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Windows 7: System Restore Missing

23 Feb 2012   #1
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 
System Restore Missing

I have windows t pro and all of a sudden System restore has disappeared. If I type system restore in the search box, the closest thing I get is "restore your computer to am earlier time". I checked c:\Users\YourName\ApplicationData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\StartMenu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools and it's not their either. I have a feeling it was a Paragon Drive Clone program that screwed everything up. It even turned on system protection for one of my other drives. Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider was also off.
Any ideas..?


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23 Feb 2012   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello,

System Restore will be located in the folowing location:

%systemroot%\system32\rstrui.exe

See if its in there.


Dave
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23 Feb 2012   #3
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

It's there....thanks. Now how do I get it to appear in my programs, or should I just pin it to my start menu?
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23 Feb 2012   #4
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Click Start> All Programs> Accessories> Right click on System Tools and click explore.

Create a shortcut in there for it.

I would be asking myself why it has been removed... Sometimes its due to a Virus. I would recommend scanning your PC to make sure that you dont have an infection. Malwarebytes is a good free scanner:
Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download



Dave
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23 Feb 2012   #5
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

I have Malwarebytes premium running along with avast and done thorough scans with both. Something happened when I installed Paragon Drive Copy Pro. It messed up a LOT of things such a turning ON system restore for one of my external HDDs.
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23 Feb 2012   #6
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ahh fair enough (Y).

Let us know if you have any more problems.


Dave
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23 Feb 2012   #7
twistedvincent

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all your help Dave.
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