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Windows 7: System Restore doesn't complete


26 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

I went through the trouble of getting a system repair disc, and booted and left System Restore running over night but it did not complete.

Did I mention that I tried temporarily disabling AVG anti-virus but system restore still doesn't work.

What do you think is making system restore not complete? Is it the current registry permissions problems or is it some software that I installed?

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26 Jan 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I really don't know why.
Maybe a review of your Event Viewer logs (particularly the System and Application log files)?
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26 Jan 2012   #13

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

System Restore is a part of the System Protection application within Windows 7. Prior to changing the registry (from your first post in this thread) are you sure System Protection was actually turned on so System Restore points could be created? Sometimes when folks set up a new machine different "tweaks" can change default settings without the user being aware of the changes. So I guess I'm wondering if you even had a restore point created prior to the registry changes. If not, there wouldn't be anything to restore to.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

System Restore
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26 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
System Restore is a part of the System Protection application within Windows 7. Prior to changing the registry (from your first post in this thread) are you sure System Protection was actually turned on so System Restore points could be created? Sometimes when folks set up a new machine different "tweaks" can change default settings without the user being aware of the changes. So I guess I'm wondering if you even had a restore point created prior to the registry changes. If not, there wouldn't be anything to restore to.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

System Restore
There were a bunch of restore points in the list to choose from. When the first one I picked from 1/19 didn't work, I tried another older one, and that one didn't work either.
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29 Jan 2012   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

I'd try System Restore from the DVD or Repair CD a few times with a few different points before giving up on it.

Then I'd run a Repair Install which will reinstall the OS while keeping all files, programs and most settings in place.

Here is the latest official ISO download: Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 English Official ISO download
Burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool.

Be sure to back up your files and make HP Recovery Disks first. If it fails, run HP Recovery from boot which is the most stable method, using the Recovery Disks, or clean reinstall following these steps for a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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