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Windows 7: [URGENT] All System Restore Point Gone!![/URGENT]

07 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
[URGENT] All System Restore Point Gone!![/URGENT]

The problem occurred when I made a standard user account and through that i redirected to the admin profile under c:/Users/xxxx and i right clicked the profile>properties>security> and i removed the standard account access to that admin folder and got some "Access denied error". After i logged off and login into the admin account, i got the error "settings.ini is being used by another process" from windows sidebar and windows sidebar was not working. After realizing that, i login with the standard account and wasn't having that problem........then i went to system restore and noticed "all my system restore points are gone". I got pissed and boot into safe mode and still the same thing, there was no system restore. I was able to get rid of the settings.ini problem by disabling UAC. So i was wondering what the hell happened and how can i get everything back to normal!! Please reply fast!!
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07 Dec 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

You can do a repair install.

Try from an elevated command prompt first:

sfc /scannow
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07 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
You can do a repair install.

Try from an elevated command prompt first:

sfc /scannow
thanks for the very quick reply....i'll let you know.
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30 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7

I had the same problem and the problem shows up in one of the two accounts (the one with administrator rights) that I have on the machine.

I tried many suggestions from the web including the one aboe, but none would work.

I also tried doing a restore from a previous restore point, but it would fail with an error that a file could not be replaced.

As I examined the Application Logs, I noticed that there were many errors about user profile errors related to bad entries in the registry.

The recommendation in that error is to perform an advanced restore, which restored the whole disk from a week old backup disk image.

BTW, That's a neat new feature in Windows 7 in that it also offers to backup user files that can be recovered after the re-image of the drive...

I could not pin it down to the culprit as I had not dome much on the machine since the date of that image backup I had.

In the restore point history were a few Windows updates over that week (1/22/10 to 1/29/10) and and update to the Yahoo IE Tool bar to 8.1 (which was the last thing I did to the machine).

If it was data corruption in the registry that would be a bad side effect of one of these updates (highly suspect is the Yahoo IE Tool bar 8.1).
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