System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

Captain Jack

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If the System is not able to create System restore point try to Create the restore point manually. If you are unable to create a system restore point manually then you could try these steps

1. Make sure that System Restore is enabled

2. Make sure that you have sufficient disk space on all the drives where System Restore is enabled

3. Try creating a System Restore point manually and making a note of the Error Message you get. If you don't get one, check if one has been created or not.

4. Next set would be to Check the Event Viewer

Type Event Viewer in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Expand Windows Logs then click onApplication. Look for Errors if your find any codes post it here or search in Google for that Error codes.

5. Type Services in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running if its not running then double click on it.

  • If the Start up type is set to Disabled or Manually

  • click the Drop down and Select to Automatic and click on start

  • Apply it then Click OK
6. Also make sure RPC, Task Scheduler and all service related to DCOM is started

7. Next step we could try to Rebuild the WMI components

  • Close all open programs.
  • Download the WMI.bat from from here

  • Right Click on WMI.bat file and Run as administrator.
  • The Command Prompt window will open. When prompted, type Y to continue.

  • Allow the Command Prompt to finish and automatically close.
8. Then next step would be to try to create the Restore point in Selective Startup

9. Try to Login under Safe Mode then try to Create a restore point

10. Try to Turn off the System Restore and turn it back on

11. Remove restore points:

  • In Computer (Computer), right-click on C, then Properties (properties), click Disk Cleanup (Disk Cleanup), then clean the system files (Clean up system files)
  • which shows the More Options tab (More Options)
  • By clicking on Clean (Clean up) under System Restore and Shadow (System Restore and Shadow Copies), restore points will be removed, except the most recent.
12. Run System File Checker

  • Start type cmd then Right Click and Run as administrator
  • Type in SFC/ SCANNOW
13. If that also didn’t fix then the next option would be to perform Repair Install

Hope this helps,

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Captain Jack

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Thank You Mike for pulling this here !! From the blog !!

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