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Windows 7: Win7Ultimate System Restore Time

04 Nov 2009   #1
FDHolmes

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Win7Ultimate System Restore Time

System Restore has been running for about 4 and 1 half hours at this point, off the Distribution Disk; and I'm only trying to go back 12 hours ago.

The Progress Bar is cycling through its entire range about once every 3 seconds, under the tag "Restoring files..."

HA

How LONG is this gonna take.

My grandchildren will be through with college in about 15 years, and I'd like to have my 'puter back before then.

Any ideas?


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04 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FDHolmes View Post
System Restore has been running for about 4 and 1 half hours at this point, off the Distribution Disk; and I'm only trying to go back 12 hours ago.

The Progress Bar is cycling through its entire range about once every 3 seconds, under the tag "Restoring files..."

HA

How LONG is this gonna take.

My grandchildren will be through with college in about 15 years, and I'd like to have my 'puter back before then.

Any ideas?

FD

How big is the OS partition?
that seems like a long time. Is that the only restore point you have?

ken j
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04 Nov 2009   #3
FDHolmes

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The partition is 466 GB on a 1TB drive. Of that 466 GB, 332 GB are unused as of this posting (off my laptop).
There are NUMEROUS restore points. I'm attempting to go back to 8:14 AM this date.

Installed Adobe Creative Suite Master (CS4), but didn't like the way it behaves with other applications.

System is 64bit. 4 cores running in parallel. 8GB of RAM and 2.33 GHz native CPU speed.

Seems like an inordinate length of time, to me.
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05 Nov 2009   #4
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hopefully this isn't a sign of a possible hard drive corruption or bad sectors where the restore points are stored. Perhaps a chkdisk after it completes (assuming it does) might be in order?
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05 Nov 2009   #5
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

It shouldn't take that long. It usually takes a maximum of 20 minutes (and usually less) on my 300 GB system drive (about half full). Something is clearly wrong. I would cancel and reverse, if possible and then choose another restore point and try again.
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06 Nov 2009   #6
FDHolmes

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Thanks all for your help

Turns out I had 'System Protection' active on all HD's in this system, when I only REALLY wanted it on the boot drive.

After changing THAT, well, heh heh, everything thumped along quite nicely thanks very much.

Chkdsk worked just dandy, after the fact, and before even, actually. Clean bill of health on all drives. S.M.A.R.T. also reports "Healthy" across the board.

Diskeeper Pro runs in the background continuously on this machine, so fragmentation is a thing of the past, and, like I said, the whole problem was a mistake I made back in the Vista days, which propagated into this Win7 incarnation.

Thanks again for everyone's input.

I really appreciate ya'll taking the time to think about it and reply.

Fred
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14 May 2011   #7
tommy1628

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hey FD, I believe I have ran into the exact same problem as you.

How do you turn off system protection on the partition?
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