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System Restore does not work.


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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:04 PM

I have Windows XP Pro, I recently experienced a "physical memory dump" (don't know what that means).  I did some research and still didn't find a definition, but it was suggested that I should restore my computer back to an earlier date, before the memory dump.  Well, I tried, but system restore does not work, when the computer restarts, there is a notice that says no changes have been made to your computer, use a different restore point.  Different restore points don't work either.  What  do I do?



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#2 Roodo

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:49 PM

Is your computer running bad right now? Any new updates/programs/drivers added

lately? Memory dumps can be do to these things, also memory going bad.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:38 AM

It's running great, but I can't do system restore.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:53 AM

Follow the methods in this link. See if Method #1 is your problem. Are you using avast for an antivirus because I have had issues with system restore with avast.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302796



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 10:00 AM

Lets check:

  1. Open System by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
  2. In the left pane, click System protection. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_48. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  3. Click the System Protection tab

     Is the drive Protected? Go ahead and create a restore point.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:21 AM

I cannot find "System Protection", I right clicked  My computer, Properties. the choices are: System Restore, Automatic updates, Remote, General, Conputer Name, Hardware and Advanced.


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:28 AM

I just figured out System Restore is System Protection, so OK, I have created a restore point :)



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:43 AM

Go ahead and goto the link JohnC  provided and make sure your

drive is being monitored. As a test you might try and restore from that  

new point.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 09:23 AM

Did all recommended tests, everything OK there.  My manually created new restore point works, none of the ones created by the computer work, even recent ones created yesterday and the day before.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:33 AM

Is ther a way I can get the computer generated restore points to work?



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:58 PM

Are there any errors in your event logs?



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:23 PM

Yes.  Error Sources:  Sevice control manager, Dhcp, DCOM.  Warning Sources:  Tcpip, Dhcp, b57w2k,


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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

what AV do you have? Try a restore in safe mode,



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:40 AM

Microsoft security essentials, Safe mode doesn't work, either :(



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:51 AM

I would download and install Hitmanpro and see if there is an infection. If is finds something. Do not delete it. Start a new thread in "Am I infected". If it does not find something hopefully somebody here can help you further.






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