Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: System Restore (rstrui.exe) not opening?

11 May 2010   #1

Win7 Pro 64
System Restore (rstrui.exe) not opening?

Hello all, after an incident with HP Support Assistant when creating a restore point failed, i decided to open up System Restore like i had done in thep revious months .

it had been enabled for some time but i dint open it for a long time until now.

the problem is nothing comes up
i use the Windows Search, i go to the file location, i use GodMode, but it still doesnt open.

in Task Mgr, the processes are there (multiple since i clicked on it a lot of times cause it wouldnt open initially)

i ended all the pprocesses related to rstrui and restarted System Restore one more time

but it doesnt open.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Hi there, if it happened recently, then do a system restore. Or else you might need to do a Repair Install
Try safe mode with command prompt and type rstrui and see if it opens up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2010   #3

Win7 Pro 64

oh lol a system restart fixed the problem...................
my bad hehe
THanks for your input though!!!!!!!!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 May 2010   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Glad you fixed it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 System Restore (rstrui.exe) not opening?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
1TB external HDD not opening in Win 7, but its opening in Linux System
I have Seagate 1TB external HDD.It was working fine untill few days back when it suddenly stopped Responding. Now whenever i try to plug it ino my windows 7 Laptop, It gets detected by the USB port but does not open up. When ever i try to right click on the Drive shown in my computer , the...
Hardware & Devices
what directory should rstrui.exe (system restore) run from?
Most windows applications (e.g media player, calculator, svchost, event viewer) run from its system32 counterpart. Ive noticed that system restore, which is rstrui.exe, runs from a: "windows/winsxs/amd64-microsoft-windows-systemrestore-main_xxxxxxxxxxxxx_6.1.7601.18574_none_xxxxxxxxxxxxx"...
General Discussion
System Restore - Restore system settings and previous versions of file
estore system settings and previous versions of file is greyed out on my system, I may have disabled a required service for this, can anyone point me to the right direction for this? As I'm about to try the X-Fi MB2 mod again as the last time I tried it my system was messed up that it wont even...
Backup and Restore
System Restore doesn't work: "rstrui.exe - application error"
My Win 7x64 desktop was off for several days, with the console unplugged. Upon first start up today, I was prompted to update the AMD driver to Catalyist 12.10, which I did. It seemed to have an effect on another app that I wanted to reverse, so I ran System Restore to right before the computer...
Backup and Restore
rstrui.exe missing.
tl;dr : rstrui.exe is missing from my system tools folder in the Start Menu, how can I get the shortcut back? Details : Crazy stuff. My desktop background didn't want to change (it went to black, and stayed black no matter what), so I decided to do a System Restore. I went to the start menu,...
General Discussion
Gadgets not opening, cant restore but some are still
Oksooooooo all of a sudden my desktop gadgets are not working sorta, some of them come on during startup like normal, but a few are missing, and i cannot open desktop gadgets, i tried to restore, and uninstall and it will not open the desktop gagets uhm window/program ect wtf >_< its gana drive me...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App