System Restore will not turn on Solved


  1. Posts : 111
    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP
       12 Feb 2017 #1

    System Restore will not turn on


    Hi there. Got a strange situation on a newly configured win 10 machine. On the PC properties, System protection does not show the actual drive Windows is on. 'System Protection' is greyed out. In 'Configure' I can not remove the 'Disable system protection'. When I go to services, volume shadow was turned to 'manual'. I asked it to be 'automatic'. No change. In the registry, there is no tab for 'restore' under Local Machine/software/policies/microsoft/windowsNT. How can I correct this situation? Of course I am logged in as administrator. Thanks in advance for your help.
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  2.    12 Feb 2017 #2

    Hi, if your problem relates to VSS, this can be relatively intractable.
    See:
    Can't enable System Restore

    (I searched the forum for
    System Restore greyed out
    for you - you can find more results if needed).

    You can try this guide: (it comes from Macrium, but troubleshoots VSS)
    How to troubleshoot Microsoft Volume Shadow copy Service errors (VSS)

    Note that Macrium Reflect does include a tool that attempt to fix VSS problems.
    You'll find a reference in this huge thread
    Macrium Reflect Backup Failures
    which ends up with an in-place upgrade repair install to fix the VSS problems.
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  3. Posts : 111
    Vista, Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10 TP
    Thread Starter
       12 Feb 2017 #3

    Thanks, Dalchina. Adding the registry key with the link 'Can't enable System Restore' did the trick. It worked immediately after that. Appreciate your help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    13 Feb 2017 #4

    Glad it worked out.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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