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Windows 7 System Restore Failure


heolterrell

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and have an issue with System Restore in that ia m unable to creste a restore point, or any other program that wants to make a restore point before installing is unable to do so. There is a System Image Restore Point Back Up dated 01/02/11, which i am unable to access. I receive an error message:-

"The selected Back Up could not be found. System Restore is looking for a restore point that is on your back up. Choose a different restore point."

I do not have any other restore points, is it possible that this restore point is causing the problem with System Restore

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mgmcc

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As System Restore is messed up, disable it, which will delete all existing restore points, reboot and then enable it again to see if it performs correctly.

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heolterrell

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Very good idea, already tried and failed. Thanks

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ams4127

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Disable your antivirus and try again. Re enable antivirus.

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T0SH

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It is often worth trying system restore from safe mode

Cheers HC

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heolterrell

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Many thanks for eveybodies help and suggestions,i carried out all the relevant tests mentioned with no success. So i opted to re-install Windows, taking the upgrade option. Everything now is working fine. Thanks again.

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Lindburgh

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Did you create the System restore through SYSTEM in Control Pane?

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