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Windows 7: System Restore fails

13 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
System Restore fails

I have tried several system restores. Each time, I get the following error (from event viewer):
The restore point selected was damaged or deleted during the restore (Windows Update).
I have been searching my system for sr.inf but cannot find it. Where can it be hiding? (And, yes, my folder options are set to allow me to see both hidden and system files.)

Any suggestions - would really like to do a restore.

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13 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRoston View Post
I have tried several system restores. Each time, I get the following error (from event viewer):
The restore point selected was damaged or deleted during the restore (Windows Update).
I have been searching my system for sr.inf but cannot find it. Where can it be hiding? (And, yes, my folder options are set to allow me to see both hidden and system files.)

Any suggestions - would really like to do a restore.
GR

What is the sr.inf file? Its not on my system either and the only reference I can find to it in google is for XP machines?
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13 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Maybe that is the answer...
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13 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Just tried restoring from safe mode - failed in the same way. Is there an option other than 'Reapir Install'? That sounds almost like a nuclear option...
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13 Mar 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a good look at the tutorial at the link below.

Startup Repair



Have you tried this yet, I can't remember.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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13 Mar 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRoston View Post
I have tried several system restores. Each time, I get the following error (from event viewer):
The restore point selected was damaged or deleted during the restore (Windows Update).
I have been searching my system for sr.inf but cannot find it. Where can it be hiding? (And, yes, my folder options are set to allow me to see both hidden and system files.)

Any suggestions - would really like to do a restore.
Are you trying to restore to just one point in time, or does it do this for all restore points you have?

Suggestion above me SFC /SCANNOW is a good one.

Startup repair by inserting Win 7 disk.
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13 Mar 2010   #7
whs

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open elevated Command Prompt and paste this command in: vssadmin list shadows - that will show you the restore points (shadows). Maybe there are none.

Another point: do you have Norton running? If yes, see this: http://www.realgeek.com/forums/syste...ty-474180.html
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