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Windows 7: Can't Enable System restore

27 Jan 2010   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I am puzzled !!

alme1304 - those files look like they come from the System File Checker. Looks like it did repair something. I was asking that you run vssadmin list shadows and see whether there are any restore points on your C.

Richard, what is the significance of this in the context ???

Quote:
2. This error might occurs because the recovery partition is enabled for File Backup or System Restore and is almost full. To work around this, do not select D:\ as a backup source. Also, go to System Protection in Control Panel and make sure that D:\ is not enabled for restore points.
System is not working, there is a problem, but where? Could it be that system is not deleting the old points to make room for the new, or drive is full? . I really do not know.
Just coming up with different scenarios, which of course could prove to be incorrect. I find this problem very interesting and have posted everything that I have, to solve it.


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27 Jan 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Understand Richard. But I did not gather any problems with the recovery partition from the previous posts. But the passage I quoted from your posting is very true. A lot of people get into trouble because they don't change the drive letter for file backup and are all amazed when they get a "red" D. And all of that because the OEMs are too cheap to give people a recovery disk.
The OP should run vssadmin to find out how his shadow situation is.
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27 Jan 2010   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Your last post is correct, Wolfgang, but

as I said, I am just throwing everything I have and see if it sticks.

BTW, how you doing. Not much contact?
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27 Jan 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am doing fine, thanks for asking. I am waiting for warm weather - in FL of all places.
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28 Jan 2010   #15
alme1304

Seven
 
 

Ok, just a theory here but, since my C partition was completely fuller not too long ago it could have disabled some system settings, but it never re-enabled them when I changed the partition size? It doesn't explain why I can't enable it now tho...

Also, what is "vssadmin list shadows" not sure I know what it means

as of right now I haven't tried the options I'll post something later tomorrow
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28 Jan 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

vssadmin list shadows - that is a command in elevated cmd which will list all shadows (restore points) of all disks/partitions on your system. Type cmd into start/search, right click on the cmd.exe above and go to "Run as administrator". That will open a little black window into which you paste the vssadmin command and hit Enter. Expand the black window so that you can see things and look for all entries for C (they are dated) - those are your restore points.
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28 Jan 2010   #17
alme1304

Seven
 
 

ok, so I ran the command and this is what it spat at me
"No items found that satisfy the query."

I'm assuming I don't have any restore points...and that I can't make them either
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28 Jan 2010   #18
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alme1304 View Post
ok, so I ran the command and this is what it spat at me
"No items found that satisfy the query."

I'm assuming I don't have any restore points...and that I can't make them either
That's what it sounds like, and since you can't enable it you can't make them.

You might want to try that Repair Install
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23 Mar 2011   #19
IceSmacker

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Solving Restore problem

HI.. i have windows 7 32 bit OS and by default the system restore should be ON. But in fact, when i wanted to restore my PC to an earlier date...it was off and i was unable to use the system restore settings.

So here's wat ive done :

1st : Click on 'configure' in the system protection tab of the main window System Properties
2nd : Click on the first option = Restore system settings and previous versions of files
3rd : Apply and click on OK.

Make sure the Local Disk (C) is highlighted when doing this.

That's it. It should work.

IceSmacker
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23 Mar 2011   #20
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello IceSmacker, welcome to Seven Forums!


Is the C: drive the only partition that it is set for, sometime having it set for another drive also will cause this; if it's set for another click to highlight the one you need to disable and click configure and dot "Turn off ... " in the dialog box that opens.


After you get this sorted, you may care to have a look through this tutorial at the link below, it shows 2 separate methods for System Restore points to be created automatically; to me, Method Two is the better of the 2.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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