System Restore Inop



Running Vista X64 w/SP1. The System Restore is not creating automatic
restore points, nor is it keeping manually created ones. In the last two
days I have created two points, and the next day they are gone. I get
the message "No restore points have been created on your computer's
system disk. To create a restore point open System Protector (linked)."
I have insured System Restore is turned on for the C: drive. I have
approximately 29 GB disk space free (2 X 36 GB Western Digital Raptors
in RAID 0). The only 3rd party utilities I'm running are
SuperAntiSpyware (free version, not running on automated schedule) and
PerfectDisk (runs daily automatically).

Any help appreciated,



Microsoft has never considered System Restore to be a signficant function in
If you have a dual boot computer your Vista System Restore Points are
destroyed when you boot into XP.
This was a deliberate decision made by Microsoft to punish users who do not
stick with Vista and is one of the most vile/bizarre decisions ever made by
Microsoft-which is saying something considering Microsoft's inexplicable
checkered history with regard to the way it punishes loyal and legitimate
If dual boot users of Vista do not need System Restore points single boot
users should doubly never need them.
Its part of the "wow" factor of Vista.


It is a lie. There are plenty of bugs and this is one of them. The problem
for XP users is that nobody cares about XP anymore, so eat your sh*it. I
personally, do not care: you can eat a double portion of it. Switch to
Ubuntu, you will be welcome among crackpots.


Mark said:
Here are some troubleshooting steps to take when System Restore fails to
Thanks for the response.

Running is safe mode - doesn't work, there are still no restore points
to go to.
Not using Kaspersky AV (using Avast)
Zone Alarm or Real Player not installed
Already using Windows Update vs Microsoft Update
No Restore errors in Event Viewer (System)

The link took me to a Windows XP System Restore help site vs. Vista-
I'm assuming that it still applies.

Thanks again,

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