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Windows 7: system recovery isnt working

05 Nov 2013   #1

64 bit windows 7 home professional
system recovery isnt working

my system recovery isn't working, i made a restore point encase what i was doing went bad ( nothing to do with windows) and i UN-installed my antivirus and i ran system restore in safe mode and it still says it isnt working 0x80070005 something like that please help

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07 Nov 2013   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

A Restore Point will not do a full system recovery. System Restore should be named Operating System Restore -- because all it really does is overwrite system files and settings with older versions that were saved during a previous System Restore. To completely restore the PC to an earlier date, you need to have done a full image backup for that date.
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07 Nov 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

I have made a thing that allows access to shadow storage from booted media. Very simple to move/delete the os files from the installation partition and copy the good versions from shadow storage.
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07 Nov 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Are you able to get into windows now?

Not clear from your post , you said "encase what i was doing went bad". Are you just testing system restore - or has something actually gone bad?
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