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:

How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt

How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt

Note You must be logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator to complete these steps.

If a new program has made your computer behave unpredictably, and uninstalling the new program did not help, you can try the Windows XP System Restore tool.

Important If you have not previously set a restore point in System Restore, you cannot restore your computer to a previous state. If you are not sure, or if you have not previously set a restore point, contact Support.

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  1. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  1. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  1. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
  1. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
  1. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.