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Thread: System Restore: Error detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)

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    Duchess is offline New Member
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    Default System Restore: Error detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS)

    System Restore's not working. I cannot manually set a restore point. Also, I cannot restore my system to a previous day and time.

    When I tried to select a restore point, this error message appeared:

    Restore point could not be created for this reaso: Error detected in the Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS). A problem occurred while trying to contact VSS writers. Verify that the Event System service and the VSS service are running & check for associated errors in the Event logs. (0x80042318)

    I need help getting System Restore up and running again and will appreciate all help.


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    Run sfc /scannow in elevated command prompt. Maybe the system file checker can fix it.

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    Type Services.msc in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter. Make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy, Event System & Task Scheduler Services are 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.

    If you need more help. see if Fix: System Restore not working in Windows 7 and Vista | WinVistaClub helps you.

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    If it doesn't work... TRY THIS:

    Run Command Prompt as Administrator and execute the following command:

    net stop winmgmt

    (choose Y when needed, it will stop WMI service)

    winmgmt /resetrepository

    (reset wbem repository)

    net start winmgmt

    (starts WMI service again)

    Finally restart your PC and try to create system checkpoint manually.

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