT: Moved from XP to Am Infected forum, more appropriate ~ Hamluis.Have you run a scan for viruses using Malwarebytes?

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I'm doing everything as said, and the "previous versions" doesn't work. Why?
I also did manually a system restore, and it doesn't create a copy of files (for previous versions).
What can I do?

Thank you,

A:Previous Versions doesn't work (System restore)

Try Shadow Explorer, The link says Vista but it works for Windows 7 as well. You may find your file that way.

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(Tried 'search' but kept getting Fatal Error message.)

My system is taking longer to boot as was going to use previous 'restore point'


Since the 'restore point' was created I've installed a new version of Norton AV. Had NAV 2002 before .... now have NAV 2005. Will I have any trouble using the old 'restore point'?

Will I have to reinstall NAV 2005? Will system think NAV 2002 is still installed?

A:Solved: System Restore/previous Norton AV version

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Hi all. Could someone help me with the following

I am trying to go back to an earlier setting.
I looked at a number of threads and got my way to the system/system Protection/system property panel as seen above.

Now I see 2 available drives. This machine came with Win 7 Pro already installed to a 1TB WD blue drive. I shortly migrated to an SSD 840 EVO 1TB using their migration software. I suspect that the 2 available drives listed are the existing drive (henseforth designated as SSD) and the "original" drive (henseforth designated as WD HD).

The first red circled drive I note does not have protection enabled! Whereas the one below it has! Why are there 2 when I only have 1 hard disc, the SSD. Is this related to migration? What is the second listed drive? It's protection is ON! However it has "missing" instead of system. Am I to assume that the OS is missing and I am now using the "new" drive ... the SSD and that is where the OS now resides? And why is protedction OFF?
As usual thanks in advance. So far Many have been a lot of help

A:System Protection and recovering previous restore points

here is the disk management panel

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 Hi .... When I try and manually create a restore point in Vista I get the following error message:

Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason:
Cannot create a file when that file already exists (0X800700B7)
Coincidently this problem started when the last automatic restore point was created on Oct 26, 2008. Since then no other automatic restore points have been created and I can't create one manually either. Its almost as if the restore point creation process is stuck in constant write mode and won't create a new one automatically or manually.
This error message occurs whether VSSCOPY service is running or not. I have all the required system restore files or dlls in system 32. I have also eliminated any possibility of it being caused by another program since the automatic restore point creation process worked fine up until Oct 26, 2008. 
The following is the current content of my ONLY system restore registry key:
"hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\systemrestore" and its values are:
firstrun                       regdword     0x00000000 (0)
lastindex                    regdword     0X000000BB (187)
rpglobalinterval            regdword     0x00015180 (86400)
rplifeinterval                regdword      0xffffff (4294967295)
rpsessioninterval         regdword      0x00000001 (1)
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A:Re: Cannot create a Restore Point or Restore to a previous one

Hi Ray, to troubleshoot the issue, I suggest we first perform the following steps:
Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe)
1.       Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
To determine which files could not be repaired by the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
1.       Open an elevated command prompt.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
findstr /C:"[SR] Cannot repair member file" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
Note The Sfcdetails.txt file contains details from every time that the System File Checker tool has been run on the computer. The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. Verify the date and time entries to determine the problem files that were found the last time that you ran the System File Checker tool.
3.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
edit sfcdetails.txt
The Sfcdetails.txt file uses the following format:
Date/Time SFC detail
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Using Firefox.

It used to be that I could click the "Back Arrow" and pull up the last screen to view again.
Or, I could click many, many times this back arrow, and view quite a ways back.

Now, no more.

At best, I can click once, and that's about it.

What should I set in Options (I guess) to be able to re-access many of the previous views ?
Is there a built in limit ?


A:Viewing Previous Screens With Back-Arrow in Firefox ?

If you right-click on the back arrow, you should see a list of previously visited sites for that tab. If there are fewer than you expect, could it be that you had them open in their own tab?

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Due to what I can only guess was,a virus attack,,I had to restore my computer back to factory state from the "System recovery" drive D.This meant of course, losing all my files and applications.However ,the process includes a file back-up feature ,which should be a good thing,,right?
I followed the restore procedure to the letter and apparently succeeded in backing up all my files,documents,etc,.,,62.5 gb to be exact,to an external drive.
Once my comp was restored back to factory and was operating normally,I followed the back up file restore procedure ,that being ,click on the Back-up.1 application.) the only visible item in the BACK-UP FOLDER on the External hard drive.)
The process started normally,,indicating that the files were being located,and proceeded to step 2 which then indicated "restore in progress".This is where it stays,,the progress bar does not move from 0%!!!!!I left it on over night so,,"please wait" is not a factor here!
To sum it all up..the "restore-files" is not functioning.I have even attempted the procedure from the control panel/back up and restore center only to be told that "there are no restore files on this computer",,this is odd,,since I copied the folder from the external drive to the comp hardrive.
So,,the files are there but they are invisible and un-accessable without some HP program..what now?I really do not want to lose the data,
please ,,someone solve this..law

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i want to restore my buds laptop. he had restore turned on until about 3 weeks ago he shut it off.

question: if you shut off restore does it still keep the last restore points? and is there a way to restore in safe mode (cant boot in reg mode) if restore is shut of. when i try and turn on sys restore in safe mode it say "i cant".

any suggestions?

A:System restore question? Can i restore in safe mode i restore was turned off?

when you turn off restore you lose all the restore points...thats why you cant use them...If you can boot in safe mode and backup all the things you can't live without...then we will try to fix the booting problem

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Hi All

A friend of mine has a current issue with XP on his machine and needs to do a system restore. However, the problem he has means that whenever he clicks on the XP START button his PC crashes or hangs.

So, he needs to find a way of invoking System Restore without pressing the START button. I have advised pressing F1 to bring up XP Help, but this doesn't seem to work either.

Is there any other way to achieve this...?

A:Starting System restore WITHOUT clicking on START??

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Not sure when this issue started, so not sure if this has anything to do with XP Pro SP3. System Restore appears to function normally until attempt to restore. Select restore point > confirmation screen, click next > result = stays on confirmation screen. No cpu activity. Disabled SR and tried to re-register dll's. Was only able to re-register srclient.dll. Other dll's report loaded but "DllServerRegister point not found. . ." Suggestions please.

A:System Restore runs, creates restore points, but can't restore

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To resolve this issue, restart the computer. If the error still occurs, search the hard drive for the presence of the Wininit.ini file, and then rename it. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
scanreg /fix

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I am using Acronis True Image Home 2010 as my back-up program and have a full back-up and (as of now) one incremental back-up on a portable hard-drive. My question is: should I need to restore my computer's system, how should I do it? That is, restore the full back-up and then the incremental back-up? (I see the size of the incremental back-up is less than 1/2 the size of the full back-up.) Thanks for any and all suggestions.

A:Solved: How to Restore System: Full Back-Up or Incremental Back-up?

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