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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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Hello, I've had this problem forever now.

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

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

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

Does anyone know how I can fix this?
 

A:Cannot Create Restore Point in System Restore

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Hello, TechSupportForum,

On my Desktop, with Win XP Home SP2,
I want to create a System Restore point before I install some software.

I go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > System Restore
and a window pops up saying:
"System Restore is not able to protect your computer.
Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again."

I restarted it, and the same happens.

In System Properties, when I click the System Restore tab, a window pops up that says:
"Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please tell Microsoft about this problem..."

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Mark53

A:Help, please: I cannot CREATE a System Restore point.

FIRST, you give us some decent info as outlined here -> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ng-271086.html and then we can help.

Thx


:)



edit: perhaps this sounded harsh - take it this way. There are configurations and such that will NOT support System Restore.


So, people helping need to know virtually EVERYTHING about how you are set up to help.

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My PC started booting up to the starting Win XP screen then restarting today. Used the 'start from last know good settings' option and started fine.
I deleted my system restore points by turning off system restore then turning it on again, but I don't have the "create new restore point" radio button on my System Restore tab in System tools.

Any ideas might be wrong? I'm running Malware Bytes scan now.

Thanks!
Bob

A:can't create new system restore point

Welcome to BC Beast3, I think it could be a number of things. First, make sure you are logged in as admin.The System Restore Service may not be running Open Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, and then click Services and Applications. Click Services, and double-click System Restore Services from the list. Verify the service is started and running. If not, under Service status, click Start and change the startup type to Automatic. May not have enough space left based on the settingsBy default I think system restore turns off if there is less than 50Mb s of free space on the drive being monitored. Hope this helps. BWOh... and you can use some more advanced options by using the command prompt, just Google system restore in XP.

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When I try to create a system restore point, the computer says that it cannot create the restore point and suggests restarting my computer and trying again. This does not work. I suspect that the problem started after I added an additional (larger) hard drive to my PC and made it the system disk. The new disk is drive letter C: and the older, smaller disk is drive F: When I check the system restore settings, it thinks that the old drive F: is the system disk. Is there a way to fix my system restore?

Cathy

A:Cannot Create A System Restore Point

Hi catsews, welcome to BC.See the article below to configure system restore on individual drives:How the System Restore Utility Uses Drive Letters

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Hello -

I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) from Vista Home Premium about a month ago and I really like it. I had a minor DVD driver problem but got that solved. But for some reason it hasn't created a system restore point since 25 November. When I try to manually create one I get the following error message:

"The restore point could not be created for the following reason: The shadow copy provider had an error. Check the System and Application event logs for more information (0x80042306). Please try again."​
I looked in the log and couldn't find anything, although that's about as far as I could go; I frankly wasn't sure what I was looking for. I checked the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider in Services. It says it's started and the startup type is manual. Just to try I changed the startup type to automatic, stopped and re-started the service, then tried again. No luck.

Any help?

Thanks.

ChicagoIrish
 

A:Can't Create System Restore Point

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I cant create a system restore point. I looked up youtube tutorial  about it,  it said go to services and change your microsoft shadow something to automatic ,  and that method still didnt fix it. 
 
how do I resolve this?   this is what it says " the creation of a shadow copy timed out. try again. 0x81000101

A:I can't create a system restore point. ???

Please see this topic from Microsoft.

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Hi I am trying to create a restore point and I keep getting the message that a restore point can not be made to reboot and try again but it doesn't work.

Also, if I am surfing the net too much or refreshing the page I get the message that ie has encountered and problem and will now close.

I have run mbam, I have done a complete system scan with antivirus and nothing is coming up.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot create system restore point

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner. Restore/Enable System Restore - #278 on the left.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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Went thru all of Windows 7 suggestions. None work. If I restore it can only be for today or last December.

I think I have IE 10 now - Also think I got hijacked by Bing. Or, Yahoo.

Google is enabled but no matter what I do, I can't get it to reappear. Yahoo! for example keeps showing 'get' errors and then freezes, Etc. Have been thru every site's helpful hints.

I ran Bit Defender - I may have manually deleted essential cookies.

The only way out is to create a system restore date for two week ago.

Please help. lol
 

A:Can't create my own system restore point

please only post the same problem once
 

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

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

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

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Even the helpers on the HijackThis forum werent able to find a solution. After going through a short process, we found out that I had some sort of virus in my System Restore registry. However, we did manage to get rid of it and my PC is completely clean now - many scans have returned results of no infections whatsoever. I told them that my SR was still not working (doesnt let me create a restore point) and they led me to the windows/Microsoft website where they had a step by step guide on resolving the issue. After doing it just as specified, I am still unable to create one. The member told me to bring this up here and see if anyone here has a solution. Please keep in mind I have already tried the step from Microsoft how it says to go into safe mode and flick a few options and delete a certain file and it did not work. The error message I keep getting is "Unable to create a restore point. Please restart your PC and run System Restore again". Of course, restarting does nothing. Anyone got any solution to this? I will be highly grateful. THANKS!

A:Unable to create a System Restore Point!!!

hello ,

give me a few min. to check i think i have what you need to fix this but i have to find it scan it then post it for you

mike

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Been trying for about 3 days to create a restore point but the same message keeps popping up.


"A volume shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the application even log for more information."

I currently have no access to Internet on my laptop and Windows 7 mysteriously reverted to a Windows 97 with VERY limited access. Currently using my phone.

Please help, I'm not a computer geek but I try my best at understanding.

A:Cannot create system restore point (0x80042302)

Hello and welcome Casus mate have you got that machine backed up - data wise??
You might try these in safe mode if necessary

Run as admin a sfc and chkdsk from the command prompt - type in

"sfc /scannow"

and

'chkdsk C: /f /r"

don't include the quotation marks make sure you leave spaces between the commands
ie C;[space] /f [space]/r

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I want to create system restore points everyday or every times the computer start...Does anybody know how to do it?

A:How to create a system restore point automatically?

Have you checked the sytem restore tutorials?

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I just got done making a clean install on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a SSD drive. Then I noticed that whenever I was doing a System Update, it would try to create a restore point for many minutes and then give up and proceed with the update. Well, the bottom line is, I can't create a system restore point. I've basically tried everything that I could find on the subject: 1. Made sure that Task Scheduler and Volume Shadow Copy services were on Auto and turned on; 2. Turned System Restore off in the System Protection tab, rebooted, and then re-enabled it on the C; 3. Ran sfc /scannow which gave the system a clean bill of health; 4. Tried using Macrium to make an image, which did nothing. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

BTW, the error message that I get after a failed attempt to create a Restore Point is: The creation of shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101)

A:Windows 7 Cannot create System Restore Point

You haven't filled in the rest of your system specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

This happened to me whenever I had the ASRock XFast USB utility installed. Try uninstalling that.

Another example of these "booster" programs is ASUS' "USB 3.0 Boost"

But if you don't have those kinds of board, but have any kind of "USB turbo-boosters" installed, you still should remove it. They don't get along well with the Volume Shadow Copy service.

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Can't find how to manually create a system restore point

A:How manually create a system restore point

OK - found it under System Properties - System Protection

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Was reading this tutorial: Restore Point Automatic Creation - Disable in Windows

And it says that "
System Restore in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days."

If I want to change this to the last 2 days is this possible?

A:Automatically Create System Restore Point Every Other Day

If I want to change this to the last 2 days is this possible?



Why?

Are you working under the assumption that System Restore makes a complete backup of your install, so that if anything bad happens, you can restore to an earlier date? Because, if you are -- that is incorrect.

What System Restore does is restore the Operating System, not your install. It does this by saving off system files before they are updated by Windows Update. So, when you use a Restore Point, all it really does is overwrite the existing Operating System files with the old copies that it saved earlier.

System Restore does not save, nor does it restore, user data.

If you want to save an image of your setup, it would be better to use something like Macrium Reflect.

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I Will Upload The Screenshots

I Tried This Method Too But No Help

Boot into Safe Mode without networking.
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the Repository folder to Repositoryold.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).

A:Can't Create a System Restore Point and Backup

Make sure that the VSS service isn't disabled

Changing the startup type of the VSS service and rebooting can often resolve issues.

Right click on 'My Computer'.
Select 'Manage'.
Select the 'Services' tree node.
Right click on 'Volume Shadow Copy'
Select Properties
Change the startup type to 'Automatic'

Sometimes re-registering VSS core components can fix errors. Copy the following commands to Notepad and save the file with a ‘.bat’ extension. Run the .bat file by opening a command prompt and entering the .bat file name.

cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
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
vssvc /register
net start swprv
net start vss

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I try creating a restore point in Vista, but it wouldn't allow me, it gave me a message. I'm using operating system Windows Vista Business 32-bit and also I have dual-boot . I have Windows XP Media Center. I get this message:


Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason:
The request is not supported. (0x80070032)

A:Couldn't create a system restore point in Vista

Hi Chow2rich,

This happens if the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled.

This tutorial will show you how to Start and set these services to Automatic.

Services


If you have problems, then this link will help show you how to fix this.

Error 0x80070032 when creating a System Restore point in Windows Vista


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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As the title says,
i have read several times now that system restore creates a daily automatic restore point,
i had a script to do this in 7 and i added it to win 8 ,now im thinking i dont need it.

i would guess it does it at start up, but does anyone have more info on this,

having looked at the restore points going back to the 6th when i first got this laptop i dont see any instant restore points that look to have been created automatically(daily), and i dont see points for each software installed either (i read it does this also)
as its a new laptop i have installed quite a few things and there ought to be quite a few restore points if this is the case.
anyone got an idiots guide that explains it,

folks on other sites are giving tutorials about system restore points and mention the daily automatic restore point but no more info, i would think its quite important info to have

A:When does system restore create the daily automatic point

System restore does not create on a daily basis. Restore point is usually created when:
Certain Windows Updates that effect Windows functionality and restore point will be created as needed in which case you'll see multiple restore points in one day and none on other.Install 3rd party software, drivers depending on how they set up their installer package in which case they'll automatically create a restore point so that if there's a problem after installation, you can then roll back to the previous state.Manually create restore pointSoftware that modifying your system registry in which case they'll prompt you whether you want to create a restore point before proceeding.

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I currently can't make a system image or restore point.

The error I receive for the system image attempt is:

The backup failed.

Windows Backup timed-out before the shared protection point was created. (0x80780021)

Additional Information:
The creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101)

When I attempt a restore point it gives me the (0x81000101) error.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to create system image or restore point

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fr0gger


I currently can't make a system image or restore point.

The error I receive for the system image attempt is:

The backup failed.

Windows Backup timed-out before the shared protection point was created. (0x80780021)

Additional Information:
The creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101)

When I attempt a restore point it gives me the (0x81000101) error.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


How large is your backup drive?

I have a 500gb hd and 50gb backup. You should have at least 40 gb or more.

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Hi there! I am looking for some good advice. I have a 32 bit Home Basic version of Vista and am having a problem since I installed Earthlink Accelerator. I have had 3 extensive chat sessions with their techs and still can't get it to work and now cannot uninstall it either as there is a file missing. I have a new disk from them to re-install but it won't install the program as it says I already have a version installed (yes, but it is defective!) I have tried to get rid of it using System Restore, but don't have a restore point older than when I installed it (1/30). Can anyone tell me how to manually create a restore point older than 30 days? I have plenty of available space. Thanks! czgator

A:How to create system restore point older than 30 days

You cannot create a restore point further back, you can create one now, or you can restore one previously created either manually or through an automatic checkpoint- You can maunally remove the program if it was installed with the Windows Installer using the uninstaller, or you can remove the program's registry enties through regedit, or you can try to repair Windows, or re-install Windows, and then create your own recovery disk with all data/programs/settings for quick re-install in the future.

Vista Backup Recovery Disks
Repair Install For Vista
Windows Installer Cleanup

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I am a novice geek . I would like to be able to put in a task schedule with automatically creates a system restore point daily at a preset time. Tried going through Task Scheduler; but did not work! Would appreciate detailed instruction with screen shots from anyone. Thanks very much.
 

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System Restore point manual create is okay, automatic create is not okay....need help.

I noticed that restore points are not being created upon updates nor being created when a program calls System Restore Point being created.
I can manual create restore points okay.

Any ideas what to check.
Volume Shadow Copy and Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider are Running Automatic.

After update 1511 to 1607 on Nov 25th, I noticed Disable System Protection was tick'd.
I tick'd Turn on system protection and manually created System Restore points okay.

Now, I've noticed restore points are not being created upon updates nor being created when a program calls System Restore Point being created.

?

A:System restore point automatic create not working....need help.

I understand you already previously enabled it.
Did you use the slide to set the desired amount of space to use?

Do you have enough free space on all of your disks?

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I have been working with Bloopie on removing malware and cleaning up the computer and we have reached a point in our conversation where he can no longer help me and told me to post here for additional help.
 
This is our thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/540686/wireless-internet-only-works-in-safe-mode-microsoft-security-center-wont-work/
 
To save you time, basically we cleaned out the computer of malware and now we can not seem to get the computer to create new restore points.
 
Any suggestions on how to get this working without having to wipe the system clean?

A:Removed Malware and now can't create system restore point

Might try Fred Langa's No-reformat reinstall. It's a nondestructive Windows reinstall that completely refreshes the operating system but retains your user accounts, data, passwords, and/or installed programs. Here's a link to his Win7's no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall. The process for Vista is nearly identical.

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Since Windows 8 is not creating System Restore points, apparently because I have a dual boot Windows 8 / Windows 7 setup, I'd like to schedule one every 3-4 days or so.

Is there any way to run system restore from Command line or batch file or Powershell? If so then I could schedule it to run when I want.

A:Can you create a System Restore point from a batch file or

Seek and ye shall find!

I found this after starting this thread: Use PowerShell to Back Up System State Prior to Making Changes

So this will work in a PowerShell script: Checkpoint-Computer -Description "Periodic restore point"

Only one can be created in 24 hours though.

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My computer (XP Home) is in a real mess, and I want to go back to better days with System Restore, ideally several weeks before various nightmares happened. But when I look for an earlier restore point there's only today's date. Is it possible for me to create a date for, say, a month ago? And if I manage to do this what programs or documents will I lose?

Please phrase your response for a non-techie. Thanks.

Angus
 

A:Solved: How to create a RESTORE POINT in XP's STSTEM RESTORE?

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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

A:Auto-Create System Restore Points

Thanks Ted this will be great.
Jerry

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A:any programs to auto create system restore points?

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.

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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.
 

A:no restore points and can't create restore point

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 Hi .... When I try and manually create a restore point in Vista I get the following error message:


 
Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason:
Cannot create a file when that file already exists (0X800700B7)
 
Coincidently this problem started when the last automatic restore point was created on Oct 26, 2008. Since then no other automatic restore points have been created and I can't create one manually either. Its almost as if the restore point creation process is stuck in constant write mode and won't create a new one automatically or manually.
 
This error message occurs whether VSSCOPY service is running or not. I have all the required system restore files or dlls in system 32. I have also eliminated any possibility of it being caused by another program since the automatic restore point creation process worked fine up until Oct 26, 2008. 
 
The following is the current content of my ONLY system restore registry key:
 
"hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\systemrestore" and its values are:
 
firstrun                       regdword     0x00000000 (0)
lastindex                    regdword     0X000000BB (187)
rpglobalinterval            regdword     0x00015180 (86400)
rplifeinterval                regdword      0xffffff (4294967295)
rpsessioninterval         regdword      0x00000001 (1)
 
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A:Re: Cannot create a Restore Point or Restore to a previous one

 
Hi Ray, to troubleshoot the issue, I suggest we first perform the following steps:
 
Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe)
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1.       Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
To determine which files could not be repaired by the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
1.       Open an elevated command prompt.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
findstr /C:"[SR] Cannot repair member file" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
Note The Sfcdetails.txt file contains details from every time that the System File Checker tool has been run on the computer. The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. Verify the date and time entries to determine the problem files that were found the last time that you ran the System File Checker tool.
3.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
edit sfcdetails.txt
The Sfcdetails.txt file uses the following format:
Date/Time SFC detail
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Hi there
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
default.
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 ??
Should I uninstall it ? Would that sol... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

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

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

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

Jerry

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

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

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

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

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

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

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

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

-Michael

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Hi guys,

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

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

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

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


Thanks.

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

Hi -

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

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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

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

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

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

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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

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

when I press ok nothing happens

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Hello everyone,

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

Os i have: xp sp3

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

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

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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