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Windows 7: I keep failing to Restore. Here is the Message. Any advice?

19 Nov 2011   #31
gregrocker

 

Not sure why it didn't flush the 10/29 points when you turned it off, but seems OK. Watch after updates that it is setting points there.

You can also schedule routine Restore Points in Scheduler. Change How Often System Restore Creates Restore Points in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek I couldn't find a superior SevenForums tutorial for this.


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20 Nov 2011   #32
chrstdvd

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

After I read the link you provided above, I did not change anything yet. The system says it has done restore points daily and they do not show up, so I took snaps of everything to show you.

This image shows that SR ran this morning and completed successful.
I keep failing to Restore.  Here is the Message.  Any advice?-page1.png

This image is of the history tab
I keep failing to Restore.  Here is the Message.  Any advice?-page2.png

This image shows all the choices I get when I go to system restore.
I keep failing to Restore.  Here is the Message.  Any advice?-page3.png

All the other tabs in SR Properties are the same as on the Tutorial

Here is the xml readout of the details history tab in case you might need to see it.

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler
Date: 11/20/2011 3:52:12 AM
Event ID: 102
Task Category: Task completed
Level: Information
Keywords: (1)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: Sunshine
Description:
Task Scheduler successfully finished "{8e410c90-eeb6-47bb-801a-ed1a215bd304}" instance of the "\Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore\SR" task for user "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM".
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler" Guid="{DE7B24EA-73C8-4A09-985D-5BDADCFA9017}" />
<EventID>102</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>4</Level>
<Task>102</Task>
<Opcode>2</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000001</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-11-20T08:52:12.437863800Z" />
<EventRecordID>551989</EventRecordID>
<Correlation ActivityID="{8E410C90-EEB6-47BB-801A-ED1A215BD304}" />
<Execution ProcessID="748" ThreadID="6552" />
<Channel>Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler/Operational</Channel>
<Computer>Sunshine</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
<EventData Name="TaskSuccessEvent">
<Data Name="TaskName">\Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore\SR</Data>
<Data Name="UserContext">NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM</Data>
<Data Name="InstanceId">{8E410C90-EEB6-47BB-801A-ED1A215BD304}</Data>
</EventData>
</Event>

I am in a holding pattern until I hear back from you about what may be causing the restore points from being listed in the third picture above.


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20 Nov 2011   #33
gregrocker

 

I can't tell from the Scheduler log that you've actually got SysRestore points scheduled. If you do then I'd remove the task and schedule it again to you liking then see how that works out.

How much disk space do you have apportioned to Restore points?

I'm not sure I'd worry too much about this if I test and know for sure a Restore point works.
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23 Nov 2011   #34
chrstdvd

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I can't tell from the Scheduler log that you've actually got SysRestore points scheduled. If you do then I'd remove the task and schedule it again to you liking then see how that works out.

How much disk space do you have apportioned to Restore points?

I'm not sure I'd worry too much about this if I test and know for sure a Restore point works.
Ok, I chose to schedule a restore point for when I log off as a user. (just to test this)
The history says it does it but it does not show up as a Restore Point. None of the scheduled Restore points do show up in the box to choose from.

Every manual, when I uninstall a program, when I install a program, all show up to use as restore points.

So the little pea brain programmer inside me is wondering, what is the instruction issued when I click the Command Button "create now" when I am in the System, System Protection tab? That is the instruction ("Action") that I think I should have in the Task Scheduler.

Here is the action that is in the Action Tab of the scheduler. I have no clue what is says or if it is what is used to create a Restore Point.

I keep failing to Restore.  Here is the Message.  Any advice?-action.png

And I have 20% selected as the space to reserve for restore points.

Again, thanks for your help.


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23 Nov 2011   #36
chrstdvd

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

Only about a thousand times. There is nothing in there about "Actions", just triggers and conditions and a little history.

I read all the help files about every tab in the properties tabs of the scheduler.

I the meantime I found out how to write a script from one of Google searches about what is the Command issued when we hit the "create now" button.

It works from the desktop shortcut I created. I used it as the action command and arguments for the scheduler. I disabled the two triggers that were there and made my own for "At logon of Sunshine\a" which is me. It fails, is says an instance is already running, even though I eliminated all the conditions, so it should run and complete almost instantly just like if I ran the script from the desktop shortcut.

The only things I have not changed are the Settings tab.
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23 Nov 2011   #37
chrstdvd

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

I have it working now. I thought about "another instance running" and decided that maybe I should turn the computer off to clear up stuff. I turned it back on, logged on and when everything was loaded, I opened up the Task Scheduler, and looked at the history tab. It worked. So then I opened up restore and the instance is listed there too.

The link to how to write the script and create the shortcut is here:
How to create a System Restore point in Windows Vista
Used instructions in Alternative method below section.

Here is a snip of my Triggers Tab, and my Actions Tab.
I keep failing to Restore.  Here is the Message.  Any advice?-triggers.png I keep failing to Restore.  Here is the Message.  Any advice?-actions.png


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23 Nov 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

Finally found the Win7 tute on this thanks to Bongo:

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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23 Nov 2011   #39
chrstdvd

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Finally found the Win7 tute on this thanks to Bongo:

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
Yep that is cool and almost exactly what I had to do. I will try this method with a fresh brain tomorrow or the next day. Thanks so much for your help.
Billy Boot Camp
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