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system restore problem of sorts

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#1 bastian22


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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:05 PM

Using my laptop, stumbled upon a bad site, I guess. Mcafee said it caught a trojan horse, however, a few seconds later, my screen went blue and I got:


So, I restarted, and immediately went to system restore, but, guess what? all restore points completely gone. This is strange since system restore is not disabled and I have max space allocated. I had a lot of restore points before this episode.

Now, when I try to create a restore point, I get:

"System restore is not able to create a restore point"

Uh, oh. I'm getting a little nervous.

(Also notice that google links are redirecting) I guess this must be adware perhaps. I'm trying spybot. Not experienced with hijack and afraid I'll screw something up. Seems so malicious if it somehow disabled system restore. ANy ideas?

Edited by bastian22, 30 August 2009 - 12:56 AM.

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#2 MrMikie


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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:26 PM

I used System Restore for a while but gave up on it. Sometimes sysrestore worked sometimes it didn't. Now, I am using Acronis True Image Home 2009 for my back-ups and restoring. And, for me, I'm glad I have it! :flowers: :thumbsup: There's be a few times just recently that I was able to restore my computer (in full) to a date earlier before the problem(s) began. Of course, I had update some things like AV and AS, among other things to get up-to-date. Without Acronis I most likely would have had to do a "clean install" and start all over again! For me that is a minimum 3-4 days! :trumpet:

Anyway, did you try Googling "DRIVER_IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and see if any of the responses related to your situation? I used to have something similar to this before but it's been a long time now.

Just a thought. Good luck and have fun! :inlove:

#3 Stang777


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:49 AM

Many viruses will wipe out your restore points and disable system restore. Your best bet is to post over in the Am I Infected section of this forum (link below) to get help in getting your system clean and then work on getting system reenabled. SuperAntiSpyware has a feature to restore functionallity to system restore when it has been disabled by malware/viruses. I have never used it so cannot be sure that it will fix the problem, but it is worth a shot. Also, sometimes just getting rid of the malware/virus will return system restore to being functional.


Btw, while Spybot still has some good useful features, Spybot is not the recommended program for dealing with spyware/malware/viruses any more. There are many better program which are also free that can take care of the problem better

Edited by Stang777, 30 August 2009 - 01:51 AM.

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