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system restore:unspecified error

  1. #1


    mandi79108 Guest

    system restore:unspecified error

    System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different restore
    points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps, even
    restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did not
    restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    Anyone have any suggetions?
    Thanks in advance,
    Mandi

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  3. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: system restore:unspecified error

    If you are running Norton, disable it before doing a SR.
    Also, if you still have probs, try doing SR in Safe Mode.

    To get to Safe Mode, tap/tap.tap..... F8 at startup> it will give to a list
    of things to do> use UP and DOWN arrows to go to Safe Mode> Hit Enter>follow
    prompts> do your SR from in there(with norton disabled)
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "mandi79108" wrote:

    > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different restore
    > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps, even
    > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did not
    > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    > Anyone have any suggetions?
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Mandi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Bob Guest

    Re: system restore:unspecified error

    Run sfc /scannow
    -------
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm

    "mandi79108" <mandi79108@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:BCD254FA-F13E-462A-8B7A-0DA27465F4E0@xxxxxx

    > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different
    > restore
    > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps,
    > even
    > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did not
    > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    > Anyone have any suggetions?
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Mandi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    clara Guest

    Re: system restore:unspecified error

    I have the same problem. I have an hp compaq 6720 s with windows vista home
    premium pre-installed, and i could never do the restoring to a previous
    point. All the points i select fail. I obtain the answer : the system
    couldn´t be restored due to an unspecified problem. I go to the solutions and
    errors report of windows and i see there the error 0x80070005. I have run the
    restoring system utility as administrator and i have Norton internet
    security. Can someone help?
    Thanks in advance.
    Clara

    "Bob" wrote:

    > Run sfc /scannow
    > -------
    > *Report back, please*
    > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >
    > [How to ask a question]
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >
    > "mandi79108" <mandi79108@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:BCD254FA-F13E-462A-8B7A-0DA27465F4E0@xxxxxx

    > > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different
    > > restore
    > > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps,
    > > even
    > > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did not
    > > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    > > Anyone have any suggetions?
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > > Mandi
    >
    >

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  6. #5


    Bob Guest

    Re: system restore:unspecified error

    Norton is likely causing your problem.

    Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and Windows
    Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely uninstall
    it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    immediately.

    Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.

    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039

    It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do or
    ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with its
    goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    going to disinherit me.



    -------
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm

    "clara" <clara@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F8984D51-4C1D-4C91-92F2-4CD01CFC2B4A@xxxxxx

    >I have the same problem. I have an hp compaq 6720 s with windows vista home
    > premium pre-installed, and i could never do the restoring to a previous
    > point. All the points i select fail. I obtain the answer : the system
    > couldn´t be restored due to an unspecified problem. I go to the solutions
    > and
    > errors report of windows and i see there the error 0x80070005. I have run
    > the
    > restoring system utility as administrator and i have Norton internet
    > security. Can someone help?
    > Thanks in advance.
    > Clara
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    >> Run sfc /scannow
    >> -------
    >> *Report back, please*
    >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    >> so
    >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>
    >> [How to ask a question]
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >>
    >> "mandi79108" <mandi79108@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:BCD254FA-F13E-462A-8B7A-0DA27465F4E0@xxxxxx

    >> > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different
    >> > restore
    >> > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps,
    >> > even
    >> > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did
    >> > not
    >> > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    >> > Anyone have any suggetions?
    >> > Thanks in advance,
    >> > Mandi
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    mandi79108 Guest

    RE: system restore:unspecified error

    Thank you so much!!!! This was a huge help!

    "Mick Murphy" wrote:

    > If you are running Norton, disable it before doing a SR.
    > Also, if you still have probs, try doing SR in Safe Mode.
    >
    > To get to Safe Mode, tap/tap.tap..... F8 at startup> it will give to a list
    > of things to do> use UP and DOWN arrows to go to Safe Mode> Hit Enter>follow
    > prompts> do your SR from in there(with norton disabled)
    > --
    > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    >
    >
    > "mandi79108" wrote:
    >

    > > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different restore
    > > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps, even
    > > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did not
    > > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    > > Anyone have any suggetions?
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > > Mandi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: system restore:unspecified error

    You are more than welcome. Glad it worked out.
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "mandi79108" wrote:

    > Thank you so much!!!! This was a huge help!
    >
    > "Mick Murphy" wrote:
    >

    > > If you are running Norton, disable it before doing a SR.
    > > Also, if you still have probs, try doing SR in Safe Mode.
    > >
    > > To get to Safe Mode, tap/tap.tap..... F8 at startup> it will give to a list
    > > of things to do> use UP and DOWN arrows to go to Safe Mode> Hit Enter>follow
    > > prompts> do your SR from in there(with norton disabled)
    > > --
    > > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    > >
    > >
    > > "mandi79108" wrote:
    > >

    > > > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different restore
    > > > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps, even
    > > > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did not
    > > > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    > > > Anyone have any suggetions?
    > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > Mandi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    clara Guest

    Re: system restore:unspecified error

    Thank you for your answer. I am going to quit my norton internet security (
    it was a free trial for 60 days and it remains about 10 days), and i will try
    avg grisoft free edition. Then I will try to do a restoring to a previous
    point.

    Regards.

    Clara

    "Bob" wrote:

    > Norton is likely causing your problem.
    >
    > Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    > http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and Windows
    > Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely uninstall
    > it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    > known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    > immediately.
    >
    > Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    >
    > http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    >
    > It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    > computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do or
    > ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with its
    > goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    > 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    > going to disinherit me.
    >
    >
    >
    > -------
    > *Report back, please*
    > [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    > that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >
    > [How to ask a question]
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >
    > "clara" <clara@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F8984D51-4C1D-4C91-92F2-4CD01CFC2B4A@xxxxxx

    > >I have the same problem. I have an hp compaq 6720 s with windows vista home
    > > premium pre-installed, and i could never do the restoring to a previous
    > > point. All the points i select fail. I obtain the answer : the system
    > > couldn´t be restored due to an unspecified problem. I go to the solutions
    > > and
    > > errors report of windows and i see there the error 0x80070005. I have run
    > > the
    > > restoring system utility as administrator and i have Norton internet
    > > security. Can someone help?
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > > Clara
    > >
    > > "Bob" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Run sfc /scannow
    > >> -------
    > >> *Report back, please*
    > >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    > >> so
    > >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    > >>
    > >> [How to ask a question]
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    > >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    > >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    > >>
    > >> "mandi79108" <mandi79108@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:BCD254FA-F13E-462A-8B7A-0DA27465F4E0@xxxxxx
    > >> > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different
    > >> > restore
    > >> > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the steps,
    > >> > even
    > >> > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did
    > >> > not
    > >> > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    > >> > Anyone have any suggetions?
    > >> > Thanks in advance,
    > >> > Mandi
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Bob Guest

    Re: system restore:unspecified error

    You welcome.
    Good luck.
    -------
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm


    "clara" <clara@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0C54240A-CB76-4CB2-A57E-97C28C544015@xxxxxx

    > Thank you for your answer. I am going to quit my norton internet security
    > (
    > it was a free trial for 60 days and it remains about 10 days), and i will
    > try
    > avg grisoft free edition. Then I will try to do a restoring to a previous
    > point.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > Clara
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    >> Norton is likely causing your problem.
    >>
    >> Replace Norton with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or Avast
    >> http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and
    >> Windows
    >> Defender. Disabling Norton is not enough. You need to completely
    >> uninstall
    >> it. If it doesn't solve the problem, get rid of Norton anyway. Norton is
    >> known to cause many problems in Vista and they don’t always appear
    >> immediately.
    >>
    >> Download and run the Norton Removal Tool.
    >>
    >> http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    >>
    >> It's called "360" because Symantec's goal is complete ownership of your
    >> computer, and with even less communication about what it's trying to do
    >> or
    >> ways to configure it than ever before (which would only interfere with
    >> its
    >> goal.) That, along with Symantec's famous technical support, makes Norton
    >> 360 a disaster that I would only install on Granny's computer if she was
    >> going to disinherit me.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> -------
    >> *Report back, please*
    >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to
    >> so
    >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >>
    >> [How to ask a question]
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >>
    >> "clara" <clara@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:F8984D51-4C1D-4C91-92F2-4CD01CFC2B4A@xxxxxx

    >> >I have the same problem. I have an hp compaq 6720 s with windows vista
    >> >home
    >> > premium pre-installed, and i could never do the restoring to a
    >> > previous
    >> > point. All the points i select fail. I obtain the answer : the system
    >> > couldn´t be restored due to an unspecified problem. I go to the
    >> > solutions
    >> > and
    >> > errors report of windows and i see there the error 0x80070005. I have
    >> > run
    >> > the
    >> > restoring system utility as administrator and i have Norton internet
    >> > security. Can someone help?
    >> > Thanks in advance.
    >> > Clara
    >> >
    >> > "Bob" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Run sfc /scannow
    >> >> -------
    >> >> *Report back, please*
    >> >> [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying
    >> >> to
    >> >> so
    >> >> that others may learn and benefit from the issue]
    >> >>
    >> >> [How to ask a question]
    >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
    >> >> http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
    >> >> http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm
    >> >>
    >> >> "mandi79108" <mandi79108@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:BCD254FA-F13E-462A-8B7A-0DA27465F4E0@xxxxxx
    >> >> > System Restore will not work. I have tried using several different
    >> >> > restore
    >> >> > points, and I always get the same thing. It goes through all the
    >> >> > steps,
    >> >> > even
    >> >> > restarting my computer, but then it has a message saying that it did
    >> >> > not
    >> >> > restore anything because of an "uspecified error".
    >> >> > Anyone have any suggetions?
    >> >> > Thanks in advance,
    >> >> > Mandi
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>

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