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Windows 7: System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

13 Apr 2013   #50
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xdya View Post
many thanks for this!!! after last time my windows mysteriously crashed without any system restore points, i have the feeling that this post will save my life one day


Glad I could be a help mate


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02 Feb 2014   #51
charlestek

Win 8.1 Professional 64 bit, Win 7 Ultimate 64 biut
 
 
Can't get to work on Win 8.1

I followed the instructions to the letter in this thread to have a restore point created using the task scheduler in Windows 8.1 Professional. I set the trigger to be a certain time every two days. The task does not work on the schedule or if I tell task scheduler to run it by clicking "Run" with the task highlighted in Task Scheduler.

If I do that, the task says "Running", but it stays running forever and nothing happens, no restore point created. After I tried running it manually I went to system restore and the last restore point I had was one I created manually several days ago. However, is it possible that if the last normal restore point from the computer is identical, no new restore point will be created?

If I run the task manually as I said above, it stays "Running" for more than a half hour and never goes to the Ready state. So, I've had to manually end the task. Besides using the "Brink_Task" vbs file, I also tried the Instant_Restore_Point.zip from System Restore Point Shortcut
Neither works. In the "Conditions" tab, only "Wake the computer to run this task" is checked. All other boxes are unchecked.




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02 Feb 2014   #52
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Charles, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a test to see if something may be wrong with your System Restore, see if you are able to create a restore point using the normal method below, then check to see if that restore point is listed afterwards. Sometimes it may take a bit before the created restore point shows up though.

Restore Point - Create in Windows 8
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02 Feb 2014   #53
charlestek

Win 8.1 Professional 64 bit, Win 7 Ultimate 64 biut
 
 
Restore works

Yes, I created a restore point with the System Properties/System Protection tab, it works fine.

Oddly some time last night one of the task scheduler restores worked. I just saw it when I created the restore point from the system tab above. I am showing the tab created restore point I called "Test" and another restore point titled Instant Restore Point at 2:00:56 am.

I may have double clicked the icon for the Restore Point shortcut from the Instant_Restore_Point.zip folder, or it may have been when I used the different script for the Instant_Restore_Point.vbs from the Instant_Restore_Point.zip in the Program Files folder triggered by me telling the task scheduler to run that vbs file. I do remember that anytime I told the task scheduler to run it would change status to running and even after 10 minutes, stay running and not revert ever to Ready. The Brink_Task.zip Instant_Restore_Point.vbs is different from the Instant_Restore_Point.zip Instant_Restore_Point.vbs.

I am a former .Net developer and electrical engineer, but never did any substantial VB script (thankfully).

Anyway, I have to do a ton of errands and stuff today, so I may not reply to you for a day or so.

Thanks.
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02 Feb 2014   #54
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could be. Yeah, the .vbs file does the actual work.

For a task, I would recommend the Instant_Restore_Point.vbs to not have it wait on you to enter a description when you may not be there to do so.
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02 Feb 2014   #55
charlestek

Win 8.1 Professional 64 bit, Win 7 Ultimate 64 biut
 
 

No I used the zip file that does not require the description. However, I am not sure which vbs script worked, if it worked via the task scheduler, and in all cases, the task scheduler always said "running" and never ended to revert to the ready state.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2014   #56
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure why it would continue to show as running instead of ready in Task Scheduler though. Does it give you a "the operation compeleted successfully" message in the "Last Run Result" column for the task?
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08 Feb 2014   #57
charlestek

Win 8.1 Professional 64 bit, Win 7 Ultimate 64 biut
 
 

I ran the Instant_Restore_Point.vbs from the Brink_Task folder. It creates a restore point.

In the task scheduler, I had the task to run the same Brink Instant_Restore_Point.vbs every two days at a certain time, but in the Last Run Result column of the task scheduler it says: "The operator or administrator has refused the request."

If I tell the task scheduler to run the task immediately, I get a status of running, but 15 minutes later a restore point has not been created and the task still stays in the "Running" status state, so I have to end it manually.


So for some reason, the task scheduler can't execute the vbs file properly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2014   #58
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like something may be off with the task's settings. Triple check the steps using the instant.vbs to see if anything may not be the same as in the tutorial.

Of course, Windows needs to be running for the task to run at it's scheduled time.
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08 Feb 2014   #59
charlestek

Win 8.1 Professional 64 bit, Win 7 Ultimate 64 biut
 
 
Manual trigger of task does not work

I triple checked the task settings, they are fine. Indeed I may have had the laptop lid closed for a day or two so that the computer would not awaken I think if the lid is closed.

However, I am focusing more on the fact that when I manually tell the task to run, it does not create the restore point, and just sits there saying it is running with nothing happening at all.

I would think that if I had a vbs script that when runs creates a popup window message, I could verify if the vbs script gets executed by the manual running of the task, which I am pretty sure is not happening.

I will try a message box popup script per the instructions here:
How to: Make a message box using VBScript
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