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System Restore Point error Access Denied

Q: System Restore Point error Access Denied

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

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A: System Restore Point error Access Denied

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

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can you help please I turned off system restore to get rid of an old archieve file when I came to turn it back on again the tab to open sytem restore had gone. I managed to get into system restore throgh another route but error 5 access denied is reported and no option to restore it


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Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I cannot create a restore point. I've been trying to figure it out for about a month with no success!
Create Restore Point is definitely enabled for my C drive.

I ran an elevated cmd prompt to reset all permissions to default using the following command:
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose

I have tried various vbs CreateRestorePoint scripts but Windows Script Host always gives me an "access is denied" code 80070005 error on this line:
sOut = SRP.createrestorepoint (sDesc, 0, 100)
Source: SWbemObjectEx

Can someone please help me correct this problem? Thanks much!!

A:Unable to Create Restore Point - Access is Denied

Application rule in Outpost Security Suite was blocking script. I thought I had disabled OSS but obviously not. Problem is now fixed by unblocking. What an ordeal this has been yet something simple to fix.

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i just used system restore to do a non-destructive reformat.

and all my files are still there on the computer but when trying to access them i get an "access denied" message.

anyone have any clue what is going on?
i thought it might be encryption but when trying to turn encryption off, the box is greyed out.

here's a screenshot of the error message when trying to access one of my folders...


A:system restore, access denied

where you originally using Encryption before restore?
If so what was Encrypting the folders? Windows or 3rd party software?
what could have happened is you used a Encryption Program to Encrypt you folders
then when you used XP's System Restore (which restores the registry to the date selected
and then amends the files on the drive according to the registry) and the restoration point
is BEFORE you installed and run the Encryption program... so the folders themselves are
Encrypted still but the restore point doesnt have the program installed then....
you need to supply a bit more information before any help can be given properly

did you use an Encryption Program? if so what was it?
Try re-installing it and decrypting the folders....

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I am receiving an error when I set up the task scheduler for system restore.
The new task has been created, but may not run because the account information could not be set.
The specific error is:
0x80070005 Access Denied

It should say "will not run", because it didn't.

I am set up as the computer administrator.
It automatically inserts my name/log-in as I'm the only one set up other than guest which is off and ASP.NET
which is limited and password protected.

My security for restore is drive c only.

In properties my computer description is blank, full is lower case of my last name and workgroup says MSHOME.
The only thing I can spot is my registration has my last name in upper case.

A:System Restore Access Denied

There are two possible reasons for getting this error message from the Windows Task Scheduler:1. You've entered the wrong password. The password you use must be the same one you use to login to Windows. If you do not have a login password then you do not need to enter any password.2. There's a bug in Windows XP where you get this error message even if you enter the correct password.Either way, check out the links below.http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;884573http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...s&spid=3223

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

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

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

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For the last ~3 wks, I have not been able to access my (WinXP Home SP3-running) computer's System Volume Information (SVI) folders which, as most of you know, are where the System Restore points are stored. (See my computer's specs at bottom of this post.) There are 2 SVI folders on my HDD; one is located in my Windows Directory (C:) and another in a data partition on my HDD (E:). I DO have the folders configured such that they show hidden files/folders and protected operating system files. I am able to visualize the SVI folders in both directories. However, when I hover over the folders, they both read "Folder is empty." And when I click on the folders, a message appears: "C[or E]:\System Volume Information is not accessible. Access is denied." I know that there are restore points stored there, though, because (A) I have manually created System Restore points without any problems, and (B) I can use a feature on CCleaner to view/delete old system restore points, and when I do this, there are many restore points visible there. I have checked System Restore tab in My Computer's Properties. The box for turning off system restore is unticked, and beside both C: and E:, it reads "Monitoring." I have tried to rectify the problem by turning off system restore through ticking the box which turns it off, clicking Apply, rebooting, etc., but I still have the same issue when I turn System Restore back on. (I have also tried to use... Read more

A:System Restore (SVI) Folder – “Access Denied”

You are the curious one - like me What you describe sounds "normal", but I cannot explain how it seems to have changed for that folder in the last few weeks. There were some MS security updates last Tuesday... It takes more than view hidden files, etc. to see in there.I find the most efficient way (other methods may be offered) to view the SVI folder on a drive is to use the cacls command which you can read about here:http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...s.mspx?mfr=trueEnter the following command (or by typing the command in Start, Run) while having sufficient permissions (being the only user of a machine or logging in as administrator should be sufficient). cacls "C:\System Volume Information" /E /P Jose:F That should all be on one line, press Enter. Now Jose can access all of that stuff and Jose should be careful. To change it back the way it was before, enter the following on a line by itself, and press Enter cacls "C:\System Volume Information" /E /R Jose

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Hi guys,

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore- restore point creation error

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

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i recently used xp system restore after a virus attack caused windows not to start. xp started the system restore automatically after login, i had no choice. it then did something for a few seconds and locked up. i only had to go back to the last restore point to recover everything. i am virus free.

but now i can't access my encrypted files. i get "access denied" even tho i created the folders with my admin account.

xp has created a new admin account with the same name and password. i can see both accounts have a CA Root cerificate that is not trusted.

i tried adding my new user account by using the encrypted file properties to gain access, but xp reported "error in adding new user. error code 5.", which is a big help.

how can i get access to my encrypted folders/files again?
i hope somebody knows the answer, thanks.

A:access denied to encrypted files after system restore

This should help...

MS KB Article #308991

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I just completed a system restore on my eMachines computer. I have Windows XP. Now, I had one folder that I backed up, but now everytime I try to enter it, it says Access Denied. I did hide this folder on my hard drive before, but all of my other hidden folders that I backed up work fine. I would really appreciate it if somebody could tell me how to gain access to this folder, I have very important information in it. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Access Denied Into Folder, Just Completed System Restore

You will have to "take ownership" of it, basically following the instructions in the article below.

However it appears they fail to mention that in Windows XP Home, to have access to the "security" tab, you must boot up in Safe Mode.


see also:


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Hello can any one help!

A Quick, as possible, History.
Purchased Dell E521 PC with XP installed and Upgrade disks to Vista.
After about a year half my girlfriend got a new computer with vista, thought it did not seem that bad so I thought i would upgrade at last, Not so sure now! Have no other support as I left it too long to upgrade.
Upgraded and seemed to work ok, had problems with many window updates, finally resolved and I had a fully updated service pack 1 version of vista home premium build 6001.
Found it OK but can't create restore point or back up (shadow copy), I just get the same error for both operations 0x80070005 access denined!!!!!
Tried to reinstall, twice still same.
added McAfee, no different.
Tried complete clean install, twice still same.
Installer 90 day trial of Onecare which claims clean working system and I can back up with but can not use windows restore or back up still.
I dont want to install my other programs until I can create restore and backup incase they dont work and I may want to restore.
Have moved location of Doc's, pictures and music to D: partition which works, still have same problem before and after.
Only user of system, Have passworded Amin account and standard user, have run restore as adminastrator, all drives NTFS format, tried back up set for seperate USB drive, Main drive C: and a partition of main drive D:, still no joy

I did not think i did any thing really stupid, besides installing vista !

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A:[SOLVED] access denied error create restore

Welcome to TSF.
Go to the Start Orb and type System. Then select System from the list. Then in the upper left corner select System Protection. Then check to see that there is only one C: drive selected and it is your current Vista drive.



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I accidentally removed the file from an particular app and now when i try to restore it, it says "Destination Folder Access Denied" can anyone help??? I tried tweaking with permissions and user control but it still doesn't allow me to restore the file. The destination of a file is in Program Files\WindowsApps\

A:File restore error, Destination Folder Access Denied,

But what was the name of the program or file? Could be one of us could help but that information is needed. In other words, don't keep it secret.

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

Help please

A:System Restore Entry Point Not Found Error

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

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

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

A:Error Code: d0000034 on System Restore point

Can you boot into safe mode?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I can not connect to the Internet. Diagnostic Policy Service will not start to correct the problem and returns with the above error message. Attempting to start DHCP or a myriad of other services all return the same error message.

I have tried elevated command prompt. Restoring the hidden administrator account.
Resting winsock and tcp/ip stacks.
Removed and reinstalled drivers.
Gave permission to service through regedit to appropriate user account.

Running out of ideas and need some help!!!


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My mom just handed me down her old laptop, and when I turned it on i found out why. Its slow as hell. Anyway, i was going through it tryin to delete all the unneccesary stuff, and well, i got into msconfig to check out my start up. . . once i selected and hit Apply i got an error:
System Configuration
An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make specified changes.

The problem is.... I thought I was the administrator!!

I feel like this is easy to fix but I cant remember and i have searched this site up and down to find out... And i Love you all. PLEASE HELP A COMP IDIOT!

A:Access Denied Error-> System Config

Is the computer running AVG?

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I have windows 8, 32 bit & I'm trying to clear my print spooler, which I've done many times. I go to "run," type "cmd" & enter the command: "net stop spooler." When I execute the spooler command I get the above error message. I did a search on google & got a lot of hits but none of them were useful. What is going on & how do I solve this "system 5 error" problem?
Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: system error 5 has occurred access denied

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I have a "server" that ran win 7 and which I now updated to Win 10. On this server, there is truecrypt installed and a batch file which I call from a remote computer using psexec. This batch file mounts a truecrypt volume and shares this drive on the network. Sharing is done with a lines like this:

if exist E: (net share E=E:\ /GRANT:Name,Full >nul)

However, in win 10 this doesn't work anymore. The problem is that the command

net share E=E:\

can only be issued from an administrator-cmd now. Is there a way to allow using the "net share E=E:" command from a non-admin-commandline (I am hoping for a registry key...)?
Thanks a lot!

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In WinPE of v4.0, when the net time command is given, the following message is displayed.
Command: net time \\x.x.x.x /Set /Y
Message: System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.
Can you help me in identifying the cause of this error? Is there any way to avoid this error?
Appreciate your help! thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the situation...

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

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

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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

Here is the situation...

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

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

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

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

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

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

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

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

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

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


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

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

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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

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

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

Thanks for any ideas -

A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

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

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

Is it same way to do as Windows XP ?


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

Hi -

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

Regards. . .



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

A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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

A:System Restore only shows an Image Restore Point

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

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

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

when I press ok nothing happens

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

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

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

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

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

Any help , would be appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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Vista system restore attempt throwing "not enough space" status

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

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


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

A:System restore not creating restore point

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

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

I've not tried it yet though.

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Hi all,

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


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

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

How can this happen?

A:System Restore gives wrong restore point.

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

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

System Restore

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yesterday, i run wise registry cleaner without create RP or backup.

today :
- taskbar/start button missing
- i cannot update AV / Anti Spyware program
- windows defender can't load

I have :
XP Pro SP3 (fully patches/updated)

I tried to get into Sys Res Point but failed then tried in Safe Mode...same result.

help please !

thank in advance

A:Restore Point can't access !

Why I don?t use registry cleanersHow to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install

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i recently backed up my data from a possible hard disk failure. i went to samsung center to renew the defective hard disk. Now i am trying to restore my files and when I'm trying to open my restored files it would say access denied. how do i access the files?

A:Access denied after restore

ok, found the answer.

i changed the files ownership to my new account and added my account to the permissions with full control..
but do i have to do this for all the files i will restore?

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I use vista home premium and use the vista provided backup software.
I backed up my data on a Linkstation.
I recently had to reinstall my operating system and I am trying to access the backup data on the linkstation.
When using the vista restore programs advanced restore option I can select the linkstation and the proper file but I get the access denied error.

I have searched for the solution but can;t quite seem to find something that works.

Thanks in Advance

A:access denied when attempting restore

Right click on the vista restore program icon and see if there is a selectionname "Run as Administrator", if there is select it and go from there.

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i have a windows vista home basic in a compaq presario notebook
i made a backup using the recovery manager and formatted using the recovery to get the factory conditions. now i have restored the backup of about 60gb made on an external hard disk.
but now it shows access denied when i try to open any file that has been restored.
The files are stored in a folder (system recovery files) in the c: drive.
i have copied one of the files to desktop but it shows access denied when i try to open that file.
all the files of format .jpg , .mp3 , .txt etc are not opening
please come up with a good solution asap

i am in urgent need of the files

A:Access denied to backup restore

I have no idea. This seems to be a theme recently where nobody's back-up program will allow them to access the files.

The only two ideas I can come up with are 1, you should re-post this in the "Windows" forum. And 2, get with support of the external drive manufacturer. There may be encryption of file involved when writing to the external drive .

I'm sorry I'd don't have more than that for you.

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When I click the "ok" button on the msconfig window, I am getting the following message.

"An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service access. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes."

Also, I am looking for suggestions (programs to run etc.) to help optimize the performance of my system.


A:msconfig "Access Denied error" and system optimization

Are you logged on with Administrator rights? If you're just a 'user' it won't let you access any system components, like the one you're trying to use.

One quick thing you can do to speed up the computer is to turn off the indexing that's on by default in XP. Open 'my computer' and right click on your partitions. Scroll down and select 'properties'. At the bottom, there will be an option to let windows index the drive for fast file searching. un-check this, apply to folders and subfolders, ignore all. Now go get a sandwich. When it's done, you should have a slightly faster computer. Don't forget to run cleanup to get rid of temp files and also to run your defrag app.

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