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Windows 7: System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Restore Points


20 Sep 2013   #11

Windows Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi John -

System restore now shows Windows Update Critical Updates on 2013-09-10 and 2013-09-12.

On the 15th it made a restore point before installing Ad Block for IE.

I'll try to remember not to install anything until the 24th so we can see if checkpoints happen one their own after 7 days.

(Odd thing, moments ago I uninstalled and reinstalled KIS 2014 and it did not make a restore point. I know this has to do with how the KIS install script is written, but I would have thought something as big as an AV would take restore points before and after installing. But that is a KIS matter.)

So I'll post back on the 24th.


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20 Sep 2013   #12

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Going by memory their have been some 3rd party defrag programs that mess with restore points.
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20 Sep 2013   #13

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keith2468 View Post
Hi John -

System restore now shows Windows Update Critical Updates on 2013-09-10 and 2013-09-12.

On the 15th it made a restore point before installing Ad Block for IE.

I'll try to remember not to install anything until the 24th so we can see if checkpoints happen one their own after 7 days.

(Odd thing, moments ago I uninstalled and reinstalled KIS 2014 and it did not make a restore point. I know this has to do with how the KIS install script is written, but I would have thought something as big as an AV would take restore points before and after installing. But that is a KIS matter.)

So I'll post back on the 24th.
Ok Keith I shall be interested because the KISS is only just become available out here and I am going to try it out on my tester.
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20 Sep 2013   #14

Windows Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@John, I'll go off topic here for a moment.

I think KIS 2014 is much faster at doing disk scans than KIS 2013. At least it seems to be with my system on SSD and some data on HDD. And the real time scanner seems to be lower overhead. Probably they're getting better at making full use of multicore processors (mine is a core i7).

But oddly KIS 2014 won't do a Scandisk on my C:\ drive.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cannot open volume for direct access.
Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package.

I am dealing with Kaspersky tech support on that and people in the support forum say it is a known bug that should be fixed in a few weeks. Turning KIS 2014 off, even telling it to not start with Windows, does not eliminate the bug, but uninstalling it does.

So KIS 2014 is faster, but I suggest waiting until November before installing KIS 2014 on any production machines, let them get the kinks out.
I don't want to hijack my own topic, so now back to my Windows 7 Restore Point problem.


@Laidback, I don't think I've ever used any third party defragers on this computer. If I did it would have been back in June 2010 when I first got it.

But thanks for the suggestion. Any straw is useful.

That did make me wonder if Acronis might have messed up restore points. But Acronis was installed for many months before the problem started and still installed after the problem hopefully stopped.
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20 Sep 2013   #15

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keith2468 View Post
@John, I'll go off topic here for a moment.
I think KIS 2014 is much faster at doing disk scans than KIS 2013. At least it seems to be with my system on SSD and some data on HDD. And the real time scanner seems to be lower overhead. Probably they're getting better at making full use of multicore processors (mine is a core i7).

But oddly KIS 2014 won't do a Scandisk on my C:\ drive.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.
Cannot open volume for direct access.
Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package.

I am dealing with Kaspersky tech support on that and people in the support forum say it is a known bug that should be fixed in a few weeks. Turning KIS 2014 off, even telling it to not start with Windows, does not eliminate the bug, but uninstalling it does.

So KIS 2014 is faster, but I suggest waiting until November before installing KIS 2014 on any production machines, let them get the kinks out.
I don't want to hijack my own topic, so now back to my Windows 7 Restore Point problem.


@Laidback, I don't think I've ever used any third party defragers on this computer. If I did it would have been back in June 2010 when I first got it.

But thanks for the suggestion. Any straw is useful.

That did make me wonder if Acronis might have messed up restore points. But Acronis was installed for many months before the problem started and still installed after the problem hopefully stopped.
Keith you haven't got any other add on stuff like reg cleaners or the like??

By the by check your notifications.
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21 Sep 2013   #16

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Keith2468 Do you use or have used Advanced System Care?
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25 Sep 2013   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Something is wrong here, as per microsofts website here:

System Restore: frequently asked questions

How often are restore points created?
Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. You can also create a restore point manually.

Which is why i suspect something might be wrong. When you create a restore point manually, does it work? You could try turning off the system protection, restart and turn it back on. Very strange though....

1.) My only suggestion is to go into msconfig and disable all running startup programs except critical windows ones and your antivirus. Then see what happens. It sounds to me like the system is hanging up causing the system restore service to restart or stop. Causing the restore points to possibly become corrupt and/or deleting themselves. I would also suggest reinstalling flash and adobe reader again.

2.) Try this link here, and re-download the volume shadow copy and the system restore service
Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7

3.) If all else fails, I suggest doing a Repair Install
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07 Oct 2013   #18

Windows Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The problem seems to have gone away.

Automatic restore points were taken on 2013-09-22 and 2013-09-29.

I have no idea what changed. Maybe Windows Update or some other update replaced something that had gotten corrupted.

So I'm going to regard my problem as closed.
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07 Oct 2013   #19

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Ok great! Let us know if the issue occurs again!
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