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Windows 7: Why my restore points disappear?

09 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Why my restore points disappear?

A great share......can anyone explain whay my restore points disappear or seem to do easch day I only have the days autostart ones I have.loads of space etc...but with is error code 0x81000203 ..I am not able to do much at all..sems the DTC and VSS are affected too..anyone reading comment please

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09 Jan 2010   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by artinusa View Post
A great share......can anyone explain whay my restore points disappear or seem to do easch day I only have the days autostart ones I have.loads of space etc...but with is error code 0x81000203 ..I am not able to do much at all..sems the DTC and VSS are affected too..anyone reading comment please

Make a back up on a separate hard drive

Then turn off System Restore, turn off computer, boot up and turn on SR. The back up of the hard drive is for your safety. For a while you will be without SR. You lose the restore point when you turn it off. This has worked at least 50% of the time for my posters.
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09 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
try this

check if Volume shadow copy and windows backup services are running and set to automatic in Services Console.

1. Click on Start, type Services in Start Search. When the Services page is open, scroll the page to find Volume Shadow Copy and Backup service.

2. Right click on them and check if they are started.

3. If the services are disabled, start the services and set it to Automatic and check if the issue gets resolved.



If the services are running and you get Error Message: “0x8007007B - The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”, file name or volume label has special characters.



The system does not accept the keyboard combination Alt+0 through Alt+32 or the following characters: \\ \\ / [ ] : | < > + ; = . ? "



This gives the system an invalid path, so please correct the file name or volume label and make sure the username you are logged into has no spaces or special characters and then try to perform the backup.



It would also be caused due to Operating System shell corruption. If your file name and volume does not have any special characters and you are getting this error message, Create a new user account and perform the backup from the new user account and let us know if it helps.
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10 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thank for the help.....sadly I cannot use any part of sytem restore including tring to tuen it off or on..that scern is grayed out..nothing I can do there.. I noticed that in the volume shadow lists .. providers etc I noted a leftover sysmantec ghost entry was present in prime position I removed it thinking all would be well..but nope just the same I will try another user as suggested but I see that the VSS and the DTC are not working as per my events logs..also ther may be a problem with com+ I am not sure ..TIA
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10 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
do this

ok from programs and features in the control panel uninstall Norton Ghost then download and run the Norton removal tool that should help get you on your way to getting this fixed

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
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10 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks you I ran the removal tool ..and I ran it .. sadly nothing changed..I am so frsutrated with Windows 7 64 bit...well at least my HP version ..I am going to try and take it back to HP..get my money back..although they say its adding spftawre that causes such problems..alway they say that ''afterwards'''...with no list of what not to install before one installs it ..makes me mad..smile
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10 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

If my restore are screen is greyed out and only one per occasion automatic system restores are being made on boot..is ther any way via say the registry I can turn it back on or even off so that I can turn it on..maybe a silly question but I am desperate ..
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10 Jan 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by artinusa View Post
If my restore are screen is greyed out and only one per occasion automatic system restores are being made on boot..is ther any way via say the registry I can turn it back on or even off so that I can turn it on..maybe a silly question but I am desperate ..
Here is our tutorial on System Restore:

System Protection - Turn On or Off

I thought it best to present the entire volume, with a listing of different scenarios, so that you could experiment. It seems that the traditional methods are not working in your situation.
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14 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

My problem with disappearing restore points (Windows 7) is resolved. I chatted with ms Windows 7 support and they did two things:

(1) Made sure 'System Restore' (SR) had all the authority it needed: system restore icon-> right click-> properties->click to security tab and put checks in all auth columns

(2) gave SR all the space it wanted: within the 'Search programs and Files' of the START menu type 'create restore point' -> click on link found for 'create restore point' -> Custom->stretch slider ALL the WAY to right (max). apply, Reboot. Go back to 'create restore point' and create one and reboot. See i restore point is there. Mine was hope yours is.

Note: this is clearly a Windows problem. You should NOT have to specify all you available free space to this component or chage it's Auth. Both will surely come back and haunt you. If this solves it for many others then someone should open a bug under MS Windows 7.

Hope this helps others!
cace2002
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14 Jan 2010   #10

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Glad that you were able to solve the problem.
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