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Windows 7: System restore fails - 0x80070005

04 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cliff Jones View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
i had this problem, turned out my AV was blocking it, have you tried restoring from Safe Mode?

Norton is notorius for not turning off properly, even if youv disabled everything
Don't know about "Safe Mode"
when booting your PC spam F8 your pc should boot into Safe Mode.... (key may be different.... for instance on mine i have to press F5 then F8 when it loads to find Safe Mode check your documentation if these 2 dont work)

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04 Jan 2010   #12

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

I find that it is much easier to make an image of the system drive and keep it up to date rather than depend on system restore... if something does go wrong, it is a simple matter of restoring the image ...
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27 May 2014   #13

Windows 8.1- 64 bit
System restore Error-0x80070005

Hs this been repoted to Microsoft? It can be a bug in the OS with large drives. MS should fix it and issue a Windows update.

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26 Apr 2015   #14
phuoc thiet

win7 ult 64-bit
system restore error 0x80070005 (SR can't access a file)

This is a security problem. I have been able to fix it by doing the following things:

1) Go to C:\System Volume Information, right click it then click Properties
2) In the General tab, clear the box Read Only in Attributes, then click Apply
3) Click the Security tab and click Continue
4) Create an Administrators group (if necessary) and give it Full control
5) Click OK to get out, then make a manual Restore Point (e.g. TestSR)
6) Test the new restore point to see if SR now works OK.

Hope this will fix the problem for you, as it did for me. Thanks.
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29 Apr 2015   #15

Windows 8.1- 64 bit
System Restore Error-0x80070005

I do not experience the problem any longer with my windows 8.1 pc. I think all the updates I have received and installed from Microsoft have cured the bug

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