FIX: System Restore Not Working – Windows 7

Try one or more of the steps, one after the other.

  1. Try create a System Restore point manually and make a note of the Error Message you get. If you don’t get one, check if one has been created or not.
  2. Make sure that System Restore is enabled on the drives where you want System Restore enabled
  3. Make sure that you have sufficient disk space on all the drives where System Restore is enabled
  4. Type Services.msc in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Make sure that the Volume ShadowCopy & Task Schedular Services is Running and set on Automatic. If the Status of System Restore Service is not Started, Start it. Also set it on Automatic if it is not. A reboot may be required. Re-confirm again, and now try.
  5. Type eventvwr.msc /s in Start Menu Search Box & hit Enter to open the Event Viewer. Double-click on Applications & Services Logs and see if you are able to evaluate the event description or the cause of problem.
  6. Reset the Repository. To do so follows these steps:

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