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Windows 7: System Restore points not loading

02 Sep 2013   #1

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
System Restore points not loading

Hi. Having issues with any of my restore points in Windows 7 restoring my system. I think I have a lead on what's happened which may be a bigger problem. I have Win 2000 Pro SP4 on my 80 Gig HD (drive C:\ initially, works fine and my first OS. Decided (finally) to install Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my 250 Gig HD. Installed, booted into Windows 7 (hurray!), all hardware recognized, and then did a re-boot (suprize!) and found "Boot menu" with "load previous version of windows" and "load Win 7". So have used "both" Os's back and forth, no real problems till I tried to restore Win 7 to a earlier point & froze pc, reboot, tried again, froze, reboot & did a system restore from recovery menu, and got error message "System restore could not open file *** (sorry, can't remember file name but it is a FireFox setting file on my drive C:\ ), system restore failed. Now, Win 2000 "see's" Win 7 on the 250 Gig drive D:\ in explorer BUT Win 7 does not see the Win 2000 on the drive C:\ . I am thinking of doing a Win 7 fresh re-install and do a/the boot menu repair tutorial I found here. Will this affect Win 2000 in any way and b) will the boot menu repair keep Win 7 off the Win 2000 drive when the boot menu is fixed / corrected?


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02 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

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02 Sep 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

We had problems with XP Dual Boots interfering with Restore Points earlier on, so I can only imagine what Win2000 can do.

Let us see a Windows 7 Disk Mgmt drive map and listings snip to see if anything is obvious. Did Windows 7 configure the Dual Boot or did you add it manually or with EasyBCD?
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02 Sep 2013   #4

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote:
Let us see a Windows 7 Disk Mgmt drive map and listings snip
Ok, sorry newbie here. How do I do that for you?
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02 Sep 2013   #5

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Win 7 set up the dual boot, Win 2000 was first / original.
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02 Sep 2013   #6

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

"Let us see a Windows 7 Disk Mgmt drive map and listings snip" got it, found your tutorial page/url on Disk Management, How to post/upload attachment/pic, and working on it...
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03 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

System Restore may work wonders and save your behind in those cases. If however you find system restore not working, there might be a number of things to check before you reinstall Windows. If you’re sure System Restore is turned on, but it’s still not working properly, try the following.
3 Things To Check When Your System Restore Is Not Working [Windows]
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03 Sep 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Type Snipping Tool in Start search box, make a rectangular snip of entire Disk Mgmt window which you maximize first. Then Save and attach with paper clip in reply box.
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03 Sep 2013   #9

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here's the DM window. Note no drive letter for the 80 Gig drive. I have read the "how to add / change drive letters in Windows 7" tutorial here BUT I would like to know "IF" I designate / change a drive letter to this drive (this is my Win2000 OS drive) if it will screw up / DOH! / Damn-it!!! Win2000 from working?


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03 Sep 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Read the instructions again. Need the drivemap.

Also can you get a Win2000 screenshot by pasting Prnt Scrn to Paint?

Since the issue is present with no drive letter for the other OS in Windows 7, it might be solved removing 7's drive letter in 2000.
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