Win 7 HP System Restore isn't working anymore. Help!
Posted on 2013-05-30
System Restore is no longer working, i.e., restore points that used to exist are gone except an initial backup restore point. Even a manual restore that I created last month that was showing up for a while is now gone.
I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit system.
Please don't ask me "what have you added/installed recently that caused this?" as it's been months and months since this has happened and a plethora of apps have been installed and uninstalled.
What I'm seeking is your advice on possible solutions for this problem. I used to be in support before and remember this happening to others and resolved it - I've just forgotten what it was that caused this.
This is not a case where my computer is not working - I just happened to be doing some checking and noticed this anomaly and am just glad this was found while all is working fine so that it can be fixed while everything is up and running - perhaps even wiped.
BTW, here are some stats:
HDD: 640 GB
Free space: 260 GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Prem., SP1
Restore Settings: "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"
Disk Space Usage: Current Usage - "0 bytes" (frightening)
Max Usage: "18% - 104 GB"
Anti-virus software: ESET (virus defs updated daily)
Anti-malware software: Malwarebytes Pro (updated daily)