Cannot get to system restore points after doing a system recovery

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Roderunr, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Roderunr

    Roderunr Guest

    Had to re-install Vista Premium. Created several system restore points and
    several backups which were stored on a pyhsical HARD DRIVE ( "E) OTHER THAN
    "C". After completing the system re-install neither restore from a backup or
    a system restore created from the restore points worked. The system did not
    recognize that there were backups and restore points on the "E" drive.

    It doesn't make sense to me since a "system crash" is when you would want
    those restores to work. Thanks for any help!
    Roderunr, Oct 25, 2007
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  2. I'm not entirely sure, but I believe that all versions of
    Windows that have System Restore always put the restore points
    for one hard disk on that same hard disk.

    Hans-Georg Michna, Oct 25, 2007
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  3. Roderunr

    GTS Guest

    System Restore points cannot be used outside the original Windows
    installation. What you are trying to with them isn't possible. Backups are
    a different story, but you don't give enough information to get any
    meaningful help. What kind of backup? Made with what program? Are the
    backup files visible on the other drive?
    GTS, Oct 25, 2007
  4. Roderunr

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Then you should not have reinstalled and instead done a system restore, even
    if it were from the recovery environment. When you reinstalled, the
    installation created a new baseline with new security descriptors. Any
    restore points from the old one could not possibly work. You should be able
    to recover any data saved via the pc backup function, but not anything from
    old restore points (which, by the way, cannot and should not be moved from
    the volume they were created from).
    Rick Rogers, Oct 26, 2007
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