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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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Last week I was using my web cam on Skype and could not get the video. I finally attempted to shut down and restart thinking that may help. My PC would not shut down, just froze. So I did a hard shutdown (Holding the off button until the computer shut down). After several moments, I turned the PC back on. When I did, my profile had reverted back to some previous point in time since my favorites were gone and all e-mail in Outlook Express was also gone. My wife and daughter's profiles were fine. I tried to system restore in Windows to several dates and times prior to this happening however, every attempt to restore has failed. It will not complete. Any ideas as to how I might get settings, e-mails and documents back the way they were prior to this? Thanks very much

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  I originally had Microsoft Security Essentials for 6 months now.  I had it programed to scan everyday.  All of a sudden everything is removed from icon task bar (I'm sure if that is what it is called)  and I can no longer access those programs even from the start menu which included MSE.  My system restore will not respond.  I keep getting this pop up:  loadmoney.txt - notepad.  I have tried safe mode with networking and I still cannot download anything except Dr. Web's Cure it.  What are my options?  I am running Windows XP  with service pack 3. 
 
I have recently found that Spyhunter4 was able to download and detected 327 problems, which included some antivirus blocking rules.  If I purchase their product will they be able to fix the issues I am having.  I don't want to purchase a product that I am not sure whether that will fix the problem.
 
Well, spyhunter gives me the option to pay with paypal, but when I select paypal there is an error and I don't think that it would be safe to give my creditcard in formation right now.
 
Also I have problems deleting Files or Folders.  It says Acess denied, make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently protected.

Answer:CANNOT INSTALL ANY VIRUS PROTECTION AND SYSTEM RESTORE IS NOT WORKING

G'day cryss962,
I would steer clear of spyhunter 4...it is distributed by enigma software which has a poor rating according to WOT.....it rates the site as misleading and unethical and spammy.
 
Run the following for me and see what we can do..... if you are unable to download any of these tools please let me know.
 
 
 
Download  MiniToolBox MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Checkmark the following boxes:
•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files
 
Please Close Firefox before using this tool
 
Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).
 
 
Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.
Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.
Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and... Read more

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Hello,
 
I have recently successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.
 
However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.
 
I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned :D/ drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.
 
So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system cannot fin... Read more

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Hello,

I have recently just successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.

However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.

I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned / drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.

So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system ca... Read more

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Hello,
 
I have recently successfully cloned my Old primary 1TB Western Digital HDD onto my new 1TB Samsung EVO SSD to increase hard drive performance to give it a quick boot up and to enable Windows and my programs to load a lot quicker and perform better with multi tasking. My laptop is one of the bigger 17inch Acer models which comes with two hard drive bays. So once I had wiped my older WD HDD I then inserted a new 2 TB Seagate hard drive into the second bay to be able to store it for personal and media files, and any other imprtant data, to keep it the SSD as the primary hard drive and just for OS and programs only. My system runs the Windows 8.1 OS and is 64 bit.
 
However, I wanted to create a restore point and upon doing so, I found that System protection was turned off for all my both my hard drives.
 
I thought I had managed to somehow enable system protection on my C:/ Dive (including the partioned :D/ drive on the same hard drive) on my SSD, and yet though it shows them enabled, it shows the word missing next to them, and I am assuming this is telling me the previous restores are missing; whether as a result of cloning I don't know. The other weird thing is further up the properties page it also shows the C\ and D:\ Drive but turned off.
 
So I thought I would try increasing the disk space usage, since it was showing it at 0, and it would allow me to do so and returned the message: 'There was an unexpected error in the property page: The system... Read more

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

Answer:System Restore Not Working xp home

Imagine that, another restore problem. I have had a boatload of problems with XP. Anyway, try to restore to a point before the one you tried just then (sorry I can't give you anything better, but SystemRestore has never worked for me at all, it has been downright destructive to me. :4-angerma )

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OS= XP home, SP2, Norton Systemworks 2005, Norton Personal Firewall 2005, I also have various adware/spyware products recommended in another MG forum post on my computer. Thought I would give the above information right off so you can help me better..
I have searched on here for my problem and have found bits and pieces but nothing specific to my specific problem.
I can not do a System Restore at all on my computer when I try it goes through the motions even to the point of shutting down and rebooting but once it boots back up it says unable to create a restore point nothing was changed etc.. What is happening to cause this? Again i use Windows XP home for my OS.
I do know I can use the Norton Go Back which I did have installed on my computer at one time about a month ago but I had to uninstall that because it was creating a conflict with a photo editing software program I use frequently. So, now I am stuck with not being able to do a system restore at all because the Windows System Restore will not work. I have even tried disabling System Restore shutting down and booting back up and then enabling system restore still no go still get the same error message that can't create a restore point and nothing was changed etc.... I have tried different dates and still can't do a system restore.
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Answer:System Restore not working OS = XP home

D:\> Format C:
 

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When i click undo changes with system restore, I get a pop-up box headed restrui.exe entry point not found - the procedure entry point remote assistance prepare system restore could not be located in the dynamic link library WINSTA.DLLAny suggestions please???

Answer:System Restore Not Working in XP Home

Go to C:\WINDOWS\infFind: sr.infRight click, Install.Then try again.

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More often than not when I try to use system restore, it tells me the system could not be restored to the required point. The XP installation is kept fully updated?

Answer:System restore XP home not working

What does SR tell you fully?Any error codes?

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Please help!!! Pics included to explain the situation
Basically after installing some new software for my phone my windows 7 laptop crashed - it flashes a blue screen and restarts on boot up I can get to image 1 page to try a system repair
But then I need to enable system protection.. Image 2
Is there any way I can do this through a command prompt??
Thank you in advance!!!

Answer:Enable system protection to preform system restore

Sorry images didnt upload???

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Hi, I defragged my registry (castigate me later, please), and well, my system crashed. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on a Lenovo laptop, and on startup, I get a blue screen claiming that the OS couldn't boot, and the option to try a system repair. After analysis, it says that it can't repair the system automatically, and offers more advanced options. I can try a system restore, but after selecting a restore point (clearly the one created before defragging the registry), system restore says that I must enable system protection on the drive. I don't remember disabling it, and I don't know how to enable it without access to the desktop.
From those same advanced recovery options, I can use a system image recovery (don't have an image to recover from), the windows memory diagnostic (it claims there's no memory error), or the command prompt. I know very little about using the command prompt, but I can open the task manager at least, though not explorer.exe or msconfig.exe (the prompt claims they're invalid commands).
I've tried booting in safe mode, with the last known good configuration, with boot logging, and everything else from that menu, as well as a Windows 7 recovery disc (though I believe this disc just provides the same options as those installed on the laptop.
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Answer:System Restore - Enabling System Protection

right click my computer/properties/advanced system settings/system protection/ high light your drive, click configure,now click( restore system settings and previous versions of files)
OK and exit

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Hi Everyone

I went on my laptop this morning and it said I needed to run a system restore. Unfortunately when I try to it says I need to enable system protection on my C drive. I've been searching the web for a solution for the past couple of hours and it seems like quite a common problem. However I've tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I'm not the most computer literate so some of the suggested didn't make the most sense. If anyone has any suggestions to help the matter it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:How do I enable system protection for system restore?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

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My Toshiba Notebook (x64) (running Windows 7) has stopped being able to open/run programs. I've been using safe mode to try and find a cure, and safe mode works fine. I ran a few antivirus programs that detected a few things, but none of them solved this issue. Using System Restore seems to be the only thing I can really do, but I've been having some troubles with it.

Only one System Restore point shows up, and it's only from a few days ago, which isn't far back enough to fix my problem (I've already tried restoring it to that point). There are no other options as you can see here and here.

I tried to create my own restore point, but ran into some problems. When I go into "System" the "System Protection" option is missing. I only have these three options:

When I use the search bar to find it instead, "Create a restore point" comes up, but when I click and it opens System Properties, the "System Protection" tab is missing.

When I looked it up, someone had suggested running Regedit and checking HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore\DisableSR but I couldn't get that far.

If anyone could help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Troubles with System Restore/System Protection

Hello esu and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you verified that System Protection is turned on? (If it is, try turning it off, restarting the computer, turning it back on, and restarting the computer one more time.)

System Protection - Turn On or Off

See if you can manually create a restore point.

System Restore Point - Create

If not, your computer may have damaged or corrupt sytem files. Try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and make sure to reboot the computer immediately after each of the scans.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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ok after doing this : Windows Anytime Upgrade couldn't create a restore point?? - Windows 7 Forums (if u read from page 1-2)

i have figured the problem is something to do with windows updates, ive got no idea which update is causing this problem. does anybody know any windows updates that could possibly cause sytem restore/ the vss writers to stop functioning properly????
appericate the help

Answer:Windows update has caused error0x80042318 in system restore/protection

Please run teh following commands in an Elevated Command Prompt window, and post the results.

NET START VSS
SC QC VSS
SC QUERYEX VSS
VSSADMIN LIST WRITERS


Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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I turned off System Protection and when I did a windows update I thought I saw a message that said "creating restore point". I checked and it did turn it back on. That is annoying. I want it to be off permanently.

suggestions?

i forgot, i triple boot the following:

win xp pro 32 bit
vista business 64bit
windows 7 pro 64bit

Answer:Disabled System Restore/Protection, windows update turns it back on

Windows Update always does the Creating Restore Point regardless if it is off. It does not turn it back on ever.

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I've tried to open System Protection in System in the Control Panel but it will not work. It gives an error of 0x81000203. I've rebooted and attempted but get the same thing each time.

Answer:System Protection not working in System Control Panel

Follow instructions on this page error code 0x81000203__ - Microsoft Community

Scroll to the 2nd answer by Meghmala

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Hi,
I wanted to start system restore. The window shows: to create a restore point

open System Protection.

When this link is clicked, the System Properties dialog is opened by

SystemPropertiesProtection.exe

But the Tabs "System Protection" and "Remote" are missing in this dialog.

Something is wrong with the installation, but I cannot do new clean installation as many software is installed upon the platform. I have mounted the Vista installation DVD with "GImageX", but I do not know which files or Registry Entries I have to extract.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help.

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My system Dell Dimension 2400 will not hold any restore points I manually created one on the 8thJan now even that has dissappeared. I have not turned system restore off in that time and I have also checked in system properties/system restore tab that it is enabled and it is set to the max 12% on the slidebar. Anyone out there have any ideas as to why?

Answer:System Restore in Windows Home XP

This is because System Restore removes the old "restore points" so that there is room for the new ones!! Nothing you can do I am afraid!!

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I installed a new hard drive on my PC. I copied the files from the old drive to the new one.Now the program System Restore is no longer working. When I select Control panel > System Properties > System Restore tab, I am kicked out and get the RUNDLL dialog box with the message ? An exception occurred while trying to run ?C:\WINDOWS|System32\Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL?C:\ WINDOWS|System32\sysdm.cpl?,System?Clicking on the message closes the dialog box and the System PropertiesMy operating system is Windows Xp SP2 (Home dition)Can anybody tell me how I can fix this ?

Answer:Windows XP Home SP2 System Restore

Try running a system file scan. Start/Type sfc /scannow (Watch the space between sfc and scannow) You will need your XP CD

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This feature has stopped working on all 3 of my computers. Nothing else ( viruses,Error messages,etc comes up as a reason)any clues?? thanks......
 

Answer:system restore for windows xp home

I have seen this before...dont know why BUT you can get it workig again by first turning it off ...then turn it back on and create a restore point and test it..it should be working
 

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I am unable to restore to a restore point. I am used to using the restore facility on ME, but this is the first time that I have tried to use it on XP. I have consulted the Microsoft Knowledge Base but following the information on there, the settings are correct and it should be working. I must be doing somthing wrong, but what?

Answer:System Restore on Windows XP Home

If all your settings are correct, then your only other option is this::Insert the win XP cd whilst your in windows then click exit when the installation wizard starts. Now click start>>run and type this sfc /scannow (note the space between then "C and /" then hit ok. This process will restore any missing files and should rectify your issue.. If not report back..

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as I am typinimg this my cursor will jump see where the mn is typing. Can you tell me what to do besides system restore as I have way to many fiples to back (see the p) It just started doing this around 2-3 maybe 4 days ago.... Can anyone help me> Thanks for your time/
 

Answer:Windows XP Home Edition Please Help do not me use system restore

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Hello majorgeeks. I've had this problem with my pc constantly freezing up and recently my internet connection went limited for some reason (when i try to look up the status of my internet connection it shows my physical address, ip adress, subnet mask and nothing beyond that point and i don't know where the problem is. So yesterday i tried using system restore but my pc froze in the middle of the restoration process so i rebooted my pc and now when i go to system restore's calendar it's all empty, not one day even exists on there. Also some functions like "search" don't work. Can i do something to fix this? Can i repair windows somehow?(i do have the windows cd).

THANK YOU!!!
 

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I get the following message when I try to do a System Restore:

System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and the run System Restore again.

I tried that but restarting did not correct the problem. Anyone have any possible reasons and/or solutions, please?

Thank You,
chilady2900
 

Answer:System Restore Problem - Windows XP- Home

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Hello,
I've got a unique problem as System Restore does not work on my new HP laptop. Here's what happens:
I pick a restore point and all looks well until it's re-booted and then I get the following error message: "System Restore failed to extract the original copy of the directory from the restore point. Source: %Systemroot%\registration Destination: ComplusStaging"
I've tried deleting all restore points, running from a normal Windows sign in as well as "Safe" mode and using the F8 key (tapping during boot) and running it from the new "repair" facility. It will create a restore point but this problem happens when you try to use the restore point.
It's been suggested from HP tech-support (questionable answers) that this computer has this problem because the version of Windows was from an upgrade for Windows 7 not an original install yet I bought this computer refurbished from ECOST as advertised with Windows 7 O.S. If I thought it had a previous O.S. of course I wouldn't have bought it.
Any suggestions?
Thanks!
jnulr

Answer:Windows 7 System Restore problem - System Restore failed to extract the original copy

Please try this and see if it helps:
Disable AntiVirus and Firewall temporarily.
Type Services in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running and set on Automatic. If the Status of System Restore Service is not Started, Start it. Also set it on Automatic if it is not. A reboot may be required. Reconfirm.
Run System File checker ie Run sfc /scannow. Reboot when asked.
Now try ...

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

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

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

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

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

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

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Hello to all,

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

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

Thanks so much in advance! -Aaron

Answer:System Restore and System Refresh not working completely!

Hi awrontherise,

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

Repair Install Windows 8

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

Clean Install - Windows 8

Good luck.

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

I have built 11 computers, all containing the EXACT same hardware and software. I install windows 7(64bit), all the drivers for each component, and activated the copy of windows. The pc will run completely fine running any program I ask it to. The problem does not happen until I reboot the computer, now this is not always on the first reboot. These computers could last a few days and then I reboot and it all breaks. When I randomly reboot the system it will boot up showing problems and asking for a system restore. So I do the system restore and reinstall a few drivers and the same problem will persist.
I eventually get fed up with the whole process and decide to completely reinstall Windows thinking maybe I could have done something wrong(been doing this for 15 years no problem but it happens). After a completely random(as far as I can tell) amount of time and reboots the system will do it again. I am completely stumped on this issue and could really use the help. I have managed to get 2 working for a few weeks now but they hard bent cpu pins from the factory and I straightened them out. The other ones I have checked and they are fine(so it seems).
The System is running an ASUS P8Z77-v PRO motherboard, EVGA Nvidia 650 TI graphics card, i7-3770 CPU(may be an... Read more

Answer:System Working fine but reboots to system restore

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

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

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My current PC a Dell XPS400 2.8GHz Dual Core,3GB's DDR2 RAM O/S WindowsXP MCE2005 has Microsoft Security Essentials virus protection . My previous system a P3 750MHz 256MB's SDRAM O/S WindowsMe had Norton Security Suite installed ,sorry cant remember what version. Anyway on both PC's when ever I would try using the System Restore Utility on either system the out come would end up being the same . I would recieve a error on my anti-virus stating ("the virus scannig data base could not be located") You would think both of these Anti-Virus providers would test their product using all of Windows built in utilities before releasing them to the public? Can anyone explain why this happens and how to insure should I need to use system restore that I will not lose my anti-virus ability to protect my system! I apoligize for the long winded post and thank everyone that replies to my ?'s ! Thanks Very Much, Nick

Answer:system restore and virus protection ?

Both of those anti-virus programs are not that good. You may want to try Avast Free and get it to do a bootscan on reboot and move all it finds to the chest. Avast is a much better protection all around and yes...FREE.If you decide to keep Avast, be sure to use the norton uninstaller from their website so that it cleans that junk out of the registry or no other anti-virus or firewall will work properly.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Platform: Windows 7 Home, SP 1
 
I have two drives: C & D. C is used for the OS plus those programs that can only be installed on C. D is for my data and those programs that can be installed on any drive. I have some questions about "System Protection" configuration in the System Properties dialog box.
 
(1) "Protection" is "on" for the C drive and "off" for the D drive. Should I turn protection on for D? What guidelines should I use to make this decision?
 
(2) Max usage for C's system protection is 10% (11.6 GB) Currently there are 2 restore points consuming 10.6 GB. This makes me think I should increase the max usage to allow more restore points. Any guidelines on how to make this decision?
 
Thank you.

Answer:System protection (restore) questions

Personally, I don't use system restore. While it's great when it works, I've seen it fail when most needed too many times over the years. Instead I use (and recommend) backing up via disc imaging software on a regular basis.
 
However, to answer your question... whether or not you use system restore on both drives / partitions is entirely up to you. No guidelines. Here is all the info you need on system restore: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/system-restore-frequently-asked-questions.
 
Less space means fewer restore points (and vice versa). Again, a personal decision.

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hi all,

My system protection system restore function is not working. The options in the system protection tab are greyed out.



The service starts and then stops. This is affecting installing and uninstalling programs. Most programs attempt to do a system restore before installing or uninstalling and they will just hang until the system restore feature gives up.

The event viewer is giving these errors:



I wonder if it has something to do with x64 ? Should the image path in regedit be set to the vss in syswow64 or system32?

Thanks for any help you can give.

fatherb

Answer:System Restore Not Working - Windows 7 x64

Go to Start > Run,. and type services.msc.

Scroll down until you see Volume Shadow copy and make sue it'd stated

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Upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista.
Can't get System Restore to work. Nor did it work in Vista.
The last 2 windows reads: "The shadow copy provider had an error. Check the System & Application event logs for more information (0x80042306)"

Next: S.R. Window. There was an unexpected error:
Catastrophic failure (0x8000 FFFF).
Can anyone help???

Answer:System Restore not working - Windows 7

This site might be of some help.
0x8000FFFF "Catastrophic failure" Message with SQL Server ODBC Driver

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I have Windows XP Professional and the System Restore has stopped working. When I try to use it, all I get is a blank white page with "System Restore" at the top. Is there a Microsoft "fix it" tool for this to repair the System Restore?
 

Answer:System Restore not working in Windows XP

Haven't found a Fixit tool, here are some manual solutions;

First Try:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=831430

Else:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/srblank.htm
 

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I haven't used my System Restore in some time, however I tried using it tonight because I downloaded a registry script that was "supposed" to speed up my Windows 10, however it seems to have slowed down things.
- So I ran the System Restore.- First thing I noticed that was odd was that there was only ONE restore point there and I have my disk usage for restore points set up quite high, so there should have been more than just one restore point and it was three days ago. Anyway, I ran the Restore and was expecting everything to go fine, but it did not.- I noticed it was not finishing in the usual 5-10 minutes.
- I decided to let it run for a half hour but it would not finish.- It said "Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored...System Restore is initializing".- It stayed with exactly this wording the whole 30 minutes.- Then when I restarted the computer it said: "System Restore did not complete successfully.- Your computer files and settings were not changed."- Details: "The System Restore is still in progress and did not complete".
- So I went looking all over Google for posts on fixing System Restore when it is not working right.- I tried MANY things.- I wish I kept a list of what I tried, but from memory I ran a scannow and it did say it found some corrupted files, but could not fix them all.- It said in one post to try a different restore point, but as I said I only had one, so could not do that.- I... Read more

Answer:System Restore Not Working in Windows 10

Please see if you have tried everything here - System Restore not working in Windows 10/8/7

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My System Restore is not working on my Dell Dimension 9100 XP.

Last weekend, I did a factory reset, as I plan on giving this computer to my stepmother...My system was running slow and it was time for a clean slate. Worth noting, the System Restore was not working, prior to the factory reset and I was thinking/hoping the reset might fix that problem.

So, I "reset" the computer, removed all the crap-ware and made a few other settings for better performance and the thing runs great!

In any case, the only reason I discovered the system restore is "still" not working is because I screwed up something on my external hard drive (Seagate 1TB) which resulted in losing many files. In that case, I accidentally moved a folder into/onto another folder...This was a No-No and some error message popped up with no option to revert, so, subsequently, I lost all my pictures, video & music. From reading another forum, someone suggested that doing a System Restore would solve the problem.

I have been through the Microsoft Site Troubleshooting steps for issues when you try to use the System Restore tool in Windows XP and went through every step...Everything is set up properly, but the system fails to restore to any previous point.

Question 1 - Would a "normally functioning" System Restore, restore both the C-Drive and the External Drive? (FYI, both drives are being monitored)

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Answer:System Restore Not Working - Windows XP

As far as I'm aware System restore doesn't restore personal files and anything on the external's. So it's likely that system restore is working fine.

Tuneup utilities has something called undelete and may be able to recover some of your files but unfortunately it's shareware. As it works on the basis of even if you have deleted something, traces will be left behind and so the program will try and recover it. But thats only if you haven't used the drive later on as those traces may be overwritten by other data and so lost/replaced. I try and lookup to see if there are any freeware and alternative programs you can use. Others here probably know more than I do here actually lol but I see what I can find.

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We recently found a trojan (Trojan.fakeAV) in this computer that Norton 360 successfully removed (I hope). While trying to figure out what was going on, we attempted system restore several times without success. None of the restore points would work. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows XP System Restore Not Working

Hello Malwarebytes' site lists this infection:http://www.malwarebytes.org/malwarenet.php...e=Trojan.FakeAVHow to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computerPosted by Grinler on February 16, 2010 (includes link to download, AND a "Troubleshoot" section)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...alware-tutorialAfter scanning with Malwarebytes', please reply back, and include (copy/paste) the ENTIRE CONTENTS of the scan results log. only trained members of the following groups: Malware Response Team, Malware Study Hall Senior, Moderators or Administrators are allowed to help people with logs. source: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/126946/a-reminder-to-our-members-regarding-malware-logs/

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When I click on System Restore I receive he system restore window but it is completely blank, never seen this before. I also get the same when I use the search command for files! Can anybody help?

Thanks

Answer:Windows Xp System Restore Not Working

Hey,

Are you trying to restore to a previous point in time? If you haven't created a restore point, you can't restore it to a previous time. I don't mean to point out the painfully obvious, but I've seen worse. Could you further elaborate on your problem searching for files please.

Regards,

Brandon

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I run Windows 7 on an HP Pavilion PC using Opera 10.60, Firefox 3.5.8 (main browser) and IE8. I accidentally deleted a Registry Key and decided to system restore before its removal but when I tried to system restore I got an error saying an MUI File could not be found. It was 0x80073AFC. So I tried a different restore point and got an error reading 0x8000FFFF and when I searched Yahoo I got warnings from my Web Security Guard that the sites were dangerous so I didn't open the links to them.

This is the Registry Key I accidentally deleted while trying to DL Windows Live One Time Scanner:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN]
"iexplore.exe"=dword:00000000

Only I found it under HKEY_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/FeatureControl/FEATURE_LOCALMACHINE_LOCKDOWN

The d numbers were marked at the end with (1) which I changed to 00000000 on the advice of the Microsoft Windows website forums. Then I deleted it despite the warning that this was an irreversible step. What I need to know is this- is this reg key even necessary or ccan I get along without it?

And how can I get system restore to 'Restore' once again? Any help greatly appreciated from a humble self taught user of 40+ years (I turned 61 on 8 July earlier this month) who is stymied, royally stymied. Thanks a lot and Sayonara for now- JKMc/keimanzero the Scion of Anime- Brookhaven PA-USA

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system restore windws media telly page keeps comeing on and in mail ware programe too cant understand wye how do get it to work

Answer:Windows 7 system restore not working

Sorry, "telly page" and "mail ware" not understood.If the computer is working and you mean "malware" then you could try these for starters: ADWCleaner:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the Scan. You then have options to remove whatever it shows under each heading in the table that appears below, although it is usually safe to run "Cleaning".MalwareBytes:http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...(green Download button top right - not anything else on the page)Run the program but before doing the scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits".If either or both find anything then please copy/paste the logs on here because even if the symptoms are cured you are likely to still have things lurking around that require further cleaning. If nothing is found let us know.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I typically have it set to 3-4% of the 320 GB drive Windows is on but every so often it insists on changing it to 50% without my consent. What is causing this? This is on the 64 bit version of Home Premium also.

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium keeps changing System Restore allocation amount

It's probably Avast setting it to 50%
It's a known problem, and i think Avast NG is what does it.

EDIT:
Here's a recent Avast forum thread about this:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0

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1.  I see that on my Ideapad 510S-14ISK, System Protection is set as follows:Lenovo-C:  OnLenovo-D:  OffLenovo-Part:  OffWhy? I am not clear about what System Protection does. 2.  I thought I could set Restore Points to be created automatically, e.g. weekly. But in "Recovery", I cannot see where to do this? Mike

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I have 5 internal hard drives and 3 external drives. For drives other than the drive that has the Windows OS on it, what is the advantage of choosing to restore system settings on the other drives? What system settings would be on those drives. Whenever I create a restore point I always include my Windows OS drive.

Answer:Question about Restore Settings using System Protection

I don`t see any reason to restore data drives, if you did they would keep going back to an earlier time, and your recent data would be gone.

I would only have restore enabled on C

And I hope you`re creating disk images.

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I am using a Dell desktop with Win 7. I partitioned the drive and installed Win 8 upgraded to 8.1 as well. Everything on the Win 7 part works fine but on Win 8 part it allows me to create a restore point but if I change to Win 7 then back to Win 8 the restore point has gone and the max setting is back to zero. I tried all the things suggested in a previous thread by Brink but to no avail

Answer:Losing Restore Point in System Protection

This workled in another thread recently.

Boot Win 7.
Open Disk Management and remove the letter assigned to the Win 8 disk.
Boot Win 8 and do the same for Win 7.

That way neither OS should be able to affect the other.

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Well, we have a "family" computer at our house. When I got on one day I noticed something called Cloud Protection. It would pop up fake warnings about spyware and other things. Eventualy it started to shut the computer down unless we agreed to "buy" it. It then evolved into System Repair when we wouldn't buy the first one. Now it has hidden everything on the computers, and pretends to scan for threats while freezing everything on it. I am currently on a laptop I had to borrow. But I will be very happy for any help that can be given. Oh, I also tried TDSKiller, the rootkit destroyer. It didn't do anything.
 

Answer:Cloud protection/system restore malware

Download and run Win32kDiag per the below instructions:

Download this Win32kDiag and save to C:\Win32kDiag.exe. You must save it here!!!!
Click on Start->Run, and copy-paste the following command (the bolded text) into the "Open" box, and click OK. When it's finished, there will be a log called Win32kDiag.txt on your desktop. Please attach this log
C:\win32kdiag.exe -f -r


Now we need to scan the system with this special tool.

Please download Junction.zip and save it to your root folder (C:\Junction.zip)
Unzip it and put junction.exe in the root folder (C:\junction.exe)
Now click Start => Run... => Copy and paste the following command in the run box and click OK:
cmd /c junction -s c:\ >C:\log.txt

A command prompt window opens and also a license agreement from SysInternals will appear.
Accept the license agreement and the scan will begin.
Wait until a log file opens. Attach this C:\log.txt when it finishes (the command prompt window will close when it finishes). (How to attach items to your post)
NOTE: It scans your whole hard disk so if can take a long time. Be patient and don't do anything else while it is scanning.


And one more scanning tool I want to use to collect more information is OTL per the below.

Please download OTL by Old Timer to your desktop.
See the download links under this icon:

Double-click OTL.exe to run (Vista and Win7 right click and select Run as Administrator)
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I have been trying to get rid of these/this virus for days and days. They wil allow nothing to run. I can access the internet in safemode and d/l but cannot run TDSSkiller, no matter how I rename it, SmitFraudFix.exe also wil not run, and pretty much everything else locks up. I ran DeFogger and disabled CD Emulation. I will post the DDS log as soon as I can make it work..... any suggestions eagerly and gratefully accepted..... I'm about ready to give the bleeping computer the Very Hard Boot out the window........

Christa

Answer:System Restore and Privacy Protection Virus

I can't run the dds.scr program, it says I have to be an administrator and I have never had an admin password for this computer (bought it used).

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I just got both these viruses today, and managed to finally delete them both with malwarebytes antivirus. The thing is, after I used unhide.exe, yes, I got a lot of my icons back, but the things INSIDE of my folders, are all gone. I had many pictures and documents inside those folders, and they're really important too. Is there any way I can get them back?

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Hi.About three weeks ago I got a 2 TB hard drive. I used EaseUS partition master to cloan my old hard drive which was 320 GB. EaseUS copied the partitions on my old hard drive exactly like it was. So I resized my 298 GB partition to 800 GB. So Until now I've noticed that System Protection is not creating restore points.I looked at system protection in system property's and found A previous partition called Windows 7 but it said "(missing)" after the name. It was enabled.What I tried:I enabled the system partition which was disabledI tried to change the size on the how much space can restore points use because it is on 0%. But I got the error (see attached picture below)I ran SFC /scanno And found no problems.Any thing else I can try, I don't want to reformat And start from scratch.Thanks,Carlos[year+ old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:System Protection not creating restore points

I'm not a fan of system restore. Sure, it's great when it works, but too often it fails when you need it most. Personally, I disable it on all systems and I always recommend that ALL users should use Disc Imaging software on a regular basis.

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

Answer:System Repair/System Restore not working

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

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I updated my laptop with windows update on aug 19 2010.. i went at try and update using windows update and it gave me an error and said can not update. "WindowsUpdate_80040154" is the error code... can anyone help to figure out why and what to do next?

Answer:System restore and windows update not working

Hi -

Scroll down near end of kb 910337 -


Quote:




Windows could not start the Background Intelligent Transfer service
on the local computer. For more information, review the system event log. If
this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor and refer to
service-specific error code 2147746132 or -2147220986. (0x80040154)




http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910337/en-us

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Helping my with with a freezing, occasional BSOD issue
ASUS laptop, freezing after having been asleep, occasional BSOD.

and for the heck of it, tried system restore, and got the message you see attached, and it's the same with any restore point I try. It will let me undo any attempt, after giving me that message, for whatever it's worth. It would be nice if it worked properly, so any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7, and system restore not working, for some reason.

What Anti Virus are you using? I've had the issue and it was caused by my AV's self protection.

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Sorry, I did my best to search but the search feature was bugged out and it wasn't working very well.

I did a system restore on my computer the other day. When I finally got the computer running again, I tried to do system restore and I got the message that all of these updates had been unsuccessful:


Quote:




Security Update for Windows XP (KB928843)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 10 for Windows XP (KB936782)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB890859)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB944653)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB944338)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB914389)
Update for Windows XP (KB953356)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB920683)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB943055)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB935839)
Microsoft GDI+ Detection Tool (KB873374)
Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB896428)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB956390)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB905749)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950749)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.0 Service Pack 3 (KB930494)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
Update for Windows XP (KB930916)
Update for Windows XP (KB916595)
Critical Update for Windows XP (KB886185)
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Answer:Windows Update not working following System Restore

Hello,

follow this link

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f104...es-148753.html

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I ran the system recovery to restore my pc to factory settings. But now I am stuck with IE 7 and Windows Update does not work. Please Help.

Answer:Windows Update not working after System Restore

shammock112 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!It's hard to provide you detailed instructions because "not working" is not telling us HOW Windows Update is failing. If the situation is that it appears to run for HOURS and does not appear to download anything, that is a common problem with running Windows Update on Win7 PCs, and the fixes below will address that: Download these updates before starting the installation process and copy them to a USB flash drive.NOTE: If Win7 is not already running SP1, then you need to download and install it before running these Updates.Disconnect the network cable or disable the WiFi.Install these two updates from the flash drive before connecting to the network and running Windows Update.KB Links:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605Have to stop the Windows Update service BEFORE installing each of these: net stop wuauservNOTE: KB3172605 supercedes KB3161608 which supercedes KB3102810If you have a problem with KB3172605, post back as there is a separate fix for that.Then, after you re-enable Windows Update, it should only take 2-4 hours to find and do the updates, not days.Good Luck

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Having some issues,

Hp 6280 with windows 7 64 home premium

Started and ran fine for about an hour, then I shut it down.
When I started it again later that evening, I got. ( and still get) the blue hp screen with options ( esc to boot, f11 etc etc) however it then goes to a black screen. Nothing else

F11 and f8 do not work

I have 3 recovery discs, that I burned when I bought tis computer, I attempted to boot from them and was able to get into recovery manager with the first disc, (no prompts to load the other discs)

I've tried start up repair , first run it rebooted and back to the same, second time it said it was not repairable and asked to call home, so to speak
It currently says it is still running,

I also tried a system restore to an earlier hpsf point and once completed it went back to the black screen

I run avg, malware bytes, and ccleaner on occassion,
I did get an alert from avg for suspicious program ( don't recall the code) a few days ago.

Any ideas how to fix? Or am I toast?

I have not tried factory reset yet

Thanks!!!

Answer:System restore not working, windows will not start,

welcome to seven forums lyman!

as you saying F8 and F11 doesn't work, means that you cant get into advanced restore options or recovery environment. but that is really unusual. I had couple of times like this with my g6 but those worked just fine. And this may seem as silly, but try pressing fn+F8 at startup and see whether that takes you to the advanced boot options.
and if not, if you have your windows 7 dvd, boot with it and select repair option and then restore. wish you good luck!

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can anyone help.when i tried to go on line yesterday i got a warning windows firewall is disabled.when i clicked on the shield to fix the problem i got this message windows cannot start the firewall internet connection sharing service.windows firewall settings cannot be displayed because the associated service is not running .do you want to start the ics service.when i click yes i get the first message.then services could not start ics error2 the system cant find the file.i tried sys restore but this is failing to restore my computer as well.can anyone help please?i am logged on local pc as i cant connect to the net on my pc thanks

Answer:windows firewall and system restore not working

Try click here

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Helping my with with a freezing, occasional BSOD issue
ASUS laptop, freezing after having been asleep, occasional BSOD.

and for the heck of it, tried system restore, and got the message you see attached, and it's the same with any restore point I try. It will let me undo any attempt, after giving me that message, for whatever it's worth. It would be nice if it worked properly, so any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7, and system restore not working, for some reason.

What Anti Virus are you using? I've had the issue and it was caused by my AV's self protection.

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1) My PC is stuck on "checking for updates" when I go to MS updates. Update troubleshooter could not find the problem. I tried to stop the update service using net stop "windows update" and it replied that it could not be stopped; 2) I was going to use system restore as this update problem just started about a week ago; however, when I select the system restore button, nothing happens. It did let me create a new restore point.

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Hey guys im new to this fourms and well my friend's pc is haveing a hard time. He can not update, and can not do a system restore. Here is a log file from Hijackthis if it helps at all

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:52:48 PM, on 5/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\VERIZO~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\PCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Antivirus\TMOAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\m3SrchMn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
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Answer:Windows Updater + System Restore Not Working

Hi..

your friend has an infection...just a guess but it's possibly related to one of the many P2P programs they have installed.

Ask your friend to read though the following post and follow the instructions please.

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I do not know why System Restore in my Windows Vista Home Basic system is not functioning properly. This means that I can not use System Restore because it is not working. I want to create a restore point on my computer before I try to install third-party visual themes on my computer.

The error says:

"The Volume Shadow Copy service used by System Restore is not working. For more information, view the event log. (0x81000202)"

What does this error mean? How can you fix it? What is the event log, and how can you view it? Can anyone help me and answer my questions?
 

Answer:Solved: System Restore does not function properly in Windows Vista Home Basic

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In my Windows 8.1 I have listed under System Protection, Available Dives:

D: (Protection Off - I have used this for a System Backup location which created an WindowsImageBackup folder)C: (Protection On)Recovery (? This has a yellow folder icon.  Protection had been Off but I have changed it to On and set it to 100% Max Usage 14.86 GB. )
I hope somebody will explain in simple terms what the "Recovery" drive represents and whether my setting it to "Protection On with max usage at 100%" is a good idea or not and what the consequences would be if I set it back to Off.
Siggy

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Hi all. Could someone help me with the following


I am trying to go back to an earlier setting.
I looked at a number of threads and got my way to the system/system Protection/system property panel as seen above.

Now I see 2 available drives. This machine came with Win 7 Pro already installed to a 1TB WD blue drive. I shortly migrated to an SSD 840 EVO 1TB using their migration software. I suspect that the 2 available drives listed are the existing drive (henseforth designated as SSD) and the "original" drive (henseforth designated as WD HD).


The first red circled drive I note does not have protection enabled! Whereas the one below it has! Why are there 2 when I only have 1 hard disc, the SSD. Is this related to migration? What is the second listed drive? It's protection is ON! However it has "missing" instead of system. Am I to assume that the OS is missing and I am now using the "new" drive ... the SSD and that is where the OS now resides? And why is protedction OFF?
As usual thanks in advance. So far Many have been a lot of help

Answer:System Protection and recovering previous restore points

here is the disk management panel

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Hello,

I have an HP Pavilion Media Center Desktop, running Vista Home Premium OS..Every time I try to log on, or re-boot, it gets to the HP logo screen, and stalls there. Also my DVD drive is not reading properly, so I know I am at a disadvantage trying to boot from a disk. The screen I am describing, does have options at the bottom. <esc> boot, <setup> F10, <system Recovery>F11..The ONLY two that even tries to do anything is esc.....It says booting...but stalls, and F10 (recover) button. It does the same, says restoring, but stalls also. Any help would be VERY much appreciated.




Thank You,

Phil Heard
 

Answer:Using Windows Vista Home Premuim..

if the DVD drive is not working properly, and the OS is not booting then you can try to boot from USB or connect a external DVD drive.
 

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My hard drive crashed, and I had to get a new hard drive. I am trying to restore the system image and files I backed up from the old HD. I can restore the files from the external backup drive, but I can't get the system image restored. Has anyone else had problems doing this? Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 backup and restore system image not working

I didn't have any luck on a friends Win backup Image program, it looked like it might have restored the image but didn't in the end.

I ended up having to do another fresh install.... Now use a paid for 3rd party program that has worked great for me.

In all of my searching, I haven't found anything good about it's backup features or the transfer wizard.... sorry!!

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Hello,

My partner was mass deleting emails from her aol account on chrome when the system decided to do the following:
Now the taskbar is non existent, the start button does not work, and the start icons are all the place. Right-clicking on desktop does nothing and the only way to swap between programmes is alt-tab.

I have updated nvidia drivers, run scannow, and run antivirus and malwarebytes, all nothing. I have tried to do all 3 system restore points but keep getting same error that it could not restore: "An unspecified error occurred during System Restore: (Scheduled Checkpoint). Additional information: 0x80070091. "

It is the same in safe mode and from advanced set up in shift+restart.

All the programmes still seem to be working, just not the windows navigation ui.

I do not particularly want to do a full restore, but will if I have to though may see about rolling back to w7....

Grateful for any help please

Answer:Windows navigation crash and system restore not working

Hi: there are various threads on 80070091 as you will see if you search, including this one.
System Restore fails: AppxStaging %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApp 0x80070091 - - Windows 10 Forums

There is a possible fix amongst that, I believe.

I started that thread, and I found the problem arbitrarily fixed itself after a few weeks when I happened to try again.

In another case, running chkdsk unexpectedly resolved that.
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

As to your other issues, assuming you have not yet discovered the value of disk imaging which we repeatedly and strongly recommend, and which had you been using it would have given you an easy way forward, you can try an in-place upgrade repair install if you can't get system restore working.

An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed, and x64 if you have a 64 bits OS, else x86 (32 bits).

You should also make sure there's at least 500Mb of unallocated space on your system disk.

Recommendation:
Before you perform the following major repair procedure, do create a disk image (see below).
... Read more

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I have Windows XP Professional w/ SP3 on HP ProBook 4710s
 
When I went to boot up it was very slow, the lovely start up music did not chime and when at last it did boot there were no icons.  I booted in safe mode and viola icons appeared.  I did a system restore and no icons, I tried restoring to an earlier date still no icons.  I went back to a few months ago and it would not restore.  I called microsoft and they said it could be a corrupted user profile.  I told them I didn't even have a user profile, but they had me create one nonetheless and try to move everything over to the new profile.  My ADMIN profile has now vanished and the two new profiles they had me create do not work, it sits on the "welcome" screen and doesn't change.  What can I do to fix this?
I'm typing on another computer and my  computer will no longer boot in anything but safe mode, no network, no command prompt.  Am I toast?

Answer:Windows will not start up properly System Restore not working

One more note, when I click the Log On to Credential Manager button it lists my two created user profiles but not the ADMIN.  When I try to log on as either of the new profiles the following error message appears: "The system was unable to initiate the interactive logon process with the following diagnostics:  The system cannot find the file specified.  Verify that your system is up to date with the latest Windows updates.  If the problem persists, please contact your system administrator."

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My laptop is currently running Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I have the Windows Disc from which I have installed this window but now I have installed bunch of Apps and installed Windows Updates. I want to backup all of my Apps, Settings and Updates. If I ever install Windows 10 again I just don't want to install all those updates and apps again (I might not even remember all of the apps I have now) so How can I create a backup now so in the future whenever I want I can just restore back to this point? Should I create a System Image or System Restore (Restore Point) or a Recovery Drive or Backup and Restore (Windows 7) ? I don't know which one is the right for me because I have never done any Backup, Restore or Recovery. Please Help.

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well im kind of new to these fourms, and was wondering if I could find an anwser to this problem.
my laptop is a Dell inspiron 1545
model no:pp41l
with windows vista home premium pre installed
the computer is pretty new it was bought at the beginning of this year.
I recently installed Daemon tools v2.5 and Company of Heroes (however the problem started like a month afterwards)
It began when I ran mozilla firefox and it began to crash
Problem: my computer starts up but freezes right away whenever I click anything, it does not even allow me to turn it off or restart it.
It does not display any error messages it just stays stuck indefinitely.
sorry I could not provide more information but at the time I don't really know any more.
any help would be appreciated. thank you.

Answer:windows vista home premuim freezing

Hello Chris and welcome to TSF.

Daemon Tools is the cause of many problems in Vista/Windows 7, but there's no way of knowing for sure if that's the problem just yet. Please follow the instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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Okay so today when I was using my Desktop. All of the sudden nothing was working, Youtube wasn't playing any audio, I couldn't bring up task manager, etc. So I had to do a shutdown though it had to be a hard shutdown since it wasn't shutting down after a minute.

So to be safe I did a system restore through advanced startup and well it didn't work and it gave me the error 0x80070091 which shocked me and apparently I'm not the only one

System Restore error 0x80070091 - Microsoft Community
Win 10 System Restore Fail 0x80070091 - Microsoft Community

So yeah should I wait for Microsoft to fix system restore or try it myself?

Also for the Windows Powershell not responding what should I do about that? I already did an SFC Scan and a DISM and both came back good.

Answer:My Windows powershell stopped working. Also system restore error

Hi, there is a very long thread on this forum about 0x80070091, where some have found a solution. However, that's not your major problem.

Given your various symptoms and what you've tried I would suggest an in-place upgrade repair install: there's a chance that may also fix your system restore problem.

Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:

From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed, and x64 if you have a 64 bits OS, else x86 (32 bits).

You should also make sure there's at least 500Mb of unallocated space on your system disk.

Recommendation:
Before you perform the following major repair procedure, do create a disk image (see below).

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
- this includes a link from which you can obtain a Windows 10 iso file (" download a Windows 10 ISO"), or create a Win 10 bootable medium.

I would recommend creating the bootable medium, as this can be used
- for any future in-pla... Read more

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I just got a new G550 with Windows 7 Home Premium yesterday that I like so far (less than 24 hours) I am probably not the first to think this, but if I wanted to do a FRESH install of Windows 7 Premium (it came on the Laptop) I dont like all the junk Lenovo puts on there though. I removed a lot of it and did an image of it once i got it where I liked it just in case. (Along with a repair disk) Obviously it does not come with a straight Windows 7 disc. BUT.... If I had a copy of the same OS and tried to install it with a reformatted hard drive using the key that is on the bottom of the laptop, would that work? I don't see the need for One touch restore/recovery with the native imaging software. I would like to clean up the drive, get rid of the hidden partition and go from scratch. Tell me I am missing something here. Lastly, I can't find anywhere on Lenovos support pages where I can find ANY Windows 7 drivers I might need. Am I stuck? Thanks, Doug

Answer:FRESH install of Windows 7 Home Premuim on a new G550

I have a brand new Lenovo N500 and have upgraded it to Windows 7 with a clean install.  So far everything works with the exception of the network card.  Can't connect to the internet on a wired or wireless connection.  Spent 6 hours on the phone with senior techs at Microsoft without success.  Contacted Lenovo and was told nothing was available for Windows 7.  I would think long and hard before I upgraded at this time.  I will most likely return the computer as defective since I can not get any assistance from Lenovo.  Tom

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Hi, I hope i am doing this correctly. For the past 10 months i am blocked by group policy on almost anything i do on my laptop. I am the only one who uses it, I have no idea what group policy is, and had 3 IT look at it and they all said they have never seen this before, and no one could fix it. thanks in advance for anyone reading my post and or trying to help
Aimee

Answer:group policy on my personal windows 7 home premuim

Google Search finds some pages about Group Policy but I'd read those that show Microsoft in the line just below the title clickable link. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...7+group+policy
Basically Group Policy Editor is not for the Home Premium version of Windows.
An example from that list:
Group Policy management for IT pros

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I have a problem on my windows 7, it crashed last 2 weeks ago and last week. Is just like it's crashing once a week, but not this week, what seems to be the problem in my os to freeze? I'm just browsing the net that days and then it suddenly freeze. Is it hardware problem? or just software problems?

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premuim 64bit Freezing Problem

I think you need follow these instructions to get help on your problem

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html

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Hello, My pc has been running fine and when i tried to turn it on today if just hangs on the windows starting screen. I have tried all the three system restore points but still no luck. i have tried the startup repair tool with also no luck I have tried safe mode and all i receive is a blue screen of death with the error code "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR ***STOP:0X0000007A"  I have run sea scan and it says the disk is fine i have also ran frst64 with the output below Pc is windows 7 641tb samsung hhd8gb ramAMD phenom II x4 965  any help would be greatly appreciated, i don't think its a HHD failure, its been working great for years. http://skillzanddrillz.com/windows/FRST.txt

Answer:Pc hangs on Windows starting up, no safemode, no system repair/ restore working

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Hello. Earlier today my computer was working fine until after it ran a disk check when I rebooted. It was the first time I've seen it actually do something (usually everything checks out fine ) and some of it I missed since it was a rush of files going up the screen.

One the first check it does it said it found some corrupted files and deleted them I believe. On the second check it took about an hour to go through 115,000+ security id checks. I believe it said something along the lines of, Replacing invalid security ID with default security ID for file xxxx After this it said it was checking the usn journal and then rebooted.

Everything started up fine and when I log in, it takes a long time go get to the desktop. From there it just sits there with the desktop image for a while before showing the icons.

This is when I ran into my first problem. My task bar seems like it is hidden all the time. I can't pull it up to show it, unlocking/locking or turning auto hide off and on don't make it pop up. I did however manage to get it to pop up one time, but programs don't appear on the task bar. After running my computer in safe mode, it went back to no longer being there.

Normally when I run into a problem that my virus protection doesn't fix I'll system restore. When I managed to finally get my taskbar up just enough to allow me to click start, I went to system restore. However when I clicked it, it gave me this message, "System restore is not able to protect your... Read more

Answer:Windows XP. Various things no longer working, system restore, sound, taskbar and more

Bump.

It has been longer then 72 hours. So I'm bumping this.

Also I ran my virus scanner again a little while back and found two things

Win32:Spyware-gen[Trj] in c:\Deckard\Systemscanner\Backup\Document~1\

Malware - Win32:Zlob-QC[Trj] in System Volume Restore/_Restore{2B83D79A-676E-439C-A14A

I found two of the Zlob-QC ones, as the alert popped up again right after and tried moving all three things into the chest using Avast! It failed, so I tried to delete them. Although nothing improved after doing so, I believe they're still there.

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Hi there, first time poster here!

I have windows 7 home premium (64 bit) it came installed on my laptop and I dont have the disk. I done a system restore today, and now I am faced with a nice black screen with a mouse cursor. I've seen a few topics like this so I am sorry but my time with another computer is somewhat limited!
I have tried starting in all safe modes, no change.
I have done the F8 repair your computer thing (said it found no issues) and the system can check both disks (I have 2 hard drives called C (main with all program files etc) and D which has nothing but media files) I noticed that that on the system recovery options screen, it is saying thaat Operating System is windows 7 on (D Main.... C is my main, not D and now I'm pretty much stuck. I opened cmd promt and done the CHKDSK for both disks and it takes a LOOONG time to do the D drive.
Any ideas on how it happened or how to fix it would be SO awesome, thanks for your time everyone, hope you have a better day than me

Answer:System not working after System Restore

sounds like it's trying to boot from the disk that's in the DVD Drive.. (??)

remove it and try again..

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Hello,

It's been a month and a half since my computer first started having issues, so I'll try to be as comprehensive as I can from memory, but can't guarantee that I'd remember everything. That said, here is a list of the symptoms:

I started getting re-directs when I go to Google links.
I started getting bluescreen. I can't remember what the bluescreens exactly say, but always with "beginning of physical dump", etc.

I did a system restore to a week or two weeks ago. That did not solve the problem.

I ran AVG, Windows Defender, Spybot Search& Destroy. None of these programs resolved the issue.
AVG found nothing of note.
Windows Defender found nothing of note.
Spybot Search& Destroy found the following two items:
-Opachki.ru
Autorun Settings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Autorun Settings
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
-Win32.ZBot
Data
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Server\hlp.dat
Text file
C:\Users\Public\Documents\Server\admin.txt
I could not update my AVG nor Windows Defender.

So, after all this, I decided to do a system restore that goes to a point that's a lot further than before. But this happens:
System Restore informs me that "No restore points have been created on your computer's system disk", when I HAD system restore points before!... Read more

Answer:Google re-directs. Bluescreens. Can't update virus-protection programs. System restore-gone!

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Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
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hi guys,
i opened system protection today to find it hasnt been making restore points and that there was an error when i tried to set it up.

My system came with Vista which I then set up to dual boot with 7, and then following that, I deleted Vista altogether. In system restore, I can see
System
Windows 7 C: (system)
Recovery
Windows 7 C: (missing)
Windows 7 C: (missing)

I think at least one of system /recovery my belong to Vista, as they dont show up in windows explorer

anybody have any idea what is going on / how to fix this

thanks
macca

Answer:system protection not working properly

common sense told me to look in Easeus and I have found that recovery and system still exist from before, must I delete them and run the system recovery from my install disc to rebuild the MBR?

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I've been going around with this for a while now and I can't figure out what is going on. WU consistenly errors out on me when I try to download updates and system restore will no longer restore to any older points. I've also noticed that running all of the Microsoft Diskfix tools has somehow managed to lower my SSD space in the neighbourhood of 27 GB and I'd like to get that back. I don't even know where to start so can someone point me in the right direction. I've run every diagnostic tool and everything should be working. Safe mode doesn't help either. However if anyone cares to advise I would appreciate it.

Answer:Windows Update and System Restore no longer working in Windows 7 64 bit...

Hello there,

 
Have you launched "Windows Update troubleshooter" yet? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Windows-Update-troubleshooter
 
Keep us posted! 

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I would just like to get some opinion about disabling system restore when doing a full system scan. I've read in many anti-virus sites and microsoft that system restore should be disabled to allow the anti-virus software to scan the infected (if infected)system properly. However, another source told me that I should not disable it in an event that the system crashes I cand still revert. Which should I believe in? Any feedbaks, would greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Here are the list of site I've read for system restore disabling:

-MICROSOFT = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q263455/
-MICROSOFT = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831829
-ABOUT.COM = http://antivirus.about.com/od/windowsbasics/a/systemrestore.htm
-SYMANTEC = http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=full-system-scan
-TREND MICRO = http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/ArchiveVulnerability.aspx?language=us&name=DISABLING/ENABLING%20SYSTEM%20RESTORE
-MCaFEE = http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/disabling-system-restore.aspx

Answer:Disabling Windows XP System Restore to perform a full system scan

Did you notice that the first link you posted is a Microsoft KB article for Windows ME, not Windows XP?

I would not disable System Restore to perform a scan, I would rather use a Live CD from a AV company to perform an offline scan.
Are you familiar with AV Live CDs?

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new here, don't know if this is posted or not but my friend's com have this kind of problem,

when the windows boot in, it will complain the file c:\windows rundl132.exe is not found and also currently what i know cannot run in the com is the system file in the control panel, system restore, remove programs and application and also microsoft word.

i am guessing is just some corruption but it does not seems like it, can any one tell me which spyware is it and how to find the way to delete it?
thanks

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If I change my operating system to linux and delete my old operating system entirely, will I be able to still use system restore to change my old operating system back?
Please help. All help is appreciated.

Answer:If I change my operating system to linux, can I still use windows' system restore?

The simple answer is no. If you remove an OS then you can not use it to do a restore because it is no longer there to run the restore program. What I would recommend would be to have a duel boot system.

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Hi,
When i start my pc, i get a 30 second count down to either choose an operating system or system restore. if i choose windows xp professional, everything is fine. when i choose restore point, i get "INF file textsetup.sif is corrupt or missing, status 14. setup cannot continue. press any key to continue".
choosing last known best settings hasnt changed this situation either.
basically i just dont want to see this screen, it prolongs the computer start up. i just got it today as a refurbed hp desktop from buy.com. i tried system properties, advanced, startup settings and unchecked both boxes, as well as clearing the boot.iti file to no avail.
a rep at hp that was nice enough to just give me an opinion said i need the disk that came w the pc, which i obviously cant get. any ideas?
thank you so much for your time.

Answer:Choose operating system at startup-windows xp or system restore

You probably could purchase the disk from the manufacturer. They make a lot of money selling them to people.

Post the manufacturer & model of the computer, and verify the exact text of the message. That message is odd.

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Gateway DX4720-03, Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

Living is south FL can be a bitch when the rains come as there often is a ton of accompanying lightening that plays havoc with the electrical system, even though I have surge protectors inside and outside the house. We just had some very heavy rains with lightening and my computer shut down several times, but I could restart it each time...except for the last time when Windows wouldn't startup. At that point, Start Up Repair came into play. Although I routinely backup on an external drive, of course I never did it this month-DUH!

Results from SUR were error free (error code=0x0) on all the parameters tested, however there were the following error codes reported:

"Unspecified change to the system configuration might have caused the problem."

Repair Action: System Restore
Failed: 0x1f

Repair Action: System Files
Failed: x490

There were more options to select for a recovery task, but I didn't try them as they didn't seem to be as salient as the two above..

As System Repair and System Restore failed, please advise what i should next do.

Answer:Windows won't startup, System Repair and System Restore failed.

What's the date of the most recent backup that you have?

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Hi guys,

I'm glad I found this forum. I bought a new ASUS laptop a few weeks ago and keep getting periodic BSOD crashed. Tried updating Bios and drivers but no luck. I will dump the info. below. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank You,
Eric

Answer:BSOD on new ASUS U47A Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premuim

Welcome
Your BSODs are cause by this driver.
I normally tell members to update the driver by going to the manufacturers website. But I will not tell you that. Your computer is new, I would contact the company. If you start updating drivers etc you could void your warranty. I gave the facts, now the choice is yours.
Amustor.sys file descriptionProductname:Alocr Micro USB Mass Storage Driver Description:Alocr Micro USB Mass Storage Driver Company:Alcor Micro, Corp.

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Hi I hope someone can help.
A friend downloaded some video of me on a Toshiba MK8032gsx portable hard drive. We checked to make sure the video was there before he gave it to me.
My computer sees it as removable disk F, and says the device is working properly. However, I can't open anything on it. When I click on it in the Computer Window, it scans (the green line appears at the top, but doesn't complete).
I tried searching online for a driver update, but the computer said the driver was up to date.
Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 7 home premuim doesn't recognize Toshiba MK8032gsx Ex drive

Check in Bitdefender settings and see if is stopping externals from being used on your system. I don't use Bitdefender so I can't help you with the settings.

Do other externals work on your system?

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Can someone provide some detail about the differences in
content between Win7 system repair disc, system restore point and system image?
And perhaps I should add Dell ISO recovery image to the list.  I don't know (yet) if that is different from the Win7 system image option, or if the latter invokes the Dell ISO recovery image program instead.  If it matters, I have a Dell Precision
5510 laptop.
At the very least, is each option a superset of the other, perhaps in the order that I specify above?
Ideally, what are the folder names that each contains, if indeed their content can be described by complete folders?
I am trying to determine which of those options I need to create in order to have
complete recovery capability.
I have read the following support.microsoft.com articles:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17423/windows-7-create-system-repair-disc
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17101/windows-7-system-recovery-options
Those descriptions are indequate for my purposes, in part because of differences in terminology.
For example, the System Recovery Disc option "can help you repair Windows", whereas the System Restore (Point) option "restores your computer's
system files".
In that context, are "Windows" and "system files" synonyms content-wise; or is one a superset of the other; or do they have some non-overlapping content?
I suspect that the System Recovery Disc contains only "Windows"... Read more

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I ran MSE on this computer and it picked up the Trojan Alureon. It said it couldn't completely unistall it and I had to use Windows Defender Offline. I installed WDO on my USB and ran it. Now I can't get windows to load and Startup Repair can't fix the problem. I've run it a few times and I've tried System Restore.

Answer:I used Windows Defender Offline now Windows 7 Home Premuim won't load

Welcome to the forum,

Sorry to hear about your troubles, unfortunately this is an all too common occurrence after using WDO.

I'm requesting this be moved to the security section where our experts will see it sooner.

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I have Windows Defender and McAfee Security Center anti virus softwares.When I run them they are telling that I does'nt have any virus.But I am unable to Go to previous restore points and many exe files are missing in the C:\Window\System folder."Warning! Spyware detected on your computer. Install an antivirus or spyware removal to clean your computer." error came on the desktop.Whole desktop was white with an orange color box in between with the above warning.Antivirus2008 something like that was installed on the desktop and in the control panel...so 1. first I removed the software icon from the desktop and the control panel.Next I went to System32 and removed the recent files.2, But I was Unable to restore to go to a previous date to get rid of the virus.My System restore is infected I believe.I don't have that much knowledge in this field.So kindly let me know in detail what I can do to remove the whole virus.Yes System restore was working properly before.I noticed this as soon as the the virus came. I have ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but still I am unable to go back to my previous system restore points and system is operation very slowly...Please find the log file here:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:18:56 AM, on 8/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

Answer:Unable To Restore My System To Previous Dates, Clicking On The Back Arrow On The Restore Calender Is Not Working

Hello Ashakins and welcome at BleepingComputer,Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long, but the forums are really busy.If you still need help :Please don't run 2 active virusscanners at once, make a choice and remove the other one completely through Control Panel > Software, along with SweetIM.1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. After reboot,Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following, if still present :O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SweetIM] C:\Program Files\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exeClick on Fix Checked when finished and exit Hij... Read more

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Hi All !

My brother has been infected with a plethora of viruses and malware in recent months - he is now using AVG for his antivirus. I have been able to remove all of the virii in the past (to the best of my knowledge they appear to be removed) - he believes was just infected recently again as his system froze up again for no apparent reasom and one problem that has always puzzled me though was the fact that his XP system restore was not saving restore points. I cannot even create a manual restore point! Anyone out there have any thoughts on what to try to fix this? In addition to the System restore problem, he thinks he was recently infected by a new virus. I am trying to the scan and remove ritual but, cannot isolate the virus yet with the tools I have used so far (Housecall, etc).

I am including a log of his Hijack this report. Any advice on fizing the system restore or current virus would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Much!
Dena


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:11:45 PM, on 9/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)


Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.
 

Answer:XP System restore is not working (unable to create Restore Points)

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide



and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:
If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a diffe... Read more

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does 128Mb Geforce go 7200 supports windows vista home premuim with aero ????
and why its "up to 96Mb shred memory" ????
 

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I had installed Sky Anytime on my PC,the computer then seemed to run very slow.I then uninstalled Sky with no improvement.I then tried system restore and found that at what ever point I chose the computer would go through the motions of system restore, but when I logged back on it said, System could not be restored to this date. I have tried several dates with no luck.I have BT Broadband which has Norton Protection centre provided,reading comments I should now try SR with protection disabled but I cannot work out how to turn Nortons off?Can anyone advise whAt to try next.If I disable system restore and reboot computer I understand this will create a new restore point but will this let me go back to an earlier date.ray

Answer:System Restore XP Home

Disabling system restore then re-enabling it may get it working again but you won't have any restore points to go back to.

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