System restore not working (screenshot)


  1. Posts : 57
    Win10 Pro N installed AND activated
       #1

    System restore not working (screenshot)


    I'm using version 21H2 (OS build 19044.2846)

    When I try to create a restore point windows tells me that system restore is not on. I tried to configure it and got an error as in screenshot. I have 9GB free space on C: drive, the only drive I'm trying to enable system restore on.
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  2. Posts : 4,451
    several
       #2

    turn off system protection for 980pro os missing.
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  3. Posts : 16,598
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
       #3

    Perhaps the tutorial will help you.
    Create System Restore Point - TenForumsTutorials

    I'm trying to address your reported issue but am not trying to encourage you to use System restore. It has always been unreliable.
    I place my faith in system imaging instead.


    All the best,
    Denis
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  4. WXC
    Posts : 13,170
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 22H2 19045.4046
       #4

    You may also wish to try lowering the allocated space allowed.

    System restore not working (screenshot)-screenshot-287-_li.jpg

    ...just a thought.
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  5. Posts : 16,598
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
       #5

    sgtsixpack said:
    ... windows tells me that system restore is not on. ... screenshot.
    That screenshot says that System restore is on.
    System restore not working (screenshot)-windows10foums.png
    - The greyed out option to turn it on is greyed out because it is already on.
    - It only shows the option to disable it. That's because is the only action you can take there.


    All the best,
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 57
    Win10 Pro N installed AND activated
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Turning it off and on again fixed it. I've been able to create a restore point. Thx for the replies. I also use macrium reflect (otherwise I would have recently had to reinstall win10). However system restore is quicker.
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  7. Posts : 42,540
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #7

    I have 9GB free space on C: drive
    That's WAY too low for normal operation.... your PC will grind to a halt!

    You need to deal with that and increase to at least, say, 30Gb
    Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

    As you're using 21H2 now, you are due an upgrade- which cannot complete with that limited amount of space.


    System Restore is a great tool when it works. If it works for you, use it... the huge advantage vs 3rd party disk imaging- which it complements well- is no impact on personal data.

    But you do need to use both, and possibly some other form of data backup.

    SR and disk imaging achieve two completely different things and are not directly comparable. SR will not help you, e.g, if your system disk fails. Disk imaging will. (But I expect you know that... )
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  9. Posts : 57
    Win10 Pro N installed AND activated
    Thread Starter
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    dalchina said:
    That's WAY too low for normal operation.... your PC will grind to a halt!

    You need to deal with that and increase to at least, say, 30Gb
    Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10

    As you're using 21H2 now, you are due an upgrade- which cannot complete with that limited amount of space.


    System Restore is a great tool when it works. If it works for you, use it... the huge advantage vs 3rd party disk imaging- which it complements well- is no impact on personal data.

    But you do need to use both, and possibly some other form of data backup.
    I have turned off hibernate and moved the swapfile to another drive (I have 32GB of ram so its not used much anyhow). I also use freefilesync to mirror my ssd data partitions to a 10TB spinning disk.
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  10. Posts : 42,540
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    Thank you for your reply. You still need more free space on your system partition.
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