Resolve issues with System Restore in Windows® 7
Having problems using System Restore in Windows 7? Find out how to solve them.
Windows based Operating Systems come with the System Restore feature. System Restore helps restore the systems to an earlier time by rolling back all of the important system files and registry entries to a previous time. System Restore is usually done to undo any harmful changes made to the system files. System Restore makes use of Restore points that would have backup copies of all important system files. As majority of all issues on a computer come up because of problems with system files, rolling back the important files to a trouble free time would remove the issues. The latest Windows 7 comes with the System Restore feature. System Restore in Windows 7 has a very simple interface. However, there might be times when users face the issue of System Restore not working. There are many reasons as to why System Restore on Windows 7 has stopped functioning. These include malware infections that infected key components of System Restore feature, user making changing to system files associated with System Restore, corruption of system files etc.
Following details mentioned below givers users more information regarding tips to solve issues with System Restore in Windows 7:
- Run malware removal tool
- Repair Operating System
- Use safe mode
Run malware removal tool
Issues with System Restore on Windows 7 might be because of the presence of malwares within the system. Complex malware are known to modify or infect system files so as to prevent System Restore from functioning. All Windows 7 users having issues using System Restore are advised to run the malware removal tool and remove all malware within the system. Removing the infections would get the System Restore feature working.
Repair Operating System
If removing malware from the system did not solve the System Restore not working issue, users are recommended to repair the Windows 7 Operating System installed on the system. This should be done with default OS repair tool. Users should check the integrity of the system files and repair Windows 7 if required. Users can also try booting Windows 7 from the original disc and repair the OS when it is prompted. Repairing the OS from the disc would resolve the problem.
System Restore on Windows 7 may not be working because some conflicts with some application installed on the system. Such applications would include antivirus programs or disk cleaning utilities running in the background and removing restore points to save disk space. Users are advised to start up Windows 7 in the safe mode so that such applications would not be working. Restoring the system in the safe mode using System Restore feature would solve issues and get system working properly.
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