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Windows 7: System restore fails - 0x80070005

30 Dec 2009   #1
Cliff Jones

Windows 7
 
 
System restore fails - 0x80070005

In an effort to resolve my problem with Fotopic (see my other posts) I undertook a System Restore to a point where I believe Fotopic was working ok
Despite disabling all Norton settings, I have been unable to achieve a System Restore - unspecified error 0x80070005
Can SKS help me please
Cheers
Cliff


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30 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Check your restore drive. Large enough? Almost all used? Let us know.
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31 Dec 2009   #3
Cliff Jones

Windows 7
 
 

Erm - how do I do that?
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31 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Click on you computer icon. You will see the drives. The restore drive is a drive other than C. Take a look at how many gb total and how much used.
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31 Dec 2009   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

i had this problem, turned out my AV was blocking it, have you tried restoring from Safe Mode?

Norton is notorius for not turning off properly, even if youv disabled everything
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31 Dec 2009   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi, Welcome to SF,

You could try these step

1. Click Start then Computer.
On the Tools menu Then or Organize Folder Options.
On the View tab, click “Show hidden files and folders”.
Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change.
Click OK.
Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Properties.
If the Read-only attibutes is checked, uncheck it and click, OK
Now try creating a restore point.

Warning: Remember to hide the hidden System Files when done.

2. This error might occurs because the recovery partition is enabled for File Backup or System Restore and is almost full. To work around this, do not select D:\ as a backup source. Also, go to System Protection in Control Panel and make sure that D:\ is not enabled for restore points.

3. Also try to reboot the Computer in Selective Startup with all the Protection Disabled

4. Type Services in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running and set on Automatic. If the Status of System Restore Service is not Started, Start it. Also set it on Automatic if it is not. A reboot may be required. Reconfirm again, and now try

5. Reset the Repository.
Boot into Safe Mode without networking and open a command prompt as administrator.
Now Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service
Next go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the repository folder to repositoryold
Restart.
Now again open a command prompt as administrator, type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Next Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
Restart.Now see if you can create a System Restore Point manually. Hope some of this helps.

Hope this helps
Captain
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01 Jan 2010   #7
Cliff Jones

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Click on you computer icon. You will see the drives. The restore drive is a drive other than C. Take a look at how many gb total and how much used.
Only see C:
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01 Jan 2010   #8
Cliff Jones

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
i had this problem, turned out my AV was blocking it, have you tried restoring from Safe Mode?

Norton is notorius for not turning off properly, even if youv disabled everything
Don't know about "Safe Mode"
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01 Jan 2010   #9
Cliff Jones

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hi, Welcome to SF,

You could try these step

1. Click Start then Computer.
On the Tools menu Then or Organize Folder Options.
On the View tab, click “Show hidden files and folders”.
Clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the change.
Click OK.
Right-click the System Volume Information folder in the root folder, and then click Properties.
If the Read-only attibutes is checked, uncheck it and click, OK
Now try creating a restore point.

Warning: Remember to hide the hidden System Files when done.

2. This error might occurs because the recovery partition is enabled for File Backup or System Restore and is almost full. To work around this, do not select D:\ as a backup source. Also, go to System Protection in Control Panel and make sure that D:\ is not enabled for restore points.

3. Also try to reboot the Computer in Selective Startup with all the Protection Disabled

4. Type Services in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running and set on Automatic. If the Status of System Restore Service is not Started, Start it. Also set it on Automatic if it is not. A reboot may be required. Reconfirm again, and now try

5. Reset the Repository.
Boot into Safe Mode without networking and open a command prompt as administrator.
Now Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service
Next go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the repository folder to repositoryold
Restart.
Now again open a command prompt as administrator, type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Next Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
Restart.Now see if you can create a System Restore Point manually. Hope some of this helps.

Hope this helps
Captain

Thanks for all that - it all looks far too complex for my brain, I'm afraid
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01 Jan 2010   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you can make a system image and put it on a separte hard drive do it now.
When done turn off system restore
Turn off computer
Boot up
Turn on system restore

I have helped several people with system restore problems, turning on and off solved the problem for about half of them. Make the system image, first. You need a way to get back, if necessary and turning off system restore will cause you to lose your restore points.

If you do not know how to turn off system restore, go to help and support, by the start menu, and type in system restore.
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