System restore problem

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mebuckster

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Each time I attempt a sys restore (not this PC) it eventually comes back with a message that says cannot access a certain file and maybe an anti virus program is the problem. I think I have shut down all the AV programs but not totally sure. I have a point that I want to go to. I think I inadvertently messed up the registry so that I can no longer access the internet but I can do everything else - spreadsheets, solitaire, etc.
 

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To what extent did you change the registry settings?
Are you able to run System File Checker.
Click on Start - Search - Type cmd
Right click on cmd.exe - select Run as Administrator.
At the Command Prompt window - Type
sfc /scannow
Press Enter.

Let it run to completion - but do not close the cmd window.
To save the log file.
Copy and Paste the following in Command Prompt.
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop
\sfcdetails.txt

Press Enter
On your desktop you will see a text file called sfcdetails.txt
It can take 2-3 runs of system file checker for all files to be replaced/repaired.
 
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It also sounds like you have more than 1 antivirus - that's a no no. It causes conflicts and strange behavior. Just keep only one.
 

mebuckster

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It also sounds like you have more than 1 antivirus - that's a no no. It causes conflicts and strange behavior. Just keep only one.

OK, I will try this, but in the meantime, more info about the registry problem and a question - does system restore include redoing the registry back to the date that is selected? My problem began on Jan 12 and a have a restore point dated Jan 6. So, my main problem now is why does the attempt to do restore always fail? As far as I know I have only m'bytes and I see another reply that says it can be turned off with "malwarebytes.png". Don't now how to use that inasmuch as I cannot get on the internet with that computer. BTW, the symptom of my trouble is that I always get "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item". Another BTW, I have an image created last September (Macrium Reflect) that I have also tried to restore but I so far can't make that work either, but that is another problem. Right now I would like to make sys restore work.
Thanks for all the replies so far.
 

blues_harp28

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Malwarebytes is not an antivirus program.
Not been able to use system restore could be due to a infection.
Have you recently run Malwarebytes - it will not update without the internet but scan your pc anyway.

Using another pc - burn to a DVD an antivirus Rescue Disk.
Start the pc from the rescue disk and scan your pc.
https://www.lifewire.com/free-bootable-antivirus-tools-2625785

What operating system do you have installed?
 
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