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catastrophic failure 0x8000ffff when trying to create restore point


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#1 tasteofclass98

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:29 PM

Thanks in advance for your help.

I am running vista on an hp laptop.  I had some problems last year and got help here.  The gent that helped me had me download tweaking.com and I just realized that this was the last time my computer created a restore point.  Now everytime I try to create a restore point I get the catastrophic failure error.

I have cleaned out my temp files and run chkdsk/f to try and clean up the drives.  I have tried the microsoft fixit files and have gotten no results.  I have since removed tweaking.com from my laptop.

Any help would be appreciated.

 



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:34 PM

open Command prompt as Administrator and execute this command

vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet

Then goto Start then Run and type sysdm.cpl and naviaget to the System Protection tab and create a new restore point(Been a while since i used vista but opretty sure its there)

 

See how that goes mate.



#3 tasteofclass98

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:37 PM

invalid command



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:04 PM

mmm ok, what if you type vssadmin /?

 

That should display the help mesage?

Im sure vssadmin works in vista hey!



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:11 PM

Thanks.  Will these delete the one restore point that I do have?  Is that a good thing to do.  I don't consider myself an expert, but it seems that if it does delete the restore copy then I wont have anything to restore to.  Maybe I should restore it to that point a year ago and see if that fixes the problem? Thoughts?



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:28 PM

That particular command will delete all of them but im assuming that the shadow copies are faulty anyway so i doubt a restore point would even work.

Im guessing the restore points if full (You could try increasing the size) but first i would backup the system to a harddrive and create a restore disk.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:49 PM

You are correct, I tried the restore and it wouldn't work.  I tried different vssadmin commands and they all work except the delete command.  Any suggestions?  Possible Virus?



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:53 PM

Sorry for late reply but yes you could try

vssadmin delete shadows /all

 

see if that works then see if you can recreate a new system restore point.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:55 PM

No, i have tried several different delete commands and none of them work.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

mm ok thats odd.

try running this command in run

cleanmgr

Then tick every box and delete the files, then run this command

sfc /scannow

 

And then reboot the system, it will take a while to scan the system with System File Checker.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:02 PM

actually try running this command, then try to create a restore point.

sc start VSS


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:06 PM

i checked something and it says the only commands supported are list and resize for vssadmin.  

Then I ran sc start vss.  It did something.  I'm not sure what though.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:07 PM

i checked something and it says the only commands supported are list and resize for vssadmin.  

Then I ran sc start vss.  It did something.  I'm not sure what though.

Yep that starts vssadmin or volume Shadow Copies, now try and create a new restore point.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:10 PM

Yup, it still doesn't work.  :(  

Frustrated.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 07:13 PM

Ok then do what i said in Post #10, then reboot.






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