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  1. Join Date : Aug 2016
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       12 Oct 2016 #11

    Master,

    Just saw that you ran sfc /scannow already. Did you try running it in Safe Mode?

    Have you tried to run the System Restore tool to restore your Windows operating system files to an earlier state? This may fix system corruption problems if the operating system wasn’t damaged at that earlier point.
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       13 Oct 2016 #12

    cottonball said: View Post
    Master,

    Just saw that you ran sfc /scannow already. Did you try running it in Safe Mode?

    Have you tried to run the System Restore tool to restore your Windows operating system files to an earlier state? This may fix system corruption problems if the operating system wasn’t damaged at that earlier point.
    Tried sfc /scanow in safe mode, it didn't work. And I don't have a restore point..
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  3. Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 323
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       13 Oct 2016 #13

    Are you familiar with "The Ten Commandments"?
    Well, in the computer world, there is an Eleventh commandment.

    It is, "Thou shalt not operate any PC without having System Restore turned ON!".

    Being a good little boy who always follows the rules, System Restore is one of the (first) things I make sure is running when I set up a new PC, or just install a new OS on an existing PC. I even go one step further..... I run a script in my Startup folder that forces a new Restore Point every time I boot up my PC (daily). So when something gets all wonky with Windows I can go back a day or two, to a time when everything was working correctly. I've been doing that since the XP days. Even Windows ME, which many people hated, would make a new Restore Point, on every bootup. "ON" was the default setting in ME.
    But in ME, the restore points would build up till the HD was full.

    In the more recent versions of System Restore, you can also select how much of your HD free space that you want to donate to the storage of Restore Points, before they start dropping off into the old Bit Bucket. I usually set mine to 25%.

    So when ever I see that someone is having a new problem with Windows and they say, "I don't have a restore point" I just sit here shaking my head and saying "Why? Why? Why?".

    Well, Good Luck!

    TechnoMage
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  4. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       13 Oct 2016 #14

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Are you familiar with "The Ten Commandments"?
    Well, in the computer world, there is an Eleventh commandment.

    It is, "Thou shalt not operate any PC without having System Restore turned ON!".

    Being a good little boy who always follows the rules, System Restore is one of the (first) things I make sure is running when I set up a new PC, or just install a new OS on an existing PC. I even go one step further..... I run a script in my Startup folder that forces a new Restore Point every time I boot up my PC (daily). So when something gets all wonky with Windows I can go back a day or two, to a time when everything was working correctly. I've been doing that since the XP days. Even Windows ME, which many people hated, would make a new Restore Point, on every bootup. "ON" was the default setting in ME.
    But in ME, the restore points would build up till the HD was full.

    In the more recent versions of System Restore, you can also select how much of your HD free space that you want to donate to the storage of Restore Points, before they start dropping off into the old Bit Bucket. I usually set mine to 25%.

    So when ever I see that someone is having a new problem with Windows and they say, "I don't have a restore point" I just sit here shaking my head and saying "Why? Why? Why?".

    Well, Good Luck!

    TechnoMage
    K.

    Thanks for the tip.
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  5. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 251
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Oct 2016 #15

    My thoughts also, TechnoMage:

    "Thou shalt not operate any PC without having System Restore turned ON!"
    Maybe we are from the 'Old' school of thought, but, System Restore (SR) can keep the boat floating.

    However, it appears Microsoft is not enabling SR by default on all PCs.
    Guessing Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on Tablets with as little as 16 GB of internal storage, and System Restore will not survive on a 16GB SSD.

    We need to be aware that, if System Restore is disabled by default, and if that is the case, it has not created any snapshots!

    Fortunately, there are other features in Windows 10 that get it back. Its Reset feature provides a fresh Windows system without necessarily wiping files, and you can also roll back Builds and Uninstall Updates.
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  6. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       13 Oct 2016 #16

    cottonball said: View Post
    My thoughts also, TechnoMage:



    Maybe we are from the 'Old' school of thought, but, System Restore (SR) can keep the boat floating.

    However, it appears Microsoft is not enabling SR by default on all PCs.
    Guessing Microsoft wants Windows 10 to run on Tablets with as little as 16 GB of internal storage, and System Restore will not survive on a 16GB SSD.

    We need to be aware that, if System Restore is disabled by default, and if that is the case, it has not created any snapshots!

    Fortunately, there are other features in Windows 10 that get it back. Its Reset feature provides a fresh Windows system without necessarily wiping files, and you can also roll back Builds and Uninstall Updates.
    I'll try that. Just in case I'll back up my data (pictures,game saves..) and try it.
    But I don't really have a suitable way to back up large files (62 GB),
    so I'll refresh the windows installation when I can.
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  7. Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Windows 10 Home
       13 Oct 2016 #17

    What is the size of the Hard Drive, or SSD?
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  8. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       14 Oct 2016 #18

    cottonball said: View Post
    what is the size of the hard drive, or ssd?
    751 gb hdd
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  9. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 251
    Windows 10 Home
       14 Oct 2016 #19

    Master,

    You are good for creating System Restore Points:

    System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  10. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       15 Oct 2016 #20

    cottonball said: View Post
    Master,

    You are good for creating System Restore Points:

    System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Ok I'll do it when I got time (busy schedule),
    And I'll back up stuff on hard drives just in case.
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