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System Restore restores on every reboot

By andy ·
One of my clients has 3 PC's (out of 12 - they are each Dell's) that do a system restore upon every reboot. I've turned System Restore off and it still does it. It also only has one restore point - the latest. I've check registry settings and MSCONFIG. I've read every knowledge base article on MS web site having to do with this to no avail.

Any suggestions as to why this is happening?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to System Restore restores o ...

Are you sure its a System REstore and not a function of the Windows File Protection system? If you delete a vital file from C:\Windows, Windows will automatically restore it to prevent Windows from failing to work.

See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;222193

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by andy In reply to

No, the message that comes up upon boot is from System Restore. It says the system has been restored to the date and time of the most recent shut down. Any other ideas?

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by rapell In reply to System Restore restores o ...

Have you checked group policy settings to ensure that some other support tech has not put startup/shutdown scripts, under windows settings? Type gpedit.msc and check that out. You might have also overlooked something like scheduled tasks. Check these out and let's learn as we go on.
regards,
Bob.

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by andy In reply to

Thx for the suggestion, but I fixed this by booting to safe mode, taking ownership of the System Volume Information folder, turning off System Restore, and then deleting the System Volume Information folder. After multiple reboots to make sure it didn't come back, I turn System Restore back on and all is good.

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by NewITGuy In reply to System Restore restores o ...

If you turn off system restore then all the restore points are deleted. Are you sure you turned it off?

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by andy In reply to

Yes. 5 times.

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by andy In reply to System Restore restores o ...

I fixed this by booting to safe mode, taking ownership of the System Volume Information folder, turning off System Restore (again) and deleting the System Volume Information folder. After multiple reboots to make sure it didn't come back, I turned System Restore back on, and all is good.

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System Restore showing the latest restore point

by wyattwong In reply to

Can you let me know in detail how do you fix this problem ? I also found my System Restore got ONLY the latest restore point and I cannot go backward or go forward in the Calendar.

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