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

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

Hi

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.
Thanks.

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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I just got done making a clean install on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a SSD drive. Then I noticed that whenever I was doing a System Update, it would try to create a restore point for many minutes and then give up and proceed with the update. Well, the bottom line is, I can't create a system restore point. I've basically tried everything that I could find on the subject: 1. Made sure that Task Scheduler and Volume Shadow Copy services were on Auto and turned on; 2. Turned System Restore off in the System Protection tab, rebooted, and then re-enabled it on the C; 3. Ran sfc /scannow which gave the system a clean bill of health; 4. Tried using Macrium to make an image, which did nothing. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

BTW, the error message that I get after a failed attempt to create a Restore Point is: The creation of shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101)

A:Windows 7 Cannot create System Restore Point

You haven't filled in the rest of your system specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

This happened to me whenever I had the ASRock XFast USB utility installed. Try uninstalling that.

Another example of these "booster" programs is ASUS' "USB 3.0 Boost"

But if you don't have those kinds of board, but have any kind of "USB turbo-boosters" installed, you still should remove it. They don't get along well with the Volume Shadow Copy service.

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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 am a novice geek . I would like to be able to put in a task schedule with automatically creates a system restore point daily at a preset time. Tried going through Task Scheduler; but did not work! Would appreciate detailed instruction with screen shots from anyone. Thanks very much.
 

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Hi I am trying to create a restore point and I keep getting the message that a restore point can not be made to reboot and try again but it doesn't work.

Also, if I am surfing the net too much or refreshing the page I get the message that ie has encountered and problem and will now close.

I have run mbam, I have done a complete system scan with antivirus and nothing is coming up.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot create system restore point

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner. Restore/Enable System Restore - #278 on the left.Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.

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Hello -

I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) from Vista Home Premium about a month ago and I really like it. I had a minor DVD driver problem but got that solved. But for some reason it hasn't created a system restore point since 25 November. When I try to manually create one I get the following error message:

"The restore point could not be created for the following reason: The shadow copy provider had an error. Check the System and Application event logs for more information (0x80042306). Please try again."​
I looked in the log and couldn't find anything, although that's about as far as I could go; I frankly wasn't sure what I was looking for. I checked the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider in Services. It says it's started and the startup type is manual. Just to try I changed the startup type to automatic, stopped and re-started the service, then tried again. No luck.

Any help?

Thanks.

ChicagoIrish
 

A:Can't Create System Restore Point

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Hello, TechSupportForum,

On my Desktop, with Win XP Home SP2,
I want to create a System Restore point before I install some software.

I go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > System Restore
and a window pops up saying:
"System Restore is not able to protect your computer.
Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again."

I restarted it, and the same happens.

In System Properties, when I click the System Restore tab, a window pops up that says:
"Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close.
We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please tell Microsoft about this problem..."

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Mark53

A:Help, please: I cannot CREATE a System Restore point.

FIRST, you give us some decent info as outlined here -> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ng-271086.html and then we can help.

Thx


:)



edit: perhaps this sounded harsh - take it this way. There are configurations and such that will NOT support System Restore.


So, people helping need to know virtually EVERYTHING about how you are set up to help.

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My PC started booting up to the starting Win XP screen then restarting today. Used the 'start from last know good settings' option and started fine.
I deleted my system restore points by turning off system restore then turning it on again, but I don't have the "create new restore point" radio button on my System Restore tab in System tools.

Any ideas might be wrong? I'm running Malware Bytes scan now.

Thanks!
Bob

A:can't create new system restore point

Welcome to BC Beast3, I think it could be a number of things. First, make sure you are logged in as admin.The System Restore Service may not be running Open Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, and then click Services and Applications. Click Services, and double-click System Restore Services from the list. Verify the service is started and running. If not, under Service status, click Start and change the startup type to Automatic. May not have enough space left based on the settingsBy default I think system restore turns off if there is less than 50Mb s of free space on the drive being monitored. Hope this helps. BWOh... and you can use some more advanced options by using the command prompt, just Google system restore in XP.

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I cant create a system restore point. I looked up youtube tutorial  about it,  it said go to services and change your microsoft shadow something to automatic ,  and that method still didnt fix it. 
 
how do I resolve this?   this is what it says " the creation of a shadow copy timed out. try again. 0x81000101

A:I can't create a system restore point. ???

Please see this topic from Microsoft.

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Went thru all of Windows 7 suggestions. None work. If I restore it can only be for today or last December.

I think I have IE 10 now - Also think I got hijacked by Bing. Or, Yahoo.

Google is enabled but no matter what I do, I can't get it to reappear. Yahoo! for example keeps showing 'get' errors and then freezes, Etc. Have been thru every site's helpful hints.

I ran Bit Defender - I may have manually deleted essential cookies.

The only way out is to create a system restore date for two week ago.

Please help. lol
 

A:Can't create my own system restore point

please only post the same problem once
 

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When I try to create a system restore point, the computer says that it cannot create the restore point and suggests restarting my computer and trying again. This does not work. I suspect that the problem started after I added an additional (larger) hard drive to my PC and made it the system disk. The new disk is drive letter C: and the older, smaller disk is drive F: When I check the system restore settings, it thinks that the old drive F: is the system disk. Is there a way to fix my system restore?

Cathy

A:Cannot Create A System Restore Point

Hi catsews, welcome to BC.See the article below to configure system restore on individual drives:How the System Restore Utility Uses Drive Letters

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this is very weird
I have no restore points, so I create a new one, get a success message
then when I go to see the restore point, 7 comes back and sez no restore points there!!!
I ran a sfc /scannow, it came back ok
did my commodo full scan, it finds issues with office 365 but no rootkits etc, lol
ran malware bytes and other rootkit revealers, nothing found there
I have 8gb set aside for restore points, that has been plenty in the past
I did have restore points at one point, did not check too recently though
any ideas what this could be???
 

A:restore point create success... but no restore point found????

After creating the new restore point and receiving the success message did you click on OK to finish the process?

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Was reading this tutorial: Restore Point Automatic Creation - Disable in Windows

And it says that "
System Restore in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days."

If I want to change this to the last 2 days is this possible?

A:Automatically Create System Restore Point Every Other Day

If I want to change this to the last 2 days is this possible?



Why?

Are you working under the assumption that System Restore makes a complete backup of your install, so that if anything bad happens, you can restore to an earlier date? Because, if you are -- that is incorrect.

What System Restore does is restore the Operating System, not your install. It does this by saving off system files before they are updated by Windows Update. So, when you use a Restore Point, all it really does is overwrite the existing Operating System files with the old copies that it saved earlier.

System Restore does not save, nor does it restore, user data.

If you want to save an image of your setup, it would be better to use something like Macrium Reflect.

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Can't find how to manually create a system restore point

A:How manually create a system restore point

OK - found it under System Properties - System Protection

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I want to create system restore points everyday or every times the computer start...Does anybody know how to do it?

A:How to create a system restore point automatically?

Have you checked the sytem restore tutorials?

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Even the helpers on the HijackThis forum werent able to find a solution. After going through a short process, we found out that I had some sort of virus in my System Restore registry. However, we did manage to get rid of it and my PC is completely clean now - many scans have returned results of no infections whatsoever. I told them that my SR was still not working (doesnt let me create a restore point) and they led me to the windows/Microsoft website where they had a step by step guide on resolving the issue. After doing it just as specified, I am still unable to create one. The member told me to bring this up here and see if anyone here has a solution. Please keep in mind I have already tried the step from Microsoft how it says to go into safe mode and flick a few options and delete a certain file and it did not work. The error message I keep getting is "Unable to create a restore point. Please restart your PC and run System Restore again". Of course, restarting does nothing. Anyone got any solution to this? I will be highly grateful. THANKS!

A:Unable to create a System Restore Point!!!

hello ,

give me a few min. to check i think i have what you need to fix this but i have to find it scan it then post it for you

mike

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Been trying for about 3 days to create a restore point but the same message keeps popping up.


"A volume shadow copy service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the application even log for more information."

I currently have no access to Internet on my laptop and Windows 7 mysteriously reverted to a Windows 97 with VERY limited access. Currently using my phone.

Please help, I'm not a computer geek but I try my best at understanding.

A:Cannot create system restore point (0x80042302)

Hello and welcome Casus mate have you got that machine backed up - data wise??
You might try these in safe mode if necessary

Run as admin a sfc and chkdsk from the command prompt - type in

"sfc /scannow"

and

'chkdsk C: /f /r"

don't include the quotation marks make sure you leave spaces between the commands
ie C;[space] /f [space]/r

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I Will Upload The Screenshots

I Tried This Method Too But No Help

Boot into Safe Mode without networking.
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the Repository folder to Repositoryold.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).
Open a elevated command prompt.
Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
Restart the computer to normal mode (not Safe Mode).

A:Can't Create a System Restore Point and Backup

Make sure that the VSS service isn't disabled

Changing the startup type of the VSS service and rebooting can often resolve issues.

Right click on 'My Computer'.
Select 'Manage'.
Select the 'Services' tree node.
Right click on 'Volume Shadow Copy'
Select Properties
Change the startup type to 'Automatic'

Sometimes re-registering VSS core components can fix errors. Copy the following commands to Notepad and save the file with a ‘.bat’ extension. Run the .bat file by opening a command prompt and entering the .bat file name.

cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss
net stop swprv
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll
vssvc /register
regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll
regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll
regsvr32 /s es.dll
regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll
regsvr32 /s vssui.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll
regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll
vssvc /register
net start swprv
net start vss

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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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Hi there! I am looking for some good advice. I have a 32 bit Home Basic version of Vista and am having a problem since I installed Earthlink Accelerator. I have had 3 extensive chat sessions with their techs and still can't get it to work and now cannot uninstall it either as there is a file missing. I have a new disk from them to re-install but it won't install the program as it says I already have a version installed (yes, but it is defective!) I have tried to get rid of it using System Restore, but don't have a restore point older than when I installed it (1/30). Can anyone tell me how to manually create a restore point older than 30 days? I have plenty of available space. Thanks! czgator

A:How to create system restore point older than 30 days

You cannot create a restore point further back, you can create one now, or you can restore one previously created either manually or through an automatic checkpoint- You can maunally remove the program if it was installed with the Windows Installer using the uninstaller, or you can remove the program's registry enties through regedit, or you can try to repair Windows, or re-install Windows, and then create your own recovery disk with all data/programs/settings for quick re-install in the future.

Vista Backup Recovery Disks
Repair Install For Vista
Windows Installer Cleanup

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As the title says,
i have read several times now that system restore creates a daily automatic restore point,
i had a script to do this in 7 and i added it to win 8 ,now im thinking i dont need it.

i would guess it does it at start up, but does anyone have more info on this,

having looked at the restore points going back to the 6th when i first got this laptop i dont see any instant restore points that look to have been created automatically(daily), and i dont see points for each software installed either (i read it does this also)
as its a new laptop i have installed quite a few things and there ought to be quite a few restore points if this is the case.
anyone got an idiots guide that explains it,

folks on other sites are giving tutorials about system restore points and mention the daily automatic restore point but no more info, i would think its quite important info to have

A:When does system restore create the daily automatic point

System restore does not create on a daily basis. Restore point is usually created when:
Certain Windows Updates that effect Windows functionality and restore point will be created as needed in which case you'll see multiple restore points in one day and none on other.Install 3rd party software, drivers depending on how they set up their installer package in which case they'll automatically create a restore point so that if there's a problem after installation, you can then roll back to the previous state.Manually create restore pointSoftware that modifying your system registry in which case they'll prompt you whether you want to create a restore point before proceeding.

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I try creating a restore point in Vista, but it wouldn't allow me, it gave me a message. I'm using operating system Windows Vista Business 32-bit and also I have dual-boot . I have Windows XP Media Center. I get this message:


Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason:
The request is not supported. (0x80070032)

A:Couldn't create a system restore point in Vista

Hi Chow2rich,

This happens if the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled.

This tutorial will show you how to Start and set these services to Automatic.

Services


If you have problems, then this link will help show you how to fix this.

Error 0x80070032 when creating a System Restore point in Windows Vista


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Since Windows 8 is not creating System Restore points, apparently because I have a dual boot Windows 8 / Windows 7 setup, I'd like to schedule one every 3-4 days or so.

Is there any way to run system restore from Command line or batch file or Powershell? If so then I could schedule it to run when I want.

A:Can you create a System Restore point from a batch file or

Seek and ye shall find!

I found this after starting this thread: Use PowerShell to Back Up System State Prior to Making Changes

So this will work in a PowerShell script: Checkpoint-Computer -Description "Periodic restore point"

Only one can be created in 24 hours though.

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I have been working with Bloopie on removing malware and cleaning up the computer and we have reached a point in our conversation where he can no longer help me and told me to post here for additional help.
 
This is our thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/540686/wireless-internet-only-works-in-safe-mode-microsoft-security-center-wont-work/
 
To save you time, basically we cleaned out the computer of malware and now we can not seem to get the computer to create new restore points.
 
Any suggestions on how to get this working without having to wipe the system clean?

A:Removed Malware and now can't create system restore point

Might try Fred Langa's No-reformat reinstall. It's a nondestructive Windows reinstall that completely refreshes the operating system but retains your user accounts, data, passwords, and/or installed programs. Here's a link to his Win7's no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall. The process for Vista is nearly identical.

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I currently can't make a system image or restore point.

The error I receive for the system image attempt is:

The backup failed.

Windows Backup timed-out before the shared protection point was created. (0x80780021)

Additional Information:
The creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101)

When I attempt a restore point it gives me the (0x81000101) error.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to create system image or restore point

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fr0gger


I currently can't make a system image or restore point.

The error I receive for the system image attempt is:

The backup failed.

Windows Backup timed-out before the shared protection point was created. (0x80780021)

Additional Information:
The creation of a shadow copy has timed out. Try this operation again. (0x81000101)

When I attempt a restore point it gives me the (0x81000101) error.


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


How large is your backup drive?

I have a 500gb hd and 50gb backup. You should have at least 40 gb or more.

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System Restore point manual create is okay, automatic create is not okay....need help.

I noticed that restore points are not being created upon updates nor being created when a program calls System Restore Point being created.
I can manual create restore points okay.

Any ideas what to check.
Volume Shadow Copy and Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider are Running Automatic.

After update 1511 to 1607 on Nov 25th, I noticed Disable System Protection was tick'd.
I tick'd Turn on system protection and manually created System Restore points okay.

Now, I've noticed restore points are not being created upon updates nor being created when a program calls System Restore Point being created.

?

A:System restore point automatic create not working....need help.

I understand you already previously enabled it.
Did you use the slide to set the desired amount of space to use?

Do you have enough free space on all of your disks?

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My computer (XP Home) is in a real mess, and I want to go back to better days with System Restore, ideally several weeks before various nightmares happened. But when I look for an earlier restore point there's only today's date. Is it possible for me to create a date for, say, a month ago? And if I manage to do this what programs or documents will I lose?

Please phrase your response for a non-techie. Thanks.

Angus
 

A:Solved: How to create a RESTORE POINT in XP's STSTEM RESTORE?

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 Hi .... When I try and manually create a restore point in Vista I get the following error message:


 
Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason:
Cannot create a file when that file already exists (0X800700B7)
 
Coincidently this problem started when the last automatic restore point was created on Oct 26, 2008. Since then no other automatic restore points have been created and I can't create one manually either. Its almost as if the restore point creation process is stuck in constant write mode and won't create a new one automatically or manually.
 
This error message occurs whether VSSCOPY service is running or not. I have all the required system restore files or dlls in system 32. I have also eliminated any possibility of it being caused by another program since the automatic restore point creation process worked fine up until Oct 26, 2008. 
 
The following is the current content of my ONLY system restore registry key:
 
"hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\systemrestore" and its values are:
 
firstrun                       regdword     0x00000000 (0)
lastindex                    regdword     0X000000BB (187)
rpglobalinterval            regdword     0x00015180 (86400)
rplifeinterval                regdword      0xffffff (4294967295)
rpsessioninterval         regdword      0x00000001 (1)
 
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A:Re: Cannot create a Restore Point or Restore to a previous one

 
Hi Ray, to troubleshoot the issue, I suggest we first perform the following steps:
 
Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe)
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1.       Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
To determine which files could not be repaired by the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
1.       Open an elevated command prompt.
2.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
findstr /C:"[SR] Cannot repair member file" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
Note The Sfcdetails.txt file contains details from every time that the System File Checker tool has been run on the computer. The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. Verify the date and time entries to determine the problem files that were found the last time that you ran the System File Checker tool.
3.       Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
edit sfcdetails.txt
The Sfcdetails.txt file uses the following format:
Date/Time SFC detail
 If th... Read more

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Hi hope I'm in the right place. when I try to restore my computer no restore points are saved I have the system restore set to it's maximum capacity, there is plenty of space. I tried to create my own restore points and received message sytem restore is not able to create restore point please restart the computer and then run system restore again. I did and got same message again. Can someone please tell me how to rectify this problem. Thanks.

P.s. Was having trouble with screensaver which refused to start but have now disabled ehtray and screensaver is now working again.
 

A:no restore points and can't create restore point

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I want to create a new restore point in Windows 10, but when I click on Control Panel/System, the "Create" box is greyed out, thereby preventing me from creating one. I can't think what has caused this, as I regularly do that exercise. The only thing that has been different recently is that I have just completed a Windows 10 updates run, but hardly think that can be the cause. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Cannot create restore point in Windows 10

Sorry! Somehow system protection had been turned off - so now corrected! (Solved).
 

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Hi,

I have just tried to create a restore point, and it says, Access is denied. (0x80070005). Please try again.

I am running windows 7 64bit.

All work well last week, the only thing downloaded was windows own updates.

Hope someone can help!

Keith.

A:Windows will not create a restore point

Try this:

System Restore Point Shortcut

System Restore Point - Create

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Recently updated from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.  Installed Virtual XP.  I don't have any restore points and can't create one.  I Get the message "The specified object was not found.  (0x80024308)".  I tried disabling antivirus, firewall, and malware programs.  Disconnected from the internet.  Tried to create a restore point after clean boot, ckdsk, and while in safe mode.  Same message.  Could there be a 3rd party software blocking my system restore other then what I've already mentioned?  Any suggestions?

A:Can't create a restore point in Windows 7

 Two suggestions.  First run SFC.  Click Start and type CMD in the search box, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as Administrator.  Then type SFC /scannow.  It will run a couple of minutes.  If that doesn't fix the problem, disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your antivirus.  Then try creating a restore point.  Reenable your antivirus before reconnecting to the Internet.
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Tried to create a Windows 10 restore point. It failed, claiming a "non transient error," and error 0x800423F4.

Ran scf / scannow and no errors were found.
Ran DISM repair and no problems were found.
Put the PC in safe mode with networking and in safe mode without networking and found that there was no way to create restore points in safe  mode. In either version of safe mode, the restore point option did not appear in control panel.

Volume Shadow Copy service is already  running and in automatic mode.

This error showed up in event viewer:

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}
 and APPID
{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}
 to the user khl-PC\khl SID (S-1-5-21-2578728997-788556579-3254953335-1000) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative
tool.
Was directed to an existing Microsoft support thread, but no solutions were found. Thread was at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-10-restore-point-creation-error-0x800423f4/06a04dc1-b245-44ad-9ed1-731828733aae?auth=1


Using Windows 10 version 1709, build 16299.192

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I just had a problem with my laptop and, though I've managed to recover from it (I think), I was considering doing a System Restore to before it happened. Since we had updates this week I assumed that Windows would have created a Restore Point a couple of days ago, but when I look, the last one is from 10th Jan, which I created before a System Image.

I can see earlier Restore Points associated with Windows Installer, and I had thought that one was automatically created before Windows installed updates. Am I mistaken?

A:Should Windows create a Restore Point before updating?

Mine doesn't , but I do one manually be fore updates.

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after having to do a restore to an ealier date om my asus laptop running win7 i lost several programs i had loaded after that date. knowing my ineptitude with win7, i'll probably be doing this again sometime in the future. i found under restore in control panel how to do this but not how to create a new restore point after reloading my missing programs again. i also looked under backup and restore, but it listed only making a system image or creating a repair disk. the last time i made a system image on my acer laptop. i loaded it to the hard drive by mistake and havled my usable drive space. all i want is a restore point, can anyone help please?

A:[SOLVED] how do you create a restore point in windows 7?

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To create a restore point

Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.

In the left pane, click System protection. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create.

In the System Protection dialog box, type a description, and then click Create.




> Create a restore point

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Hello everyone.
I just came upon a very strange problem with my computer today. I started it as usual, ran a TuneUp Utilities check (as I usually do) and, in the meantime, was prompted by my iTunes installer to install a new version of iTunes. I clicked OK on the install thing, then all of a sudden I get this message from the HP Support Assistant: Windows System Restore is not activated. So I go to the System Protection folder to try to manually enable it, but I get an error message that says an unexpected error occurred: System restore has found an error, try to run System restore again. I do this a thousand times, and the same message pops up. So I run my Norton antivirus and SpyBot Search and Destroy. The Norton search comes up empty, but the SpyBot returns this: Babylon Toolbar and Win32.Downloader.bltu. So I click to fix the problems and an error message pops up in SpyBot saying I'm not running it as admin, so the problems can't be fixed. Well, my user account is an admin account (the only one I have in this computer), so there's obviously something very wrong here, for it seems like whatever this is, it's keeping me from executing whatever task may remove it. I also execute sfc /scannow from a command prompt and the returning message is that I cannot run sfc /scannow because I'm not an administrator. So... I'm lost. And I have no idea what to do to get it fixed. Could anyone, please, help? Thanks a lot!

A:Windows 7 gives error message when trying to create restore point

Ok, nevermind. I obsessively looked for answers and came across this:
If you're having the same problem as me (not being able to create restore points and receving the 0x81000203 error message), try the following:

type regedit in your windows startup search bar.
then, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\swprv\Parameters
Verify if the ServiceDll value is: %Systemroot%\System32\swprv.dll

Then go back to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\swprv
Verify if the Start value is 2. If not, change it.
Restart your computer.
Then, when you try to create a backup or restore point, it will work.

Now, what does that have to do with the iTunes update download, the win32.downloader and babylon toolbar, I do not know.

Hope this helps someone else running into the same situation.

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I insall BAIDU pc faster while uninstall using revo install restore point  unable  to create and the unable to shutdown
i restart ( restart normally mode ) then ok 
but in reg :
 
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore
and then 4 windows update install again and again
 
but now i create restore point easily 
how to fix ?   
 
 
 
 

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I have done thorough research and googled this issue many times but non of the resolutions actually apply to me and never solve my issue. I bought a windows 7 64 bit key but every time i run Windows Anytime Upgrade i get this message and at the bottom it says turn on system restore for the disk that contains your windows installation, it is on but i am unable to create a restore point because i then get this error 'An error was detected in the volume shadow copy service (vss). The problem occurred while trying to contact VSS writers. Verify that the event system and the VSS service are running (which they definitely are, they're both running and startup is automatic) and check for associated errors in the event logs. (0x80042318)

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade couldn't create a restore point??

When you access System Protection to look at the drives, are any listed as "Recovered?"

If so turn off System Protection on that drive, then turn it back on for C which should now be protected.

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Hello everyone. I'm back! Y'all know that I always wanted to upgrade my Windows 7 from Starter to besides-Starter. Lol! So, I got a valid key but WAU couldn't create a restore point. Help me?

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade couldn't create a restore point!

Is System Restore turned on? Rightclick Computer, choose Properties, then System Protection. Highlight C drive and click Configure to see how much disk space is apportioned to increase the amount.

Now try Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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For some time I am having the problem on Win 7 of not being able to set a restore point. The message that displays is likely familiar to this forum.

It is the Volume Shadow Copy service error followed by a long error code number.

Some process is blocking the ability to set restore. What the error message suggests to turn off processes hasn't worked or I'm not doing it right.

Please advise.

My suspicion is that I made some selection error in setup but
have no idea what could have happened.

A:Shadow Copy error when trying to create a restore point in Windows 7

Also I have not seen the Application Even log or where to find it. There is a standard number on it:

0x80042302

I will look up anything I can find on that.

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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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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

Hi,
 
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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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.
TIA
Neil

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.

-Michael

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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

Hi
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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