Solved Im having Problems With system Restore veery much!

August 31, 2012 at 12:44:22
Specs: Windows XP, 4000
Basicly when i try to restore the deleted restore points they were gone when i used my Ccleaner and now i am trying to get them back and therefore when i used Ccleaner it also messed with my computer and i cant download any software to help fix this issue and i really need help to solve this issue completly basicly i am asking how can i restore system restore points that were deleted

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September 2, 2012 at 11:56:12
It was drive wiper it removes most of everything when you use either type of version for the Ccleaner driver wiper espically when you do free space it removes restore points im not sure how to restore them but there is some way i am certain
When that happens you cannot download anything anymore to help it only if you use the driver wiper more then once its forcing it to delete files to keep the system working properly other issues could be double clicking on icons Unresponsive pages registry errors delete files for the system to run properly program files data documents and this could effect other users who use the same device.


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August 31, 2012 at 13:37:09
CCleaner does not have an option to remove restore points.

Did you try restoring back to the oldest restore point? If you use a restore point and that action does NOT fix your problem you should UNDO the restore action BEFORE trying another one.

If you used the registry module you could have removed files if you previously had an infection. You should use the backup feature in the registry module until you get comfortable with it.

Why were you trying to use system restore in the first place?

Tell us exactly what you did and why.


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August 31, 2012 at 13:59:44
OtheHill

I'm wondering if Howard678 means that the restore points were deleted manually. If he then ran CCleaner Registry Cleaner it would show the associated registry entries as invalid, which might then have been removed using the reg cleaner.

If by some chance I am right, then it would be no easy task to sort out. The registry entries could be restored by CCleaner but only if they were saved. Recuva could possibly restore the system files but I'm far from confident in any such process resulting in reliable restore points.

Howard678

The Cleaning part of CCleaner is unlikely to have caused any issue. If you used the registry cleaner then there is always some risk, although the one in CCleaner has quite a good record.

We need to know exactly what you did, step by step to lose these restore points (and why). It might not be possible to get them back but with the full information there is some vague chance we could think of something.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 31, 2012 at 14:08:39
Derek

There is a restore option in CCleaner. It is under the tools button. I have no idea what the function of that button is because I have never used it. I am guessing it MAY undo a program removal.

Perhaps the OP is referring to that option and NOT the Windows restore option.


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August 31, 2012 at 14:25:16
OtheHill

Aha, I think you are right. Apparently (from Google) that option removes individual restore points so it fits with what the poster said.

Like you I've never used it. No idea if there is any undo option for that.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#5
September 1, 2012 at 15:44:32
I have use CCleaner to remove restore points and when they are gone they are gone... there is no getting them back!

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September 2, 2012 at 11:56:12
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It was drive wiper it removes most of everything when you use either type of version for the Ccleaner driver wiper espically when you do free space it removes restore points im not sure how to restore them but there is some way i am certain
When that happens you cannot download anything anymore to help it only if you use the driver wiper more then once its forcing it to delete files to keep the system working properly other issues could be double clicking on icons Unresponsive pages registry errors delete files for the system to run properly program files data documents and this could effect other users who use the same device.

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#7
September 2, 2012 at 12:09:55
I recommend having a tech person who works with computers take a look into the system to actually fix these problems manually by actually Rebooting the system entirly wich would restore everything without using the disk I am able to do that by press F keys And actually manually taking the best look into the system there is also a safe mode and Safe mode with networking wich could be usfull for this issue but i recommed having some one take a look into the computer securly just incase you damage the system by mistake But what you can try is to use Atomatic Updates when they are ready they could help search for these issues with the software and repair the issue you can alo try doing the Safe mode with networking or try going to click F8 once the computer is starting up then Arrow down until you see Reboot then press enter those are what i can tell you for now i cant say every thing i know on here but rebooting the system may restore everything to the beginning of the computer that would be usfull thats all i have for now ill enter more later on.

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#8
September 2, 2012 at 15:00:28
ComputerTech500.

We don't know whether Howard678 used the Drive Wiper button or the System Restore button as both features are available in CCleaner. We probably assumed it was System Restore and that the restore points were located on the system drive.

Drive Wiper does has an option to delete files and folders but NOT on the system drive. It only overwrites "empty space" on there, so it will not remove restore points or any files or folders.

Sorry but #7 was one sentence without breaks so I didn't try to work it out - too hard to read.

Just for info, reboot simply means to restart your computer. This is quite different to either reformat or re-installing Windows.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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