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Windows 7: Does WIN7 keep a log/report of what caused a system restore?

05 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home x64 & Windows XP Pro x86
 
 
Does WIN7 keep a log/report of what caused a system restore?

hello, my name is chris jones.

Simply put. I turned on my PC. Windows 7 said 'Windows failed to Load'. I remember something about a system file was corrupted and Windows 7 was attempting to fix it. After about 10 mins it started up.

I believe that the pc restored itself to a previous state.

I would like to find out what caused the need to restore the machine in the first place. So, Does Windows 7 keep a log/report that holds any information that i can look at?

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My Problem:-

THURSDAY:-

- I installed 'Republic - The Revolution'.
- Auto System restore point Made (labeled 'Republic - The Revolution').


FRIDAY, 11:00 AM. PC Turned on as normal.

- I installed 'Black'n'White and Creature Isle', 'Turok' and 'Universe at War'.
- I updated Diablo 2 from V1.07 to v1.12.

I played Diablo 2 for about 14 Hours Straight. At about 3:00 AM i went to bed leaving the PC on.


SATURDAY, 11:00 AM. I sat down at my computer and installed 'Brothers in Arms - Earned in Blood'. Once it had finished installing, a prompt said that 'StarForce Protection requires a restart to finalize the installation'.

I went ahead with the restart. It restarted correctly up until the windows 7 screens pops up. Windows 7 informed me that 'the computer failed to start'. The computer then spent about 10 mins fixing the problem. Once it started up i noticed a few things.

- Desktop Icons reverted to where they were on Thursday.
- A small program called Diablo 2 Hero Editor executable file had vanished. It wasn't installed on Thursday.
- Diablo 2 install itself. On Thursday i had v1.07 therefore all saves were incompatible.
I updated it on Friday to v1.12.
- Republic - The Revolution Installed files had vanished.

Obviously this seems like a system issue that has been resolved by restoring the system to a previous state.

What i have done so far to figure out what caused this.

- I uninstalled and Re-installed Diablo 2 and the hero editor. They both work now.
- I ran Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 (Fully Updated). After 3-5 Hours it found no virus'.

Thank you for your time and patience.

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07 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

starforce is mainly incompatible with most hardware, and windows 7, I don't recommend to install that software to anyone.
My syster had horse/pony game with starforce protection. after I installed it I immediately throw away the disc into the trash can. Wasted money.


But ontopic, yes, Windows 7 does keep track of crashes, search for .dmp files and check you application error report logs, should be easy to find.
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