System Restore Problem



SteveB
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
Rik Bean Wrote:
> I don't know why you only have one checkpoint, but by establishing the
> space allocated to system restore, and the size of the PCHealth
> folders, we are able to try and correlate the data. I have twice as
> much space allocated to SR, with a little over one-third the size of
> PCHealth folder. In theory, if my thinking was correct, you'd have
> about 11 checkpoints (67/6). Obviously there is more going on. If you
> export your registry with ERUNT, what size folder do you get? Mine is
> 34MB. I'm just wondering if you tend to install and remove lots of
> apps, and your registry has become bloated?

Ah I'm with you now! Yes that would make sense. I'd love to export the
registry etc but I'm afraid my knowledge of computers doesn't really
stretch that far, and I didn't want to have too much of a fiddle in
case I 'broke' something hehe! But no, I don't do a huge amount of
adding and removing of apps. I have quite a lot, but once they are on
the machine they tend to stay there.
I have just created a new restore point - making a total of 2 on the
calendar - and will monitor the program to see when it disappears.
Maybe this will help target the problem.


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SteveB

Rik Bean
07-10-2005, 01:10 AM
SteveB Wrote:
> Ah I'm with you now! Yes that would make sense. I'd love to export the
> registry etc but I'm afraid my knowledge of computers doesn't really
> stretch that far, and I didn't want to have too much of a fiddle in
> case I 'broke' something hehe! But no, I don't do a huge amount of
> adding and removing of apps. I have quite a lot, but once they are on
> the machine they tend to stay there.
> I have just created a new restore point - making a total of 2 on the
> calendar - and will monitor the program to see when it disappears.
> Maybe this will help target the problem.

OK, if you go to http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1267.html, and
download ERUNT from there, do a backup of the registry (I promise it
doesn't involve poking into dark corners <g>), and then see what size
that backup is. That will give us a clue about the registry size, which
may be an indicator of why you're losing checkpoints. Of course, I may
equally well be barking up the wrong tree! For reference, my registry
backup is 34MB.

When I first got this machine, last September, it kept about three
months checkpoints. Now, it only keeps a couple, hence my feeling that,
as the registry size grows (and the registry possibly fragments), you
may see a reduction in capacity.


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Rik Bean


System Restore Problem