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Windows 7: windows 7 System Restore fails

25 Oct 2011   #11
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by egozi44 View Post
well i don't really change the system files however i installed alot of progrems and codecs and what not, i don't really like these kind of tools because they end up ruin alot of stuff and turn everything to defalut : \

i heard there where some "sr.inf " file in the system that can be replace and reinstall the system restore... is that true? : o
If the sr.inf file was corrupt or damaged, and if you ran the sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt (Option Two in the link given to you earlier by Brink), then that scan should have fixed the file by extracting a clean copy contained within the Windows 7 operating system files. As Brink posted in another thread, if the SFC cannot repair or replace a bad system file, then you can use the tutorial below to manually replace the sr.inf file with a copy from your installation disc. If you don't have an installation disc you could try to borrow one as long as it's the same version operating system on your machine. (Don't use a 64-bit disc if your computer has the 32-bit version, don't use a Home Premium disc if your machine has Ultimate, etc.)

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

If still no luck you might have a different problem involving Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) components. Follow the steps exactly as given in this tutorial.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

As suggested in the tutorial, if you've tried everything to repair System Restore and it's still broken, you might have no other option but a Repair Install.

NOTE: I know a few people who have used the paid, commercial services of a company called Reimage<dot>com. They were all very satisfied with the results.

DISCLAIMER: I have no financial interest in Reimage and receive no personal gain whatsoever. This is just another alternative to fix a broken computer.

thanks marsmimar

but i allready said why i don't want to use the sfc /scannow atm

also i have OEM system and it not seem to be included in the "Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD" tutorial... so it don't work with OEM ? : O
i also have some copy of retail version.. however it not have a code...

i don't really expert in the field too... just telling me to replace system file even with a tutorial it like trying to teach a dog math = P

also i tried this System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues tutorial.

i Checked the Event Viewer .. and found some errors and warnings (most of the logs was fine though) here and there but it long list and was hard for me to find the specific restore point i just done.. if the restore point called back up however then it not show sign of error.

then i set the Volume Shadow Copy Service to Automatic and click on start. and i try to restore my system again.. and no luck...

then i look at the Event Viewer again and saw error on my system restore .

-System
-Provider[ Name] System Restore
-EventID8206[ Qualifiers] 0
Level2Task0Keywords0x80000000000000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2011-10-25T10:29:43.000000000Z
EventRecordID24732ChannelApplicationComputer******Security
-EventData
: o
00000000AE0800009408000000000000CBC8392507000000000000000000000000000000.

here XML view
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="System Restore" />

<EventID Qualifiers="0">8206</EventID>

<Level>2</Level>

<Task>0</Task>

<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-10-25T10:29:43.000000000Z" />

<EventRecordID>24732</EventRecordID>

<Channel>Application</Channel>

<Computer>****</Computer>

<Security />

</System>


- <EventData>
<Data>: o </Data>

<Binary>00000000AE0800009408000000000000CBC8392507000000000000000000000000000000</Binary>

</EventData>


</Event>



does it help ? : \ also do the Volume Shadow Copy Service still need to be on Automatic? because it was on manual as default...


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25 Oct 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Egoz,

Since you have a factory OEM Windows 7 preinstalled on your computer, the only option that I know of that may fix this other than doing a factory recovery of Windows 7 is to run a sfc /scannow command. It's not going to affect any of your user files/folders, or any of your installed programs. It will only check for any corrupted or modified Windows 7 system files. If any are found, then it will attempt to repair them by replacing them with a clean default copy.

If you like, you could run a sfc /verifyonly command first and create and look at the sfcdetails.txt log file (Option Three) to see what will be affected before running the sfc /scannow command. The sfc /verifyonly command will only scan and give you a list of corrupted system files without making any changes to them.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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25 Oct 2011   #13
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Egoz,

Since you have a factory OEM Windows 7 preinstalled on your computer, the only option that I know of that may fix this other than doing a factory recovery of Windows 7 is to run a sfc /scannow command. It's not going to affect any of your user files/folders, or any of your installed programs. It will only check for any corrupted or modified Windows 7 system files. If any are found, then it will attempt to repair them by replacing them with a clean default copy.

If you like, you could run a sfc /verifyonly command first and create and look at the sfcdetails.txt log file (Option Three) to see what will be affected before running the sfc /scannow command. The sfc /verifyonly command will only scan and give you a list of corrupted system files without making any changes to them.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
thanks again Brink = ) i will try it

however i not have preinstalled OEM on my pc.. i have the disk, i get it from my father who purchased new computer and got 2 win 7 disks with codes. he gave me one that never been used and i installed it on my pc , i have the disk right here

is it will let me to take the files from it? :O
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25 Oct 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If it's a "retail" Windows 7 installation disk, then yes you will be able to extract files from it.

However, let's see what you have in the sfcdetails.txt log file after running the SFC command first. You may not need to extract any files.
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25 Oct 2011   #15
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If it's a "retail" Windows 7 installation disk, then yes you will be able to extract files from it.

However, let's see what you have in the sfcdetails.txt log file after running the SFC command first. You may not need to extract any files.

ok i just finish the scan... it seem like it don't find anything :\

however i can't restore my system without keep getting this error... so something is not right...

also i can't find this SR.INF file to begin with : |... it no where to be found in the c:/windows/INF folder


oh and i have OEM disk... it seem like it have the full installtion of win7 ultimate though... i format my OS with it 3 times allready and only when i change pc i will be need to call MS to tell them that i use 1 pc with that disk and that it... why OEM not going to work then? : o i seem to have the Sources folder and install.wim file in it ....


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25 Oct 2011   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Egoz,

If it's a retail "OEM" copy of Windows 7 that your purchased say online or at a retail store, then you will only be able to install and activate it on the exact same computer that you first activated on and never on any other computer. That's why a OEM copy is cheaper than a full retail copy since the OEM is limited to the one computer for life.

Good news is that there's nothing wrong with your system files. Bad news is that system restore is still not working for you.

At this point, you might consider trying a repair install to avoid a clean install if you really want to try and fix system restore. Be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be extra safe though.
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25 Oct 2011   #17
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Egoz,

If it's a retail "OEM" copy of Windows 7 that your purchased say online or at a retail store, then you will only be able to install and activate it on the exact same computer that you first activated on and never on any other computer. That's why a OEM copy is cheaper than a full retail copy since the OEM is limited to the one computer for life.

Good news is that there's nothing wrong with your system files. Bad news is that system restore is still not working for you.

At this point, you might consider trying a repair install to avoid a clean install if you really want to try and fix system restore. Be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be extra safe though.

ahh but some people allready used OEM on other pc = o they said that all they done was 1. delete the OS from the old pc.
2. call to MS and tell them they use the OS on one pc.
3. MS check if there is more then one activation codes
4. they saw there only one code that being used and let them use the OEM on other pc...

i also heard that the OEM put some "code" or stuff on the core so if i plan to do a big change to my hardware i will need to put the code again....

but lets go back to the subject, can't i just take the good SR.INF file from my disk and replace it with the corrupted one ? : o there is also a change that the files is not corrupted and some progrem that was update (like anti virus) block it or something... can you plz look again at the error code that i post earlier? it may give u some hint as to what causeing the problem
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26 Oct 2011   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

For a normal retail copy, that would work, but not for a OEM copy.

The sfc scan didn't find any corrupted system files on your computer, so there's no need to try and replace any.
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26 Oct 2011   #19
egozi44

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
For a normal retail copy, that would work, but not for a OEM copy.

The sfc scan didn't find any corrupted system files on your computer, so there's no need to try and replace any.

so the restore system is fine?

something indeed going wrong if it still not working... what should i do *-* i don't want to do repair install.. the computer works just fine. .. just the restore not want to work xD


i don't even know what the cause for that... this error code not ring something ?
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26 Oct 2011   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No, I'm saying that SFC didn't find any corrupt system files on your computer. The cause for your system restore issue is still unknown at this point.

I'm not sure what else to suggest to try and repair this other than a repair install.
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