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    System Resore fails

    Hello,

    I have win7 pro with latest updates and SP; I also use NIS2011. I tried multiple times to restore my system to yesterday ( or earlier) and they all failed. Something about possible AV conflict.

    So, I turned off NIS autoprotect; turned off NIS tamper feature. Both times no restore.
    I completely uninstalled NIS and tried again...no go. Same message about system restore failing and I should disable AV.

    I read about using Safe Mode; tried that...again no luck. I looked for any other explanation but could not find any. I just turned system restore off since it seems to do me no good.

    In all cases, system restore goes through all the motions; system restarts and I always get that box that says it failed to completely restore my system.

    Anybody have any good suggestions? Thanks...
    George

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    Control Panel, System, System Protection link on left. (Don't be concerned that I have System Restore turned off, I use Imaging regularly so do not need it) Have you looked at the System Restore Properties. Are your Restore Settings and Disk Usage set properly. I would choose the first option for Restore Settings, and choose Disk Space enough to save several restore points.

    I suspect that somehow your NIS may have caused a corruption to your System Restore points. Seems unusual but not impossible. Are you attempting to Restore because of a failure with your PC? You don't actually state why. You may hae to perform a Repair Install to fix your problem. I would also look into Imaging. Read all about it in the Security and Backups forum.
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    I was trying to restore after I installed MS Visual Web Developer Express. It seemed easier than removing all the components listed in the Uninstall Programs list. I had already checked the items you mentioned and I also thought NIS might have caused a problem and that's why I uninstlled it. I did not consider that it might have corrupted the restore point, however.

    I already use disk imaging and I will stay with that for the future. I have Acronis and I will not be using the the "try new software" option much more.

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    You may also want to try doing an image restore via the bootable repair disk.
    It circumvents the operating system entirely which may provide the greatest degree of success.
    I do all of my image restorations from the created boot disk.

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