Quote: Originally Posted by Techbabyboy
Following details give users more information regarding tips to fix issues with system restore in Windows 7:
* Antivirus programs
* Check system file integrity
* Free up hard disk space
The issues with the functioning of System Restore feature on Windows 7 may be because of presence of malware on the system. The malware infections might have locked the system files which prevent the restore. Similarly, the problem might also be because the antivirus program is running in the background when the restore process is started. Such problems can be resolved by removing the malware from the system (if possible) and also terminating the antivirus software before initializing the restore process.
Check system file integrity
If some of the system files associated with the System Restore feature itself got damaged in some way, then the restore process might fail. Windows 7 users facing difficulties when using the System Restore feature are advised to check the integrity of the system files using ’sfc/scannow’ command in the CMD. If any system files are missing, users would be prompted to insert a genuine installation disk of the OS and the files would be replaced. Replacing the files would resolve the problems with System Restore.
Free up hard disk space
System Restore in Windows 7 requires free space to function. There are lots of important system files that need to be gathered and changed and lack of free space on the system would cause the restore process to fail or freeze in the middle. All Windows 7 users experiencing System Restore problems are suggested to free up hard disk space to get the System Restore working properly.
I have just completed the sfc/scannow procedure, and been told that the operation cannot be completed. This means that my system files are damaged, again. This is what happened back last year after an update session and I had to do a complete restore using Ghost 15, with all the attendant housekeeping tasks involved. This is not a trivial exercise.
I thank you for your help, but I must say that I am very disappointed at this ongoing update situation, where the systems of users all over the world are put at risk. I still do not understand the basic problem - or maybe I do