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Windows 7: System Restore only shows limited restore points

04 Nov 2011   #1
pragnesh89

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
pragnesh89

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.
 
 

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08 Nov 2011   #4
Mark Phelps

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 Win7 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
pragnesh89

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
pragnesh89

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
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Are you booting more than on OS by any chance? If you boot XP and it can see Vista or W7 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
Hopalong X

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
pragnesh89

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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