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I have tried to restore my computer to a earlier time but there is only one restore point about 1 hour ago. When trying to adjust the system to give more restore points in future I get a message "Filename, Directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect ( 0x8007007B ) any help please Ken

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Perform the following steps:
1.Click Start The Start Menu will appear.
2.Type sysdm.cpl in the run (winxp) or search box (win vista and 7) and press . The User Account Control window will prompt for permission to run the program. (win vista and 7)
3.Click Continue. The System Properties window appears.
4.Click the System Protection tab.
5.Under Automatic restore points, uncheck any invalid or duplicate location. (see below)
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6. Click to check the C: drive with the Windows Logo. (see below)
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7. Click on Apply and click Ok.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

  • kjscott Nov 15, 2010

    The system properties box on my Windows 7 does not have the automatic restore points or create restore points automatically on selected discs line and the available discs area does not have a box to check . this system properties is the one giving me the error note when I move the slider to give more disk space for restore points. Thank You

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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer.
Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System.
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To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.
6.Close all other programs.
7.To start the system restore, click Next.
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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer.
Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System.
Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.
3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.
5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.
6.Close all other programs.
7.To start the system restore, click Next.
8.Your computer restarts.
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Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer You could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue You might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs If it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer. Use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System. Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

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3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click to select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option, and then click Next. 4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. Note: A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK. sammiller001_2.png
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Boy, do a system restore.
1 start .
then click Help and Support
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2 Under Pick a Task
, click Undo changes to your computer with System Restore
.

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3 Select Restore my computer to an earlier time
, then click Next >
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4 Under, 1. On this calendar, click a bold date, select a date before problems were observed with the computer.
Dates in bold indicate a restore point is available for that date.

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5 Under, 2. On this list, click a restore point, click to choose a restore time from the list.

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6 Click Next >
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7 Verify that the desired restore point is listed, then click Next >
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8 After the computer restarts, the Restoration Complete page of the System Restore window appears. Click OK
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If the problem still occurs, try restoring the computer to an earlier restore point.

In windows vista..everything would remain the same. instead.
step 1 & step 2 will change

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i know you might have restarted the computer several times. restarting is the only option else you can also try doing system restore.

Method 1 Able to Access the Desktop.

1 start .
then click Help and Support
.

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2 Under Pick a Task
, click Undo changes to your computer with System Restore
.

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3 Select Restore my computer to an earlier time
, then click Next >
.

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4 Under, 1. On this calendar, click a bold date, select a date before problems were observed with the computer.
Dates in bold indicate a restore point is available for that date.

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5 Under, 2. On this list, click a restore point, click to choose a restore time from the list.

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6 Click Next >
.

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7 Verify that the desired restore point is listed, then click Next >
.

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8 After the computer restarts, the Restoration Complete page of the System Restore window appears. Click OK
.
If the problem still occurs, try restoring the computer to an earlier restore point.

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Method 2 Unable to Access the Desktop.

1 Turn off the computer.

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2 Turn on the computer and press the F8 key every other second until the Windows Advanced Options window appears.

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3 Press the <Down Arrow> key on the keyboard and select Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

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4 Press the <Enter> key on the keyboard.

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5 Log in as the administrator or as a user with administrator rights.

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6 At the command prompt (blinking cursor), type:
C:\Windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
and then press the <Enter> key.
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If the computer was working properly few hours/days back... then you can try it by restoring the windows to an earlier time by booting it in the safe mode.


How to go in the safe mode < click



How to restore the system>

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  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
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  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
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    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
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Did you set a restore point lately. You do need to do that occasionally

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Maybe your restore point is not valid anymore

you can do Your first port of call for System Restore problems should be the System

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