Searching in System Protection - No drives show

#1
Hi,

First posting.

I am trying to figure out why my Win7 Home Premium system doesn't have any restore points, and I seem to have found the problem. "System Protection" is not turned on for the C: disc. When I go to the "System Properties" / "System Protection" tab, under available drives all I see us "Searching...", and it does not show any drives on the system. It can sit like that for, oh, 15 minutes or more. I can't figure out how to get it to see Drive C and allow me to check the box!

System details: I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP desktop system that I upgraded (clean install) from Windows XP. In the house I have two other systems, both laptops, that I upgraded from Vista, and both of them have System Protection turned on, with corresponding restore points.

Thanks,
Bob
 


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Noob Whisperer
#2
Hi,

First posting.

I am trying to figure out why my Win7 Home Premium system doesn't have any restore points, and I seem to have found the problem. "System Protection" is not turned on for the C: disc. When I go to the "System Properties" / "System Protection" tab, under available drives all I see us "Searching...", and it does not show any drives on the system. It can sit like that for, oh, 15 minutes or more. I can't figure out how to get it to see Drive C and allow me to check the box!

System details: I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP desktop system that I upgraded (clean install) from Windows XP. In the house I have two other systems, both laptops, that I upgraded from Vista, and both of them have System Protection turned on, with corresponding restore points.

Thanks,
Bob
Not sure, I haven't actually seen this problem thus far, but you should probably try running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt and see if that has any effect. Also have you tried to disable system protection, reboot the machine, then re-enable it and reboot again. Just a couple thoughts.
 


#3
I ran sfc /scannow and no errors were found.

As for turning off system protection/reboot/turn on/reboot....well, I can't turn it off, because there are no 'protected discs' in the list of drives. It only shows 'searching....', and doesn't show a C: drive with a place to check it as protected or unprotected.

That's the basic problem.

Any other ideas???
 


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Noob Whisperer
#4
I ran sfc /scannow and no errors were found.

As for turning off system protection/reboot/turn on/reboot....well, I can't turn it off, because there are no 'protected discs' in the list of drives. It only shows 'searching....', and doesn't show a C: drive with a place to check it as protected or unprotected.

That's the basic problem.

Any other ideas???
Sorry, as I said earlier, I haven't actually seen this problem. Can I assume that the "Configure" button is unavailble to you under system protection?
 


#5
Yup....good assumption. While it reads "searching.....", the configure button is not available. And....it never completes "searching....".

I'm stumped.
Bob
 


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Noob Whisperer
#6
Yup....good assumption. While it reads "searching.....", the configure button is not available. And....it never completes "searching....".

I'm stumped.
Bob
Thanks, I seem to be good at assuming anyway. Have you tried safemode, just to see if there might be some third party app or service that might be causing this?
 


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