windows 7 premium system restore does not create its own res

May 5, 2012 at 04:21:45
Specs: Windows 7
windows 7 premium does not create its own restore points i can manually create them but after a few days they disappear can anyone help

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#1
May 5, 2012 at 08:05:35
If you don't have enough space that can happen. Windows 7 can use up to 12% of the available space for restore points. After that the older files are discarded. The restore point settings can also be tweaked to use less space, which could also cause the same issue.

How large is your Windows partition and how much free space do you have.


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#2
May 5, 2012 at 13:08:55
Hi i have 620gb free space on hard drive restore point is set at 20% i created restore point yesterday it has now been deleted. thanks

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#3
May 5, 2012 at 16:20:55
Is that partition formatted NTFS?

Are you sure your have system protection turned on?


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#4
May 5, 2012 at 19:11:20
System restore only shows the latest restore point or two unless you choose to do a restore (you can cancel) and select "show more restore points".
If you still do not show a reasonable amount of restore points, restart in Safe Mode with Networking, download, Install, update, and run Malwarebytes. to make sure it is not caused by an infection.
If that does not help, back up your files and do a clean reinstall of Windows 7 (Using install disk, delete current partition and recreate a new one, or if factory machine, do a Factory Restore)

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


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#5
May 6, 2012 at 00:50:04
Hi system protection is switched on, last night i restarted in save mode and restored to last best configuration this morning it has created automatic restore point will let you know how it goes. thanks

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#6
May 6, 2012 at 04:23:50
Glad to hear that but scan with Malwarebytes to make sure that there are no remnants if it was an infection that caused the corruption rather than an ordinary corrupted system file. Let us know how it goes.

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


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#7
May 7, 2012 at 01:12:00
Hi restore point gone again today

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#8
May 7, 2012 at 04:31:18
If the problem was caused by an infection then it is still working and you need to remove it. As I said before boot back into safe mode and try the restore again of you can but either way run Malwarebytes immediately after the attempt. If you cannot do the restore but Malwarebytes does remove something, try the restore again BUT if available, go back probably a MONTH before any signs of the problem appeared first, THEN repeat by running Malwarebytes again. THEN update your antivirus program and run that also.

If you do not complete a procedure when things begin to work again then you are wasting the opportunity to complete you just made to fix it completely. The restore did not remove the cause of the problem, it just rolled back some of its effects so you would have some elbow room in which to work. These virus, worms, trojans, etc. get a toe hold into your system and you may see a small effect that is a minor annoyance. When you ignore these, they are getting their whole foot into the door. When you notice something else, it will be worse but still minor. It is at this point that you must be as ruthless as it is and attack it with all you have and not stop until it is gone completely. This may mean a safe mode restore followed by a cleaning with multiple programs, possibly followed by a further jump back and a rescanning. Anytime you remove something and clean out the quarantine folder, you need to follow it up with a rescan to make sure that all of it is gone since the item you just removed may have been hiding the original cause of all of the problems.

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


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