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Trying to restore Thinkcentre Edge. Restore Hanging.

Q: Trying to restore Thinkcentre Edge. Restore Hanging.

I'm trying to restore a Thinkcentre Edge to factory state using the CD/DVD restore discs. The process is getting stuck at "processing cdrivebackup.swm" after it finishes copying everything off all the discs. Both the "processing cdrivebackup.swm" progress bar and overall progress bar are close to finishing when it appears to hang.

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A: Trying to restore Thinkcentre Edge. Restore Hanging.

I just read someplace that if you remove any memory you added (returning the unit to its factory state) it can solve this issue. Someone else suggested just letting it run... I'll try the first, then the second, because I am stuck.

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I recently picked up a ThinkCentre M73 at a flea market,saw it running.When i got home with it and started it a user name came up.I cant get rid of it so i can set it up with my user name and password.Thanks in advance for any help i receive.Regards.John
 

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Good Afternoon, I have about 300 of the ThinkCentre M710q coming my way and I have been trying to setup an automated process to update the BIOS as well as import BIOS settings.  These machines are being setup with Win7 Enterprise and will Legacy PXE boot. So far I am able to update the bios without an issue.  However I am not able to apply settings to the BIOS using the CFGWIN tool.  I am able to capture the settings, but upon restoring them I recieve the error: Restore Failed:  "Secure Boot,Disabled;[Optionalisabled,Enabled;". (MFGDone Set but Password not input or error) These are fresh machines out of the box with no passwords set for the BIOS.  They also have had their BIOS updated to the most current version. Has anyone else ran into this?  I also tried doing the same thing using the SRWIN.exe utility to export to a dat file, an I get the error: The input password is not correct.Return Code 40000001h Please let me know if you have run into this and perhaps found a solution/work around. Thank you!Michael

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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 together, my XPS 13 (4 month old) showed since 1 month some problems on start up. More an more often the automatic repair appears and no it stopped completely. I tried a restore and it started but after about 30 stopped since 20 hours. I checked with my desktop computer the Dell page and find some curious things. First of all Dell page  wants to run a diagnosis. But how, if the computer hangs. The Dell asks for a service tag which should be on the bottom of the laptop. But there is no on my XPS 13. Just a sticker "intel inside Core i7" . Then I got the wise recommendation to open on my Dell  computer the autodetect of the service tag... But how if it does not starts. Anyone has some idea about that? Thanks in advance. Albert

A:XPS 13, restore hanging

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
If the system comes up to the Dell logo we would suggest  you to run diagnostics on the system.
It could be an operating system issue or a hardware issue.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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I'm having a problem with XP System Restore on my Dell Dimension 4500. I wanted to run a restore this morning. I started by going to a restore point from yesterday. Upon completion, a message said no restore occurred. Fine. I then went back to a restore point from earlier yesterday. That one worked, but I realized I actually needed to go back even further. So I then ran a restore using a restore point from two days ago. That started out fine, but the system is now in a hung state, with a message reading "Restoring files" and a progress bar that shows about 90% completion. It's been in this state for about 6 hours now, and counting, which clearly isn't normal.

I'm starting to think about different recovery methods, which all involve shutting down the PC in this state, and I have a couple of questions.

1. If I abort the System Restore, how likely is it I can repair Windows using the CD that came with my Dell, or more to the point, how likely is it I can repair Windows and salvage the data on the hard drive?

2. If #1 isn't likely, any chance I could remove the hard drive from this PC, install it as a secondary drive in a different PC running Windows, and read the data from the hard drive?

Thanks for any input.

joe.
 

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Hey all. W7 Ult 64 SP-1

I seem to have caught a virus. Don't know what; I did not find out during a scan... I closed out of a webpage, and all of a sudden my computer got real slow, and whenever I hit ctrl+shift+escape, the TM would appear for a split second and then disappear.

I am trying to do a system restore via system recovery. Hit F8 upon boot, and instead of booting into Windows, I boot to the system recovery options, where I choose system restore. The restore has begun, but I am getting a little concerned, as it has been running now for over 5 hours. It shouldn't be taking this long, I don't think... I am not completely dead, as the progress bar is still moving about, and I can still click on the options page and move it.

The HDD is SATA, 500 GB, and last I looked, 400 GB was being used. I dont know if that factors in or not, but figured I'd mention it.

Any ideas on what I should do here? Should I just let it run - if so, for how long? Should I stop and do a Last Known Good? Should I try to boot into safe mode and try a restore there?

Thanks in advance.

A:System restore seems to be hanging

Hello Riff that is an exceptionally long time for a restore - well to me it is and if you are suspecting some sort of infection I would suggest you run this Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 it will boot from the disk or stick whichever you prefer and scan from power up everything and doesn't involve Windows at all.

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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

Hello & welcome to TSF,

RESOLUTION
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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Computer freezes and hangs on shutdown. Takes about 10 minutes before shuting down also starting applications takes longer then usual. I tried to system restore but every date I put in it can't restore to. I ran Adware & Window washer...No help....I ran Hijack This & here;s what I got

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:22:27 PM, on 1/8/2006
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\3D-Relax\3D Christmas Cottage Trial\trioService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:Computer hanging, cannot system restore!!!!

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Hi All

Last night i installed serv-u on my laptop and now seem to have probelsm with it hanging...

I have now uninstalled it and still have the problem. I have tried rolling it back to 3 different restore points... System restore reboots the machine and seems to go thorugh the workings... only when it gets to the desktop it sayd "Windows was unable to restore from this point"

It doesn't give reasoning for this! Anyone got any ideas on why system restore isnt playing ball?

Thanks

Paul
 

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my problem is very awkward and got me really frustrated so ill tell the story couse i have no clue what's with my lenovo... and please help me with anything you know. first my model is 3414D3U Intel Core i5-3470S Processor4GB500GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDDno diskette driveAll-In-OneIntel HD GraphicsSlim DVD RecordableGigabit EthernetWindows 8 Professional 64  it begun after upgrading to windows 10... it used to run smoothly with the new windows 10, then suddenly it just wont boot the bios!! theres a power led on, and the screen works fine but theres no respounse from the system, not even turning on the screen... i left it for about 3 years and used its screen for gaming consoles, then the last week i decided to check on microsoft support for a solution... so turned on my lenovo and pressed the key combos that have been told by microsoft (holding windows key+cntrl+shift+B then pressing f1 or f2 or f3.. also did caps+num also spammed f1 and f2 and f11 and f12) i thought it was dead already so i left it on, and got on my xbox... then it was the surprise!! it decided to boot to the bios menu after leaving it on for about 20 minutes!!... so i updated the time on the bios and ENABLED FLASHING THE BIOS TO OLDER VERSION then restored it to optimal defoult... it booted up windows like it was fixed !!! then after turning it off and getting back to it after a couple of hours, its dead again... no boot and no bios menu...so got to chat with the amazing guy... Read more

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HiHow much RAM can my PC hold?it is stated 8GB some places and 16 GB other places. Please help my pc:Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge 72 3493 AZG Thanks

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Hello,I have the ThinkCentre Edge 72 Desktop with Intel i5.How many RAM can I plug in the two slots?I have read somewhere that the maximum Ram is 16 GB. Is this true and means it 2x8GB or 2x16GB?Wich manufactors are best for this motherboard? RegardsAndreas

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my problem is very awkward and got me really frustrated so ill tell the story couse i have no clue what's with my lenovo... and please help me with anything you know. first my model is 3414D3U Intel Core i5-3470S Processor4GB500GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDDno diskette driveAll-In-OneIntel HD GraphicsSlim DVD RecordableGigabit EthernetWindows 8 Professional 64  it begun after upgrading to windows 10... it used to run smoothly with the new windows 10 then suddenly it just wont boot the bios!! theres a power led on the screen works fine but theres no respouns from the system not even turning on the screen... i left it for about 3 years used its screen for gaming consoles then one the last week i decided to check on microsoft support for a solution... so turned on my lenovo pressed the key combos that have been told by microsoft (holding windows key+cntrl+shift+B then pressing f1 or f2 or f3.. also did caps+num also spammed f1 and f2 and f11 and f12) i thought it was dead already so left it and got on my xbox... then the surprise!! it decided to boot to the bios menu after leaving it on for about 20 minutes!!... so i updated the time on the bios and ENABLED FLASHING THE BIOS TO OLDER VERSION then restored it to optimal defoult... it booted up windows like it was fixed !!! then after turning it off and getting back to it after a couple of hours its dead again... no boot and no bios menu...so got to chat with the amazing guys on microsoft support and they helped me ... Read more

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I accidentally closed a Google Chrome window with many tabs and for some reason I no longer have the "Reopen last closed window" option in Chrome (just reopen last closed tab).

So I went to restore the Chrome state from my tape backup, but for the first time since I started a tape rotation, Yosemite backup insisted on getting every single backup tape I ever used even though all required data was on a single tape, there didn't seem to be a way for it to make it understand all the data was on one tape. I think if I forced it to use just the correct tape, it restored to what seemed to be several weeks ago, even though a backup from the day before was on the tape.

I ended up restoring it from my second emergency backup that's done to a removable hard drive.

I clearly don't understand how to do the restore I want in Yosemite backup, any idea why it insisted on getting like 5 tapes when all data needed was on a single tape?

Thanks

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please help me >.<Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:28:08 AM, on 1/19/2008Platform: 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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr .exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\5577497\Program\Compaq Connections.exeC:\Program Files\Imation\ImationFlashDetect.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shar... Read more

A:Comp Slower >.< And Unable To Restore To Earlier Date / Make Restore Point

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

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My Lenovo T60 crashed and was not able to be repaired. I do not know what caused my laptop to crash, but according to the PC Tech, the hard drive was reformatted. To be honest, I am here in the Philippines and did not bring my recovery disks with me & I am not so sure about the technical ability of the PC Tech.

That being said, he installed Windows XP Professional on my laptop and partitioned my hard drive. I have a 250 GB Western Digital HD. Before my laptop crashed, the drive was NOT partitioned. After the installation, I now have two drives, C, with 40 GB and D, with about 200 GB.

I lost a lot of photos and music, and other important documents. I decided to try to recover some of these files and used Recuva. The good news is that a lot of missing documents can be recovered. While listing the files and looking at them, I noticed that I had several System Restore points that I can recover.

My question is, can I use the most recent System Restore point that I recover and use that to reinstall all the missing software? I had MS Office 2007 Professional, MS Visio 2007, MS Project 2007, and other software that I do not have the installation disks with me.

From what I have read, System Restore will reinstall the system (registry, files, and software only) and not the My Documents folder.

If this can work, where do I put the system restore file? If need be, I can delete the new partition and resize the C partition, restore, and then repartition the hard drive afterwards.
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A:Can I use a recovered System Restore point file to restore missing sw crashed laptop?

Since you already lost everything, try the System restore but first backup everything Recuva found onto a USB key. If your version Windows was not the same what the tech installed, it might not work. Also, he should have first ask you what to do with your files before formatting.
Otherwise you will have to wait till you can re-install everything.
 

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in System restore on Vista laptop.
Manually created restore points disappear after a short time.
The following are the figures relating to System Restore;
Used Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Allocated Shadow Copy storage space 0 B
Maximum Shadow Copy storage space 3 GB
Every time I try to increase the allocation the Maximum storage space increases but not
the allocation, and I get a message saying
Successfully resized the Shadow Copy storage association.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.

A:Automatic Restore Points No Longer Being Created In System Restore On Vista Laptop

I find this often happens when there are disk read errors. Try doing a chkdsk /r then retry creating a restore point.

Check Disk - chkdsk

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Now I can't restore the backup. My backup is on an external drive however when I try to restore it and only sees today's backup.






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Are you using file history?
Does it displays any error message?
Have you restored the current backup?
Was your data present there?

Yes, I also tried rebooting to restore, Macium Reflect, AOMEI
No error message, just does not display and file to resore
Never tried to restore ever
Here is what shows on the Seagate backup drive
When the update shut my computer down it asked if I wanted to complete a backup 1st so I did. Here is what it shows on the drive that completed the backup.

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I have 8gb of space allocated to System Restore, all monitoring my C partition only. This space is always at least 85-90% used according to the System Protection screen. In the past I have had at least 15 restore points to choose from after ticking "show more restore points." But today I went to do a restore and there were only 7 points, despite almost the full 8gb allocation being shown as nearly full, as usual.

This is happening despite relative consistency in the size of my C partition at about 60gb. As always, I have the "restore system settings and previous versions of files" option chosen. And I've checked to ensure none of the drive's other partitions were inadvertently added to monitoring.

I've had Windows 7 for about three months, and saw a similar situation about two months ago. At that point I turned off System Restore and turned it back on, and things returned to normal. But now it's happening again, and this time I don't want to lose the Restore Points I currently have. Besides, the fact that this is happening makes me both curious and uncomfortable.

I've been creating 60% of my restore points manually. Is it possible those, for some reason, use a lot more space than automatically-generated points?

Would appreciate any ideas on what could be going on, and how to address it.

A:Allocated System Restore space holds far fewer restore points now

I suspect that one of your more recent restore points is taking more than the usual amount of space. This can vary widely. This could be due to a newly installed application or some kind of update.

On the few occasions I have used system restore it has always been the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely it is that the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves.

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Hi, I have been quite playing with some file with an unknown extensions like .ctp for a cakePhp file. Then I accidentally choose to open it using shell32.dll, so after that whenever i try to open the file it giving me an error. how can i restore the default association type of the file which is the windows shell common dll?

A:Windows Shell Common Dll Restore file type association restore.

Hello Marie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to undo and fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Can use your help...started up the computer today and my Word2007 normal template was corrupted. I attempted to locate the normal.dot(m) file and was unsuccessful (I searched all files and folders). Then ran Norton and found nothing; then tried to do a system restore and received error message indicating that the following file failed to extract: C:\Program Files9x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\vgx\vgx.dll - restore point was damaged of deleted during restore...which all has me thinking I have a virus of some type...
 
Here are the two logs; thanks for your help:
 
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 7/29/2012 12:51:12 AM
System Uptime: 9/13/2013 10:52:05 AM (1 hours ago)
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Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION |  | VIOLET6
Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X4 820 Processor | CPU 1 | 2800/200mhz
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==== Disk Partitions =========================
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C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 1386 GiB total, 1292.96 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 11 GiB total, 1.476 GiB free.
E: is CDROM (CDFS)
F: is FIXED (FAT32) - 149 GiB total, 108.149 GiB free.
G: is Removable
H: is Removable
I: is Removable
J: is Removable
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==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
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==== System Restore Points ===================
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RP105: 9/9/2013 4:39:09 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP106: 9/10/2013 10:58:14 PM - Windows Update
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A:Corrupted normal.dot(m) file and unable to restore to prior restore point

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.=== 9/13/2013 10:51:31 AM, Error: Ntfs [55] - The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume HP.How to:http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/using-windows-7-how-do-i-run-chkdsk/a68b3e4d-1a42-e011-9767-d8d385dcbb12Let it finish.===Can this be the cause of not finding normal.dot?One of the fundamentals of Word is that all its main settings are in a file named normal.dot. (In Word 2007 and Word 2010 this file is called normal.dotm.)p.s.Do you get a prompt that the file is corrupted?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291352===Lets check for malware.Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the rep... Read more

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I'm not sure this is the place for this post... but,

User restored their computer data using an Access IBM protect and recovery tool.
- "IBM Rapid Restore Ultra" - I've contacted IBM PC support and all they told me was where to get hold of a manual (basic). I'm in the process of "googling" for more info.

From what I gather, this tool backs up os as well as data and allows a restore to a last "Backed Up" image.

Unfortunately the user restored "Data" to a date in "2006" and it appears to have wiped out all her latest "My Documents" and Pictures as well as Outlook data since that date.
It looks like it did what it was told. Note: 2006 was the last backup.

Question, does anyone know if there is a way to get the data back (or access it) to the time just prior to the restore. I'm hoping that the restore might do a "Backup" of the info and store it somewhere.

Any help direction appreciated.
 

A:Recover Files prior to restore (Access IBM - Rapid Restore Ultra)

I'm not an expert on this, and in fact just joined TSG trying to find out how to uninstall Rapid Restore. But in using RR successfully for years I've never seen any indication that it attempts to save anything when it does a restore. In fact, it seems to be careful NOT to, since one of its reasons for existence is to permit you to restore your machine back to what it was before, free of any infections you've gotten in the iterim. The warnings you get when you do a restore are pretty clear that you're going to be overwriting what you've currently got with what's been saved in the prior dataset by RR.

P.S. Any idea how to uninstall Rapid Restore? I've tried the 3 methods shown at the Lenovo site, but none of them are operative here...
 

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Hello,
I turned on my computer and realized that all of my files and programs were missing amongst all restore points. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and no viruses were found. Is there any way to recover the lost data or is it a lost cause. I have a Toshiba, Windows 7, Intel Pentium. I am praying that I can recover this.
Thanks,
Ryan
 

A:All files/ programs delete and system restore points..Is it possible to restore data?

Check your user's folder, are you using the same logon account ? Sometimes windows logon fails and you get directed to a temporary account + folders and all your files will seem missing, when instead you are not looking at your previous documents folder.
 

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

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A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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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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Hi all,
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
I upgraded (seemingly free) to Windows 10 (from 8.1 but suffered with various non-responsive issues so tried to install Win 7 from external usb  DVD drive. No luck here as windows would not recognize any internal drive. My  next thought was to try and use Dell provided USB recovery and Restore USB. This starts to work but than hangs about 20 minutes in and just doesn't move, tried waiting overnight etc.
I have previously done a FULL system diagnostic check and nothing indicated wrong with hardware.
Any help would be very appreciated. I don't mind Windows 8.1, 7 or whatever - this is just a laptop for tethering my digital cameras to while shooting.
Tom

A:Dell XPS l421 - Dell Recovery and Restore USB hanging forever.....

Hi Tom,Welcome to our community. The system that you own is not compatible with Windows 10. That is the reason of the system being nonresponsive as there are lot of application that requires the right type of a driver compatible with Windows 10.In regards to the troubleshooting, run the hardware diagnostics once again to check if there is any hardware damage. Share if you see any error code and a validation code.Also, share the service tag, registered owner of the system via private message, so that we can check for more details. To send a private message, click on my name and select ‘Send private message’

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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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I am having difficulties with this.
1. Does Win 7 limit the quantity of past restore points it shows upon user request?
2. If stored elsewhere where do I find them?
3. Is there a way to set it up to show at least the last 10 restore pointsd created, or is there a smaller limit.
Right now the one and only restore point that is available is the last one. So it is like a revolving door every time a new restore point gets created, the previous one gets dropped and does not show any longer.

Given my limited competence with computer knowledge please post answers in layman terms as in Step 1.. 2 3. type.

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

A:System Restore how to set to show every past restore point inc/manual

Hi
I believe that if you go to Backup and Restore (Start button, type Backup in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu), then click Restore button, on the screen that pops up is a blue link that says "Choose a different Date".. This will then allow you to select which backup you would like to recover your data from..

Is that what you are looking for. Apologies If I have mis-understood you.

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(I had to zip the file ark.txt) The attachment system would only allow 56K max.Had these first three problems for a while;1. Help Center button gets "not found." 2. msconfig also comes up as "not found" when I try to "run" it. My temp fix was to search for both files and paste their location in a txt file for when I need them. This works, but obviously something has gone wrong.More serious problem;Yesterday, I DL'd Hulu Video Downloader. The program went wild from the moment I installed it. (Took me to their website, then bounced me to an advertising page.) Once it seemed to be properly installed, it failed to function as advertised. After a good deal of searching I discovered that Hulu does not allow downloading and has taken steps with their streaming technology to prevent it.Obviously I uninstalled HVD, then ran to my restore points to reset things, and after trying three different points from three different dates and times all I got after the usual lengthy "restore" process was the message "Windows cannot restore this restore point." (Typical Windows gush of detailed info.)I have a full recent BU of my system using DriveImage XML so I'm safe, but I was hoping you guys at Bleeping might be able to discover what is causing these problems and yank the nasty @#$%! out of my machine. TYIA, SongsterDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Dasch at 9:52:03.47 on Fri 05/07/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.187... Read more

A:Restore points fail to restore. icons missing randomly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi,

I was messing around with CCleaner and deleted something to do with an old version of McAfee (which isn't even on my computer anymore) from the registry. Yes, it was stupid to mess with the registry I guess because I failed to make the backup and now my computer won't boot. I get the blue screen that says there was an error 0x0000008e, or something like that. I have tried using F8 and choosing the last known good configuration but it doesn't work. Also, I can boot into safe mode and I tried running a system restore but after it finished and I rebooted, it said that I couldn't restore from that point.

I haven't really tried another restore because I am a little afraid to do anything. I don't want to risk losing access in safe mode because I need to be able to back up some of my files if in case I have to do a reformat.

Can anyone advise me on what I should do? Should I try the earlier restore point from a few days ago? Is there a way to find an older copy of my registry somewhere on my computer?

Another problem I am having is, I can boot to safe mode with networking, but my internet will only work for about 10 to 15 mins then I keep getting "Page cannot be displayed" and have to reboot again in order to use the net. That means in order to check for repsonses from here, I have to reboot my PC every 15 mins. Any ideas for a fix for that so that I can troubleshoot the other problem easier?

Any help or ideas would be appreciated, I ... Read more

A:Can I restore registry using System Restore? Blue Screen, PC won't boot.

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Well i have a gateway computer and windows 7 i have lost the cd and i have no access to the admin account since i have forgot the password so im on a standard user account and i need to do a system restore.
 

A:System Restore/Restore to factory settings without admin access.

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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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After Tuesday's Windows update I couldn't boot into Windows and loaded my system repair disk planning to roll back to a restore point from the day before. But, the restore wizard couldn't find any restore points. I know my system does it daily and I did a manual one a week prior just to see if it would work and show up. It did.

So, my question is, if the wizard can't find the restore points am I hosed, or is there some other way to point the system to them.

TIA

A:System restore doesn't show any restore points - but they exist

What is your Computer doing when you try to boot...i.e. What happens?
Does the Monitor show anything?
Can you get into the BIOS?

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Hello,
first let me introduce myself, I am new to Seven forums, I am an expert in Windows OSes......
Now lets get to the question, I want to change my hard disk's partition table to GPT (its currently in MBR partition table) for that i created a system image of my windows 7, its currently booting EFI Mode and i want to to be UEFI mode.

Please don't hesitate to ask more details

Any help is appreciated

Damon H.

A:How to restore windows 7 image created in EFI to restore in UEFI mode

Hi

Sorry for the late reply. EFI and UEFI are the same thing ( UEFI is based on Intel's EFI project with only some minor changes made by "UEFI Consortium" ). I didn't really understand what do you meant by "its currently booting EFI Mode and i want to to be UEFI mode". Would you please explain what you are really trying to achieve ?.

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Since upgrading system restore is not creating restore points automatically. I have to create them manually and then they are being deleted automatically every 3 - 7 days. I tried allocating more disk space to restore but that has done no good. I also use an uninstaller program which used to create restore points but although it tells me it is it's not! I feel very vulnerable now only having a week's worth of restore points - there have been times I've been glad to be able to restore back a few months! Never had trouble before the latest upgrade and haven't knowingly changed any settings. Be very grateful if anyone can solve this for me. Thanks Flissa

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Hi, this looks like the right place but apologies if not, first time posting and all.

I've been trying all day to resolve a networking issue and eventually decided to do a system restore. After doing so, the PC boots but then leaves a black screen with only the mouse pointer visible.

If I go through the Win7 auto-repair feature, the only recovery tool there is Startup Repair, the other options do not appear (System Restore, System Image Recovery, Windows Memory Diagnostic, and Command Prompt).

Here's a few things I tried that haven't worked:
Ctrl+alt+del does nothing.
Hitting shift doesn't show sticky keys pop-up.
PC freezes when attempting to boot in safe mode.
Checked boot device OK in BIOS.
Tried logging in to the black screen.
Removed all connections and hard reset.

Any help would be really appreciated, I'm about to throw the thing out the window. It was working fine except for the networking issue before system restore.

Thanks.

A:Black screen with pointer after System Restore and no Restore Tools

Hellogreenyb118.

Scan the system for possible virus infection.
Windows Defender Offline
Let us know the results.

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Windows 7 was correctly displaying a message that

"Windows detected a hard disk problem"
"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss".

I was then given this option later:
"Don't ask me about this problem again (not recommended)."

Since I ran utilities that showed Windows was right,I chose the option to not ask
me about this problem again.

As that may have been unwise at the time, I would like to undo that step
and have Windows ask me anout this problem again. How do
I restore receiving the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" message?
 

A:Restore Restore Windows 7 message about hard disk problem

Hello,
The only way I know how is to use System Restore (NOT A FULL RESTORE), to roll back to a date prior to you making the change. It will affect any programs or Windows updates installed since, so you may want to remove those first, and then reinstall them after the System Restore has completed; check out this reference:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore

Hope this helps, best regards

The Cleaver
 

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I used to be able to get a System Restore point generated daily and accessible on a calendar. I understand that the Restore Point calendar has been done away with, can't imagine why?

Is it now possible to have a daily System Restore point automatically generated and easily accessible somewhere?

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

See if this tutorial will help.
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

Jerry

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Hi People,

I have system restore enabled for C: but not for the D: (which in my case is a recovery, as it came from the factory). I have not enabled that to be part of the system restore point creation. BUT STILL, every time there is a system restore point (either scheduled or manual) being made for C:, it also seems to create a restore point for D:. How is this possible?? Is there somewhere I could select the disks specifically other than the control panel>system>system protection?? Because here, only C: is checked.. but still restore points are being created for D:. Of course, when I uncheck the box next to D: and apply, it removes the restore point and it even asks me if I want to turn off restore point creation for that disk. I say yes, but then it comes back out of nowhere.



Thanks for any inputs/solutions. Cheers.

A:System Restore Erratic - Restore Points On Disk "not" Selected

*bump*

Anyone people??

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Hi:

I have a Win 7 Enterprise Pro x64 laptop. Most of the files in my recycler/recycle bin mysteriously disappeared a few days back (I am guessing some OS quirk since desktop.ini also seems to have been modified then, though everything is still running smoothly).

So I want to get those files back. In my weekly backup to an external HDD using Win 7's built-in Backup and Restore I thought I have the recycler backed up:
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Options > Change Backup Settings > Select where you want to save your backup > Where do you want to back up?: Let me choose > What do you want to back up?: Computer, Local Disk (C:, $RecycleBin is checked (my HD is partitioned and I also have the D: $RecycleBin selected here)

But when I select
Control Panel > Backup and Restore > Restore my files > Browse for files (or Browse for folders)
I get a explorer like screen which lists in the title bar,
Backup on <location> > Backup of C:
and lists all other folders I checked off in the Backup in the last paragraph but not the $RecycleBin folder.

Note that I have "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" selected and "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked in folder options (so for example ProgramData is listed in the folders in the last paragraph). I also am able to restore other files from my backup so I am rather sure the backup is not corrupted.

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A:Backup and Restore: restore files in Recycler (Win7 Enterprise x64)

Sorry to bump this but hoping someone might have a suggestion on this (or even to tell me that it is not possible to restore files from the recycler)

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It appears that I have created 2 files that system restore uses in creating restore points.
I found that by deleating on of them, system restore returns to functionalaity.
Unfortunately, I didnt make a record of the file name that gets duplicated (slightly different duplicate).

If someone knows the file created and maintaind by the system restore process, I would appreciate you letting me know what it is so I can delete one of them.
TIA
Neil

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

Wait what is your asking? System Restore creates restore points, which are hidden in a folder called "System Volume Information" on the root of your system drive. These restore points are actually folders inside System Volume Information, each folder contains versions of system files and data of changes to your system (such as software and hardware installs). If a problem occurs you can revert to a restore point.

If you are worried you have two restores are almost identical you can clear all the restore points leaving the most recent by going to Start (Orb on Vista)->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup.

Vista - On Vista, dialog will open click "Files from all users on this computer", then on following dialog click "OK".
XP - On XP, click "OK" on the dialog that appears.

Now it will start scanning for files that can be cleaned up. When it's done scanning a new window will appear and on the top of that window there will be some tabs, click the tab labeled "More Options". Look for the section that talks about System Restore and click the Clean Up button. Then Click "OK" on the main window. This clears all the restore points except for the most recent and should resolve your duplicate restore point problem.

I do not recommend that you ever delete files or folders in the System Volume Information, as if you need that file and your system crashes you are pretty much screwed.

-Michael

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How can I retrieve all of my files ie.(video, music and word documents) in Windows Xp Home after I performed a system restore taking it back to the default factory preset of the entire OS?

A:Restore memory after perfoming a system restore to factory presets

if you did the factory restore, your files are typically erased...

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I work with a large software suite. The installer for this suite is really just a collection of many stand-alone installers.

If SR is on when I run the installation, it takes a very long time. Additionally, since this is a collection of other installers, SR is somewhat useless to use as a roll-back, since all of my RPs get replaced with intermediate points from the uber-installer.

The company itself suggests turning off SR so that things won't take so long.

Last time I installed this, something went wrong. I was unable to use or uninstall this software, and I was unable to roll-back the system since the SRs were gone.

Currently, my method is to create a full system backup before I run this installer. A pain in the neck.

Is there a way to save my RPs and then turn off SR while I run this? If something goes wrong, I could then apply the saved RP? Mainly, I am concerned about customer systems where I won't be able to create this backup.

Also, while I appreciate any comments or suggestions about the pain-in-the-neck software suite, there is truly nothing I can do about that. They are getting better with each release, but in the meantime I am stuck with it.

Thanks!

A:Can I Pause/Turn off System Restore WITHOUT losing restore points?

If you turn off system restore you will lose all restore points.



As far as I know there is no way of saving them and reinstating them if you switch system restore back on.

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