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Windows 7: System Restore not completing

18 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
System Restore not completing

Hi,

I am running Windows 7/32, IE 9, Acronis True Image Home 2010, and Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 on my (newish) Desktop.
My problem is System Restore:
I can create restore points manually, or they are created automatically when I download MS Updates for instance, and I have a fair list of these. But when I want to restore my computer to an earlier time, the whole process goes through the motions, and restarts the computer, but the error message "System Restore did not complete successfully ..." appears every time. I have tried a boot restore, I have disabled Kaspersky while I tried, but the result is always the same. What can I do about it, please?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks
Tiger7

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18 Nov 2011   #2

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18 Nov 2011   #3

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Sometimes an Anti Virus program can cause that. Try it again with your AV disabled.
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18 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks,
have tried that, but it made no difference!

Tiger7
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18 Nov 2011   #5

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Sorry, I missed that in your first post.
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18 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

No prob!
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18 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Have taken a gander at the Troubleshooting info, but does not help. Am able to create restore points manually and automatically, but the actual restore function does not work.
Any specific ideas?

Thanks,
Tiger7
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18 Nov 2011   #8

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works from "recovery envirnonment"?
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18 Nov 2011   #9

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System Restore
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.

Details:
System Restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive C:\.
The drive might be corrupt. You might want to retry System Restore after running chkdsk /R on this disk.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070057)
You can try System Restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try an advanced recovery method. For more information, see What is Recovery?

=> Restore operation by using Backup and Restore may fail in Windows 7 SP1 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
It helped for me!
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18 Nov 2011   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tiger7 View Post
Have taken a gander at the Troubleshooting info, but does not help. Am able to create restore points manually and automatically, but the actual restore function does not work.
Any specific ideas?

Thanks,
Tiger7
Not really.

I have seen instances of this recently with no resolution. Google shows it is an ongoing issue.

A couple of generic ideas:

Run sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt to see if it fixes any system files. Run it repeatedly until it finds no errors.

Consider a repair install

Use an imaging program instead of System Restore, although this is more time-consuming and takes up more space.
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