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Windows 7: There is not enough free space to restore the disk - System Restore


27 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
There is not enough free space to restore the disk - System Restore

Running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop with 390 GB unused HD space.

I want to restore to an earlier date, but I get a message: "There is not enough free space to restore the disk" even if I try to restore it to two days ago.

What can I do?
cb

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27 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x86; Pro x64; Home Prem x64; and others....
 
 

Hi, abredt.
Could you kindly attach a screenshot of Disk Management displaying all drives and partitions?
Thanks
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28 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abredt View Post
Running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop with 390 GB unused HD space.

I want to restore to an earlier date, but I get a message: "There is not enough free space to restore the disk" even if I try to restore it to two days ago.

What can I do?
cb
This is usually a sign of a rootkit infection.

Kindly run this tool from Kaspersky

http://support.kaspersky.com/downloa...tdsskiller.exe
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28 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi joodoo, I hope I did it right.
Disk Management .jpg attached
Thanks, cb

There is not enough free space to restore the disk - System Restore-disk-management.jpg

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joodoo View Post
Hi, abredt.
Could you kindly attach a screenshot of Disk Management displaying all drives and partitions?
Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x86; Pro x64; Home Prem x64; and others....
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abredt View Post
Hi joodoo, I hope I did it right.
Perfect.

As there doesn't seem to be a problem showing in Disk Management, I would ask if you have noticed any other untoward/unwanted behaviour from the machine in question? (Basically: What has initiated the desire to restore the machine?)
If you feel that the machine is virus/malware free, try running chkdisk > option 1_6. Then defragment the drive. Try to restore the system again.
What (if any) active (runs in the background) antispyware/malware/virus protection is on the machine?
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28 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

My desktop and this laptop stopped printing to some of my networked printers. Both are Windows 7 Home Premium. A few days later, the desktop gave me a "Your computer was not able to start" message and Startup Repair ran and said it failed. I was able to clear it all up by restoring the desktop to before a recent Windows Update. I ran Spybot Search and Destroy on the desktop and it was clean.

So, I wanted to restore the laptop to before the windows Update.

Both run McAfee Total Protection and are updated.
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31 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Twilight Zone.

I decided to try one more restore before doing the suggestions.
Voila, it worked. I restored it to 3 weeks ago and ran a McAfee full scan - no problems.

Thanks for your posts.
cb
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