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Topic # 105701 8-Jul-2012 20:29 Send private message

Problem with laptop is my Win 7 Sys Restore and Vol Shadow Copy are both off and I simply cannot get them to work. Please any ideas, have tried safe mode reboot and discovered sys restore has not worked for 2 years clearly because I use the laptop so infrequently I had not realized it was that long. Can't find an OS disk which I assume would have come with the maching!

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  Reply # 652766 9-Jul-2012 09:52 Send private message

Anything in event log? after you try to start the services manually?

[Edit: most machines these days come with a hidden (or not) partition which has the operating system files - instead of a restore disk]



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Reply # 652776 9-Jul-2012 10:15 Send private message

Oh ok yes a good idea, thanks.

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  Reply # 661194 24-Jul-2012 18:58 Send private message

JohnBowling: Oh ok yes a good idea, thanks.
what error do you get when you try to turn the system restore on?




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  Reply # 661200 24-Jul-2012 19:09 Send private message

The restore partition is usually activated at boot time - either you press ESC or a function key to get to the boot menu and select it.

It's a good idea to ALWAYS create a set of recovery DVD or USB key from this partition, in case you need to replace the HDD. There is a program in the Start Menu or in Control Panel (depending on manufacturer) for this.

It's also a good idea to have backup of your data because if you do have to perform a restore, most of the time it completely erases the HDD before restoring it to factory settings.




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  Reply # 661210 24-Jul-2012 19:22 Send private message

freitasm: The restore partition is usually activated at boot time - either you press ESC or a function key to get to the boot menu and select it.

It's a good idea to ALWAYS create a set of recovery DVD or USB key from this partition, in case you need to replace the HDD. There is a program in the Start Menu or in Control Panel (depending on manufacturer) for this.

It's also a good idea to have backup of your data because if you do have to perform a restore, most of the time it completely erases the HDD before restoring it to factory settings.


if its a laptop, mash f8 on startup, go to repair windows normally you will see somthing in there like toshiba image recovery, be aware if you run such a program back up first or you will most likly looz everything it should be a last resort


oh yes what antiviurs are you running i have seen AVG do this thanks




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