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Windows 7: Windows 7, and system restore not working, for some reason.

19 Jan 2016   #21
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would suggest not using Sleep or Hibernation until we get your Restore Point problem fixed.

Did you or did you not create your own new Restore point?

System Restore Point - Create

Completing this Tutorial by Golden would also give some useful information.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image


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Have you been monitoring your laptop temperatures?

***How old is this laptop?

***When was the last time the inside of the laptop was cleaned?
No I/we didn't create a restore point. The freezing is another issue we're concerned about.
No, we don't monitor the temperatures.
It's about 4 years old, give or take.
Inside hasn't been cleaned.

My cheap $300 ASUS laptop is 3 years old, and goes on Exede satellite installs with me, and doesn't have the issues she's having.

All computers are different, I understand, but I'm just saying.....

The laptop is off now, and she was using it a while ago, I'll do some of this in the morning, gotta go to bed,

Thank you for being helpful.


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19 Jan 2016   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I suggest using Real Temp to monitor you temps.

https://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

Their is a good chance some of your problems are caused by over heating.
A 3 or 4 year old laptop will need a good cleaning and possibly new thermal paste.

If it was my laptop I would open it up and do the cleaning and thermal paste.
If you don't care to do that you will need to find a shop to preform the service.
Whether it will solve all your problems, I don't know.
In my opinion the cleaning should be done just to make sure things are as they should be.
A clean, cool computer of any kind is computer 101.
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19 Jan 2016   #23
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I suggest using Real Temp to monitor you temps.

https://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/

Their is a good chance some of your problems are caused by over heating.
A 3 or 4 year old laptop will need a good cleaning and possibly new thermal paste.

If it was my laptop I would open it up and do the cleaning and thermal paste.
If you don't care to do that you will need to find a shop to preform the service.
Whether it will solve all your problems, I don't know.
In my opinion the cleaning should be done just to make sure things are as they should be.
A clean, cool computer of any kind is computer 101.
All valid points.

I clean the desktop I built, fairly regularly. Of course, it's much more exposed to dust and whatnot, with all the fan vents, but then also, easy to clean.
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19 Jan 2016   #24
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I created a restore point, and attached the screenshot you wanted.


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Windows 7, and system restore not working, for some reason.-disk-management.jpg  
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19 Jan 2016   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Laptops because of their minimal air circulation get hot when everything is working properly.
Their could be a lot of gook and gumbo build up in a laptop in 3 or 4 years.
Laptops don't intake air filter so they can suck up just all kinds of stuff and if you have pets around other than gold fish it happens quickly.
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19 Jan 2016   #26
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Laptops because of their minimal air circulation get hot when everything is working properly.
Their could be a lot of gook and gumbo build up in a laptop in 3 or 4 years.
Laptops don't intake air filter so they can suck up just all kinds of stuff and if you have pets around other than gold fish it happens quickly.
Makes perfect sense. Do you simply open the back, and blow it all out good with canned air??

I attached a screenshot of the temp, just for fun.

Oh, and I tried the manual restore point I created, and it restored back to it, for whatever it's worth.


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Windows 7, and system restore not working, for some reason.-temp.jpg 
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19 Jan 2016   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Those temp look good.

Try this so you can start out fresh with your Restore Points.

Start Orb
/type in create a restore point/then go to Configure/select Delete

This should remove all Restore points except the last one made.

Remember a computer should be clean of all infection of any kind before making a Restore Point or Backup.

When I make Restore Points or Backups I do nothing on the computer until I'm completely done.

Do you use Ccleaner?
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19 Jan 2016   #28
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Those temp look good.

Try this so you can start out fresh with your Restore Points.

Start Orb
/type in create a restore point/then go to Configure/select Delete

This should remove all Restore points except the last one made.

Remember a computer should be clean of all infection of any kind before making a Restore Point or Backup.

When I make Restore Points or Backups I do nothing on the computer until I'm completely done.

Do you use Ccleaner?
I've personally used Ccleaner in the past, but not currently, and certainly not my wife.

I deleted the restore points, but it deleted them all, including the last one. Is that normal?

I made a new one, just for the heck of it, but I guess I should have waited. I can delete them again anyway.
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20 Jan 2016   #29
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You did good. Now hopefully you don't have any problem old restore points.

Ccleaner has a section that will allow you to pick and choose which Restore Points you can remove.

Windows 7, and system restore not working, for some reason.-ccleaner-restore-points.jpg


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20 Jan 2016   #30
acillatem

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

We're still having an issue with it freezing periodically, while she's using it. Prior, after coming back from being asleep/hibernation it was freezing and getting an occasional BSOD, but since I came here, she's experienced a few freezes while she's simply using the computer. She shuts it down and starts it back up, and it's fine.....until the next time.
I started a thread for that too.....and that's actually how we discovered system restore not working properly.
ASUS laptop, freezing after having been asleep, occasional BSOD.

She's almost convinced that the few things I've done here to troubleshoot, have caused it, but it's a weird coincidence, if you ask me. I'm much more used to using forums like this to solve problems, is all. It never froze on her before comi.ng here, so I can see that it seems odd, but it's nothing from here

I told her if it comes down to it, we'll do a repair install from an ISO on a flash drive or dvd. The laptop didn't come with a retail cd, so the only other option is doing a fresh install with the dvd's we made when we first bought it.

If it was me, I'd buy an SSD, and do a fresh install, but right now, she doesn't want to do that.
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