Cannot create restore point

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  1. Posts : 2,513
    trying to install win10
       #21

    You found it in your earlier post HERE

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  2. Posts : 2,513
    trying to install win10
       #22

    press the windows key and the pause/break at the same time.

    the system windows pops up

    click system protection>configure
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  3. Posts : 126
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #23

    Yes, I did, but I can't find it again.
    BTW...I have been reading that the error msg appearing when trying to create a restore point (0x81000203) may have something to do with a bug in MS latest update.
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  4. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #24

    Here's a really easy way to get to that slider:


    Press the Windows key and R at the same time.
    You should see the Run box.

    Copy and past this into the Run box
    SystemPropertiesProtection

    Press 'Enter'

    You should see:
    Cannot create restore point-1.png

    Click Configure.

    Set the slider to e.g. 10Gb.

    Then try creating a restore point and report the result.

    BTW...I have been reading that the error msg appearing when trying to create a restore point (0x81000203) may have something to do with a bug in MS latest update.
    Please post a link. So far not seen other such reports... and your allocation is too small anyway. No idea whether that accounts for the problem though.

    What build were you using when you could last create one?
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  5. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #25

    Right-click on the Start button --> Windows PowerShell (Admin)
    Run the following command to turn on system protection:

    CMD /C WMIC /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call Enable "%SystemDrive%"

    Run the following command to set the disk space to 10GB

    CMD /C "vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=%SystemDrive% /for=%SystemDrive% /maxsize=10GB"

    Run the following command to create a restore point.

    CMD /C "wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "Manually created by %username%.", 100, 7"

    Post the output. I believe the OP has no difficulty in "copy and paste".
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  6. NMI
    Posts : 947
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
       #26

    I now realize that "1% (531.05MB)" shown in the first screenshot at post #5 is from a web page, not the problem computer.

    As also seen here: 2. In the pop-up window, choose “Turn on system protection” and click “Ok”.

    So I apologize for introducing a red herring, but that was not obvious to me.
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  7. Posts : 934
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #27

    weybrew said:
    Yes, I did, but I can't find it again.
    BTW...I have been reading that the error msg appearing when trying to create a restore point (0x81000203) may have something to do with a bug in MS latest update.
    Follow dalchina's instructions in post #24 and post a screenshot of your system. Click on System Restore to see if your system is creating automatic restore points.

    If your system is not creating auto restore points or the System Restore button is grayed, I would recommend performing a clean install. (disclaimer: personal opinion, patience is not one of my virtues)

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
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  8. Posts : 126
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #28

    #24...Dalchina...as you can see from the attached screenshot, I have no access to the restore point process at all.

    link to referenced article: Fix: System Restore Failure with Error 0x81000203 - Appuals.com

    - - - Updated - - -

    #27...Pericles...screenshot attached. As you can see, I have no access to the restore point window at all. But, like you, I am not a skilled user and am now afraid that I have gotten things so cobbled up that I have no idea that there is a clear path to a fix. I'm probably going to do a clean Win 10 install.

    - - - Updated - - -

    #25... Matthew Wai...I'm a bit hesitant about all these cmd instructions as I would really panic if I suddenly "see smoke billowing out of my cpu!" But, I thank you for your complete step-by-step and I may try it anyway. A clean reinstall is always available after all.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cannot create restore point-dalchina-1.gif   Cannot create restore point-dalchina-1.gif  
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  9. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #29

    From my #8, #10 - please attempt an in-place upgrade repair install.

    Check you have at least 30Gb free on C:
    Download the iso file, rt click it.
    Click Mount (available if iso association is default).
    Open the new drive letter in file explorer.
    Double click setup.exe

    Note any error messages and post the outcome.
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  10. Posts : 126
    Windows 10 PRO
    Thread Starter
       #30

    an update for you, dalchina...I had gotten referred to an article with several fixes for the MS error msg ...203 (Fix: System Restore Failure with Error 0x81000203 - Appuals.com) and finally worked my way down to Method 5 using UpperFilters. This seems to have worked! For the time being things look normal.

    Should I continue with to test the fix with a chkdsk, DISM, and SFC procedures? I don't really understand what they do but that was another attempted fix before turning to the in-place update repair.?
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