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Windows 7: Unable to configure restore points - Error 0x800707B

28 Dec 2009   #1
hallydai

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Unable to configure restore points - Error 0x800707B

After restoring my new laptop back to factory settings (to fix problem I was having with MSE), I find that I am now unable to configure my restore points. I am trying to increase the storage space so I can have several restore points. When I click 'Apply' or 'Okay' after changing the space allocation, the following error appears:

"The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect. Error 0x800707B"

The following drives appear in the Restore Config window with Restore set to 'On':

System_DRV
Windows7_OS(C:)(System)
Windows7_OS(C:)(Missing) -- this seems odd to me

For background info, I restored to factory settings and added MSE and then other programs one-by-one. After programs were re-installed, I restored my data from the previous night's backup. Everything is working fine and there are no system errors that I can see.

Would anyone have any insights on this problem?


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28 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hallydai View Post
After restoring my new laptop back to factory settings (to fix problem I was having with MSE), I find that I am now unable to configure my restore points. I am trying to increase the storage space so I can have several restore points. When I click 'Apply' or 'Okay' after changing the space allocation, the following error appears:

"The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect. Error 0x800707B"

The following drives appear in the Restore Config window with Restore set to 'On':

System_DRV
Windows7_OS(C(System)
Windows7_OS(C(Missing) -- this seems odd to me

For background info, I restored to factory settings and added MSE and then other programs one-by-one. After programs were re-installed, I restored my data from the previous night's backup. Everything is working fine and there are no system errors that I can see.

Would anyone have any insights on this problem?
Turn off SR, you can read help to find out how.
Turn off computer
Boot up
Turn on SR
May not work, but it does 3 out of the 5 times the problem was on this board.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2009   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

try recommendations of richc46 and report back.

for more help on how to turn System restore off and on:
System Protection - Turn On or Off
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28 Dec 2009   #4
hallydai

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks, guys. I will do this as soon as my iphone backup/sync finishes, which I think will be a while, and report back.

Sorry for not checking the boards first. Will do that next time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2009   #5
hallydai

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

You guys ROCK! That solved my problem. Wish all problems were that easy :-)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hallydai View Post
You guys ROCK! That solved my problem. Wish all problems were that easy :-)
You made our day too. We are here to serve.
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