System Restore won't work

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Graham Newey, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Graham Newey

    Graham Newey Guest

    Hope I'm in right forum.

    My OS is Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

    On a couple of occasions I've tried to action "System Restore". So far I've
    met with NO success.

    It seems to go through the motions OK ( if you believe what you see on the
    moniter) but when the comp restarts I am bluntly informed that restoration
    has NOT taken place.

    Doesn't seem a lot of point having a facility like this when it simply will
    NOT work!!

    Is this some sort of glitch with Vista 64 bit?

    Would appreciate any help you can give.

    Many thanks,

    Graham Newey, Oct 28, 2009
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  2. Graham Newey

    SC Tom Guest

    Do you have any Symantec or Zone Alarm security products installed, such as
    firewall or anti-virus? Anything like that can interfere with a successful

    SC Tom
    SC Tom, Oct 28, 2009
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  3. Graham Newey

    Graham Newey Guest

    Thanks SC Tom for your time.

    I use Zone Alarm Free.

    I was about to write an adjunct to my initial post when I noticed your reply.

    I was going to say that when attempting to run "System Restore" I had failed
    to follow the instructions to turn off all running progs etc.

    It occured to me that that might be the answer to my problem. NOT SO.

    Switched "everything" off and ran System Restore. Waited with bated breath.
    Good job I didn't hold it!! No go---did NOT restore.

    This is frustrating. I don't NEED to use SR but it is annoying to have this
    facility on my new, shiny, black computer and not be able to get it to
    operate at all.

    Any further help would be appreciated.


    Graham Newey, Oct 29, 2009
  4. Graham Newey

    Guest Guest

    Turn off System Restore then turn it on.
    Guest, Oct 29, 2009
  5. Graham Newey

    SC Tom Guest

    When ZA is the cause of the problem, it not only has to be turned off, but
    the "Start with Windows" option has to be turned off first. If the restore
    is successful, it'll start again on its own anyhow.
    Another method that I've had success with is running SR in Safe Mode with
    Command Prompt. After booting up, type in
    c:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press enter. It'll bring up the
    SR UI allowing you to (hopefully) restore to a previous date.

    SC Tom
    SC Tom, Oct 29, 2009
  6. Graham Newey

    Graham Newey Guest

    Thank you annonymous and SC Tom for your comments.

    Panic over. Works in Safe Mode fine.

    I will turning SR on and off to see if it WILL run in Win.

    Regards to both,

    Graham Newey, Oct 30, 2009
  7. Graham Newey

    SC Tom Guest

    If you turn it off, then back on, you will lose all your previous restore
    points. Just wanted to let you know that.

    SC Tom
    SC Tom, Oct 30, 2009
  8. Graham Newey

    Graham Newey Guest

    Thanks Tom. Did realise that. As I can do it in SM, I'll delay the turning
    off and on!!

    Thanks again,

    Graham Newey, Oct 31, 2009
  9. Graham Newey

    SC Tom Guest

    You're welcome. Glad it's working now.

    SC Tom

    SC Tom, Nov 1, 2009
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