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Windows 7: Can't turn on System restore

08 Jan 2015   #1
lofquist

Windiws 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can't turn on System restore

I have a Thinkpad T400 running Windows 7 Ultimate

I have been getting a windows system crash about once a day now.

I have run Malwarebytes & Spybot S&D, no problems detected

I tried to restore to a prior point and discovered that system restore had been turned off. Not sure how that happened.

I tried turning it back on and received the following error message:

There was an unexpected error in the property page:

The file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
(0x8007007B)

Please close the property page and try again.

When I do I get the same message. Is this tied to the system crashes?

Any help will be appreciated.

Brian


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08 Jan 2015   #2
richc46

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You are off to a good start, but you need to run an anti virus. MB and Spybot look for something different.
Download and scan with Avast, Panda or Security Essentials and then use them regularly.
If that turns up negative, run an SFC scan
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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08 Jan 2015   #3
lofquist

Windiws 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry, I also ran Microsoft Security Essentials the same time I ran the other scans. No issues detected.

I ran the system file checker, it didn't find any integrity violations.
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08 Jan 2015   #4
richc46

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Boot in safe mode, do you freeze? Any other problems?
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09 Jan 2015   #5
lofquist

Windiws 7 Home Premium
 
 

Nothing froze. But it didn't find anything either. Should I run it in Safe mode?
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09 Jan 2015   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Yes, run for a while in safe mode. If you do not have problems, we may be able to solve this for you.
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17 Jan 2015   #7
lofquist

Windiws 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have been running the laptop in safe mode for a few days now. Without any crashes. I also ran an SFC Scan in safe mode. It didn't find anything.

On a side note Internet Explorer 11 had become completely unstable.
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17 Jan 2015   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If it runs in safe mode, it probably will work with a clean boot. If it does put the services back one at a time to find the cause.
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17 Jan 2015   #9
lofquist

Windiws 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sorry, is that different than just rebooting the laptop?
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17 Jan 2015   #10
richc46

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Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

I meant to give you the link. Here it is
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