my system restore will not create a restore point. i have tried using scanreg / fix-but i keep getting message-windows cannot find file or folder,can anyone help please
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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.
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
System: Sony Laptop VAIO VGN-Z790DLX, 1 TB HGST HDD, Windows 7 Pro., 4 GB Ram, HDMI Monitor, BD Optical Disk.
An internet search indicates that this is quite a common problem. If one does not want to read all of this same-old same-old, scroll down to my three choices at the bottom of the post.
I am unable to create System Restore Points in Control Panel or when running updates. It is turned on, and there is plenty of disk space allocated.
If I try to manually create one from Control Panel?s System Properties it goes through the motions but I get the error popup saying ?The specified object was not found. (0x80042308) Please try again.? All that shows in Control Panel?s System Properties is one from 10/11/2015 and another from 8/16/2015, and these will not delete either. There is never an entry in the Event Log that I can find to indicate any error.
I installed Brink?s ?Create Instant Restore Point? shortcut and run it at least once per day. I have it set to run on each startup and also manually when I choose. I checked the Event Log under Windows Logs Application and I see that the startup and manual ones show ?Successfully created restore point (Process = C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe; Description = Manual Restore Point).? Event ID 8194. However they do not appear in the System Restore window.
However if I manually create one from Control Panel?s System Properties I get the error popup saying ?The specified object was not found. (0x80042308) Please tr... Read more
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I have a problem with the System Restore. There are no system restore points. I have configured the drive to set them, but still nothing.
I have attached the image snips of the settings.
Welcome to Seven Forums Eamane. Do you have sufficient free space on your drive? What happens if you try to manually create a restore point?
System Restore Point - Create
You might try turning SR off, then back on again and see if that helps. Normally that would delete any SR points, but you currently have none anyway. Let us know if none of this helps and we can look into services settings. A Guy
I've tried everything I've found on the net, to no avail. Here's the story,..
I cannot create a System Restore point. When I try to create one manually, I get:
The restore point could not be created for the following reason:
An error was detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). The problem occurred while trying to contact VSS writers. Verify that the Event System service and the VSS service are running and check for associated errors in the event logs. (0x80042318)VSS is on Automatic and Started.
I see no "Event System" service. Does this mean System Event Notification Service? If so it is started as well.
I have tried this I found in another forum:
net stop winmgmt
net start winmgmtI have also re-registered the VSS components via:
cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 /s es.dll
regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
net start swprv
net start vssAlso, sfc /scannow No dice.
One or other of these solutions seems to have worked for every other poster in the forums I've found. Gee, I feel so special.
vssadmin list writers... produces the header message, but lists no writers on the system. That can't be good.
I am creating restore points every other day just to restore computer if something gets loaded and causes a problem. How can I have the restore point automatically be created either at start up or after I'm on for 10 minutes or so. If it is done at start up, the desktop will take longer to load won't it? Thanks
have a read here - you can schedule to run at a certain time
I have now added a Method Two to this tutorial at the link below to show the steps to use the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically create System Restore points, once the task is created there is nothing further to do, there will always be daily, fresh System Restore points to use if needed, even if the PC is never restarted at all.
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
Thanks Ted this will be great.
Wondering if there is one
Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. You can also create a restore point manually.Read other 3 answers
The process for creating system restore points in Win7 seems unnecessarily convoluted to me and, as a result, I don't create them as often as I should; I'd like to just click on an icon to create one. I've found some apps for doing just that, but they're all on somewhat sketchy looking sites. Can someone recommend one they've actually used without problems? Thanks.
Why do you think that the restore point creation is complicated. It has to fit the whole system into appr. 1GB and this is a formidable task in itself. If you want a more straight forward approach, use imaging. But I warn you - those programs use the VSS service of system restore.Read other 1 answers
I'm not sure if this is the correct forum as I don't know if this is a System Restore problem or a update problem or a "Windows Update Agent" problem. If it's wrong would someone move it to the correct forum. Thanks
I run Vista Home Premium and I use Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.
I have always used automatic updates and I have had no problems for about 3 years
There has always been a System Restore Point created automatically before an update
was installed but 2 weeks ago I installed an update called " Windows Update Agent"
All seemed OK until later I went to System Restore and found all the restore points had disappeared except the last one which was a Schedule Check Point for that day.
Since then I can create Restore Points manually ok and Schedule Check Points are ok
but it does not always create restore points before an update. Mostly it does not.
I have run a full scan with MSE and Malwarebytes, both were clean.
I have found if I go to Control Panel Admin Tools Services and go to Volume Shadow Copy I usually find it " stopped" I can " start " it and apply it but when I go back to it later it will be " stopped " again It is set at "Manual" but I think this is
Everything else is working as it should and I could live with it as it is but I'm curious. What caused it ??? Was it the "Windows Update Agent" update install ??
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I would like to know how to manually create system restore points with Task Scheduler.
There was a task automatically created last year, and I only noticed now that it's been having an error of (0x1).
I do not have problems with system restore not running or anything like that, but I would like to how that process came to be from the start.
I believe this is what you are looking for.
System Restore Point - Create
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.
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:
Hi hope I'm in the right place. when I try to restore my computer no restore points are saved I have the system restore set to it's maximum capacity, there is plenty of space. I tried to create my own restore points and received message sytem restore is not able to create restore point please restart the computer and then run system restore again. I did and got same message again. Can someone please tell me how to rectify this problem. Thanks.
P.s. Was having trouble with screensaver which refused to start but have now disabled ehtray and screensaver is now working again.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
My last automatically System Restore Point automatically created by the passage of time was created 2013-01-23.
No further automatic system restore points are being created (that means not ever, not daily, not weekly, simply no longer created automatically by the passage of time since last January).
I do not see restore points automatically created by other programs, like Acronis 2014 or Kaspersky KIS 2014 which I installed last week. (But the problem goes way back to January, so these new versions are obviously not involved.)
System restore points are still automatically created by Windows Update and by nVidia driver updates.
System restore points can still be created manually.
The SR task is present in Task Scheduler.
SFC /SCANNOW found no problems.
System Restore is still turned on.
There is free disk space for restore points.
The computer is a Dell Studio 9000, aka XPS 435T, core i7 960.
Windows 7 Home Premium with all the standard Windows Updates.
KIS 2013, now KIS2014
Acronis 2013, then 2014, and currently uninstalled.
Hiyya Keith mate run a chkdsk as well as the sfc you have done already and also these I know you have Kaspersky and so do I (2013) but I still pick up malware with the links .
download the ADW from bleeping computer and if you have CCleaner the run a clean up don't forget to save the cookies that you have that use passwords for site s you need and the registry check any faults back them u before you fix.
CCleaner - Download > download from piriform - you probably have but if not....
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.
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?
I have system restore enabled for C: but not for the D: (which in my case is a recovery, as it came from the factory). I have not enabled that to be part of the system restore point creation. BUT STILL, every time there is a system restore point (either scheduled or manual) being made for C:, it also seems to create a restore point for D:. How is this possible?? Is there somewhere I could select the disks specifically other than the control panel>system>system protection?? Because here, only C: is checked.. but still restore points are being created for D:. Of course, when I uncheck the box next to D: and apply, it removes the restore point and it even asks me if I want to turn off restore point creation for that disk. I say yes, but then it comes back out of nowhere.
Thanks for any inputs/solutions. Cheers.
My comp has been experiencing several problems and is running poorly. I bought an external HD, completely backed up everything important and was about to run a system restore as I had created a manual restore point following the resolution of previous problems. The link to the thread is found below.
However, when I use the system restore wizard, I can only select November 8th, 9th, and 10th...and today is the 10th. I created the manual restore point back in March 2006. I cannot change the month and I have no idea where to find manual points.
Could someone please help me find the restore point I created when my computer was working perfectly?
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For some reason my System Restore function isn't automatically creating (or isn't showing) System Restore points as it should be doing for "major" system events (e.g., isn't automatically creating restore points before/after Windows Updates and software/driver updates). I'm not sure if it isn't creating the restore points at all, or if it's just not displaying them as available restore points.
Another piece of the puzzle - I've manually created restore points at various times, and they have initially shown up on the list of available restore points as expected. However, when I looked at the list today, the restore points I created manually have Disappearead! I'm certain that I didn't delete them. I've selected every option I can think of to show me a complete list of available restore points, but no luck getting them to show up on the list. Also, my "Current Usage" is listed as "0 bytes", even though a few restore points are showing on the list. All of this makes me wonder if the system is creating the restore points, but just saving them in a way that makes them "invisible" to the System Restore utility.
Here's what I've done so far:
- Double checked my System Restore/Protection settings, and my system drive (C: ) is definitely set to "ON".
- Checked the System Restore configuration, and it's set to "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"
- Checked the "Disk Space Usage" for storing s... Read more
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Since upgrading system restore is not creating restore points automatically. I have to create them manually and then they are being deleted automatically every 3 - 7 days. I tried allocating more disk space to restore but that has done no good. I also use an uninstaller program which used to create restore points but although it tells me it is it's not! I feel very vulnerable now only having a week's worth of restore points - there have been times I've been glad to be able to restore back a few months! Never had trouble before the latest upgrade and haven't knowingly changed any settings. Be very grateful if anyone can solve this for me. Thanks FlissaRead other answers
Why does system restore only shows the two restore points where I backed up my computer to my external drive. And If I try to restore that, then it says, The backup drive could not be found. How would that matter though? I mean I only backed up my system to an external drive. I didn't create a system restore point to my external hd.
I created a manual system restore earlier today and now it's gone for some reason.
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Brand new laptop running Vista 32-bit. Went to verify that System Resore was periodically creating restore points, and despite the app appearing to be set-up correctly, there are no auto restore points listed- just the ones generated by various software chages. Any suggestions what's going on because as mentioned, the feature is active- just not automatically establishing restore points-
Many thanks in advance
Athan had asked me to create a restore point yesterday to check if my computer was still showing the restore point after a reboot. I did this and after the 1st reboot, it was fine, my restore point was stored. But i opened the system restore today, and its gone again!!!
So, i ran the disk cleanup on all the drives and deleted the restore points. After this, i created another restore point and i called it 'test2'. Everything was fine just like the 1st restore point i created and then, after a couple of reboots, NO RESTORE POINTS AGAIN. I just updated my BIOS and there is a restore point created for this by my computer, but dont know for how long it will be there
PS: I have a HP laptop, and they dint provide a Windows CD, but created a partition D:\ [HP_RECOVERY] which I am supposed to use incase of a system crash. But this drive is full, and I am unable to make any backup disks. Just letting u know cause this might be the problem
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Hi, I need your help.
I'm running a Windows 7 64 bit.
Last week I was going through my game folders and renaming a few of them and adding more info (my folders were a mess, organization wise). I also installed some older games I had on hard drive, to see if I want them anymore. So quite a bit of installing and uninstalling was happening, like say 20 games or so in a week.
Then yesterday one old game would not uninstall (not showing up in control panel list of programs), and so I decided to use system restore as a way to uninstall it. I restored the system to about four days prior...then a weird thing happened. Some of my folders were divided in two, the folder with the old name and another with with the modified name. Like if originally had a folder named "chess games" which had couple days ago during my reorganizing effort renamed to "Fritz Chess 9", now I had both! But they were not exact copies. What was contained in the original folder was now randomly divided between these two folders, like one subfolder in one and the rest in the other.
Also, the there were other folders that some of the actual content was missing. Like the ISO file. If I have 50 game folders, about 15 were affected, either in the sense of having duplicates or having game files missing. I am not sure but I think this happened only (at least mostly) to folders that I had changed the title of recently. The other ones were fine.
What did I do?
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It appears to me something happened when you did the System Restore. I would try that again to the same date and see if it gets rid of all the divided folders. I have never heard of anything like that. Let us know what happens.Read other 3 answers
In my Win XP Pro SP1 installation, my System Restore has a very erratic "memory." It usually only remembers restore points from a few days back, and often times forgets all of my restore points. Even though I regularly create manual restore points (install apps, etc.), they never seem to be available more than a day or so after I create them.
My settings look like this:
Turn off System Restore on all drives: NOT checked
My C: drive: Monitoring
Max disk space: 3.6GB (12%)
My D: drive: Monitoring
I've also examined the registry (HKLM\Soft\M$\WinNT\CV\SysRest, blah blah) and the keys look good (at default values). Any idea why my System Restore is so brain dead?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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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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Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.
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,
I have seen numerous people are having this problem but I have not been able to find a solution that works for me. I figured I would post my own problem and maybe somebody could recommend a solution.
I have been trying to use Windows System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created several restore points on my own but when I restart and run the program, it says I have no restore points available. I have 40 gb allocated for restore points and have used less than 10 percent of my hard drive space.
does anybody know of any good process to follow that will fix this issue and make System Restore usable.
Thanks a lot.
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I have windows vista (32bit) and have been having problems with system restore recently. When I try to use system restore it tells me that I have no restore points. I can make manual restore points but there are no automatic points and when I next try to use system restore often the manual restore points I made previously have disappeared!
Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Finally finished the project I started, because I found that if I wanted to run System Restore on my computer ( with Windows Vista ), it took ages before it opened.
The tools provide the ability to run a Restore Point,
without the standard interface of System Restore.
Please read the readme file for more info.
Yet again another nice tool Sweet
System Restore is no longer creating automatic restore points. All the necessary services are set to automatic, ie: task scheduler, volume shadow copy, microsoft software volume shadow copy, windows backup, and remote procedure call.
I tried disabling SR, then performed a disc cleanup, rebooted, then enabled SR. All that did was enable me to create ONE system restore point ONLY. If i try to create an additional restore point, I get the following error message:
You might want to try
Do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Are any third party backup programs installed on your computer?
Verify if these two services are started and running on your computer. If it’s not started, start the services and check if you can create a system restore point.
a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup
Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.
You can check this information from services.msc. To do this follow the steps below:
a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.
From many users facing the same issue, turning off system restore for the hard disk on which Windows is installed and turning it back on seems to have solved the issue.
You may try the same.
Firstly, I can only create manual restore points in System Restore but they usually disappear
overnight and, as a novice, I am at a loss to understand this.
I have a problem with System Restore only keeping restore points 5 days back at the most. So for example, the oldest restore point I have currently is from September 6, 2007. I've had this Vista x64 install for around a month now. I should have restore points dating back to about August 1st or so.
I've got plenty of HD space too......around 500GB free I believe so that's not an issue. I don't have any viruses. I bet this is an easy fix, it's just that I don't know what that is. Vista is supposed to automatically make restore points every day doesn't it? According to this post at this site, Vista is supposed to save restore points for around 136 years. http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread82418.html
While I don't need it that long, I'd like it save them for around 6 months to a year or even whatever the default is supposed to be. I had a problem with a Windows update about a month ago. I think it was a security update or something. Anyway, I don't know which one or why, but it borked my system and I couldn't even boot, not even in Safe Mode. So I put the Vista x64 DVD in and went to use System Restore and I didn't have any restore points. I had no other choice than to reinstall Windows. I just want to know why it's doing this and how I can stop it before I have to use System Restore again and I have to reinstall again.
Thanks in advance!
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I recently ran Advanced System Optimizer 3 and optimized my system in a hurry. Without thinking and to my regret, I did not manually create a system restore point before doing this.
I have noticed several changes (albeit non-major but nonetheless uncomfortably different) with my use.
1. Certain thumbnails/links which are supposed to have images on them now appear to be broken (that paper torn in half sign instead)
2. Hotmail's autocomplete whenever you start typing an email addresses' first few words no longer functions.
I have yet to discover more irregularities but as far as I know Advanced System Optimizer must have removed or deleted something after I clicked optimize now which is causing all these.
I tried to system restore it to a time before I actually ran the optimization which was about 9 am on 9th of November 2011 but all I see is an 11 am restore point on the same day in the restore point list. When I click show me more restore points, it does not show me more but remains with just the 1 point which I've said.
Is my case already a goner and it's already too late to turn back or is it possible to somehow access more previous restore points? It would be better still to access a 8th of November 2011 restore point (which again presently shows only the 9th of November point and nothing else), BEFORE I did a scan of the system even and just revert everything to how it once was.
Here's a follow up to my case, I've managed to solve problem no.1 as I found out that it occurred in almost all websites I tried to access. It mainly showed the HTML coding instead of all the usual colours and decorations. So what I did was hold shift and click refresh and it solved everything including the thumbnail not appearing issue. Apparently after doing this everytime I returned to those sites it didn't give any problems.
The Hotmail issue still persists though. I am quite an email heavy user and find this quite annoying. Whenever I click reply, it's as if I'm composing a completely new email with no address in the bar, no RE: subject and no previous incoming email which I can refer to in replying that email. The autocomplete email address email still persists.
Any help on this?
Edit: It all eventually solved itself.
it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.
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I have a repeat problem that I cannot explain: My system creates system restore points just fine (at least, the ones I create manually and can confirm that they are there), but they vanish upon restart.
I have a Toshiba Satellite P750 running Windows 7 Home Premium.
I discovered this issue for the first time in November 2012 when my computer had a hard crash. That was when I learned that it was deleting my restore points. I was forced to do a factory reset. After that, System Restore functioned normally--for a while. Then it began eating restore points again.
About a month ago, I had to do ANOTHER factory reset. Again, System Restore started working--creating and keeping restore points. But just a few weeks into a "brand new" system and they're completely gone again.
I can't understand why this keeps happening even after factory reset.
This is a problem I've investigated multiple times over the last few years and haven't found a solution for yet.
Does anyone here have any advice?
I have had similar problems in the past with System Restore (the restores points don't get lost, they just don't always work) so I turned it off and just depend on imaging now, using Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect). I've yet to have an image fail to restore.Read other 3 answers
Hey guys, I just upgraded from Windows XP Professional 32bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Everything is working great except whenever I restart the computer all my system restore points disappear.
In system protection I have system restore on with Max.Usage at 2%
How can I fix this? Thanks.
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System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB)
When I create a restore point, it take s a min or two then says it creates successfully, but when I open system restore, it shows no restore points.
I have already made sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running & set on Automatic AND I Reset the Repository.
Still it does not work.
Thank you for any further ideas.
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System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB) <- -
Hello prossv, welcome to Seven Forums!
Surly this must be an error, the allotted storage space can't be set this high?
I wanted to do a system restore, preferably to a date about two months previously, but my choices through Windows 7 were only back about a week! This isn't nearly long enough ago, but it apparently is all I have, so it's no good. I'm not wanting to do this for some future date - I need to do it now to address an issue. But going back a week won't do it for me.
Is there a way to tweak the system in order to get back further in time, or is it too late for that?
It is too late Windows 7 deletes old restore points to make room for new ones. Try increasing the space the restore points will be allow to be stored. Why are you wanting to perform a system restore is there an issue with you Windows?
But I see you have xp on your profile are you running Win7 or XP?
Hi,New guy here, looking for some help. System restore looks like it is running ok, but there are no restore points available, when attempting to make new restore point i get the message "system restore is not able to create a restore point. Please restart the computer and then run system restore again". Reboot including cold boot do not help. System restore settings say both drives are being monitored, separate xp os on each drive and system restore is working on "old" unused drive, and it seems I can not turn off monitoring in only one of the drives. I spent all day reading up and tried going into the reg to check and see DisableSR set at 0, like i read it is supposed to.(HKEY_local_machine, system restore) , tried right clicking sr.inf, but got the message that I needed the service pac 3 files and I must have done something wrong there because when entered the path to SP flies and I clicked ok nothing happened..
I found this in a sr.inf notepad, then I went into the reg.
But when I looked in reg in HKEY_LOCAL_system,services,sr, parameters, reg_dword DontBacklup value is set to 0. This seems correct to me but this is... Read more
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I ran a system restore without creating restore points. The computer will start up but after a minute I get a blue screen. The screen tells me to restart my computer to fix the problem and if that doesn't work, other options.
I don't know much about computers/operating systems and I don't want to make this worse. Is there anyway to do "undo" a system restore? I know I can't do it in safe mode or in normal mode (it does not give me an "undo" option, let alone, restore points). I'm running Vista, 64 bit.
Thanks in advance for your help
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I've neglected this problem for too long and I would like to get it resolved.
My sys restore is not saving ANY restore points, except for the very last one that is an auto one created by Win7. If I manually create one, it will appear in the list for the time being, but if I shut down or restart the computer, it will not be there the next time I check. I'm running Win 7 64 pro . I have restore set to ON for the drive and have the space set to 15 gb . Any help would be appreciated .
It sounds like something you have in auto startup might be deleting restore points.
The first thing i would do is manually create a restore point.
Don't run any cleanup utilities before restarting.
Then restart the PC in Safe Mode and see if the restore point is still there.
I tap the F8 key when the PC is booting to select Safe Mode when i want it.