System restore hasn't held a restore point since I installed Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by CaptHerp, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. CaptHerp

    CaptHerp Guest

    What's going on? I create a restore point, and the next time I boot the
    machine it doesn't exist. Can someone help me here? I've had Vista since
    its release, which should give you an idea how long this has been going on.

    I had NO problem with this when using XP.
     
    CaptHerp, Oct 21, 2007
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  2. Type System Restore after you hit the Start button, click on the link
    the list, then when the System Restore Window shows up select choose a
    different restore point then next.

    Does anything show up?
     
    Adam Albright, Oct 21, 2007
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  3. CaptHerp

    CaptHerp Guest

    No, nothing shows up. It's as though I never created any restore points at
    all, and I have manually tried to create dozens of them over the past few
    months. They are NEVER there when I look for them.
     
    CaptHerp, Oct 21, 2007
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  4. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories and right-click
    on the Command Prompt and choose "Run as administrator".
    Type in: SFC /SCANNOW and press your Enter key.

    If that does not work, try repairing your system. Boot from your Windows
    Vista DVD, select the System Repair Option > on the setup screen, select
    'Repair Computer > Select your installation of Windows > select Startup
    Repair option and follow instructions. After that has completed, try
    creating the System Restore Point.
     
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 21, 2007
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  5. Do you also run Windows XP on that machine?
    Axel
     
    Axel Göller, Oct 21, 2007
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  6. CaptHerp

    CaptHerp Guest

    No, just Vista.

     
    CaptHerp, Oct 21, 2007
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  7. CaptHerp

    CaptHerp Guest

    Did the Command Prompt suggestion -- told me there were some files that were
    corrupt and directed me to a CBS.LOG file. Went there, got "access is
    denied," so I can't tell you what happened until I can get into that.

    As to the other, it briefly runs the startup repair thing, tells me there
    are no problems and gives me the message to disconnect any recently connected
    items and to try it again (I haven't connected anything in months).

    What now?
     
    CaptHerp, Oct 21, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Malke, Oct 21, 2007
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  9. CaptHerp

    CaptHerp Guest

    Nothing from Symantec.

     
    CaptHerp, Oct 21, 2007
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  10. CaptHerp

    SteveC Guest

    I have same problem. Crashes all the time. IRQ is more or less not equal or some shit. Tells me that Windows encountered a problem and shut down. NO shit Sherlock and then says I will be notified when a solution is found. ONe year later, I have no solution. I have replaced every driver on the PC. I have run memory test, hd test, etc. No problems

    Do you also run Windows XP on that machine?
    Axel
     
    SteveC, Oct 21, 2007
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  11. CaptHerp

    Robert Miles Guest

    You're more likely to get answer here if you show the complete
    error message.

    "SteveC" <sconklan.nospam.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    I have same problem. Crashes all the time. IRQ is more or less not equal
    or some shit. Tells me that Windows encountered a problem and shut down.
    NO shit Sherlock and then says I will be notified when a solution is found.
    ONe year later, I have no solution. I have replaced every driver on the PC.
    I have run memory test, hd test, etc. No problems

    ON Fridays and Sundays, hardisk grinds. Why? nothing is running. Crashes
    all day Friday and Sunday.
    Do you also run Windows XP on that machine?
    Axel
     
    Robert Miles, Oct 23, 2007
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    Bert Kinney Guest

    Bert Kinney, Oct 25, 2007
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