Quote: Originally Posted by SJMaye
I recently had a power outage while Windows 7 (x64) was loading. System booted up fine. I went to do a system restore, but could not. When I go to select a restore point is says, "System Protection is turned off". I never turned it off and it will not let me turn it on. The C:\ clearly shows protection is turned on, but when I select system restore it says it is turned off.
I think I read most of the posts here on this issue, but no go. What I have tried:
- Manually create restore point- Works fine. Repeated many times.
- Turned System Protection Off and then back On- No difference
- Ran WMI.bet- No change
- Deleted all restore points- No change
- Ran VSS List Shadows- Got hits even though I had deleted all restore points
- Verified VSS is on- I have seen posts to say set to manual and set to auto. I have done both. No difference.
- SFC /SCANNOW- Found no integrity violations
- Tried to do a Repair Install- Cannot. I am running SP1. Comes back saying it cannot be done.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
I won't say I have an answer for you.
Just to state a point or 2.......
1. How did you turn System Protection on ?
Did you use this tutorial ? System Restore - Enable or Disable
2. You should now create ANOTHER system repair disc With SP1. ( I am assuming you created a system repair disc before SP1 installed ).
3. To be on the safe side, run a full virus scan with your security program.
4. Do a disk check which is to look for bad sectors etc. It will repair them if any found. Disk Check
I'd suggest that you use Option Two.
Personally, this is how I do disk check...... Start button > in the search box, type cmd > look up to top left, right click at cmd.exe > click Run As Administrator > at the black and white window, at the flashing prompt, copy and paste this command line ..... chkdsk /f/r > press Enter key > you will see a message that says it cannot do it right now, but do you want to do it at restart ( I am paraphrasing ) > type Y as in yes > press Enter > exit cmd window > restart your computer. Disk check will start running at startup > do not shut the computer down > it will take quite some time > just wait > the computer will restart when it is done.