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Can no longer do a system restore.

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#1 flamingogirl


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 02:37 PM

I want to do a system restore to a point about 6 weeks ago (when life was good). I used to be able to do a restore without a problem but now I can't. It starts the restore, shuts down and when I sign back in it says "no changes have been made". My Outlook Express starting acting funny a few days ago and recently, I have to restart my modem everytime I turn on my computer in order to be able to connect to the internet. I thought if I did a restore it might resolve one or both of these issues. Anyway, why won't my system restore any more??

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:32 PM

You're having the same issue, on 2 different computers?
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MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P, CPU: Phenom II X4 955 Deneb BE, HS/F: CoolerMaster V8, RAM: 2 x 1G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800, VGA: ECS GeForce Black GTX 560, PSU: Antec TruePower Modular 750W, Soundcard: Asus Xonar D1, Case: CoolerMaster COSMOS 1000, Storage: Internal - 2 x Seagate 250GB SATA, 2 x WD 1TB SATA; External - Seagate 500GB USB, WD 640GB eSATA, 3 x WD 1TB eSATA

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#3 ePost


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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:47 PM

This could have been done by malware and you'll need to get rid of it if that is the case. First of all you should run a few full scans with some of the woulds best anti-malware tools. These are recommended:

Download, install, UPDATE and run as full scannnings:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
SUPERAntiSpyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/

Also an online scanning:

Now check System Restore. Will it work now? If not:

Open SUPERAntiSpyware again. Click the Preferences button. Click the Repair tab. About way down the scroll: mark the Repair broken Windows System Restore Service. Click Perform repair.

Edited by ePost, 10 January 2009 - 04:24 PM.

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