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Windows 7: System Restore only shows limited restore points

04 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 
System Restore only shows limited restore points

Why does system restore only shows the two restore points where I backed up my computer to my external drive. And If I try to restore that, then it says, The backup drive could not be found. How would that matter though? I mean I only backed up my system to an external drive. I didn't create a system restore point to my external hd.

I created a manual system restore earlier today and now it's gone for some reason.



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06 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

So I created another manual restore point in System Restore but now it's also gone. Can someone help me with this, please?
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06 Nov 2011   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Please refer to our Tutorials to see if they can provide you with further information..

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08 Nov 2011   #4

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Personally, I would avoid using System Restore. Some folks mistake System Restore for an imaging and restoration solution -- which it is not.

My own approach is to use third-party apps to image off the Windows 7 OS partition. The apps (in some cases) are free, the imaging only take a few minutes, and restore can be done just as quickly.

But, that's just my approach.
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12 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Ok, So I ran SFC/ SCANNOW on my desktop and it seemed to have fixed the problem.


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12 Nov 2011   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Great news.
Well done.
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14 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Ok. Never mind. Same problem again. I only have 1 restore points and those are the ones when I backed up the system to an external HD.
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14 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Are you booting more than on OS by any chance? If you boot XP and it can see Vista or Windows 7 partition it will think those restore points are corrupted and delete them. The format has changed a bit so it doesn't recognize them as valid.

If that's the case, this may help:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...delete-14.html
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14 Nov 2011   #9

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Check mark the box I circled in yellow when you get to this window.

Which is Option One, Step #8 here.> System Restore


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14 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Check mark the box I circled in yellow when you get to this window.

Which is Option One, Step #8 here.> System Restore


I got that option after I ran sfc/scannow yesterday and I was able to see more restore points if you notice from my earlier snips from this thread. I just ran SFC/scannow again and it showed that windows did not find any integration , etc.
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