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Problem with System Restore
« on: February 26, 2012, 12:45:24 PM »
I just noticed that my System Restore fails to restore restore points..

Haven't noticed this as I haven't had a need for restoring, but today I had. It has no problems on creating restore points, it only fails at restoring them.

I tried to fix it with the fix coming in AIO, sadly it didn't fix it. Still the same error message after system restore. Google gave me some links to microsoft help forums. It had few methods to boot in to safe mode (didn't help) and disabling antivirus (didn't help).

I'm out of ideas what to try next to fix it.  :sad:
Or should I give up to it and install some 3rd party system backup maker?

Here is the error message, which I get after reboot when restoring system:

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Re: Problem with System Restore
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 04:42:16 PM »
System restore is the most request I get to add to my repair program. Problem is, I cant find any fixes for it!

My program automates repairs. I haven't been able to find anything from MS on what files, services, permissions or anything that it needs. And the way it reports problems sucks. It just says "Hey I had an error, tough luck" Doesn't even bother to say what the error was and why.

This was the main reason why I added erunt to my programs, just in case system restore was shot.

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Re: Problem with System Restore
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 04:52:48 PM »
Just a shot in the dark, but have you tried to run system restore in safe mode?


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Re: Problem with System Restore
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 01:37:35 AM »
Yes I tried it as it was one of the recommended methods on the windows help forum.

I guess something is messed on the registry, shouldn't have used those registry cleaners..

Could be that it can't be fixed, but if I ever find a fix for it I'll post the solution here!

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Re: Problem with System Restore
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 10:22:21 AM »
Any fix info you find for it would be great, then I can finally get something added for it.

I am a little on the shocked side that one of the most widely used windows features has no repair info from Microsoft.

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Re: Problem with System Restore
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 11:31:55 PM »
Found this topic: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/57746-system-restore-general-troubleshooting-fix-issues.html

Couldn't fix my problem but it could be helpful for others.

There was a step "Rebuild the WMI components " if I remember right AIO already does that?

What I haven't tried yet is to create a restore point in safe mode and then trying to restore it. It might be that something is interfering with system restore (e.g. anti virus) and it fails to create a proper backup what cannot be restored. If that is the case it would be same to me if I disable it completely and move to something more reliable backup tool.

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Re: Problem with System Restore
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 12:02:20 PM »
Yeah my repair tool already covers wmi.

Try the safe mode trick and let me know :wink:

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Re: Problem with System Restore
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 01:36:43 PM »
D7 has a repair for system restore.  Not sure if it works or what exactly it does as I have never tried it.  Worth a shot.  Here is a link to the latest version:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/D7_d6954.html