I lost all system restore points except for the last two

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  1. jbionic

    jbionic Registered Member

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    I noticed that my system lost all system restore points except for the last two. I did full scan of my system using MSE, which showed no immediate threats. I also scanned the system with Spybot S&D, which showed no threats too.
    What else do I need to do in order to ensure that my system has not been compromised?

    System: Windows 7 Home Basic SP1 x64 (6.1.7601), MSE 1.103.395.0, Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
    Computer: Acer Extensa 4630Z
     
  2. doktornotor

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    What do you mean by "lost"? They get periodically pruned according to the disk space allocated to this feature.

    (Also, this whole thing is notoriously prone to self-corruption according to my experience.)
     
  3. Cimmerian

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    Have you used any third-party defrag utilities? Some of them are known for eliminating restore points.
     
  4. jbionic

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    I have Piriform's Defraggler, but never used it really. Normally Windows runs its own defragmentation utility.

    Surely I know that Windows occasionally cleanses any out-dated leftovers. I wouldn't have come up with such question, if there were always only 2 restore points available instead of usual 10-20
     
  5. doktornotor

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    Not really sure what advice you expect. The RPs are gone, that's it.

    (As for scanning, next time I would suggest something actually effective instead of Spybot.)
     
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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/System-Restore-frequently-asked-questions
     
  7. jbionic

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    Yes, you may make your suggestion now. I will gratefully accept it. :)
     
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Since I switched to SSD Drives I don't use system restore to cut back on unneeded Reads/Writes! I'm not saying that anyone turn it off and leave it off I just do now and make daily back-ups of important files just in case.

    TH
     
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    Hmmm....Puran Defrag sometimes does that with PIOZR enabled. TuneUP Utiities also. Image backup app is really best top it with RollbackRx. Anyway, I was browsing the sevenforums.com the other day and found a very nifty tool for auto-creation of system restore point. Tried it out myself and it's great:) .

    LINK
     
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