Solved How do I set new hard drive to system restore

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May 3, 2018 at 14:58:58
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium D 925
I installed a new hard drive, and made the original hard drive as a secondary drive. The new drive does not automatically create new restore points. I manually created a restore point, but none have occurred since then (3-4 days ago). How do I setup the current C:\ hard drive to set restore points automatically?

Thanks a bunch, Uncle Dewey


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May 4, 2018 at 15:01:37
So it seems that Task Scheduler itself is not working properly - if at all. I had mentioned this in my #3.

You could try this little program:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...

I've not used it myself but I've used some of their other stuff.

Provided you can open Task Scheduler (eventually), go to "Microsoft > Windows > SystemRestore" and find it set as "Ready", then automatic restore points should work again,

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 3, 2018 at 15:28:14
How to Enable System Restore in Windows 7
https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/...

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May 3, 2018 at 20:31:36
Also I think that automatic restore points are created once a week plus before any install or update so you may not have waited ling enough to see a new one.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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May 4, 2018 at 03:27:26
Yes, give it a bit longer. Restore points are made automatically after substantial updates. Wait for the next cumulative update or Tues 8th when some usually arrive. If nothing happens then have a look in Task Scheduler under "Microsoft > Windows" and make sure the SystemRestore task is enabled (Ready).

Apart from Task Scheduler there is no specific manual -v- automatic setting, it is either switched on for the drive or not. If restore is switched on this usually enables the task.

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May 4, 2018 at 14:46:43
I did what Johnw suggested. I had really already done this, but did it again. When done the instruction said if I did not see all the restore points, it directed me to another site: "https://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/fix-missing-system-restore-points-in-windows-vista-and-7/", but when I got to the step where I was to actually run the Task Scheduler I get an error that says: "The Task Image is Corrupt". The only thing I know how to do now is wait for May 8, but am not optimistic. For one thing I have not told the manager when to run the Task Scheduler.

Still at sea, Uncle Dewey


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May 4, 2018 at 15:01:37
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So it seems that Task Scheduler itself is not working properly - if at all. I had mentioned this in my #3.

You could try this little program:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...

I've not used it myself but I've used some of their other stuff.

Provided you can open Task Scheduler (eventually), go to "Microsoft > Windows > SystemRestore" and find it set as "Ready", then automatic restore points should work again,

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 11, 2018 at 14:49:10
I finally got the Task Manager to work, and today at a little after 1pm i got an automatic Restore Point.

Thanks mil, Uncle Dewey


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May 11, 2018 at 17:59:28
Good to hear and thanks for letting us know,

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May 12, 2018 at 07:26:56
Just to add that somewhere I read that by default if you make a manual restore point it will not make an automatic one for a few days - I think it was 5. Just something to bear in mind but I think it will still make one if after a significant update.

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