Happy Friday! I hope this newsletter finds everyone well and enjoying the summer days. This week's topic covers Paul's Windows 7 machine, where the system restore points that he sets are mysteriously disappearing after each reboot. There's probably nothing more frustrating than trying everything suggested online, yet still not being able to figure out what's going wrong. Though I can't guarantee that one of our member-provided answers will help, I hope the suggestions can at least lead you in the right direction.
Here is a quick breakdown of what our members suggested as possible culprits:
-- System restore folder or Windows Registry is corrupt
-- Not enough hard-disk space to retain system restore points
-- A system utility program or antivirus that is set to automatically clean
up restore points
-- Virus or malware in system disabling system restore
I have selected a few featured member answers in the Q&A section to get you started. And, Paul, if you get a chance, please join us in this week's discussion to tell us whether any of these solutions did the trick. And if they didn't, I hope that a few of you who have found yourself in Paul's shoes in the past, who actually solved this issue, would kindly step up to the plate and help us through it. The more possible solutions we offer, the more likely the problem will be solved. Thanks, everyone and have a great weekend! (And for those you who are with us in the U.S., happy Independence Day!)
Why are my Windows system restore points disappearing?
I hope you all can help. I am having problems with my system
restore points in Windows 7. I create the restore points, but
when after I shut down my PC, they are gone. This is
happening with all restore points that the system creates
also, such as when it installs updates. I have tried
everything suggested online. I made sure that system restore
is on, I checked the service, and I set volume shadowing to
automatic. Does anyone else having this issue? Any help or
ideas would be really appreciated.
-- Submitted by:
Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Oops, I accidentally unplugged my USB hard drive, now I can't access it. I've run into a super-crisis! While creating a bootable Ubuntu USB (for my uni course), the creator needed the USB to be formatted. I had my flash disk as well as my family's external hard drive (used for storing all our digital photos, etc.) both plugged in. After accidentally clicking on the wrong drive, I panicked and stupidly pulled the USB cord connecting the external hard drive. Now whenever I plug in the hard drive into any computer, the various OSes want to format the hard drive. Is there any way I can recover the many precious files on the hard drive?
-- Submitted by:
Brendan L. from Sydney, Australia
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