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Old restore problem resurfaced

jimmyedwards

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Oct 7, 2013
PC Experience
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Hi to all,I am having the system restore problem again , I wanted to do a system restore but the only restore point I had was for the previous day . I don't have the box to the left that says more restore points. I clicked scan for affected programs and all it shows is relevant knowledge 1.3.338.311 which I have been trying to get rid of to no avail. Help and thanks in advance for any help.


Hi to all, I am having a problem with system restore, I don't have any restore points ,so I had to do one and it is all I have.
I used to have the PC make a restore point every time it restarted and if I would do a system restore I could pick from different dates. Now there is only the one I made 11-11-17 .

Any help on how to restore the old way ,thanks.
I am running Windows 8.1
 

KenB

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Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi Jimmy

Click on "Configure" [ your first image ]
What is the "Max Usage" set to ?
 

KenB

Administrator
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi Jimmy,

The original setting was fine - 3.2 GB is enough to store quite a few restore points.

I was originally thinking that it may be set to nearer to zero - hence any old restore points would be automatically deleted.
This, however, should not be the case.

If you don't have the box to click for more restore points then I suspect that you only have the one available.

Try creating one manually and see if the ones from 29th Sept are kept.
[ re-boot the machine after creating the new restore point ]
 

KenB

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi Jimmy,
I assume that you re-booted the machine?

The additional restore points box will not show until there are some. [additional restore points that is ]

For some reason your restore points have disappeared and will not be recoverable.
 

jimmyedwards

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Oct 7, 2013
PC Experience
Some Experience
Thanks KenB Yes I rebooted it , I will keep checking to see if it sets any more restore points or I may have to do it manual. I suppose this is another one you have solved,thanks.
 

KenB

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Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
Hi Jimmy

Not really "Solved" - perhaps partially explained :)
[ not sure why they disappeared ]
 
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