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system restore not working on Win 8.1

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    I just went through a crash and finally had to do a refresh with dell factory discs. I had 5 restore points and all gave me the message that they could not be recovered because a virus protection program prevented creating the point. No error message when at the time I created the points. Hence the factory discs.
    My plan is to disconnect from the internet, disable or stop the virus protection program (Norton 360). Then create a restore point. Think that will work? Is there any way I can be sure I have the point without the surprise when I need it?

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  2. #12

    Only way to be sure is to restore it once it's created.

    Take a image backup first of course
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