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Windows 7: System Restore not working

21 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hi Gozoman,

Couple of questions for you. Have you ever changed the partitions on your system? Resized or moved the C drive for example?
What's the error number you're getting? Could you take a screenshot of the on screen error message?

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21 Aug 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Gozoman I have found Spybot can wreak havoc in Windows 7. I would try removing it and try the Restore.
I have Norton with Tamper Protection enabled and Restore work fine.
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21 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Burdus77. No I haven't made any changes to the partitions on my system. Truth is I have never had the occasion to use System Restore so for all I know it has never worked which would tie in with what others have been saying elsewhere on the web regarding System Restore and Windows 7. I don't think there was any error number as such, I just got a message up saying that Windows was unable to restore to the chosen date and then the computer would restart as it had been before. That happened for all the dates I choose to try. At the moment I have managed to get the system stabilised and working okay without using restore but obviously I would still like to get it working if possible.
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21 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi Britton30. I'll certainly bear that in mind and if I have to use restore at any point in the future and it doesn't work I'll try taking Spybot off.
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21 Aug 2012   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ah ok, sometimes when you move the windows partition it can muck up the restore points. So that's ruled that out.

Have you tried booting your system into safe mode and then trying a system restore?
Do you have a system image you could restore from?
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21 Aug 2012   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe you should start a thread to fix the issue you were trying to fix with restore. There are no inherent issues with System Restore.
Spybot will continue corrupting thing as long as it's installed. It was fine with XP, Vista and Windows 7, not so much.
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21 Aug 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

@Burdis77. Yes I tried restoring from Safe mode but it didn't work either I'm afraid. I do have a system image on an external back-up drive but I didn't want to go down that road unless it was really necessary as it's about 6 months old.
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21 Aug 2012   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm guessing you know a lot more about this than I do so I will take Spybot off and delete all my restore points and start from scratch. Hopefully the next time I need to use restore it will work.
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21 Aug 2012   #19

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i create a system restore point each morning when i boot the computer, there is a tutorial here for a tool to help .

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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21 Aug 2012   #20

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm another believer in removing Spybot. In my opinion Spybot is a use to be good program.
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