System restore unable to restore points

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Number6, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Number6

    Number6 Guest

    I decided to use system restore on vista business to roll back to an earlier
    state prior to a new driver problem.

    No matter what date i select system restore begins the restore process and
    eventually quits stating it was unable to complete the restore.

    I have admin rights. Any ideas?
    Number6, Jun 20, 2007
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  2. Number6

    Malke Guest

    Since you haven't told us anything about your computer, I can only give
    you some general suggestions:

    1. Do you have any Symantec products installed? If yes, see this link by
    MVP Bert Kinney:

    2. Do you have a Gateway computer? If yes, see this information from
    Jill Zoeller, MS:

    Go to System in Control Panel and open the System Protection tab. Do you
    see a drive called "Missing"? Selecting C:\ and deselecting "Missing"
    will allow the system to take restore points normally. Note that you
    will not have any restore points to restore to until a new restore point
    is made.

    If neither of those things fits your situation, take a look at MVP Bert
    Kinney's pages about System Restore here:

    Or post back with more information per this guide:

    Malke, Jun 20, 2007
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  3. Number6

    Mac Guest

    You could just rollback the driver?
    Mac, Jun 20, 2007
  4. Try to roll back the driver only.. this is possible if you go to device
    manager and see the properties of the hardware listen in the device tree.

    as for general system restore:

    restore points form a chain of data,
    not each restore point is independent of the others.
    What does this mean?

    This means that if one restore point is corrupt then
    most probably others will be corrupt also.

    I would suggest to use disk cleanup to purge all prior restore points
    and create a new one
    TheEnemyWithin, Jun 20, 2007
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