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Windows 7: problem restoring windows to an earlier point in time

27 Oct 2014   #1
nimara

windows 7 64bit
 
 
problem restoring windows to an earlier point in time

Hey guys,

I used a registry cleaner to defrag my pc, after that it prompted a restart option and I clicked yes..

Just after restarting my pc went to system repair in safe mode, it said repairing was unsuccessful.. so I tried restoring to an earlier point, it asked for the user name and pass, then I chose the date but then after clicking next it gave me this message and I couldn't pass thru it..

It says "you must always restore the drive that contains windows. Restoring other drives is optional" and the next butten is disabled.. and I can't check the local disk option its greyedout.. help


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27 Oct 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
I used a registry cleaner to defrag my pc, after that it prompted a restart option and I clicked yes..
Windows registry is not something that needs to be cleaned. As you know, Windows is a closed source OS and Microsoft never disclosed inner details of Registry or any other system files. It is better to believe Microsoft than some third party softwares when it came to Windows.

Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities


Quote:
Some products such as registry cleaning utilities suggest that the registry needs regular maintenance or cleaning. However, serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly using these types of utilities. These issues might require users to reinstall the operating system due to instability. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved without a reinstallation of the Operating System as the extent of the changes made by registry cleaning utilities varies from application to application.


By default, Windows will keep a backup copy of most recent Registry hive files inside "Windows\System32\Config\Regback" folder. You can try to restore the hive files using a system repair disc by following instructions from the below link.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
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27 Oct 2014   #3
nimara

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Quote:
I used a registry cleaner to defrag my pc, after that it prompted a restart option and I clicked yes..
Windows registry is not something that needs to be cleaned. As you know, Windows is a closed source OS and Microsoft never disclosed inner details of Registry or any other system files. It is better to believe Microsoft than some third party softwares when it came to Windows.

Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities


Quote:
Some products such as registry cleaning utilities suggest that the registry needs regular maintenance or cleaning. However, serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly using these types of utilities. These issues might require users to reinstall the operating system due to instability. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved without a reinstallation of the Operating System as the extent of the changes made by registry cleaning utilities varies from application to application.


By default, Windows will keep a backup copy of most recent Registry hive files inside "Windows\System32\Config\Regback" folder. You can try to restore the hive files using a system repair disc by following instructions from the below link.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
Thanks Anshad.. Definitely not using registry cleaners anymore lesson learned.. I've been trying to resolve this issue for awile and just now I followed the steps on the link you gave me and it worked!! Thank u so much..

Curious though, should I use the backup file the registry cleaner made before the problem was caused or should I uninstall it without using the backup file it has made?
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28 Oct 2014   #4
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Curious though, should I use the backup file the registry cleaner made before the problem was caused or should I uninstall it without using the backup file it has made?

You don't need to use the backup file created by the Registry cleaner ( Any registry modifications won't affect the backup hives in Regback folder ). Simply uninstall that peace of crap and enjoy happy computing .
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29 Oct 2014   #5
seafbyrd

64bit
 
 
Where do you find the Windows\system32\-

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Quote:
I used a registry cleaner to defrag my pc, after that it prompted a restart option and I clicked yes..
Windows registry is not something that needs to be cleaned. As you know, Windows is a closed source OS and Microsoft never disclosed inner details of Registry or any other system files. It is better to believe Microsoft than some third party softwares when it came to Windows.

Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities


Quote:
Some products such as registry cleaning utilities suggest that the registry needs regular maintenance or cleaning. However, serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly using these types of utilities. These issues might require users to reinstall the operating system due to instability. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved without a reinstallation of the Operating System as the extent of the changes made by registry cleaning utilities varies from application to application.


By default, Windows will keep a backup copy of most recent Registry hive files inside "Windows\System32\Config\Regback" folder. You can try to restore the hive files using a system repair disc by following instructions from the below link.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
Where do you find or how do you get to this point- I need to restore my links in mail and with stie links posted on pages.
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30 Oct 2014   #6
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I need to restore my links in mail and with site links posted on pages
Would you please explain in detail ?.
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30 Oct 2014   #7
seafbyrd

64bit
 
 
Hey- gee thanks-

First none of my links with the cursor work in my email and inconsistent on sights, like just now I could not just click on the link presented to read your response I had to copy and paste the link and then go. Earlier was on one of those commenting sights and was trying to register to post my comment and could not get any of the windows to open for further installment to log in/on info. My cursor does not do what it used to do. Thanks again-Charlie
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30 Oct 2014   #8
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry mate, i can help you solving almost all kind of booting related issues but i sucks when it came to dealing with web browser issues. However i would suggest ;

1. Cleaning and resetting all browsers using "Adwcleaner" AdwCleaner Download

2. If you are using only IE, try an alternate browser like "Chrome".

If the issue persists, it will be better to open a new thread in Network & Sharing - Windows 7 Help Forums. You will get more attention from real experts than posting reply to an already solved thread.
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30 Oct 2014   #9
seafbyrd

64bit
 
 

New to the site-thanks
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