1.    02 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 78
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64

    System Restore, Error 0x81000203


    I said screw it and reformatted, was unfixable.


    So for some reason I cannot get the restore to even read my disks. It just shows this error box:



    It says "Searching" in the Disk list.

    I have both "Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider" and "Volume Shadow Copy" Enable and set to Automatic. They WERE manual but I set them right.

    sfc /scannow returned no integrity violations.

    I do have multiple HDD's, only one of them has an OS. The others are pure storage. This is a relatively new Windows installation [Couple of months]. I am at a loss here at what to do.
    Last edited by RECONBunny; 03 Feb 2017 at 04:11.
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  2.    03 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, it looks like you've done what this suggests
    Actual Solution for System Restore Error Code 0x81000203 | Windows Forum
    Note this (obviously older post) indicates some 3rd party software can interact adversely with system restore.
    Please help re: System Restore encountered an error (0x81000203) Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

    A VERY long post where this error message was generated ended up with an in-place upgrade repair install
    Macrium Reflect Backup Failures

    Noting your comments about services, it may be something's been changed there: you could try
    Tweaking.com's free cautious repair tool and run just the repairs related to services.
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  3.    03 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 78
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows 10 Home x64
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, it looks like you've done what this suggests
    Actual Solution for System Restore Error Code 0x81000203 | Windows Forum
    Note this (obviously older post) indicates some 3rd party software can interact adversely with system restore.
    Please help re: System Restore encountered an error (0x81000203) Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

    A VERY long post where this error message was generated ended up with an in-place upgrade repair install
    Macrium Reflect Backup Failures

    Noting your comments about services, it may be something's been changed there: you could try
    Tweaking.com's free cautious repair tool and run just the repairs related to services.
    Sorry you wasted a post, thanks anyway. I had to reformat. I did all the "Fixes" but something was permanently messed up.
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  4.    03 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,928
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Thanks for advising that.

    An in-place upgrade repair install - keeps your data and programs and most settings- would probably have solved it as it has in other cases related to VSS.

    Recommended - use disk imaging routinely - e.g. Macrium Reflect (free).
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