Solutions to problem of 'System Restore' failing in Windows®
What is 'System restore'? What are the reasons due to which 'System restore' fails in Windows?
A Windows Operating System comes with many features, which help to improve the system performance. 'System restore' is a built-in tool in Windows Operating Systems. In order to access this feature, you need to open the 'Start' menu and then select 'All Programs' and 'Accessories'. By selecting the 'System Tools' option, you could see the option to access 'System Restore'. This method varies in different Windows Operating Systems. 'System Restore' is a tool that takes your system files and programs back to a time when everything was working fine, preventing the headache of hours of troubleshooting. 'System Restore' uses a feature called system protection to regularly create and save restore points in your computer. These restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows uses.
Reasons due to which 'System restore' fails in Windows:
- 'System restore' service not running
- Virus infection
- Problems while creating restore point
'System restore' service not running
If your Windows 'System Restore' service is not running properly, you could perform system restoring. In order to check whether your system restore is running properly, you need to open 'Control Panel' and select 'Performance and Maintenance'. After selecting 'Administrative Tools', you need to click 'Computer Management' and select 'Services and Applications'. From the list, you need to select the 'System Restore' services. Finally, restart your system.
Virus infection may block the system restore operation. To remove virus infection, you need to install antivirus software like AVG, AVAST etc. Online scanning is the technique to detect the presence of malicious software in your system, if you have Internet connection. Windows Defender is a built-in spyware removal tool especially designed for Windows Operating Systems. With antivirus software, Windows Defender provides good user protection to your system.
For restoring the system, you need to create proper restore point. If you fail to create restore point, you might not perform Windows System Restore. If you fail to create restore point, you need to disable the 'System restore' feature. In order to disable 'System restore', you need to right click on the 'My Computer' icon and select 'Properties'. After selecting the 'System Restore' tab, you will see the option to disable the system restore feature. After disabling 'System restore', you need to restart your system. Then enable the 'System restore' feature and create the restore point again.
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