Windows 7 System Restore Failure

  heolterrell 04 Aug 11

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate and have an issue with System Restore in that ia m unable to creste a restore point, or any other program that wants to make a restore point before installing is unable to do so. There is a System Image Restore Point Back Up dated 01/02/11, which i am unable to access. I receive an error message:-

"The selected Back Up could not be found. System Restore is looking for a restore point that is on your back up. Choose a different restore point."

I do not have any other restore points, is it possible that this restore point is causing the problem with System Restore

  mgmcc 04 Aug 11

As System Restore is messed up, disable it, which will delete all existing restore points, reboot and then enable it again to see if it performs correctly.

  heolterrell 04 Aug 11

Very good idea, already tried and failed. Thanks

  ams4127 04 Aug 11

Disable your antivirus and try again. Re enable antivirus.

  T0SH 05 Aug 11

It is often worth trying system restore from safe mode

Cheers HC

  heolterrell 05 Aug 11

Many thanks for eveybodies help and suggestions,i carried out all the relevant tests mentioned with no success. So i opted to re-install Windows, taking the upgrade option. Everything now is working fine. Thanks again.

  Lindburgh 08 Aug 11

Did you create the System restore through SYSTEM in Control Pane?


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