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System Restore points missing

    Question

  • I've noticed over a period of time, (restore points) during the month are ''missing''.

    Is this due to the operating system ''deleting'' older restore points,

    and (replacing) them with ''newer'' ones ?

    Also: can using (system restore) be safe, when facing  (trojan & malware) attacks causing problems ?


    Lee Payne


    • Edited by lee vernon Saturday, May 05, 2012 2:31 AM misprint
    Saturday, May 05, 2012 2:24 AM

Answers

  • This usually happens when the is no enough disk space or you turned off the windows restore. make sure that you have enough disk space at all time.
    • Marked as answer by lee vernon Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:57 PM
    Sunday, May 06, 2012 2:16 PM
  • Hi,


    Firstly, you can see the Disk Space Usage in System Properties and please note: You can adjust the maximum disk space user for system protection. As space fills up, older restore points will be deleted to make room for new ones.




    Therefore, the missing of your restore points may be caused by the disk space is full.


    Also, you can check if there have related errors in event viewer, please refer to System restore points are missing after Windows 7 reboot for detailed information.


    For Trojan and Malware, in my opinion, it is no use running system restore. However, it is recommended to use anti-virus applications or security application to protect your system, such as Microsoft Security Essentials.


    Hope this helps.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by lee vernon Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:56 PM
    Monday, May 07, 2012 10:01 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • This usually happens when the is no enough disk space or you turned off the windows restore. make sure that you have enough disk space at all time.
    • Marked as answer by lee vernon Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:57 PM
    Sunday, May 06, 2012 2:16 PM
  • Hi,


    Firstly, you can see the Disk Space Usage in System Properties and please note: You can adjust the maximum disk space user for system protection. As space fills up, older restore points will be deleted to make room for new ones.




    Therefore, the missing of your restore points may be caused by the disk space is full.


    Also, you can check if there have related errors in event viewer, please refer to System restore points are missing after Windows 7 reboot for detailed information.


    For Trojan and Malware, in my opinion, it is no use running system restore. However, it is recommended to use anti-virus applications or security application to protect your system, such as Microsoft Security Essentials.


    Hope this helps.


    Jeremy Wu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by lee vernon Wednesday, May 09, 2012 10:56 PM
    Monday, May 07, 2012 10:01 AM
    Moderator