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Windows 7: System restore disabled

06 Nov 2010   #1
jrchip01

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
System restore disabled

I have Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Noticed a few days ago that Windows updates were failing. After researching, I found out that this was because my system is unable to create restore points.

When I access System Properties, System Restore is grayed out and under "Available Drives" is a never-ending "Searching..." message. Further checking reveals that the hidden System Volume Information folder in the root contains 0 bytes.

How can I get System Restore to function again?


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06 Nov 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

System Restore - Enable or Disable

This should do it.
Let me know.
Any questions I'll try to answer.
Mike

Try Option 2 first.
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06 Nov 2010   #3
jrchip01

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
System Restore - Enable or Disable

This should do it.
Let me know.
Any questions I'll try to answer.
Mike

Try Option 2 first.
Mike:

Many thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, I can't use option 2, since I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I tried option one, and it did not help. I checked the Registry and found the key "DisableSR" with a data value of 0 as the Enable_System_Restore.reg file directs. I am going to boot and see if that helps.
I will let you know after the boot.

Chip
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06 Nov 2010   #4
jrchip01

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jrchip01 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
System Restore - Enable or Disable

This should do it.
Let me know.
Any questions I'll try to answer.
Mike

Try Option 2 first.
Mike:

Many thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, I can't use option 2, since I have Windows 7 Home Premium. I tried option one, and it did not help. I checked the Registry and found the key "DisableSR" with a data value of 0 as the Enable_System_Restore.reg file directs. I am going to boot and see if that helps.
I will let you know after the boot.

Chip
After boot, System Properties Available Drives tab still shows "Searching..."

Chip
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Sorry it didn't work.
I'll post for some added help.
If no response this evening try back in the morning.

I'm headed to bed after I post for more help.

Mike

Posted for more assistance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2010   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello and Welcome !

Do you have enough Disk space in C Drive ? Type Services in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running. Follow this article and see if that helps. System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

Hope this helps,
Captain
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