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windows 7 loses all its system restore point - many times


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#1 anon125

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:23 AM

this is 2018, surely somebody must know why win7 loses all its system restore points!

yes i have disabled and re enabled system restore.

yes i have check for viruses with several reputable softwares.

no i have not allowed win updates for some time as they were thought to be doing this.

there is plenty of space for the points

other forums do not know.

hopefully someone here is an expert!

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

The only time I heard of Windows 7 losing Restore Points was when using an older version of avast that used a vm

 

.https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=166697.0



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:02 PM

HMMM  we have used AVG for years - it is now owned by Avast.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:06 PM

That was an older version of avast using NG. I don't think that is currently being used by avast. 



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 05:23 PM

thanks

other ideas are very welcome



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:34 PM

 

no i have not allowed win updates for some time as they were thought to be doing this.

 

You really should go back to allowing updates to happen.

 

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

Your pic shows you are allowing 69% of the drive for system restores.

 

Has this allowance been changed at all ?....ever ?

 

What size is the hard drive (C:) ?

 

System Restore can fail because some software on your computer doesn't understand or respect System Restore.  Common culprits are virus and malware protection products and other programs that are typically loaded to provide some type of background service......Any recent malware protection added ??.....any other changes ?........System Restore can fail because some software on your computer doesn't understand or respect System Restore.  Common culprits are virus and malware protection products and other programs that are typically loaded to provide some type of background service.....

 

Have you tried running system restore in safe mode ?....

 

I second Chris's suggestion of allowing Updates to happen.

 

If this were my PC, my next step would be the Malware Removal Area 

Scanning with reputable software..(what were they?).....may or may not expose any culprit


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 12:15 AM

My Win 7 has on several occasions lost all restore points.  I fiddled for days and could not figure it out.  Other times Restoring fails.  Both of these are somewhat common.

69 % is WAY too much space for Restores.



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:59 PM

"69 % is WAY too much space for Restores."

well the computer is ONLY used for the internet - forums, news and weather, emails etc. so i can allot lots of space.

if it is a virus or malware i have not found one that causes this problem.

as updates can cause the problem i did not update to prove it was not update that was causing it.

generally i allow lots of room for the SRs i have no other need for it!

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

You can search high and low and you will find lots of help requests for this problem.  I spent many, many days and ran into the same answers in many cases.  Unknown.  Even from M$ personnel.  Good luck.

 

FWIW - If you are using the PC in the manner that you suggested, there is likely NO reasson to have a zillion Restore Points - the ancient ones will be slightly less useful than useless.  The major benefit of Restore points is to reverse system Hose Jobs usually caused by software installation or malware - not from reading forums or emails.



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:49 PM

thanks  - i would still like it to work!



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:40 PM

If you would still like it to work....follow some of the advice/suggestion given.

 

system restore points take around 1gb each...depending totally on the amount they have to 'backup'...seeing your pc is only used for 'reading forums and emails'....then this figure is likely to be significantly less.

 

Dealing with the suggestion to open a topic in  the Malware area by saying that you havent found one that causes this problem is not very comforting.....do you have the necessary expertise to know that for sure ?

 

In other words.....take advantage of the expertise which surrounds you here....otherwise you will not move forward at all.


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:23 PM

will do - thanks



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:48 AM

Post a screenshot of your System Restore offering with the Show more restore points box checked.

 

Describe what happens if you create a manual Restore Point, the when it has been created successfully, go to System Restore and is the Restore Point you just created listed or is it not?

 

If the RP is listed restart your system and check again to see if the Restore Point is still listed.

 

Repeat.  Now you should have two recent Restore Points...

 

Is that much working?


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:51 PM

it keeps a restore point for maybe 2 days.

see picture above on first post.

remind me how i put pics on this forum?

PS not keen on putting yet more software on the computer to find a virus that i do not have any proof it is there!

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