Cannot delete old restore points

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by walter, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. On Sun, 3 Mar 2013 07:11:22 -0800, walter wrote:

    > "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:29:36 +1100, Rob wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 3/03/2013 6:38 AM, walter wrote:
    >>>> I use Windows Images and Windows Restore points, depending on the
    >>>> severity of my problem.
    >>>>
    >>>>snip
    >>>> I cannot get get rid of these old, inactive "Backup" restore points. I
    >>>> have deleted all restore points, I have deleted all restore points
    >>>> except the last one, I have inactivated/reactivated the restore system.
    >>>> Are these imaginary restore points merely shadow copies that do not
    >>>> really exists and therefore cannot be deleted? They serve no purpose,
    >>>> except to annoy me.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for any input.
    >>>>
    >>>> Walter
    >>>
    >>> You can use Disk Cleanup to delete restore points and free hard disk
    >>> space on your computer.
    >>>
    >>> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/delete-a-restore-point

    >>
    >> I suggest you read the OP.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

    >
    > I tried Disk Cleanup. No luck. Thanks
    >


    I knew that; Rob didn't...

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    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 3, 2013
    #21
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  2. On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:11:50 +1100, Rob wrote:

    > On 3/03/2013 12:57 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> I suggest you read the OP.

    >
    > Wanker


    I see you forgot that you plonked me.

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    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 3, 2013
    #22
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  3. On Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:08:08 -0000, Dave-UK wrote:

    > I too have a series of restore points, ( only 10), of type Backup. They seem to have been
    > created about once a month and they don't show up in CCleaners list of restore points.
    > They go from 8/2/13 back to 25/6/12 (UK date format dd/mm/yy).
    >
    > I've found a group of files, 12, that have the same dates as the Backup restore points,
    > they're about 60-80K in size and they have random names in the GUID format, like:
    > {a39bb8f0-9d31-4a32-8b34-f35110142302}
    >
    > When I look at them with a hex editor there's stuff listed like updates, software info,
    > hardware info and registry settings.
    >
    > They are listed in a hidden folder:
    >
    > C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache
    >
    > The dates of the Backup restore points are also referenced in a couple of files:
    >
    > C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\GlobalCatalog
    > C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\BackupGlobalCatalog
    >
    > To get access to these files and folders you'll need to take ownership etc.
    > I haven't got a clue if it's safe to delete any of this stuff!
    > I haven't tried deleting anything from my folders as I don't want to mess
    > my system up. :)
    > Good luck.


    Thanks for the info that you tracked down.

    One interesting thing is that I have never used Windows's Backup
    program, at list not knowingly. Maybe it is a tool some other program
    used without my knowledge. Of course I'm assuming that these restore
    points are related to Backup - but maybe they're not.

    I agree with the posters who say to leave it alone, at least until I'm
    ready to break my system :)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Mar 3, 2013
    #23
  4. walter

    Ed Cryer Guest

    Ed Cryer wrote:
    > Paul wrote:
    >> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "walter" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:kgvp4c$ukk$...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:29:36 +1100, Rob wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On 3/03/2013 6:38 AM, walter wrote:
    >>>>>>> I use Windows Images and Windows Restore points, depending on the
    >>>>>>> severity of my problem.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> snip
    >>>>>>> I cannot get get rid of these old, inactive "Backup" restore
    >>>>>>> points. I
    >>>>>>> have deleted all restore points, I have deleted all restore points
    >>>>>>> except the last one, I have inactivated/reactivated the restore
    >>>>>>> system.
    >>>>>>> Are these imaginary restore points merely shadow copies that do not
    >>>>>>> really exists and therefore cannot be deleted? They serve no
    >>>>>>> purpose,
    >>>>>>> except to annoy me.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks for any input.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Walter
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> You can use Disk Cleanup to delete restore points and free hard disk
    >>>>>> space on your computer.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/delete-a-restore-point
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I suggest you read the OP.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried Disk Cleanup. No luck. Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I too have a series of restore points, ( only 10), of type Backup.
    >>> They seem to have been created about once a month and they don't show
    >>> up in CCleaners list of restore points.
    >>> They go from 8/2/13 back to 25/6/12 (UK date format dd/mm/yy).
    >>>
    >>> I've found a group of files, 12, that have the same dates as the
    >>> Backup restore points, they're about 60-80K in size and they have
    >>> random names in the GUID format, like:
    >>> {a39bb8f0-9d31-4a32-8b34-f35110142302}
    >>>
    >>> When I look at them with a hex editor there's stuff listed like
    >>> updates, software info,
    >>> hardware info and registry settings.
    >>>
    >>> They are listed in a hidden folder:
    >>>
    >>> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache
    >>>
    >>> The dates of the Backup restore points are also referenced in a couple
    >>> of files:
    >>>
    >>> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\GlobalCatalog
    >>> C:\System Volume
    >>> Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\BackupGlobalCatalog
    >>>
    >>> To get access to these files and folders you'll need to take ownership
    >>> etc.
    >>> I haven't got a clue if it's safe to delete any of this stuff!
    >>> I haven't tried deleting anything from my folders as I don't want to
    >>> mess
    >>> my system up. :)
    >>> Good luck.

    >>
    >> They could be XML format. That's what I would have expected
    >> as a storage method for the information. It's not always in
    >> the registry now. My suspicion was based on seeing XML used
    >> in my System Image folder. And the same can apply to
    >> System Volume Information contents.
    >>
    >> I don't have a problem with working inside SVI... as long as you
    >> have a complete backup of C:. I had one accident already, and
    >> needed that backup. And it was while playing inside SVI, from Linux.
    >>
    >> If I had to guess, how to "make SVI safe", it would be to
    >> disable the VSS service, so no open VSS files are present
    >> in SVI. Then, there should be no "special files" inside SVI,
    >> making it marginally safer for experimentation. But, only
    >> with that backup handy... :) Um, have fun.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > I wouldn't.
    > We have a situation here wherein the System Restore facility wrongly
    > keeps entries for non-existent points. Even when you select one and it
    > tells you that it doesn't exist, it doesn't give you the option to
    > remove it from the list.
    > I wouldn't feel at all safe trying to get a workaround for that. Any
    > slight mistake could ruin the whole system; and then you'd have to
    > reinstall the OS to repair it.
    >
    > This is definitely a "letter to MS situation".
    >
    > Ed
    >


    My reasoning goes like this;
    1. The natural solution seems to be; turn sys restore off, delete
    catalogue files, turn back on and it should create new empty ones.
    But
    2. We've tried turning on/off but they're still there.
    3. No option to delete from list.
    4. This system's behaviour is counter-intuitive. Woe betide anyone who
    tries an intuitive hack on it.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Mar 3, 2013
    #24
  5. walter

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Paul" <> wrote in message news:kh0j5t$o7n$...
    > Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >> "walter" <> wrote in message
    >> news:kgvp4c$ukk$...
    >>>
    >>> "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:29:36 +1100, Rob wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On 3/03/2013 6:38 AM, walter wrote:
    >>>>>> I use Windows Images and Windows Restore points, depending on the
    >>>>>> severity of my problem.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> snip
    >>>>>> I cannot get get rid of these old, inactive "Backup" restore points. I
    >>>>>> have deleted all restore points, I have deleted all restore points
    >>>>>> except the last one, I have inactivated/reactivated the restore
    >>>>>> system.
    >>>>>> Are these imaginary restore points merely shadow copies that do not
    >>>>>> really exists and therefore cannot be deleted? They serve no purpose,
    >>>>>> except to annoy me.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thanks for any input.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Walter
    >>>>>
    >>>>> You can use Disk Cleanup to delete restore points and free hard disk
    >>>>> space on your computer.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/delete-a-restore-point
    >>>>
    >>>> I suggest you read the OP.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>
    >>> I tried Disk Cleanup. No luck. Thanks
    >>>

    >>
    >> I too have a series of restore points, ( only 10), of type Backup. They
    >> seem to have been created about once a month and they don't show up in
    >> CCleaners list of restore points.
    >> They go from 8/2/13 back to 25/6/12 (UK date format dd/mm/yy).
    >>
    >> I've found a group of files, 12, that have the same dates as the Backup
    >> restore points, they're about 60-80K in size and they have random names
    >> in the GUID format, like:
    >> {a39bb8f0-9d31-4a32-8b34-f35110142302}
    >>
    >> When I look at them with a hex editor there's stuff listed like updates,
    >> software info,
    >> hardware info and registry settings.
    >>
    >> They are listed in a hidden folder:
    >>
    >> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache
    >>
    >> The dates of the Backup restore points are also referenced in a couple
    >> of files:
    >>
    >> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\GlobalCatalog
    >> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\BackupGlobalCatalog
    >>
    >> To get access to these files and folders you'll need to take ownership etc.
    >> I haven't got a clue if it's safe to delete any of this stuff!
    >> I haven't tried deleting anything from my folders as I don't want to mess
    >> my system up. :)
    >> Good luck.

    >
    > They could be XML format. That's what I would have expected
    > as a storage method for the information. It's not always in
    > the registry now. My suspicion was based on seeing XML used
    > in my System Image folder. And the same can apply to
    > System Volume Information contents.
    >
    > I don't have a problem with working inside SVI... as long as you
    > have a complete backup of C:. I had one accident already, and
    > needed that backup. And it was while playing inside SVI, from Linux.
    >
    > If I had to guess, how to "make SVI safe", it would be to
    > disable the VSS service, so no open VSS files are present
    > in SVI. Then, there should be no "special files" inside SVI,
    > making it marginally safer for experimentation. But, only
    > with that backup handy... :) Um, have fun.
    >
    > Paul


    What I find unusual is that I don't use Windows Backup to back up files.
    I keep System Restore active in case I ever need it and I make a system
    image once in a while to an external drive.
    These 'backup' files I've got are only 60k ~ 80k in size and they seem to
    have been made on a regular basis.
    Also, inside some of the files are references to things I've never used, like
    a Brother printer, or a Gestetner printer.
    They're not XML format as the only way I can read anything inside them
    is with a hex editor. Although the are labelled as type Backup I think they
    are something to do with restore points.
    As a test I've tried to delete one of the files but I can't do it using Windows.
    No matter how I fiddle around with permissions I can't delete, rename or
    move it. Interestingly, I can delete the contents with a hex editor and it will
    save the changes but the file stays put.
    I can't let this go so I'm now downloading a copy of Puppy Linux to see if
    I can delete a file and see if it gets removed from the restore point list.
     
    Dave-UK, Mar 4, 2013
    #25
  6. walter

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Dave-UK" <> wrote in message news:51346156$0$7622$c3e8da3$...
    >
    > "Paul" <> wrote in message news:kh0j5t$o7n$...
    >> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "walter" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:kgvp4c$ukk$...
    >>>>
    >>>> "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:29:36 +1100, Rob wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> On 3/03/2013 6:38 AM, walter wrote:
    >>>>>>> I use Windows Images and Windows Restore points, depending on the
    >>>>>>> severity of my problem.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> snip
    >>>>>>> I cannot get get rid of these old, inactive "Backup" restore points. I
    >>>>>>> have deleted all restore points, I have deleted all restore points
    >>>>>>> except the last one, I have inactivated/reactivated the restore
    >>>>>>> system.
    >>>>>>> Are these imaginary restore points merely shadow copies that do not
    >>>>>>> really exists and therefore cannot be deleted? They serve no purpose,
    >>>>>>> except to annoy me.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Thanks for any input.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Walter
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> You can use Disk Cleanup to delete restore points and free hard disk
    >>>>>> space on your computer.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/delete-a-restore-point
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I suggest you read the OP.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>>
    >>>> I tried Disk Cleanup. No luck. Thanks
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I too have a series of restore points, ( only 10), of type Backup. They
    >>> seem to have been created about once a month and they don't show up in
    >>> CCleaners list of restore points.
    >>> They go from 8/2/13 back to 25/6/12 (UK date format dd/mm/yy).
    >>>
    >>> I've found a group of files, 12, that have the same dates as the Backup
    >>> restore points, they're about 60-80K in size and they have random names
    >>> in the GUID format, like:
    >>> {a39bb8f0-9d31-4a32-8b34-f35110142302}
    >>>
    >>> When I look at them with a hex editor there's stuff listed like updates,
    >>> software info,
    >>> hardware info and registry settings.
    >>>
    >>> They are listed in a hidden folder:
    >>>
    >>> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache
    >>>
    >>> The dates of the Backup restore points are also referenced in a couple
    >>> of files:
    >>>
    >>> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\GlobalCatalog
    >>> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\BackupGlobalCatalog
    >>>
    >>> To get access to these files and folders you'll need to take ownership etc.
    >>> I haven't got a clue if it's safe to delete any of this stuff!
    >>> I haven't tried deleting anything from my folders as I don't want to mess
    >>> my system up. :)
    >>> Good luck.

    >>
    >> They could be XML format. That's what I would have expected
    >> as a storage method for the information. It's not always in
    >> the registry now. My suspicion was based on seeing XML used
    >> in my System Image folder. And the same can apply to
    >> System Volume Information contents.
    >>
    >> I don't have a problem with working inside SVI... as long as you
    >> have a complete backup of C:. I had one accident already, and
    >> needed that backup. And it was while playing inside SVI, from Linux.
    >>
    >> If I had to guess, how to "make SVI safe", it would be to
    >> disable the VSS service, so no open VSS files are present
    >> in SVI. Then, there should be no "special files" inside SVI,
    >> making it marginally safer for experimentation. But, only
    >> with that backup handy... :) Um, have fun.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    > What I find unusual is that I don't use Windows Backup to back up files.
    > I keep System Restore active in case I ever need it and I make a system
    > image once in a while to an external drive.
    > These 'backup' files I've got are only 60k ~ 80k in size and they seem to
    > have been made on a regular basis.
    > Also, inside some of the files are references to things I've never used, like
    > a Brother printer, or a Gestetner printer.
    > They're not XML format as the only way I can read anything inside them
    > is with a hex editor. Although the are labelled as type Backup I think they
    > are something to do with restore points.
    > As a test I've tried to delete one of the files but I can't do it using Windows.
    > No matter how I fiddle around with permissions I can't delete, rename or
    > move it. Interestingly, I can delete the contents with a hex editor and it will
    > save the changes but the file stays put.
    > I can't let this go so I'm now downloading a copy of Puppy Linux to see if
    > I can delete a file and see if it gets removed from the restore point list.
    >
    >
    >


    Well, I've tried to run two linux live cds on this machine and they both
    hang during boot-up with the message:

    Recognizing media devices ...optical input..._

    So I guess linux has some sort of problem with my dvd drive even though
    it's booting from it. The cds boot ok in my laptop.
    So I'm giving up with this and will ignore the extra restore point entries.
    :-(
     
    Dave-UK, Mar 4, 2013
    #26
  7. walter

    Paul Guest

    Dave-UK wrote:
    >
    > "Dave-UK" <> wrote in message
    > news:51346156$0$7622$c3e8da3$...
    >>
    >> "Paul" <> wrote in message
    >> news:kh0j5t$o7n$...
    >>> Dave-UK wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> "walter" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:kgvp4c$ukk$...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Gene E. Bloch" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>> On Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:29:36 +1100, Rob wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> On 3/03/2013 6:38 AM, walter wrote:
    >>>>>>>> I use Windows Images and Windows Restore points, depending on the
    >>>>>>>> severity of my problem.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> snip
    >>>>>>>> I cannot get get rid of these old, inactive "Backup" restore
    >>>>>>>> points. I
    >>>>>>>> have deleted all restore points, I have deleted all restore points
    >>>>>>>> except the last one, I have inactivated/reactivated the restore
    >>>>>>>> system.
    >>>>>>>> Are these imaginary restore points merely shadow copies that do not
    >>>>>>>> really exists and therefore cannot be deleted? They serve no
    >>>>>>>> purpose,
    >>>>>>>> except to annoy me.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Thanks for any input.
    >>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>> Walter
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> You can use Disk Cleanup to delete restore points and free hard disk
    >>>>>>> space on your computer.
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/delete-a-restore-point
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I suggest you read the OP.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I tried Disk Cleanup. No luck. Thanks
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> I too have a series of restore points, ( only 10), of type Backup.
    >>>> They seem to have been created about once a month and they don't
    >>>> show up in CCleaners list of restore points.
    >>>> They go from 8/2/13 back to 25/6/12 (UK date format dd/mm/yy).
    >>>>
    >>>> I've found a group of files, 12, that have the same dates as the
    >>>> Backup restore points, they're about 60-80K in size and they have
    >>>> random names in the GUID format, like:
    >>>> {a39bb8f0-9d31-4a32-8b34-f35110142302}
    >>>>
    >>>> When I look at them with a hex editor there's stuff listed like
    >>>> updates, software info,
    >>>> hardware info and registry settings.
    >>>>
    >>>> They are listed in a hidden folder:
    >>>>
    >>>> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache
    >>>>
    >>>> The dates of the Backup restore points are also referenced in a
    >>>> couple of files:
    >>>>
    >>>> C:\System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\GlobalCatalog
    >>>> C:\System Volume
    >>>> Information\WindowsImageBackup\Catalog\BackupGlobalCatalog
    >>>>
    >>>> To get access to these files and folders you'll need to take
    >>>> ownership etc.
    >>>> I haven't got a clue if it's safe to delete any of this stuff!
    >>>> I haven't tried deleting anything from my folders as I don't want to
    >>>> mess
    >>>> my system up. :)
    >>>> Good luck.
    >>>
    >>> They could be XML format. That's what I would have expected
    >>> as a storage method for the information. It's not always in
    >>> the registry now. My suspicion was based on seeing XML used
    >>> in my System Image folder. And the same can apply to
    >>> System Volume Information contents.
    >>>
    >>> I don't have a problem with working inside SVI... as long as you
    >>> have a complete backup of C:. I had one accident already, and
    >>> needed that backup. And it was while playing inside SVI, from Linux.
    >>>
    >>> If I had to guess, how to "make SVI safe", it would be to
    >>> disable the VSS service, so no open VSS files are present
    >>> in SVI. Then, there should be no "special files" inside SVI,
    >>> making it marginally safer for experimentation. But, only
    >>> with that backup handy... :) Um, have fun.
    >>>
    >>> Paul

    >>
    >> What I find unusual is that I don't use Windows Backup to back up files.
    >> I keep System Restore active in case I ever need it and I make a
    >> system image once in a while to an external drive.
    >> These 'backup' files I've got are only 60k ~ 80k in size and they seem
    >> to have been made on a regular basis.
    >> Also, inside some of the files are references to things I've never
    >> used, like
    >> a Brother printer, or a Gestetner printer.
    >> They're not XML format as the only way I can read anything inside them
    >> is with a hex editor. Although the are labelled as type Backup I think
    >> they
    >> are something to do with restore points.
    >> As a test I've tried to delete one of the files but I can't do it
    >> using Windows.
    >> No matter how I fiddle around with permissions I can't delete, rename
    >> or move it. Interestingly, I can delete the contents with a hex editor
    >> and it will
    >> save the changes but the file stays put.
    >> I can't let this go so I'm now downloading a copy of Puppy Linux to
    >> see if
    >> I can delete a file and see if it gets removed from the restore point
    >> list.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Well, I've tried to run two linux live cds on this machine and they both
    > hang during boot-up with the message:
    >
    > Recognizing media devices ...optical input..._
    >
    > So I guess linux has some sort of problem with my dvd drive even though
    > it's booting from it. The cds boot ok in my laptop.
    > So I'm giving up with this and will ignore the extra restore point entries.
    > :-(


    The hits I could find on that message, suggest adding "edd=off" to the
    Puppy boot command line kernel boot options.

    http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47478

    The picture here, shows your opportunity to add kernel parameters at boot.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/images/computers/puppy_boot_screen.jpg

    *******

    As for what "Enhanced Disk Drive Services" are, I can find a ref here.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int_0x13

    "To support even larger addressing modes, an interface known as
    INT 13h Extensions was introduced by Western Digital and Phoenix
    Technologies as part of BIOS Enhanced Disk Drive Services."

    So the problem could be related in some way, to INT 0x13.

    Paul
     
    Paul, Mar 4, 2013
    #27
  8. walter

    Dave-UK Guest

    "Paul" <> wrote in message news:kh241p$2ru$...
    > Dave-UK wrote:
    >>
    >> Well, I've tried to run two linux live cds on this machine and they both
    >> hang during boot-up with the message:
    >>
    >> Recognizing media devices ...optical input..._
    >>
    >> So I guess linux has some sort of problem with my dvd drive even though
    >> it's booting from it. The cds boot ok in my laptop.
    >> So I'm giving up with this and will ignore the extra restore point entries.
    >> :-(

    >
    > The hits I could find on that message, suggest adding "edd=off" to the
    > Puppy boot command line kernel boot options.
    >
    > http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47478
    >
    > The picture here, shows your opportunity to add kernel parameters at boot.
    >
    > http://www.dedoimedo.com/images/computers/puppy_boot_screen.jpg
    >
    > *******
    >
    > As for what "Enhanced Disk Drive Services" are, I can find a ref here.
    >
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int_0x13
    >
    > "To support even larger addressing modes, an interface known as
    > INT 13h Extensions was introduced by Western Digital and Phoenix
    > Technologies as part of BIOS Enhanced Disk Drive Services."
    >
    > So the problem could be related in some way, to INT 0x13.
    >
    > Paul


    Thanks for that. I might play around with Puppy a bit more as there are
    a couple of option screens, F2 and F3 on boot up.
    But I'm not really bothered too much about Linux as it's not really for me.
    I like thinks to work first time ! :)
     
    Dave-UK, Mar 4, 2013
    #28
  9. walter

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    I can confirm that deleting the relevant files from \SPPMetadataCache eliminates phantom restore points. To access the files I booted into Parted Magic and backed them up (SPPMetadataCache.tar.gz) before deletion.
     
    BSoD95, Jan 15, 2016
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    FYI, the freebie "Long Path Tool" program has always worked for me. It allows you to delete, rename, or move files and folders.
     
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