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Windows 7: Not able to set up system restore

22 Dec 2018   #1
Debby

Windows 7
 
 
Not able to set up system restore

Hi! I am not able to set up system restore function to my computer because I always get an error message when I try to do so. I just now finished restoring my computer with restore disks. But I always have trouble trying to turn on that function, after restarting it, because I always an error messages when I do. The laptop computer I am trying to do this on is a Lenovo Thinkpad SL510 laptop computer. I just now looked and it says that it is turned on but now, I'm surprised (as always) because I got an error message before it finally said it's turned on. Am I supposed to automatically expect an error message just comes on and to just make up my mind to automatically ignore it? And now I tried to configure how much space I want the Restore system to take, but I got the same result known from (repeated perennial) same error message I gotten before - multiple times in my past: " Could not apply the settings for the following reason: the file name, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect: (080007007B)". Do you know any way to fix this problem? Thanks!


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22 Dec 2018   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Hi Debby-

Did you run the check for updates after the new installation and install any/all updates that show up?
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23 Dec 2018   #3
Debby

Windows 7
 
 

No I haven't though I started them but then had to leave. That reminds me -I'll get them done now this morning! However, I've downloaded updates in the past and still had that problem. Anyhow, I'll keep trying for a while to fix the problem! Thanks for your efforts!
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24 Dec 2018   #4
Debby

Windows 7
 
 

I finished downloading all of the recommended updates plus the optional ones now. But I'm still unable to get rid of the error message whenever I try to move the slider to indicate more storage space for the restore system. Do you think my installations disks might be faulty? I bought them from online. Is it safer to make them myself, and if so, what do you think is the best procedure for doing so? Can they be made on ordinary blank DVDs?
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24 Dec 2018   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Debby,

Update System Specifications

Please update your system specifications in your UserCP => Edit System Spec setup. It will help us to help you!

This SevenForums tutorial [Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus] makes this task very easy and quick to do. Click here => System Info - See Your System Specs.

Thanks.
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24 Dec 2018   #6
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This problem happened to me before and it was do to software. Specifically a RAM drive software. Perhaps you have a software there that is doing this. Can you think back to when system restore worked and remember the last program you installed?

Something else you can try is sfc /scannow in command prompt.

Type cmd in search. Right click cmd and run as Admin. In the black box type sfc /scannow. Note the space between sfc and the /.
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24 Dec 2018   #7
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Debby-

Check this out-

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...ystem-restore/

Let us know if it helps.
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25 Dec 2018   #8
Debby

Windows 7
 
 
Not able to set up system restore successfully

Hi! I followed the advice about running Scannow: Something else you can try is sfc /scannow in command prompt. It went through a searching process, and at the end of it, said, "Windows Resource Protection checked - can't find any integrity violations C:windows\system327

In system protection settings, it does say they are all turned on, except for Lenovo Recovery, which I don't use, since I don't take system images of my computer - I prefer the recovery disks method of recovery. And though it says Windows Operating System is turned on, it says it is missing, which sounds questionable.

Again, although they say they are turned on, none of them got turned on without error message about wrong file,or etc. coming on. So I can't trust the on settings to be valid. Since I've tried to do restores in the past, and always got the message saying I had none.

As I said the other day, I recently recovered this computer again with my Restore disks.
If you can think of any other suggestions for me to try out for this problem, let me know. Thanks!
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25 Dec 2018   #9
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Would you provide a screen shot of the system protection screen?
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28 Dec 2018   #10
Debby

Windows 7
 
 

That computer is not able to take screenshots. Or at least I don't know how to enable it.
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