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: Windows scheduler for system restore creates nothing

08 Sep 2017   #1

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows scheduler for system restore creates nothing

I would like to troubleshoot the Windows Scheduler System Restore which currently does nothing, even when activated manually in the Scheduler, or run from a command prompt.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task version="1.3" xmlns="">
<Source>Microsoft Corporation</Source>
<Author>Microsoft Corporation</Author>
<Description>This task creates regular system protection points.</Description>
<BootTrigger id="SRBootTrigger">
<Principal id="LocalSystem">
<Actions Context="LocalSystem">
<Arguments>/d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation</Arguments>

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi ineuw,

Allthough the task is there is System Restore ACTUALLY on, and configured with enough space.


Attached Images
Windows scheduler for system restore creates nothing-sysres.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2017   #3

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

The task is on, there are two copies created manually, totaling some 830MB with 7+GB allocated. But, this is only part of the story. When there is an automatically created SR point by the Windows update process, it also removes all other copies. I like to keep a couple of SR points, even though I make regular Macrium system mirror backups at regular intervals. In essence, I keep a very strict schedule of comprehensive maintenance.

Attached Images
Windows scheduler for system restore creates nothing-sr_settings.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows scheduler for system restore creates nothing

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
System Restore using Task Scheduler - Bypass the 7 Day wait
I am trying to see if there is any way to enable System Restore through Task Scheduler to run every night and by pass the 7 day wait. I understand that there will only be a new system restore created if there have been none for 7 days. I have tons of disk space and would like to find a method...
Performance & Maintenance
Recovery Media to Advance Format Drive creates unusable system
Should this be posted in Installation & Setup or Performance & Maintenance? Scenario: Hard drive in 2009 Satellite P500 series notebook, Windows 7 Home Premium X64, is pre-Advanced Format Drive. The 2008, 500 GB Hard drive failed with SMART warning at every boot. (Pre-Advanced Format...
Performance & Maintenance
Creates Restore Points but doesnt save them
Upgraded W-XP64 to W7HP64 in August. Machine was set up with 3 hard drives in Nvidia RAID as a STRIPE. Installed a game that actually installed ok but gave BSOD. Went into safe mode and removed the game and system is working fine. I ran MSE and MBAM with nothing but tracking cookies found. Then I...
Backup and Restore
BackUp and Restore creates empty folders?
I had to use the Dell Back up and Restore to rebuild my OS and , except for all my email history, address book, profile and bookmarks, I seem to be up and running again. I want to back up to a WD MY Book 1tb external on a regular basis so I don't loose all my programs and profile. I followed...
Backup and Restore
System Restore never creates 'am system checkpoint'
My System Restore never automatically creates daily restore points like XP does with those daily 'AM system checkpoint' restore points. So everyday I have to remember to manually create one myself:huh: What do you guys think about this?
Backup and Restore

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 14:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+