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Windows 7: Fix Restore Point Loss via Reset VSS

11 Feb 2016   #1
jptrkn

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Fix Restore Point Loss via Reset VSS

First time poster; please be gentle, I'm old

My system restore points keep disappearing and sometimes there is only one or none. I searched old posts and this one which fixed a similar problem:

"I had the same problem - System Restore points were beingdeleted after a reboot, and Volsnap errors were logged in the System event log.Here's how I fixed it:

1: Open a command prompt

2: Type Vssadmin list shadowstorage

3: Take note of what the shadow storage allocation is onthe drive you're having issues with, in my case it was C: and the allocationwas 18GB.

4: Change the allocation by using the Vssadmin command,syntax: vssadmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize=1G (whereMaxsize=the amount of disk space you've allocated to System Restore points. Inmy case it was 20 GB

5: In the case of the C: drive, the syntax would beVSSAdmin resize shadowstorage /On=C: /For=C: /Maxsize =20G

This worked for me, after increasing the size andrebooting my restore points were still intact and no longer being deleted."

So I ran Vss and got this and it doesn't look right. Is this the problem? Sorry for the crumby formatting and the unauthorized smilies. All help is appreciated.

C:\windows\system32>Vssadmin list shadowstorage

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrativecommand-line tool

(C) Copyright 2001-2005 Microsoft Corp.



Shadow Copy Storage association

For volumeC\\?\Volume{bc1b14e8-138f-11e1-b402-806e6f6e6963}\

Shadow CopyStorage volume: (C\\?\Volume{bc1b14e8-138f-11e1-b402-806e6f6e69

63}\

Used Shadow CopyStorage space: 3.274 GB (0%)

Allocated ShadowCopy Storage space: 5.13 GB (0%)

Maximum ShadowCopy Storage space: 74.169 GB (8%)



Shadow Copy Storage association

For volume\\?\Volume{bc1b14e7-138f-11e1-b402-806e6f6e6963}\)\\?\Volume{bc1

b14e7-138f-11e1-b402-806e6f6e6963}\

Shadow CopyStorage volume: (\\?\Volume{bc1b14e7-138f-11e1-b402-806e6f6e6963}

\)\\?\Volume{bc1b14e7-138f-11e1-b402-806e6f6e6963}\

Used Shadow CopyStorage space: 0 B (0%)

Allocated ShadowCopy Storage space: 0 B (0%)
MaximumShadow Copy Storage space: 320 MB (8%)

jptrkn


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11 Feb 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Run this command in an elevated command prompt. Maybe it can fix VSS.

"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation"

PS - If you are over 80, then you are older than me.
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