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Restore problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Oldster, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Oldster

    Oldster Flightless Bird

    On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a daily
    basis. I can set several restore points OK, but the following day they all
    have disappeared and all I'm left with is a daily restore point generated by
    the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these restore points, so
    I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is there some registry item
    that defines a length of time for the point? On the other hand what is
    likely to be deleting such points? Note that I run Comodo Internet security
    version 4, but I don't think that is doing the deletes.
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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    > On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a daily
    > basis. I can set several restore points OK, but the following day they all
    > have disappeared and all I'm left with is a daily restore point generated
    > by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these restore points,
    > so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is there some registry
    > item that defines a length of time for the point? On the other hand what
    > is likely to be deleting such points? Note that I run Comodo Internet
    > security version 4, but I don't think that is doing the deletes.


    Adjust the size of space allocated to restore points You may have it set so
    low there is only room for one,

    System Properties > System Protection > Configure
     
  3. Oldster

    Oldster Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:rGnZn.6529$c85.2029@newsfe15.ams2...
    >> On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a
    >> daily basis. I can set several restore points OK, but the following day
    >> they all have disappeared and all I'm left with is a daily restore point
    >> generated by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these
    >> restore points, so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is
    >> there some registry item that defines a length of time for the point? On
    >> the other hand what is likely to be deleting such points? Note that I run
    >> Comodo Internet security version 4, but I don't think that is doing the
    >> deletes.

    >
    > Adjust the size of space allocated to restore points You may have it set
    > so low there is only room for one,
    >
    > System Properties > System Protection > Configure
    >


    But I can generate several manually with no problem!
     
  4. housetrained

    housetrained Flightless Bird

    are you dual booting?


    "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:rGnZn.6529$c85.2029@newsfe15.ams2...
    > On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a daily
    > basis. I can set several restore points OK, but the following day they all
    > have disappeared and all I'm left with is a daily restore point generated
    > by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these restore points,
    > so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is there some registry
    > item that defines a length of time for the point? On the other hand what
    > is likely to be deleting such points? Note that I run Comodo Internet
    > security version 4, but I don't think that is doing the deletes.
     
  5. Oldster

    Oldster Flightless Bird

    "housetrained" <housetrained@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > are you dual booting?
    > NO!
    >
    > "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:rGnZn.6529$c85.2029@newsfe15.ams2...
    >> On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a
    >> daily basis. I can set several restore points OK, but the following day
    >> they all have disappeared and all I'm left with is a daily restore point
    >> generated by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these
    >> restore points, so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is
    >> there some registry item that defines a length of time for the point? On
    >> the other hand what is likely to be deleting such points? Note that I run
    >> Comodo Internet security version 4, but I don't think that is doing the
    >> deletes.

    >
    >
     
  6. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:rGnZn.6529$c85.2029@newsfe15.ams2...
    > On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a daily basis. I can set
    > several restore points OK, but the following day they all have disappeared and all I'm left with
    > is a daily restore point generated by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these
    > restore points, so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is there some registry item
    > that defines a length of time for the point? On the other hand what is likely to be deleting such
    > points? Note that I run Comodo Internet security version 4, but I don't think that is doing the
    > deletes.


    How did you configure the system to give you daily restore points ?
    I only get restore points created by updates etc., never had them created
    on a daily basis.
    Try removing Comodo as a test.
     
  7. Oldster

    Oldster Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:rGnZn.6529$c85.2029@newsfe15.ams2...
    >> On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a
    >> daily basis. I can set several restore points OK, but the following day
    >> they all have disappeared and all I'm left with is a daily restore point
    >> generated by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these
    >> restore points, so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is
    >> there some registry item that defines a length of time for the point? On
    >> the other hand what is likely to be deleting such points? Note that I run
    >> Comodo Internet security version 4, but I don't think that is doing the
    >> deletes.

    >
    > How did you configure the system to give you daily restore points ?
    > I only get restore points created by updates etc., never had them created
    > on a daily basis.
    > Try removing Comodo as a test.
    >
    >
    > I didn't configure anything! It just happened.
    >
    >
     
  8. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:wFAZn.149938$tH4.138080@hurricane...
    >
    >
    > "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message news:aPWdncXpi_3xSKvRnZ2dnUVZ8gGdnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >>
    >> "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:rGnZn.6529$c85.2029@newsfe15.ams2...
    >>> On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a daily basis. I can set
    >>> several restore points OK, but the following day they all have disappeared and all I'm left with
    >>> is a daily restore point generated by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these
    >>> restore points, so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is there some registry item
    >>> that defines a length of time for the point? On the other hand what is likely to be deleting
    >>> such points? Note that I run Comodo Internet security version 4, but I don't think that is
    >>> doing the deletes.

    >>
    >> How did you configure the system to give you daily restore points ?
    >> I only get restore points created by updates etc., never had them created
    >> on a daily basis.
    >> Try removing Comodo as a test.
    >>
    >>
    >> I didn't configure anything! It just happened.
    >>
    >>


    Then try removing Comodo.
     
  9. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> "Oldster" <Jonathan.Bartrum@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:rGnZn.6529$c85.2029@newsfe15.ams2...
    >>> On my Windows7 machines, it seems that restore points are reset on a
    >>> daily basis. I can set several restore points OK, but the following day
    >>> they all have disappeared and all I'm left with is a daily restore point
    >>> generated by the system. There seems to be plenty of space for these
    >>> restore points, so I'm at a loss as to why they are being deleted. Is
    >>> there some registry item that defines a length of time for the point? On
    >>> the other hand what is likely to be deleting such points? Note that I
    >>> run Comodo Internet security version 4, but I don't think that is doing
    >>> the deletes.

    >>
    >> How did you configure the system to give you daily restore points ?
    >> I only get restore points created by updates etc., never had them created
    >> on a daily basis.
    >> Try removing Comodo as a test.
    >>
    >>
    >> I didn't configure anything! It just happened.
    >>
    >>


    Let's try turning it off, then back on. You're losing your points on reboot
    anyhow, so it doesn't really matter if you lose any more at this point.
    1- Open System by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, and
    then clicking System (if "View by" is set to "Small icons" or "Large
    icons").
    2- In the left pane, click System Protection. If you are prompted for an
    administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
    confirmation.
    3- Click the Configure box. Under Restore Settings, click the box next to
    "Turn off system protection." Click, Apply, then OK to exit.
    4- Reboot your PC.

    After the PC is back up, repeat steps 1 and 2, but in step 3, click the box
    next to "Restore system settings and previous versions of files." Adjust the
    space slider if you want to use less space, although if you have a large
    hard drive, I'd leave it as is. Click Apply, then OK to exit, then reboot.

    I agree with Dave-UK; I only see restore points from when there's an update
    to my machine. I had one made today when Defender updated, and the last one
    was on July 4, the last update I got. Maybe some other installed program is
    forcing daily ones? I don't know of any, but I guess it's possible.

    Anyhow, see if turning it off and back on fixes it.
    --
    SC Tom
     

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