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#1 esmo


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:44 PM

When I try to open windows restore, I get a window entitled windows restore which looks like the expected window, but it is blank.. There are no choices available. I checked the system volume information folder, and there are restore files there. I did a virus scan, system clean. Before this happened I got the restore window with the selections. However, I could only create a new restore point. If I tried to restore from one of the existing restore points, the process would start but would hang while copying files, and I had to reboot to get the computer working again. I use system restore a lot. Any help much appreciated. Thanks

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 06:54 PM

Hi esmo -
Please run a check disk scan - Copy and paste the code below into the Run Box - Close all open programs (including internet) and click OK -
This code will shut down your computer in 30 seconds and reboot into the check disk stage - This will run the full 5 stage check/repair and takes about 30 to 40 mins on most systems - Grab a coffee and do not interfere with the scan as it will restart your system once it is finished -

Thank You -

#3 esmo

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 04:35 AM

Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, that fix did not help.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:12 AM

I'm not going to be able to help with this problem, but would like to offer a suggestion for the future. System Restore is great when it works, but over the years I've seen literally hundreds of posts like yours - just when you need it most, it fails. This is one reason I suggest everyone use Disk Imaging Software on a regular basis. Create images to separate hd's (or optical media) once every week or two (retaining only the one or two most current - the files are huge) and you'll always have the ability to restore to the date you created the image(s).

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