How to fix the issue when System restore points get deleted in Windows® 7
What are the guidelines to resolve the issue when system restore points get deleted in Windows 7?
System restore helps you to restore your computer to an earlier point of time. The system restore is a way to undo the changes made in the PC without affecting files and folders. Sometimes installation of a program will cause system crash or any other problems and the uninstallation of that program will not fix the issue. So you have to restore your computer to an earlier date for proper working of your computer. System restore in Windows 7 uses a system protection feature to create and save restore points frequently. It contains informations like registry settings and Windows system information. You may also create the restore points manually. Windows 7 system restore is integrated with Windows backup utility and you may use it with Advance Recovery options. The system restore will help you to create the backup of personal files and data regularly. It will help you to recover your files if it got accidentally deleted.
Points below will give you more information about Windows 7 bugs where restore points are deleted on system boot:
- Multiple partition computers
- Upgrading the Operating system
- Tips to fix the issue
Multiple partition computers
The system restores will stops responding and monitoring your system, if any of the drive in your computer runs out of the disk space. If you have multiple partitions in your computer with Windows 7 and if any of those drives doesn’t have adequate space, system restore will stop responding. You will be getting warning message if the disk space is low in your computer. Only after freeing the disk space the system restore will again start monitoring the system.
Upgrading the Operating system
Upgrading Windows 7 will delete all the restore points that were there in your computer. After installation of the new Operating system you will have to run System checkpoint, but it will not let you to restore your computer to the earlier version of Operating System. Also if you do a clean up in your computer using disk clean up utility then all the restore points will get deleted. The restore points will stay on your system till ninety days. After that, it will be get automatically deleted from the system.
To fix this issue, click on the ‘Start’ button and open ‘Run’. Then type ‘cmd’ in the command box. It will open the Command prompt, in that type ‘Vssadmin list shadow storage’. Make a note of the shadow storage allocation of the drive, in which you have issues and increase the allocation size using the Vssadmin command. It will fix the issue. Also you may run a complete system scan using your antivirus. Another way to fix the issue is type ‘sfc/scannow’ in the command prompt. It will scan your computer for corrupted system files.
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