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Windows 7: Similar No Restore Points Problem

26 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Similar No Restore Points Problem

Like the others in this thread, I discovered that my Win 7 64-bit system is not saving system restore points after I've rebooted or shut the system off. I've verified that system protection is turned on, triggers are active and working to generate restore points, and I am able to manually create them. I've also increased the allocated space for the restore points to 15% of my hard drive (50GB of hard drive remains unused). However, after restore points have been created - by trigger or manually - as soon as the system is restarted the restore point(s) are gone.

Here's the info from my current command prompt query using the vssadmin commands, reflecting the triggered restore point created several minutes ago (sorry, couldn't figure out how to capture the cmd screen to include as an attachment):

* * * * *

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Gary and Sandy>vssadmin list shadowstorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{4cbc735e-df91-11de-9956-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{4cbc735e-df91-11de-9956-806e6f6e69
63}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 79.578 MB (0%)
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 1.094 GB (0%)
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 22.35 GB (15%)


C:\Users\Gary and Sandy>vssadmin list shadows
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {7a35f1ae-1b92-413b-b921-ed69c5ec1ab6}
Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 12/26/2009 12:21:37 PM
Shadow Copy ID: {d93a9927-4b50-4041-81a6-0e8f5b479a1d}
Original Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{4cbc735e-df91-11de-9956-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2
Originating Machine: GaryandSandy-PC
Service Machine: GaryandSandy-PC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered

* * * * * * *

However, once I reboot my system, the above restore point will have vanished.

In response to other similar threads in these 7 Forums on the failure to retain system restore points, I've deactivated CCleaner from running at startup and unchecked all of CCleaner's registry checks and its emptying of the Recycle Bin. I've also run system scans by my virus checker, resulting in no viruses or other suspected activity found.

Still, my system restore points remain available only until I restart my system.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Dec 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by springsoak View Post
Like the others in this thread, I discovered that my Win 7 64-bit system is not saving system restore points after I've rebooted or shut the system off. I've verified that system protection is turned on, triggers are active and working to generate restore points, and I am able to manually create them. I've also increased the allocated space for the restore points to 15% of my hard drive (50GB of hard drive remains unused). However, after restore points have been created - by trigger or manually - as soon as the system is restarted the restore point(s) are gone.

Here's the info from my current command prompt query using the vssadmin commands, reflecting the triggered restore point created several minutes ago (sorry, couldn't figure out how to capture the cmd screen to include as an attachment):

* * * * *

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Gary and Sandy>vssadmin list shadowstorage
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Shadow Copy Storage association
For volume: (C\\?\Volume{4cbc735e-df91-11de-9956-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Storage volume: (C\\?\Volume{4cbc735e-df91-11de-9956-806e6f6e69
63}\
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 79.578 MB (0%)
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 1.094 GB (0%)
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 22.35 GB (15%)


C:\Users\Gary and Sandy>vssadmin list shadows
vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {7a35f1ae-1b92-413b-b921-ed69c5ec1ab6}
Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 12/26/2009 12:21:37 PM
Shadow Copy ID: {d93a9927-4b50-4041-81a6-0e8f5b479a1d}
Original Volume: (C\\?\Volume{4cbc735e-df91-11de-9956-806e6f6e6963}\
Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy2
Originating Machine: GaryandSandy-PC
Service Machine: GaryandSandy-PC
Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
Type: ClientAccessibleWriters
Attributes: Persistent, Client-accessible, No auto release, Differentia
l, Auto recovered

* * * * * * *

However, once I reboot my system, the above restore point will have vanished.

In response to other similar threads in these 7 Forums on the failure to retain system restore points, I've deactivated CCleaner from running at startup and unchecked all of CCleaner's registry checks and its emptying of the Recycle Bin. I've also run system scans by my virus checker, resulting in no viruses or other suspected activity found.

Still, my system restore points remain available only until I restart my system.
This solution works sometimes and sometimes it does not. Type System Restore in help and support. Get instructions on how to turn it off; follow instructions. Then turn off your computer, boot up and turn on SR. Let us know. Also, sometimes there is a conflict with the Anti Virus, check that out too.

Try formatting the Backup Drive.

Try typing cmd in search, from an administrator account. Once in cmd, type sfc /scannow.
Finally, many have had success with a repair. Put Windows 7 DVD in drive and do a upgrade(now it is a repair. Follow all these instructions and you will be have SR back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

FIXED! The System Restore turn off-reboot-turn on did not fix the problem, my external hard drive had already been reformatted to NTFS from its orignal FAT32, and the sfc /scannow didn't identify any problems.

However, after performing a Win 7 repair, the System Restore points are now retained after reboots and shutdowns. HOORAY!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Feb 2010   #4

Win 7 pro 64
 
 

Bringing to top....I am having the same problem. What is this Windows 7 repair this person speaks of??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome to the Forum

This thread brings back memories.

Read and follow the instructions in this tutorial.

Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #6

Win 7 pro 64
 
 

Rich...Ill try this, I am thinking its probably the next step. Turning off, reboot, then back on and making a restore point only made it disappear again when I rebooted again. Or is there something else I should wait on? We can use this thread to help people further I suppsoe or keep it in PM, your choice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Turning off does make all restore points vanish. My suggestion is to turn if off, boot up, turn it back on, and they try to make a point and see if it is there after boot.

If that does not work, I would suggest a repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #8

Win 7 pro 64
 
 

Looks like its time for a repair then. I have to go run some errands for the evening, will have time in the AM so I will report back tomorrow. Thanks again! Im hoping that works since its not a problem of virus/malware at least.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

There is a good chance that the reapir will work. Wishing you luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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