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Windows 7: Restore points don't work


24 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Restore points don't work

Windows 7 Home Premium
Restore Points will not restore.

I've been rebuilding my computer and doing restore points
for every install.
Creating points work fine.
I've restored many times at different points and I get the same result.

ERROR
System Restore did not complete
successfully. Your computer System files and setting were
not Changed.

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System protection > System protection > Configure
Restore Setting:
checked Restore system settings and previous verions of files
not only restore previous versions of files
not Turn off system protection

Disk Space Usage:
Disk space usage is set to 46% 55.66 GB The drive still has 45GB free space

one error said, it might be anti-virus causing the problem--NOT
one error said, unhide protected system files c:\ and goto System Volume Information

(folder options>View uncheck hide protected operating system files)

and uncheck read only bit but that does nothing to corrected the problem.

joeaa


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24 Jul 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Joe have you tried disabling the security and then tried?
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24 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Windows TP 10 x64
 
 

Hi Joeaa

You may find your security or other installed software may be interfering witgh your System Restore, try launching System Restore in safe mode (keep tapping F8 at boot then choose Safe Mode).
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24 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

one error said, it might be anti-virus causing the problem--NOT
one error said, unhide protected system files c:\ and goto System Volume Information

i'll try safe mode but i'm clueless about this method.
I know to press F8 but after that????
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24 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Restored in safe mode. i fumbled around until i found it.

Same response:
System restore did not complete successfully Your computer files and settings were not changed.
unspecified error 0x8007005
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24 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
same results

I tried another safe mode restore.
This time I turn off Norton for 1hr instead of 15mins.

same results as above in my last post.
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24 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Windows TP 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joeaa View Post
Restored in safe mode. i fumbled around until i found it.

Same response:
System restore did not complete successfully Your computer files and settings were not changed.
unspecified error 0x8007005
Are your Windows updates up to date ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
Disk space usage is set to 46% 55.66 GB The drive still has 45GB free space
45 GB free space on a 2 TB drive? I'm too lazy to do the math but that seems like a way low percentage.
I would clean off the crap and get to 50% or higher free space. Systems tend to work more smoothly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
that 's only on the c:drive

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote:
Disk space usage is set to 46% 55.66 GB The drive still has 45GB free space
45 GB free space on a 2 TB drive? I'm too lazy to do the math but that seems like a way low percentage.
I would clean off the crap and get to 50% or higher free space. Systems tend to work more smoothly.
I have plenty of space elsewhere like e:\ and f:\ drives
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joeaa View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote:
Disk space usage is set to 46% 55.66 GB The drive still has 45GB free space
45 GB free space on a 2 TB drive? I'm too lazy to do the math but that seems like a way low percentage.
I would clean off the crap and get to 50% or higher free space. Systems tend to work more smoothly.
I have plenty of space elsewhere like e:\ and f:\ drives

c:\ 120GB 75GB used + 48gb free
E:\ 1.51 TB 106GB + 1.41 TB free
F:\ 172 GB 5.05Gb + 167GB
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