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Windows 7: I keep failing to Restore. Here is the Message. Any advice?

16 Nov 2011   #21
Kaktussoft

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why should you "repair your computer"? It boots up fine isn't it. There is only one problem:
-cannot restore to older restore points
just 1 restore point is corrupt! don't know why


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16 Nov 2011   #22
chrstdvd

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That is why I am asking before I do anything more. However, all the restore points other than the last one are unusable.
If you do not think it is a problem, then I am not going to worry with it.

This all started because I wanted to learn about Networking and I was tinkering with permissions and sharing. I had a home group set up, but there are no other computers in my house, just devices like phones that I wanted to stream to from the computer and between using my home WIFI; so I deleted the home group. If those devices are a part of the
network, they do not show up. Plus I am going to get a HD TV and media center soon and I wanted to learn how to share media from the computer to it.

I know the steps to set up a network but I do not understand what I am doing. That drives me nuts and I have to keep reading and tinkering trying to figure it all out.

Perhaps I could take some snippets and show you the things I do not comprehend and you could enlighten me.
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16 Nov 2011   #23
gregrocker

 

Sorry we were momentarily distracted from helping you with the problem at hand.

Please open an Elevated Command Prompt and run SFC -SCANNOW Command.

If you need to System Restore to the one working Restore Point, do it now because you need to turn off System Restore long enough to flush the System Volume Information file with a reboot. Then turn it back on and set disk usage as before: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Now run as normal for a few days, setting some Restore points to see how they work. System Restore Point - Create
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16 Nov 2011   #24
KathleenR

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
"system restore" restores your system (not documents) to an earlier day. It completes or it fails .... there is not something as a half restored system!! so don't be afraid

How do you restore documents and files?
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16 Nov 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

SysRestore will save your extant files in place in most cases. To recover files, back them up regularly.

Backup User and System Files
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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16 Nov 2011   #26
chrstdvd

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sorry we were momentarily distracted from helping you with the problem at hand.

Please open an Elevated Command Prompt and run SFC -SCANNOW Command.

If you need to System Restore to the one working Restore Point, do it now because you need to turn off System Restore long enough to flush the System Volume Information file with a reboot. Then turn it back on and set disk usage as before: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Now run as normal for a few days, setting some Restore points to see how they work. System Restore Point - Create
SFC /Scannow found no errors.

I decided to Google the error code 0X8000fff. I am not the only person with this problem. However after reading many posts, I stumbled upon this one that sums up every thing I am experiencing. It turns out I may not have a problem. I do not think I ever tried a restore on this computer until a few days ago, so what this man says may well be the case.

From this link:System Restore Error 0x80070005 - Microsoft Answers

"I manually created a restore point. Performing a system restore to this point works .
I cannot restore to a system created restore point. I can restore to a manually created restore point.
So this problem is due to limited access control list permission.
I cannot be the only one experiencing this!
Is there a tool for changing registry permissions to allow system restore to work to any point?"

I have created 3 manual restore points over the past few days, and can restore to each of them. I can not restore to a System created Restore point.

What do you think about a registry permissions like referenced above?

Thanks for all your help, even without being able to restore I have fixed everything that I wanted and do not need to restore now. Ha!
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16 Nov 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

System Restore should work correctly. If SFC scan now didn't repair it, then follow the other steps given.
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16 Nov 2011   #28
chrstdvd

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I did/am. I turned off protection as you instructed and restarted the computer and then turned it back on. Now I am using it a few days to see what happens.
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16 Nov 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

Keep us posted.
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19 Nov 2011   #30
chrstdvd

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, it has been two days. After I turned off System Restore off and restarted the computer and then turned Restore back on, I looked and I had only 3 restore points left to use all from the 10/29 time and they were "system". I created a new restore point at that time which made the other three disappear. I now only have one restore point available, the one I created on 11/17 a "manual". Computer is operating normally but it has not created any restore points yet to test.
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