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VISTA home Premium: system protection tab is missing

I can not create a restore point, because the system protection tab is missing under system properties. The only tabs available are Computer name,hardware,advanced,and remote.
However I can run system restore to rollback to a restore point.
Is there a way to fix the registry to make it (the system protection tab) show up?
I have not tried the restore function , yet. I really do not want to because except for this the computer runs great. thanks.

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  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Mar 04, 2008

    No, I do not...

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Mar 04, 2008

    jitenok:

    I can restore the system, I can not create a restore point, because the tab for system protection is gone.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Mar 04, 2008

    press other one option??

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Mar 04, 2008

    the tab for system protection is gone. I would like to get it back...

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Mar 04, 2008

    I know how to use the system restore. The tab for system protection is not there. I would like to get it back...As, I said I can use system restore, I just cant create a restore point.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Mar 06, 2008

    Still nothing... Any more suggestions??

  • dadto7 Mar 21, 2008

    I have the same problem after installing SP1 to Vista Ultimate 64. Does this have anything to do with Kaspersky?

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    jitenok, what are you talking about?  
    Yes, if System Restore is ON, you can do that, but the problem here is that it is not ON, and can't be turned ON if the System Rsetore tab doesn't appear in the System Protection Sub-menu of the System Properties.  Wiz?

  • Sergio Scalfaro
    Sergio Scalfaro May 11, 2010

    do you have dual boot?
    Sergio

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Tom, I had your same problem as I reported earlier and I feel now I can contribute to a solution instead of searching for answers. And boy, did I search.

I had some memory errors around this time but did not notice the "System Protection" tab missing until after I installed the SP1 update. I'm running Vista Ultimate 64 on a Polywell with an AMD 6000 chip (what a screamer).

Now to how I fixed my problem. Basically I had to go into the Group Policies which I never do and toggle a couple settings. Policy and/or Registry changes are only for the real brave so take caution. The web site I found that explains the process is:
here. I hope that link comes out but just in case it is "http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/216/1/Restore-point-creation-disabled-by-Group-Policy.html".

I'm not sure if it is needed or not but I toggled the "Turn off System Restore" also by changing to "Enabled" and then back to "Not Configured". After a reboot my "System Properties" show up and I hope it works for you.

As a side note I noticed that all things I looked at in the Group Policies was "Not configured". Maybe some Active Directory guru can comment on that.

Good luck, Nick

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You can do this

  1. press start menu button
  2. click on program
  3. click on accessories
  4. click on system tools
  5. then click on system restore
  6. select restore my system.......
  7. And press next

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  • jitendra singh
    jitendra singh Mar 04, 2008

    You can creat restore point from there to press other one option

  • jitendra singh
    jitendra singh Mar 04, 2008

    thanks

  • cathamm Nov 13, 2010

    That is not the issue. The issue is that when you try to restore, it tells you to create a restore point. When you go to create the restore point, that tab is missing.

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1.Click Start, type systempropertiesprotection in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.


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2.Wait for Windows to search for available disks and most recent restore points. In the System Properties dialog box, on the System Protection tab, click Create,

3.Type a name for the restore point and then click Create
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Error: 0xC004D401 an unauthorized change was made to windows The security processor reported a system file mismatch error.


I suspect a program or driver for a hardware device was just installed prior to this error. Best thing to do is to use Windows Restore and use a restore point dated before the first occurance of the error. You may need to repeat this process choosing previous restore points until system is back to normal or you have run out of restore points.
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If error still occurs and you had other restore points, you can repeat process with older restore points.

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Run services.msc and make sure Volume Shadow Copy is stopped. Then locate and delete any System Volume Information folders on the root of any volume that was previously being monitored by System Restore. You may need to alter
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