When your computer works stably, is this what you always wanted? Even if you’ve been very careful with the programs you download, regularly defragment your hard drive and do other things to make sure your computer system runs at its best. However, there are still many problems that can arise without warning.
System Restore method can work effectively and help your system return to the original state when encountering problems. However, if the System Restore feature doesn’t work, there may be some things to check before you reinstall (reinstall) Windows. You’ve made sure that System Restore is enabled, but it’s still not working, try the following.
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1.Fix System Restore not working on Windows 10/8/7
When System Restore fails or crashes, some error messages appear on the screen such as:
- System Restore failed.
- Error 0x800423F3 : The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not reoccur.
- A shadow copy could not be created for the following reason. The writer experienced a transient error (0x800423F3)
- System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and setting were not changed.
- Can’t system restore, file or directory is corrupted and unreadable (0x80070570).
- System Restore failed to extract the original copy of the directory from the restore point.
- Restore point could not be created for this reason: Error detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS).
In this case, you can refer to some of the ways below to fix the problem and error:
1. Try to create a backup and restore point (System Restore point) and note the error message. If you failed to create a backup and restore point, check if you have created a System Restore before.
2. Disable programs, anti-virus software and security software, then try to create System Restore.
3. Boot in Safe mode and check if you create a new System Restore or restore a previous System Restore. In many cases, non-Microsoft services or drivers can interfere with System Restore’s functionality.
Also you can use Clean Boot and check if you have System restore working.
4. Run System File Checker. Run the command sfc /scannow on the Elevated command prompt window. Then reboot and try to create System restore again.
5. Run Check Disk by opening the Elevated Command Prompt, typing chkdsk /f /r in it, and then pressing Enter. Wait until the process is complete and then try to create a System restore again.
6. Make sure that System Restore is enabled on the driver for which you want to enable System Restore.
Right-click on Computer => Properties => System protection. Check the Protection setting.
To store the Restore point you need at least 300 MB of free space on the hard drive to open System Protection.
7. Make sure that there is enough memory space on all drivers for System Restore to be activated.
8. Type httl.com.vn into the Search Start Menu box and press Enter. Make sure that Volume Shadow Copy & Task Scheduler & Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service is running and set to Automatic.
If the System Restore Service status is Not Started, you enable it again as Start. Also set the mode to Automatic if not already set. Restart if required. Reconfirm and try System Restore again.
9. Type httl.com.vn /s in the Search box and then press Enter to open Event Viewer. Double click on Applications & Services Logs and check the cause of the error, the problem.
10. Check the System Administrator if you have disabled System Restore and ask to re-enable System Restore.
11. Reset lại Repository. Để reset lại Repository, thực hiện theo các bước dưới đây:
1. Start in Safe Mode without networking and open Command prompt under Admin.
2. Type net stop winmgmt there and press Enter to stop Windows Management Instrumentation Service.
3. Next go to C:WindowsSystem32wbem and rename the folder repository to repositoryold.
4. Restart your computer.
Open Command Prompt again under Admin and then type net stop winmgmt there and press Enter.
Next type winmgmt /resetRepository and then press Enter.
Finally restart your computer.
2. Run System Restore from Safe Mode
If you receive any problems while running System Restore, or the System Restore process fails, please try running this utility again in Safe Mode. To start Windows in Safe Mode, restart your computer and press F8 (in case your computer only has Windows installed). If you have a dual-boot configuration, select Windows and press F8 before the Windows logo appears. You can also set the system to automatically boot into Safe Mode by going to Start and typing ‘msconfig’ in the search box. In the System Configuration window switch to the Boot tab and check the box Safe boot > Ok.
When your desktop is in Windows Safe Mode, click Start and type System in the search box and select System Restore (or you can type System Restore and press Enter).
If System Restore works in Safe Mode, you should run this utility right now. Stop anti-virus programs and corrupt files (such as turning off Norton’s Tamper protection) before performing the System Restore process.
Sometimes your system files when performing the Restore may also be corrupted. You may have to use a previous restore point (especially if you’ve tried newer ones with no success), but if these still don’t work, you may need to switch to System Restore off (this will erase all current restore points), restart your computer and try again.
3. Configure the space used on the hard disk (300MB)
If the System Restore feature still doesn’t work correctly, try adjusting the disk space allotted to System Restore. Microsoft recommends users to leave at least 300MB of free hard disk space and in fact System Restore can use up to 15% of the space, you can consider to increase the allocated space or delete restore points. old.
To adjust disk space for System Restore, click Start > type “create restore” in the search box and press Enter when Create a restore point is highlighted.
In the window that appears, click the Configure button.
In the next dialog, move the slider to change the amount of space used in the Max Usage section:
To delete old restore points, you can use the option below the slider to delete all these and previous versions of the file, or just delete the older restore points while keeping a copy. last most recent. To do this, go to Start and enter Disk Cleanup in the search box, right-click the first item and select Run as Administrator.
In the window that appears, select the More Options tab and then select Clean up.
4. Try using the System Image Backup program
System Restore may always work fine for you, but if in case you’ve tried so many ways that System Restore doesn’t work completely, try performing a system image backup. This process will create a picture of your system when it is stable and smooth so that you can restore to this state in the event of a problem. In Windows 7 there is a built-in function for you to create system repair discs and images. Just go to Start type “repair” or “system repair” in the search box and follow the instructions to create a repair disc.
To create a system image, enter “back up” in the search box and select back up your computer.
A window will appear, click Create a System Image on the left side:
You will be prompted to choose where to save your system image. To restore an image backup, see simple instructions here (English version).
You can also use Clonezilla, Paragon’s Drive Backup Express, or any of the five excellent tools on this list.
If you want to reinstall Windows, carefully read the instructions here to reinstall it without losing your data.
In addition, to be safe, you should regularly check if your computer has created restore points by going to Start, entering “rstrui” in the search box, a dialog box appears, click Next and check on the screen to see if there are any recent restore points.
5. Use a different Restore point
Use in case if in the process of using System Restore you receive an error message.
Click Start, then enter the keyword System Restore in it and press Enter to open the System Restore window.
On the System Restore window, select Choose a different restore point and then click Next.
Select the System Restore point you created earlier. Although there are many System Restore points created after a crash, these System Restore points are of no help.
To see all available Restore points, tick Show more restore points on the window.
6. Reinstall Windows
If System Restore doesn’t work even in Safe Mode, chances are the file is corrupted. Or if System Restore works but doesn’t fix the problem you’re having, chances are the Restore point you created earlier was faulty.
In these cases you must restore the operating system on your computer from restoring the partition or reinstalling Windows.
First back up all your personal data – the reinstallation process will wipe all files and programs on your hard drive.
After you have backed up your important files safely, you can restore them in one of three ways:
– Most laptops and computers come with recovery partitions, which you can activate by pressing a specific key during computer restart. However, each computer and laptop model has different keys, so you can refer to the instructions from the manufacturer.
– If your computer comes with Restore Discsm (restore disk) instead of Restore Partition (restore partition), first insert the restore drive into your computer and then proceed to restart the computer to start performing. show the next steps.
– If you installed Windows yourself, insert the Windows installation drive into your computer and then start your computer.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Windows restore or reinstall process after starting your computer.