Windows 10: Trying a system restore and it won't complete Solved


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    Windows 10 Home Version 1709 Build 16299.371
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Trying a system restore and it won't complete


    I've tried a system restore twice now and it won't complete. It states that it's likely an antivirus stopping it. I only have windows defender (and free malwarebytes on demand which is not active). I disabled real time protection on Windows defender and cloud etc and still won't complete. Is there anyway to get this to work.. Thanks.

    Nevermind: I found a different solution. Thanks anyway
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Please share your solution! It will help others who read your thread later.
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       2 Weeks Ago #3

    RolandJS said: View Post
    Please share your solution! It will help others who read your thread later.
    I'm not so sure.. lol.. ..

    After system restore didn't work and my Macrium backup failed on my new laptop, my solution was to do a factory image reinstall, do the Windows updates, some settings adjustments, install some programs, then do a repair install upgrade since these laptops (this is my third laptop I am trying out after my original laptop got messed up with a new spectre bios) appear to have/develop SFC scan errors after initial windows updates or possibly earlier from the factory that are not fixed with Dism commands - this will remove the errors, then do the windows/stores updates, finish setting up computer etc. All together about 5 hours of work/time moving at a pretty high velocity. Then I turn off system restore since it has never helped me.

    Then I did a new Macrium backup taking care to choose the option " "create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows" - and then this time tested it to make sure it will initialize - all is good.

    Some things I learned with all of this:

    1. Never install a reatlek high definition audio driver on my HP laptop that is not specific for the model or one that the machine does not upgrade to itself when I press update driver. Because otherwise install can fail and machine can get funny and then problems.

    2. Always verify the Macrium backed up image works - that it will initialize and in general, don't assume how something works, read the instructions etc.

    3. Don't be so eager to try something new whether its a new driver, a new security bios, a new windows update etc since they may have problems and then I may be stuck if I can't roll back or for some other reason.

    4. Wait a bit to post about it in the forum so this way I don't have to retract the asking for help.


    So anyway, I knew this was a lot so that is why I didn't write this or explain this.
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #4

    tomseys said: View Post
    I'm not so sure.. lol.. ..

    After system restore didn't work and my Macrium backup failed on my new laptop, my solution was to do a factory image reinstall, do the Windows updates, some settings adjustments, install some programs, then do a repair install upgrade since these laptops (this is my third laptop I am trying out after my original laptop got messed up with a new spectre bios) appear to have/develop SFC scan errors after initial windows updates or possibly earlier from the factory that are not fixed with Dism commands - this will remove the errors, then do the windows/stores updates, finish setting up computer etc. All together about 5 hours of work/time moving at a pretty high velocity. Then I turn off system restore since it has never helped me.

    Then I did a new Macrium backup taking care to choose the option " "create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows" - and then this time tested it to make sure it will initialize - all is good.

    Some things I learned with all of this:

    1. Never install a reatlek high definition audio driver on my HP laptop that is not specific for the model or one that the machine does not upgrade to itself when I press update driver. Because otherwise install can fail and machine can get funny and then problems.

    2. Always verify the Macrium backed up image works - that it will initialize and in general, don't assume how something works, read the instructions etc.

    3. Don't be so eager to try something new whether its a new driver, a new security bios, a new windows update etc since they may have problems and then I may be stuck if I can't roll back or for some other reason.

    4. Wait a bit to post about it in the forum so this way I don't have to retract the asking for help.


    So anyway, I knew this was a lot so that is why I didn't write this or explain this.
    If you invest in a paid licence for Macrium Reflect Home, it supports incremental backups, and more importantly has a facility called Rapid Delta Restore which only restores the differences between last image (inc incrementals) and current state of pc, instead of restoring everything.

    You can schedule a (say) daily automatic incremental backup. Then if you need to wind back pc a few days, it normally just takes a couple of minutes or so, and is VERY reliable.

    You can do same on Macrium Reflect Free, using differential images, but they are less space efficient, and a restore restores everything taking longer but still much much faster than a clean install.
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       2 Weeks Ago #5

    cereberus said: View Post
    If you invest in a paid licence for Macrium Reflect Home, it supports incremental backups, and more importantly has a facility called Rapid Delta Restore which only restores the differences between last image (inc incrementals) and current state of pc, instead of restoring everything.

    You can schedule a (say) daily automatic incremental backup. Then if you need to wind back pc a few days, it normally just takes a couple of minutes or so, and is VERY reliable.

    You can do same on Macrium Reflect Free, using differential images, but they are less space efficient, and a restore restores everything taking longer but still much much faster than a clean install.

    Thanks for the information. For myself with Macrium I plan on just taking system images/differentials occasionally and keeping them on a USB flash drive I have - like before major updates to Windows 10. I'm not going to use a schedule or anything.

    What happened with Macrium where I got messed up was I just "imaged the disk" (which I believe copies all partitions including HP recovery) instead of "create an image of the partitions required to backup and restore Windows" and when I went to restore it with this "imaged disk file", it stated I am missing files. So now I did it the right way after reading a tutorial and I tested it with the Macrium program via windows and with rescue media and it does read the file (composed of 4 partitions) and will restore it if I choose restore.

    Separately from this, I do keep some important personal files backed up on another flash drive.

    So for my purposes I think I am good now with it.
    Last edited by tomseys; 2 Weeks Ago at 03:39.
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