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Windows 7: Can't make new restore point

30 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can't make new restore point

I cannot make a new Restore Point in System Restore. I'm obviously doing something wrong or not doing something.
Here's what I am doing:
SYSTEM > SYSTEM PROTECTION > SYSTEM PROPERTIES opens.
Click CREATE and the CREATE A RSTORE POINT window opens.
I typed in 7/30/2011 9:00:00 AM and clicked CREATE.
Small window "Creating a rstore point" finished with "The restore point was created successfully."
I closed that window and it returned to the System Properties window.
Here is where I am not sure what to do. If I click "Create", I've already done that (and I can't change older retore points in the list.
If I click System Restore, I get this:
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I did what I thought was a restore, but I got this and it did not fix my problem: Name:  Restore-02.png
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Jul 2011   #2

 

Hi Dick,

Here is a very good tutorial which tells you step by step how to create a restore point and how to do a system restore in Windows 7 - did you follow these steps? Did you select "choose a different restore point"?
System Restore

Also, please make sure that your system clock and date are correct.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What seems to be the problem - you apparently had a restore point that was younger than the one from 9.00AM. And the system always first proposes the latest restore point. But you can choose a different one.
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30 Jul 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Try this, this may help, i use it each time i startup PC

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

Am i right in guessing you want to restore back to an earlier point in time,if so select the "choose a different restore point" then choose a date before your issue that you wish to restore .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
I cannot make a new Restore Point in System Restore. I'm obviously doing something wrong or not doing something.
Here's what I am doing:
SYSTEM > SYSTEM PROTECTION > SYSTEM PROPERTIES opens.
Click CREATE and the CREATE A RSTORE POINT window opens.
I typed in 7/30/2011 9:00:00 AM and clicked CREATE.
Small window "Creating a rstore point" finished with "The restore point was created successfully."
I closed that window and it returned to the System Properties window.
Here is where I am not sure what to do. If I click "Create", I've already done that (and I can't change older retore points in the list.
If I click System Restore, I get this:
Attachment 167733

I did what I thought was a restore, but I got this and it did not fix my problem: Attachment 167734

1. >>>Small window "Creating a restore point" finished with "The restore point was created successfully."
I closed that window and it returned to the System Properties window.
Here is where I am not sure what to do. >>>>>

You had done what you wanted to do, to create a restore point. Get out of the System Properties window. You are done.

2.
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Did you read what it says in that window ?
It says... the system has been restored to 7/30/2011.
You can NOT fix anything if you chose the date you are having problem as your restore point.... 7/30/2011.
The idea of system restore is to " roll back " the system to a date when everything was running smoothly..... like a " time machine ".
So, you should have clicked the empty dot in front of " Choose a different restore point " ( see you first screenshot ) > then click Next

3. Adding ......
Why did you want to do a system restore anyway ? Problem ?


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30 Jul 2011   #6

 

Looks like the "problem" has been around for a long time - I see that you already posted a thread on the same issue a year ago over here:
System Restore gives wrong restore point.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
I cannot make a new Restore Point in System Restore. I'm obviously doing something wrong or not doing something.
Here's what I am doing:
SYSTEM > SYSTEM PROTECTION > SYSTEM PROPERTIES opens.
Click CREATE and the CREATE A RSTORE POINT window opens.
I typed in 7/30/2011 9:00:00 AM and clicked CREATE.
Small window "Creating a rstore point" finished with "The restore point was created successfully."
I closed that window and it returned to the System Properties window.
Here is where I am not sure what to do. If I click "Create", I've already done that (and I can't change older retore points in the list.
If I click System Restore, I get this:
Attachment 167733

I did what I thought was a restore, but I got this and it did not fix my problem: Attachment 167734
After reading your OLD post, it has become obvious that you have misunderstood " restore point ".

YOU can NOT create a restore point using a date that was in the past.
Ex : If you were on 7/9/2010, you cannot create a restore point for 7/5/2010. System will not register it that way. The system will mark the date as 7/9/2010, no matter what date you typed in.
To repeat what I wrote earlier, you click " Choose a different restore point " > then find the date you want > select it > then click NEXT.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
I cannot make a new Restore Point in System Restore. I'm obviously doing something wrong or not doing something.
Here's what I am doing:
SYSTEM > SYSTEM PROTECTION > SYSTEM PROPERTIES opens.
Click CREATE and the CREATE A RSTORE POINT window opens.
I typed in 7/30/2011 9:00:00 AM and clicked CREATE.
Small window "Creating a rstore point" finished with "The restore point was created successfully."
I closed that window and it returned to the System Properties window.
Here is where I am not sure what to do. If I click "Create", I've already done that (and I can't change older retore points in the list.
If I click System Restore, I get this:
Attachment 167733

I did what I thought was a restore, but I got this and it did not fix my problem: Attachment 167734
After reading your OLD post, it has become obvious that you have misunderstood " restore point ".

YOU can NOT create a restore point using a date that was in the past.
Ex : If you were on 7/9/2010, you cannot create a restore point for 7/5/2010. System will not register it that way. The system will mark the date as 7/9/2010, no matter what date you typed in.
To repeat what I wrote earlier, you click " Choose a different restore point " > then find the date you want > select it > then click NEXT.
Well, I guess I still do not understand.
Here's what I need to do.
At about 9:15 this AM, I somehow increased the size of the lowest bar. Doing that disrupted all my desktop icons. Since it would take a long time to get them back to where they were, I thought a System Restore would fix it. That's why I want to restore the system to 9:00 this AM. Is that not possible?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t-4-2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post
I cannot make a new Restore Point in System Restore. I'm obviously doing something wrong or not doing something.
Here's what I am doing:
SYSTEM > SYSTEM PROTECTION > SYSTEM PROPERTIES opens.
Click CREATE and the CREATE A RSTORE POINT window opens.
I typed in 7/30/2011 9:00:00 AM and clicked CREATE.
Small window "Creating a rstore point" finished with "The restore point was created successfully."
I closed that window and it returned to the System Properties window.
Here is where I am not sure what to do. If I click "Create", I've already done that (and I can't change older retore points in the list.
If I click System Restore, I get this:
Attachment 167733

I did what I thought was a restore, but I got this and it did not fix my problem: Attachment 167734
After reading your OLD post, it has become obvious that you have misunderstood " restore point ".

YOU can NOT create a restore point using a date that was in the past.
Ex : If you were on 7/9/2010, you cannot create a restore point for 7/5/2010. System will not register it that way. The system will mark the date as 7/9/2010, no matter what date you typed in.
To repeat what I wrote earlier, you click " Choose a different restore point " > then find the date you want > select it > then click NEXT.
Well, I guess I still do not understand.
Here's what I need to do.
At about 9:15 this AM, I somehow increased the size of the lowest bar. Doing that disrupted all my desktop icons. Since it would take a long time to get them back to where they were, I thought a System Restore would fix it. That's why I want to restore the system to 9:00 this AM. Is that not possible?
In order to " roll back " to " 7/30.2011 9:00 AM ", you need a restore point that says 7/30/2011 9:00 AM.
You might find a restore date that says 7/30/2011, it won't help you, because it is the most recent restore point when you'd already done the damage.

Go back to system restore, pick a date that is 2 days ago as your restore point. That should bring your computer back to where it was.

Try to understand this....
1. Any time you want to make settings changes etc, CREATE a restore point FIRST. That restore point is your safety valve. Should you change your mind, use that restore point to bring your computer back to where it was.

2. Any restore point is dated on the date you create the restore point. NOT the date you typed in, which is irrelevant to the system.

3. Whenever you create a restore point, type in a short note as reference point, such as installed windows Updates.

4. Make it a habit, periodically, to create a restore point WHEN the system IS running smoothly. Again that would serve as your reference point should you run into trouble.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

[QUOTE=t-4-2;1513684]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dick H View Post

Try to understand this....
1. Any time you want to make settings changes etc, CREATE a restore point FIRST. That restore point is your safety valve. Should you change your mind, use that restore point to bring your computer back to where it was.
If I knew when I was going to make an error I'd be an oracle.

I still don't understand why it tells me I can create a restore point, when you say I can't.!!!

Anyway, I bit the bullet and spent considerable time shuffling around all my icons. Now they are back to where I want them.
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