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Computer Restores Itself After Shutdown


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#1 xpurinsu21

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:45 AM

It started restoring itself just this last May 09, 2017. I remember installing drivers for the graphics card, DirectX 9(Yes, I needed it), Steam, and a cracked copy of Steam Wallpaper Engine(which I already deleted because I found it insignificant). Now, every time I shutdown or restart my computer, it always restores itself to the time when I installed the said programs and drivers above. It also restored the cracked copy of the Wallpaper Engine, and of course, the changes I've made and the files I've created are lost. I think it started restoring the settings, files and installed programs when the computer asked for a reboot after installing the graphics driver (because it is necessary for the newly installed drivers to work properly). The sad thing is, even the files from my other hard drive are restored, meaning, it does not only affect the hard drive where the system is installed, but all the other connected hard drives as well. I've already run a system restore dating from May 08, 2017 before I installed the said drivers and programs above, but to my surprise, nothing has changed, it was still at its state from when I installed the programs. The pop-up which said that the system restore is successful didn't even show up. Right now, I'm currently running a virus scan but any help or insight from the community will be very much appreciated. Thank you very much.

P.S Sorry for my poor English.


Edited by xpurinsu21, 11 May 2017 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:00 AM

It's the same like when you have Deep Freeze installed and it is in a freeze state, but yeah, you guessed it right, I don't have Deep Freeze installed.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:23 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:26 PM

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:35 PM

This should've posted first so please pardon me.

UPDATE:
I just uninstalled the graphics driver YESTERDAY and after it restarted the computer automatically, the changes remained. The graphics driver didn't restore itself back and the files I've made remained. Also, before I uninstalled the graphics driver, I also uninstalled Steam so yeah after the reboot, Steam didn't restore itself back as well. I thought everything was OK but when I came back to my computer today, some of my files went back to where it was when the computer was in it's freeze state. Some files remained though. I really am confused as to why this happens.



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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:09 AM

Also, I hope there'll be no confidential information that will be taken by your MiniToolbar. This is a company computer and I might be in trouble if anything worse happens than the freeze state this computer is in. Thank you very much.

-Prince

 

 

Frankly...when those seeking assistance on a public forum...make statements such as the above...I don't know whether to laugh or be angry.  All members posting information do so voluntarily...and I don't believe that BC members are obligated in any way...to concern themselves with individual perceptions of what "personal" might mean in the head of the poster.

 

To my knowledge (I've been a member here for many years)...I've never requested any "personal information" to be submitted, thinking that such might be of some use in resolving a computer situation.

 

If this is a work computer...your organizations IT personnel should be addressing your situation...as opposed to a computer help forum/site on the Internet.

 

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