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Windows 7: system restore stopped working

10 Jun 2010   #1
mredavis

windows 7
 
 
system restore stopped working

My system restore on Windows 7 was working. A few days ago I tried using it and I got an error message 0x80071A90: system restore could not restore the system to that restore point. I tried all the restore points and got the same message. I ran scannow which fixed some corrupted files but it did not fix the system restore. It will restore in safe mode but in safe mode you can't undo a restore so I don't want to use it.


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10 Jun 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Usually caused by file corruption

Type cmd in search (right click when it appears)
type sfc /scannow in the cmd prompt

Let us know what happens
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10 Jun 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mredavis, welcome to Seven Forums!



The next step would be to do a startup repair, if you have a Windows install disk have a look at the tutorial at the first link below, if not have a look at the second link below; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
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12 Jun 2010   #4
mredavis

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Usually caused by file corruption

Type cmd in search (right click when it appears)
type sfc /scannow in the cmd prompt

Let us know what happens
I tried this again - no corrupted file problems
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12 Jun 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Read post by BFK above
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12 Jun 2010   #6
mredavis

windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=Bare Foot Kid;780396]Hello mredavis, welcome to Seven Forums!



I did the startup repair - the system restore was only showing one restore point, an automatic one at 12:01 am this morning. I tried restoring to it and it worked. However, it would not undo the restore. I got that same error message again.
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12 Jun 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Am reluctant to give this advice, because you will lose all of your restore points. In your case there is nothing to lose. This actually works about 50% of the time. Turn off restore, turn off computer, reboot and cross fingers.
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12 Jun 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Am reluctant to give this advice, because you will lose all of your restore points. In your case there is nothing to lose. This actually works about 50% of the time. Turn off restore, turn off computer, reboot and cross fingers.


This is actually a good idea, after you have system restore re-set have a look at the link below for an easy way to create restore points at will, especially option A 4 Be sure to keep us informed how it sorts out.


How to Automatically Create A System Restore Point at Startup



You may also check to see that enough space is reserved to system restore.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
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13 Jun 2010   #9
mredavis

windows 7
 
 

still the same result as last time - I can restore to a previous point but it will not undo the restore.
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13 Jun 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Why do you keep trying to un-do the restores?
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