Restore Points located?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by leedogg, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    For some reason my restore points are getting deleted. I want to know where these are stored and possibly make my own backup copies of them.

    btw does anybody know how to repair system restore?
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    your restore points are not only space sensitive, they are also time sensitive.

    oldest restores caannot be saved.

    in addition, each restore relies on all previous restores.

    you can delete the oldest or the newest, but otherwise will corrupt the utility

    if you'd like to save partitcular configurations permanently, you need to do it as a mirror...best off the box, but certainly off the partition at the very least
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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  5. yoyo

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    You can read (kind of) the information in the System Volume information folder, if you performed the steps to give yourself the appropriate permissions (Security tab or cacls command).
    You can even export registry settings from restore points without performing a full system restore by using the "load hive" feature in regedit.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    nice addition yoyo
     
  7. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Ok I read up on it a bit, and after some investigation have concluded that my ramdrive seems to be the culprit. It was only about 16MB and according to MS:

    If the free disk space falls below 50MB on any monitored partition, System Restore stops monitoring your system and suspends. This causes System Restore to purge all restore points in an attempt to free up the remaining disk space.

    With that clue and more importantly after looking at event viewer I see several of the following:

    The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000023' while processing the file 'MSI7ddad.tmp' on the volume 'Ramdisk'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.

    So my options so far are either to up the size of my ramdisk or turn off monitoring on it. I've upped the size for now and so far so good, but I would like to know how to turn off monitoring on it, as it is not listed as one of the available drives that system restore monitors in System Properties > System Restore.

    Does anybody know of a command/service/registry key that will allow me to modify this setting?
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I believe all you ahve to do is dissable system resore through the user interface
     
  9. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Good question Leedogg and one I can't find an answer to!

    If you turn off System Restore at the top of the System Restore tab in System properties it will striop monitoring all drives. To stop monitor just one parition/drive - you select/deselect it in the bottom portion of the tab - however yourRam Drive does not show and that's what I am curious about.
     
  10. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    apparantly ramdrives arent classified as real disk drives...got tired of having my restore points flushed every time i emptied the recycle bin so I've found an alternate program http://www.cenatek.com/product_ramdisk.cfm
    that creates a ram hard drive as opposed to a ramdrive and now its listed and I can disable monitoring on it :)