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I Killed System Restore


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#1 Panther 37

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:12 PM

I was hunting down a virus and I found one hiding in "C:\System Volume Information." I changed the permissions, found the virus and deleted it. Now the "System Restore" tab doesn't even show up under System Properties anymore. When I try and run system restore this is the error message I get:
"System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again." Following these directions doesn't help either. I also just did a repair install of windows and this problem is still here. Is there any way to reset system restore without having to do a full re-install of windows?
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:40 PM

Click Start > Run and enter services.msc

Right click the service called System Restore Service and select properties. Make sure the service is started and the startup type is set to automatic. See if that fixes the problem, reboot if necessary.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:53 PM

I changed the permissions for SYSTEM to Full Control and deleted all of the others. After a reboot I was fine.
Athlon 64 3200+ (939) | Lanparty UT nf4 Ultra | 2x512mb PC3200 G. Skill 2-3-3-6 1T | MSI 6600GT | TruePower 430W | Deskstar 160Gb T7K250 | Lite-On SHM-165P6S 16x +RAM | MSI 4xDVD Dual | Samsung 753DF 17" | Envision EN-980e 19" | Logitech MX518, MS Internet Keyboard Pro & XBOX 360 Game Pad | Sony MDR-E888LP Earbuds | Canon Rebel XTi (10.1mp) | Canon A75 (3.2mp) | Canoscan 8600F | Epson Stylus Photo R800 | Atheros AR5005GS 802.11g | LinksysWRT54G Router | Toshiba Satillite M65-S2909 Intel 760, 100Gb, 1Gb, ATI x600, 802.11g & DVD+DL




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