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Windows 7: System Restore

18 Nov 2011   #1

Windows Home Premium, 64 4.096 bit
System Restore

Good Morning (MST) Folks:

I require some assistance in regard to the titled subject, if you please.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, preinstalled, on a Dell Inspiron 620S.

I have no system restore function. In the System Protection window I have the three options (See attached snip #1), although the third option indicates that option 3 [OS(C)] is missing? When I attempt to configure any of these items, including the disk space allocation, I get a message informing me of error code 0X8007007B. (See attached snip #2).

I have also performed a reinstallation of the OS with the same result. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Powell Lucas

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System Restore-snip-1.png System Restore-snip-2.png 
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20 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

Why is this marked solved already?

It looks like you have the recovery highlighted on that screenshot, do you get that error on all three?

You can get rid of the missing one by clicking on it to highlight it and then the configure button, then turn off system protection,

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Everything I've ran across so far for that error code seems to point to that missing OS being there.

Let us know how it goes.
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20 Nov 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


It might help to see what Disk Management looks like.

Disk Management Windows 7 - How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7
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23 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Derek has it right as what's happened here is the Repair function of Win7 has recovered Win7 but left the earlier version SysRestore engaged causing a failure loop.

The solution is to highlight the Missing one as Derek says, then Turn it Off. Make sure the current C drive remains On.

I don't think Recovery should be On either since it should never have anything written to it which would need Restore. The rule of thumb is to leave Recovery alone, but I don't think it was set On in SysProtection to begin with so I'd turn it off myself.

Lee's idea to see a screenshot of your maximized DIsk Management drive map with listings is also important now with these anomalies. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu.
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