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why cannot my Windows 7 run system restore?

Question: why cannot my Windows 7 run system restore?

i already tried to run the system restore but at my dismay, it was also run same program as others did(windows media center, in my case). plz help me...

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Answer: why cannot my Windows 7 run system restore?

If you can't run or use your system restore, than you will need to repair or correct your computer problem.System Restore can fail and I never count on it as my backup. Start - Control Panel - Backup and Restore - New Page - Click - Backup now.This needs a place to put the Backup. I use an External Hard Drive.What is your computer problem that you needed to run System Restore?Hewlett-packard Az208av-aba p6350z?CPU/Ram: 3 GHz / 5367 MB?Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio

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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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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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Installed Ubuntu on the computer containing Windows 7 only to see that the system restore was turned off. When I tried to turn it on, it gave error: Element Not Found. I restarted the computer and again tried by adjusting the amount of placeholder for system restore. Still the same error saying Element Not Found.
Could not find anything related on the Internet upon searching with the keywords System Restore Error - Element Not Found - Windows 7. Finally, thought of going ahead myself. When it says element not found, it conveys there is some problem with the system file that stores the settings of System Restore. And since the problem came up after I installed Ubuntu on another drive, I could think of two things: either the table entry of system restore file is corrupt or the entire system restore datafile is deleted or corrupt.
This is how I resolved the issue:
1. Opened Run dialog (Press Windows key + R)
2. Type SFC /scannow
3. Got a command prompt window showing me the progress of SFC command
The SFC command checks for your system files on Windows 7 and corrects the table entries in whatever file Windows stores information about system files. I guess it is called the file allocation table but am not sure.
Anyway, upon completion of SFC, I went ahead and deleted all existing restore points to make sure Windows 7 creates a new datafile for system restore.
I was then able to turn on System Restore and create restore points. Sharing my experience here so that peop... Read more

Answer:System Restore Windows 7 - Element Not Found Error While Creating Restore Points

Thanks for the useful tip, and welcome here Arun!
Yeah - the system file checker can a life-saver at times!
Should anyone need need more on troubleshooting system restore, check these links: Fix: System Restore not working in Windows 7 and Vista System Restore Points deleted or missing in Windows 7 - Troubleshoot and Fix!

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

Here is the situation...

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

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



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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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This PC is not connected to anything apart from the mouse, kb and spkrs. Used for graphics, music and flight sim only. (only its builder connectedit to the net)Has been running sweet for three years, would boot up in 20s and shuts off in 10s, then one day I got the NTLDR is missing message. (eventually discovered the mother board battery dead) probably original cause of first of many problems.Home Brewed PC, (bought of a techie) I am not one?.yet.Gigabyte 8Σ mother bdSATA Drives (RAID5) 2 of themXP pro version 2002 with SP3AMD Athlon 64x2 DualCore processor 3800+ 2.01GHzRAM 1GBHDD C: 1x 160 GB silmage SCSI Disk Device. (NTFS System)E: 1x 250 GB silmage SCSI Disk Device.ATA controller Properties Type Sil 3114 ver2ATA ver ATA/ATAPI-7Transfer mode ultra DMA mode6 Until a day ago, the PC would not start at all : the SATA windows XP problem NTLDR has gone awol Cant reload windows HDD has been fully scanned, checked OK Tried many answers from similar probs but not worked yet Device Manager shows Floppy disk device is working properly? (there's NO floppy drive in it)?? Device Manager shows both HDD are being monitored. System Restore window opens but theres nothing in it. Getting the STOP 0x0000007B error if I try Recovery Console (1st time XP has ever had a BSOD) semi impressed.Have since got it to boot up into windows but only by selecting the first following option >>>On POWER ON, I get?<... Read more

Answer:how to restore System Restore and fix boot sequence and reload windows and and..

Hi,One of the best kept secrets of Windows XP is it's built in repair feature!In previous versions of Windows, correcting an operating system error, or installing a new motherboard, usually meant formating and reinstalling, resulting in loss of all data. Don't worry; Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system!Note: The system repair function will remove any updates you have previously installed that are not included on the CD. Drivers will also be reverted to their original XP versions, as well as some settings (network & performance settings may sometimes be reset to their defaults). It may be necessary to reactivate your Windows XP as well. When finished, you will have to download all of the updates from Microsoft Windows Update, because they are all replaced during repair.Why would I want to reinstall Windows XP?1) Can't start Windows XP in safe mode.2) You have problems caused by a recently installed system update (Windows Update, hotfix, Windows XP service pack, or Microsoft Internet Explorer update).3) Your problems can't be solved with system restore, or you can't access system restore.4) You've installed a new motherboard, or made other major hardware changes and need to reinstall Windows.Let's get started!Step 1: Rule out hardware issues. Windows Repair will only fix software problems. Hardware issues can also cause boot probl... Read more

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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I have seen numerous people are having this problem but I have not been able to find a solution that works for me. I figured I would post my own problem and maybe somebody could recommend a solution.

I have been trying to use Windows System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created several restore points on my own but when I restart and run the program, it says I have no restore points available. I have 40 gb allocated for restore points and have used less than 10 percent of my hard drive space.

does anybody know of any good process to follow that will fix this issue and make System Restore usable.

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Windows 7 System restore problem no restore points

Have you tried ticking show more restore points?

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it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.

Answer:Windows XP System Restore not saving restore points

See if this Information helps.

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I am trying to completely wipe my computer clean by using the windows 7 disc. Problem is i cant get the disc to boot on star up.

Answer:System restore, I cant restore my computer with a windows 7 disc

Where did you get "the windows 7 disc" ?
Maybe it is a bad disc ?
Is your BIOS setup to boot from the optical disc as the first device ?

This tutorial has everything needed to reinstall Windows including where to get the latest Windows installation ISO and how to burn it to DVD.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
You do need a valid genuine readable COA key for your licensed version.

Is this an OEM PC such as HP, Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, ... , or a custom/home built ?
Did your PC come with Ultimate pre-installed ?

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My Windows 7 System Restore doesn't restore. It allows me to set them and tells me they've been done. But on the couple of occasions when I've wanted to use one, no joy. Yes I know I could possibly do it in 'Safe Mode' but that isn't an answer as to why I can't do it in regular mode?

Answer:My Windows 7 System Restore doesn't restore?

I'm moving this thread over to the 'Helproom' because I've now seen how often posts are responded to here. I think that perhaps this room should be renamed the 'Siesta Room'.

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Windows 7
System Restore doesn't restore.
I set up restore points, it says it's done it. I click to restore and it shows me a whole slew of saved restore points. But nomatter which one I choose the result is always the same. It goes through the motions, reboots and tells me it hasn't changed anything?
All the Restore Points are saved on external drives. Do you think it would make any difference if I saved them to my C: drive? I was reluctant to do this, in case it might overwrite something?

Answer:Windows 7 System Restore doesn't restore

I think you've answered your own question. As far as I know the restore points or "volume shadow copies" are an integral part of the operating system. Even if you were to image a disc with something like Acronis and then restore that image your Windows restore points are "lost" and non functional.
So as far as I know you need to use the default locations and settings for system restore.

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My Windows 7 System Restore doesn't restore. It allows me to set them and tells me they've been done. But on the couple of occasions when I've wanted to use one, no joy. Yes I know I could possibly do it in 'Safe Mode' but that isn't an answer as to why I can't do it in regular mode?

Answer:My Windows 7 System Restore doesn't restore?

Are you using a Norton product? I noticed this I think on this site
?Norton applications including NIS2011 will stop other programmes from making changes to the Norton product itself. Norton call this Tamper Protection Norton?s security kicks in when System restore tries to restore to a previous time. In NIS 2011 click on Settings/Miscellaneous Settings/Product Security. Click the status indicator alongside Tamper Protection to switch it off. Apply followed by OK and then try System restore anew. Assuming all is well, reactivate Tamper Protection by following the above?

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When trying to do a System Restore and after my PC rebooted I received a notification that there was an error and that the System Restore failed. What can be the problem and is there a way to fix this issue? Does Microsoft have a fix for this issue?

Answer:Windows 7 System Restore says, error. Can't restore. Why?

Windows Club has a System Restore Manager utility that can cough up all saved SRPs, if any others exist.
Can you give us the exact error message?

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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?
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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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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.

 

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

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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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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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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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While doing a factory restore I am getting the error message - "Product Restore %s failed to restore your system". Not sure what it means ... I am on a Lenovo 3000 N100. I've been having not so much battery won't charge as battery won't stay charged problems.  When starting up with the battery in ... the battery seems to bedrawing so much from the adapter the N100 shuts down. While shutdown the battery seems to draw from the cmos battery. When I power up again the cmos battery is drained ... the bios clock has to be reset. A few times like this and I took the battery out and just ran on the adapter.  Taking the battery out didn't stop the n100 from timing out(read turning off). What did stop it is going into the memory panel when its off and power is diconnected and shorting the Cmos battery.Then when powered up it goes straight into loading the recovery package and actually gets to the point where it is ready to format the disk be... Read more

Answer:Factory restore error message - "Product Restore %s failed to restore your system"

I've had a similar problem when attempting a restore to factory settings on my Lenovo 3000 N200, running Windows XP.  I resolved it by leaving the battery plugged in, but by disconnecting the AC power adapter. Then when the restore was up and running I then plugged in the adapter so the laptop wouldn't run out of power before completing the restore.

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my system had a software load error that makes my system very slow and somewhat inactive. Windows runs very slow and system restore will not finish.

Answer:Restore Windows without using system restore

gettiman, perhaps using restore isn't the answer? Slowness is often caused by something else. Possible you've got some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.)? Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I?m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:http://www.superantispyware.com/among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try. There're other things you can try, but I'd start there. If that doesn't solve it, post back for other suggestions.HTH.Ed in Texas.

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I have Windows XP. WHen I try to use "system restore", I keet getting a message that say that I cannot restore to the restore point I chose. I followed the instructions, and only choose restore points that are bolded. None work. Any help or comments? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows XP System Restore (won't restore)

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The System Restore has never worked on a HP computer running Windows XP Pro Media Center Edition 2005. I have tried shutting off Norton Virus protection and Internet protection. Are there some required settings?

I can restore if I use PC Builder Boot Disk. I only assume the restore is the same quality as the Windows restore.

Marvin
 

Answer:System Restore does not Restore Windows XP

By "never worked" can you give us some details, and what you might have done already to troubleshoot it other than disable other programs? Have you tried turning it off to delete all old restore points, then reboot and turn it back on -- allow it to create a restore point and then see if you can restore to it? Can you create a manual restore point and restore to it?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302796

Follow these steps and post the "SR" errors you find. You can double click them to read the description, and there is a double-paper copy icon that can be used for copy/pasting

&#8226; View the event logs to investigate System Restore service errors. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.
2. Click Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, double-click Event Viewer, and then click System.
3. Click the Source tab to sort by name, and then look for "sr" or "srservice." Double-click each of these services, and then evaluate the event description for any indication of the cause of the problem.Click to expand...
 

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Please help if you can. Internet Explorer kept freezing with hourglass, So, I did a system restore to return the computer settings to the last date that it worked properly. I returned it successfully, but internet explorer will not load at all now. It keeps giving me the message that it has to close because of an error and directs me to press 'end now'. I tricked it into opening through my 2Wire gateway and went to microsoft update to try and re-install the missing components. Gave me error message that windows installer was not installed or was disabled because i was in safe mode (which I was not). Are there steps I can take to correct this. Other windows programs are also affected. Such as System Information, Search and Help.

XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2 (it was 3 before restore)
Pentium® 4 CPU
2.60GHz 2.59GHz
768mb of RAM

Answer:Did System Restore-didn't help. System Restore opens as blank page.

Not so sure it's an infectionLet;s try a quick few scansSome types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterwards. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing al... Read more

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estore system settings and previous versions of file is greyed out on my system, I may have disabled a required service for this, can anyone point me to the right direction for this?

As I'm about to try the X-Fi MB2 mod again as the last time I tried it my system was messed up that it wont even recognize my actual X-Fi card properly. So I'm thinking a system restore can help me with this experiment.

Answer:System Restore - Restore system settings and previous versions of file

I'd start with system restore. Make sure it's enabled.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

Other things to check are system restore configuration, making sure system protection is turned on, and some general troubleshooting steps for system restore.

System Restore Configuration - Enable or Disable

System Protection - Turn On or Off

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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i want to restore my buds laptop. he had restore turned on until about 3 weeks ago he shut it off.

question: if you shut off restore does it still keep the last restore points? and is there a way to restore in safe mode (cant boot in reg mode) if restore is shut of. when i try and turn on sys restore in safe mode it say "i cant".

any suggestions?
 

Answer:System restore question? Can i restore in safe mode i restore was turned off?

when you turn off restore you lose all the restore points...thats why you cant use them...If you can boot in safe mode and backup all the things you can't live without...then we will try to fix the booting problem
 

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

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

Hello & welcome to TSF,

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

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

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System Restore Explorer is a tool which allows you to browse system restore points on your computer and select individual ones for deletion should you wish to free up some disk space. It also allows you to mount the contents of a restore point into a folder so that you can browse and copy individual files, without the need to perform a full system restore.
As many of us know, System Restore is a component for Windows which allows rolling back system files, registry settings and applications to a previous state. Although System Restore has a simple creation and restoration procedure, it does not provide an option to extract specific files from the previously stored system state. This means that performing a System Restore can end up altering settings which you may not wish to change." Home page : System Restore Explorer

Answer:Browse system restore points with System Restore Explorer

You can also use Shadow Explorer for the same purpose: ShadowExplorer.com - About

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This is my brother in laws Dell notebook running Vista. He was having problems with desktop icons not opening the program they shortcut to. And this morning I tried to logon to this site but when I tried to logon, each time I pressed a key to enter my username and password it would execute another function rather than type the letter / number I was trying to enter. The last thing I did was try system restore but now , after restoring, it has a black screen after start-up.I already took the steps listed in evilfantasy's sticky thread and have SWB, MBAM, and HJT logfiles to post but I can't do anything now with the black screen. I'm not real familiar with Vista so I don't even know how to start in safe mode ect. Thanks for any help with this!!!

Answer:Black screen after system restore, other problems before system restore

Was there anything found by SAS and MBAM?

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

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

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

Roy

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I have written on this thread about my restore not restoring and now that is no longer an issue, but my system won't backup to a restore. I go to backup and restore, do the restore, so I think, and then I go to a restore point and it is not there. So how exactly do you restore on my internal hard drive C. I have an external hard drive, but I don't think it is restoring on that.
I downloaded something yesterday that I heard wreaks havoc on your machine and I want to go back to before I installed it, hence the need for a restore point. Thanks once again group! I just checked and it is NOT on my external hard drive, so what happened to it. After it was done it said backup was successful.

Answer:Windows won't do a system restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati


I have written on this thread about my restore not restoring and now that is no longer an issue, but my system won't backup to a restore. I go to backup and restore, do the restore, so I think, and then I go to a restore point and it is not there. So how exactly do you restore on my internal hard drive C. I have an external hard drive, but I don't think it is restoring on that.
I downloaded something yesterday that I heard wreaks havoc on your machine and I want to go back to before I installed it, hence the need for a restore point. Thanks once again group! I just checked and it is NOT on my external hard drive, so what happened to it. After it was done it said backup was successful.


You are confusing me. You say that "my restore not restoring is no longer an issue". But in the next clause you say "my system won't backup to a restore".

System Restore has nothing to do with your external hard drive.
Type "system restore" into the start button search box and choose System Restore from the top of the list that pops up.

You should then see something like the first picture below.

From that screen, select "choose a different restore point".

You should then see something like the second picture below.

If you don't see pictures similar to what is posted below, post a screen shot of what you DO see.

Either you have a list of restore points as show... Read more

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Hello,

I would like to do a system restore from awhile ago.I tried to go back to the point I wanted to and It will only let me go back to August 2011 and not to June of 2011 where I lost some information.

Is there any way to go back to June 2011 with the system restore?

Thank You
Ron
 

Answer:System Restore in Windows XP

Depending on how you have System Restore set up, it will create a certain number of restore points.

As new restore points are created, older restore points are removed.

You cannot go back to a restore point that's 2 months older than the oldest saved restore point.

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If you have personal data in your computer that's important and irreplaceable, you should back it up on a regular basis to an external hard drive or to CD-R's/DVD-R's or to both.

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Having decided after many problems to restore the system I find that no matter which restore date I use the System Restore screen comes up but then absolutely nothing happens and then when I try to navigate away from System Restore the computer appears to have crashed. Anyone know of a way of solving this ?

Answer:System Restore Windows ME

You will have to format you hard drive and do a clean install i asume you have a start up floppy a OS disk. ALL DATA WILL BE LOST.

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I had overwritten some files on a program called E-time which tracks employees punches in and out of our facility. When I realized I had overwritten these files I wanted to restore the system back to earlier in the day. The user I'm logged in as is an administrator but she was logged on through our domain when I restored. After restore was complete nothing had changed. Then I decided to log on as the administrator locally to that machine and run a System Restore. After it was through still no change. It seems as if this system restore is not working. Do you guys have any clues of what to do to get this machine to restore back a day. It's pretty crucial I get the files I had overwrote back.

Let me know...

Thanks
 

Answer:System Restore Windows XP

I have found that System Restore rarely, if ever actually works. I don't know of any fixes, so to speak... I know that isn't much help, but I'm not surprised that your having problems with it.. A daily backup is 100% more reliable than depending on System Restore.
 

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I wanted to restore the system... so I did some research to how to restore the computer [windows xp] to previous state... i followed...but apparantly this occurred n i thought i was logged in admin but what is domain admin... anyone?
it says, "system restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on system restore, contact your domain administrator."

help guys!!

Answer:System restore Windows XP

Was or is this computer a work computer? if so, it may be part of the work place domain. If not, are you logged in as an administrator user? You cannot make any changes to a computer unless you are an administrator user. You do not have to be logged in as the built in hidden administrator.
If you are an administrator, this also could have been blocked using Group Policy in XP Pro (Start/Run GPEdit.msc). But first Right click My Computer/Properties/System Restore Uncheck Turn Off System Restore. If your computer is running well, Then set a restore point For future restore.

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How do i find system restore in windows 10 please

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Bro in law has laptop with Windows 7 on it,
the other day he tried to do System restore
but Laptop said it didnt have System restore
loaded,is that possible or tosh

Answer:System restore on Windows 7

Yes it can be switched off see here and back on again.

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I have a few computers that Windows System Restore is no longer working. I have disabled it, and then re enabled it, set a restore point, then try to restore, it states that is failed. Does anyone have any ideas about this?
I also just reloaded my system for other reasons, but this is happening on a few computers.

Thanks.
 

Answer:System Restore in Windows xp Pro

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I was trying to download a new printer to my computer when my windows program suddenly went out. When I finally was able to get my windows back up, it had loaded in using the safe mode. When this happens, I usually only have to go to my system restoreand restore my system back to a point before I had the trouble.
This time, when I tried to do that, the directions for the system restore came up fine. But, when I tried to restore my system to the end of June, I was unable to switch the month on the calendar, and a message also appeared on the side, saying that I had no restore points for July at all! Could someone tell me what's going on, and what I can do to fix my problem? I'm getting very frustrated with this program.
Sincerely,
bfblett1
 

Answer:I need help with my Windows ME system restore.

Hi, You may have reached the limit of hard drive space, that System Restore can hold, and no current Points are being made.

There is usually not much you can do, except> try to delete perhaps one or two, very oldest ones that you know you would not want to use, from System Restore.

That, along with a good temp file cleanup, might get it working, but I am not sure.

ATF CLEANER
Download ATFCleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop. DO NOT use it yet. We will use it in Safe Mode, later
As you probably know, deleting Cookies can result in you having to type in your username and passwords at ALL sites that use logins, like this site does, so if you willy nilly delete cookies, which is safe enough to do, you will have to re-establish these cookies and login the first time you visit any site like that.
ATF Cleaner has a way to save those cookies you would like to keep but it will require some time. If you DO KNOW or have saved all your Passwords and login usernames you can delete all cookies.

* Restart your computer into safe mode now.To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu"
Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Next, start up ATFCleaner:

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browser
Click Fir... Read more

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What is the service name for Windows System Restore?

Answer:Windows System Restore

Hmmm... i would suppose the service would only appear if u ran system restore. Its not on there otherwise!

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Is it possible to "undo" a system restore once it's been done?

Answer:Windows XP system restore

Yes it is, go into system restore and select undo last restoration

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Has anyone ever heard of system restore running by itself? I have a user that came in for work and the system restore window was open saying that it had restored the computer to an earlier point in time and that the back up might not be accurate anymore. Didn't think this was possible?

Thanks,
Spline64

Answer:System Restore ran by itself, Windows 7

Are the PCs networked under the control of a system administrator?

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Hi Can anyone tell me how to make my system restore work on Windows XP. It is turned on.   It goes through the restore point program then sayes no changes made, try another restore point.  This happens on my desktop Compaq machine also my Toshiba laptop Thanks for any help :-?

Answer:Windows system restore

It should make random checkpoints at least once a day... Do you want to make your own checkpoint?Flame

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I currently have a virus on my machine (Spy-Agent.cj.gen) and I would like to use system restore to an earlier date to hopefully remove this. When I follow the prompts in system restore I get to the final page and click next to start the restore and it does nothing. I can click on it multiple times, but is almost as if the tab is dead. Anyone see this before?

Answer:Windows XP System restore

could be the virus has corrupted your system restore or that the restore point itself is corrupted... try going into safe mode to restore otherwise jump over to the HiJackThis Log Help forum on the home page and follow the directions and post in there.... the people here are great at helping you and getting you up and running again.... quite possibly without using your restore at all....

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Can any1 PLEASE help tell me why occasionally it is impossible to go back to a previos date in Febuary using system restore. It just says 'your computercannot be restored to 10th Feb 2006. I have resrore dates there for 1,2,3,10,15,19,22,24and 27 and none are any use.My computer is a relitivelty new one and is a Compaq Presario 061 - Processor AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200+ 1MMX - 1GB DDR-SDRAM.

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Can anyone help me with Windows XP System Restore?  I deleted some files by mistake.  I tried to use System Restore.  Every one of the restore points over the last month generates the message:  " Unable to restore computer to this system restore point.  Please choose another restore point and try again"Thanks for your help!

Answer:Windows XP System Restore

If System Restore will not restore your computer, the only things you can do is restore a backup that you made prior to the problem occurring or reinstall Windows or perhaps edit the Windows Registry.What problem prompted you to attempt a system restoration?

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How do I turn off system restore in windows 98 to run my anti virus programme. I have 2 trojans but and want to run agv virus scanner but cant find system restore.

Answer:system restore for windows 98

That's because Windows 98 does not have System Restore.

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Every time I run System Restore to create a restore point, the process seems to complete and reports that it's completed successfully.However, when I try to restore my computer it goes through the process but when Windows reloads it says the restoration failed. I've tried using several restore points, all with the same result.Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this, or how to go about troubleshooting it?Thanks,Gary

Answer:WIndows XP System Restore

Hi, Do you have Norton security?click hereYou have to turn off Norton to do a system restore.mfletch

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Sometimes after doing a System Restore or a Live Update with a Windows ME O/S, Nortons AntiVirus will cause an error after you reboot. Symantec has a fix for this error for NAV versions 2002 and earlier. They don't have a fix for NAV 2003 and if this error ocurrs, Symantec instructs you to uninstall and then reinstall your NAV 2003.

My question is if you do a System Restore in the Safe Mode, will you bypass the possibility of an NAV error occurring?

Thanks ...
 

Answer:System Restore For Windows ME

Hi There!

Norton can be a strange thing...

IN THEORY...booting into safe mode should let you do what you need without an error...BUT...for some reason, system restores and Norton don't always work together.

Try disabling norton through the Norton Options section and see if that will help.

If not, then you just may have to uninstall & reinstall.

Good Luck!

ST
P.S. You may want to check the Security & virus section and see what others have done!
 

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I have had windows 8.1 for only a short time. Today, I changed some browser settings that resulted in some changes I didn't anticipate. Undoing the settings didn't help.

I would therefore like to go back a day or two with system restore but can't figure out how (e.g., in Windows 7, you pressed the F8 key while rebooting). Any suggestions?

Additionally, one of the changes I hadn't anticipated was that - I think - the new "classic desktop" was installed which I had studiously avoided downloading despite relentless reminders from Microsoft. Can I uninstall it?

If it would help any possible responder, my email is: [email protected]

Answer:system restore in windows 8.1

Please remove your email.

How to do a System Restore:
System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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How to run System Restore in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 - topic here ..

System Restore is a feature of Windows 8 and several previous versions of Windows, going back to Windows Me. It was created to help you fix the OS with just a few clicks when system files or settings get damaged. It automatically creates restore points, which are snapshots of system files, program files, drivers, and registry settings. Later, if you use System Restore to restore your computer to a point in time before some problem happened, System Restore will roll back your PC to a previous version of files and settings from the restore point that you specified. System Restore does not affect your personal documents or media. Plus, you can undo the last restore operation itself if does not resolve your issue. In Windows 8, Microsoft removed the shortcut link to start System Restore from the Accessories -> System Tools folder. In this article, we will see how to open System Restore in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.

There are many ways to run System Restore in Windows 8. You can start it from System Recovery options, or you can run it directly from Explorer.
To launch System Restore from System Recovery, you need to follow these simple instructions:

Open System Recovery options.
Pick the "System Restore" item.

Your PC will be restarted. Choose an account when prompted ..
Enter your password and click the "Continue" button ..
The System Restore wizard will be started, follow its steps.... Read more

Answer:How to run System Restore in Windows 8 and 8.1

For some reason that screen makes me think of a error screen in windows 8.
 

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Could someone tell me how to do a system restore on an early version of Windows 98?
 

Answer:System Restore Windows 98

If I remember right, Windows 98 did not have system restore in it. The first to use system restore came out in Windows Me. Sorry I think the only fix to Windows 98 is a reinstall of the program.
 

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Something happened to my computer today. Everything is fuzzy and the whole thing looks different. I have tried system restore on 4 or 5 different days and it will not restore. If I could just get it back like it was earlier today I would be happy. It just happened in the afternoon of the 26th. I didn't realize it is after midnight now.

Answer:Why can't I do a system restore on my windows

Have you tried connecting another monitor?Does the restore not run, or does it just not fix the issue?

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I need to do a system restore on my system because of an update to gimp won't run and I am trying to do a restore. But, when I do that every time it says it fails and that I should retry. I do retry and get the same result. What can I do to fix it? I have uploaded a pic of what the screen says.

Answer:System Restore Windows 7

Hi, awebster.
Uninstall Gimp from Add/Remove Programs. Reinstall the latest version from scratch. If that doesn't get it right, keep posting.

Missed the pic

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System Restore says system not restored to previous config. every time I use it.Any help welcome.

Answer:System Restore in Windows Me

I know this doesnt help, but that usually happens in ME.

System Restore is a POS

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I have tried to restore to a previous setting in Windows XP with System Restore, The message comes back after reboot,"Unable to restore to xxxxx", so I am back where I started. The reason that I want to restore is; I updated a driver for my webcam (Intel Delux PC Camera CS330). The result is that it is now calling it self "CS331" and is causing problems with my Cannon Scanner. I have tried in vain to locate the updated driver to uninstall but have had no luck. If I could restore to a previous good setting it would cure my problem, I hope.

Answer:Windows XP, System Restore.

Try going to 'Device Manager' and 'roll back' to previous driver.This may help your scanner problem.

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I have an HP laptop running windows Vista. I am trying to restore the computer to a previous configuration. I have run the restore several times using different restore points with no results. I get notification that system restore did not complete properly due to an unspecified error. What can I do now without returning the computer to its original confiruration as it came out of the box?
 

Answer:Windows system restore ????

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When I try to fix a problem with system restore in Windows10 I am told there is no restore point created. This is absurd. Since you can't predict when you might need to use it you would have to create a restore point every day!
Windows used to automatically create a restore point for you. This a serious problem that I am surprised was not addressed long ago.

Answer:System Restore in Windows 10

I have had system restore shut off for years and use backup image (currently Macrium). Years ago I thought that if something got corrupted that my system restore would fix it, but the few times I needed it, never worked correctly.

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When a system restore is required, do the document files, such as word, get restored to the restore point date? I have files that have been amended since the last known good configuration date...don't want to lose information.
 

Answer:Windows XP System Restore

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When I attempt to execute a prior system restore checkpoint, Windows-XP appears to go through the appropriate steps (restarts), but comes back and states the system restore was not completed. Is there a known bug or perhaps my computer's systems be missing a key instruction to actually perform a restore? After noticing that the restore would not work on a system generated restore/checkpoint, I created/forced my own restore/checkpoint, but neither process (my own forced restore date, nor XP generated restore date) actually restores the system. Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Windows XP - System Restore

Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
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Download Security Check by screen317 from
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Or
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
 

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Please help me with my problem %T_T i can't access my control panel, i really wanted to use the System Restore in control panel, but i cant access it because a message will appear that let me choose "Dont send" . Please help me ASAP or my dad will kill me if he knows this problem T_T

Answer:how to system restore windows xp but i cant o

Type the following into the Run box (exactly as written):%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exeHit Enter key and System Restore should start.Please come back and let us know how you got on.

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I have both windows XP and Me installed on my computer. However i can only get into Windows Me (I can't log on in XP, even in safe mode). So does anyone know if i can perform a system restore on my XP OS without actually going into it. Thanks

Answer:System restore windows XP

What happens when you try to boot Xp?

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I have both windows XP and Me installed on my computer. However i can only get into Windows Me (I can't log on in XP, even in safe mode). So does anyone know if i can perform a system restore on my XP OS without actually going into it. And also it there is anyway to protect files that were installed after the last restore point. Thanks

Answer:System restore windows XP

You cant restore XP without logging in to it. Can you get to the recovery console? Do you have the XP installation disk?

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I have been getting the blue screen recently and a friend looked at the problem and suggested that I do a system restore before sometime before August 24th. However, my earliest restore point is August 26th, is there a way to go back further, or am I screwed?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows System Restore

You could be screwed unless you have an alternative program that provides a restore point.
Do you have any Norton programs running? Norton has a restore program that stops the Windows System Restore from creating restore points. If you have this then you can restore using Norton. If not then you are basically stuffed.

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At least I think I need System Restore. For whatever reason, starting this morning, my computer is not doing what it usually does. Like I went to my Maintenance folder for regular maintenance. When I click on my usual icons a new window opens saying "Open with...". It never does that so now I don't know what to do. I vaguely remember that System Restore can get my computer back to how it was yesterday, before it went haywire.Thanks so much for your help!

Answer:How do I get to System Restore on Windows XP?

Start>Help and Support>System Restore. The SR window has two options. By default it will show "Restore my Computer to an earlier time". Click Next and select the restore point you wish to use. Click Next to start the Restore.

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I would like to restore the original Windows XP however I lost my original CDs, I have a hewlett packard desktop. Is there any way to re-order, or download from somewhere?

Answer:How to restore system if I do not have the Windows XP Cds?

Having just gone through this with HP, you can't download them, but for just under $20 US you can order them (this was vista. xp may be less). I hounded them and esculated till I got my disks for free. But that is because of their faulty HP recovery software did not copy over a boot file to the disk, and you could only run the program once. My suggestion, just pay for the disks instead of going through that hassle.

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I cannot get system restore to work. I've researched it and nothing seems to help. It doesn't work in "Safe Mode" either. I always get an "incomplete restoration" I 've turned off system restore which clears all the restore points and turned it back on. I tried again the next day with the newest restore point and still get the same results. Any suggestions? I get this message when it fails.

Restoration was unsuccessful
No changes have been made to your computer. System Restore was unable to restore your computer to the specified restore point. Select another restore point and try to perform the restoration.
 

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When I try to restore my system to a previous restore point in WindowsXP I get the message that the system cannot be restored to that point.
I have tried several points shown on the system restore calendar and get the same message.

Any idea what is causing this?
 

Answer:Windows XP System Restore

Here is a system restore troubleshooter from Micosoft.
 

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Luckily I discovered that on updating to w 10 that one has to re - enable system restore. I did try it, but got an endless loop. Has anyone successfully used system restore in W10? Also I have usb recovery stick and a USB Iso. in a doomday scenario , how does one use these? Being cautious I also have a Macrium image and a recovery CD, and again do I just insert the CD- do I need to "tell" the BIOS the boot order? A bit worried on a young relative's pc I am setting up,as she sometimes leaves a film DVD in the DVD slot and I would not like a mishap!

Answer:System restore in windows 10

I have had a look at system restore,there was no need to enable it.

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Hi Guys... in another thread I mentioned my problems as all the fonts had changed in hotmail, facebook etc.

Also, certain websites had changed. I tried to reset IE - but nothing changed.

Now I'm trying to system restore Windows 7, but I cant seem to enter a restore point, say, two days ago. It only shows a time earlier today to choose from.

Teen x
 

Answer:system restore windows 7

When you open "system restore" at the bottom of the first page you will see "earlier restore points" (see image) click on that and it should give you more restore points.
 

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I need help!!!
Is there any way to access older restore dates than the ones that are listed. I am trying to restore my files but the closest I can get to the date before I got the virus is two days after. All my pics and most of my files are now corrupted now and I can not access them.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 

Answer:System Restore on Windows 7

System Restore only contains information on the Windows registry and system settings, it will not change anything relating to your personal files. A golden rule of computing is to always keep back ups on an external source of anything that you do not want to loose.

Are your personal files corrupted or is it just a case that you are locked out of them, what exactly do you see on screen when you try to open any of them.

What is the history with the infection you had, did you receive help from a Malware expert to remove it?

Can you recall the name of the infection?

Please run these scans below, in the order listed, so we can check your system is clean and see what is on there. From this point on, please do not run any other scans than those requested and do not make any changes to the system unless asked to do so.

SCAN 1
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) and save it to your desktop. Do not get tempted to download Regclean Pro.

Note: If you get a warning that the download could harm your system, please ignore it and allow the download to go ahead. FRST is perfectly safe and we would never ask you to download anything that isn't.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click on FRST to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.
Press th... Read more

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I recently experienced a total crash and had to use my system recovery kit... Following 3 failed attempts at using the system restore feature and utilizing 3 different restore points. A Trojan virus had infiltrated my system. I had detected and removed the original in February with a virus scan. However the virus attached and corrupted the system restore file. I have a Sony Vaio, Windows XP and Norton Internet security. Though system recovery is a blessing the steps to retrieve data (i.e. Microsoft and windows updates) are very time consuming...Other than disabling system restore is there any way I can prevent this from recurring.
 

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Hi All!
I am running Windows XP Professional and cannot turn on System Restore it returns a "System restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives. Please restart your machine and try again" - this does not work. The right click button on the mouse stops responding sporadically.
I am attaching a Hijack this! log file.
Thanks,
jsomega

Answer:System Restore In Windows Xp

Hi JSOMEGA,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

P.S. Do not attach the log but copy/paste it in here using the Add Reply button.

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I read several warnings here about the System Restore trojan so I searched my computer.

The System Restore I have says it's by Windows. Is this true or is it a trojan?

I scanned it with MSE and it found no problems.

I used to run XP and some documents transferred to Vista were created on XP.
 

Answer:Windows System Restore

Lavender said:





The System Restore I have says it's by Windows. Is this true or is it a trojan?Click to expand...

Since we don't really know what you are looking at, we have no idea how to answer this. However System Restore is a valid feature of Windows and uses the System Volume Information folder to save system restore points in. A System Restore Trojan has nothing to do with this Windows feature and I would expect that you would know if you had this trojan due to all the problems it causes.
 

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can any 1 help me? I cannot do a system restore on my computer. It will start doing a restore thyen half way through the computer restarts itself and the message reads "restore unsuccessfull, no changes have been made to your pc"

Answer:system restore for windows ME

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I have a Trojan Horse that is actively engaging 80% of my RAM in two second intervals. It is wreaking havock as I try to use my computer. I have disabled my restore points and ran my antivirus program and it worked for a while. Now not even doing that seems to work, as far as lessoning it's impact on my RAM. I have been told that my only recourse is to do a system restore. I am a novice and I'm afraid of screwing things up. Please help. My delime is that I know I have to backup my files on disk. However, I'm not sure which files need it, where to find all the files, if I drag and drop files using their shortcuts will I get the entire file or an empty shortcut? I have skins for my media player that I don't want to lose and I'm not sure where to find just the skins to Transfer. To sum it up. I'm a mess. Please help if you can.

I'm using Roxio 5.34 to transfer files and I'm copying them onto DVD+RWs
 

Answer:Help with Windows XP System Restore

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Is there any way for me to get to "System Restore" through "Run" or "My Computer"?

Answer:Windows 7 System Restore

copy and paste %systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe to the run box
that's it

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I completed a successful restore on Windows 7 Build 7000. However, when I booted back up, I could not get a valid network connection. The Network dialogue showed two unidentified networks, and I had no inet connection. Upon going to device manager and uninstalling the LAN adapter, then scanning for new devices to reinstall, everything was back to normal. Just a heads up.

Answer:System Restore on Windows 7

Glad to hear it. You may want to look over some information provided to someone else having problems on the 7000 build with that in the thread there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...m-restore.html

Since the beta won't create too many on it's own there's a few options for seeing that done more frequently especially when dual booting with XP. The same problem seen with Vista/XP dual boots seems to have been passed along to 7 as well.

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Hello folks, I am trying to run a Windows System restore on my Lenovo X1 Carbon and it fails with the following message.I've tried uninstalling the antivirus program (Carbon Black), running sfs /scannow, chkdsk, and kicking it off from safemode.  Nothing works so far.Trying to restore to time previous to last Windows Updates... Anyone know how I could get this working?

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I get lots of trojans and viruses.Norton has caught all of them It says my pc is not infected.I ran spotbot and the fix tool just in case.Should i delete the files in quarinteen?Also can I leave system restore on or do I need it off while these are going around?ThankyouBevlee

Answer:System restore windows me

Yes,delete the quarantined files.System Restore should be disabled before scanning,as restarting System Restore,once puter is scanned and clean,creates a new restore point.

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erroring out on me and not restoring?

displaying a error code of :
0x80070005

the first advice is disable antivirus software and I did and rebooted and tried
again and still get same error code.

The main thing going on with my windows 7 laptop is that it boots
to the desktop and allows me to use the menu/programs, but on desktop all the programs
are gone?

any clue?

Dolan

Answer:system restore in windows 7

Have you scanned your computer for viruses?

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Hi I need help regarding XP system restore. I heard from my friends said that you have to disabled system restore monthly and re-enable it again. Can someone please enlighten me with more information. Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows XP system restore

Thats not true

MS System Restore FAQ
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/plan/faqsrwxp.mspx
 

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been given the advice several times to do a system restore. on previous comp. i had NO trouble doing that. on this comp. (wind.7 sp1) for the luv of me i cannot figure out HOW to do a restore set point. it shows the date as the last m.s. update several days ago. i cannot go back before that. i've been reading this site and m.s. even the m.s. site is confusing...they show a picture of the way the system page and it doesn't even look like mine! still i found it and it shows oct 18th as the last restore date - the same as the m.s. update. all this to because i was trying to get the conduit off my computer.

Answer:system restore in windows 7

Go to Control Panel> Recovery> Open system restore> Next. Then check the box to show more restore points.

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