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Windows 7: System Restore question (hopefully simple)

03 May 2011   #21
Tactics

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You should not put the slider all the way to the right. That will fill up your disk with shadows. I found, that the slider does not work very well anyhow. It is better to assign the space with Command Prompt. Open an elevated cmd (run as admin) and paste the following command - then hit Enter.

vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=C: /on=C: /maxsize=10GB

If you want a different size, just change the 10 to your number. But I would not go any larger than 10GBs.
No luck. I even set it to 20GB - Task Scheduler says it ran and created a restore point Sunday 2:48AM but there's nothing there... I knew I should have just built my PC myself like I always do... looks like 5-10 hours on the phone with HP...


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03 May 2011   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Was there no restore point right after you created it or was that hours later that it had disappeared. It looks like something is clobbering your restore points. We'll have to find what that could be. First I would look into the scheduled tasks to see whether there could be a culprit - anything that manipulates the disk.
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03 May 2011   #23
Tactics

64 bit
 
 

I can create one and not even reboot and 30 minutes its gone. You mention TS lol see below. You might want to get out now why your ahead I have only 2 issues with the PC. SR and TS

Task Scheduler not running??
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03 May 2011   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There may be a junction between the two. I assume you have already tried sfc /scannow. The next best idea I have would be a Startup/Repair.
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03 May 2011   #25
Tactics

64 bit
 
 

I did the sfc /scannow but start-up repair I have no disks with the PC (they don't include them) but I know there is a mode I believe F9 that does a repair? but I don't want to do a clean install and reinstall everything again. I'll see what HP says first.
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03 May 2011   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A system repair disk you can either create from the recovery partition or download it. See here:

System Repair Disc - Create
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04 May 2011   #27
Tactics

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
A system repair disk you can either create from the recovery partition or download it. See here:

System Repair Disc - Create
Thanks! that could be my ace in the hole. I do see others around theh net that saying doing a repair fixed those issues. I just didn't know there was an .iso I could burn to a disk. I'll try it this week / weekend and post back.
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04 May 2011   #28
Tactics

64 bit
 
 

Wait a minute - better yet I have a Windows 7 64 bit disc at work. I can simply use that right? as for a repair procedure..

Edit itis actually Enterprise Edition and I have Home edition. Does that matter?
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04 May 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No that won't work.


Find a H. Premium installer around the web and you may be able to do this, if the SP 1 is installed on your PC it will have to have the SP 1 integrated into the installer you 'find' for it to work.

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7


For that matter if you find the exact same version the PC shipped with, this is an option.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media; if you can find an exact Windows version that the PC shipped with you can do a clean install using the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC though it may require a robo-call to MS to sort the OEM batch-key.

How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone


If you can't find an exact same version, you could use the info in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer of any version Windows installer, to install using the same method I posted above.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


After you have made backups of everything you care to save, the best method is to do a complete wipe (secure erase) of the entire Hard Disk Drive first, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old drivers/programs, giving you the best possible space to install Windows to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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04 May 2011   #30
Tactics

64 bit
 
 

Thx for the info but if it came down to that I would just try and RMA it and get a whole new system from HP. All those links / info should not be done to a PC that's 3 weeks old. Not doing a clean install at this point. I spent 5 hours getting this thing just the way I want it and installed drivers, programs etc I will try the System Repair Disk first.
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