Solved system restore error in recovery environment

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September 7, 2018 at 20:43:17
Specs: Windoiws 10 Pro 64bit, quad/4gigs
Hi all. Thanks in advance.
My desktop has a issue with system restore in the recovery environment. After an attempt to use a restore point, after a while, I get an unspecified error occurred during system restore (0x80070003). Now if I use system restore and the same restore point in safe mode or normal mode no issue. Like to fix system restore in the recovery environment because that was the only thing that saved my bacon one time. Locked myself that time by change my login to a Microsoft account sign in from a local login. Big mistake, couldn't log back in. Had to use restore point from recovery environment in the administrator account to revert back to a local sign in to my account. Hope someone can help.

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May 4, 2019 at 18:08:10
Update. When I made the post originally, I would still have been using build 1803 of windows 10. Didn't install 1809 till its re-release sometime in November. A couple of days ago I decided to give system restore a test in the recovery environment. This time it completed successfully. So whatever was causing the problem in build 1803 was fix in build 1809. Thanks to all that responded to my question. Also might add that my laptop had the same build at the time and the same cumulative updates. No issues on the laptop. Something wasn't to my desktop's liking.


#1
September 7, 2018 at 20:48:40
I have had good success using Tweaking.com repair tools for repair to Windows including print spooler, system restore, Windows Update, and more.
https://www.tweaking.com/content/pa...

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
September 8, 2018 at 06:56:01
See if the link below is of any help.

http://www.wiki-errors.com/wiki-err...


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#3
September 8, 2018 at 17:22:25
Hill, I went to the link you provided. It is a scanning tool. No way am I going to let it fix anything. 1810 issue mainly in the registry. That is asking for more trouble. Thanks anyway. Fingers I have used the tweaking.com repair tool before. Never seen anything in it the deals with the system restore. Don't have any issues with Volume Shadow Copy service. I think there is something wrong with my recovery partiton. In my originally post I wrote system restore completes successfully in normal & safe mode, just not in the recovery environment. Also doesn't complete successfully from the bootable usb drive of windows 10 with repair selected. Same error as in the recovery environment.

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#4
September 8, 2018 at 17:58:18
Yes those Wiki looking websites are bogus - made to look like Wikipedia but are NOT.
Beware.

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#5
September 8, 2018 at 21:22:58
Sorry if I posted a bogus site.

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#6
September 9, 2018 at 07:39:44
Well the chat on there might be useful at times but you have to avoid any downloads.

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#7
September 10, 2018 at 15:25:47
have you get your answer?

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#8
September 11, 2018 at 12:19:30
Not yet! Might be a difficult one to solve. Googled around and nothing came up that was helpful.

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#9
November 20, 2018 at 00:03:04
These issues occur because the folders or libraries that you are trying to back up or restore include a reparse point. Reparse points resemble Windows shortcuts. A reparse point may be used to point to a file that is temporarily relocated on a different drive.

I would suggest you to check the services status of Volume Shadow Copy.

1. Press Windows + R and type Services.msc and press Enter.

2. Scroll down and find the Volume Shadow Copy. Double-click “Volume Shadow Copy” in the Services list.

3. On the General tab, make sure the service is started under “Service status”.

4. If the service is not already running, under Service status, click Start, and then click OK

You may also check out other methods if the above solutions are not of help.
https://www.minitool.com/backup-tip...

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#10
May 4, 2019 at 18:08:10
✔ Best Answer
Update. When I made the post originally, I would still have been using build 1803 of windows 10. Didn't install 1809 till its re-release sometime in November. A couple of days ago I decided to give system restore a test in the recovery environment. This time it completed successfully. So whatever was causing the problem in build 1803 was fix in build 1809. Thanks to all that responded to my question. Also might add that my laptop had the same build at the time and the same cumulative updates. No issues on the laptop. Something wasn't to my desktop's liking.

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#11
May 5, 2019 at 09:26:22
Thanks for feedback. You've jogged my memory - I should have remembered earlier or concentrated less on that bogus Wiki site. Yes, I also had a restore issue where I had to use Safe Mode. I was happy to do that so ignored it. After I updated to 1809 I noticed later on that Sys Restore was back to normal again.

Almost certain you are on to it.

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#12
May 5, 2019 at 21:21:38
Thanks for popping back and letting us know.
This was a case possibly of MS messing something up just so they could fix it again. Kind of keeps their people in their jobs earning their pay. Imagine if it always worked perfectly and never needed fixing, tweaking, or additional security, with a fast machine we may never need a new one until we wore them out....
By the way, I marked your answer as the best answer for you since you could not.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#13
May 6, 2019 at 17:35:56
Thanks Fingers marking my answer best for me. Now will keep an eye out to see it there are any issues reported when 1903 comes out. Always wise to delay installing a major update when both April & October's had bugs and had to temporary removed from been downloaded. Just installed an app from Microsoft that lets you hide updates that windows update normally finds. Very useful. Besides I like to get the new builds the iso way for updates on my two systems.

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#14
May 7, 2019 at 12:27:17
Yeah, I agree, never rush to be first on those feature updates (which can be more like upgrades). We now have more ways to delay them. until bad bugs aren't showing up in Google.

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#15
May 7, 2019 at 21:35:34
What we really need is open source so that the entire community can evaluate new changes and alpha and beta test them first..... Oh yeah, we have that, its the Linux based OS's.
It is getting more likely that more of us will take that route someday soon. I tried it some a number of years ago and I am tempted again.
How is it these days with the newest Intel CPU's/Chipsets and PCIe main drives? Are MB drivers needed or included/searched during install?

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#16
May 8, 2019 at 07:47:10
MS screw ups have caused plenty of issues but gradually I have found Win 10 holding up better and better despite MS taking responsibility for drivers. Security seems to be improving too. I was not initially a fan of Win 10 but am beginning to be a convert. Having said that no system I have had is much like what comes out of the box but heavily tailored over the years to my own needs.

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