Details about System Restore in Windows® 7
What is System Restore? Why does it fail in Windows 7? What can be done to prevent this?
System Restore is a tool that is provided with Windows 7 to turn back the system conditions to a point of time in when the system was working properly. This option prevents the efforts of troubleshooting. A user only needs to select 'System Restore' from 'System Tools' from 'Accessories' in the Start menu to access the function. System Restore does not change data on the system. The option just returns the Operating System to a state that had no errors. System Restore in Windows 7 also possesses the option to select a restore point. A user can change the restore point if the provided one does not solve the problem.
Discussed below are some points related to System Restore failing in Windows 7:
- Causes of the issue
- Tips to solve the problem
- Ways to access System Restore
Causes of the issue
System Restore sometimes does not work efficiently and the option fails due to corrupt files on system folders. Error messages indicating the failure of System Restore sometimes occurs if the space available on the hard disk is not sufficient for the utility to restore the system.
Tips to solve the problem
A user should be aware of the restore points provided since the incorrect option can cause issues with System Restore. Remember the date of the system functions that worked smoothly. Then user can provide that time as the restore point while running System Restore. Corrupt files responsible for the failure of System Restore should be removed and the utility should be extracted again from the Windows installation CD. Free more than 100MB of space on the hard disk to perform System Restore.
Click 'Start' and type 'System Restore' in the Search option, then click on 'System Restore'. A window will appear that enables the user to use System Restore. The user should only access System Restore when there are any problems with the Operating System after the installation of any software. A user also should also be aware of the restore point to which the system should be set to.
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