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System Restore Not Working


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#1 cullism

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:32 PM

I need to restore my system to the state it was in yesterday morning (having foolishly downloaded a program which created a Z: drive). When I run System Restore it goes through the motions, reboots, etc., but finally tells me that "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: An unspecified error occurred during System Restore".

This is not a new problem. I have needed to use System Restore a number of times over the last year but always got the same message. I have tried different restore points without success.

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#2 Judah

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:55 PM

I to am having the very same problem. I purchased a new computer and was having a printer garble problem and tried many times to do a system restore. I have followed it carefully, each time, step by step and received the message that it did not restore sucessfully. Did you ever receive any answers or resolve the problem? If so, please help me. Thanks

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:47 PM

Exact same problem here....I've tried everything, safe mode, from the command prompt and from the Recovery Console.....no dice!

What's going on here?

#4 cullism

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 01:32 AM

After making this post I tried running System Restore in Safe Mode. It worked! it's a bit of a nuisance but better than nothing.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:11 AM

A nice resource for System Restore: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/vista.html
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:18 AM

first of all check whether the system restore is turned on all the drives or not.If you are confident enough and verify that it is done, then plese proceed ahead. most of the softwares generally erases the restore points and the only, thing which is left is the "last good configuration known". While doing the system restore check whether what are dates in whcihc retore backups are present.

just post a message after that.

Edited by lomaxomatic, 29 September 2008 - 05:19 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:59 PM

All is OK. I was able to run Restore in Safe Mode.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 10:02 AM

I had the same issue!. The problem is Norton, disable Norton and get any other antivirus. Restore will work.




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