Solved System Restore points deleted with restarting Windows 7

October 13, 2012 at 07:34:06
Specs: Windows 7
Hi all,

I have googled about this problem so much but couldn't resolve it. I have 12 gb of free space in C drive and I have configured 10 gb to the system restore. I could system restore successfully but up on reboot I see the restore point missing. VSS is set to automatic and I don't see volsnap in services( don't know if it should be there in services). I don't see any errors of VSS in event log.
I have tried creating a system restore point in normal mode and rebooting in safe mode. Still I see the restore points missing.

Hope I could solve this problem through this forum. I do not want to use third party applications for system restore.

Thanks


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October 14, 2012 at 10:45:09
Did you try disabling restore, rebooting and enabling it? This sometimes fixes issues with restore.

With a full version you have the option to perform a full re-install, OR a system repair. Read the link below to see what a system repair entails. You decide if this is for you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

A couple of other things to try are the following:

Download and install Ccleaner Slim. Run BOTH the cleaner module and the registry module. You can save a backup of the registry if you desire. I save that to the desktop for easy retrieval. I have never had to use a registry restore file with Ccleaner.

Also, try running Spybot Search & Destroy.

Get both products at the links below.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

http://www.safer-networking.org/



#1
October 13, 2012 at 07:55:56
The information you provided is incomplete.

Post the total partition size and the amount of free space.

I may be mistaken, but I don't think you can specify 10GB reserved for system restore. System restore settings go by percentages.

After any allocated space is full, system restore will discard the oldest file when trying to save the latest.

You should have a minimum of 15% free space on the primary partition in order for Windows to function at full potential.

15% free space is needed to perform defrag too.


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#2
October 13, 2012 at 08:15:49
Thanks for replying.
Hard Disk is of 160 GB and I have two partitions.one of 129Gb (12.8 GB free)and other one 19.5 GB(2.5 GB free) as shown in My computer.
I have configured system restore max usage as 8%(10.36 Gb).10.36 GB is mentioned there. After creating a restore point I go to configure to see how much memory it has taken up.The max i have seen is 6.83 GB. Do you still think the prob is with the memory allocated only ??

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#3
October 13, 2012 at 11:08:42
If you check in Windows disk management you will find that your 160GB hard drive is actually only approx. 149GB. Perhaps that is where you are getting confused.

You need to off load some data. Try downloading and using the cleaner module of Ccleaner Slim. It is very safe to use. Get it from the link below. That may free up additional space.

As I stated above, you should maintain a minimum of 15% free space.

Are you using a laptop?

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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#4
October 13, 2012 at 16:26:19
No I am not using a Laptop. I have deleted some of my data.. now it is 29 Gb free of 129GB . I have configured restore points max usage to be 20%(25.92 GB) . Still the same problem :(

Can I know what all services and registry entries should be there for system restore to work properly ?


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#5
October 13, 2012 at 17:12:17
Is this by chance a dual boot system with windows xp as the second operating system? If yes, than it is an easy registry tweak. I or others can give you further instructions.

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#6
October 13, 2012 at 17:17:31
You are going the wrong way.

Control Panel> System>System Protection> Local disk C: ON

Configure for 5 or 6 GB.

There may be a limit on how many restore points you can save. You don't need more than 5 or 6.

When viewing the restore points there is a box to check to show ALL restore points.


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#7
October 14, 2012 at 00:07:54
I have a dual Boot system with ubuntu on my external hard disk.
@ OtheHill

Right now When I go to configure Max usage will be 20%(25.92 GB ) and current usage will be 0. There are no restore points. All I have created are gone already. Now I create a restore point manually and I go the system restore point to see if it was successfully made. I could see it. I restart my system to check if it is still there. I disappears with current usage as 0GB again and no restore points in system restore . I definitely think the problem is not with the space.. and there are no errors in VSS event log.

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#8
October 14, 2012 at 07:20:25
I never tried to create a restore point when restore is disabled so I am not sure this can happen, but double check to see if system restore is enabled. If it is then disable it, reboot and then try enabling it again.

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#9
October 14, 2012 at 07:28:27
Yeah the system restore is enabled..I could see both automatic and manually created restore points in the list of of System Restore. Just that they disappear with restart

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#10
October 14, 2012 at 08:24:42
Have you recently run a scan with your Anti-Virus program? Windows Security essentials is pretty good IMO.

Try running Scannow SFC. See the link below to learn how. If that doesn't help, then maybe you need to perform a system repair, if that option is available to you.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tools...

Also see the second link for possible help.

See #5 response in the link below.

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-r...


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#11
October 14, 2012 at 09:04:08
I use microsoft security essentials. Recently My system was infected with a virus(zero access) . I saw the restore files also got infected (deleted the infected files). Following some forums I got rid of the virus and now my system works flawlessly. The only problem left is with system restore. I had run sfc many times after disinfecting the system. It says no issues.

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#12
October 14, 2012 at 09:57:27
Do you have a full version of Windows 7 or restore disks?

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#13
October 14, 2012 at 10:08:07
Yes. I have full version of windows 7 CD. Don't tell me to reinstall windows :P

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#14
October 14, 2012 at 10:45:09
✔ Best Answer
Did you try disabling restore, rebooting and enabling it? This sometimes fixes issues with restore.

With a full version you have the option to perform a full re-install, OR a system repair. Read the link below to see what a system repair entails. You decide if this is for you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

A couple of other things to try are the following:

Download and install Ccleaner Slim. Run BOTH the cleaner module and the registry module. You can save a backup of the registry if you desire. I save that to the desktop for easy retrieval. I have never had to use a registry restore file with Ccleaner.

Also, try running Spybot Search & Destroy.

Get both products at the links below.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...

http://www.safer-networking.org/


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#15
October 14, 2012 at 12:29:39
Thanks for all your suggestions .I tried your disabling,rebooting and enabling it.. didn't work.. Will try windows repair and come back to you :)

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#16
October 14, 2012 at 14:07:42
try the other 2 options first.

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#17
October 14, 2012 at 18:28:22
Thanks Othehill. Did system repair, System restore works with all restore points saved . Finally PROBLEM RESOLVED. I have installed ccleaner already and it is good. I already have malware bytes installed on my comp. Is it okay to install spybot along with it ?
Setting the Best Answer will close the thread I guess. So, waiting for your answer :)

Once again thanks for all you have done


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#18
October 14, 2012 at 21:56:28
It is OK to install Spybot search & Destroy along with Malwarebytes. Spybot has an option to monitor in real time.

Both are good. You may get a warning that S&D is malware, it isn't.


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#19
October 14, 2012 at 22:19:15
Thanks :) Being very helpful just when i thought reinstalling was the only option :)

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#20
October 15, 2012 at 03:01:42
Glad to help.

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