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Windows 7: What is the exe that controls System Restore?

22 Jan 2017   #11
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

And a 'restored' image boots and performs normally?


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22 Jan 2017   #12
Callender

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

I just boot from Macrium Rescue USB and choose the image to restore and the drive to restore it onto. It's never let me down yet. I have "Boot Over-ride" option in BIOS that let's me choose any listed device for next boot only so that's handy.
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22 Jan 2017   #13
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

And a 'restored' image boots and performs normally?
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22 Jan 2017   #14
Callender

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

It always has done for me.
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31 Jan 2017   #15
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Here's a heads-up on my faulty System Restore issue.

I'm starting to suspect that I might have caused this problem myself.

In February last year I built a new computer. After configuring it I decided I needed a decent app to regularly backup the OS, so I installed Acronis True Image 2016. I've never been particularly keen on this sort of software, having tried a few over the years, but the Acronis blurb sounded good so I decided to give it a go.

To cut the story short, I'd had enough of True Image by October 2016, so I decided to dump it. But, for some unknown reason, the uninstall was proving difficult, so I lost patience and ripped out the app folder. Then did a RegSeeker registry search-and-delete for all Acronis-related entries. Then ran Acronis Cleaner to flush out any remnants of the software that might be lurking in the dungeons.

(Should have done that first, of course :-))

Today, after hours of searching for clues as to why System Restore won't run, I came across several website discussions that mentioned System Restore and other Windows problems being caused by imaging apps, specifically the fact that when imaging software is uninstalled, it sometimes fails to re-associate Volume Shadow Copy (and possibly other files) with their original controllers.

So all I can think of right now is to reinstall ATI, work it for a day or so to see if it runs properly, then uninstall it correctly.

Comments?
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01 Feb 2017   #16
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

bit of info

ALL imaging programs use the VSS system to create images, if thats corrupt then the image fails as well.
note VSS uses the MBR partition, so if thats less than 20% free, the restore operation will also likely fail.

Also check task schudeler prior to reinstall from your earlier set-up


Roy
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01 Feb 2017   #17
Callender

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

Related thread possibly?

Suddenly, VSS mis-behaving
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02 Feb 2017   #18
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Callender, but I don't think so. Apparently it was just a config problem that he later fixed.

Mine's a bit different. System Restore won't run, even though it looks like it's trying to.

But in Safe Mode it doesn't appear to even exist.
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02 Feb 2017   #19
Callender

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

Okay here's a long shot. Take a look at the list of files that are included in this update:

https://support.microsoft.com/fi-fi/...er-2008-r2-sp1

Rstrui.exe
Srclient.dll
Srcore.dll

Maybe try installing the update or even uninstalling it if it is already present then reinstall it.

Note: Personally I'd disable system restore "turn off for all drives" before trying to install the update.
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02 Feb 2017   #20
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Callender, I'll check it out.

However, I think I might have been correct about True Image taking control of Volume Shadow Copy and not relinquishing control because I ripped out the ATI installation folder.

I say this because I just installed a trial version of ATI 2017 and told it to create a backup (the files are labeled .tib) and it did so. Which seems to indicate that the Volume Shadow Copy system is intact and functional. But not controllable by Windows.
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