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Restore points are automaticly deleted after restart

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  • it's an old problem i had to restore windows from acronis backup because ati driver 9.8 caused me some problem and couldn't solve it in any other way but now i can't fix the problem like i did last time sfc and some offline updates and permisions and etc so what can i do?

    10x in advance.

    Saturday, August 22, 2009 8:27 AM

Answers

  • aviramof -

    You've got a couple of options maybe - If you can't restore from your Acronis backups, you can try an "in place  upgrade" - whereby you reinstall Win 7 using the Win 7 DVD on top of the existing installation. This will leave your data files and apps in place, but will restore Windows 7 to it's default state. You'll need to reactivate and will need to visit Windows Update to get the latest updates.
    • Proposed as answer by sick_ Sunday, August 23, 2009 8:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dale QiaoModerator Monday, September 28, 2009 3:28 AM
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 6:24 AM
  • Hello aviramof,

    I am not clearly getting the meaning of 'clean install via Virtual drive'. Do you still have XP on the machine? Does the machine boot to XP anytime before you boot to Windows 7?
    With dual boot XP and Windows 7, there is a limitation that you will lose your Win7 restore points as soon as you boot into XP. Please refer to this article for the issue and possible workaround: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=926185

    Please respond whether this works for you or not.

    Thanks,
    Praveen Tiwari[MSFT]
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:41 PM

All replies

  • aviramof -

    You've got a couple of options maybe - If you can't restore from your Acronis backups, you can try an "in place  upgrade" - whereby you reinstall Win 7 using the Win 7 DVD on top of the existing installation. This will leave your data files and apps in place, but will restore Windows 7 to it's default state. You'll need to reactivate and will need to visit Windows Update to get the latest updates.
    • Proposed as answer by sick_ Sunday, August 23, 2009 8:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Dale QiaoModerator Monday, September 28, 2009 3:28 AM
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 6:24 AM
  • i don't have a problem with acronis backup i have a problem with the build in system restore that doesn't save restore points after restart and it started from
    the day i installed windows 7 RTM version by the way somehow i fixed the problem before but now after a force acronis restore i can't and i don't understand what is causing it.
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 9:28 AM
  • Isn't this the most puzzling? Someone told me my restere points were being deleted because I was dual booting with XP. I have tried it as a single boot but windows 7 for some reason has a hard time keeping restore points saved to disk.
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 12:16 PM
  • well i was not dual booting with xp i made a clean install via xp with virtual drive and i did managed to fix the problem once it was either by using sfc /scannow
    or something to do with permisions or offline updates i'v installed or some windows 7 tweaks software i installed i don't know exceclly but at the moment not
    sfc not permisions and not offline updates works and not Windows 7 Manager 1.1.1 so maybe a diffrent sofware i installed would help one i took from here:
    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/05/29/7-free-windows-7-tweaking-utilities

    would help once again.:)
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 1:19 PM
  • is it possible that the problem is caused because i made a clean install via virtual drive and not formated the computer?

    is there a diffrent ntfs version that come with windows 7 newer then 3.1?

    10x in advance.
    Monday, August 24, 2009 6:47 PM
  • Hello aviramof,

    I am not clearly getting the meaning of 'clean install via Virtual drive'. Do you still have XP on the machine? Does the machine boot to XP anytime before you boot to Windows 7?
    With dual boot XP and Windows 7, there is a limitation that you will lose your Win7 restore points as soon as you boot into XP. Please refer to this article for the issue and possible workaround: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=926185

    Please respond whether this works for you or not.

    Thanks,
    Praveen Tiwari[MSFT]
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:41 PM
  • is it possible that the problem is caused because i made a clean install via virtual drive and not formated the computer?

    is there a diffrent ntfs version that come with windows 7 newer then 3.1?

    10x in advance.

    There should be no issues using virtual XP. Having XP on a VHD should not affect your restore points. The problem I mentioned for XP only applies when dual booting with conventional partitions.  
    Monday, September 28, 2009 10:35 AM
  • About the only thing in this thread that makes much sense is the Synopsis Line that introduces it.
    But I can confirm that in at least one other installation (mine) restore points are deleted upon restart.
    That's restart of Windows 7, not restart of Windows XP, or Windows Vista.

    See my related thread : Restore points disappear

    Windows 7 RTM 64-bit.
    Monday, September 28, 2009 4:44 PM
  • fanfarenj,

    Could check whether there are VSS event logs (eventvwr.exe) indicating that snapshots were deleted and send the event details?

    Thanks,
    Praveen
    Thursday, October 01, 2009 3:23 PM
  • I'm not sure how relevent this is but I had my system partition C:\ turned on for system restore and all other drives set to off. When I checked to see if there were any points available, no. So I increased the disk usage for restore points on drive C:\ and created a point by hand. When I searched the system volume information folder in drive C:\ for the actual files backed up by system restore, no files found. I checked the system volume information folders on the other partitions and the files were in fact stored on another partition D:\ although D:\ is set to off and not monitered in system restore. So increasing disk usage for C:\ may have increased the disk usage for restore data to D:\ and the restore point remained after reboot.
    Thursday, October 01, 2009 4:07 PM
  • please check this blog for your reference

    System restore points are missing after Windows 7 reboot

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/asiasupp/archive/2010/09/08/system-restore-points-are-missing-after-windows-7-reboot.aspx

    Tuesday, November 23, 2010 8:32 AM