Maintenance :: System Restore Takes Slightly More Than 2 Minutes To Open

Feb 5, 2014

both Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit machines. When my intent is to go to a system restore point, from System Properties and then click on System Restore it takes slightly more than 2 minutes for the Restore dialog window to open. This is from the Desktop which I use almost exclusively.

This is an update from Windows 8, which behaved the same, and has had a repair install to see if that would work. It didn't. I have tried your Shadow copy entries mentioned earlier but with no improvement. I have resorted to a third party program "RestorePointCreator.exe" Which works quickly like Win 7 does.

My dual booted Win 7 Pro opens almost by the time my finger releases the mouse button

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 Computer Takes 4 Minutes To Shut Down

Jan 3, 2014

I have a Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, has 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, running Windows 8.1 which I had installed the day it came out..the PC I purchased in September 2013..for the past few weeks I have noticed how when I shut down the pc that it can take up to 4 minutes to shut down, the monitor will go black but the power button the tower will remain white til it turns off, it used to turn off in a matter of seconds, now its minutes..same issue for restart, takes about 3 minutes to restart and no one from Dell can figure out what the problem is..all I had installed in December were updates from microsoft thats it, other than that nothing new has been installed. Yesterday I got a notification from Dell on my PC notifying me that I should update my BIOS which was A4 to A6 which I did and still the same issue..talked to five technicians and no one can figure it out, been told maybe its software related and I need to reformat the hard drive, I feel that would be a waste of time, if there was an actual cause I would do it, but to format my hard drive with no known cause of this problem would be stupid, it would just happen again.

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Maintenance :: Slow Shutdown Or Restart - Takes Nearly 5 To 10 Minutes

Oct 4, 2013

My computer startup was fine but shutting it down or restart it are extremely slow until it takes nearly 5-10 minutes to do so. Any hint for me to solve this issue?

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Maintenance :: Automatic Restore Points Not Working In System Restore

Aug 5, 2013

Automatic Restore Points is not working in System Restore. Task Scheduler is empty during last 30 days.

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Computer Takes 20 Minutes To Start-up

Apr 17, 2014

After a windows update crashed during startup, my laptop is taking 20+ minutes on the "welcome" loading bar after you login. The login screen itself it very laggy and takes 5 minutes to navigate. The "Lenovo" loading screens upon startup takes 3 or 4 minutes.

Occasionally a black screen will appear and I cant get past it in the loading process.

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Unable To Open Any Apps - Error 0x80070002 Without System Restore?

Aug 21, 2014

I am unable to open any apps but the store and when I tried to uninstall and reinstall some apps I was met by an 0x80070002 error. It's not serious because I can use the apps on other users, but it would still be nice to have it fixed. I really don't feel like resetting my system.

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Windows 8 - Laptop Takes 30 Minutes To Boot

Aug 20, 2013

I have an old laptop from 2007. I bought windows 8 license (was using W7) and it was working great for the few months. After that it stopped. Now if I want to boot it, or restart it or shut it down it takes at least 30 minutes which huge sound coming from it.

I got a new laptop today, but I still want to use my old one. As I think a laptop is a girl, it has to be perfect

It takes 1 minute to enter the windows 8. And 29 minutes to enter the metro layout (it keeps loading).

What do I have to do.

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8.1 Upgrade - Restarting Computer Takes About 5 Minutes

Nov 29, 2013

Having upgraded to 8.1 yesterday, the problems I have found thus far ae:

-Restarting the computer takes about 5 mins
-One of my two printers doesn't work
-Internet explorer 11 is constantly freezing, then stopping responding, then quitting and re-starting

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Browsers/Mail :: Google Chrome Takes Long Time To Load (10 To 15 Minutes) - IE Fine

Oct 13, 2013

How to fix Chrome as it is taking an unusually long time to load. It started just today a few hours ago when I logged into Facebook here in my laptop, I normally don't use it in my laptop as I just use it on my phone mainly and have a desktop at school where I submit my school files early to avoid submitting them on my laptop. But when I was forced to submit at home and use Facebook on my laptop to submit my files, Chrome then starts taking a very long time to load, about 10-15 minutes. It isn't an internet problem as were getting a pretty average 7 mbps, and strange thing is IE is working well and fine. Tried doing some research and some suggested it was a firewall issue but I doubt it, as I never tweak my antivirus settings. I tried this When Google Chrome won't start up | Computerworld Blogs but couldn't continue as I seem to be missing the debug.log mentioned and so couldn't make sure if I was having the same problem, so pretty lost at the moment.

After the 15 minute wait for chrome to open, and while I STILL have the browser open, opening new Chrome windows is then back to normal. But soon as I close my Chrome windows I then have to wait lots again. And it seems no matter how many shortcuts I try to open, I remember I clicked Chrome about 20 times it only always opens just 2 Chrome windows

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Maintenance :: How To Use System Restore

Feb 28, 2014

i have windows 8 when trying to use system restore it gets to the screen that says system restore is restoring files, but that's as far as it gets, I let it run today for 4 hrs. what can i do?

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Maintenance :: Win 8.1 - Shortcut For System Restore?

Jun 27, 2014

I was able to do it in XP. I created a shortcut to system restore and put it on the Start Menu. So much easier than the way Windows 8 works. Wondering if there's a way to do the same in 8.1?

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Maintenance :: System Restore Not Restoring

Jun 28, 2014

tried to do system restore and got this message (see attached) I then did an error check on C drive and I got this message.(see attached)

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Maintenance :: No System Restore Points?

Nov 5, 2012

I've been running Windows 8 since 10/27 and just noticed there were no System Restore points. Doesn't Windows 8 automatically create them when a significant event occurs, like Windows Update?

I created one manually but would like to see Win 8 create them.

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Maintenance :: System Restore Fails

Apr 25, 2013

But I still cant restore to a chosen Restore Point.

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Maintenance :: System Restore Could Not Start

Apr 4, 2014

This is the message I get when I try and open system restore.

At the same time o0ther serious problems have arisen:

In control panel>programs and features all programs except those named Mi-Mo have disappeared. Some installed since are there, and those in the quick launch menu still work. Most are also missing from the start menu.

Al;so on start up I get a small window saying explorer.exe with a yellow exclamation mark and nothing else.

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Maintenance :: No System Restore Points

Dec 20, 2013

I'd do a system restore point to get over a problem - there aren't any!

Shouldn't windows automatically make them?

I've had this problem for a year with windows 8 (now 8.1) and I think I even had it with 7. Before that it never seemed to be a problem.

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Maintenance :: Can't Use System Restore Nothing Happens When Click It

Feb 7, 2014

I want to use System Restore because every time I right click in file explorer or on my desktop, they crash (but I'm still able to run other programs normally). But when I try to start it, nothing happens. In the task manager, under background processes, it lists System Restore as many times as I've clicked on it! My anti-virus software isn't reacting to anything, though.

I really need to make a system image before I send my laptop in to get a hardware problem fixed, but I don't want to carry this over in the system image once the hardwares fixed...

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Maintenance :: System Restore Does Not Complete

Jan 11, 2014

I have never managed to get System Restore to work on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and always have to fall back to a backup.

I get a message indicating error code 0x80070005 and suggesting I turn off my anti-virus.

I have tried turning off my AV before running the restore but to no avail, and since the AV starts automatically I'm not quite sure how turning it off before the restore would work.

I recently tried a restore from the latest recovery point and got error code 0x80070006.

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Maintenance :: 8.0 Upgraded To 8.1 With System Restore?

Jan 17, 2014

I installed 8.0 with the factory disk and for awhile the option to "refresh your pc" worked perfectly. However after the 8.1 update, I get a message stating to insert the 8.1 disk and it won't work with my regular 8.0 disk. I don't have an 8.1 disk. Is there a way to download an iso and use that to refresh the pc then use the original 8.0 key? I usually try to restore every 6 months because it's a habit I have had since 7. Usually my windows works fine but I run low on SSD space and it's easier to erase and restart everytime.

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Maintenance :: System Restore Enables Itself

Mar 21, 2013

Everytime I disable the system restore it enables itself a day or so later. It's incredibly frustrating it does this with both PC's.

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Maintenance :: System Restore Gets Turned Off Unexpectedly

Oct 25, 2013

Reloaded my computer and downloaded apps...and 2 times I received a different redirect virus and the first thing it does is turn off the system restore and wipe out any restore points. Then, I am screwed...

I always uncheck all the extra stuff like toolbars apps like to get you to download. The last app that did this was the weather channel app.

My question is, how can I configure system restore to require a password to disable it which a virus may not look for? Or anything to keep system restore intact ?

It is too easy for these virus' to keep folks from restoring.

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Maintenance :: Cannot Restore Windows 8.1 System Image

Mar 28, 2014

I made a system image from Windows 8.1 using Windows' own system image feature. I seem to be unable to restore it. I booted with the Windows 8 disc, and told it to restore from a system image. It found the image, ran a few minutes, then failed because of version mismatch (?). Not before hosing the entire system, by the way. Luckily, I was well backed up.

I booted with the Windows 7 disc, and it didn't even see the system image (on my external HD). It saw my Windows 7 system image and restored it just fine, and here I am.

Anyway, is there some trick to restoring a Windows 8.1 system image? I am not running Windows 8.1, so I can't generate a repair disk that way. Is there one available online somewhere for download?

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Maintenance :: How To Do System Restore On Windows 8 Machine

Oct 14, 2013

how to do a System Restore on my Win. 8 machine. I have the four blue square start button at the bottom left.

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Maintenance :: System Restore / Refresh Not Working Completely

Oct 20, 2013

A month back I accidentally deleted the wow6432 node from my registry under system_user. I believe this is the root of all my problems. Once I did that, my toshiba c885 D 64 bit would not boot. I forced the computer to shut down and pressed f12 to get to the system recovery options. I then restored to a point before my blunder. Well, my laptop worked for a while and then magically the screen goes black and will not reboot. I did sestem restore a few more times since I could get a little bit of work done in between restoring and the screen turning black again. After I was fed up with having to run system restore every other day, I decided to run system refresh to keep my files but reset everything else. After restoring I am getting the same problem and find myself again running system restore every other day just to keep working.

My questions are if I completely reinstall windows 8 and start from scratch, will this definitely solve the problem? I thought system refresh would have worked, so I'm not sure. Also, are there any other available options for me to fix my computer without starting from scratch?

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Maintenance :: System Restore Failed To Extract File

Nov 18, 2013

System Restore did not complete successfully.. System restore failed to extract the file..

I turned off AVG self protection...but nothing works fine...

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Maintenance :: System Restore Or Uninstall Windows Updates?

Sep 15, 2014

I wonder whether one or more of 13 recent Windows Updates has caused an issue. I can use System Restore to take my PC back to September 7th, three days before the Windows Updates were installed (there is just a Java update that has taken place since that I would have to carry out again). Alternatively, I can uninstall the Windows Updates one at a time or all together to see whether that rectifies the situation. Is there a preference? Should I uninstall from the highest KB number downwards if I uninstall the Updates one at a time?

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Can't Remove System Restore Points

Oct 10, 2013

I have two restore points in System Restore that will not be removed.

Both are System Image Restore Points that were created when I was experimenting with the Windows 7 Recovery backup tool in Windows 8.

The backups were unsuccessful so I deleted them but I have been left with these two Restore I can remove these.

I have tried all the suggestions in this tutorial but nothing works [URL] .....

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Maintenance :: System Restore Cannot Detect Windows Installation

May 8, 2014

I am using Windows 8.1x64 in UEFI mode. My motherboard is Gigabyte H77M-D3H. My hard disk is configured to use AHCI. A few days back I needed to use system restore from my repair disk because of a system crash. To my horror when I selected System Restore from my Windows repair disk it showed-:

"To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows Installation to restore. Restart this computer select an operating system, and then select system restore."

Now I don't have multiple Windows installations but I do have Debian Linux x64 dual booted with Windows 8.1. the Debian Linux also boots in UEFI mode. Is this problem caused by the fact that I am dual booting ? Has Linux dual booted, check if you can system restore from the windows repair disk.

I can perform a system restore from the inside of the OS fine. But I need it working from the outside also. What I have tried is running diskpart from the repair disk and selecting my partition on which Windows is installed and then running system restore but this had no effect. Can I boot up windows and then select to boot from my CD ? Like, before Windows completes booting I can have the repair disk boot up or something. Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?

PS-: My Windows 8 was upgraded from an installation of Windows 7. But I have already deleted the Windows.old folder in C drive.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 System Backup Image Restore Error

Apr 17, 2013

My windows 8 pro install messed up n i have almost 2.8tb of stuff on my drive on a 3tb hd. I have an identical hd as a backup which i have (an apparently successful) a backup of my system from a couple of weeks ago on. I had set the system to do scheduled backups of the system (set to backup a system image of efi partition and c. There were a few times where i was trying to get other things done and the systemwas running slow so i cancelled the backups when i noticed them running. The software stopped the backups (seemingly successfully).

As i say my system messed up - i came home to find out it was no longer downloading (as i had left it doing when i went to work) but was on a blue screen (bsod?) saying the system needs to be restarted. Since then it didnt work well at all and after dskchk reported that several sectors were damaged so it was moving data to spare sectors (or whatever it generally reports when this happens) there were a lot of files messed up or reported as deleted when doing a file recovery scan with recuvva.

So i decided to restore the backed up system image from the other hd. Incidentally i tried mounting the vhdx backup image from that hd via windows explorer which then reported "the disk needs formatting" and didnt get any success mounting via disk management either (it mounted in the app but didnt show up on windows explorer and if i tried to access info on it via disk management it reported the same"disk needs formatting prompt".

So when i booted my win 8 dvd it didnt work cos the dvd wasnt an efi booting version so i had to boot from a usb version with the efi bit included.

I formatted the system drive and chose to do an image restore. It started doing the restore (apparently) but every time i came back to it later i had the follwing error:

"Re-image your computer

The system image restore failed.

Error details: The requested system device cannot be identified due to multiple indistinguishable devices potentially matching the identification criteria Ox80073B92"

It took me so long to set up my system n i have a lot of my own data on there too. The system drive I formatted was created in diskpart and then re formatted with "format" command (as it created the disk in raw mode) so now it is ntfs mode (uncompressed).

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop - System Restore Not Working?

Jul 4, 2014

I have a windows 8.1 dell laptop ,for some reason system restore is not creating points manually or automatically, when I try to make a restore point manually the working bar just keeps moving at the sane time though I noticed in the device manger a generic volume shadow copy entry will show up with a yellow mark beside it ,I have tried maybe 10-15 times to uninstall this and try system restore again ,but this keeps repeating itself,

I have also went into safe mode but system restore points can't be made under safe mode, I did the repository thing where I rename that folder to old and reset repository in safe mode ,same result .

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Maintenance :: When Does System Restore Create Daily Automatic Point

Mar 13, 2013

I have read several times now that system restore creates a daily automatic restore point, I had a script to do this in 7 and I added it to win 8 , now I am thinking I don't need it.

I would guess it does it at start up. Having looked at the restore points going back to the 6th when i first got this laptop i dont see any instant restore points that look to have been created automatically(daily), and I don't see points for each software installed either (i read it does this also) as its a new laptop I have installed quite a few things and there ought to be quite a few restore points if this is the case.

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