Solved Is it possible to recover deleted restore points?

Toshiba / Qosmio f755-s5219
July 9, 2012 at 20:50:45
Specs: Windows 7, Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM CPU/6 GB RAM
Hello, first allow me to announce I'm quite new at this website so if I say anything noobish I apologize in advance. Secondly, I will announce the problem of my PC. You see a month or so back, my PC, a 3D-glasses free Qosmio F755-S5219's face tracking 3D camera failed to work. I checked the drivers and the hardware via device manager and they were all in good condition. Afterwards I decided to do a system restore, and yet, all my restore points came after this problem had occurred and I could not recover any more. I was wondering if it is possible to recover those other points. Also, I did not install anything that could have possibly damaged the 3D software. I'm quite sure however, that the camera is at fault here as it does not activate as it should when the 3D turns on. However, I'm also sure that the camera's hardware is not damaged at all as I checked device manager and even took a 2D picture of myself. I took out the CMOS battery to see if that would help, but it didn't. Also shortly after this problem, my Skyrim sound failed to work and I was very frustrated as my computer just dumped all of my restore points again and I didn't know which file in Skyrim failed to work as there were many. So if anyone can help I would really appreciate quite a bit. If anyone could just tell me if it's possible to recover the restore points then that would be a big help thank you in advance!

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#1
July 9, 2012 at 21:52:19
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Sorry, but deleted restore points are not recoverable. Any attempt to do so is almost certain to fail, leaving your system in a state much worse than it is now. The system restore facility is essentially a black box. What it does is documented but the full details of how it works is not publicly documented.


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#2
July 10, 2012 at 11:57:55
They can be recovered I believe. Use an unerase or undelete program or testdisk to recover that folder/files. As to if you can use it with the restore point it might be that you have to manually edit some file.

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#3
July 10, 2012 at 13:05:35
Deleted restore points are not recoverable since they are contained in the system volume information file. They were never files themselves so they are not individually recoverable by a undelete program.

"I didn't know which file in Skyrim failed to work as there were many"

Might want to review this article as to what system restore is about.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...

You need to be backing up your system.

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#4
July 10, 2012 at 16:59:00
Oh, I knew that System Restore didn't affect personal files, but my registry for skyrim was a bit cleaned through a virus (though I have already removed it).

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#5
July 10, 2012 at 17:35:40
System volume can be accessed.

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