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Windows 7: Set a restore point in Windows 7 gives these errors

09 Aug 2015   #1
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Set a restore point in Windows 7 gives these errors

Hello,

I have read the procedures to set a simple restore point in Win 7. Various errors are reported and I cannot proceed.

One is

"The Volume shadow copy of System Restore is not working"
(and gives an event long which I don't know how to find.

On the Properties box the option to Configure Restore Settings is greyed out and inactive.

An action on the Properties box says "Searching" but seems not to complete.

How can I set up to do Restore points in the normal manner familiar in Win XP?

I have not run chkdsk recently but I do that as part of my backup routine using Norton Ghost (an old version.)

Is there a repair routine needed?


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10 Aug 2015   #2
NortonSupport

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

Sorry, Norton ghost has been discontinued however, you can still restore the image which you backed up earlier using Norton Ghost. Please check this link for more details CAN I Restore Ghost Image to a new Hard Drive???? | Norton Community. Thank you for your time!

Praveen
Norton Support.
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10 Aug 2015   #3
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

We are talking about two different things possibly.

I merely wish to duplicate the restore point procedure available to Windows-- or not-- depending on what Win7 allows.

I understand a disk image restore to be something different. I use Norton to make whole clone only,
not shadowing or anything like it.

Windows normally has an option to set a restore point. That's what I want to get accomplished.

In the meantime I'll look at your link and see what is going on there.

Here's another thought. I just ran Malwarebytes and Comodo during system maintenance. One of them sets a restore point-- Malwarebytes I think as I saw the screen info.

Can a restore point for system be retrieved that way on Win7?
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13 Aug 2015   #4
NortonSupport

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

Sorry for the delay. I am not sure how far it is possible to retrieve the restore point but if you used Norton to clone the disk then you can restore it. This might be helpful for you recover System Restore points after disk cleanup - Microsoft Community
Thanks!

Praveen
Norton Support.
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13 Aug 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loninappleton View Post
I merely wish to duplicate the restore point procedure available to Windows-- or not-- depending on what Win7 allows.
See if this method works for you. Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows
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13 Aug 2015   #6
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I see a new desktop method here and will try that.

Yesterday I used the task manager method where you select a period to do automatic restores.

Mine was set for midnight. I'll report back if it showed anything.
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13 Aug 2015   #7
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

still nothing.

Why should something as simple as a restore point be turned into rocket science?

Has my old backup procedure using Norton something to do with it-- introducing changing something in config? I find that unlikely.

--> Would the Repair disk offer any solution?

As per various previous suggestions from other sources I ran the sfc scannow routine and that also turned up no problems.

Security in the form of virus checkers and system security is turned off. Recent runs of Comodo and Malwarebytes show no problems whatsoever.

Why are fresh commands to set the restore point issuing these errors?
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13 Aug 2015   #8
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Do you have Norton and Comodo installed?
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13 Aug 2015   #9
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

nothing is installed. I took all the various security programs off. Win7 security is turned off too. I don't like being told I can't do this or that. It's gone and it makes no difference. Everything runs fine.
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13 Aug 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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