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Windows 7: System Restore not holding restore points

13 Mar 2011   #1
prossv

Windows 7 Home
 
 
System Restore not holding restore points

System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB)

When I create a restore point, it take s a min or two then says it creates successfully, but when I open system restore, it shows no restore points.

I have already made sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running & set on Automatic AND I Reset the Repository.

Still it does not work.

Thank you for any further ideas.


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13 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prossv View Post
System restore is on and set to max space on C drive (918GB) <- -
Hello prossv, welcome to Seven Forums!


Surly this must be an error, the allotted storage space can't be set this high?
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13 Mar 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Prossv, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I noticed that sometimes it may take bit afterwards for the created restore point to actually show up listed in system protection.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Mar 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Surly this must be an error, the allotted storage space can't be set this high?
Hello Ted,

Nope. It will allow you to set the max storage size for restore points to be as high as the size of the drive. Of course it will only actually use up to the amount of free space on the drive though.

System Restore not holding restore points-max.jpg


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13 Mar 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would suggest to set the shadowstorage to 20GB - or something like that. 918GB sounds odd, although possible.

If you want to verify whether restore points are present, open an elevated Command Prompt and run this command:

vssadmin list shadows

That will show you all the restore points. They are dated.
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13 Mar 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Surly this must be an error, the allotted storage space can't be set this high?
Hello Ted,

Nope. It will allow you to set the max storage size for restore points to be as high as the size of the drive. Of course it will only actually use up to the amount of free space on the drive though.

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Thanks Shawn, I assumed it was a typo, though for the life of me I can't understand why someone would want to attempt to save so many system restore points as they lose their viability as they age.
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13 Mar 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have seen this before. It was not the user setting to maximum but some monkey wrench in the system. Do not remember the details though.
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13 Mar 2011   #8
prossv

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Thanks for the replys.

A little history: This is a relatively new PC, maybe 4 mos, and it's been working great, except for this glitch, which I've been working on for about a week now. In the proccess of investigating, I found some minor spyware. In trying to fix that, I tweaked the REG, and ended up having to re-install Windows 7 .

I was happy to see that System Restore seemed to work after that. I could create a restore point and it would show up in SR.

But then a short time later, perhaps after all of the updates - or maybe just a simple re-boot - the restore points disappeared.

Then I tried all of the other measures listed above, to no avail.

I would LOVE to have my entire system working properly, but I've already spent WAAAAY too much time on this issue.
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13 Mar 2011   #9
prossv

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would suggest to set the shadowstorage to 20GB - or something like that. 918GB sounds odd, although possible.

If you want to verify whether restore points are present, open an elevated Command Prompt and run this command:

vssadmin list shadows

That will show you all the restore points. They are dated.

This confirms there are no restore points
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13 Mar 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I keep mine set at 4GB and use Brink's script(s) to auto-create restore points both when the system is restarted and using the Task Scheduler to create points daily, using these methods there is always a 'fresh supply' of points if/when needed.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup



I imagine the OP would have better success if the allotted space was set to a more realistic size.
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