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System restore points are created but missing if i check the same

Q: System restore points are created but missing if i check the same

It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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It is a peculiar problem faced by me. I could create SR points and i do not know, whether the SR polints are created by the system. It was creating before. Whenever an uninstall , takes place, it the revo uninstaller creates a restore point, and likewise, some programs if changed or uninstalled create SR points, and it is not showing any error message.
But to my surprise, that which casually checking the available restore points, i was shocked to find the SR points totally missing. or it is vanishing after creation.
Why this behaviour, will you please say and also please inform me whether there are any fixit available.
Creation is always success. but , SR missing . I am only configured SR in c: If i allow , all the programs to create SR, then each is created on huge size. How to allow only system restore creation only please

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

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

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

Check Disk - chkdsk

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I have 55.8 GB on my hard drive and 6.72 GB left to use. System restore hasnt been working for awhile now I've tried turning it off and turning it back on after a reboot and nothing happens. I've created manual points but none show up in the checkpoint calander. There are zero points in the checkpoint calander and none are being created. I have enough space for system restore to be running right? whats wrong here?

thanks in advance

A:No System Restore points/none being created


There are several reasons this may occur. Let's take a look at Event Viewer for any System Restore logs that may have been created recently that may help us diagnosing the problem.

Go to Start - Run and type eventvwr.msc and press enter.
Click on System in the left pane.
Click the gray title “Source” at the top of the source name column in the right pane to sort by source name, look for "sr" and "srservice".
Double click on each of these events, then click on the button below the two arrows in the upper right corner. This will copy the event information to the clipboard. Paste the information for each of the two event here. There’s no need to post duplicate Event ID’s.

How do I use the Event Viewer to search for System Restore logs?

Here are some more links for troubleshooting System Restore.

System Restore Failures to restore:

System Restore fails to create an automatic restore point:

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1. Computer: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit, 298 GB HD

I used this laptop to get access to internet to repair my home computer (Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit). First I messed permissions on home computer and then also on this laptop. Windows installer didn't work on any of them. I managed to repair it on Windows 7 Ultimate with gpedit.msc and installer was fine. However, permissions still weren't. So I gave a try subinacl.msi and reset.bat. It did repair some but not all of the permissions to default. I therefore decided to do a system restore. It took for over two hours and then came up with 'not enough disk space'. I decided to do it again, however, this time a message 'no system restore points have been created' appeared. I knew there are system restore points as I had seen them two hours back. I thought it was something with permissions. So I took ownership of SVI, giving SYSTEM and Administrators full control. I also checked HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Reliability.

I also started and set to automatic the following services:
Windows Event Log
Windows Volume Shadow Copy

The right drive was selected for the restore point.

Is there any thing/service I missed?

SVI is set to 'read only for the content' and I have selected the right hard drive to make system restore on. The selected one is C:\ with OS on it and the other one is F:\ which has system protection off. Is that ok?

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A:System Restore enabled but no restore points created

Help anyone?

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Hello Everyone - it's been a while since I posted here, so I apologize for any errors I may make.

I have a Dell Inspiron Core I5 Windows 7 SP1 PC with Norton internet security.

My question is: what are the rules that govern when the system will make automatic restore points. I've read several threads here, and there seems to be multiple opinions, from "every 7 days", when volume shadow copy is started, when task scheduler has proper triggers and no conflicting conditions.

My PC wasn't creating restore points automatically. I tried changing the Volume shadow copy to automatic. I added a new task under SR to start at 3:30 PM (as a test), I checked the box to wake computer for this task. The system created two restore points hours apart once, but none since then.

I've attached screen shots showing all my settings, including one that seems to indicate the task did run, but no restore point can be seen for that time. NIS did show the system at an idle state at the time the tasks should have ran.

So to sum it up, do I have my settings incorrect? Is there a glitch in my system? How often should SR create automatic restore points (aside from program updates)?

SR has bailed me out a few times and is quicker than restoring from a system image which I do periodically, along with a separate file backup.

Any suggestions, help, explanations, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

A:System restore points not being automatically created

Is System Protection turned on?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

As far as how often Windows 7 creates restore points, Microsoft says: "Restore points are created automatically every week, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver."

System Restore - Microsoft Windows (see FAQs at bottom of page > How does system restore work.)

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I have used System Restore in Windows 7 to automatically create restore points, but not so in Windows 8 or 8.1. I configured TASKSCHD.MSC for a restore point to be created at 11 pm weekly, but not dice. I just changed the time to create a SR point daily at 7:15 AM to see if a SR point would be created. In Control Panel, there is not record of the SR point, but Task Scheduler says the 7:15 point was completed successfully. However, I can't find it in Control Panel.
Any advice on what to do from here?
Thank you very much.

A:Auto System Restore points not created

When creating a restore point, windows checks the last one. If there has been no system change since the last point it doesn't create a new one to save disk space (since the new one would be an exact copy of the last one)

Check the event viewer (control panel > administrative tools ) to see what it says exactly happened when doing the automatic restore point. If there's an entry with "Skipping creation of restore point as there is a restore point avaliable which is recent enough for System Restore." then what I said above might be the problem.

That said adding triggers to the automatic system restore might help you. Go to Task Scheduler (run as administrator) > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > System Restore > SR > Right Click > Properties > Triggers Tab > New > begin the task : on a schedule Daily.. at (whatever time you want).
Then another New > begin the task : at startup

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I am not being lazy, I have sifted through pages and pages of posts about this problem and have yet to find anything that does not either involve dual boot or some complex solution.

I am running a cleanly installed standalone Windows 8 Pro X64 system which is not creating system restore points for updates, installations, and Revo Uninstaller uninstalls (despite the requisite setting being on in Revo).
I have being doing quite a bit of installation and updating over the past week or so but apart from one manually created restore point the only other was for an installation of Power DVD yesterday.

It seems MS is sitting on its hands on this one.

Is there a simple answer to this problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:System Restore Points not being created (no dual boot)

Have you checked the configuration of System Restore ?
A picture:

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I may have had some malware in the past, I got rid of it (or I am pretty sure I did).
It was worked on in this thread:
This is a windows 7 x64 Dell system.
I thought system restore was making regular restore points after the procedures I did then.
On looking today, I got a message that no restore points had been created.
So I created a couple manually.
They declared success. 
They seem to be there. The two that I just created are on the list.
But I should have many of them. I check the box "show more restore point" but no more appear.
So the automatic system restore point creation in system protection is not working.
What can I do to get the system protection to be actually working?
Well, this is interesting. I have two drives at the moment, my system drive had no space allocated.  So I just allocated 13% to system protection. 250 gb.
The system drive is also second on the list, but I don't know if that is significant.
I just looked at the two restore points I created, they both reference my external drive, not my system drive, which is the one that is important.
I just created a manual restore point on that drive. I said success.
I will have to check to see if restore points are being created automatically and post back.

A:System restore has not created any restore points

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.===Run this tool.The first command is to create a restore point. Post the log for my review.Temporarily disable your AV program so it does not interfere.Info on how to disable your security applications How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs - Security Mini-Guides.Download Zeok tool from hereWhen the download appears, save to the Desktop.On the Desktop, right-click the Zoek.exe file and select: Run as Administrator(Give it a few seconds to appear.)Next, copy/paste the entire script inside the code box below to the input field of Zoek:
Now...Close any open Browsers.Click the Run script button, and wait. It takes a few minutes to run all the script.When the tool finishes, the zoek-results.log is opened in Notepad.The log is also found on the systemdrive, normally C:\If a reboot is needed, the log is opened after the reboot.Please attach the zoek-results.log in your reply.Also, please provide an update on how the computer is behaving after running the above script.

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I have limited space on my C drive where win is installed ever since the accumulation of win updates and SP.

I wish to turn off system restore points on that disk and use the E drive which has ample room but will setting system restore points to that drive instead of the C drive mean it only creates a copy of that particular drive... or is the answer in the actual name... will it create a restore point of my C drive on the E drive?

A:System Restore Points Created on Non Win System Drive

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There is normally a little check box at bottom left on the Restore points window that says "Show more Restore points."

I opened SR this morning and that checkbox is gone. See screenshot. Anyone know where it went or how to get it back?

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I would like to do a system restore, but when I try to do so (system protection/system restore), it tells me that "no restore points have been created on your hard drive".

2 weeks ago I successfully did a system restore, and I have not changed any settings since then. My recovery partition is still in place, the disk manager says the recovery drive has 8 GB out of 15 GB free. Could the restore point be in my recovery partition, but for some reason Windows isn't seeing it? How would I view the recovery partition to check?

A:System restore points missing

Go to a command prompt and enter this:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

What are the results of that command?

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I just installed windows 7 professional 64 on a laptop which is part of a SBS2008 domain and have come across a problem with system restore which could cause problems in future if ever I need it.
I have got a single disk drive with system protection enabled with max usage up to 11 GB.
I can go in and create restore ponts and can see that they are there by looking at the current disk space usage. The problem is that whenever I reboot my PC, all previous restore points dissappear.

A:System Restore Points Missing

Make sure that they are there not by looking at disc space, but rather go to SR, indicate that you want to restore, it will show you what is available. If you do see one or more points available, I think that when you boot up you are automatically making copies of your documents or even a system image. If so, points are being deleted due to the lack of space. Go to task manger and see what is scheduled for boot up in the areas of system restore, system image and back up and restore

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Hi, I recently had the PC cleaner virus that ties up your computer and insists you download their product to fix up your computer, I tried doing a system restore but found I had no restore points, they were all deleted, is it possible for a virus or a third party to delete system restore points?, I have formatted the drive and reinstalled Windows XP and everything was going fine for a few days until I started having trouble connecting to the net so I went to system restore again and the restore points have gone again although I am not experiencing any other problems now, I have re installed My Documents after copying from the infected drive, is it possible that I've transfered some nasties from My documents, why do you think my Restore points have gone?

A:Missing system restore points.

You should always scan data before copying it back over and some viruses can get back on just by the transfer technique, such as using a USB key, some will leap right back on and techs are having to take extra procedural steps to avoid it. Steve from Podnutz.com has talked about it on his podcasts.

Check and make sure that you have Restore monitoring turned on for the drive in question and also make a restore point and a few hours later, make another one and then wait overnight maybe and then see if those have disappeared or not. If they have then you do have a problem but find out for sure if you do first because it might just be the settings.

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after r3emoving xp antivirus 2008 system restor points missing and opens dell program folder after booting.pls help

A:missing system restore points

I'm moving your post to the proper forum. Could you tell us what procedure you used to remove the malware?

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If a helper would scan this ComboFix log that I ran on my computer today, and please contact me with any helpful information from it. It appears to have brought back 6G of memory and hopefully, the points. I was trying to install an HP printer with downloaded software before I started having problems.
ComboFix 11-11-15.01 - Pam 11/15/2011 13:51:54.5.1 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.503.162 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: c:\documents and settings\Pam\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: McAfee VirusScan *Enabled/Outdated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *Enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c:\documents and settings\Pam\g2ax_customer_downloadhelper_win32_x86.exe
c:\documents and settings\Pam\WINDOWS
c:\program files\IE7BETA3-WindowsServer2003-x64-enu.exe
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2011-10-15 to 2011-11-15 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2011-11-13 23:03 . 2011-11-13 23:37 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Hewlett-Packard
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
2011-10-10 14:22 . 2004-08-10 19:02 692736 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\inetcomm.dll
2011-09-28 07:06 . 2004-08-10 18:50 599040 ----a-w- c:&... Read more

A:System Restore Points Missing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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Whenever I re-start my PC ALL my system restore points are gone
W7 Ultimate 64bit
Single boot from drive c:
System restore for c: turned on - no others
current usage (one created manually) 32Mb
max allocated 7.5 Gb
Free disk space 29 Gb

restore not set for other drives
107Gb free (same physical disk) 123 Gb free 279 Gb free

A:System restore points missing/deleted

Maybe with only 29GB free on restore point drive it may think its full and deleting them automatically.

You can try system restore on another drive with more space to see if that works.

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I tried to do a system restore last night but it wasn't able to complete for whatever reason. I had about 7 restore points available. This morning I tried to restore again and all my restore points are missing. None are available. What could cause this? Below is a Hijack This report if it helps:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:16:11 AM, on 07/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\FastTVSync\FastTVSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIc... Read more

A:Solved: System Restore points missing????

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Hi ,

I've tried getting help from the Windows forum but was directed here as we couldn't solve my problem.

Firstly my drive icons were replaced by some document icon, which I can't change back,

Next, when I went to system restore I could not find any of my earlier check points, they only go as far back as when my problems began.

I also keep getting an error on load up, saying ''svhost.exe not found please ensure your spelling is correct''

Sometimes I get a message saying '' all dynamic link libraries are running''

Also, as I try to carry out different operations, it is taking longer and longer each time, often with my pc just hanging up.

I don't have a Windows disk, but I do have Windows in a recovery partition.


DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Family Room at 20:33:10 on 2013-05-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3959.1107 [GMT 1:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4FE9}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\s... Read more

A:Icons changing and system restore points missing.

Hello and welcome to this forum.

Please note that more than one round may be needed to properly eradicate malware. In co-operation with the cleaning process, please: do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to do so, to make it easier on us as it is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs;
do not run any tools or scans other than those requested;
follow all instructions in the order they are presented;
if you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, ask before continuing;
stay with this thread until given the All Clear, as absence of symptoms does not always mean the machine is clean;
do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad making sure the word wrap is unchecked. (In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.)
Also note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Download ComboFix from here:


* IMPORTANT !!! Place ComboFix.exe on your Desktop

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with ComboFix.

How to Disable Your Security Applications

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

Your desktop may go blank. This is normal. It will return when ComboF... Read more

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Dear Members,

I hope someone out there would give me a guide on how to resolve it back to normal.
started the laptop in the morning, and what I find is all my icons in the desktop missing, tried to do system restore to an earlier point , but it says there is no system restore point created. tried chkdsk at elevated cmd prompt, but it says unable to go further because of "f parameter not specified, CHKDSK only in read only mode" and then it just stops.
my desktop now has a very basic appearance and all the letters under the what ever remaining icons are like in low graphics.
went on to user profiles in c drive, but yes am happy I have another user profile mentioned there and clicking it , i see all my documents and downloads in their specified folders.
But as in default as in now, I cant view anything on the "my documents folders"

the question is - since the restore points have been of no help , How can i start my laptop with the normal user profile where I saw the folder with all I wanted.

also with this present profile, it prompted a small notification saying "you have been logged on with a temporary profile"

Please help me ,,guide me,

Thanks a lot.

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I have my Task Scheduler set to create automatic Windows restore points every other day. According to the history log, they are created.

However, they are created under the user "System" and not my account or "Administrators." So, I couldn't access a recent restore point, which I might need to make things run the way I want. I'm having Windows create the restore points so I can access them!

However, it won't create them under my account because I don't have or want a password "Blank passwords are not allowed." I don't want a hassle on startup and God forbid I'd forget the password, so I won't create them. Does that mean that I'm wasting time having SR create the restore points that I think are important for me, and that I might need right now to get my system to run really as it should? Is there a way for me to get those restore points such that I can access them with no password?

A:I cannot access automatic restore points (I think they're created)

You do not need a password to create a system restore point. I just tried it. I have a test laptop with 10 Pro that the user account does not have a password associated with the account or to login.
Go to Start/Search and type System Restore, choose Create a System Restore point.
Also, be aware that everytime you install a software program, Windows automatically creates a Restore Point. If you haven't made any changes to your computer, (ie) installed software etc, there is no need to create a System Restore Point. Also,Remember, that any personal files, like documents, music, pictures, Emails etc do not get backed up when creating a System Restore point.

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I need help here. For some funny reasons, the restore points created tend to get delted when I boot up my laptop the next day. How do I ensure that my restire points remain. I checked my drive and it still says 7 GB free.

Also, is it possible to auto create the restire point but store them in a different partition on the samd drive?

A:restore points created tend to get deleted when I boot up

Hello Futuristic,

Are you dual booting with Windows XP by chance?

If so, then this may help.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Sorry, but you will only be able to have restore points saved on the same drive letter that they were created for. Any tampering with them will most likely result in them to no longer work to restore with.

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in System Restore
on Vista laptop.
Manually created restore points disappear after a short time.
Would appreciate any help.

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My new notebook, running Windows 7, crashed 90 minutes after first boot and created a recovery partition. (Affects C:\ drive only. No programs or drivers were being installed. Starts up OK & is functional).

Restore points are now unavailable from the time before partition was created. When a system restore cannot be performed, will system remain unaffected if I do nothing to the recovery partition?

A:Recovery partition created - suitable restore points now unavailable

A recovery partition is normally created by the computer manufacturer during the manufacturing process. It's about 10 - 15GB in size and on a hidden partition of the C: drive. Its purpose is to allow the user to return the computer to factory specifications, just like the day you bought it. I've not heard of a recovery partition being created as the result of a crash. It would help if you could post a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management window.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If your computer was on for just "90 minutes after first boot" before crashing, was this the computer's very first startup after bring it home from the store? When you would normally be configuring a new machine with your user preferences, setting the language, etc? Or do you mean it was the first startup of the day? A crash could cause many different problems and that could be the reason you have no restore points. It's also possible something may have turned system protection off before the crash occured which could have left the computer without any restore points.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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Automatic restore points are no longer being created in Windows 7 Vista machine.
Manually created points disappear after a short time.
Would appreciate any help.

A:Restore Points No Longer Being Created In Vista Windows 7 Laptop.

Do you have "system protection" turned on for the drive you want to create restore points to?

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I have it seems contracted a virus. I tried running "Regcure" which said that I had over 2000 corrupted files. I fixed them but still would get the QPServices Entry Point error on start up. When I use google the search works fine but often when I try to click on a link it either opens several windows along with the one I was looking for - or it opens only one window but it is not the correct link and is often blocked for bad content.

I downloaded and ran the hjthis and here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:32:36 AM, on 1/14/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP UT\bin\hppusg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\... Read more

A:google links redirect, entry points missing and vbs files created

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

A:Restore points fail to restore. icons missing randomly

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

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

Hello & welcome to TSF,

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

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

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Task Scheduler is setup to create restore points every day at midnight and at startup. It indicates that it runs successfully but those points do not show up in System Restore.

A:I cannot find Restore Points created "daily" with Task Scheduler.

Do you use Ccleaner. You can also look for restore points in there. Check and see how much hard drive space is free. I see you have a 1 TB bit with lots of info and several restore points they can get full.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Due to a sudden loss of electricity during booting , all the restore points are gone as reported by Vista 64 that there were no restore points created. Is there a way to recover these restore points?

I exported a registry file a few days ago, so is it a good idea to import it back to the current registry and use registry repair to remove duplicates, etc??

Also, where are these restore points stored?

A:Missing restore points

This is about all you can do now. Make a new restore point and then begin to save them as you did in the past. The old ones are gone.
What I do in lieu of restore points is make and image once a week on Macrium Reflect. It is much better than restore. It is an image of the entire hard drive. It save me more than once.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
Unless you are having major problems, leave the registry alone.
You do not need the old restore points.

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Went to do a system restore from a few days ago and found a them all missing except from today. I haven't run the cleanup tool to delete them, I have plenty of disk space, 320G x 2( C drive and a D drive).

My system protection settings seem to be fine.

Any ideas what could have happened ?

I managed to get what I needed, but am concerned that I am not getting restore points as I should. My understanding is that the allocated space will be used, then the oldest will roll off and a new one created.

A:MIssing Restore Points ?

Hello wwoods!

I don't know if this will answer any questions for you or not, but it's worth a look ...

System Restore "restore points" are missing or deleted

I hope this helps.

Later Ted

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I've just done a forum search regarding this topic, and am amazed to see how many other forum members have experienced the same or a similar problem.

In the past I have manually created a few restore points, usually in periods when my pc was functioning particularly well. This morning I experienced a few strange problems with a particular program, so went to do a system restore only to discover that I had no restore points at all!!!

I doubt that the cause of this problem is disc space, as I have 640Gb, and am currently only using about 20% of that.

I do, however, use CCleaner and Advanced SystemCare 4 quite regularly. Are these programs known to eliminate restore points? I thought they did just the opposite, and created restore points before analysing/modifying or deleting.


A:Missing restore points...

I have never known CCleaner to do this but I don't know about Advanced System Care 4 but I doubt it would do that as well. There are a couple of ways though that might explain why you don't have any restore points. First is System Restore turned on, Second is there enough space allocated for it to create restore points ie: is the slider bar at least set to at least 5%. Third you haven't used Disk Cleanup have you and manually deleted the restore points have you?

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Last I looked at my Restore Points (about 3 weeks ago) I had about 13-15 Restore Points. I looked at them today and only have 5. As you can see by the attachments, I have allocated ample room for many more Restore Points.
I guess my question would be - do Restore Points get flushed on a regular basis?

Best regards

A:Missing Restore Points

They are not supposed to get deleted unless your storage is to small.
Yours isn't, you have plenty at 27GB.


Never mind. I just realized you had it checked.

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Windows XP Pro. I was helping a customer do a System Restore. In the process I looked at mne. No restore points before 8:55 this morning. None!

Any suggestions as to what might have caused this? I saw a suggestion elsewhere to turn off system restore, reboot, then turn it on.

Any idea how to tell how much of the space allocated for restore points has been used? How about a way to force one to be created every morning/evening?

A:Missing Restore Points

Check the Event Viewer under Applications. Right click My Computer and choose Manage. Do you have Real Player? I have seen System Restore fail to make a point because of the cache or history stored inside Real Players folder. You should see this in the Event Viewer. At any rate, I'd check there, because if System Restore can't make a point, it logs it there.

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I too have missing restore points, but am not sure why. Also, I have more problems than just that, which is why this best be its own thread and in General Discussion.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 bit on an HP Pavillion. My OS is running on the C drive, and a 10gb Recovery partition exists as drive D, but is not set to be backed-up by system restore.

Here is the breakdown of everything that has happened with my computer in the last two days:

On Thursday night, I started up my computer, and saw that I couldn't get onto the internet using Firefox. But, I didn't need the internet so shut down my computer hoping it would be fixed in the morning.

However, Friday morning I booted up my computer and still could not get onto the internet. I was connected to the network and it said I had internet connection, and my Windows Sidebar Weather Widget was working well, and displaying what I assume to be the right temperature. AIM, Outlook, IE, and Firefox, however, were all unable to connect to the internet.

Usually, when I am unable to connect to the internet, it is because a Windows update was installed, and I perform a system restore and everything works. I opened up System restore, however, and sure enough a windows update had been installed the night before.

I attempted a restore, but was informed that a System Restore could not be performed because I had corrupt data on my disk. I attempted to perform a disk check, but was informed that I can't perform a disk ch... Read more

A:More Missing Restore Points...

Hello cyclotis04, welcome to Vista forums!

It sounds as if you are beyond 'repair' since you don't have a Vista disc to do a Repair Install.

Though you do have a "Recovery Partition" to do a re-install from if need be.
Seeing that it's an HP machine these instructions will aid you if you decide on that option.

HP Recovery Center

Be advised that it will bring the machine back to the point when you first took it of the box.
The "HP Recovery Center" will give you the option to send to backup anything you
don't want to lose, so have backup media available to use if you choose this option.

With the machine off press the power button, as soon as you do that start tapping the F11 key.
That should take you to the HP Recovery Center. When there just follow the prompts.
It is pretty much self explanatory. From the time you boot into F11 (not counting
any backups you choose to make) you should be back on a working desktop in about
30 minutes. After it restarts just follow the prompts again to finish the process.

If your first option is system restore select no, which should take you to system recovery.
You want to try system recovery not system restore, unless you have good restore points!

Keep us informed!

Later Ted

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W10 is not retaining any restore points. For example, I created one yesterday and it, or no others, are there today. In the config, 'System Protection' is turned on. There 11 GB reserved with zero bytes used with no points there. Anyone??

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Hello, my computer has started running horribly over the past two weeks and i can't figure it out. I have limited knowledge on these things.

It keeps "not responding" over and over making it hard to use, matter of fact this is my second time typing this up because it stopped responding, closed and reopened making me lose everything i had typed.

I have a Toshiba Satellite running windows 7 64-bit. I've had issues in the past with it and normally do a system restore to get it back on track. When i went to do that today it stated that i couldn't and to contact admin, its never showed this before.

So i log in as admin and try to run a system restore and all the restore points are missing?? Theres always been plenty to choose from so i can't figure out what has happened??

I've ran AVG, Malewarebytes, and cc cleaner recently but it's not finding anything malicious. The only update that i've knowingly accepted was for AVG an Malwarebytes as they were both out of date.

My processes were running 66 yesterday, today its running 94 somehow?? I've noticed that "svchost.exe" is taking up huge amounts of cpu and memory, making my system run terrible and the fan is running hard and hot. I've read up on the svchost and it appears to be in the right folder which means it's not supposed to be a virus.

I'm at a loss as to what to do at this point. Magically now if i try to download or open certain items i get an error messege saying i can't, i keep having to go u... Read more

A:Restore points missing

For what it's worth, your Task Manager is not showing every thing. At the bottom is a Show processes from all users, put a checkmark in the box and click on it. One thing missing on your list is System Idle Process which should show up when you make the change and it should usually be a very large percentage, mine is at 93% with Windows Explorer open and 2 copies of Firefox with several tabs/pages and I'm downloading 2 YouTube videos. I have 13 instances of svchost.exe running, my system is 64-bit with 8GB RAM and none of the svchost.exe items are marked as 32-bit like yours is showing.

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I had many restore points for 7 and have given the program ample room to do so. Now, after a system restore, I only see 3 restore points and none show when "show more restore points" is checked.
Anyone know how I can get them back?

A:Restore points missing

Sorry to say that you cannot get them back

But you dont want those restore points, As your system is working fine now

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I performed a system restore on my PC, restoring it to an earlier time by restoring from a restore point, which was successfully completed. I then wanted to undo that restoration but when I went back into System Restore to perform the Undo, I found every single restore point that had been there had vanished. They were there prior to the restoration, but after that restoration completed, there were absolutely none. How/Why did that happen?
Now I REALLY want to undo that restoration, if for no other reason than to get my restore points back, unless there is a way to retrieve them without running another System Restore. If not, is it possible to undo the restoration without the restore points? Some other method within the Windows 7 PC?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:Missing Restore Points

If the restore points are incremental images, when you restored to one of the points, the points after that will be invalid and may disappear like yours. But I don't know which backup software you used. If you recently haven't done a full system backup, you might not be able to undo the restore. 

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Hi. I'm using 500GB hdd(source) and 500GB ssd(destination) and I've some questions:
1. I Did 1:1 copy of disc (in norton GHOST) and on destination disk system restore is telling that i don't have restore points. Why?
2. Then On source disc I was trying to unlock some disc space by entering System Volume Information folder and deleting some files. I deleted all files larger than 3GB except one latest and one oldest. Now is like on destionation disc - system restore is telling that i don't have restore points. Why?

A:System restore didn't work. I have all system restore points

Hi Cbool,
Hope your settings look like this, and that in services volumn shadow copy in running.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

A:System Restore Error, Unable to Create Restore Points

You have Tuneup Utilities? Have you looked at this?

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

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

System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Community

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