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Windows 7: Restoring, but for past 24 hours get "system restore is initializing"

26 Mar 2016   #1
Bmart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Restoring, but for past 24 hours get "system restore is initializing"

Should I do a hard shut down? Then what?


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26 Mar 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bmart,
if its installing updates or a repair install id say NO, causes major problems, otherwise Yes.

Roy
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26 Mar 2016   #3
Bmart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I'm trying to restore to a date that is before my daughter mistakenly reloaded the original Windows 7 program.
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26 Mar 2016   #4
Bmart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I guess I have no choice?

If it reboots OK, should I do try again or do a system recovery?
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26 Mar 2016   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bmart,
How did she reload ??, use the Fx key or discs.

Roy
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26 Mar 2016   #6
Bmart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Roy,

It reloaded fine. Should I try another restore but to an earlier date?

Thanks!
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26 Mar 2016   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Bmart,
Before you do anything else from an elevated command mode
run sfc /scannow, (note the space)

You could try an earlier one, if it reported as Successfully restored, no point.
If you do have eaarlier restore points then i DONT think she has reload windows, it would have wiped them off.

Roy
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27 Mar 2016   #8
Bmart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Roy,

No restore date earlier than when she reloaded Windows 7 program. Now what do I do to get my files restored

Thanks
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28 Mar 2016   #9
HamidJ

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bmart44 View Post
Roy,

No restore date earlier than when she reloaded Windows 7 program. Now what do I do to get my files restored

Thanks
Sounds like when she reloaded Windows it wiped your Restore Points. It can also be caused if the maximum storage size limit is set too low for your shadow storage.

To my knowledge if they are gone, they are gone (Restore Points that is). My only real recommendation is to look into checking your storage size limit, and/or grabbing a different backup/restore utility. Either a disk imager like Acronis True Image or a snapshot tool like Rollback rx.
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29 Mar 2016   #10
Bmart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
System restore is initializing

Roy
Hamidj

Thanks for your help. I've locked the Windows 7 disk in my safe, and will stay with the reload. Fortunately I didn't have much data that I couldn't grab from other devices.

Bmart44
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