System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by bbrads1947, Jul 28, 2007.

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    bbrads1947 Guest

    Everytime I attempt to run System REstore, I get the message that says the
    computer was unable to restore my computer to the restore point selected.
    Most of the these points have been as short as the day before. Is there some
    setting I need to do to make this work properly. It has not worked since I
    installed Vista.
     
    bbrads1947, Jul 28, 2007
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    PaulB Guest

    Hello,
    Do you have Norton antivirus installed? If so, disable it, then do the
    restore, then reenable Norton. Go to Norton's site if you want more details.
     
    PaulB, Jul 28, 2007
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    David Guest

    Isn't all that's needed is to turn off "protection for my symantec
    product" on the general settings screen of security and firewall
    options, from within NIS2007? Then do the restore, and go back in to
    the setting and re-enable it.
     
    David, Jul 28, 2007
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    PaulB Guest

    Yes
    --
    Paul


     
    PaulB, Jul 28, 2007
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    CB Guest

    bbrads1947,

    You cannot do a System Restore to an earlier time if no changes have been
    made to the system.

    Have a nice day.

    C.B.
     
    CB, Jul 28, 2007
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    bbrads1947 Guest

    How do I disable Norton. I do not see any options that allow disabling the
    program. I went to the security settings in control panel but could not find
    a turn off button.
     
    bbrads1947, Jul 29, 2007
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  7. Hi,

    What is the exact error message that you're getting? Also, at which step
    during System Restore are you getting this error?

    Thanks,
    Christine
     
    Christine [MSFT], Jul 31, 2007
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    Bert Kinney Guest

    Bert Kinney, Jul 31, 2007
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    Marc Guest

    I have the same problem as the one described below. It happened all of a
    sudden after the System Restore had been working well for a number of years.

    I have Windows XP, SP2.

    The problem started, soon after I installed and then uninstalled System
    Works from Norton. At about the same time, I installed IE7.

    The problem is as follows. When I start System restore, there are restore
    points, either automatic or created by me. When I click to go back to one of
    these restore points, even very recent, the system starts up, the computer
    turns off and starts again but instead of restoring, I get a message saying
    "Your computer could not be restored to this restore point".

    I assume that the System Restore files have been damaged but I do not know
    how to repair it.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
    Marc, Sep 30, 2007
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  10. Url:
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sharedtech.nsf/pfdocs/2005113009323013

    Situation:

    You have installed a 2006 or later versions of a Norton program, such as
    Norton AntiVirus 2006, Norton Internet Security 2006, Norton Personal
    Firewall 2006, or Norton SystemWorks 2006. You run the Windows System
    Restore to restore your computer to a previous point. When you do, you see:

    Message: "Restoration Incomplete. Your computer cannot be restored . . . "
    when you run Windows System Restore

    Solution:

    For Norton 2007 product



    STEP 1 Temporarily turn off product protection

    1.. Start your Norton product
    2.. On the Norton AntiVirus tab or the Norton Internet Security tab, click
    Settings.
    3.. Under Basic Security, click Auto-Protect.
    4.. Click Configure.
    5.. In the left pane, click Miscellaneous.
    6.. In the right pane, under How to protect my product, uncheck Turn on
    protection for my Symantec product.
    7.. Click OK.
    STEP 2 Run Windows System RestoreFollow the operating system instructions to
    run Windows System Restore.


    STEP 3 Turn on product protection

    1.. Start your Norton product
    2.. On the Norton AntiVirus tab or the Norton Internet Security tab, click
    Settings.
    3.. Under Basic Security, click Auto-Protect.
    4.. Click Configure.
    5.. In the left pane, click Miscellaneous.
    6.. In the right pane, under How to protect my product, check Turn on
    protection for my Symantec product.
    7.. Click OK.
    For Norton 2006 or earlier product

    STEP 1 Temporarily turn off product protection

    1.. Start your Norton product
    2.. Click the Options button > Norton AntiVirus.
    3.. In the left pane, click Miscellaneous.
    4.. At the bottom of the right pane, look for "How to protect my product."
    5.. Uncheck Turn protection on for my Symantec product.
    6.. Click OK.
    STEP 2 Run Windows System Restore

    Follow the operating system instructions to run Windows System Restore.

    STEP 3 Temporarily turn on product protection

    1.. Start your Norton product
    2.. Click the Options button > Norton AntiVirus.
    3.. In the left pane, click Miscellaneous.
    4.. At the bottom of the right pane, look for "How to protect my product."
    5.. Check Turn protection on for my Symantec product.
    6.. Click OK.
     
    Kubilay Özun, Sep 30, 2007
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    Marc Guest

    That was indeed the solution to my problem. Thank you very much.
     
    Marc, Oct 1, 2007
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    toots Guest

    I am trying to restore my computer to a point in the last month because my
    computer keeps telling me there is a problem with my audio configuration and
    won't play itunes, media player or any dvds. I tried to click back on the
    month from October to September but nothing happens and the earliest restore
    point I can get is on the day when my audio stopped working. Anyone know what
    I can do?
     
    toots, Oct 30, 2007
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    rukonc Guest

     
    rukonc, Nov 1, 2007
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    Bob Guest

    I am using Nortom Antiirus 2007. Your suggestion worked the computer did
    restore to the date I wanted. However, I could not turn protection back on
    always showed "red Error" After numerous attempts I had to reinstall the
    Anti Virus program. Any suggestion what may have caused this?
     
    Bob, Nov 4, 2007
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    Bert Kinney Guest

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    Gerlinda Guest

     
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    Bert Kinney Guest

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