System Restore Points not working

I am working with a computer that is actually working fine but we have a System Restore point mystery. The computer had about 20 restore points but none of them worked. If a new restore point is made it works. However if you try to use it the next day it won't work.

I also notice that when I select an earlier restore point to restore to (for ex, I try to restore computer to some point yesterday), as SR goes thru its processing just before shutdown, I get the usual (?) message "SR is closing some temp files". If I get that message, all works fine. If I don't get that message, the restore fails.

Any ideas?



There could be a few reasons:
First reason: Not enough space is allocated and restore points are getting lost to limited restore space.

There are too many temp files. Run Disk Cleanup (Admin Tools) and select most of the options for deletion.

The computer has a virus. Scan with your own Anti Virus software and then with Malwarebytes.

You could also try running System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, shut down, start up and test.



There could be a few reasons:
First reason: Not enough space is allocated and restore points are getting lost to limited restore space.

There are too many temp files. Run Disk Cleanup (Admin Tools) and select most of the options for deletion.

The computer has a virus. Scan with your own Anti Virus software and then with Malwarebytes.

You could also try running System File Checker. Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW. Allow to complete, shut down, start up and test.



MagsMcKinley14 --
If none of the above helps, try a Repair Install.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
This should not affect personal data or installed programs, but a backup first is always a good idea.



Hi John - I'll check the space allocated, temp files were cleared recently but will clear again, computer had already been scanned for viruses...minor PUPs had been found and removed and sfc /scannow was run with no integrity violations.

Hey jcimarron - System Repair discs were created...need to see if Windows disc is available as well. System Repair was my next move but you feel Repair Install is the best choice?

I'll keep you posted.
Thanks,
Mags



If you can do a Repair Install (need working recovery partition or the Windows 7 DVD) is probably about the same as a System Repair if that works.



check event viewer for errors also - it may indicate what went wrong

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