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Cannot Start System Restore


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#1 Cherelen

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 06:14 PM

My computer was really sluggish, so I decided I was going to try to figure it out. I came here and started looking at the Uninstall List. This then led me to a site (liutilities.com) to downlad Uniblue Registry Booster. This program was supposed to delete any files that did not get uninstalled when certain programs were uninstalled on my computer. I also downloaded the Autoruns by Sysinternals on my computer and think I may have accidentally deleted something crucial.

After I installed Uniblue, it said I had over 1500 registry files, but could only delete 15. So I deleted the 15. Then I restarted my computer. After that, my task bar (with the Start menu) is not on the screen. When I minimize windows, they disappear and the only way to get to them is by using the ALT+TAB function. Also, when I am on the Internet, I cannot open any windows that are Java Script.

I tried to do a system restore to undo the functions I did, but it gives me the message "System restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart you computer and then run system restore again." So, I restarted my computer and tried again and it gave me the same message. I also tried to run system restore in Safe Mode and in Safe Mode with Command Prompt and it still gives me the same message.

I would run a system recovery or "F" disk my computer, but right now I have over 3GB of files that I do not want to lose.

My only concern, is that I will have to put all of my files on an external drive, and then totally recover my system.

Any help, is much greatly appreciated because I am completely lost at this point.

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 06:23 PM

See if you can go this route.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 06:30 PM

This program was supposed to delete any files that did not get uninstalled when certain programs were uninstalled on my computer.
After I installed Uniblue, it said I had over 1500 registry files, but could only delete 15. So I deleted the 15.


Did this program prompt you to backup the registry before it blindly deleted these files from your computer? If so, you can revert back to the backup registry and you are safe...

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 06:54 PM

Uniblue Registry booster has a back-up utility just in case something like this happens. Did you skip that process?
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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:00 PM

This program was supposed to delete any files that did not get uninstalled when certain programs were uninstalled on my computer.
After I installed Uniblue, it said I had over 1500 registry files, but could only delete 15. So I deleted the 15.


Did this program prompt you to backup the registry before it blindly deleted these files from your computer? If so, you can revert back to the backup registry and you are safe...


I did do a backup registry before any files were deleted. I have tried reverting back using the backup registry, but it does nothing.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:18 PM

See if you can go this route.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852


I tried this and it did not work. Any other suggestions??

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:16 PM

Make sure System Restore is Active:
> Click on Start, Programs, Accesories, System Tools, System Restore.
> Click on System Restore Settings, on the left hand side of the window.
> Make sure the option for (Turn off System Restore) is not checked.
> Do this for any additional hard drives you have.
> Click APPLY and OK, and then restart the system.

Make sure that it's Service is running
Open the Command Prompt
> Click Start, click Run, and then type CMD.
> Press ENTER, and then type Net Start at the command prompt to make sure that the System Restore service is running.
Now it is definately running so try again.

Another try is shut down Uniblue first .It's running may be interfereing with other Registry tools.
Close the RegistryBooster icon from the system tray (next to the System clock) by: Right-clicking on it
Choose “Exit Registry Booster”

Edited by boopme, 25 September 2007 - 06:21 PM.

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