System Restore has been restoring the registry for 7-1/2 hours


  1. gfr
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1526)
       #1

    System Restore has been restoring the registry for 7-1/2 hours


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    I have been watching the following for more than 7 hours...

    What do I do?

    Thanks!

    Vince

    System Restore has been restoring the registry for 7-1/2 hours-img_20190927_204141.jpg
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  2. Posts : 24,631
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #2

    gfr said:
    `I have been watching the following for more than 7 hours...
    What do I do?

    See my reply here on a thread with the same question System restore have been running for more than 2 hours
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  3. gfr
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1526)
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Bree said:
    See my reply here on a thread with the same question System restore have been running for more than 2 hours

    However, my story ends differently than the link in your post above and than it did in System Restore taking too long from answers.microsoft.com.

    Here is the rest of the story...

    Background
    1. The reason I was doing a System Restore was to restore two .OST data files that were deleted when Outlook 2013 crashed two-thirds of the way through a print-to-PDF of 98 emails. (In other words, while I was trying to print 98 emails to a single PDF.)
    2. Before doing the System Restore:
      • I attempted to run Outlook 2013 a few times and each time it ended with an error message about one or more corrupt .OST files, and
      • I checked the folder where the two expected .OST files should have been and found none there, corrupt or otherwise.
    3. I had no reason to expect a System Restore to restore two deleted data files since I have always been told System Restore will not delete or change personal data files; however, I wondered if System Restore might restore the contents of folder C:\Users\gfr\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook to its restore point condition. (C:\Users\gfr\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook is the location where the deleted .OST data files would have been if they had not been deleted.)

    Actions
    1. I set my AV software not to start with windows and exited the AV program.
    2. I ran System Restore, it initialized and restarted twice, I think, and began restoring the registry; after 2 hours, I noted the time, and after 7-1/2 hours, I posted my initial message.
    3. After "restoring the registry" for approximately 14 hours, I held the power button until the PC shutdown.
    4. After 5 minutes, I powered up the PC, and after it restarted, the PC hung at "Please Wait" with the white swirling balls.
    5. After 10 minutes, I held the power button until the PC shutdown.
    6. After 5 minutes, I powered up the PC, and after it restarted, Windows 10 started correctly and completely with the message "System Restore was unsuccessful, ... no files were changed."
    7. I ran Outlook 2013 and it opened both .OST files flawlessly.

    Outcome: Despite being unsuccessful, System Restore restored the two OST files in C:\Users\gfr\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook.

    Go figure!

    gfr
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