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Windows 7: System Restore question (hopefully simple)

04 May 2011   #31
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have that from Neosmart. If you do not have a Windows Backup or a System Restore point it will not work. That was a problem for me before when my pc went broke and I used that but it did not find a restore point since I booted to XP(and booting to XP erases all my restore points). I used a system image backup.


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04 May 2011   #32
Tactics

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ok thx for theh tip. I'll create one before I try it and hopefully it stays long enough for neo to see it.
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04 May 2011   #33
Tactics

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One other thing. What am I selecting when I get here?

I've seen this screen before in XP with recovery but I never had to use it. I don't see where I can select "repair" my system boots fine so I don't want to select startup repair...


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04 May 2011   #34
Tactics

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ok looks like Starup Repair also scan all your files to see if any are damaged from what I'm reading but if someone could confirm that would be just peachy!

Found this:


For example, the Startup Repair Tool can automaticallyrepair the following problems:
  • Missing/corrupt/incompatible drivers
  • Missing/corrupt system files
  • Missing/corrupt boot configuration settings
  • Corrupt registry settings
  • Corrupt disk metadata (master boot record, partition table, or boot sector)
  • Problem update installation
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10 May 2011   #35
Tactics

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That was all for not. Ran Startup Repair. It scanned for about 3 seconds and found no problem. I checked the log - all passed. I'm just gonna download a W7 Home disc, wipe my box out and reinstall. Only option I have and I can get rid of all this HP bloatware. I stopped all those services but still I no need it lurking.
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13 May 2011   #36
niebling

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Script to create restore point

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OakenG View Post
If like many you find Windows a bit vague when it comes to automating restore points you may want to automate them according to your own requirements.

I came across this handy forum article recently and now have them scheduled every 12 hours. If you're dubious about downloading the file there, run your own virus/malware scans or upload it to Virus Total for peace of mind.
I have a script that works great on Windows 7 to create a restore point. Scheduling it in the Task Scheduler to run once per day is good. Otherwise it can be run by double clicking a shortcut icon.

I will post this tonight as it is on my other machine.

Nevertheless, Windows shoud be creating a restore point everytime you install or remove a program or install Windows Updates. Make sure that you have your System Drive protected and set as "On"...
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13 May 2011   #37
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niebling View Post

Scheduling it in the Task Scheduler to run once per day ...

I will post this tonight as it is on my other machine.


That's ok mate, have a look at Method Two of this tutorial at the link below.


System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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13 May 2011   #38
Tactics

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[QUOTE=niebling;1395308]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OakenG View Post
Nevertheless, Windows shoud be creating a restore point everytime you install or remove a program or install Windows Updates. Make sure that you have your System Drive protected and set as "On"...
Hello- yep it does create restore points automatically and when I install new software but even w/o a reboot i'll check it in like 20 minutes and it simply is gone poof! disappears.

Make sure that you have your System Drive protected and set as "On"...

Where is that setting?

thx
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13 May 2011   #39
Tactics

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I'm checking those links from you guys now... thx

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

Actually the script is really cool stuff but I want it to work as it's suppossed to work from MS. There's literally 1000's of people in the same boat as me and MS still has no fix - amazing if you ask me.
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13 May 2011   #40
Tactics

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I've also read conflicting reports that these should be set default (manual) and don't start them. They should work on there own. Some say make sure they are running. I did both and still no fix on the restore points but I will check on theh dep. tab.

Verify if these two services are running:

1) Volume Shadow Copy service
2) Windows backup

Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.
You can check this information from services.msc

a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.

** Also I get no errors

Other reported problems in executing the dll re-registrations suggested the above thread were:
1) "Module ole32.dll was loaded but the call to DLLREgisterServer failed with error code 80070005"
2) "Module eventcls.dll loaded but the call to DllInstall failed with error code 8000FFFF"
3) "Module es.dll loaded but the entry point DllRegisterServer was not found."
4) "Module vssui.dll failed to load." Please make sure...
don't get any errors
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