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Windows 7: System Restore Not Working - Windows 7 x64


26 Nov 2009   #1
fatherb

windows 7 64
 
 
System Restore Not Working - Windows 7 x64

hi all,

My system protection system restore function is not working. The options in the system protection tab are greyed out.

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The service starts and then stops. This is affecting installing and uninstalling programs. Most programs attempt to do a system restore before installing or uninstalling and they will just hang until the system restore feature gives up.

The event viewer is giving these errors:

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Views: 621
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I wonder if it has something to do with x64 ? Should the image path in regedit be set to the vss in syswow64 or system32?

Thanks for any help you can give.

fatherb




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26 Nov 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Go to Start > Run,. and type services.msc.

Scroll down until you see Volume Shadow copy and make sue it'd stated
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26 Nov 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatherb View Post
hi all,

My system protection system restore function is not working. The options in the system protection tab are greyed out.

Attachment 38715

The service starts and then stops. This is affecting installing and uninstalling programs. Most programs attempt to do a system restore before installing or uninstalling and they will just hang until the system restore feature gives up.

The event viewer is giving these errors:

Attachment 38714

I wonder if it has something to do with x64 ? Should the image path in regedit be set to the vss in syswow64 or system32?

Thanks for any help you can give.

fatherb
Make sure that you have enough space on your hard drive to make the copies. If you do, turn it off, then back on again. That will reset it and hopefully correct the problem.
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20 Jan 2011   #4
Hookmeup

 
System Restore Error (0x810000203

Thanks For The Help ,

I have the same issue ,The system restore was and when it does it gives me this error .
I am running windows home premium 64 bit ,4 gigs of ram and 600 gigs hard drive ,I just bought it a week ago .thanks
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18 Feb 2012   #5
AsokAsus

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'm going to add my two cents worth here. I've tried to utilize System Restore on multiple client computers over the past year to try an back over acquired viruses and for other issues. On all of these Windows 7 computers, System Restore NEVER worked! Not once! And I've almost never had a failure of System Restore on an XP or Vista system!


In my opinion, Microsoft totally screwed the pooch with Windows 7 System Restore.
One other data point. When System Restore failed on my own Windows 7 computer, I uninstalled Avira Antivir (Version 12), and then after rebooting, lo and behold, System Restore worked! I strongly suspect that System Restore will fail on any Windows 7 computer that has avira antivir installed.


As as an aside, as far as I'm concerned antivir and the rest are worse than useless. They do not stop viruses from being installed, but they do produce large numbers of false alarms and interminably interfere with legitimate operations. I've dropped antivirus programs asstotally from my system and run my daily work from a Standard/Limited account that has been further locked down by locking .exe (and other) file association hooks, as well as locking several other commonly invaded hooks that have no business being in a Standard/Limited account in the first place.
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06 May 2012   #6
GrandServer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
SFC?

Have you tried running sfc.exe? 1.Open command prompt with Administrator privileges by right clicking on it. 2. type sfc /scannow and let it scan. It will take a while. Also do it a second and possibly third time because it doesn't fix everything in one single scan. Good luck.
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08 May 2012   #7
rpurcell

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

GrandServer, could you give more info on sfc.exe? What exactly does that do?
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08 May 2012   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
It merely checks for errors and then will fix them if possible.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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08 May 2012   #9
GrandServer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpurcell View Post
GrandServer, could you give more info on sfc.exe? What exactly does that do?
It is a piece of software built in in Windows that checks for the system itself for missing files and errors and repairs it. You can search sfc /scannow on this website. It is here:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Also don't forget that after running it, it will say if any errors were encountered. If there was, you are going to restart the computer and do it as many times as it takes until it doesn't show any more errors encountered. Try that.
Also, if this doesn't solve it you could have a virus. I recommend a one-time full scan with Microsoft Security Essentials. Good luck.
I have to tell you. My system restore doesn't work either. When I put it to restore it stays forever on a looping windows screen saying it is doing the work. It stayed for 3 hours before I shut it down. Therefore, the only way I can get my Windows 7 restored is through a Windows 7 disk. Try that if you have the same problem as I do LATER ON. Good luck!
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