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Windows 7: System Restore fails

20 Feb 2009   #1
Camineet

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.


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20 Feb 2009   #2
Ex_Brit

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.
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20 Feb 2009   #3
Camineet

Build 7000
 
 

No, I am not dual booting. Thanks however for your attempted help.
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20 Feb 2009   #4
Ex_Brit

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
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20 Feb 2009   #5
scaramonga

 
 

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?
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20 Feb 2009   #6
Camineet

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.
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20 Feb 2009   #7
Camineet

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.
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20 Feb 2009   #8
Saltgrass

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?
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20 Feb 2009   #9
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you used any patches to remove the Watermark?
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20 Feb 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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