Unable to Create Restore Point

kivatrader

New Member
Vista 64bit has been running really well on my desktop after a clean install in March. Suddenly, Windows update is failing to install, because it can't create a systen restore point. When I try to create one in System Restore, manually, it fails also, citing the shadow file timeout, or some such.....I am worried, because I can't use backup, either! Anyone know what's going on?

Diskeeper is working, but not for backing up system files, etc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 5800+
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force 9400GT
    Internet Speed
    Cable

Ardneh

Vista Guru
kivatrader:

Unless you are already fully backed up external to your computer, do so now.
Copying the files in your <Username> folder to writable DVDs should do.

Next go to:

Start > Control Panel > Classic view (left pane) > System >
Advanced System Settings (left pane ) > System Protection tab.

Look to see if there's an odd extra C (none) drive listed.
If so uncheck it,and check the normal C: box. Restart computer and try to set a restore point.
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If there is no extra C: there,uncheck C:. Then, replace the check mark in the C: box that you just removed.

Restart computer,try to set a Restore Point.

Let me know whether this works.


Ardneh
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq/SR5130NX
    CPU
    AMD AthlonTM 64x2 3800+
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE

kivatrader

New Member
Ardneh;
Thanks, but it doesn't make a difference. I get a very slow progress window, and then an error window saying the Restore point could not be created:
The creation of a shadow copy has timed out -- try again the operation (0x81000101) Please try again. I've tried six times today, with no luck at all.
I'm going to turn the restore system off (uncheck the C: drive) and reboot, then re-check the C: drive to see if that works.

I notice also that Windows update will not work proerl,y, and I get a message saying the Windows Modules Installer has stopped running -- I use the ADVANCED SYSTEMS/SERVICES APPLET TO CHECK tRUSTED inSTALLERS PROPERTIES, BUT THEY ARE ALL AS THEY SHOULD BE WITH A MANual (dammned caps lock key!) start.

Any other ideas?
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 5800+
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GE Force 9400GT
    Internet Speed
    Cable

Ardneh

Vista Guru
kivatrader:

This may help:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html

You may need to borrow somebody's retail Vista-SP2-Integrated
install disc to make this work, if your situation doesn't meet the
prerequisites, described at the link.

Just remember to use your Product Key if re-activation is needed.

Ardneh
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq/SR5130NX
    CPU
    AMD AthlonTM 64x2 3800+
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE

delphin

Eager to learn
Vista Pro
Vista 64bit has been running really well on my desktop after a clean install in March. Suddenly, Windows update is failing to install, because it can't create a systen restore point. When I try to create one in System Restore, manually, it fails also, citing the shadow file timeout, or some such.....I am worried, because I can't use backup, either! Anyone know what's going on?

Diskeeper is working, but not for backing up system files, etc.

try resetting your restore points,
right click on my computer and go to properties,

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click advanced system settings>system protection, now remove the check mark in c drive, click on turn system restore off.

Restart your computer.

right click on my computer and go to properties, click advanced system settings>system protection. now put a check mark on c drive and turn on your system restore.

restart your computer and try :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    S.A.Delphin
    Manufacturer/Model
    Wipro
    Motherboard
    Intel dq35j0
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    inter express chipset
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Wipro
    Screen Resolution
    1024*768
    Hard Drives
    500 gb
    Mouse
    Dell
    Keyboard
    DELL
    Internet Speed
    100 mbps(office lan)
    Occupation
    system admin
    Country Flag
    india

whs

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Maybe there is an allocation problem with your shadowstorage. To check that, type. VSSADMIN LIST SHADOWSTORAGE into Command Prompt (run as admin). See what is maximum and allocated. Typically you should have 15% of your OS disk partition as maximum.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Q6600
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2207h
    Hard Drives
    2x250GB HDDs
    1x60GB OCZ SSD
    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Occupation
    Retired
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop
    Country Flag
    germany
    State/Region Flag
    us florida

Flavius

Expelled
You should also make sure Volume Shadow Copy service is correct set:

Start>>Search>>services.msc

and make sure Volume Shadow Copy service is set: MANUAL
 

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System One

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    poland
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