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Windows 7: System restore points missing

26 Sep 2012   #1
Qboffin

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
System restore points missing

I would like to do a system restore, but when I try to do so (system protection/system restore), it tells me that "no restore points have been created on your hard drive".

2 weeks ago I successfully did a system restore, and I have not changed any settings since then. My recovery partition is still in place, the disk manager says the recovery drive has 8 GB out of 15 GB free. Could the restore point be in my recovery partition, but for some reason Windows isn't seeing it? How would I view the recovery partition to check?


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26 Sep 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Go to a command prompt and enter this:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

What are the results of that command?
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26 Sep 2012   #3
Qboffin

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thank you ignatzatsonic. The result is "No items found that satisfy the query."
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26 Sep 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not an authority, but that would indicate you have no restore points.

Don't know why.

I use it once or twice a month and it works for me at least 95% of the time.

There are threads on this forum about it failing to work properly, but I have not paid a lot of attention to them as it works OK for me. Drill down with the search tool and/or wait for more comments.

Have you recently used any disk tools on your drive---such as defragmenting, changing partitions, etc? Or made any system changes you can recall?

Can you manually make a restore point right now and confirm it with that vssadmin command?
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26 Sep 2012   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qboffin View Post
Thank you ignatzatsonic. The result is "No items found that satisfy the query."
Check this tutorial and see if you have the System Restore turned on.
System Restore - Enable or Disable
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