System Restore Doesn't work Vista Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Nev Parker, May 30, 2007.

  1. Nev Parker

    Nev Parker Guest

    Hi there,

    I appologise on the post regarding System Restore, and have read all the
    other posts without anything seeming relevant.

    I have got a new laptop from Dell running Vista home premium. System info
    is T5550 Processor, 1 Gb Ram.

    I haven't been able to use system restore because it constantly deletes all
    the retore points. When I try to creat a restore point manually the system
    stopd responding. When I have used System retore on the few occasions when
    it has created restore points (always windows update installations) it just
    stops responding.

    This is really annoying. Any help would be really appreciated.

    As a second issue, the system occasionally stops responding and when I try
    to stop the unresponsive programs by opening Task Manager I am unable to open
    it. I am able to open Task Manager under normal situations.

    I hope someone has the answer. I always found system restore to be really
    useful i XP.


    Nev Parker, May 30, 2007
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  2. Nev Parker

    Nev Parker Guest

    I turned System restore off and then (after 15 mins) turned it back on again.
    I tried to create a restore point manually and got the following error
    "The creation of a shodow copy has timed out. Try again this

    I hope this helps if anyone is listening.

    Nev Parker, May 30, 2007
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  3. Nev Parker

    Rock Guest

    Hi there,
    Since it's new have you talked with Dell tech support?
    Rock, Jun 3, 2007
  4. Nev Parker

    Nev Parker Guest

    To be honest, Dell have been nothing more than aloof. I've been emailing for
    three weeks with no response. I spoke to someone and said that they can have
    the thing back. They said they would email to arrange pick up. I've heard

    I have tried restoring the Dell image to see if it was anything I'd
    installed because I've been reading that some anti-virus software can affect
    it. Afteer eight hours things seem to be okay. Didn't install AVG internet
    security this time only AVG FREE anti-virus. Still using Windows firewall
    until Zone alarm bring out a stable VISTA version. Also, only installed
    word, powerpoint and excel from office XP. I installed Outlook before and
    had loads of problems with it.

    I'll report back if the problem continues.


    Nev Parker, Jun 3, 2007
  5. Nev Parker

    Rock Guest

    Your welcome. AVG (free) or Avast (free - my preference) and the Windows
    firewall is fine.
    Rock, Jun 3, 2007
  6. Nev Parker

    ttoomm Guest

    RE: System Restore

    I was having the same problem. I just turned off ZoneAlarm (fee
    edition) and now I can manualy create Restore Points again.
    ttoomm, Jul 3, 2007
  7. How do you know it doesn't work?
    James Matthews, Jul 5, 2007
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