Unintended/unauthorized Full System Restore?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Blithe, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Blithe

    Blithe Guest

    Re: Vista Ultimate 64x SP2

    I searched & failed to find a .docx file I had created & saved the prior 24
    hours. My search found that a shortcut for the file still existed. I
    opened restore to find either a shadow or other backup copy. I got a Vista
    popup message notifying:
    "This machine has been restored from a Complete PC Backup..... some file
    backups might not be available . . you can still restore them in Advanced
    Restore by . . .etc."

    Previously -I had never had the extreme displeasure of reading such a Vista
    notice - and I had performed only one complete PC restore several months
    ago. I, fortunately, did find the missing file using Vista restore.
    However, I was unable to find any log or record of any prior complete PC
    restores in order to reassure myself that the latter described Vista popup
    message was not referring to a recent Complete PC Restore that I certainly
    did not intentionally or consciously execute.

    I am left with troubling questions:

    What other files, if any, are missing that I am not aware of?
    How can I compare my system with backups to find/verify the presence or
    absence of possible missing files?
    Is it possible for a user to trigger a Complete PC Restore without being
    aware of the event?
    Is there a Vista log or record that lists the dates of Complete PC Backups?
    (I found nothing using Vista 'Help and Support')
    What are the common mistakes an experienced user can make (excluding the
    execution of a specific file deletion) that will result in unintended file

    Please advise - Blithe
    Blithe, Jul 14, 2009
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  2. Blithe

    Saucy Guest

    Check your settings.

    Saucy, Jul 14, 2009
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  3. Blithe

    Blithe Guest

    No offence, Saucy, but your sauce has no substance.
    Like salsa dancing without music or tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic

    Blithe, Jul 14, 2009
  4. Blithe

    Saucy Guest

    Saucy, Jul 14, 2009
  5. Blithe

    Blithe Guest

    Since posting I discovered the answer to:
    Answer: Yes - but it can be accessed via the Vista CD only by booting from
    it and choosing the repair mode options

    Unless someone can correctly advise to the contrary, I assume the answers to
    my other remaining questions are negative or unknown?

    Blithe, Jul 16, 2009
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