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    system restore


    Not sure if I am posting this in the right section. I have been trying for days now to do a system restore but wont let me. I have tried loads of different restore points but all I get is system restore did not complete successfully. Does anyone know why this is?

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    Sounds like something is corrupted. Run a disk check chkdsk /r , maybe system file checkers sfc /scannow

    If those don't fix it, think I would turn it off and delete all .. and restart the computer before turning it back on and making a test restore point.

    Might be a good idea to run a virus scan before you do anything.. with.. Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware . Both are popular.
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    There's another thread on this and System Restore does not seem to work on Windows 8.
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  4. #4


    Hello, pebbles. Welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please list your system specs including AV and browser(s) you use so as to better help you.

    mikiep is correct in that it seems to be either corrupt and/or missing files or files, or a virus, or both, however I would not delete any Restore Points at this time.

    I would start with checking the last AV scan. If it's been some time, I suggest a scan. I recommend Defender. If no virus found try these in order:

    CHKDSK: CHKDSK - Check a Drive for Errors in Windows 8
    SCANNOW: SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Hope that helps. Again, welcome.

    EDIT: I did some digging and also found this. You may want to look at it.

    system restore not working - Microsoft Community
    Last edited by HippsieGypsie; 14 Feb 2013 at 23:23.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    There's another thread on this and System Restore does not seem to work on Windows 8.
    There's plenty of threads on this issue. Which one are you referring to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    There's another thread on this and System Restore does not seem to work on Windows 8.
    There's plenty of threads on this issue. Which one are you referring to?
    The one where system restore doesn't work and even Microsoft doesn't seem to know how to fix it.
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    Just some more of your negative connotations of 8 as I see it, Ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Just some more of your negative connotations of 8 as I see it, Ray.
    Why? One of the members here contacted Microsoft and posted that even they didn't have a real answer.

    And just for your edification: Windows 7 deletes Windows 8 restore Points.
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    OK, Ray. Thanks for the link, although I wish you would have posted the link for the OP and others originally. Your thread involves System Restore problems with dual booting, not 8 as a sole OS. I dual boot without any problems. That may be due to the fact that I have OEM 8 Pro via DVD instead of the upgrade. Could be. We'll have to see what the OP has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    OK, Ray. Thanks for the link, although I wish you would have posted the link for the OP and others originally. Your thread involves System Restore problems with dual booting, not 8 as a sole OS. I dual boot without any problems. That may be due to the fact that I have OEM 8 Pro via DVD instead of the upgrade. Could be. We'll have to see what the OP has.
    Dual booting or not, System Restore does not work with Windows 8 and Microsoft acknowledges that there is an issue.
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