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Windows 7: Attempts to enable Windows System Protection fail

14 Feb 2011   #1

Win 7, 64bit
Attempts to enable Windows System Protection fail

I noticed that the System Restore protection was turned off on my Win7 64bit machine. When I went in to turn it on, I received the following error message, "Could not apply the settings for the following reason: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. (0x8007007B)"

Thanks in advance for any help.

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14 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

First and easiest fix for this would be a secure file check.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

^^^ link for info
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14 Feb 2011   #3

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Common causes and solutions to Backup, System Restore, and Complete PC Backup problems - The Storage Team at Microsoft - File Cabinet Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
[Quote]This error is caused by faulty imaging by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that results in the presence of an invalid volume. To see if this is the problem, go to System in Control Panel and open System Protection. There will be two volumes shown, one of which is selected and named “Missing.” Selecting C:\ and deselecting “Missing” solves the problem.[Quote]

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