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Windows 7: System Restore not saving?

30 Nov 2013   #11
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Check wjhether there are really no restore points. Open an elevated command prompt and run this command:

vssadmin list shadows

Make sure you look at the ones from C. If you like, you can copy the output in command prompt here and we'll have a look at it.

Right click on the command prompt window and click on 'select all. Then right click anywhere on the hihjlighted area. That puts everything on the clipboard and you can paste it into your answer here.

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30 Nov 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I had exactly the same problem (w7 64 ultimate)and solved it running check disk with the option to fix file errors.
Hope it helps
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30 Nov 2013   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Please follow the instruction by whs in post #11.

Could you also let us know how many hard drives you have connected and how many partitions you have.
My thinking is the restore points are not on the (C) drive/partitions.
This would be helpful.

By Golden:
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05 Jan 2014   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Please post the screen where you configured the system restore settings of C.
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13 Jan 2014   #15

Windows 7 proffesional

Sorry the laptop has had to back to the manufacturer for a different problem - whilst there I have asked to look the SR problem.
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