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Windows 7: System restore error 0xc0000022

08 Oct 2014   #1
No mo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
System restore error 0xc0000022

Hi

I tried restoring my computer to an earlier restore point and it gave this error message:

"...did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: An unspecified error occurring during system restore. 0xc0000022"

I've tried the following:
  • restore in safe mode
  • restore in clean boot
  • run a sfc/scannow scan
  • run a chkdsk /f /r scan
Not really sure what to do now...


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08 Oct 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've used System Restore probably over 100 times in the last 5 years. I've gotten failures like that maybe 5 times.

I'm not sure there is anything you can do other than trying another restore point or going to plan B, whatever that might be---clean installation, restoration of an image, whatever.

At some point in troubleshooting, you cut your losses. It doesn't do you much good to spend 20 hours researching what to do if you could reinstall and get back up and running properly in 10 hours or 2 hours. Or 30 minutes if you had an image to restore.
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09 Oct 2014   #3
No mo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry for being a noob but how does one make an image.
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09 Oct 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by No mo View Post
Sorry for being a noob but how does one make an image.
You could use the built-in tools in Windows, but most would tell you to use a free downloadable program such as Macrium Reflect Free Edition.

Imaging with free Macrium

Above is a tutorial on how how to use it.


Briefly:

When your PC is in good shape and running well, you use Macrium to make an "image" file of the C partition and the System Reserved partition if you have one. You store that image file on some other partition--such as an external drive or a separate internal hard drive. The image file is a compressed representation of the partition you imaged as of that moment----EXACT, byte for byte. Including everything on that partition--installed programs, Windows, licensing information, and pictures of your cat if they were on C.

If your C partition has a bunch of errors or is corrupted in some way, an image file of it in that state will also contain the errors and corruption. That's why you make image files when things are going well and you don't have any problems. No point in restoring a corrupted Windows.

You also burn a "recovery" CD within Macrium, using Macrium's menus. You have a choice of "Linux" based or "WinPE" based. Choose WinPE because that method is more likely to boot your PC properly.

When things go bad, you use the recovery CD to boot your PC.

When you are booted from the WinPE recovery CD, you will land in the Macrium interface and you use it to "restore" that image file you made previously. You can restore to your original C partition or to a brand new drive. You navigate to that image file and choose it within the Macrium interface.

If it works as advertised, you can then boot again from your hard drive and your C partition will be in the same state it was in on the day you made the image file.

It's not 100 percent reliable, but still high--probably 98%. If it doesn't work, your other choice is to do a clean install.

The advantage of image restoration is that it is quick and saves you a lot of time and trouble. The only disadvantages are that it is not 100 percent reliable and that it restores you only to the date of the image file--not to 10 minutes ago. So you should make a new image file fairly often.

Normally, you'd make a new image file perhaps once a month and you'd probably restore the most recent one you had.

The image files are fairly large--roughly half the size of the occupied space on C. You just store them on another drive like any other valuable file. Macrium image files will have an MRG extension.

The image file is of little use UNLESS it is "restored", so you have to know for sure that you can in fact boot from that recovery disk. Test it after you make it.
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10 Oct 2014   #5
philetus

Windows 7 Home Premium (2) Windows 7 Pro (1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by No mo View Post
Hi

I tried restoring my computer to an earlier restore point and it gave this error message:

"...did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: An unspecified error occurring during system restore. 0xc0000022"

I've tried the following:
  • restore in safe mode
  • restore in clean boot
  • run a sfc/scannow scan
  • run a chkdsk /f /r scan
Not really sure what to do now...
Go here and scroll down to the 1st to last post.I don't know if it will work, but if your dead in the water it's worth a try.
System Recovery Failed Error "0xc0000022" - Microsoft Community
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10 Oct 2014   #6
No mo

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks.
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10 Oct 2014   #7
No mo

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