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System Restore

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#1 Jackpine


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:01 AM

My PC is currently experiencing two problems, which may or may not be related.

1. I am unable to use System Restore. Whenever I access it, system restore is selected off. I turn it on, and when I go back to it at a later time, it is off again. Also, when I go to the restore calendar, none of the dates is active, i.e., I can't click on them to restore to any date because restore dates were never created in the first place.

2. Whenever I run Spybot, Windows.RedirectedHosts is found. I remove it, immunize, and the next day it is back.

Any suggestions to fix these problems is greatly appreciated.

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:17 AM

I would recommend following the Preparation Guide to posting a High Jack This log. You may not need to actually post a log, however. If you follow the instuctions in the Prepatory Guide faithfully then this little bugger might be removed. However, rarely is a computer infected with only one thing.

If after completing all of the steps in the Preparation Guide you continue to have issues, post a HJT log as instructed in the Preparation Guide.



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#3 ThorXP


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:19 PM

Here is a classic and I hope I can help.

I recommend trying to reinstall System Restore, here's how:

1. You will need to be able to view hidden files, so go to Start>> Control Panel>> Folder Options>> View tab. Under Advanced settings, place a checkmark in: "Show hidden files and folders". Then uncheck: "Hide extensions for known file types". Click Apply, then OK to exit.

2. Open Windows Explorer, then go to Windows>> inf folder. Open the inf folder and find a file named:


Right click this file and select "Install" from the resulting menu.

Note: This procedure will delete all restore points from your old installation and recreate a fresh installation of System Restore.

#4 Enthusiast


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 09:42 PM

Since there aren't any restore points there will be nothing to restore however.

After you rebuild it using ThorXP's advice you still need to post a HJT log in the HJT forum.

#5 Herk


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Posted 18 April 2006 - 10:25 PM

After you click on the box to turn off System Restore, do you remember to click the "Apply" button on the bottom? It won't remember the setting if you don't apply it.

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