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Windows 7: Restore Point ERROR (0x80004231F) Please try again.

17 Dec 2011   #1
peatantics

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Restore Point ERROR (0x8004231F) Please try again.

Hi all,

Cannot create a restore point.
Event viewer shows error.
Below are the screens shots.
Anybody have any good ideas?

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Spending most of my time keeping computer running is

luv peat




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17 Dec 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

How much free space do you have on your restore drive?

You'll find that Windows Restore does not overwright the previous restore point so if you have a lot of "Automatic" retore points they can drastic reduce the amount of free space you have available.
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17 Dec 2011   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Also, just for piece of mind, you may want to download MalwareBytes and run a full system scan just incase of a Malware infection.
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17 Dec 2011   #4
peatantics

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peatantics View Post
Hi all,

Cannot create a restore point.
Event viewer shows error.
Below are the screens shots.
Anybody have any good ideas?

Attachment 188647

Attachment 188645

Spending most of my time keeping computer running is

luv peat

Thanks for the reply 286.9 Gig 204.4 used 82.5 free(29%) 14% fragmented (windows system files mostly) Allready have malwarebytes, prevx hitman, avast 6.

Windows wants to delete all restore points. Have not tested out if cccleaner restore points work nor found out how too.

luv peat
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17 Dec 2011   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you're happy that your system is running perfectly I'd recommend the following tutorial

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Then you can create a new restore point and defragment your hard disk as fragmentation can sometimes impare certain features within Windows.
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17 Dec 2011   #6
peatantics

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
k(r)ud o.s. or operator?

1. Scan with Malwarebytes (Trial Edition) = No Problems
2. Open cleanmgr.exe with admin. priveledges (Options enabled) = Yes
3. System Protection Restore Points - Delete Cleanup = Yes
4. Options delete most recent restore points CCleaner = Yes

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4. Set more memory for restore point attributes = Yes

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5.Create new restore point after defragmentation =No

6. Back to beginning = Yes.

7. Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2 = YES

8. How To Fix 0X8004231F Error? = Yes

9. Solution A Go back and restore from a previous point. = No.

10.
Novice Computer User Solution (completely automated):
1) Download (0X8004231F) repair utility.
2) Install program and click Scan button.
3) Click the Fix Errors button when scan is completed.
4) Restart your computer.

And what will this do but the same thing want to restore to a previous point? Yes/No

As you can see microsoft have been LAZY very very LAZY or " The centre cannot hold the worst lack all conviction, the best are filled with passionate intensity"

Which one are YOU?


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18 Dec 2011   #7
peatantics

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Try, try, try, and try again.

Macrium KB



0x8004231f - Failed to Create Volume Snapshot

Description

Error code 0x8004231f indicates VSS_E_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE (Insufficient storage space for the shadow copy). Shadow storage space is used for system restore points and by Macrium Reflect. You may have too many restore points on your system.


Solution
To see the amount of storage space allocated and used for Volume Shadow Copies run the following command from a command prompt with elevated privileges:
Vssadmin list shadowstorage
To allocate more storage (e.g. 20GB) run the following command:
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=20GB

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Error 0x8004231F when trying to run back up



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Computing.net tom's Guide

Volume Shadow Copy Service stopped working?

cajun-bob January 9, 2010 at 21:47:38 Pacific
Hi axispeed,
Thanks for taking the time to reply to my request for help.
Since my original post, I have been in touch with Microsoft and they have determined that I have some corrupt files in my Vista Ultimate operating system. Microsoft is presently shipping me a disk, once received I will reinstall my operating system and my pc will supposedly function properly again.
Thanks again!Bob

OH NO
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19 Dec 2011   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

If they state you have corrupt files then you could try the following to see if it replaces any system files that may be causing the error

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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