System Restore Problem



Steve
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
I removed a virus from a friends computer and then just looked at a few
other things to make sure everthing was OK (removed spyware, disk cleanup,
defragment) everything went well except I thought the defrag was
exceptionally slow. Anyways now when its booted it works for 1-2 minutes
and reboots. It will boot up no problem in safe mode so I am thinking there
is also a driver issue. I wanted to try a system restore just to see if
that would fix things or at least get it stable enough to fix it.
Unfortunately, system restore has been disabled nor can I enable it while is
safe mode(can't try it in regular mode as it shuts down to fast) not that it
would help now. I am also doubting that booting into the last known good
configuration will help either. I guess I am asking for any advice/help
with this. I am also wondering how the system restore could be disabled as
it would be beyond the users in this family to know where to go to
enable/disable it or to be accidentally there either and disable it. Thanks
in advance.

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Hi Steve,

This problem is virus related. The virus most likely disabled System
Restore.
Use the article below to clean up the system. Then we will deal with
SR.
Cleaning a Pest-Infested Computer
http://rgharper.mvps.org/cleanit.htm

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://dts-l.org/

Steve wrote:
> I removed a virus from a friends computer and then just
> looked at a few other things to make sure everthing was
> OK (removed spyware, disk cleanup, defragment) everything
> went well except I thought the defrag was exceptionally
> slow. Anyways now when its booted it works for 1-2
> minutes and reboots. It will boot up no problem in safe
> mode so I am thinking there is also a driver issue. I
> wanted to try a system restore just to see if that would
> fix things or at least get it stable enough to fix it.
> Unfortunately, system restore has been disabled nor can I
> enable it while is safe mode(can't try it in regular mode
> as it shuts down to fast) not that it would help now. I
> am also doubting that booting into the last known good
> configuration will help either. I guess I am asking for
> any advice/help with this. I am also wondering how the
> system restore could be disabled as it would be beyond
> the users in this family to know where to go to
> enable/disable it or to be accidentally there either and
> disable it. Thanks in advance.

Steve
07-10-2005, 12:45 AM
Thanks I will try this.

"Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
news:OEvtqkgYFHA.252@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Steve,
>
> This problem is virus related. The virus most likely disabled System
> Restore.
> Use the article below to clean up the system. Then we will deal with SR.
> Cleaning a Pest-Infested Computer
> http://rgharper.mvps.org/cleanit.htm
>
> --
> Regards,
> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/
>
> Steve wrote:
>> I removed a virus from a friends computer and then just
>> looked at a few other things to make sure everthing was
>> OK (removed spyware, disk cleanup, defragment) everything
>> went well except I thought the defrag was exceptionally
>> slow. Anyways now when its booted it works for 1-2
>> minutes and reboots. It will boot up no problem in safe
>> mode so I am thinking there is also a driver issue. I
>> wanted to try a system restore just to see if that would
>> fix things or at least get it stable enough to fix it.
>> Unfortunately, system restore has been disabled nor can I
>> enable it while is safe mode(can't try it in regular mode
>> as it shuts down to fast) not that it would help now. I
>> am also doubting that booting into the last known good
>> configuration will help either. I guess I am asking for
>> any advice/help with this. I am also wondering how the
>> system restore could be disabled as it would be beyond
>> the users in this family to know where to go to
>> enable/disable it or to be accidentally there either and
>> disable it. Thanks in advance.
>
>


System Restore Problem