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Windows 7: [URGENT] System Restore

28 Dec 2009   #1
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
[URGENT] System Restore

Alright, Windows Live Essentials wasn't working so I wanted to run the uninstaller. The uninstaller wasn't working so I used Revo Uninstaller to do a forced uninstall, in short form it wasn't removed it was just removed from my start menu etc..

I wanted to do a system restore but when I do it I get this...


[URGENT] System Restore-error.png

I think I'm screwed, I've made a few changes to the registry like shutdown speed but thats it.

+ Rep




My System SpecsSystem Spec
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28 Dec 2009   #2
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
Alright, Windows Live Essentials wasn't working so I wanted to run the uninstaller. The uninstaller wasn't working so I used Revo Uninstaller to do a forced uninstall, in short form it wasn't removed it was just removed from my start menu etc..

I wanted to do a system restore but when I do it I get this...


Attachment 44152

I think I'm screwed, I've made a few changes to the registry like shutdown speed but thats it.

+ Rep
Hi Mitchell Eve!

1. Go to device manager and from the View menu enable "Show Hidden Devices"

2. Go to "Storage Volume Shadow Copies" devices , then delete (uninstall) all the "Generic Volume......." devices

3. Then restart your PC and after restart go to system protection and wait for Vista to create the devices you have deleted before the boot.

Try restoring now.

Thanks,
ZeshanA
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My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
Alright, Windows Live Essentials wasn't working so I wanted to run the uninstaller. The uninstaller wasn't working so I used Revo Uninstaller to do a forced uninstall, in short form it wasn't removed it was just removed from my start menu etc..

I wanted to do a system restore but when I do it I get this...


Attachment 44152

I think I'm screwed, I've made a few changes to the registry like shutdown speed but thats it.

+ Rep
Lets try to get SR up and running. Turn off system restore, then turn off the computer. Finally, boot up and turn on SR. It may be working. Let me know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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28 Dec 2009   #4
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, MitchelEve. Did you try an earlier restore point, as suggested in the System Restore error message? I suggest doing that first before the other suggested steps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Dec 2009   #5
MitchellEve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Went into start up repair, computers working now. Not sure if system restore is I'll try it now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
Alright, Windows Live Essentials wasn't working so I wanted to run the uninstaller. The uninstaller wasn't working so I used Revo Uninstaller to do a forced uninstall, in short form it wasn't removed it was just removed from my start menu etc..

I wanted to do a system restore but when I do it I get this...


Attachment 44152

I think I'm screwed, I've made a few changes to the registry like shutdown speed but thats it.

+ Rep

Lets try to get SR up and running. Turn off system restore, then turn off the computer. Finally, boot up and turn on SR. It may be working. Let me know.
Umm, you do realize that if he turns off System Restore, all restore points will be deleted and his chances of doing a restore will be zero, right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #7
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MitchellEve View Post
Alright, Windows Live Essentials wasn't working so I wanted to run the uninstaller. The uninstaller wasn't working so I used Revo Uninstaller to do a forced uninstall, in short form it wasn't removed it was just removed from my start menu etc..

I wanted to do a system restore but when I do it I get this...


Attachment 44152

I think I'm screwed, I've made a few changes to the registry like shutdown speed but thats it.

+ Rep

Lets try to get SR up and running. Turn off system restore, then turn off the computer. Finally, boot up and turn on SR. It may be working. Let me know.
Umm, you do realize that if he turns off System Restore, all restore points will be deleted and his chances of doing a restore will be zero, right?
Nice save

ZeshanA
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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