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Restore points, all but one have disappered

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    win 8 Pro with media center

    Restore points, all but one have disappered


    I have an HP laptop Pavilion g7 windows 8 Pro , that I have created restore points when I install things from time to time. But when I was shutting down the laptop, it must have ran into a problem, it wouldn't shut down, after installing a driver in optional updates from Ms,Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2 - AMD Radeon HD 7520G

    Installation date: ‎5/‎12/‎2014 12:26 AM

    Installation status: Succeeded

    Update type: Optional


    I had to power it off. When I restarted I noticed some of my programs weren't starting properly. Well I looked for a restore point an only found one. Before I had at least 6 or 8. My question is where have they gone. Is there a place where windows stores them, and is there a way to recover them?

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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Have you checked the box Show More System Restore Points in Action Center?

    If they are not there, more than likely you may have performed a Disk Cleanup or the disk space allocation for restore points was at its maximum. You may want to follow the previous thread that discussed this problem:

    Anyone figured out the disappearing restore points problem
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    Posts : 8
    win 8 Pro with media center


    I did not have any option for any more restore points. I did allocate more space for storage of restore points.
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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If you have updated your system, the restore points are gone. Some 3rd party defrag utilities such as Diskeeper have been known to do this also. The life span of a system restore point is usually 90 days, whether it would delete all but the last one I don't know.

    You may try to disable and re-enable the automatic restore point as per the following tutorial, the files may have been corrupted. Create a couple of restore points and see that they don't disappear.

    Restore Point Automatic Creation - Disable in Windows

    You stated that you were having problems with some programs. Are you still having problems and is your system still running OK.
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    Posts : 8
    win 8 Pro with media center


    Thanks Nuccii
    I think you just answered why they were deleted. I did run a defrag with defraggler instead of windows system tools. I have also read the links you provided. Thanks very much for your help. And yes the restore did work, and the system seems to be fine now. And thanks to the Forum it provides a place for every one to seek out answers for so many problems.
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    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    You're very welcomed. Glad it worked out.
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