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Can't update Windows 10 after system restoration

Q: Can't update Windows 10 after system restoration

Hi everyone! I have recently restored my Windows 10 Lenovo laptop and now it won't update to the last Windows 10 update. Please help me! Ask whatever you want!

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Hi all,

I hope you can help me with my issue. I have a HP Compaq Pressario CQ61 laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on it. Recently I decided to try ubuntu but after a while realized Windows is more my thing. I tried using the recovery DVDs (the ones I made myself after purchasing the laptop) to re-install Windows back on it and after going through all 3 DVDs it asked me to re-boot and then gave me the restoration incomplete error. I have used the disks before and the process worked but for some reason now it fails.

I would like to know what my options are and what can be done because I would really like Windows 7 back. Oh, using a version that is online to re-install and then using my COA sticker for product ID is not really an option because the sticker is faded beyond ability to decipher the characters and in my infinite wisdom I didn't write it down .

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:System Restoration Incomplete when trying to re-install Windows 7

Try wiping the HD with Diskpart Clean Command from the booted Win7 System Repair Disk or installer or free Partition Wizard bootable CD Disk tab.

If the Recovery Disks still will not run correctly your choices are to order new ones from the computer Tech Support or get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - everything you need is in the blue link.

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I had a virus that completely took over my computer. After a great effort, I was finally able to get the computer to start up in safe mode. At this point, I uninstalled everything I could, moved every infected file to the vault and after all of this did nothing to solve the viral problem, I elected to do a system restore back to factory settings. However, after the restoration process was complete, the computer did its restart as usual, but after it said setup is starting services, I get the message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." If I click "ok", it restarts the same message just continues to come up. I am really hoping that one of you guys out there will have The Answer for me, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much,

A:System Restoration caused Windows to be uninstalled

You may need to optimize your drive for new installation:

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Clean Install Windows 7

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I really need your help. I am a beginner do not have much experience with computers. I had a problem with my acer laptop which had windows vista on it. A virus corrupted the laptop so I was not able to network or use any programs the virus automatically would reroute me to a randomn website to buy some antivirus program. The computer was working fine under the safe mode option which allowed me to back up all my programs and data to an external hard drive. I thought doing a system restore would work I did the alt f10 method and restore to factory default. The computer went through the steps of the restoration fine I clicked ok when it asked to restart but when the computer restarted it says thanks for using windows for the first time please wait while it uploads files. The please wait lasted a whole day and nothing happened it keeps getting stuck there no matter what i do. The cursor just rotates circular and the message says please wait thats all it does and stuck everytime. I restored twice from to the factory default without cd and twice with the cds provided to me by acer system cd, restore cd 1 and 2 and followed with instructions. Don't know why this isn't working ?? someone help??

A:Help system restore fails to upload windows after restoration

Any error merssages at any time, before or later?

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This laptp is suppsed to have a blue button that you can depress and it will bring XP back to the day it was orig loaded at the factory.

But when l pick up a T-40 on Ebay besides having the COA l will have XP already on it.

Question can't l just download it onto a CD and just save it?


A:Need help with system restoration

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I have a gateway computer with windows 98se and recently had upgrades my hard drive to a 80 gig from a 20. Once I did this my screen resolution has been horrible. I went to my control settings and looked at my screen resolution but it now only has a 16 bit where as before i had 32 and higher. I am not a professional on computers but as a college student with a family I need a bigger resolution. What can I do to correct this because all I have been told to do has failed. I don't have the first disk for the restoration of the computer but have the second one that came with it. What can I do or should I do?

A:System restoration

Sounds like drivers for display adapter need installed.Does it have a graphic card or is it integrated in motherboard? Go to device manager and look at display adapter and see what it says.

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I'm having a problem really similar to this thread:

System Restoration Incomplete when trying to re-install Windows 7

I messed up the partitions in my hard drive and Windows 7 didn't boot up for me. When I try using the recovery disks that I burned when first obtaining my laptop, upon restart I get the error message "Recovery Incomplete." I then installed Ubuntu which works fine, but I still want to be able to use my Windows.

In the previous thread, the OP was able to fix the problem by using diskpart. However, I don't see how to do this if my Windows 7 isn't even booting up. Ubuntu has a similar function to diskpart called fdisk but I'm very new to Ubuntu so I would have no idea on how to use it.

Just found that we can use the command prompt from a System Repair Disk. I'll go ahead and create this from another computer and come back here. I'm also currently downloading the Windows 7 SP1 ISO so that I can do a fresh install of Windows rather than using the recovery disks for factory reset.

I'm assuming that I should use the "clean" command in diskpart and not the "clean all" command.

A:System Restoration Incomplete

Using diskpart and then doing a clean install of windows 7 worked. My only problem now is that I dont know which drivers are missing. (There is no driver for a wireless internet connection.) I'm going to see if doing all the updates will work to install missing drivers.

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I followed the post and instructions here - yet unable to do "complete pc restoration" from a "complete pc back up" I have on an external drive. I restarted the PC, hit "F8" and chose to "Repair". I selected "complete pc restore" identified the back up drive and file, and then the problems starts. I get a window with message "To restore your computer, windows needs to format the disk that windows recovery enviornment is currently running on. Boot your computer from a windows installation disk or recovery disks".

I have Tosh Proege M-800 and it never came with an installtion disk to the best of my knowledge. However, I have "recovery dvd disks (labelled recovery disk 1 and 2) that I made, when I first purchased the laptop. This was made as instructed during the very first setup process. Well I tried to putting the "recovery disk 1" and booted from that disk - and the window I get warns me of "erasing my entire hard disk and reinstalling "windows vista".

I do NOT get the option at any point to "select and restore" from the back up I have made.

Where am I going wrong ? what am I missing ? Why cant this be simple straight forward affair ?

Can you please help ?

Appreciate your replies.


A:Vista System Restoration

<<I followed the post and instructions here...>>I don't know what instructions you followed or what post you refer to. OEM-supplied "recovery/restore disks" take the system back to the point it reflected when when the system was purchased.It sounds like that is what you are presented with.The manual for the system seems to be available for download Here in Spanish, so I hope that you are a Spanish-speaker or have the manual which should have come with your system. Any instructions for using the recovery/restore function provided by Toshiba...should be in the documentstion.LouisIf you are thinking of the Windows System Restore function...that's a different matter. See http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-vista-system-restore-guide/ .

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Hi, basically, yesterday I faced a virus named "Ransomare Cerber" and it encrypted every file I had in my pc. It looks like there's no way to decrypt my files yet I was thinking about a solution. Basically, the virus deleted every restoration point i've had in my pc. I'm thinking about recovering my restoration points via different softwares and put it back in the "System volume" where they're stored.

You guys think it will work? If you know how to do it more specifically, i'd like to hear your way.

Thanks a lot.

A:Help ! System restoration/Virus

Hello and welcome cyKer mate I don't know of any softwares that will get rid of this crap and personally you would be better posting a thread in the sister 10 forum just join up like you did here - if you are running 10 as in your specs.

One that I would suggest you try is this - it does take a while to run but does so in a non Windows environment Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

You will need to make a bootable disk and set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive (I prefer the disk to a stick personally)

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Hi tech people!

I am freaking out- last night I was experiencing problems submitting or downloading pages. I decided to do a system restore. I had done one in December because my computer was acting up and when I did the system restore this time, it took me back to that state.

I have tried to "undo the last restoration" but it will not allow me too. It also will not show me a calander to pick another restore date. I called Dell last night and they directed me into safe mode but I now cannot access the internet (only since this problem began) so they could not restore my system from remote.

They told me the only thing I could do is wipe the system but I recently moved and have no idea where my program disks are. I know there must be a way to make system restore work. Please help- I am a college student and desperately need my computer. (By the way I am on someone else's computer right now- I still cannot get ie to open.

Thank you!!!

A:cannot undo system restoration...HELP!!!!!!!

You're saying you cannot access the Internet. Are you still in Safe Mode? If so, you won't be able to connect. You need to be in Normal Mode or in Safe Mode with Networking.

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I have had my Dell 8700 for little over a year and have had problems from the beginning.  I am 72 years old, and I am at my wits end!!!

A hard drive was replaced in the summer of 2015, but I have still had problems with the computer shutting down and my having to refresh it to factory setting.

I thought updating to Windows 10 would solve some problems, and I did this in October, 2015.  Everything was fine until a couple of months ago.  The end result was when I tried to refresh the computer to factory defaults, it went back to 8.0 or 8.1, and I evidently lost something in the process.
Now, I cannot update to Windows 10 and when I tried to resinstall the Dell Operating System, I get for both:  "WE COULDN'T UPDATE THE SYSTEM RESERVED PARTITION."
I DO HAVE A SYSTEM BACKUP ON 20 CDS (MADE WHEN I HAD WINDOWS 10).  Could I reinstall the system with these backupdisks?  How do I do that?  I also have a Dell 2 Boot USP stick, I have a recovery stick, too, but it semed that when I used this, I received a message that not all files were recovered
What should I do at this point? 

A:Error message when trying to update to Windows 10 or to reinstall operating system 8.1: We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

On MBR disk, Windows 10 requires a 500MB system reserved partition, while 100MB in Windows 7, so you can try to extend system reserved partition.
In disk management, you can only extend partition using the unallocated space next to its right side. so even if you shrink D: drive, the option to extend the efi partition is still grayed out. My suggestion is to use a third party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, both the standard (free) or the Professional(paid) version can extend partition as long as there is unallocated space on that hard drive. to see more information read:
Fix "We Couldn?t Update the System Reserved Partition" Error

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Is there any way to disable System Restoration (My computer->Properties->Advanced Configurations->System Protection->Configure) using regedit tool?

I need this because I work on a factory and we have an automated windows 7 installation with an unnatended configuration file. This installation comes with our softwares stress tests and meantimes they perfom automatic reboots without any user interaction. In some reboots (yeah, it's intermitent) the system just crash entering in a system restore mode.

I need this by the registry to I can put in automated process because we made about 4000 machines per day.

Thanks in advance.

A:How to disable System Restoration through registry?

Are you talking about the black and white screen that comes up when the system restarts?

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I did a complete system restoration for what I found out was for unnecessary reason. But anyway, I was able to recover my pics, but I cannot find my Wordpad or Notepad documents. Tried using system restore but all my previous restore points are gone. Tried using recuva, but did not bring up any older documents I need. Please help! Is there anything else I can try?

A:Lost data after doing system restoration

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Hello folks,
I usually restore machine to factory setting once a year, for various reasons. Although I keep system fairly clean, it still gets slow. I hate spending time to install all the programs and OS updates. Since XP days, I used to take snapshots so that instead of restoring to factory setting, I can restore to a setting where all programs are installed. So far NONE of the programs I used worked as I wished, I could ALWAYS find some leftover folders/files. I don't remember all the programs I used over the period of time.
Now I am on Windows 7 Home edition 64-bit. I have tried its in-built backup but it just did not work. It failed to recognize the back up. I tried system restore point but its rather pathetic, the system restore points just vanish. I think it keeps last 10 or some restore points. I have not tried any other programs on Windows 7 but Macrium Relfect free edition and Paragon backup and recovery 2012, free edition is under consideration to take a system snapshot.
Anybody has any didactic suggestion, how best I can achieve this. I am sorry if somebody finds it trolling but I am total zero in computer business. For troubles, I just post on such forums and do as I am told.
Thanks in advance.

A:System snapshot for future restoration

CloneZilla Live. Makes a complete image of the Hard Drive for later restoration. You'll need the following: A blank CD, An external hard drive greater than the size of your computer's, and some common sense. It should do wonders for you. I use it frequently.

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System Restore Not Working!

I recently used a wireless adapter to get wireless on an old desktop. I was attempting to connect a printer to the computer that is another room. While having trouble doing so, I created a WORKGROUP in order to connect to another network in the other room. After I created the WORKGROUP, connected to it, and downloaded a printer driver, the system went haywire. Internet did not work (working now), I could not print (ever), and my retailedge software used for business purposes will not allow me to look at Sales Reports. I accidentally restored my Retail Edge to last month and lost a whole month and still could not open any Reports. The only option I have is to restore, BUT my computer will not let me. The desktop is an HP Proliant. I have tried EVERYTHING!! AVG Remover, restore in safe mode, turn off tamper protection, windows update, checked and made sure System Restore service is running, enabled on drivers needed, sufficient disk space, restoring from different points, deleting 'EraserUtilDrv10633.sys. I cannot turn off the System Restore because I need my restore point from Sunday and that will erase it in doing so....

Here is the information from the "sr" source:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: sr
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1
Date: 10/22/2013
Time: 6:28:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HP-ML110
The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error
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A:System Restore Not Working , Incomplete Restoration

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When i go to use the rstrui.exe file to Restore my system(Windows XP Professional Home Edition 256MB RAM) I get an error message saying that System Restore has been disabled by group policy. When I try to use the registry editor i get another error message saying that the file specified cannot be imported to the registry.

I know what to do to fix the System Restore problem however I can't get to the registry editor to do it. Can somebody put these steps into a format i can paste and save into a notepad .reg file.

want to edit my registry using notepad. i know it is not recommended but it is the only way i can do it at the moment as my reg editor is not functioning and i wish to be able to restore windows to the previous rollback point.

I wish to edit my registry according to these steps using notepad

1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter

2. Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore

In the right-pane:

Delete the value DisableConfig
Delete the value DisableSR
3. Exit the Registry Editor.

I would like an exact text copy that i can paste into notepad, save then open to instantly edit my registry.

A:Solved: Edit Registry For System Restoration Possibilities

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TDSSKiller delete files and operating system won't boot.
When i try windows start emit blue screen "Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error} .... 0x0000135 0x000000.."
I restore the files deleted afd.sys, ANIO.SYS, ANIWZCSdS.exe, browser.dll, WsmSvc.dll, advapi32.dll but anyway windows don't start.
I think there because windows don't start, delete the files together with registry(You agree with me?).
But I'm not sure whether it is possible to restore the registry.
I have in Quarantine object.ini files (it registers as I understand it?). As the simplest way you can restore the registry?

I using windows xp mini in this time and i can connect to my windows xp registry dabase, but i understant registry framework.

I restore browser.dll file.
I create in HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\ KEY Browser
and next step need create from object.ini registry. In this step i don't know like [Type] format REG_BINARY, REG_DWORD, REG_EXPAND_SZ, REG_MULTI_SZ OR REG_SZ.

i don't know why restore registry from this code(it from tddskiller backup file object.ini):

Type: Service
Name: Browser
Type: n/a (0x20)
Start: Auto (0x2)
ImagePath: %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Is it possible to restore the registry? from tdsskiller backup files.(If possible, as this is possible to do)
I using os windows xp, service pack 3.
Attaching to the message scan log.
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A:tdsskiller registry restoration (operating system won't boot!)

Hi and welcome.

You need to restore your registry. Lets attempt to run this application with mini XP.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. Then insert the flash drive into the ailing computer and boot to mini XP.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.


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My master boot record was no longer viable so I had to, of necessity, use a system image to restore everything (Windows 10 Pro now at 10586.494) two weeks ago. Since then, the Reliability Monitor has behaved strangely, either showing the blue graph line taking dips and upsweeps, but with no event information, or just a horizontal blue graph line at the '10' level. I cannot find the task, racagent, in Task Scheduler under RAC. I ran sfc /scannow and the DISM command to 'restore health', but both actions found no problems. I tried resetting the Reliability Monitor per other suggestions in this forum -- that just pegged the blue graph line at '10'. I can view two problem reports by clicking on 'View all problem reports' at the bottom, but no Windows Update or program update events show anywhere. Any help in solving this would be much appreciated!

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TDSSKiller delete files and operating system won't boot.
When i try windows start emit blue screen "Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error} .... 0x0000135 0x000000.."
I restore the files through ubuntu afd.sys, ANIO.SYS, ANIWZCSdS.exe, browser.dll, WsmSvc.dll, advapi32.dll but anyway windows don't start.
I think there because windows don't start, delete the files together with registry(You agree with me?).
But I'm not sure whether it is possible to restore the registry.
I have in Quarantine object.ini files (it registers as I understand it?). As the simplest way you can restore the registry?
I using windows xp mini in this time and i can connect to my windows xp registry dabase, but i understant registry framework.
I restore browser.dll file.
I create in HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\ KEY Browser
and next step need create from object.ini registry. In this step i don't know like [Type] format REG_BINARY, REG_DWORD, REG_EXPAND_SZ, REG_MULTI_SZ OR REG_SZ.
if I have the data in the registry entries ControlSet001\services\Browser what afterwards entered into ControlSet001\control\safeboot\Network\Browser, HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\Browser, HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\control\safeboot\Network\Browser
Type: Service
Name: Browser
Type: n/a (0x20)
Start: Auto (0x2)
ImagePath: %SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Is it possible to restore the registry? from tdsskiller backup files.(If possible, as this is possible to do)
I using os windo... Read more

A:tdsskiller registry restoration (operating system won't boot!)

I'm interested to know why you ran TDSSKiller, and why you deleted those items. Yes, the missing registry services are what are causing the blue screen. It is not merely enough just to restore the files. It is possible to restore from the TDSSKiller backups, but not outside of normal Windows as far as I know. You would have to completely rebuild those keys since booting into Windows is non-option, and instructing someone to do this would be very difficult.

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I've decided to system restore to a very old system image (February 3rd, 2013). I'm doing this instead of a factory reset because I can't find my Microsoft Word/Excel/PPT licenses. Also I have a student version of MATLAB that I would not be able to reinstall.

This is the closest I can get to starting fresh before upgrading to Windows 10. There is so much crap on my computer. I've tried sifting through it to delete a bunch of stuff but many times it claims that a file is in use or open and can't be deleted. So I'm just reverting to an old system image when my laptop was only about 8 months old (I got it in June of 2012).

I made a new system image last night just incase I missed backing up something. This took about 8 hours for some reason. The system image was like 300gb. Today I went through the control panel to get to recovery and then started the process of restoring to a previous image. It's been going for about 1.5 hrs now. Should I expect it to take as long as the image I just took?

Here are some pics. I hope I am allowed to post links. I didn't see it in the rules. Note that I have control over the caps lock and num lock. Also that the hard drive light doesn't light up. My computer is not sleeping, or else the power button at the top right would be blinking. The display is not on. This is an ASUS laptop. I don't know of this everything is still OK. The hard drive light never blinking or anything is making me think my laptop isn't doing anything.

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I am attending to IT technican and while i was writing preparation exam to E12 qualification on school, i had an exercise to create restore access point and then copy this to another folder, it was really strange task i guess even my teacher
who created these tasks didnt know it's impossible to do, for me he didn't try it on his own so he thought it is possible. Anyway I couldn't do it on exam but i found it interesting so being at  home I tried everything to copy it and i got no results
so finally i came here to find an answer. 
It's also impossible to view who is actually owner of these files.

I must say i used various commands on cmd also as build-in Administrator profile, just everytime i had contact with these files i got access denied. I also disabled many services related with these files and nothing. Maybe TrustedInstaller account is a key?
But how run cmd program as him? 

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as stated in the title i want to delete the restoration process and continue to system boot after hibernation wake up but i dont know how and i have checked the web but all that comes up is people trying to avoid this but i want it to happen because thats how my computer turns off but whenever i turn it on i want it to start all over with out any programs or anything and i have tried pressing F8 repeatedly but still nothing.

A:[SOLVED] how to Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu

Are you saying that you cannot shut down the PC?

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I'm having a problem with my XP laptop. I've been hibernating my laptop daily for the past couple of years. Recently after waking up from every hibernation, the laptop gives the following error message:

System restart has been paused:

Continue with system restart.
Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu.

After that it boots into Windows, however i lose all of my open programs which is rather annoying. Does anyone know how to resolve this?

A:After hibernation, Delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu.

Welcome to TSG....

Some system specs would be very helpful to us here could you please post?

How long do you leave your computer running for?

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Hi eveoryone,
yesterday I have try to install OpenSUSE linux as a second OS for my PC. I have maybe done something wrong, so I have had to recreate the BCD (on primary OS Win 8.1 Pro) using EasyBCD app from second instalation of Widnows. Than I have made
4 disc backups (2 per backup app). Then I have finally installed the linux, but I have not installed its bootloader because there was some error and I thought that Windows loader can correct it for me. That was bad idea. The Win 8.1 OS starts to crashes
during loading even if I repeated the step with recreation its BCD via EasyBCD. So I have restored the backup and for some reason I have to start OS first under native IDE mode instead of AHCI (Win 8.1 is runnig on SSD drive).

Now I have found that original restoration points for Win 8.1 was not matched with the drive. I see in the system security tab original drive with correct name and drive letter with directory icon and normally the ?actual? drive with normal icon.
I have issued many time bootrect, bcdboot and bootsect on drive before first BCD recreation via app has been done, but the most significant command options has been always unsuccessful (that is the reason for using EasyBCD). I am almost sure that
than I have made one restore point of drive with no problems noticed. So this is probably issue of restoration from disc backup.
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A:After system restoration from disc backup and some activities with bootloader restore poinst are not matched with drive

?I see in the system security tab original drive with correct name and drive letter with directory icon and normally the ?actual? drive with normal icon.?
To be better understanding your issues, we need more details on this, what do you mean by ?don?t match the drive??

Do you mean after disk image back up restoration, the old restore points are in the wrong drive? And please keep reading.
I guess you also cannot see these restore points, because I did same thing on my test machine. These restore points are useless after system image restoration or clone. Because Windows Restore Points are maps of changed sectors on the
disk, and they refer to the sectors by absolute location on the disk. If you clone a disk the files are not necessarily restored to the exact same sector locations on the cloned disk as they were on the source disk. When Windows boots, it detects this and
deletes the restore points since they now are invalid. You will find an error entry in the Windows System log saying something like "The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted upon detection" when this happens.

As far as I know, the only way that you can preserve the restore points and shadow copies is to create an image of the disk in sector-by-sector mode and then restore that image to the target disk in sector-by-sector mode, which forces
the sectors to end up in the same absolute locations on the target disk.
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T460p here. After I updated my Windows 10 to Fall Creator Update - Lenovo System Update Shows 11 Updates that are already installed - so it want's to install the same drivers over and over again. Probably a bug. Anyone with the same experience?

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I have am currently running IE9 and see an error code of 9C59 when installing the update to IE11.
The Windows Update Troubleshooter reported the service registeration is missing or corrupt (not fixed), and the Windows updat error 0x80070490(2014-12-12-T-07_49_01P) (not fixed).
I then downloaded the system update readiness tool, but it would not install, and I received the following error:
Installer encountered an error: 0x8007000d the data is invalid.
Can you tell me what to do next?

A:Windows update and system update readiness tool problem.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might attempt to download ie10 instead,
Both are offered through the windows update system is that where your attempting to download 11 ?
Right click the ie11 update and click on Hide,
Manually check for update ie10 will now be offered,

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Hello all,
I'm making the plunge into SSDs and would like to know what the best way of installing a new one is, if I already have W7 installed on my current hard drive.
I've made a complete image using Acronis True Image that I was planning on restoring directly onto the SSD after removing my original hard drive, but I read that Windows 7 has to do some "alignment" of the SSD. If I simply restored the file, would that not occur?

Should I just do a fresh install and reinstall my other programs one by one?

A:Installation/Restoration of Windows 7 to New SSD

There are quite a few features that W7 modifies or turns off/on when it knows it's running on an SSD. Whether these are turned on or off on the fly after an install I don't know and so would have to assume "No".

The surer bet would be to install fresh onto the SSD...

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I've had to reformat/restore my laptop (purchased Feb 2010). Windows Updater is telling me I have 78 Important updates (135.7 Mb) and 6 Optional updates (130 Mb). Do I need to install all the Important updates? Do I just hit install and upload them all in go?
Alan (Downunder)

(Windows 7 32bit)

A:Windows Upgrades after Restoration

Hello Alan46, welcome to Seven Forums!

See if the Windows 7 SP 1 is listed and if it is, install that first all by itself.

If you have MS Office installed, see it the SP1 for that is listed and install it separately also.

Then recheck for updates and install them in small groups of similar types until they are all installed, yes you do need to install all the listed updates.

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I created an image of a Windows 7 drive using ImageX.
I then wiped the drive and recreated the partitions using WinPE and Diskpart.  I then restored the image using Imagex.  The restored image fails.
Windows failed to start.  A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status 0xc000000f
I have completed the following from WinPE and the commands say they apply successfully but the symptoms persist.

x:\windows\system32\bcdedit /set {default} device partition=c:
x:\windows\system32\bcdedit /set {default} osdevice partition=c:
x:\windows\system32\bcdedit /set {bootmgr} device partition=c:
I think that when the commands above are completed from within WinPE they are applied to the PE environment not the hard Drive OS.  I come to this conclusion because if I run bcdedit from Windows prior to imaging and booting to PE the results are different
than from when bcdedit is run from within the PE environment prior to imaging.
BCDEdit output from windows prior to imaging:
Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
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I have xp home with an ASUS motherboard. I'm having a problem with my system restore after I apply system restore it tells me that "restoration was incomplete". I've tried many diferent dates to go back to but it comes back with the same thing. Please help me.

A:Solved: system restore "restoration was incomplete"

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I found Brink's tutorial here:
Windows Photo Viewer - Restore in Windows 10

But I wanted to know if I can try and manually restore it?
If I want to add the registry key myself, how can I do that?


A:Windows Photo Viewer manual restoration

Any .reg file can be opened in Notepad to see what it does. Much easier if you have a shortcut to Notepad in Send To folder.

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how can i restore JPEG files from my backup??
my files was in C drive,and i reinstall win 7,that was formated

A:windows backup restoration(jpeg files)

Hello Khan,

If this is from a Windows Backup, then: Backup - Manually Extract Files from in Vista & Windows 7

If this is from a system image, then: System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps.

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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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I'll try to summarize everything that's happened so far. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1.
If you do not care for historical summary I have titled the problem I am currently stuck at near the bottom of my post. It involved using Partition Wizard.

About over a week ago I rebooted my PC and was greeted with a S.M.A.R.T error signaling that my harddrive is bad and is failing. I only have a 4 year old 1TB Seagate Barracuda harddrive split into 4 different partitions. So that means my C drive was also at risk. Using defraggler, I noticed the poor health of my drive indeed, and the lost sectors were increasing. The first thing I did was run a chkdsk on my c drive. The lost sectors stopped increasing, but the damage was already done.

My plan was to get a new drive(s) to replace my old failing one. I got one Solid State Drive (Kingston ssdnow v300 240 GB) to serve as my new C drive, and a 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD to serve as a secondary internal drive. After backing up all my other non-system data (pictures, movies) and uninstalling any program I didn't need (like games), I created a System Backup image of my current C drive on an external 1TB harddrive in an attempt to restore my old C drive so I would not have to reinstall Windows 7. Naturally I also created a System repair disk, and checked that it booted fine from my CD drive.

I installed my new SSD into my computer and initialized it for use, then disconnected my failing HDD from my MOBO. Everything was going to plan... Read more

A:Ongoing attempt at Windows 7 C Drive Restoration, help required

You could mount the windows system image .vhd file ( using diskpart ), then make an image of the mounted vhd using another imaging program,.

You should then be able to restore your newly created image to the ssd.

You can use this freebie for the image and restore process:

Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Free Backup and Restore Software

Sounds like you will need to do that from bootable media.

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To be very clear, I am currently running Windows 10. Windows is trying to run some updates on top of that and is failing. I have checked my computer and disk management and there is not actually a system reserved partition. Thoughts??

A:Windows update; "We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

virushaan said:

To be very clear, I am currently running Windows 10. Windows is trying to run some updates on top of that and is failing. I have checked my computer and disk management and there is not actually a system reserved partition. Thoughts??

Well, if there isn't a system reserved partition, that is probably why Windows update could not update it.

Would you mind posting a screenshot of disk management, with all the columns widened enough so we can see all the data in them:
Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of - Windows 10 Tutorials

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Hello, I'm currently in safe mode in my windows 7 laptop which i can only access this computer by. The reason is because when i try to boot windows regularly, i get past the login screen then to be pwned by some black screen with my cursor only displaying.

What i think it's from?

I downloaded a software from IOBit called Advanced system care, then i ran a full system clean. I came back later to reset my laptop and encountered an update, i let it update. When the update was finished, i started getting the Black screen of death.

Things i tried:

- System restore (It couldn't find a restore due to the update)
- Uninstalling updates (No difference was made)
- The CTRL+ALT+DEL then some link for the fix (CTRL+ALT+DEL doesn't work)
- Start up repair (Nope, no difference)
- The /sfc command (It worked but, still no difference)

I'm think pretty much stuck as i don't have a Windows 7 CD, although i have a formatted USB, i'm considering downgrading to XP. But, i'm getting problems with that aswell.

All help will be appreciated !

A:Windows 7 Black screen after windows update/Advanced system care

my first suggestion just to see if we can get you booting is to open msconfig
(just type it in the search box in the start bar)
go to the startup tab, and untick everything there.
Reboot normally and see if you load.
Hopefully it's a startup application.
If this works you can slowly retick the items in msconfig under the startup tab until you find the program actually causing the problem.

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Microsoft Suspends Windows 10 Builds to Prepare New Windows Update System

Microsoft has temporarily suspended the delivery of new Windows 10 builds to insiders enrolled in the Fast and Slow rings, as the Windows team is internally working on the new Unified Update Platform that the company announced earlier this year.

Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, said they are planning to internally test the new UUP system internally before shipping it to users who are part of the Insider program, so it?s not clear how long this is going to take.

What?s important to know is that users can no longer download new builds in the Fast and Slow rings for PCs. Mobile users are not affected.

?We are getting ready to start releasing PC builds to Insiders using UUP. To prepare for this, we are going to pause all PC builds for both the Fast and Slow rings starting this evening (Friday 12/2). We will begin flighting the latest builds via UUP starting with our internal rings first then to Insiders based on each ring?s promotion criteria. We?re excited to be able to release builds for PC to Insiders using UUP! Mobile builds are not impacted by this,? Dona explained.
What?s UUP?
For those who missed Microsoft?s original announcement on the Unified Update Platform, this is a new updating system that speeds up update checks and dramatically cuts the size of updates by only downloading the bits that you need, and not full new builds.

The delivery of large OS updates ... Read more

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Hi,I have recently acquired Lenovo Thinkpad T500 and I am coming across several issues. Having resolved few, here is the one I cannot find help anywhere.Trying to use Lenovo System Update I get the message "The System Update Server is invalid. Please contact Support Center"....which I would do (contact support) if only T500 was listed as one of your products, while it is not - why is it?The version of the System Update is 5.07.0061 I will be really grateful for any help, because google-resolving these issues took me 2 days already. Thank you.

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Despite the fact that Windows 7 (DARTH) is and has been configured not to download and install ?updates? 4 updates were downloaded and installed on January 21.  These turned out to be the cause of Windows 10 (ZTREE) inability to access shared directories
on DARTH.  The four updates were deinstalled and the System Error 6 reports disappeared.


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System Restore broke recently on my Windows 7 system. Symptom: I run Windows Update, select any update, it says "Preparing to install..." and below that, "Creating a restore point..." and it hangs there forever. So if I kill that, and just go into System Restore, it says "Starting System Restore" and "Please wait while System Restore Starts." and stays there for about 20 minutes before it decides it can't proceed and gets an ambiguous error, saying that there are no Restore Points on this Disk. But that's it, I find no way to "reset" or "clear out" System Restore.

The bad part is, Windows Updates will never run again, because they need to create a Restore Point!

If I can't fix this, I wish there was a way to tell Windows Update to ignore creating a Restore Point. I use ERUNT anyway so don't really need System Restore.

Thanks for any real help!

A:Windows 7, Windows Update never completes because System Restore can't start.

Hi -

See if SFC helps --> http://jcgriff2.com/sfc.html

Regards. . .



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Hello everyone. So I've just encountered this problem early this morning. My computer was running fine last night and everything was working properly, turned it off and when I turned it back on in the morning, I noticed that the Network icon says I don't have internet access. However, I tried using Google Chrome and see if I could still access websites and yes, I still can. So, I figured it was just a virus that I caught or something so I scanned my computer with Norton Antivirus 2010 and found nothing. After that, I tried using System Restore, unfortunately I get an error on it "System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system. A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the Application event log for more information (0x80042302)". I have also tried running the sfc /scannow command and system restore in safe mode, but still doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Solved: Windows Update, Windows System Restore are not functioning

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I have an Acer 4810t laptop, 3GB Memory running Windows 7 home edition 32 bit. I have no 3rd party firewall and am running Norton 360 (subscription fine and up to date)

Was working fine until recently. First thing I noticed was computer wont shut down. It progresses, logs off and goes to 'Shutting Down' screen. But never gets passed this. I normally have to hard reboot, although at one point it did go to a blue screen of death.

I thought I might, then, need to update system, but I cannot get to my Windows Update screen. I choose it from Control Panel and Windows Explorer freezes. The pointer turns to a rotating circle, and that is it. I cannot even kill it in task manager.l

Finally, I thought I'd try a System Restore but this won't even load into a window at all. Clicking it has no effect.

Lastly, I did try a fix I saw somewhere about the SQMCLient but this this didnt fix anything.

I really hope someone can help!!

A:Windows Update crashes Windows Explorer, System Restore

Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
- uninstall the Norton from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of Norton using this free tool: Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus
- check to see if this fixes the crashes/freezes

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