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HELP WITH AUTOMATIC RESTORE POINTS VISTA?


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#1 J2545

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:56 AM

Hi

Automatic restore points in vista, in available disk says: searching.  then 2 minutes later computes freezes. Antivirus cannot download, because is looking for recent restore point.

I try to download antivirus, and in 3 minutes computer freezes too.

Anybody experience in this?

Done all cleaning, and try a lot of ideas. Getting close to the fix...

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

Your shadow volume copies may have become corrupted.  We can try deleting all of the existing restore points and see if that will help, but all of your restore points will be gone at that point.

 

Are you trying to use System Restore to restore to a previous state where your computer worked better? Are you having issues on the computer?  



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:31 PM

Thanks!

Computer started getting frozen.

I did a clean start. But it seems Avast antivirus was the problem. I Uninstall it.

I ran combo fix, superantispyware, cdkhdk, rescue disk windows firewall, Rkill.

Now none of the Antivirus download. They say" Creating a system restore Point" Then computer freezes.

Strange that combofix tries to create restore point, and does not block it ??

The objective is to be able to install an antivirus. I also want to know why System restore is stock.

Computer is working correctly, after all the cleaning.

Will deleting all store points, will erase the last know configuration?

I will follow your instructions...



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Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:32 PM

No, last known configuration is the configuration that was saved when you last had a successful startup. So that wont be an issue.

If the restore points became corrupt, though, deleting them all may allow you to get back into it again. The other option is to start system restore and restore to a point right before the problem happened. Not sure if that would even work if the restore points are having issues.

Let me know how you want to proceed.

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 06:01 PM

Lets delete them.. How do I do that.

And how do you start system restore?... Yes It seems it does not work...



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:09 AM

Click on start and then in the search field enter cmd.

When the command prompt icon is displayed, right-click on it and select Run as Administrator.

You should now be in the black command prompt box.

Type the following and press enter to delete your restore points and shadow copies.

wmic shadowcopy delete

WMIC will now start to delete the shadow volume copies, which contain your restore points, from your computer. When it is done and you are back at the C:\ prompt, you can type exit and then enter to close the command prompt.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:55 PM

Ok. I will try it






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