System Restore Point not working

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Sage - John Leonard, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. When I run a System Restore Point. It runs and the computer re-starts,
    except I get a message there was a problem and the system files were not
    changed. However, I see that the Registry is updated in the process.

    It gives me the recommendation to run another restore point and I did. It
    still runs and comes back with the same problem indication.

    When I un-do the Restore Point, it runs and then comes back with the same
    problem indication/message. Isee the Registry update?

    Has anyone run into this before.

    Is this working and just a problem with Vista or it it not running??

    Sage - John Leonard, Aug 29, 2009
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  2. Ran it in Safe mode and no problems this time.
    Sage - John Leonard, Aug 29, 2009
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  3. Well, after running the Restore Point successfully, I decided to do an
    update to the OS.

    Boy! - wish I did not. I have the same probblem again - Right Clicking any
    shortcut or file/folder and my Windows Explorer Hangs.

    So I went back to the Safe Mode to try to do the Restore Pont again, which
    was older than five (5) days, and it is not there??

    How do I get the Retore Points back??
    Is there a problem with Vista OS updates?

    Sage - John Leonard, Aug 30, 2009
  4. If the restore points are gone, you can't get them back - but did you
    check the box for "Show restore points older than 5 days"?

    There is a problem with System Restore and Norton Internet Security
    2009, and possibly other Norton products as well (I only know about the
    NIS 2009 problem). It has a self-protection mode to prevent changes to
    it, including changes made by System Restore. Bummer...

    If you have NIS, before starting System Restore, open NIS and choose
    Computer Settings -> Miscellaneous and turn OFF "Product Security
    Tamper Protection". Turn it back on after the restore is successful.

    You will also see that Norton is very ungraceful about getting itself
    up-to-date after a system restore (or after a long absence from the
    Internet, for that matter).

    Good luck...

    Here's what Sage - John Leonard wrote on 8/30/09:
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 2, 2009
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