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Windows 7: Can't do system restore - error message says "timed out"

06 Feb 2012   #21
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

As seavixen32 said above, it depends on what your previous OS was. However, your previous OS version is 32bit so the x86 OS should be the right ISO for you to download.


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06 Feb 2012   #22
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi janice 2611,

EDIT: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit download: Official ISO Downloads
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07 Feb 2012   #23
janice2611

Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

Have downloaded the windows 7 x86 iso from the digital river site & was wondering if could do a repair install with that or does it need to be a retail version? Don't really want to do clean install if I can get away with a repair.
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08 Feb 2012   #24
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I believe you can.

Seeing as you've already downloaded it you may as well try.
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08 Feb 2012   #25
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I agree with Jaidyn and it seems a shame not use the software now you've taken the trouble to download it.
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10 Feb 2012   #26
janice2611

Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok - have reinstalled windows 7 to do repair and sometimes it seems like its improved and other times it's just like it was - really slow and 'not responding' then all of a sudden it will. During the installation process twice I got a message that windows had found a problem with the hard drive and suggested I do a back up in case it goes completely. Sounds like it might me a hardware problem rather than a software problem but I don't get any blue screens or anything like I've had before when hard drives are failing.
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11 Feb 2012   #27
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Do you have any spare hard drives or one in another computer that you can use instead of the one you are currently using?
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14 Feb 2012   #28
janice2611

Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

Sorry its taken so long to get back here but thankyou for your continued help! I have external hard drives or a desk top computer with a hard drive
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15 Feb 2012   #29
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Ah, that's alright then. I was about to suggest replacing the hard drive to see if it actually is the HDD. If it is, you can just continue to use the new one.
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12 May 2015   #30
Shari77

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by janice2611 View Post
Computer running extremely slow. Tried to do system restore but getting an error message that says "the creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101) - have tried again several times with no luck, Have read previous threads that say to clear restore points but am afraid that if I do this I will not be able to fix the problem had to begin with as i wont be able to go back to earlier saves. Would like to reinstall windows but the laptop came with it already installed so dont have a hard copy.


After two years of trying everything, I finally fixed my System Restore using this post by WalterBerndl: Check if you have a program called "XFast USB" usually installed with the MoBo from the mainboard vendor ASRock.

When trying to create a restore point, it hung at "creating a restore point," followed by the error message: "The restore point could not be created for the following reasons: The creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101) Please try again."

I Googled and came across many others who had resolved the 0x81000101 problem by uninstalling XFAST USB. I was experiencing the problem with ASRock Xfast USB version 3.0.28.

I then uninstalled ASRock Xfast USB (xfastusb) and rebooted. This resolved the 0x81000101 problem.
NOTE: I first tried to upgrade to ASRock Xfast USB version 3.0.38, but again encountered the error message. Also removing it from the Start Up Menu does nothing, as there is an additional driver it installs to your system. Uninstalling it removes this driver

Another example of these "booster" programs is ASUS' "USB 3.0 Boost" But if you don't have those kinds of board, but have any kind of "USB turbo-boosters" installed, you still should remove it. They don't get along well with the Volume Shadow Copy service.
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