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Windows 7: System Restore does not work after a series of crushing events

08 Aug 2014   #1
pappi

 
System Restore does not work after a series of crushing events

First I experienced freezing, then Blue screen crushings and then failure to start. Somehow I managed to start through Safe mode but system was extremely slow. Long story short, I seem to have revived after chkdsk scan deleted a couple of files, replaced a batch of missing files and restored many corrupted sectors. sfc /scannow as usual did not find any integrity violation.

I ran winZip and MBAM and did not find malwares.

PC's performance is normal now...except for System Restore. SR does not have any restore points even after I created RP successfully, twice.


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08 Aug 2014   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Pappi so I am assuming you ran chkdsk with the /f and possibly the /r switches? My other query is just how old is this machine please?
I am thinking along the lines that some hardware is the problem and in particular the hard drive or even the memory.
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08 Aug 2014   #3
pappi

 

I bought it used and refurbished by ebay seller who claimed he installed a new HD and upgraded OS from Vista to W7 Pro 32-bit. It is at least 2 yr. old.

Currently it is running excellently except for non-restore point System Restore. BTW, the SR max space is 2% by default. Is that enough?
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08 Aug 2014   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Pappi this is at least a six year old machine because I have found queries going back to 2009 and Vista as you will know was phased out some considerable time ago. So it is possible that some remnants of Vista are the problem. Personally I have never liked upgrades after using one once and found it a crap exercise.

I am going to find out if you can reinstall using that activation code for the upgrade. So if you can you can follow a tutorial I can link you to install just the 7.

However you need to back up all the data you will need mate.

Now I hate to say this but it is possible that the seller has put on a pirated upgrade but I shall get back to you.
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08 Aug 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

Did the seller provide you with the Product Key for Win7 as is required to resell it? If not after going over your PC closely with Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 I would save a backup image because you may not be able to reactivate it if forced to reinstall. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

We can also check if it's Genuine for you.

As to the System Restore problem, turn it off in System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage and then turn it back on with more space apportioned - 10% if you can afford it.
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08 Aug 2014   #6
pappi

 

I already have done re-installation of OS from the 2- DVD Recovery set I created moments after I received this notebook. I forgot why I had to install factory image(probably a bad Trojan?). It took all night but I re-installed successfully.

I also had this System Restore problem before which I was able to resolve but I have forgotten how. There are many internet logs on this SR problem . I believe one of them helped me resolve it.
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09 Aug 2014   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did the seller provide you with the Product Key for Win7 as is required to resell it? If not after going over your PC closely with Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 I would save a backup image because you may not be able to reactivate it if forced to reinstall. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

We can also check if it's Genuine for you.

As to the System Restore problem, turn it off in System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage and then turn it back on with more space apportioned - 10% if you can afford it.
Hmm Greg I was suspecting something amiss to be honest as in my last post and then pappi says it is a two disk installation. Now correct me if I am wrong but I have never seen media that requires a two disk OS install?
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09 Aug 2014   #8
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The OP didn't do a clean install with a Windows "OS only" disc.
A HP "Recovery set" was used which will include all factory bloatware.
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09 Aug 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
The OP didn't do a clean install with a Windows "OS only" disc.
A HP "Recovery set" was used which will include all factory bloatware.
Yes David I hadn't thought of that - all the same I would be just getting an OEM and have done with it.
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09 Aug 2014   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

As post # 10 I think the clean install OEM is best for around $120 (out here anyway) is it worth all this grief pappi?

If I knew the upgrade would let you follow Greg's tutorial then it is the best option - used it quite a few times and it is the best and the ISO is totally free well apart from buying the OEM rights with the machine I guess in the first instance
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