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Possible to System Restore using Restore Point on another partition?

Q: Possible to System Restore using Restore Point on another partition?

Hi all,

So, this question sort of ties into this whole issue, but here's the basics. Currently my C drive, which has my Windows 7 install, can't/won't boot, but I have space on another partition (on another drive) where I could do a fresh Windows 7 install. If I were to do that, could I then somehow use System Restore from the new boot partition to tap into a Restore Point on the old one to put my PC back to the way it was before it got all screwed up? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?

Thanks!!

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Preferred Solution: Possible to System Restore using Restore Point on another partition?

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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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System info:Windows Vista Home PremiumeMachine T5226Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz4 GB RAM32-bit OSAll of a sudden, I went to set a manual Restore Point and I get the same message:"Could not create the Scheduled Task for the following reason:Cannot create a file when that file already exists.(0x800700B7)"I can change the name and still get the same pop-up, I have nearly visted all forums and tried everything, except pay MS $35 for the fix,which I cannot afford to do and buy medicine, since I am disabled and Part D Medicare for drugs is Bad.Can Anyone who really knows a fix, other than just reinstall and go through all, that, it seems to set points when programs call for it, but not the operator. Any help will be appreciated and rewarded by God, through my prayers. Thanks!

A:Fix for System Restore error (0x800700B7) for Setting Manual Restore Point

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
 
Based on my experience, error code 0x800700B7 indicates that the object cannot be created because an object with the same name already exists. Thus I suspect there is some shadow restore points stored on your computer. I recommend that you perform the following steps.
1. Change another location to save the new created restore point.
2. Resize Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space by running the following command, there may be caused by limited space.
 
1) Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt.
2) Click Run as administrator.
3) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin list shadowstorage /for=c:
 
4) Note the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space value.
5) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=300Mb
 
6) Close the Command Prompt window.
 
Hope this helps. Thanks.

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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.

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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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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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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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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Hi

Ok I borke world recored for formating windows 7 , the last 2 months .
The problem is ;
Windows System restore keep freezing , I'm not trying to do system restore , but when I try to install/remove a software , windows try to create restore point , making the installation/removing prograss freeze , till the process fail , takes about an hour to. Installation/removing will continues after.

This windows is 6 days old , issue keep getting back after each format , sometimes after 2 weeks, sometimes after few days , once happened after installing graphic driver ( was first and only thing installed ) .

Sometimes it works fine after reboot , then refuse to work hour later .

I turned system protection off , the installing/removing works fine.
I tried tracking the issue , but it happens randomly .
Is this another windows 7 bug ?

What could trigger this issue ?
I did full scan , Kasper Sky , Avast ,and Nod32 , system is clean.
Removed Anti viruse .
Reinstalled , repaired windows through upgrade , issue still exist , not fixed.
System restore works fine in safe mode.

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

A:Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore .

I solved this issue. Might someone els find this thread helpful.

Since it worked in safe mode and not in normal mode , there must be something perventing it from this.
in MSconfig , I unchecked all startup , and all services , except Microsoft services , System point was working fine then, I enabled few services and startup till I found the software causing this issue , it was graphic tweaking tool that comes with graphic card driver (Zotac fire storm ) I unistalled it , but it wasn't enough , I had to remove the startup entry manualy , now system working perfectly .

I hope this methode helps people that suffering from smiliar issue .
Note : If it fail to create restore point in safe mode , probably system file is damaged , and the above might not work.

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How to do a System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista ?

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


Thanks.

A:System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista

Hi -

Vista System Restore - whether restoring or creation of a restore point -
START | type rstrui into the 'Start Search' box

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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In Windows 7, when does System Restore automatically create a Restore Point?

A:System Restore: When Does It Auto Create a Restore Point?

Basically it makes one weekly, during critical system events and before the installation of programs.

Read more here
System Restore: frequently asked questions - Windows Help

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I think I accidentally deleted some file on my c drive, and I am trying to restore the computer (Dell, microsoft 7) to its previous state but when i try to restore files it says that no restore points have been creaed.... open system protection. I can't open system protection. please help.

A:system restore does not work, cannot find a restore point

when I press ok nothing happens

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twice I've run system restore, and it always says failed. System restore started,goes threw loading registry and then reboots, after desktop loads the failed dialog box comes up.
I've read previous posts, and checked services running and made sure System Restore is on with available space.
At one time I'd run a program called Smart V 2.0 from the Windows Club. It had disabled a lot of services to speedup boot time. I've since reinstalled default settings for the services. Could that have maybe screwed up the restore points?
My computer had froze, and that is when I tried the restore. Computer is running OK now, but would really feel better if I knew System Restore would work. Thanks for your time.

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie on this forum and this is my first thread. I just tried to create a restore point and ended up with this error:

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

By chance did you have a virtual machine running when you tried to create the restore point? If yes, try creating restore point without VM.

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I want to restore my system to yesterday but the only restore point shown is 6-month old system image restore point. Are there any hidden restore points? And, how can I access them?

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

Generally system restore will show all the available restore points.
This kind of thing can usually be explained away by the use of a system optimizing or cleaner type program wiping system restore points as they are created. Generally you should have one for every windows update you've applied at the very least.
If they are not there system restore has been disabled on your system. Or something, or someone has been removing them.

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Running XPHome, and trying to fix my Security Center (disabled in Services and can't be enabled) . . . there doesn't appear to be a way to fix that problem so System Restore came to mind. I can invoke SR OK, pick an earlier point (there are several back through March 29), and click "Next" to get to a "Confirm Restore Point Selection" screen. Once there, I can click next dozens of times, or once and wait . . . and nothing happens.

Trying to restore from Safe Mode is even less productive. On startup, when selecting "no" to enter System Restore, I get a message saying that System Restore cannot be used, and that I should reboot and try again. That hasn't worked (I've tried).

The System Restore Service is running, so something else is preventing SR from advancing. What are my options here? (Or, while we're at it, what can I do about my disabled Security Center Service?)

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

The Security Center being shut down is a possible symptom of Conficker being on your computer. Go to the link below to check your system.http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/wiki/

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In the Windows & Task Scheduler, I have the default SR set up to run daily at 12:00am and on system startup. The Last Run Result is always "The operation completed successfully. (0x0)" and the History shows "Task completed" for each scheduled restore. However when I go into System Restore and view the restore points, none of the scheduled ones are listed. All the ones listed are Manual (which I can do through Windows Button -> Create a restore point ->Create), Critical Update (post Windows Update) and Install (post software installation).

I've increased the Disk Space Usage parameter to make sure there's plenty of space. I've also tried entering the command manually in cmd.exe:

"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation"

It appears to run (no error message), but it still doesn't produce any restore point and when I check in Task Manager I never actually see the rundll32.exe process run with that Command Line.

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using METHOD TWO to create a task that will create a restore point may work better for you. You can adjust for when to create to what you like instead.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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Hello everyone,

I need guidance regarding how to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older.

Os i have: xp sp3

Around about 2 weeks back i upgraded my system to sp3 for that i created system restore point.

But the problem is when i go to do system restore it doesn't show me the restoration point about 2 weeks old in the list rather it only shows and allows to new restore points created within 5-6 days and that does not include that restore point which i created b4 sp3 installation.

So.Is there a way to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older? does window allows it or any third party software which helps me retain older restore points?

Note-i tried doing it via safe mode also but didn't helped, also the space alloted for system restore is maxed out.

Thanks in advance

A:System Restore(How to restore to 6 months or more restoration point)

System Restore was never designed to reverse the major changes made by a a service pack update. For that reason all prior restore points will be deleted.

System Restore works best when used as soon as possible after a problem develops. On the few occasions I have used the feature it has always been with the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves. Going back 6 months is almost certain to fail. System Restore was never designed for that.

Why do you need to go back that far? There is almost certain to be a better way.

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Hello, I've had this problem forever now.

Whenever I try to create a restore point, Windows keeps telling me that it cant, saying

"System Restore Is not able to create a restore point.
Please restart the computer and run System restore again."

I've done this and it doesn't work. I've also checked to see if the Service is running normally, and that is running perfect.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?
 

A:Cannot Create Restore Point in System Restore

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Around 09:15 I set a new Restore Point 7/5/2010 5:00AM.
It did its thing and here's the resulting message.

"System Restore completed successfully. The system has been restored to 7/9/2010 9:11:16 AM. Your documents have not been affected."

How can this happen?

A:System Restore gives wrong restore point.

System restore would have selected the most recent restore point. Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver.

If you want to restore to a specific restore point, you need to click the "Choose a different restore point" option. See this.

System Restore

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I went into Task Scheduler and set System Restore to create a restore point every day at 12:01am. Under Conditions I cleared all the check boxes because I want SR to run regardless of whether computer is idle or not. I have been watching this for about 1 week and so far it's not created a single restore point. Under History there's no entry, and the tab itself actually say "History (disabled)", not sure what that's about. Suggestion?

A:System restore not creating restore point

Maybe something here will help: Change How Often System Restore Creates Restore Points in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

Says 7 and Vista but should apply to 8 as well.

I've not tried it yet though.

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Ok so i tried downloading a program i definitely shouldn't have tried to download about a week ago and the results of that attempt have led my computer performance completely jacked...mostly in two aspects. My gaming is choppy as hell and so is video playback. Anyways, i have tried doing a system restore but when i open it there is only one system restore point listed from when I updated my system about 2 days ago. I have tried safe mode as a solution as it was suggested on some microsoft support page but that didnt change a thing. How do i restore to a point a week ago? Im so damn confused and im getting extremely aggitated.
 

A:Only one restore point...I NEED TO DO A SYSTEM RESTORE!!!

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A:System restore with no restore point set

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This is the kind of mess that would make any techie cry - ID10T errors and PEBKAC all over. But your help would be sincerely appreciated.

I did not realise it but I had disabled my windows protection which automatically creates system restore points. Recently I managed to infect my OS with a rally of malware - one particularly nasty was Antimalware Doctor. I installed Avira for antivirus, comodo for firewall and spybot for additional protection (perhaps a little paranoid but I was kicking myself for being to lax up to that point). I try to avoid AV programmes, as nothing ever seems to work properly once they've been installed (see below) and they just interfere with every single application you try to install and messing with their function too.

Avira and Comodo started messing with my HP printer/scanner/copier software - every time I booted a Windows Installer window popped up looking for the installation disc for a damaged image, and would not go away. I inserted the disk but it did not resolve the issue. So I deleted all the files, removed them from the registry and prepared to install it from scratch. I tried installing it twice and both times it failed, and would automatically uninstall with the following error details:

MSIInstall () failed. X:\HP_Standard Port_Monitor.msi failed
Error Situation Code 03539016
Exit code: 1618

However, the next reboot popped up a Microsoft. Net Framework error, exactly as the forum post by andrewpm04 Error Message with Microsoft ... Read more

A:How to restore without a system restore point?

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I followed the instruction to manually create a Manual Restore Point and that works fine. Then I decided to set up the task in the Task Scheduler to automatically create a restore point once daily. For some reason the task is started as it should but it never completes and I have to manually terminate it. I have included in the attached ZIP file, 5 screen shots of the tabs of the task, 4 screen shots of the history tab starting and running and then 4 screen shots of the history tab when I terminated it an hour and 25 minutes later. I don't think a restore point takes over 85 minutes to complete so I wonder what I have set incorrectly??? The VBS file is C:\Program Files\Scheduled_Instant_Restore_Point.vbs and was downloaded from the W7 forum.

Let me know if you need any additional information. If this has been answered, I couldn't find the thread. Please point me to it.

Thank you.

Al Guden

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this is very weird
I have no restore points, so I create a new one, get a success message
then when I go to see the restore point, 7 comes back and sez no restore points there!!!
I ran a sfc /scannow, it came back ok
did my commodo full scan, it finds issues with office 365 but no rootkits etc, lol
ran malware bytes and other rootkit revealers, nothing found there
I have 8gb set aside for restore points, that has been plenty in the past
I did have restore points at one point, did not check too recently though
any ideas what this could be???
 

A:restore point create success... but no restore point found????

After creating the new restore point and receiving the success message did you click on OK to finish the process?

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I followed the instruction to manually create a Manual Restore Point and that works fine. Then I decided to set up the task in the Task Scheduler to automatically create a restore point once daily. For some reason the task is started as it should but it never completes and I have to manually terminate it. I have included in the attached ZIP file, 5 screen shots of the tabs of the task, 4 screen shots of the history tab starting and running and then 4 screen shots of the history tab when I terminated it an hour and 25 minutes later. I don't think a restore point takes over 85 minutes to complete so I wonder what I have set incorrectly??? The VBS file is C:\Program Files\Scheduled_Instant_Restore_Point.vbs and was downloaded from the W7 forum.

Let me know if you need any additional information. If this has been answered, I couldn't find the thread. Please point me to it.

Thank you.

Al Guden

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Hello all.

I will apologise in advance if this question has been asked several times before and answered but I am unable to find an answer to solve my specific problem as the other answers seem to be generic solutions.

I am having a problem with my system restore point being restored. I am getting an error message that my restore point could not be completed.

I can create restore points and have several 'points' for the last two months. I deleted some software recently and found that i was not able to install a new version of the deleted software (Adobe). As i need it to run some videos I thought I would do a system restore, as I had created a restore point specifically for the deletion of the adobe software.

Anyway I cannot get my system to perform a successful restore using the System Restore feature of Windows XP SP2. It goes through all of the steps, reboots and I log back in, then I get a message that the system cannot be restored to the checkpoint I selected. I have tried several other check points within a couple of days of the one i specifically want. This happens regardless of the checkpoint I select.

I have spent a couple of days searching the internet via google and read the responses posted. No luck there with the suggestions posted.

I have gone into the Microsoft site - Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP, and followed the information provided for the advanced user. I have booted up using S... Read more

A:System Restore Point not installing - "Incomplete Restore"

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ran Avast! over my C:\ and found three virus's embedded in the restore point recently created and one with in the root of C:\. I removed (deleted) the identified virus files from the System Restore point and the file from the root of C:\




You can do the System Restore as Admin in Safe Mode and reboot into Safe Mode. If it completed the Restore, then boot normally. It sounds like Avast removed the virus and and in the process removed some of the Restore files as well. You are probably not going to be able to do a system restore. Which is just as well as you will just reinfect yourself. I would boot in normally and turn off system restore which will remove all restore points, then click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help and make sure they give you a clean bill of health, then turn System Restore back on and do a Restore point for today if everything is working well.

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Long story short, working on my MIL's pc.  She fell for the Microsoft tech support scam and now has a syskey password installed so cannot login.  Before this, I created a restore point but since I cannot login this is of no help.  When booting, I do not have a restore option when pressing F2. Any advice is appreciated.

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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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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
RP107: 9/12/2013 ... Read more

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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Hi All, I Cannot do a ‘System Restore’ OR Create a System Restore Point? Something must have Happened During the Last "Problem" I had when I tried to Uninstall “Comodo” Backup?
I only just realised that their has been no Restore Point Since that Date so I tred to Create a New one and No Go" so only Restore Point left is “Deleted Comodo dd.mm.yy”. It was when I Deleted Comodo’ that I got into Strife Last Time (see my Last Thread)
I have Included a Screen Shot of the Error Thanks In Ant - Regards Dazza

A:Can't do a ‘System Restore’ OR get System Restore Point?

With you computer offline, temporarily disable you antivirus and try to do a System Restore again.
 
If this doesn't work enable the antivirus and then do the following.
 
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
 
Part A
 
(1)  Click on the Start orb, then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
 
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 

 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
 
Part B
 
(1)  Click on the General tab.   
 
(2)  Click the Selective startup option. 
 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 
 

 
Part C
 
(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
 
(3)  Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list, then click on Apply, then OK.  Click on Restart in the window that opens.
 
When the computer is restarted try doing a System Restore.
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The system restore point will never recover my windows 7. After choosing the one and starting and shutting down and restarting, it then says that it is unable to change the system and to try a different restore point and then I receive the same results with any restore point. Any suggestions?

A:System restore point

Hello welcome to BleepingComputer,there could be lots of possible reasons your pc won't go back to a old restore point .Did you try right clicking on system restore in the start menu /all programs/accessories/system tools/system restore- right click and select "run as administrator"

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Hi

I just noticed that my system restore point is only showing points for the last 5 days. I am somewhat concerned as to why that should be. Under the impression/opinion that it should go back (show) much further than that.

Tks for input as to a possible solution

DHL

A:System Restore Point

There are a few things that can determine how many restore points Windows will save.

Go into your settings for System Restore and see how much disk space you've allotted for it. I've got mine set on 2% and have a restore point script in my start up to create one on my first boot of the day. I forget what the default is, but System Restore usually makes automatic backups every 24 hours or something like that. If I don't make many manual restore points in addition to the automatic restore points, I can have two weeks or so in my calendar before the older ones start dropping off.

How much space does you installation of XP with all your programs take up? The size of your main drive can affect how many restore points you can hold, even if you've allotted a large percentage of disk space for system restore. My OS and programs are just under 5 GB. I use partitions for my game installations, and miscellaneous data storage, so C drive doesn't get too big. That way it never takes more than one or two DVD's to make a Ghost backup of my Operating System. I don't include the partitions in my system restore backups. I can always reinstall the games if necessary. And important data on the partitions is also backed up to cd for added protection against a complete meltdown of my hdd.

As a final note, five days is probably adequate anyway. If you do a lot of things on your computer, ie adding and removing lots of software programs and things like tha... Read more

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hi hope i'm posting in the right place as this is my first question:

i want to know when i have manually created a restore point can i save it on a disk. the reason i ask is i made one yesterday checked it was done and then when i had a problem today i went back for it and it had been removed along with all previously stored ones. thanks

A:system restore point

It must stay on the same drive as the original.
That is one of the limitations of SR, sorry,
But you can make back ups
Make a back up and keep it updated for the unexpected situations
http://www.macrium.com/
Be sure that other software is not erasing the points and that you have enough space for the points.

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I am attempting to retore my PC to an earlier time. I have Vista Basic, but when I open up System restore I get two options...... 'Recommended Restore' and 'Choose a different restore point'. I select the latter and a new window opens with today's and yesterday's date. I wish to restore it a couple of days earlier than those dates listed but don't get the option. I would be obliged if someone could tell me what I am doing wrong.

A:System restore point???

Hi use the check box for show restore points older than 5 days

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how do I set a system restore point?

A:System restore point..

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

2. On the Welcome page, click Create a restore point.

3. On the Create a Restore Point page, enter a descriptive name for your restore point, as shown in Figure 3, and then click Create.

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Today I downloaded some software that I wish I hadn't. I thought, no problem, I'll just restore to a point prior to the download. I seemed to remember that my system was setup so that whenever I install software a restore point is created automatically.

To my surprise, however, I did not have a system restore point of any kind for the last several days. I wonder if I invertantly changed some settings or what?

A:Why no system restore point

Type create rest into the start menu and see if system restore is on - configure it as necessary.

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Hello! I have Vista Home Premium. My question is how do I get the System Restore to go through it's process after I manually create a Restore Point? I have restored the system before by choosing one of the points listed. Now that point has been deleted, so I put it in manually. It told me that the restore point was successfully created, but then it does nothing else. The list now shows today's date as the restore point, but also shows the manually created date beside it. When I clicked restore, it just restored to today's date and time the point was created. It did not restore to the manually created point. Does this make sense to anyone? I appreciate your help.

A:System Restore Point

I had a problem with someone elses vista not letting me get to the restore, so i had to go in through the bios' F11 i think it was, i was able to do a sys-restore through there. maybe see if that will let you do it?
Hope helps.

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Can't set System Restore Point after a format.
I always get the message "application not supported (0X80070032)".
Any ideas?
thanx!

A:Can't set System Restore Point

See if this is helps your issue:

This can happen if the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled. Follow these steps to fix the problem.

1. Click Start, Services.msc. Press {ENTER}

2. Double-click Windows Event Log

3. In the Start type list box, ensure that Automatic is selected

4. Click Start to start the service, if it's not already running

5. Close the Services console

6. Restart Windows.

If the problem persists, check the status of the Windows Event Log and Task Scheduler services.

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I can't set a system restore point becasue I can't seem to write anything in the text box for the description required to set a restore point.

This is kinda important that I figure this out, because I need to get System Restore working...

A:Can't set System Restore Point

This is being addressed in this thread
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=117978
Plz do not post mulitple threads

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Acwe Aspire 6935. Help please anyone!
I have never been able to have a System Restore Point stored on this laptop in over a year's use.
So far as I know I have set all the system protection settings correctly. I have increased the storage space. Last week I downloaded W 7 Service Pack 1 and the latest Internet Explorer. Both instals said "creating system restore point" but there was none stored. I created a couple manually over the next few days but they were not stored either. No threads here connected with this subject show any "never" instances.
millylilly

A:Never a system restore point

Welcome
The most common reasons for this problem is a lack of space to store the points
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Software, maybe antivirus, that blocks or deletes the points
Try with clean boot.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

A virus or malware
Make a full anti virus scan and download and make a scan with malwarebytes.

The service is turned off or other problems
System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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Just curious how many people set them up or don't even both? If you do, how often do you do them? Do you do them for all your machines?

thanks
 

A:System restore point

Windows creates them on it's own often so i usually don't feel the need to ever create restore points.
 

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Figured this would be the best place for this discussion. If incorrect please move.

System restore point.... They're used a lot to fix viruses. Its one of the first thing I check when one is brought to me. I'm sure that a virus could find its way into your restore point data but how likely is that to happen?

Has anyone ever experienced restoring a PC and it still be infected?

A:System Restore point

Yes. It has happened with me. Because the virus was present in a different drive on the HDD. So it did not make a difference restoring system (C Drive).

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Hi,

I am confused. The screenshot below shows that a system protection point was automatically created after midnight today, but I do not have a corresponding system restore point. Am I not understanding how System Restore points work?

A:System Restore Point Not Available

This tutorial by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore

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Hello.

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?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MonsterKiller


Hello.

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.
Jerry

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