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Windows 7: cannot increase shadow capacity for System Restore


25 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 
cannot increase shadow capacity for System Restore

I have never had success with System Restore in the past, it might have been because I had antivirus enabled before going into one. I think I may be able to trust System Restore once I can learn why I come across its problems.

Today I tried increasing the "shadow storage" for the System Restore, so that I would be able to hold more restore points. I tried setting the dial to 50% (about 150GB), but it wouldn't let me. Instead I was given the error message below. This also happened after dialing it down to 10%. System Restore does not like me




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25 Oct 2013   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Double View Post
Is it a good idea to disable antivirus/antimalware shields before proceeding with the restore?

In the past, I have NEVER had success with System Restore, always came out of it with an error. Because of this, my system has been factory reinstalled about 30 times.
30 times?? Most people do it only once..... when having sever problems. What error did you get when doing "system restore"?
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25 Oct 2013   #3

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hello Double.. besides system restore. I use Erundt.. free back up software.. never had any issues ..
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25 Oct 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Hello Double.. besides system restore. I use Erundt.. free back up software.. never had any issues ..
I will have to look into that in the meantime I want to see about Windows

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Double View Post
Is it a good idea to disable antivirus/antimalware shields before proceeding with the restore?

In the past, I have NEVER had success with System Restore, always came out of it with an error. Because of this, my system has been factory reinstalled about 30 times.
30 times?? Most people do it only once..... when having sever problems. What error did you get when doing "system restore"?
I can't remember, it's been so long since I've tried using a restore point. I do remember getting an error message.

Hmm.. my second post was supposed to be the starting post, not sure how the first post got there.
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25 Oct 2013   #5

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

I would run the SFC scannow tutorial to make sure all files that can be fixed are repaired.. Then make a restore pt.. and use Erundt .. free .. for a backup restore pt..
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25 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
I would run the SFC scannow tutorial to make sure all files that can be fixed are repaired.. Then make a restore pt.. and use Erundt .. free .. for a backup restore pt..
What is SFC scannow? I tried searching for Erundt.. wasn't pulling up in the search listings, I think you meant Erunt??
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25 Oct 2013   #7

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

ERUNT Download
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Sorry.. yes.. Erunt.. free thing.. very nice..
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25 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
ERUNT Download
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Sorry.. yes.. Erunt.. free thing.. very nice..
Thanks.. I will definitely look into them both

Anybody have thoughts on the screenshot with the error message above?
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26 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

I just tried sfc /scannow, everything was normal. About to try ERUNT.
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26 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

I think I found something, it looks like I have protection On for 2 drives. I have no idea what the OS folder is doing there, or how it got there, or why it says its missing. This is a newly reinstalled system.

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