[FIX] Windows 7 Deletes All System Restore Points Upon Reboot

Many times Windows 7 users face a strange problem. Whenever they restart their Windows 7 computer, all System Restore points are deleted by Windows automatically. It doesn't matter whether the System Restore point was created by Windows or by the user, Windows deletes all System Restore points upon reboot.

The good thing is that Microsoft has acknowledged this bug. This issue occurs if the system paging file is highly fragmented. Microsoft has provided a working solution to fix this annoying problem. The fix includes disabling, deleting and then recreating paging file in Windows.

If you are also facing this issue in Windows 7, you can fix it using following simple steps:

1. Right-click on Computer icon on Desktop and select Properties (or press WIN + Pause/Break keys). Now click on Advanced system settings link in left side pane (You can open it directly by giving sysdm.cpl command in RUN or start menu search box). Now click on Settings button in Performance section.

2. Now go to Advanced tab and click on Change... button under Virtual memory section.

3. Uncheck "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" option if enabled.

4. Now select C: drive from the list and select the radio button labelled 'No paging file', then click the Set button.

5. Click Ok button and reboot your system.

6. After restart, delete 'pagefile.sys' from the root of C: drive. Please note that pagefile.sys is a hidden file and is not visible until you set the folder option to view hidden files.

7. Defragment C: drive by providing defrag /h c: command in Command Prompt.

8. Re-enable the paging file by following steps 1-3 above.

9. After selecting drive C: in the list, select the radio button for 'System managed size' and click Set.

10. Click Ok button and reboot your system.

That's it. It'll fix the automatic deletion of System Restore point problem in Windows 7.

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  • Nice tip.

  • You are great! Thank you for this article. I browsed a lot of websites and tested many advice, but none of them worked. Fortunatelly, yours has resolved the problem. Once again: thank you very much!

  • Hi,
    The same issue is now appearing in Windows 10!!!
    Seems that Microsoft don't give a damn about solving such problems.
    They should have done so long, long ago and not ignore this clear and present danger to their users.
    An upgrade containing the fix should be done automatically when their users start their computers and have this troubling problem solved once and for all.

  • Keep in mind you should NEVER defrag your drive if you use an SSD.

  • Did not work...Any other suggestions? I have tried this twice and no success. Could it be harddrive issues? Permissions changed? Virus...How can I check. I have tried everything and am at odds. Win 7 Ultimate sp1.

  • Can this be done in Win 8? Or is there another procedure? I have tried it twice and it does not work. I don't think my paging file is fragmented to the max, but just had to download a program (Rollback Rx) that does not eliminate their points and stays upon reboot.

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