System Restore Wont Work: Unable To Get Restore Points?

Feb 13, 2005

I am unable to acess any of my or XP's restore points. When I went to restore to an earlier date. All appeared to be going as it should. However, when I got to my profile a message window came up that said unable to restore to (chosen date/time) etc. I chose 3 other restore points over the last month, thinking it might be some recent problem, still a no go. Any help would be greatly appreciated? Is there a utility to use to check and see if there is something corrupted?

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System Restore Wont Work: Previous Saved Points Unable To Restore?

Jul 29, 2005

I recently downloaded some drivers as I was trying to install a new printer who's software would'nt load. This did'nt solve the problem. I decided to get a printer that I had had before, Brother DCP-110C as I knew this had worked well. I tried to install yesterday (28th July) but could'nt and my PC keeps switching itself off near the end of the installation. I then thought I would use System restore to go back to a happier time when I had the first Brother printer. previous saved point wont let me to restore

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System Restore Wont Work: Unable To Use Restore Points?

Apr 8, 2005

I'm trying to do a system restore without success. It goes through the motions but after it restarts always say "cannot use restore point, no changes have been made to your system". I'm trying to correct a font setting change that happened without my knowledge.

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System Restore Wont Work To Any Of The Restore Points?

Nov 26, 2006

My system restore is enabled but no matter what bold restoration point I choose I am told system can't be restored to that date, choose another restoration point. I do, the system shuts down and restarts and I get the same message.

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System Restore Wont Work: Wont Restore To Earlier Points?

Sep 18, 2005

Was having a problem with the computer, doing weird things so I thought that I might go back and do a restore from an earlier point to see if it solved the problem. Anyway, went to earlier point, restored sort of, after it did everything, it told me it could not restore to that point and that nothing was done. I went to another restore point further back, same message, was not installed at the restore point, current settings are intact. Did this 2 more times, same results. I have made restore points along with the ones the systme makes. None of them works.

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System Restore Wont Work For Any Of Earlier Points?

Mar 16, 2005

I've been havin trouble with my computer so I went to restore it and before it actually starts to restore it back to the date i choose,it doesn't do anything I click the date i wanted it to restore back to, click next,then it says the selected restore point blah blah blah,so i click next and it doesn't do anything It doesn't work for any of the dates.

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System Restore Finding Manual Restore Points

Nov 10, 2007

My comp has been experiencing several problems and is running poorly. I bought an external HD, completely backed up everything important and was about to run a system restore as I had created a manual restore point following the resolution of previous problems. The link to the thread is found below. However, when I use the system restore wizard, I can only select November 8th, 9th, and 10th and today is the 10th. I created the manual restore point back in March 2006. I cannot change the month and I have no idea where to find manual points.

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Create Restore Points / System Restore Failed

Nov 20, 2006

I have Windows XP. I create restore points, but when i try to use the system restore, it says; Restore failed, could not resstore computer. I choose a different date and get the same thing, Can't restore. Does anyone know why this happens?

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System Wont Restore: Trying All Restore Points?

May 26, 2005

Whenever i try doing system restore it fails to restore I even tried different restore points still no go! Why so ,any idea why this is happening?

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System Restore Not Creating Restore Points

Feb 22, 2005

My system restore is no longer creating any restore points, I have to do it manually. About 3 weeks ago I had a virus that I believe I got rid of using HiJackThis. That virus shut off my system restore so that it could not be used and at that time I lost all my restore points. Now my computer seems fine except for the system is not creating any NEW restore points.

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System Restore Not Saving Restore Points

Sep 18, 2007

The System Restore service has been suspended because there is not enough disk space available on the drive \?Volume{e01463d0-1a8a-11d6-affd-806d6172696f}. System Restore will automatically resume service once at least 200MB of free disk space is available on the system drive."

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System Restore Queries - 30 Or 40 Restore Points

Jan 1, 2009

I just reformatted by Toshiba laptop computer to take it back to original state. I have installed minimum programs at this point. Before I do any adding I go in and set a system restore point.When I went in to do this the first time I found that there was a whole list of system restore points for a program install. It is not a program I installed on my computer this time around, although it was installed previous to my reformatting.System restore shows this program installed every 10-15 minutes ad there's a list of at least 30 or 40 restore points each day.

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Unable To Retrieve Files: Restore Points Are Gone ?

Sep 26, 2009

I have got 3 partitions on my HDD namely C, D and E drive.C is the windows drive , the other two are normal data storage drives. Yesterday when i started the PC, i found that all the folders on my E drive have become empty and the files which i can see do not work. Everything on the partition has become useless.Even though all folders show 0 files, the used disk space is same as before.Is it some kind of virus?

One more thing, i tried to system restore. When i reached the system restore screen, i found out that all my restore points are gone and i cant restore my PC to any earlier date, even though i have assigned nearly 20% of each disk for creating restore points. Even the calendar in system restore screen wont show a previous month except the current month.

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Unable To Remove Old Restore Points To Get Extra Space?

Oct 31, 2009

I create a new Restore Point each month as I start my monthly maintenance sequence and also SpyBot seems to create one. I see by the Restore Point calendar that there seems to be a Restore Point for each day in October. I'm curious as to what process is creating these Restore Points but mainly I'm wondering how to delete some (most) of them. Aren't they consuming a humongous ammount of disk space?

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May 20, 2007

Very recently I managed to open a .exe file which contained a rather nasty strain of something which has come back to bite me. When I start up Windows XP SP2, I get an error message telling me that "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close." In addition iexplore.exe starts up in the task manager on every startup, without the browser launching and my baseline RAM usage is 80MB or so higher than normal. Now I have blocked iexplore.exe with my firewall, I have scanned my computer with Norton internet security 2007, Spybot S&D, Adaware SE and I have deleted the .exe file from which the infection originated. Unfortunately, though some minor infections were discovered, the problem at hand remains unresolved. MSConfig does not show anything about iexplore.exe opening up on startup., or any other program I do not want for that matter. I am at my wits end, and I hope someone here can figure out what I cannot....

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No Restore Points And Cannot Create Restore Point

Oct 23, 2008

When I try to restore my computer no restore points are saved I have the system restore set to it's maximum capacity, there is plenty of space. I tried to create my own restore points and received message system restore is not able to create restore point please restart the computer and then run system restore again. I did and got same message again. Can someone please tell me how to rectify this problem.Was having trouble with screen saver which refused to start but have now disabled ehtray and screen saver is now working again.

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System Restore Wont Work: Unable To Scroll Calender?

Feb 12, 2007

have windows xp and system restore turn off box is not ticked but won't restore to previous time and also wont go back further than 2 days,can't scroll calender.

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System Restore Points Not Retained From Day To Day?

Jun 11, 2006

My XP Home System Restore function works when I manually create a restore point, however, the following day (on the calendar) that point is no longer available. I can create several restore points and all are gone the next day. It used to work fine and there would be weeks of restore points. Occasionally I would turn the function off and remove all past points and then turn it back on and it would create a system check point and the next day yet another check point, etc. Now it does not retain even a single point for more than a day.

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Aug 1, 2005

I have lost all my system Restore points, How to restore these restore points back? More than Fixing, Why it did happened? What should I to prevent this happening again? I Haven't turned off system restore points niether disk space setttings, it's remain Max 12%. I do have more than enough disk space.

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Jun 2, 2008

For what ever reason my computer won't create restore points anymore. I've tried a couple of things suggested like disabling restore points then enabling it, letting it just sit idle and I've checked that I have enough room ( there's lots of room ). The last time I used restore was about 9 to 12 months ago and it was working fine then. So I'm just looking for some ideas as to what else I might try. My o/s is XP Home.

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Can't Turn Off System - Restore Points

Feb 22, 2007

I had a problem with my computer running slowly but I solved it.I was told to turn off restore points,then turn them back on.Tried that but I get the following message.System restore encountered an error trying to enable/disable one or more drives.Please restart your machine and try again.

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Jun 8, 2007

I have XP.I've noticed that my System restore has created restore points almost on a daily basis. Is this normal?I seem to recall not too long ago restore points at best were like maybe 4 or 5 in a month.I have close to 200GB in 2 hard drives, and 1K of memory if that helps.I did notice that the slider for my System Restore memory is at the max of 12%. I assume thats normal?

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Lost All System Restore Points

Aug 2, 2005

Computer is not shutting down When I click Shutdown? Also, I lost all my System restore Points and cannot use that Option. I don't know how I lost all the restore points. Need help to restore that too.

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Mar 16, 2006

What can cause the restore points on the XP OS to become corrupted. For the second time in 6 months I have had to do a complete restore of my system as none of the restore points would work. I have not set up any of the points myself as the system seems to do it every day anyhow. It just seems that all of a sudden none of the restore points will work and it comes back and says my system has not been restored to such and such a date. I like this feature as it gets me out of some jams but is it possible to use it too much.

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Dec 19, 2006

I have been using an email draft to store information on a daily basis. Hundreds and hundreds of entries. Every once in a while I remember to send a copy to my Gmail acct for backup. Unfortunately the last time was Nov 22nd. Yesterday I accidentally clicked the wrong box when finished my entries and now it's gone Tried a system restore and that didn't there any way to get it back?

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Feb 7, 2008

When I used the xp home edition System Configuration Utility { SRU} it deleted all my system restore points. Not only did the SRU not solve the problem, but I could then not use the system restore facility which may have solved the problem . I have downloaded nothing but an Ad-Aware update since I lost all my system restore points.Can these deleted system restore points be recovered?

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Jul 11, 2005

Let's preface this by saying I have not set any restore points.Now I'd like to set System Restore back to May 1st. I start System Restore Wizard (because I've never done this before and it seemed like an easy way to go about it), but the earliest restore point is June 23rd (or threabouts).My question: Is there any way to go back before that?

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Jan 22, 2005

My system restore points are erased every 24, 48 or 72 hours. It appears to be random. I use XP home edition. I use XPfire wall. I use McFee & it is updated automatically. I have 60 Gig of free space on my hard drive. I have checked for a virus with both McAfe & Stinger. No virus detected

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Jul 15, 2005

How far back does system restore? How do you control how far back to keep restor points? I have been trying to fix a problem since February and want to go back to before then and my restore only goes back to April..I have not knowingly deleted any restore functions.

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System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Check Points?

Aug 3, 2005

For some reason System Restore has stopped automatically creating System Checkpoints. It is turned on, and is set to use the Maximum amount of space for monitoring my C drive. Yes, there is a great deal of unused disk space. I had used Disk Cleanup/ More Options/System Restore Cleanup prior to the problem, only that one option, not any of the other Disk Cleanup options. So, I have no earlier Restore Points to restore to, only the ones which I have Manually created since.

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Mar 10, 2005

Installed Norton Internet Security 2005 and now, whenever I try and do a system restore it says "System restore encountered a problem and has to close". It does this all the time, even in safe mode. Symantec has mentioned that I should turn off NIS2005 and try system restore. If it then works it is a Microsoft issue. I have been onto the Microsoft websites and they do not mention how to repair or reinstall system restore

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