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They seem to have been created about once a month and they don't show up in CCleaners list of restore points. In most cases, that's all you need, since all the things System Restore protects tend to be located on the system drive anyway. Are these imaginary restore points merely shadow copies that do not really exists and therefore cannot be deleted? Bloch (Stumbling Bloch) Gene E. Source

Then, if something goes wrong, you can run System Restore and point it to a recent restore point. Should I turn off Protection for all drives but C drive? Sign Up Now! And write your email address (optional) Similar posts...

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Only the more recent restore points work. >> >> I cannot get get rid of these old, inactive "Backup" restore points. Microsoft. 15 January 2006. Saved my butt countless times. They are not real heavy duty scans as such but I find they pick up stuff on my own machines that my trusted Kaspersky doesn't see.

Edited February 19, 2014 by extraoneya 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites vinifera    87 <°)))>< 87 1,593 posts August 27, 2009 OS: Windows 7 x64 They are not real heavy duty scans as such but I find they pick up stuff on my own machines that my trusted Kaspersky doesn't see. Backup and Restore Can I Pause/Turn off System Restore WITHOUT losing restore points?I work with a large software suite. System Restore Command But it’s not that they are locked.

Backup and Restore System restore - phantom drive?When I run System Restore, two c: drives are listed: One has a greyed checked box next to it, is described as "Local Disk I >>>>> have deleted all restore points, I have deleted all restore points >>>>> except the last one, I have inactivated/reactivated the restore >>>>> system. >>>>> Are these imaginary restore points How-to-Geek has other articles on this but it was not mentioned in this one. http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/171047-restore-points-from-backup-that-doesnt-exist-how-to-remove/ Microsoft recommends that if a user is unsure as to whether certain files will be modified by a rollback, they should keep those files under My Documents.[8] When a rollback is

Windows Vista portal. System Restore Vista Microsoft. The software delete the restore point every time I turn off my computer. You can also create a restore point yourself whenever you want.

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If you use System Restore and select a restore point that was created before you installed the driver, this can restore your system files to the previous state before any problem http://www.w7forums.com/threads/cannot-delete-old-restore-points.16942/ It does this by creating "restore points" every so often. Windows System Restore Windows 10 I created a system image and a system restore disk in preparation using windows tools. System Restore Windows 8 I have > deleted all restore points, I have deleted all restore points except the > last one, I have inactivated/reactivated the restore system.

alanwaston posted Jan 10, 2017 at 5:00 AM Mouse and Keyboard Don't Work in Recovery Mode 4mylgl6 posted Jan 9, 2017 at 10:51 PM "Ransom ware" Pat Cox posted Jan 9, http://ixpix.net/system-restore/help-cant-use-system-restore.html Instead, you should rely on a quality virus scanner that you keep up to date. No joy there either. -- Gene E. Intriguing but I don't want to mess around with the image backup files, either. Restore Windows 7 To Factory Settings

Bloch wrote: > I suggest you read the OP. Perform chkdsk/R and try system restore again".- chkdsk /r /f C: => no problems found- all restore points fail even new restore points- removed all restore points on all disks. Windows will restart your PC and begin the restore process. have a peek here Why don't you try it - takes only 2 minutes.

Bloch Guest On Sat, 2 Mar 2013 14:18:14 -0800, Gene E. System Restore Windows 7 Not Working Starting with Windows XP, the disk space allotted is configurable per volume and the data stores are also stored per volume. I'm certainly not an ace geek, so I appreciate your adding my input regarding the bit about safe mode to your article - its a first for me and I'm honored

It's not always in > the registry now.

Bloch, Mar 2, 2013 #4 Gene E. Nice catch! @WhitsonGordon: Thanks, boss! @donald_e_flood: In the last paragraph, we talked about using the reset tool and also the new refresh tool. Only the more recent restore points work. >> >> I cannot get get rid of these old, inactive "Backup" restore points. Backup And Restore Windows 10 Windows XP Help.

I can never remember where windows puts it though, so I keep shortcuts in that folder on the desktop where all useful bits go (perhaps you call it "tools" or "utilities"). It also excludes the monitored set of file types (.DLL, .EXE etc.) from folders such as My Documents. using Revo Uninstaller and other programs and they create System Restore points, are they storing them in their dedicated folders? Check This Out Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Log in or Sign up PC Review Home Newsgroups > Windows XP > Windows XP Help > XP System Restore- unwanted system Use Start - Run - MSCONFIG and go to the Startup tab. They are all listed as Type >> "Backup". >> >> These old restore points do not work: "The selected backup could not be >> found".

I opened system restore and saw that the last restore point was 2 months ago.I tried to make a restore point and I got the message that there was insufficient storage This space is always at least 85-90% used according to the System Protection screen. Both of those are essentially in-place reinstalls and the articles we linked do talk about doing a reinstall using the traditional method.

September 29, 2016 tony barron System Restore must have Retrieved 11 January 2014. ^ a b Fok, Christine (September 2007). "A Guide to Windows Vista Backup Technologies".

It's really no big deal. That's what I would have expected > as a storage method for the information. Viperbill, Mar 14, 2010, in forum: Windows 7 Support Replies: 10 Views: 5,187 Viperbill Mar 15, 2010 Restore Points and System Restore Scott Meyers, Jun 25, 2011, in forum: alt.windows7.general Replies: MSDN Library.

They are all listed as Type >>> "Backup". >>> >>> These old restore points do not work: "The selected backup could not be >>> found". They > seem to have been created about once a month and they don't show up in > CCleaners list of restore points. > They go from 8/2/13 back to 25/6/12 The welcome page of the System Restore wizard just gives you a brief description of the process. ISBN0-7356-1917-4. ^ "Windows Backup".