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    MIssing Restore Points ?

    Went to do a system restore from a few days ago and found a them all missing except from today. I haven't run the cleanup tool to delete them, I have plenty of disk space, 320G x 2( C drive and a D drive).

    My system protection settings seem to be fine.

    Any ideas what could have happened ?

    I managed to get what I needed, but am concerned that I am not getting restore points as I should. My understanding is that the allocated space will be used, then the oldest will roll off and a new one created.

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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Hello wwoods!

    I don't know if this will answer any questions for you or not, but it's worth a look ...

    System Restore "restore points" are missing or deleted

    I hope this helps.








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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Hello wwoods,

    In addition to Ted's post:

    Do you dual boot with XP? If you do, then see this tutorial below.

    System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wwoods
    I have plenty of disk space, 320G x 2( C drive and a D drive).
    It is my understanding that "Restore Points" can onle be saved for C:\ on C:\ .

    Also check this to see the allocated space and available space ...

    System Restore - disk space





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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello wwoods,

    In addition to Ted's post:

    Do you dual boot with XP? If you do, then see this tutorial below.

    System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Quote Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
    Went to do a system restore from a few days ago and found a them all missing except from today. I haven't run the cleanup tool to delete them, I have plenty of disk space, 320G x 2( C drive and a D drive).

    My system protection settings seem to be fine.

    Any ideas what could have happened ?

    I managed to get what I needed, but am concerned that I am not getting restore points as I should. My understanding is that the allocated space will be used, then the oldest will roll off and a new one created.

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    Well, go figure nice and simple reason, I leave my system off at night....at night is when it makes suto restores unless I force it to...

    Massive Brain Fart there ......bab

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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Howdy.

    You may also want to have a look at this excellent tutorial ...

    System Restore Point - Shortcut

    I use it myself, I also added it to the "Start Menu" "Startup Folder" to (like you say)
    'force' me to create "Restore Points".







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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Thought I would toss in a update here as to what the issue was and how I fixed it. After trying all the ideas above, even trying to run the task in the scheduler manually and nowthing worked. Having 3 Vista systems at home (and this being the only one having a prob) I decided to delete the task on this one.

    Now in the task scheduler you can export/import tasks, so after I deleted the one with the prob, I went to one my other systems, exported the task that makes the restore points, and imported that into this one.

    Its now working, somehow the task schedule was corrupt.

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    Re: MIssing Restore Points ?

    Thank you wwoods for posting back your solution.

    Interesting, I wonder if a sfc /scannow command may have been able to fix it also since it was a bad default task.

    Shawn

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