System Restore Problem



SteveB
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
For some reason my PC keeps deleting my system restore points. Every
time I go to restore my computer to an earlier time, there is only ever
one point on the calendar which is dated at the current time.
The automatic restore points always used to be created, and my
anti-spyware software also creates a new one whenever I perform a
scan.
What is going on? This is a very annoying problem as I have now been
unable to restore my PC on a number of occasions.


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SteveB

Rik Bean
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
SteveB Wrote:
> For some reason my PC keeps deleting my system restore points. Every
> time I go to restore my computer to an earlier time, there is only ever
> one point on the calendar which is dated at the current time.
> The automatic restore points always used to be created, and my
> anti-spyware software also creates a new one whenever I perform a
> scan.
> What is going on? This is a very annoying problem as I have now been
> unable to restore my PC on a number of occasions.

Have you checked how much disk space is allocated to system restore? I
find that, as a system gets older and the registry bigger, the number
of available points reduces.


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Rik Bean

Edward W. Thompson
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
"SteveB" <SteveB.1pk7q0@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:SteveB.1pk7q0@pcbanter.net...
>
> For some reason my PC keeps deleting my system restore points. Every
> time I go to restore my computer to an earlier time, there is only ever
> one point on the calendar which is dated at the current time.
> The automatic restore points always used to be created, and my
> anti-spyware software also creates a new one whenever I perform a
> scan.
> What is going on? This is a very annoying problem as I have now been
> unable to restore my PC on a number of occasions.
>
>
> --
> SteveB

I suggest you do to Control Panel/Adminisrative Tools/Event Viewer/System
Log and double click on the entries 'srservices' under the Source column.
It is likely you will see two 'services' entries:
1. "The System Restore servives had been suspended because there is not
enough disk space available on the drive..........",
2. "The System Restore service has resumed monitoring due to space freed on
the system drive".

If you have checked to ensure you have adequate free space available on your
drives, about 1GB, then it is likely you have the same problem I have been
living with for the past six months plus to which there does not seem to be
an explanation or fix. You will find, as I have done, that you can
'manually' create as many Restore Points as you wish but directly the
'system' tries to create a Restore Point, it will generate message 1 above
and delete all Restore Points and about 30 minutes later generate the
message at 2 above and create a new Restore Point.

I suggest you download and install ERUNT (freeware), use Google to locate,
and use that to create daily 'backups' of your Registry. Unlike System
Restore, ERUNT is totally reliable.

If you are more fortunate than me and find a 'fix' for your problem, please
post the solution as you are not alone with this problem.


System Restore Problem