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

21 Jan 2017   #1
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 
What is the exe that controls System Restore?

Seeing as how nobody has been able to comment on my post here:
System Restore - major problem
...perhaps someone can tell me which file or files control the System Restore process?
It's occurred to me that there may be some damage that I can circumvent by copying the necessary exe\s from another functional system.

Anyone?

Oh, and yes, I've done sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r several times but IMHO these processes don't always work. Copying functional exes have several times got me out of a hole.


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21 Jan 2017   #2
Callender

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

I'm not expert on this but FYI:

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

One app I use shows this info:
What is the exe that controls System Restore?-system-repair.jpg


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21 Jan 2017   #3
Callender

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

Also re: your windows is configuring updates issue. If it happened unexpectedly it suggests something screwed up. Possibly WINSXS related. Try advanced disk cleanup and include windows update cleanup.

Disk Cleanup : Extended

or you can just use command lines:
C:\Windows\System32\cleanmgr.exe sagerun:1
C:\Windows\System32\cleanmgr.exe sageset:1

The first one selects cleanup settings and the second one runs them.

When finished reboot and run chkdsk /r /f

If you still get windows update issues you might have to reset windows update components.
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21 Jan 2017   #4
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Thanks, Callender. I'll try your suggestions and come back.
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21 Jan 2017   #5
Callender

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

Someone else reported that checking that there are no invalid drives listed here might help:
What is the exe that controls System Restore?-system-properties.jpg


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22 Jan 2017   #6
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Hi Callender. There are no invalid drives listed, but that's a good call.

Coincidentally, I had one of these phantoms show up recently. (This was several days after System Restore had disappeared so it's not significant :-))

I'd started backing up stuff, just in case I had to do a reinstall. In the process, I wanted to clone one SATA HDD to another. I've always used Acronis 'Migrate Easy' for this, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth now, so I thought I'd try something else. Looked around at choices and ended up with AOMEI Back-Upper 6. Really good GUI and worked a treat. Only thing was, on reboot, there was a new 384MB drive in MyComputer. I asked AOMEI's forum about it but nobody seemed to have a clue. So I just deleted it. No problems since.

Well, no additional ones, anyway. Haven't tried your suggestions yet, still preparing for the apocalypse, LOL.
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22 Jan 2017   #7
Callender

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

Well for what it's worth personally make regular system image backups and keep a few months worth plus a few older ones including one made after a fresh install (after updating everything) using Macrium Reflect and if I ever get a hard to fix problem I just make a current image then restore an old working one then mount the "current image" and copy any changed/ missing personal and important files across.
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22 Jan 2017   #8
Callender

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

To answer your original question. I can identify these files but it may not be a full list:

rstrui.exe - the main one
srdelayed.exe
srclient.dll
srrstr.dll
srhelper.dll
srcore.dll
srclient.dll
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22 Jan 2017   #9
teckneeculler

Win7Ultimate
 
 

Ha, you're one of the few people I've come across who actually DO restore images. Successfully.
Most PC users seem to just think about it, like, 'Oh, it's so reassuring to know I've got that backup'.
Or they actually do it, screw it up and never try again. Just call the computer guy, lol.

Maybe, after I've done the reinstall (if it's really unavoidable) I'll talk to you again about Macrium Reflect and get some pointers about your method. How big are your images? I think I need some more storage...

Re those System Restore files, thanks for the research. I'll keep that option as a last resort.
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22 Jan 2017   #10
Callender

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

I use an older version of Macrium Reflect. Currently my windows partition shows 45.3 GB used and a compressed backup of that partition is around 29 GB
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