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System Restore Doesn't Work


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#1 simpsonman3000

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:10 PM

For some reason, my system restore won't work. Like it will create restore points, but then they will disappear.

Anyone know what the problem could be?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:58 PM

How about a little more info.By any chance do you dual boot.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:26 PM

i dont dual boot. i just have windows 7 ultimate on there and nothing else.

i dont know if i can give more info. i just get a message that says "No restore points have been created. Create one using System Protection."

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:41 AM

Try checking out the settings for System Protection:

Windows 7 Logo (Start Menu) -> *Right click* Computer -> Properties -> System Protection

Go to the configure option in the bottom right and make sure System Protection isn't disabled.

Edited by t3chie, 06 August 2010 - 02:42 AM.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:57 PM

yeah, System Protection is on, and it's always been on. AS I said before, It creates restore points, but then they seem to disappear later and I don't know why.

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:08 PM

Do you have some type of computer maintenance enabled to automatically do a disk cleanup each time the system is started?

Or do you have any utility programs setup to automatically do the same?

System restore points are not usually deleted unless a program of some type is told to clear them or if you have automatic disk cleanup enabled at system startup.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:14 PM

Do you have some type of computer maintenance enabled to automatically do a disk cleanup each time the system is started?

Or do you have any utility programs setup to automatically do the same?

System restore points are not usually deleted unless a program of some type is told to clear them or if you have automatic disk cleanup enabled at system startup.

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no, i dont have a thing set to clean the disk regularly. it will make a restore point, and it will be there, then it will somehow be deleted.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 08:39 PM

See the info in link below.
http://itexpertvoice.com/home/what-to-do-a...restore-points/
Here is some of the info:
For some reason, we still donít know why, some Windows 7 installations are deleting Windows 7 Restore Points. Hereís what we know and what you can do about it.

The Easy Fix

If youíre lucky, it may just be that you donít have System Restore set up correctly. To check on that status, see if Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) and Windows Backup Services are running and set to automatic in Services Console.

To do this, take the following steps.

* Click on Start, type Services in Start Search. When the Services page is open, scroll the page to find Volume Shadow Copy and Backup Service.
* Right click on them and check if they are started.
* If the services are disabled, click to start the services and set them to Automatic.

By default, both services should already be on and set to Automatic for your primary partition, but Iíve seen incidents where they havenít been. I suspect, but havenít been able to prove, that the services have been turned off by malware. You should also keep in mind that VSS wonít work on FAT32 formatted partitions.

Edited by buddy215, 10 August 2010 - 08:41 PM.

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