My Win 7 was installed in February 2010 and at first I could use System Restore without problems. However, after some time it stopped working due to unknown reasons and now when I try to do a System Restore it looks as if it is going to be OK, but when it restarts I see the following error message:
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed.
System Restore failed while mounting the registry from the restore point. An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x800703f1)
You can try System Restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try advanced recovery method. For more information, see What is Recovery?
I tried to fix it by doing the following things:
1) Perform SFC /SCANNOW
it returns the following message:
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of th
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
and nothing gets better regarding System Restore.
2) Do System Restore from Safe Mode:
This doesn't help at all, i.e. it returns the same message as always. "Repair Windows Install" option does not help either.
3) I tried to uninstall my antivirus program (Avira Antivir) because I read somewhere that antivirus programs can cause this error with system restore. Unfortunately it didn't help.
Does someone have an idea what I can do to enable System Restore again on my Win 7? I have a rather unpleasant problem with media files described in this thread
and I'd hate to have to do a clean install of Windows 7 because of it alone.
All suggestions and help are welcome.