setting system restore points hang



Alessa MD 2003
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Recently, my PC has been hanging upon installation of new applications at the
setting system restore point; it will eventually go through but may take up
to 1.5 hours. The same happens when I try to bring up System Properties in
Control Panel (at times, it just will not open, despite my computer
continuing to run correctly). Also, I have lost he System Restore tab from my
system properties so I cannot even turn it off. I am completely baffled.

PC details: Dell Dimension 4550 2.4Ghz with 512MB RAM, running XP
Professional SP2

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Hi Alessa,

You will first want to make sure the system is free of virus/malware
infection.
Here is a combination of utilities that I have found to work very well
in the removal and prevention of virus infection, spyware, parasites,
malware and the like.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html

To get the System Restore tab back, follow these steps.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#DisabledByPolicy

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

Alessa MD 2003 wrote:
> Recently, my PC has been hanging upon installation of new
> applications at the setting system restore point; it will
> eventually go through but may take up to 1.5 hours. The
> same happens when I try to bring up System Properties in
> Control Panel (at times, it just will not open, despite
> my computer continuing to run correctly). Also, I have
> lost he System Restore tab from my system properties so I
> cannot even turn it off. I am completely baffled.
>
> PC details: Dell Dimension 4550 2.4Ghz with 512MB RAM,
> running XP Professional SP2
>
> Thanks for any help you can offer!

P. Lapski
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
I am all of a sudden having the same problem. I have the latest anti-virus
software and virus definitions. I even checked by going to the Symantec site
and had it check my computer for viruses and the result was no viruses. Have
tried doing a repair install of XP and the problem still exists. I am able
to normal things like run Internet apps, e-mail, MSOffice products -- no
problems there. I can't do any Windows updates because they freeze -- I
suspect the system is trying to set a restore point and it can't.

"Bert Kinney" wrote:

> Hi Alessa,
>
> You will first want to make sure the system is free of virus/malware
> infection.
> Here is a combination of utilities that I have found to work very well
> in the removal and prevention of virus infection, spyware, parasites,
> malware and the like.
> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html
>
> To get the System Restore tab back, follow these steps.
> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#DisabledByPolicy
>
> --
> Regards,
> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
> http://dts-l.org/
>
> Alessa MD 2003 wrote:
> > Recently, my PC has been hanging upon installation of new
> > applications at the setting system restore point; it will
> > eventually go through but may take up to 1.5 hours. The
> > same happens when I try to bring up System Properties in
> > Control Panel (at times, it just will not open, despite
> > my computer continuing to run correctly). Also, I have
> > lost he System Restore tab from my system properties so I
> > cannot even turn it off. I am completely baffled.
> >
> > PC details: Dell Dimension 4550 2.4Ghz with 512MB RAM,
> > running XP Professional SP2
> >
> > Thanks for any help you can offer!
>
>
>

Alessa MD 2003
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
I am also running the latest versions of Symantec security software and clean
of virus/spyware etc.
--
Alessa



"Alessa MD 2003" wrote:

> Recently, my PC has been hanging upon installation of new applications at the
> setting system restore point; it will eventually go through but may take up
> to 1.5 hours. The same happens when I try to bring up System Properties in
> Control Panel (at times, it just will not open, despite my computer
> continuing to run correctly). Also, I have lost he System Restore tab from my
> system properties so I cannot even turn it off. I am completely baffled.
>
> PC details: Dell Dimension 4550 2.4Ghz with 512MB RAM, running XP
> Professional SP2
>
> Thanks for any help you can offer!

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Hi,

Let's test System Restore by creating a restore point and then
restoring to it, to see if it is functioning correctly. If SR fails,
check Event Viewer for any errors and post then here.
How do I use the Event Viewer to search for System Restore errors?
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#EventViewer

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

P. Lapski wrote:
> I am all of a sudden having the same problem. I have the
> latest anti-virus software and virus definitions. I even
> checked by going to the Symantec site and had it check my
> computer for viruses and the result was no viruses. Have
> tried doing a repair install of XP and the problem still
> exists. I am able to normal things like run Internet
> apps, e-mail, MSOffice products -- no problems there. I
> can't do any Windows updates because they freeze -- I
> suspect the system is trying to set a restore point and
> it can't.
>
> "Bert Kinney" wrote:
>
>> Hi Alessa,
>>
>> You will first want to make sure the system is free of
>> virus/malware infection.
>> Here is a combination of utilities that I have found to
>> work very well in the removal and prevention of virus
>> infection, spyware, parasites, malware and the like.
>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html
>>
>> To get the System Restore tab back, follow these steps.
>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#DisabledByPolicy
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
>> http://dts-l.org/
>>
>> Alessa MD 2003 wrote:
>>> Recently, my PC has been hanging upon installation of
>>> new applications at the setting system restore point;
>>> it will eventually go through but may take up to 1.5
>>> hours. The same happens when I try to bring up System
>>> Properties in Control Panel (at times, it just will not
>>> open, despite my computer continuing to run correctly).
>>> Also, I have lost he System Restore tab from my system
>>> properties so I cannot even turn it off. I am
>>> completely baffled.
>>>
>>> PC details: Dell Dimension 4550 2.4Ghz with 512MB RAM,
>>> running XP Professional SP2
>>>
>>> Thanks for any help you can offer!

Bert Kinney
07-10-2005, 02:12 AM
Hi,

Let's test System Restore by creating a restore point and then
restoring to it, to see if it is functioning correctly. If SR fails,
check Event Viewer for any errors and post then here.
How do I use the Event Viewer to search for System Restore errors?
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#EventViewer

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

Alessa MD 2003 wrote:
> I am also running the latest versions of Symantec
> security software and clean of virus/spyware etc.
>
>> Recently, my PC has been hanging upon installation of
>> new applications at the setting system restore point; it
>> will eventually go through but may take up to 1.5 hours.
>> The same happens when I try to bring up System
>> Properties in Control Panel (at times, it just will not
>> open, despite my computer continuing to run correctly).
>> Also, I have lost he System Restore tab from my system
>> properties so I cannot even turn it off. I am completely
>> baffled.
>>
>> PC details: Dell Dimension 4550 2.4Ghz with 512MB RAM,
>> running XP Professional SP2
>>
>> Thanks for any help you can offer!


setting system restore points hang