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Windows 7: Create Restore Point

25 Oct 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Nearly everyone here would advise you to NOT use McAfee.

There are numerous better replacements: Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast, AVG, Kapersky, etc.

McAfee has its own problems and is difficult to remove if installed.


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25 Oct 2012   #12
Darcy2

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Thank you ignatzatsonic, unfortunatel, McFee is supplied with my ISP (btinternet). The good news for me is that my PC has AVG.
Don't know much about computers but have to say I was surprised that McFee would not download to my Laptop and resolve problems once activated. Couldn't get in!

Thanks..Darcy
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25 Oct 2012   #13
ignatzatsonic

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McAfee and AVG may well conflict with each other.

I'd advise you to turn off/refuse/delete McAfee if at all possible, if it is in fact on your PC and you have a choice. Your ISP should have some info about how you can evade it.

I'd assume it is not forced on you and that you do have a choice, one way or another.
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25 Oct 2012   #14
whs
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For uninstalling McAfee, you absolutely must use the McAfee procedure and the MCPR.exe - else you'll get a mess. http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331
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26 Oct 2012   #15
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darcy2 View Post
Thank you ..I very much appreciate your guidence....Haveing spent a lot of time trying to sort this( I AM NOT familiar with computers!),I think this problem has been due to my ISP not renewing Security Software(McFee), and a virus has affected my System.
However, before I put the dreaded restor disc in i'll try anything..I have attached Print of my efforts on suggestion 1...not sure about 2.."Try to create a manual restore point... which afils of course." How would I go about this...in plain speak!!

Thanks for you time and assistance her.................Darcy
Do the "sc start vss" command in elevated command prompt!
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26 Oct 2012   #16
Darcy2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
McAfee and AVG may well conflict with each other.

I'd advise you to turn off/refuse/delete McAfee if at all possible, if it is in fact on your PC and you have a choice. Your ISP should have some info about how you can evade it.

I'd assume it is not forced on you and that you do have a choice, one way or another.
That may be true ignatzatsonic. I may have confused the issue!!! My PC has AVG & laptop McAfee.....as i said the latter comes with the ISP provider package..at the moment I'm thinking the whole problem occurred because of a failing with provider..Unfortunately I am tied into a contract at the moment but will remember this advice when it ends
Thabks Darcy
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26 Oct 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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Why everyone is thinking MCAFEE causes this?
Try Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Even then a restore point cannot be created?
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26 Oct 2012   #18
Darcy2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why everyone is thinking MCAFEE causes this?
Try Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Even then a restore point cannot be created?
Thank you Kaktussoft.Particularly for the address.

From what I can make out that appears to be the best way out! It scares me silly!!!!Might sound strang to all of you but I fear my lack of knowledge here might lose everything! Trouble is understanding the computer terms, in many articles.
I will back up everything before hand and go from there and as you say "look on the bright side" Will keep you all informed..like 6months! Have a good weeek-end
Darcy
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26 Oct 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darcy2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why everyone is thinking MCAFEE causes this?
Try Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Even then a restore point cannot be created?
Thank you Kaktussoft.Particularly for the address.

From what I can make out that appears to be the best way out! It scares me silly!!!!Might sound strang to all of you but I fear my lack of knowledge here might lose everything! Trouble is understanding the computer terms, in many articles.
I will back up everything before hand and go from there and as you say "look on the bright side" Will keep you all informed..like 6months! Have a good weeek-end
Darcy
I just wanna know:
  • Can service VSS be started succesfully?
  • Are any so called VSSWRITERS in error (this is most likely the case)
So from elevated command prompt (told you before how to do that):
Code:
vssadmin  list  writers
All have status STABLE? Last error: No error for all writers?

Code:
sc  query vss
Is it running?
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This is all SAFE to do! It only displays stuff. So I know what is wrong. If I don't know what's wrong I can't give you advice how to fix it
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26 Oct 2012   #20
Darcy2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
User Accounts

I sent a post earlier.......could not open this excellent Tutorial earlier. Thank you for it.
As I have said before (I think),for some reason the GUEST a/c has taken over Admin responsibilities (no Password so I can use it), from my original Administrator...me!
I have tried to rectify followibg Tutorials, without success.The screen shot will show you results when I try to Create ANother account before "wipeing out" Guest. Just not getting anywhere.
Thanks for you assistance.......Darcy


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