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BSOD error 0x51 REGISTRY_ERROR with no system restore point

Q: BSOD error 0x51 REGISTRY_ERROR with no system restore point

SF diagnostic tool info ZIP attached.
After logging in, about 10-20sec later, I get a BSOD with 0x51 REGISTRY_ERROR.
I do not have a system restore point.
I have tried most of all of the things found when googling this: chkdsk, ccleaner, scf /scannow, etc...
Starts up fine in safe mode. I tried turning off all services and startups and still crashes.
Thanks in advance.

Preferred Solution: BSOD error 0x51 REGISTRY_ERROR with no system restore point

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A: BSOD error 0x51 REGISTRY_ERROR with no system restore point

More info:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 51
BCP1: 0000000000000001
BCP2: FFFFF8A000024010
BCP3: 0000000001877000
BCP4: 0000000000000374
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

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Last Christmas I recieved a new hard drive. My dad told me he'd heard that I would need to upgrade to SP2 in order to utilize a drive of this size... I was later told that was untrue, my Big Drive Enabler would've taken care of it. In any case, I reluctantly upgraded to SP2 and installed the new drive. Things seemed well, but the next morning I woke up to find a blue screen of death. It was a registry error, with a 0x51 stop code. Rebooting gave me no more errors, and I experienced no more BSODs that day. But the next morning I found the same thing. The inability to leave a chat program open to keep logs overnight was annoying, so after a while, and learning that SP1 would handle my hard drive, I decided to go back to SP1.

We followed a guide on uninstalling SP2 very closely, and all seemed well with SP1. But the next day, again, I found another BSOD. Over the next few months of observing, I noticed it happened any time the computer was left idle; sometimes it wouldn't bluescreen over night, sometimes it would do it if I walked away from the computer for 10min just to fix lunch. Once it even gave me the same bluescreen while I was just sitting at my computer watching a video.

I eventually got the idea to try turning off my System Restore, in case that was the issue... I created a point manually, and it immediately bluescreened. Also, all of my old restore points were broken... Since it took me so long to work on it, all of my functional pre-SP2 restore points... Read more

A:WinXP Pro[SP1] - System Restore Causes 0x51

I would suggest reinstalling System Restore. Then do a test restore.

Tips Fixes & FAQs - How do I reinstall System Restore?
and How can I test System Restore’s functionality?

Here are some tips on keeping System Restore Healthy and hopefully
keep the restore points from becoming corrupted in the future.

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System info:Windows Vista Home PremiumeMachine T5226Intel Pentium D CPU 3.00GHz4 GB RAM32-bit OSAll of a sudden, I went to set a manual Restore Point and I get the same message:"Could not create the Scheduled Task for the following reason:Cannot create a file when that file already exists.(0x800700B7)"I can change the name and still get the same pop-up, I have nearly visted all forums and tried everything, except pay MS $35 for the fix,which I cannot afford to do and buy medicine, since I am disabled and Part D Medicare for drugs is Bad.Can Anyone who really knows a fix, other than just reinstall and go through all, that, it seems to set points when programs call for it, but not the operator. Any help will be appreciated and rewarded by God, through my prayers. Thanks!

A:Fix for System Restore error (0x800700B7) for Setting Manual Restore Point

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
Based on my experience, error code 0x800700B7 indicates that the object cannot be created because an object with the same name already exists. Thus I suspect there is some shadow restore points stored on your computer. I recommend that you perform the following steps.
1. Change another location to save the new created restore point.
2. Resize Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space by running the following command, there may be caused by limited space.
1) Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then right-click Command Prompt.
2) Click Run as administrator.
3) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
vssadmin list shadowstorage /for=c:
4) Note the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage Space value.
5) At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /for=c: /on=c: /maxsize=300Mb
6) Close the Command Prompt window.
Hope this helps. Thanks.

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Hi guys,

I'm a newbie on this forum and this is my first thread. I just tried to create a restore point and ended up with this error:

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

By chance did you have a virtual machine running when you tried to create the restore point? If yes, try creating restore point without VM.

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Im using a Fujitsu Lifebook E751 (Win7 Pro), I get the BSOD registry error quite often and the strange part is its just randomly.
Sometimes when I put in a usb or sometimes when im just working in any Office program.

Ive done a Hard disk check.
Tested both Ram sticks 1 at a time.
No results

Can someone look at the .dmp files?

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD Registry Error 0x51

BugCheck 51, {1, fffff8a00081e010, 5425000, 374}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+9bda )

Usual causes: Hardware failure, File system corruption, Security issues

0: kd> k
Child-SP RetAddr Call Site
fffff880`0c260788 fffff800`031ffc88 nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`0c260790 fffff800`03168585 nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+0x9bda
fffff880`0c2607f0 fffff800`0316835c nt!HvMarkDirty+0x176
fffff880`0c260850 fffff800`032061a0 nt!HvMarkCellDirty+0x150
fffff880`0c2608a0 fffff800`0314f970 nt! ?? ::NNGAKEGL::`string'+0x11034
fffff880`0c2608e0 fffff800`0314ee54 nt!CmpMarkKeyDirty+0x16c
fffff880`0c260920 fffff800`0314ec54 nt!CmpFreeKeyByCell+0x44
fffff880`0c260960 fffff800`0314f495 nt!CmDeleteKey+0x250
fffff880`0c260a20 fffff800`02eca1d3 nt!NtDeleteKey+0x1f1
fffff880`0c260ae0 00000000`76fc1e7a nt!KiSystemServiceCopyEnd+0x13
00000000`025cd9d8 00000000`00000000 0x76fc1e7a
Marking something as Dirty, usually refers to the key/hive being accessed or written to. nt!CmDeleteKey was in the raw stack, means that the open key is deleted, although I couldn't see any routines referring to the handle being closed beforehand.


Please follow - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - to upload all the necessary troubleshooting files.

Please run - Startup Repair

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Having a BSOD few minutes after system logon.

ZIP File generated by dm log collector attached.


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I was having some issues with the sound on my laptop today. So restarted it. Upon restart I can login, then when my desktop appears and while it is loading I always get a blue screen of death with the above errors. I have acess to safe mode and have already tried a limited startup, disabling my sound drivers and un-installing my antivirus.

SF diagnostic tool log attached.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:BSOD after user login, Error 0x50 and 0x51

Hello dhendy91.

Install Service pack 1 and other windows updates; otherwise it will remain vulnerable to security and other threats.

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.17207.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130104-1435
Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows

Free up the startup. They are not necessary at all, but causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus and the touchpad driver, SynTPenh.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
The Stop 0x50 BSODs are pointing to AVG IDS Application Activity Monitor Driver.

fffff880`068f3928 fffff880`043c5938Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\avgidsdrivera.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgidsdrivera.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgidsdrivera.sys
Description here: Driver Reference Table - avgidsdrivera.sys

AVG is not efficient enough to give you proper protection (coming to this point a bit later); morever, it is causing BSODs here. Better you uninstall it. Uninstall AVG using AVG Remover. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuil... Read more

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When trying to run the System Restore we got an Entry Point Not Found Error
RemoteAssistancePrepareSystemRestore could not be located in the dynamic link library winsta.dll.

Help please

A:System Restore Entry Point Not Found Error

Try the system file checker:
Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow Note: space between c and /
You may need the windows xp CD

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Hello All:
Everything seems to be running fine. I can get updates OK. But, I noticed that I have no retore points. I tried to create a restore point, but I keep getting an error message: Access Denied 0x80070005. Anyone know what's happening and how to fix it?TIA
Vinny D

A:System Restore Point error Access Denied

Hi vinnyd,Take a look at this and see if this might be useful for you: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/72...0x80070005.htmlZllio

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After a usual night of shutdown and booting it up the next day, my pc decided to stop working I have tried to let it manually repair it fails and restarts then it might go to the Automatic Repair option but it then gives me the error code : d0000034 and will not reboot or restor or anything. Help? i have also tried to do a refresh since it says it is running 8.1.

A:Error Code: d0000034 on System Restore point

Can you boot into safe mode?

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I get an error message when trying to make a system restore point: "The planned task cannot be performed because off following reason: 'the task image is damaged and or corrupted' (0x80041321)" and also after the download of some driver update it says 'File access error' etc. System restore itself still works. I removed allready iTunes but this did not solve the problem. I did run Malwarebytes mbam scanner (ok). I restarted stopped service DefaultTabSearch and also stopped service VolumeShadowCopyService and also made a system restore to the oldest restore point available but got no solution until now.

A:persistent error when making system restore point (0x80041321)

Try this System backup error [0x80041321] - Microsoft Community

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So my laptop (Lenovo Y50) started getting BSODs again, but this time, the error code is REGISTRY_ERROR

I have no idea what?s causing it, and after searching it up, I have found that there are many causes and solutions for this error code.

In my attempts to troubleshoot/fix the error:
I fixed a windows update that did not install properly, but doing that didn?t fix the BSOD.
I have also tried running a scan using ESET Smart Security, but no threats have been detected.
I used disk cleanup; didn?t work

I'm trying to figure out what the problem is exactly by doing a clean boot, but it's taking forever to narrow down which services are causing a problem (or if there are any that are causing a problem at all) because I have to wait an hour between each BSOD

I really don?t want to Reset my laptop because I have a lot of games and apps installed that I would not like to take the time to reinstall, and I also don't have any Restore points.

I had a previous problem with BSODs with the error code System_Service_Exception, and I fixed it by going to the Microsoft Store, which I really don?t want to do again because it cost money which I don?t have right now.

Extra Info (just in case it?s important):
The BSOD appears once every hour at 37 minutes. It has consistently appeared at the 37 minute mark four times in a row so far (this is what happened when I encountered the System_Service_Exception error), and it doesn?t seem to matter what I?m doing at the time.

I can... Read more

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My machine was running smoothly until recently it became infected with adware. I tried to remove the uninvited software through Uninstall Programs in control panel, and also by using Malwarebytes to quarantine anything it found objectionable. It then seemed to work fine after all of this and booted up OK.

I recently also tried to upgrade the nVidia driver, and there was an error about not being able to update a file in use, so the install failed. I rebooted the computer, re-ran the nVidia installer, and that also completed without any further errors. The computer also rebooted OK after that.

However days later, now I get a BSOD after login. Windows boots fine up to the point where I log in with my password. Once I log in, BSOD occurs. If I wait for awhile before logging in (all drivers have loaded), then the BSOD is immediate after entering my login password. On the other hand, if I log in immediately as soon as the login screen appears, I can see my desktop and use the menus etc for 10-20 seconds before BSOD occurs (I'm assuming that's when all drivers have completed loading).

If I boot in safe mode, it is stable and no crash occurs. I also ran msconfig and disabled all programs in startup. No difference.

At first, the BSOD error was "BAD_POOL_HEADER". I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the nvidia driver, and now the BSOD error has changed to "REGISTRY_ERROR".

If anyone has any suggestions on how to resolve my problem, I would greatly app... Read more

A:BSOD after login, error 0x00000051 REGISTRY_ERROR

Your computer had 0x51, 0x3B, 0x19, 0x24 and 0x50 BSOD's.

Can your computer boot into safe mode?
If it can, go to start menu, and search cmd. Then right-click and select Run as Administrator. This will open elevated command prompt. From there, type sfc /scannow. This will open Windows Resource Protector. (in cmd mode). It will scan for corrupted system files. If it says that the files were fixed, then restart without safe mode. If it shows a BSOD again, then you might reinstall Windows.

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I can't think of anything that changed between last night and tonight, but when I tried booting up my computer tonight I continuously got a BSOD within 30sec of logging into to my user and my desktop booting up. Interestingly, I did some troubleshooting and read about Avast possibly being the cause of the original error, which was PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGE_AREA. After I uninstalled Avast, I still continued to get a BSOD, and with the same module ntoskrnle.exe (nt+ox735C0), but now with a second module ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0) added to the equation. Also, the Error changed from the page fault error to REGISTRY_ERROR.

On Sun 8/30/2015 4:58:57 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\082915-70278-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x735C0)
Bugcheck code: 0x51 (0x1, 0xFFFFF8A000024010, 0x1D1B000, 0x374)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This indicates that a severe registry error has occurred.
This bug check indicates there is a problem related to your registry.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.

On Sun 8/30/2015 4:58:57 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the foll... Read more

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My Lenovo T60 crashed and was not able to be repaired. I do not know what caused my laptop to crash, but according to the PC Tech, the hard drive was reformatted. To be honest, I am here in the Philippines and did not bring my recovery disks with me & I am not so sure about the technical ability of the PC Tech.

That being said, he installed Windows XP Professional on my laptop and partitioned my hard drive. I have a 250 GB Western Digital HD. Before my laptop crashed, the drive was NOT partitioned. After the installation, I now have two drives, C, with 40 GB and D, with about 200 GB.

I lost a lot of photos and music, and other important documents. I decided to try to recover some of these files and used Recuva. The good news is that a lot of missing documents can be recovered. While listing the files and looking at them, I noticed that I had several System Restore points that I can recover.

My question is, can I use the most recent System Restore point that I recover and use that to reinstall all the missing software? I had MS Office 2007 Professional, MS Visio 2007, MS Project 2007, and other software that I do not have the installation disks with me.

From what I have read, System Restore will reinstall the system (registry, files, and software only) and not the My Documents folder.

If this can work, where do I put the system restore file? If need be, I can delete the new partition and resize the C partition, restore, and then repartition the hard drive afterwards.
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A:Can I use a recovered System Restore point file to restore missing sw crashed laptop?

Since you already lost everything, try the System restore but first backup everything Recuva found onto a USB key. If your version Windows was not the same what the tech installed, it might not work. Also, he should have first ask you what to do with your files before formatting.
Otherwise you will have to wait till you can re-install everything.

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)

I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)

I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I am having difficulties with this.
1. Does Win 7 limit the quantity of past restore points it shows upon user request?
2. If stored elsewhere where do I find them?
3. Is there a way to set it up to show at least the last 10 restore pointsd created, or is there a smaller limit.
Right now the one and only restore point that is available is the last one. So it is like a revolving door every time a new restore point gets created, the previous one gets dropped and does not show any longer.

Given my limited competence with computer knowledge please post answers in layman terms as in Step 1.. 2 3. type.

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

A:System Restore how to set to show every past restore point inc/manual

I believe that if you go to Backup and Restore (Start button, type Backup in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu), then click Restore button, on the screen that pops up is a blue link that says "Choose a different Date".. This will then allow you to select which backup you would like to recover your data from..

Is that what you are looking for. Apologies If I have mis-understood you.

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It appears that I have created 2 files that system restore uses in creating restore points.
I found that by deleating on of them, system restore returns to functionalaity.
Unfortunately, I didnt make a record of the file name that gets duplicated (slightly different duplicate).

If someone knows the file created and maintaind by the system restore process, I would appreciate you letting me know what it is so I can delete one of them.

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

Wait what is your asking? System Restore creates restore points, which are hidden in a folder called "System Volume Information" on the root of your system drive. These restore points are actually folders inside System Volume Information, each folder contains versions of system files and data of changes to your system (such as software and hardware installs). If a problem occurs you can revert to a restore point.

If you are worried you have two restores are almost identical you can clear all the restore points leaving the most recent by going to Start (Orb on Vista)->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup.

Vista - On Vista, dialog will open click "Files from all users on this computer", then on following dialog click "OK".
XP - On XP, click "OK" on the dialog that appears.

Now it will start scanning for files that can be cleaned up. When it's done scanning a new window will appear and on the top of that window there will be some tabs, click the tab labeled "More Options". Look for the section that talks about System Restore and click the Clean Up button. Then Click "OK" on the main window. This clears all the restore points except for the most recent and should resolve your duplicate restore point problem.

I do not recommend that you ever delete files or folders in the System Volume Information, as if you need that file and your system crashes you are pretty much screwed.


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I used to be able to get a System Restore point generated daily and accessible on a calendar. I understand that the Restore Point calendar has been done away with, can't imagine why?

Is it now possible to have a daily System Restore point automatically generated and easily accessible somewhere?

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

See if this tutorial will help.
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup


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I think I accidentally deleted some file on my c drive, and I am trying to restore the computer (Dell, microsoft 7) to its previous state but when i try to restore files it says that no restore points have been creaed.... open system protection. I can't open system protection. please help.

A:system restore does not work, cannot find a restore point

when I press ok nothing happens

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Hello everyone,

I need guidance regarding how to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older.

Os i have: xp sp3

Around about 2 weeks back i upgraded my system to sp3 for that i created system restore point.

But the problem is when i go to do system restore it doesn't show me the restoration point about 2 weeks old in the list rather it only shows and allows to new restore points created within 5-6 days and that does not include that restore point which i created b4 sp3 installation.

So.Is there a way to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older? does window allows it or any third party software which helps me retain older restore points?

Note-i tried doing it via safe mode also but didn't helped, also the space alloted for system restore is maxed out.

Thanks in advance

A:System Restore(How to restore to 6 months or more restoration point)

System Restore was never designed to reverse the major changes made by a a service pack update. For that reason all prior restore points will be deleted.

System Restore works best when used as soon as possible after a problem develops. On the few occasions I have used the feature it has always been with the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves. Going back 6 months is almost certain to fail. System Restore was never designed for that.

Why do you need to go back that far? There is almost certain to be a better way.

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Running XPHome, and trying to fix my Security Center (disabled in Services and can't be enabled) . . . there doesn't appear to be a way to fix that problem so System Restore came to mind. I can invoke SR OK, pick an earlier point (there are several back through March 29), and click "Next" to get to a "Confirm Restore Point Selection" screen. Once there, I can click next dozens of times, or once and wait . . . and nothing happens.

Trying to restore from Safe Mode is even less productive. On startup, when selecting "no" to enter System Restore, I get a message saying that System Restore cannot be used, and that I should reboot and try again. That hasn't worked (I've tried).

The System Restore Service is running, so something else is preventing SR from advancing. What are my options here? (Or, while we're at it, what can I do about my disabled Security Center Service?)

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

The Security Center being shut down is a possible symptom of Conficker being on your computer. Go to the link below to check your system.http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/wiki/

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twice I've run system restore, and it always says failed. System restore started,goes threw loading registry and then reboots, after desktop loads the failed dialog box comes up.
I've read previous posts, and checked services running and made sure System Restore is on with available space.
At one time I'd run a program called Smart V 2.0 from the Windows Club. It had disabled a lot of services to speedup boot time. I've since reinstalled default settings for the services. Could that have maybe screwed up the restore points?
My computer had froze, and that is when I tried the restore. Computer is running OK now, but would really feel better if I knew System Restore would work. Thanks for your time.

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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In the Windows & Task Scheduler, I have the default SR set up to run daily at 12:00am and on system startup. The Last Run Result is always "The operation completed successfully. (0x0)" and the History shows "Task completed" for each scheduled restore. However when I go into System Restore and view the restore points, none of the scheduled ones are listed. All the ones listed are Manual (which I can do through Windows Button -> Create a restore point ->Create), Critical Update (post Windows Update) and Install (post software installation).

I've increased the Disk Space Usage parameter to make sure there's plenty of space. I've also tried entering the command manually in cmd.exe:

"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation"

It appears to run (no error message), but it still doesn't produce any restore point and when I check in Task Manager I never actually see the rundll32.exe process run with that Command Line.

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using METHOD TWO to create a task that will create a restore point may work better for you. You can adjust for when to create to what you like instead.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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In Windows 7, when does System Restore automatically create a Restore Point?

A:System Restore: When Does It Auto Create a Restore Point?

Basically it makes one weekly, during critical system events and before the installation of programs.

Read more here
System Restore: frequently asked questions - Windows Help

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How to do a System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista ?

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


A:System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista

Hi -

Vista System Restore - whether restoring or creation of a restore point -
START | type rstrui into the 'Start Search' box

Regards. . .



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I want to restore my system to yesterday but the only restore point shown is 6-month old system image restore point. Are there any hidden restore points? And, how can I access them?

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

Generally system restore will show all the available restore points.
This kind of thing can usually be explained away by the use of a system optimizing or cleaner type program wiping system restore points as they are created. Generally you should have one for every windows update you've applied at the very least.
If they are not there system restore has been disabled on your system. Or something, or someone has been removing them.

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Ok I borke world recored for formating windows 7 , the last 2 months .
The problem is ;
Windows System restore keep freezing , I'm not trying to do system restore , but when I try to install/remove a software , windows try to create restore point , making the installation/removing prograss freeze , till the process fail , takes about an hour to. Installation/removing will continues after.

This windows is 6 days old , issue keep getting back after each format , sometimes after 2 weeks, sometimes after few days , once happened after installing graphic driver ( was first and only thing installed ) .

Sometimes it works fine after reboot , then refuse to work hour later .

I turned system protection off , the installing/removing works fine.
I tried tracking the issue , but it happens randomly .
Is this another windows 7 bug ?

What could trigger this issue ?
I did full scan , Kasper Sky , Avast ,and Nod32 , system is clean.
Removed Anti viruse .
Reinstalled , repaired windows through upgrade , issue still exist , not fixed.
System restore works fine in safe mode.

Any help , would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore .

I solved this issue. Might someone els find this thread helpful.

Since it worked in safe mode and not in normal mode , there must be something perventing it from this.
in MSconfig , I unchecked all startup , and all services , except Microsoft services , System point was working fine then, I enabled few services and startup till I found the software causing this issue , it was graphic tweaking tool that comes with graphic card driver (Zotac fire storm ) I unistalled it , but it wasn't enough , I had to remove the startup entry manualy , now system working perfectly .

I hope this methode helps people that suffering from smiliar issue .
Note : If it fail to create restore point in safe mode , probably system file is damaged , and the above might not work.

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Vista system restore attempt throwing "not enough space" status

I'm unable to boot into the Windows GUI. When I power up the computer, the "Startup Repair" window stating "Your computer was unable to start" appears and attempts to correct the problem. After a few minutes, it reports that it cannot repair the computer automatically and presents me with a "System Recovery Options" window. Since the initial Startup Repair was unsuccessful, I'm choosing not to select that option again...so I thought the "System Restore" option would be the next best approach. When I try to perform the System Restore, I run into the following scenario . . . after I select my restore point and the restoring files activity is complete I recieve and error 0x80070070 and a message citing not enough space. My C: drive has 19Gb free so is the lack of space in a partition and if so how can I change it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I'm more than happy to post additional information as required.


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Hi all,

So, this question sort of ties into this whole issue, but here's the basics. Currently my C drive, which has my Windows 7 install, can't/won't boot, but I have space on another partition (on another drive) where I could do a fresh Windows 7 install. If I were to do that, could I then somehow use System Restore from the new boot partition to tap into a Restore Point on the old one to put my PC back to the way it was before it got all screwed up? Or is that just wishful thinking on my part?


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I went into Task Scheduler and set System Restore to create a restore point every day at 12:01am. Under Conditions I cleared all the check boxes because I want SR to run regardless of whether computer is idle or not. I have been watching this for about 1 week and so far it's not created a single restore point. Under History there's no entry, and the tab itself actually say "History (disabled)", not sure what that's about. Suggestion?

A:System restore not creating restore point

Maybe something here will help: Change How Often System Restore Creates Restore Points in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

Says 7 and Vista but should apply to 8 as well.

I've not tried it yet though.

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Around 09:15 I set a new Restore Point 7/5/2010 5:00AM.
It did its thing and here's the resulting message.

"System Restore completed successfully. The system has been restored to 7/9/2010 9:11:16 AM. Your documents have not been affected."

How can this happen?

A:System Restore gives wrong restore point.

System restore would have selected the most recent restore point. Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver.

If you want to restore to a specific restore point, you need to click the "Choose a different restore point" option. See this.

System Restore

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Hello, I've had this problem forever now.

Whenever I try to create a restore point, Windows keeps telling me that it cant, saying

"System Restore Is not able to create a restore point.
Please restart the computer and run System restore again."

I've done this and it doesn't work. I've also checked to see if the Service is running normally, and that is running perfect.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?

A:Cannot Create Restore Point in System Restore

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I would like to know the differences between System Restore Point and System Checkpoint. What happens when someone restores his system using System Restore Point or using System Checkpoint? What are actually restored after both processes? How much memory is consumed by each Restore Point? I will be grateful if someone enlighten me with his knowledge. Sorry if my language seems halting to someone.

A:Difference between System Restore Point and System Checkpoint?

Restore point is a Windows 7 default ability.
As far as I know Windows 7 has no such thing as check point.

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Hello! I have Vista Home Premium. My question is how do I get the System Restore to go through it's process after I manually create a Restore Point? I have restored the system before by choosing one of the points listed. Now that point has been deleted, so I put it in manually. It told me that the restore point was successfully created, but then it does nothing else. The list now shows today's date as the restore point, but also shows the manually created date beside it. When I clicked restore, it just restored to today's date and time the point was created. It did not restore to the manually created point. Does this make sense to anyone? I appreciate your help.

A:System Restore Point

I had a problem with someone elses vista not letting me get to the restore, so i had to go in through the bios' F11 i think it was, i was able to do a sys-restore through there. maybe see if that will let you do it?
Hope helps.

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I am confused. The screenshot below shows that a system protection point was automatically created after midnight today, but I do not have a corresponding system restore point. Am I not understanding how System Restore points work?

A:System Restore Point Not Available

This tutorial by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore

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Acwe Aspire 6935. Help please anyone!
I have never been able to have a System Restore Point stored on this laptop in over a year's use.
So far as I know I have set all the system protection settings correctly. I have increased the storage space. Last week I downloaded W 7 Service Pack 1 and the latest Internet Explorer. Both instals said "creating system restore point" but there was none stored. I created a couple manually over the next few days but they were not stored either. No threads here connected with this subject show any "never" instances.

A:Never a system restore point

The most common reasons for this problem is a lack of space to store the points
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Software, maybe antivirus, that blocks or deletes the points
Try with clean boot.

A virus or malware
Make a full anti virus scan and download and make a scan with malwarebytes.

The service is turned off or other problems
System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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Today I downloaded some software that I wish I hadn't. I thought, no problem, I'll just restore to a point prior to the download. I seemed to remember that my system was setup so that whenever I install software a restore point is created automatically.

To my surprise, however, I did not have a system restore point of any kind for the last several days. I wonder if I invertantly changed some settings or what?

A:Why no system restore point

Type create rest into the start menu and see if system restore is on - configure it as necessary.

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how do I set a system restore point?

A:System restore point..

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

2. On the Welcome page, click Create a restore point.

3. On the Create a Restore Point page, enter a descriptive name for your restore point, as shown in Figure 3, and then click Create.

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Can't set System Restore Point after a format.
I always get the message "application not supported (0X80070032)".
Any ideas?

A:Can't set System Restore Point

See if this is helps your issue:

This can happen if the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled. Follow these steps to fix the problem.

1. Click Start, Services.msc. Press {ENTER}

2. Double-click Windows Event Log

3. In the Start type list box, ensure that Automatic is selected

4. Click Start to start the service, if it's not already running

5. Close the Services console

6. Restart Windows.

If the problem persists, check the status of the Windows Event Log and Task Scheduler services.

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Figured this would be the best place for this discussion. If incorrect please move.

System restore point.... They're used a lot to fix viruses. Its one of the first thing I check when one is brought to me. I'm sure that a virus could find its way into your restore point data but how likely is that to happen?

Has anyone ever experienced restoring a PC and it still be infected?

A:System Restore point

Yes. It has happened with me. Because the virus was present in a different drive on the HDD. So it did not make a difference restoring system (C Drive).

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Just curious how many people set them up or don't even both? If you do, how often do you do them? Do you do them for all your machines?


A:System restore point

Windows creates them on it's own often so i usually don't feel the need to ever create restore points.

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I can't set a system restore point becasue I can't seem to write anything in the text box for the description required to set a restore point.

This is kinda important that I figure this out, because I need to get System Restore working...

A:Can't set System Restore Point

This is being addressed in this thread
Plz do not post mulitple threads

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I just noticed that my system restore point is only showing points for the last 5 days. I am somewhat concerned as to why that should be. Under the impression/opinion that it should go back (show) much further than that.

Tks for input as to a possible solution


A:System Restore Point

There are a few things that can determine how many restore points Windows will save.

Go into your settings for System Restore and see how much disk space you've allotted for it. I've got mine set on 2% and have a restore point script in my start up to create one on my first boot of the day. I forget what the default is, but System Restore usually makes automatic backups every 24 hours or something like that. If I don't make many manual restore points in addition to the automatic restore points, I can have two weeks or so in my calendar before the older ones start dropping off.

How much space does you installation of XP with all your programs take up? The size of your main drive can affect how many restore points you can hold, even if you've allotted a large percentage of disk space for system restore. My OS and programs are just under 5 GB. I use partitions for my game installations, and miscellaneous data storage, so C drive doesn't get too big. That way it never takes more than one or two DVD's to make a Ghost backup of my Operating System. I don't include the partitions in my system restore backups. I can always reinstall the games if necessary. And important data on the partitions is also backed up to cd for added protection against a complete meltdown of my hdd.

As a final note, five days is probably adequate anyway. If you do a lot of things on your computer, ie adding and removing lots of software programs and things like tha... Read more

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I am attempting to retore my PC to an earlier time. I have Vista Basic, but when I open up System restore I get two options...... 'Recommended Restore' and 'Choose a different restore point'. I select the latter and a new window opens with today's and yesterday's date. I wish to restore it a couple of days earlier than those dates listed but don't get the option. I would be obliged if someone could tell me what I am doing wrong.

A:System restore point???

Hi use the check box for show restore points older than 5 days

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