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Cannot restore

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by john h, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. john h

    john h Flightless Bird

    When I open system restore i get a heading with system restore but the rest
    of the application is blank and so I cannot use system restore. Any ideas
    what may have caused this?
    I have completed a malware and virus scan and none detected.
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    sometimes the system restore
    calendar becomes blank.

    here is a utility to try:

    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_sysrestore_blank.htm



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    "john h" <johnh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0FC8778A-9E59-405A-A107-C5A04F8ED2A3@microsoft.com...
    > When I open system restore i get a heading with system restore but the
    > rest
    > of the application is blank and so I cannot use system restore. Any ideas
    > what may have caused this?
    > I have completed a malware and virus scan and none detected.
    >
     
  3. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    john h wrote:
    > When I open system restore I get a heading with system restore but the rest
    > of the application is blank, so I cannot use system restore. Any ideas
    > what may have caused this?
    > I have completed a malware and virus scan and none detected.


    Malware usually disables your resident a/v software. It doesn't
    broadcast this fact, so think it's still working.

    Download, install, update and run these:

    Malwarebytes© Corporation
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/program/mbam-setup.exe

    SuperAntispyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

    System Restore fails to restore:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html

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  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 7, 10:52 am, "db" <database...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > sometimes the system restore
    > calendar becomes blank.
    >
    > here is a utility to try:
    >
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_sysrestore_blank.htm
    >
    > --
    > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    >  - Systems Analyst
    >  - Database Developer
    >  - Accountancy
    >  - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > -  @Hotmail.com
    > -  nntp Postologist
    > ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen
    >
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    >
    >
    > "john h" <jo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:0FC8778A-9E59-405A-A107-C5A04F8ED2A3@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > When I open system restore i get a heading with system restore but the
    > > rest
    > > of the application is blank and so I cannot use system restore. Any ideas
    > > what may have caused this?
    > > I have completed a malware and virus scan and none detected.


    What does the suggested utility to try do to your system?
     
  5. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 7, 11:40 am, Jose <jose_e...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 7, 10:52 am, "db" <database...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > sometimes the system restore
    > > calendar becomes blank.

    >
    > > here is a utility to try:

    >
    > >http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_sysrestore_blank.htm

    >
    > > --
    > > db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    > > DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
    > >  - Systems Analyst
    > >  - Database Developer
    > >  - Accountancy
    > >  - Veteran of the Armed Forces
    > > -  @Hotmail.com
    > > -  nntp Postologist
    > > ~ "share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    >
    > > "john h" <jo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    >
    > >news:0FC8778A-9E59-405A-A107-C5A04F8ED2A3@microsoft.com...

    >
    > > > When I open system restore i get a heading with system restore but the
    > > > rest
    > > > of the application is blank and so I cannot use system restore. Any ideas
    > > > what may have caused this?
    > > > I have completed a malware and virus scan and none detected.

    >
    > What does the suggested utility to try do to your system?


    The utility tells me there are two incorrect registry entries on my
    system and wants to fix my registry but my System Restore works fine.

    What do do...
     
  6. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    From what you describe ,the issue points to the " Norton Strikes again virus"

    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html
    and
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html

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    "john h" <johnh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0FC8778A-9E59-405A-A107-C5A04F8ED2A3@microsoft.com...
    > When I open system restore i get a heading with system restore but the rest
    > of the application is blank and so I cannot use system restore. Any ideas
    > what may have caused this?
    > I have completed a malware and virus scan and none detected.
    >
     
  7. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 7, 10:42 am, john h <jo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > When I open system restore i get a heading with system restore but the rest
    > of the application is blank and so I cannot use system restore. Any ideas
    > what may have caused this?
    > I have completed a malware and virus scan and none detected.


    System Restore is a frequent target for malicious software attacks.
    If SR was
    working before and is now afflicted, run some scans and then resolve
    any remaining
    issues.

    Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware
    detection
    programs:

    Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/
    SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/

    They can be uninstalled later if desired.

    When the scans run clean it may also be necessary to reregister some
    DLLs. Reregistering
    the DLLs is okay even if they do not need reregistering. You can also
    reregister the
    DLLs before the scans which may fix the issue, but the scans are still
    recommended.

    Click Start, Run and in the box enter the following commands one at a
    time. Click the
    OK button to execute each command:

    regsvr32 jscript
    regsvr32 vbscript
    regsvr32 /i mshtml

    The last command for mshtml will load the DLL but may also contain a
    harmless warning
    message depending on your environment.
     

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