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USB/wifi tethering not working after system restore

Q: USB/wifi tethering not working after system restore

I did a system restore on my win 7 laptop, after which it could only establish a partial connection with my android device. I've tried to play around with the connection settings to no avail :/. What am I going to do next?

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A: USB/wifi tethering not working after system restore

If you are talking about System Restore Points you can un-do the restore.

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How to connect my Dell Inspiron 2600 to wifi and tethering?
 

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Having real trouble with tethering wifi. I have new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Android 4.4) which I am trying to tether to a new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Since I have tried lots of stuff without success, I've replicated my testing across two computers (the other a Lenovo X240) and also tried both with my work phone, which is an iPhone 6+, for comparison and to hopefully help someone smart come up with a diagnosis.
Having tried 2 x laptops (Yoga, X240 both running Windows 8.1 64-bit) with 2 x phones, in each case trying both wifi tether and USB tether, I can report the following:
X240, iPhone, wifi - OK
X240, iPhone, USB - OK
X240, Note 4, wifi - "Can't connect to this network"
X240, Note 4, USB - OK
YOGA, iPhone, wifi - "Can't connect to this network"
YOGA, iPhone, USB - (no response at all - no error, no message, no connection)
YOGA, Note 4, wifi - "Can't connect to this network"
YOGA, Note 4, USB - OK
As a sidebar, I also tried Bluetooth connection on the Yoga - literally nothing. I was able to pair the devices, the Android phone reported "you are sharing the internet over Bluetooth" (but I think that's only because it was paired and the share mode was turned on) - but not a peep, not a failure message or an error, and certainly no internet connection!
I suppose the 'good news', since my main goal here is to get online on the Yoga laptop using my Note 4 for internet access, is that it works with the USB connection - so worst case... Read more

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Im new to both the Lenovo Yoga Tab3 16Gb and this forum.Not on the internet at home.Comments suggest that I cannot get the internet via a usb stick and mention "Wifi tethering from phone" ?Going to buy a 'pay as go sim free', to enable me to have internet data allowance.Does it matter what company I go with?Does the mobile sim card go physically in the back slot of the Lenovo?Do I have to have a very modern mobile to enable me to tether it to my Lenovo and access my data allowance?Sorry if these are very basic questions. But want to access internet away from library. Can anyone help me please?

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so, the same as usual when it comes to my luck: I'm trying to tether my internet connection from my note 5 to my PC via USB, and it doesn't work. here are a few details that I can give you of what occurs when I try to do this:

I plug in my phone via usb, and it recognizes it off the bat.
I go to my settings in android and enable usb tethering.
windows makes the sound that happens when you disconnect a device, then proceeds to slow down. WAY down.
I hover over the network icon in the system tray, and it just shows the line for loading or identifying.
clicking on the icon or trying to open the network and sharing center while I'm in usb tether mode results in nothing.
I did however manage to disable tethering, them open the network and sharing center, then enable my usb tethering. from there, it shows my device in the center, but says that it is disabled.
I right click and select ENABLE, it says "ENABLING", then "ENABLED", but does not actually enable my device.

A:USB Tethering Still Not Working???

Check with your cell provider to see if terhering is allowed with your package.

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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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Trying to tether my Windows 10 1151 to my Android 5.1.1 device over Bluetooth. I swear it used to work before 10...

Tethering enabled on Android. Devices paired successfully.

On Windows - Clicking Taskbar - Bluetooth - Join a PAN - Click Device - Connect using... only shows direct connection... What happened to Bluetooth?

What's the trick?

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

A:Automatic restore points is not working in system restore

Hello Rocasan,

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

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

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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

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

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

Why do you need the History restored anyways?
 

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Hello,

I have a tablet that runs windows 8 and I have Outlook 2013. Outlook works fine when I'm at home and connected to my Road Runner internet (cable) provider.

When I'm on the road, and I try to tether to my cell phone for internet service, it will not send or receive email via outlook. I can surf the net and my Yahoo email account works fine. I called Microsoft and they blamed it on the slow internet service???? I have 4G and not buying that one.
**I have a Driod X RAZER phone and use Verizon for my carrier. I use the "Mobile Hotspot" on my phone to connect my tablet to the internet when I'm on the road.
Any help or ideas. Thanks.
 

A:Outlook 2013 not working when tethering

Most (or all?) ISPs will not let you use their outgoing mail server unless you are connected via their network. If this is the case you will need to use a different SMTP (outgoing) server or use web mail access instead of an email client.

I understand that some (many?) are now also not allowing use of their (incoming) mail server unless you are connected via their network. If this is the case you will need to use web mail access instead of an email client.
 

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Cant connect after doing system restore heres my computer model
Pls help

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So basically after i used system restore on my computer to reset it i cant connect to wifi
Im using my phone to post this and every device i have can connect to wifi except for computer that i system restored
Pls help with this problem

A:Cant connect to wifi after system restore

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Originally Posted by Prorivalz


So basically after i used system restore on my computer to reset it i cant connect to wifi
Im using my phone to post this and every device i have can connect to wifi except for computer that i system restored
Pls help with this problem




Hi and welcome to TSF!

Open Device Manager and post a screenshot of it. Increase the size of the window so that all devices are visible,then take the screenshot and post it.

Kindly post the make and model of your computer.

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So basically after i used system restore on my computer to reset it i cant connect to wifi
Im using my phone to post this and every device i have can connect to wifi except for computer that i system restored
Pls help with this problem

A:Cant connect to wifi after system restore

Quote:





Originally Posted by Prorivalz


So basically after i used system restore on my computer to reset it i cant connect to wifi
Im using my phone to post this and every device i have can connect to wifi except for computer that i system restored
Pls help with this problem




Hi and welcome to TSF!

Open Device Manager and post a screenshot of it. Increase the size of the window so that all devices are visible,then take the screenshot and post it.

Kindly post the make and model of your computer.

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 My Android is samsung C7pro and thinkpad is T560. I find that the mobile hotspot and tethering (android) is NOT working on T560. I have already updated all the T560 drivers recommended by lenovo. I am sure the mobile hotspot is working fine on my old ideapad notebook. Does anybody know about it? do not the default/factory setting support? any ppl enounter it?

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

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

A:System Restore is not working creating/Restore

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

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

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

What are you using to backup your system?

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I wiped my Samsung R540 laptop with Samsung Recovery Solution 4 which came with my laptop. On board WiFi was working fine before the restore, however now I can only connect using an Ethernet cable or a USB WiFi dongle. I used Driver Pack Solution to update all the drivers so I don't think tat is the cause (although I could be wrong). Also I cannot find the WiFi card under 'Network Adaptors' in the Device Manager.

Here is my system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3892 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 433295 MB, Free - 343241 MB; D: Total - 23060 MB, Free - 22940 MB;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., R530/R730/R540
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Solved: WiFi card won't work after system restore.

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

Thanks for your help!

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

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

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So. This is a weird one. Today I started getting a strange error message pop up that stated "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator." It seems to pop up at random. First couple times, I ignored it. When it persisted, I googled it, only to find most people with this error are having issues with links in outlook. I do not use outlook or IE, and wasn't doing anything browser related during any of the errors, so, lazily, I ignored it again. Finally, when one of these errors kicked me out of my Portal game, I decided I had to do something about it. I decided to just system restore before I went through any huge hassle before I tried figuring anything major out.

System restore went swimmingly, didn't seem to have any issues. But.. My keyboard and mouse, both wireless and usb, weren't working upon reboot. Okay. Different port. Nope. All of them are dead. All. Even the motherboard ones in the back. NO usb device I plug in works, or even registers. To make it weirder, I see that my wireless isn't connecting (the internet is fine) and my sound is muted. Sound was on when I started system restore. It's like all input into my machine is no longer accepted. I know the CD drive works, because inserting a CD even brought up the autoplay window, even though I can't actually input anything.

I haven't messed with it too much, as I'm very tired and annoyed, but if anyone has some clues, please tun... Read more

A:Strange error message, system restore, now no usb input or wifi

See if you can undo system restore by either:
- going into Safe Mode (rapidly tap the F8 key just before the Windows splash screen shows up.
- going into Startup Repair and using System Restore from there.

Also, try these free, bootable diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics

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I have windows 7 home premuim 64 bit
I went to create restore point on my new dell and after about an 1/2 hour of waiting for SR to open up I got this:

You have no Restore Points. Use System Protection to create restore point.
When I attempt to turn on System Protection, it doesn't show any drives available when it opens -- it just says that it's searching for available drives and it keeps searching and doesn't stop. Eventually, I'll receive the following Error Message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page: System Restore encounter an error. Please try to run System Restore again (0x81000203)." also all button are greyed out. I wanted take an image to show you but that's not working either. Is there hope?

Thank you.

 

A:Windows 7 Home Premuim System Restore and System Protection not working.

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Accidentally deleted important files, system restore not working
I accidentally deleted some important files when trying to free up space on my laptop. Now, when I startup, it cannot go to my user. I lost my email settings, other functions. My docs are accessible by going to 'My Computer' then to drive C: then to the user, etc. However, from my Start menu, I can't get to them by simply clicking 'My Documents'.

I've tried to do some 'repairs' using Microsoft Knowledgebase but so far have been unsuccessful. I tried some of the suggested things and have made alist of many of the files that are missing when I tried to do a system repair. These files are not in the recovery section c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. The list is here:

Lmmib2.dll
spider.exe
clipbrd.exe
hostmib.dll
staxmem.dll
admexs.dll
appconf.dll
iisadmin.dll
iisfecnv.dll
infocomm.dll
iscomlog.dll

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:47 PM, on 4/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bi... Read more

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Computer info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4085 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 287221 MB, Free - 177854 MB; D: Total - 15359 MB, Free - 6112 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N6705, , .HVK69K1.CN7016694F0FN2.
Antivirus: ava

Recently after downloading and running AdAware I have lost the service for print spooler and can no longer print from my laptop. I tried to do a system restore and got the message that system restore was not turned on and I am unable to get it to turn on. My computer is running very erratically and is unstable.

This is the message that I get when I try to print something:
Windows could not start the print spooler service on Local Computer.
Error 3: The system cannot find the path specified.

HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:19:05 AM, on 1/10/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Video Chat\DellVideoChat.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Users\Sue\Documents\RCA Detective\RCADetective.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe
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A:Lost several services (print spooler), WIFI connect, system restore

Problem continues
 

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Hello to all,

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

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

Thanks so much in advance! -Aaron

A:System Restore and System Refresh not working completely!

Hi awrontherise,

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

Repair Install Windows 8

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

Clean Install - Windows 8

Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

A:System Repair/System Restore not working

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

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system restore not working either mode and nothing works on it. have dell optiPlex GX115 and no disk to redo anything. any help on why its froxe up.?
 

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I have Windows XP. I tried running system restore and after the computer restarted, I got a message saying the restoration could not be completed. There was no explanation why.

In case it matters, I have about 2 GB harddrive space left.
Also, system restore has worked in the past.
Thanks
 

A:System Restore Not Working

If any of the system restore files get corrupted, thats about what happens.

You are best to purge all restore files and let it create new ones, as the existing ones are unuseable anyway.

Purging just requires turning off system restore, rebooting and turning it back on.
 

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My system restore on xp home is not working. This all started when i ran sereral restore points back. After which i noticed all of space being used on my hard drive so i read to shut it off to get rid of all those restores. Which i did after i was cleaned up with help from this board i set a restore point 4 days ago . I tried to restore to it and i get system was not restored message. I checked to make sure i have it on and it is. Any help please
 

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

A:System restore not working

What happens when you "create a restore point"?
 

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

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

A:System Restore Not Working

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

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

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

many thanks

B Bartlett
Birmingham

A:System restore not working

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

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Hello

My system restore fails every time I attempt it. This has happened the last 3 times I had a need to attempt restore. (Three attempts separated by months in time, about different issues.) This time, I am thinking something may be wrong with my system restore function.

In this case, it is simply a matter of trying to roll back a browser update.

I saw a whole list of available restore points, and I went to the second one back - from only a few days ago. The restore failed.

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, OEM from Gateway Laptop about 1.5 yrs old. I allow most updates.

Any Suggestions? Thanks.
 

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Installed Norton Internet Security 2005 and now, whenever I try and do a system restore it says "System restore encountered a problem and has to close".

It does this all the time, even in safe mode. Symantec has mentioned that I should turn off NIS2005 and try system restore. If it then works it is a Microsoft issue.

I have been onto the Microsoft websites and they do not mention how to repair or reinstall system restore , does anyone out there know?
 

A:system restore not working?

First have you gone through the troubleshooting drill here:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q302796

In particular determine you have enough available hard drive space and perhaps purge the System Restore archive and try manually creating a check point and restoring it?

What Windows version/Service Pack update do you have?

While there is an sr.inf "setup" file for System Restore, you may be prompted for locations to reinstall files from, and I'm not sure if you can reinstall it properly from the Service Pack files.
 

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

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Hello d3viL d0g,

I apologise for the delay, the forum is busy.

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

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A couple of days ago I uninstalled 2 programs that I didn't need anymore . Now I think I may need one of them . I've tried to run System Restore but I keep getting an error message . I disabled MSE and PrevX and it still would not restore .
Now I'm not too worried about getting the program back , but would like to be able to restore my system if I ever need to .
Any suggestions ?
 

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Hello first post here, I have a slight problem, can you help?

I have a Advent T9202. I went to restore the PC the other day with the disc they supply with the PC. It wouldnt restore and has totally wiped my hard drive. Not bothered about that as I backed everythin up before starting the system restore. I rang the support line up aftertrying numeorus things and they told me to download a diagnostic toll for checking the RAM and hard drives. The RAM checked out OK but when I try to check the HD it says non detected. In the BIOS both hard drives are detected. Is there anything I can try? I dont think the hard drives are faulty as they were working fine 10 minutes before I tried to restore.

Any help much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Are the drives SATA and does the diagnostic program work with SATA drives? . . Also, most drive diagnostics are specific to the brand of the drive . . do they match?
 

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I'm running Windows XP, but when I try to restore my system to a previous date it goes throught the motions, restarts fine and then tells me that it cannot restore to that date and that no changes have been made. I've tried various dates and get the same answer.

Any thoughts/help very much appreciated!

Thanks.
 

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

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Ok here is what I do.
I go to the system restore thing and pick a date (I have chosen about 3 different dates and all have the same problem). My computer does it thing and restarts and then when you go back in it says that The Restore could not be done so no changes have been made. I have also tryed to undo my last Restore and the same thing happens. It goes through then says it couldnt do it.
Please help.

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Check "System" in the Event Viewer for any error logs pertaining to System Restore. To do this click Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Event Viewer, click System in left panel, right panel will have error logs.

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hi it's been a while since i was last on here but anyway hello again,
i have been trying to do a system restore for the last week but every time i try i get an error after it's rebooted to say system restore was unable to restore my system as operation is incomplete.........
i have tried many different restore points but i always get the same error msg,

i'm running windows xp pro......... does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem, any help would be appreciated.
missunable
 

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

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

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

thanx in advance.
 

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

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

A:System Restore not working

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

Now see if you can create a restore point
 

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Hi, i'm having some problems reformatting my computer...I am not new to computers nor formatting a hard drive but I have never had this problem before. So my problem is that when I insert the system restore disk and restart my comp it tells me to push "R" to boot from the cd and start recovery so I push R nothing happens. So I tried using another system restore CD I have on startup it tells me to push any key to boot the CD so I push any key nothing happens again on both CD's it just does nothing just starts up normally to windows. So I know the problem is not the CD and i've already checked to see if anything happened to the keyboard and no...works perfect. Could a virus be causing it to do this? anyway if anyone has a suggestion or knows the problem plz reply :D

Thanks In Advance.

[edit]Sorry btw not sure if you need to know my OS but just incase its Win XP Home[/edit]

A:System Restore Not Working?

When you are asked to push "R" for recovery, that will actually take you into the Recovery Console. (sometimes it takes a while for the Recovery Console to open, be patient ) Learn more about Recovery Console HERE. It does not sound like that is what you want to do. If you want to install Windows, when prompted you will need to delete the partition that the existing instance of Windows resides on, and then install the new instance to the unpartioned space. This is called a clean install that will include formatting of the harddrive. Learn more about it HERE. Another option is to do what is sometimes called an upgrade or dirty install. Learn about that HERE.

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I am trying to use the system restore function on windows XP, but every time i select a restore point and the system reboots, it says that the restoration was incomplete and "no changes have been made." I have tried multiple restore points. Microsoft.com suggested that i verify that the task manager, WMI, and system restore services were running, and they are. I also tried disabling my antivirus program, but the same thing happens. I am out of ideas. Any suggestions would be wonderful.
 

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

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

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

Thanks guys in advance for your help!!

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Hello

My system restore fails every time I attempt it. This has happened the last 3 times I had a need to attempt restore. (Three attempts separated by months in time, about different issues.) This time, I am thinking something may be wrong with my system restore function.

In this case, it is simply a matter of trying to roll back a browser update.

I saw a whole list of available restore points, and I went to the second one back - from only a few days ago. The restore failed.

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, OEM from Gateway Laptop about 1.5 yrs old. I allow most updates.

Any Suggestions? Thanks.

A:System Restore Not Working

Solution:

The problem was caused by Norton NIS 2009.

The problem was resolved by the following steps:

Go into Settings - Miscellaneous Settings - Product
Security and turn off 'Norton Product Tamper Protection'.

Then System Restore worked.

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