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Restore Points

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  • Started 1 year ago by tsmith777
  • Latest reply from germ-x
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ReadandShare
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tsmith:

Following the steps I laid out for you earlier... I could configure the space all the way to fill my entire drive (or partition)! Not sure why you are only allowed 26GB maximum? Did you find that out via the command line, or did you click through the steps to configure as I suggested (Control Panel - System - System Protection, ....)?

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warlock
warlock
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@tsmith777, Did you try this, http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....windows-7/

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tsmith777
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warlock, no since I only have one restore point that is dated today I don't think that will help

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tsmith777
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readandshare, both, followed your steps and whs's cmd post

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warlock
warlock
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Just thought we would see what size it comes up with. And if the old one stays too.

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ReadandShare
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tsmith:

Curious, while your entire drive is 1TB, did you create a 26GB partition -- and so that becomes the maximum available?

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tsmith777
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I don't know how to create a partition so the answer is no. I am a total novice when it comes to things like that.

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ReadandShare
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For now, tsmith, perhaps just leave the setting at 26GB -- and see if that will give you multiple restore points going forward. Truth be told, I find one restore point occupying 7.5GB extraordinarily large. But like I say, let's see how many restore points you can accumulate after a few days -- before your current one drops off...

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tsmith777
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Ok

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ronniesonora
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tsmith777, have you looked at this http://news.softpedia.com/news.....9154.shtml

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germ-x
germ-x
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May be a little late or you have already discarded this but when the restore point box opens and you choose to restore there is a small check box that allows you to search for other restore points. Have you checked that.
One other suggestion is open Ccleaner and select tools > then click on system restore box. There it will show you all restore points stored on your HDD

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tsmith777
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ronniesonora, I have not tried that yet, is it safe?

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tsmith777
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germ-x, Ccleaner only shows one restore point dated yesterday. I don't see a check box to search for all restore points

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germ-x
germ-x
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Go to system protection > click on the system restore button > then next > in the lower left corner of the system restore box there is a small check box that says show me more restore points. Check this one and it should show all restore points available

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ronniesonora
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tsmith777, I haven't used it but being from softpedia I'm sure it's safe.

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tsmith777
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germ-x Ok, I found it and it only show the same thing as Ccleaner the one dated yesterday.

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tsmith777
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ronniiesonora, Ok I will try it. Thanks

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germ-x
germ-x
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Here are a few suggestions that might shed some light on the restore point dissappearing
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/missingrps.html

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Straspey
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@ tsmith777

Question for you:

Are you running a third-party defragmentation program ?

Sometimes these types of programs can interfere with the creation and/or delete the Volume Shadow Copies created by System Restore.

For instance, Diskeeper has a Volume Shadow Service (VSS) Compatible Mode defrag, which needs to be turned on.

Speaking of which - you should check to ensure that the "Volume Shadow Copy" service on your computer is enabled and set to run on Manual. System restore relies on this service.

You can also create a task in Task Manager to automatically create a restore point at the times you desire.

You can find the step-by-step procedure, along with the script which you can download and run yourself, in the following tutorial from Windows Seven Forums:

"How to Create System Restore Points with a Restart or Windows Task Scheduler"

http://www.sevenforums.com/tut.....artup.html

Hope some of this is helpful.

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tsmith777
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Volume Shadow Copy service was set on manual but was not started, I started the service

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