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Windows 7: System Restore fails

20 Feb 2009   #1

Build 7000
 
 
System Restore fails

I can create restore points, but cannot perform system restores from them.

Windows reports that the restore failed, and that no files or settings were changed.

I have attempted to reinstall system restore by right clicking sr.inf in the windows/inf folder, but the sr.inf file is not there even after telling Windows to show hidden files and folders, and to not hide extensions for known file types.

I have tried locating sr.inf on my build 7000 dvd, but can't find it.

If I can't somehow find a copy of Windows 7 sr.inf in order to reinstall System Restore, then I cannot think of any other option than to repair the Windows 7 installation. It would be nice if this weren't necessary.

If anyone can suggest any other solutions, it would be greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #2

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Are you dual booting with XP or Vista by any chance? If so, read here: System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

Just substitute OS's as appropriate, the same principle applies.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #3

Build 7000
 
 

No, I am not dual booting. Thanks however for your attempted help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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20 Feb 2009   #4

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Then you may wish to try a repair install: Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #5

 
 

Have you tried turning OFF system restore, including the running service, and then restarting system restore? You will lose all created restore points, but worth a shot?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #6

Build 7000
 
 

Yep, I tried that. No luck. Thanks. I really think I need to reinstall System Restore by right-clicking on sr.inf as has been detailed in many forums. But as I said, my system has no sr.inf file. Please keep the suggestions coming. Many Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #7

Build 7000
 
 

Yes, I also plan to do a Repair Install. But it would be nice if that weren't necessary. Please keep the suggestions coming. Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I assume the program is running normally until you try to restore. Maybe if you went through your steps you use to create a restore, including which drive you are using, and then the actual restore attempt, someone would see something causing a problem. Make sure and include the amount of free space on the drives.

Any messages in Event Viewer around the time of your attempted restores?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you used any patches to remove the Watermark?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2009   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I have the same problem n I have already removed the watermark.
So MrGrim, is this causing this problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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