13th February 2015, 09:31 #1
Restore points are disappearing!
I've got a big problem here: I can no longer restore my laptop to a previous state, because
System Restore no longer stores any restore points. I don't know what's causing this.
I have installed System Restore Manager, but that doesn't help either. When I start it,
I get error messages for Allocated Space, Used Space and Maximum Space, which are all
blank on the SRM display. I've searched the web for a solution, but found none, sofar.
I'm afraid there's some Windows file missing somewhere, perhaps in Registry,but I can't
figure out how to solve this.
Anyone got any ideas?
Vincent from The Netherlands.
13th February 2015, 13:43 #2
Can you tell us the exact error message you receive?
Does anything here help? System Restore points go missing.
13th February 2015, 14:26 #3
'Error getting information for System Restore Allocated Space'.
The same with Used Space and Maximum Space.
I had already seen the page you suggested, but nothing there helped me to fix the problem.
14th February 2015, 14:23 #4
HappyAndyK, I have experienced the same thing, whenever I invoke Norton Utilities 16's quick-defrag OS cdrive [I never use deep-defrag] -- it requires deletion of system restore points in order to proceed. I'm wondering if some program somewhere on OP's computer may [or may not] be doing a similar thing.
14th February 2015, 19:46 #5
Sorry Andy, I have tried to answer your question, but my reply has not been posted by the moderator.
I have meanwhile removed System Restore Manager. I had already seen the page you suggested, but
If there will be no more posts from me in this thread, it's because I can't get them posted!
15th February 2015, 02:47 #6
Run these 2 commands and post the results:
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15th February 2015, 03:15 #7
I apologize, but for some strange reason your replies got auto-moderated by the forum software. No moderator had held it up or disapproved them manually.
Originally Posted by Vin K.
15th February 2015, 03:16 #8
Yes - that is a possibility - some software could be doing this.
Originally Posted by RolandJS
15th February 2015, 05:41 #9
Well, this is better! My reply has been posted.
I have found this article:
Fix for Blank or Empty Windows Feature List in Vista and 7 (Raymond.cc)
(sorry, but for some strange reason I'm not allowed to post url links!)
I found out that my Windows Features list was blank, so I have downloaded and run this hotfix.
The Windows Features are back now, and hopefully this tool has fixed my restore points problem
as well. I'll let you know if it has.
15th February 2015, 08:21 #10
Good to see something helped. Just in case you need, there is some related information here too: Turn Windows Features on or off is blank or empty.