System Restore

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  1. Posts : 70,206
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       #50

    Hello a cooperator, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If you have not already, you might see if you may be able to do the system restore at boot using OPTION TWO instead.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  2. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
       #51

    Brink said:
    Hello a cooperator, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If you have not already, you might see if you may be able to do the system restore at boot using OPTION TWO instead.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thank you Brink for your reply. I have created a System Repair Disc and have done these steps for doing system restore with Using a Windows 7 Installation or System Repair Disc .
    But when I booted from a System Repair Disc I didn't notice some windows such as in your explanation:
    For instance I didn't see these two windows:





    I immediately skipped into this window below and this window which doesn't contain any system your Explanation, but it contains my system in my case. Thus, I am asking what next step I should do because I am afraid that if I continue and press 'next', the recovery of the factory which is on drive D(please look at the fourth image below) maybe will restore and my system will be reinstalled from the Recovery of factory.
    But I think that the letter of drive in windows converts into the letter which follows it in MS-DOS. For instance, if the letter of my system's drive is C, then it will be "D" in the Ms-DOS, so that window above is normal and 'D' contains my system which is installed in my system and not the recovery of the factory. But could you confirm that for me to continue or not.






    In addition, when I check on the 'restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier, I have noticed possibility to browse my computer while I am on DOS, and I notice my computer contains many drivers which was in when I am on Windows:
    System(C) 198MB
    Location(D) 683GB
    Recovery(E) 14.5GB
    HP-Tools(F) 98.9MB
    Boot(X)
    However, When I am in windows:
    Local Drive(C) 683GB
    Recovery(D) 14.5GB

    I would like respectfully you to answer me.
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  3. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #52

    a cooperator,

    It looks like it may have tried to do a Startup Repair. This would be normal if a issue with startup was detected.

    At boot, your driver letters may not always be the same as they are in Windows. This is normal.

    If you click on Next, you should be taken to the "System Recovery Options" screen where you can select to do a "System Restore". :)
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  4. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
       #53

    Brink said:
    a cooperator,

    It looks like it may have tried to do a Startup Repair. This would be normal if a issue with startup was detected.

    At boot, your driver letters may not always be the same as they are in Windows. This is normal.

    If you click on Next, you should be taken to the "System Recovery Options" screen where you can select to do a "System Restore". :)
    Thank you so much indeed, Then you think that I should be taken to 'System Restore'.
    But could you please let me know why I immediately skipped into the window which I have mentioned before without I show those two windows(repair option and the other) as in your explanation.

    Could you let me know what those all drives for? I only know D and E for what.

    System(C) 198MB
    Location(D) 683GB
    Recovery(E) 14.5GB
    HP-Tools(F) 98.9MB
    Boot(X)

    Because I would like after I do system restore to do a new 'Backup' copy. Can I select only D or all drives?

    Finally: Could let me know when I created 'system restore', how I will benefit from it? Could you give me a like in which I can restore my system from the restore point.?

    Please forgive me because this is the first time when I do these things
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  5. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #54

    You may have gotten that screen instead if it detected a possibly issue with startup (MBR) and ran startup repair automatically.

    The partitions below came installed from the OEM (factory) to be able to restore Windows 7 back to factory conditions with.
    System(C) 198MB
    Recovery(E) 14.5GB
    HP-Tools(F) 98.9MB
    Boot(X)
    Normally you would only have system protection turned on for your Windows 7 drive letter to be able have restore points for it. The tutorial on the first page and below can give you more details about a restore point and what it's for to help better explain them.
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  6. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
       #55

    Brink said:
    Normally you would only have system protection turned on for your Windows 7 drive letter to be able have restore points for it. The tutorial on the first page and below can give you more details about a restore point and what it's for to help better explain them.

    Thank you so much, Brink
    I have really when checked 'configure' button, I found out that the option' Restore system settings and previous versions of files' was selected.

    Finally: The system restore will only make a restore point for 'data and settings' but if I want an a backup for all windows system. Are there any tools enable me to do this inside windows? Or I should to use another software such as, Norton Guest or Acronis Image

    I know this tool whose image is below. But I don't know whehter this tool enables us to do image of the entire system with all data into a DVD or external HDD

    Could you please let me know what difference there is between this tool whose picture above and the other tool(which enables us to create a system restore) whose image is this:

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  7. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #56

    Well, first System restore is not the same as a Windows Backup or a System Image. You already read about System Restore, but those other links here can help give you more details about them.

    A system image is a complete image copy of the hard drives you selected to be included in the image. When restored, it will restore the included HDD's back to how they were then the image was created. You can use either DVDs or another external or internal HDD. It's best to use a separate HDD since DVDs are not a reliable. Creating a system image is the most reliable option to backup and restore your entire HDD.

    A backup, is just a backup of the files you selected to be included in the backup. a backup doesn't restore the whole system unless you also include doing a system image with it.


    The free 3rd party Macrium Reflect program is another great option to use for backups and images. Acronis is another good option as well though.
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  8. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
       #57

    Brink said:

    A backup, is just a backup of the files you selected to be included in the backup. a backup doesn't restore the whole system unless you also include doing a system image with it.


    The free 3rd party Macrium Reflect program is another great option to use for backups and images. Acronis is another good option as well though.
    Then ' Backup and Restore icon' is similar to 'Macrium Reflect program , Acronis and 'Norton guest' to create a backup copy or 'Backup and Restore ' is different.

    By the way, I have also a problem with this 'Backup and Restore icon', which is when I click on this tool, I didn't notice any response. This problem is new.
    I also have problem with updates of windows.
    I don't know what cause these problem and what the solution will be.

    Finally: could you let me know that I should have two drivers when I want to restore my system from the backup which I created with either 'Acronis' or another software ?
    As I read here some person told me that you need that two drivers,


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    Many users of computers choose to make two kinds of backups: a so-called image of the disk that includes all of the installed software at the time that the image (also called "clone") is made, and a frequently updated second backup of the user's home folder ("Documents and Settings") to keep a record of the current files which a user collects and generates. "Norton Ghost," "Acronis True Image," and (my preference) "Partition Magic" are examples of the first type. The backup utility that comes with Windows 7 is typically set up for the second type of incremental backup. A disk image, or clone, is particularly useful for transferring the entire contents of a hard drive to a new hard drive. An incremental backup is useful for transferring a user's files to a new operating system. A third option is to periodically make a copy onto a bootable external hard drive from which you can both boot up and restore.

    In general, these software packages are designed so that you press a button on the screen, a dialog displays asking you where you want the copy to be made or restored, and that is that. For more detail on what gets copied and other options, you will have to look at the manuals that come with the software. Please read these first and then ask further questions. Be aware that if you intend to restore from a DVD-R while booted from a DVD-ROM, then you will need two DVD drives, one for the boot disc and another to read the backup.
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  9. Posts : 70,206
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #58

    With as many issues you are having, you might consider restoring Windows 7 back to it's "original condition" from the factory. Be sure to backup anything you do not want to lose first if you do.

    Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7) Compaq Presario F500 CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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  10. Posts : 103
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
       #59

    Brink said:
    With as many issues you are having, you might consider restoring Windows 7 back to it's "original condition" from the factory. Be sure to backup anything you do not want to lose first if you do.

    Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 7) Compaq Presario F500 CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
    Thank you very much, Brink.
    But please could you reply me on my last inquires to close this issue?
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