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Windows 7: System restore not working

27 May 2010   #1
Terry39

windows 7
 
 
System restore not working

I cannot use system restore i get message .There was a unexpected error in the property page,The volume shadow copy service used by system restore is not working event log 0x81000202
When I try to start volume shadow copy service in services i get message.windows could not start the volume shadow service on local computer,cannot find the path specified error 3.Anybody please help


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27 May 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

WIN key | type CMD.EXE | DO NOT HIT ENTER KEY |
in the list shown above where you typed cmd.exe, Right-Click on CMD.EXE |
click on "Run as administator" |
type SFC /SCANNOW | ENTER key |
when sfc finishes, then type EXIT |
shutdown your computer
Turn on your computer

Problem gone?
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27 May 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Terry,
Please do not double-post. You have already posted the very same question in this forum just a few minutes ago.
thank you,
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27 May 2010   #4
Terry39

windows 7
 
 
S

Run as your instructions scsn found no faults problem still with me Thanks.
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27 May 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Terry,
Have been messing around with services or using some of these "speed up your system" softwares?

If so then, you might need to do a system repair.

Did you ever create a system image of your computer so that you could do a complete system image restore if needed?

Did you directly or with help of some of those speed up programs, disable system restore?

To create/configure system restore points:
WIN key | type Create a System Restore Point | ENTER key
You will have a configure option.
Be sure the radio button at the top is selected and that you don't have that slider set to 0.
Refer to the included snapshots.

You will also have noticed that at the same dialog where you selected Configure than you can select Create


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27 May 2010   #6
pcs3657

xp, vista, seven
 
 

It's caused by Disable services -

-Click on the pearl then type "Services" in the search box (Don't type in the quotes, of course).
-Right click on Services (with the gears beside it) and pick Run As Administrator
-Head down the list to "Volume Shadow Copy", double click on it and enable it if it's not enabled.
-Then go back up the list a bit to "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" and double click on it to enable it if it's disabled.

After that, Go back to the control panel and, voila - a successful restore point Will be Created.

You don't need to restart the computer to make this work, but that might be necessary for some.
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17 May 2011   #7
Shuftin

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
WIN key | type CMD.EXE | DO NOT HIT ENTER KEY |
in the list shown above where you typed cmd.exe, Right-Click on CMD.EXE |
click on "Run as administator" |
type SFC /SCANNOW | ENTER key |
when sfc finishes, then type EXIT |
shutdown your computer
Turn on your computer

Problem gone?
I've had the same problem as Terry39 for some time now including the error number. The difference being that I can start my volume shadow copy service from "Services." I did follow your instructions to the tee. This is the response I received from the command prompt "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service."

Is there anything else that may help?
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17 May 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make a Repair Install with the installation CD. Repair Install
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