Windows 7 System Restore failed to work

December 21, 2010 at 00:52:12
Specs: Windows 7
I have a new Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium which I've had about 5 months and I have tried to use System Restore a few times during the time I've had it and it has never successfully completed. The error message I get is: System Restore failed to extract the original copy of the directory from the Restore point.
Source: %SystemRoute%\registration.
Destination: ComplusStaging

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#1
December 21, 2010 at 04:35:26
Are you trying to overcome some problem for which you need restore to be working? or is it just that restore is not working?

The error suggests that the restore point mechanism has failed or is not working correctly. You may need to do a repair install.

For this you will need the Windows 7 DVD. Do you have it?

If you do NOT have as is normally the case then you could try downloading the "Windows 7 System Recovery Discs" from here:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...

You will need to install a bit torrent client like uTorrent to be able to download as the links are torrent links.

The link below shows the limited actions you would be able to take with such a disk:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

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#2
December 21, 2010 at 05:50:10
Thanks for the reply. No, I do not need to use System Restore at the moment I'm just aware it is not working and has not worked for some little while and by googling for an answer I see there are quite a number of people in the same position as I am and if the time comes when I do need to use it I'd like it to be there for me! I do not have a Windows 7 disk. I'm in the UK and most computers from regular stores come with OEM software installed with no disk supplied. (very frustrating). I shall have a go at downloading a Recovery Disk (though I'm not at home at the moment) I appreciate your reply.

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#3
December 21, 2010 at 20:09:29
If your system is currently running correctly, you can create a recovery disk from within Windows 7 and then the recovery is to it's current state, rather than to the factory configured state (though you may want both options in the future).

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#4
December 22, 2010 at 00:12:22
you can set your system restore from the backup and restore window, you may also want to create a system image from the backup and restore window, if your system is currently running optional, create a system image and a recovery cd, image should be on another partition or external drive.
then you can set to run regular file backups, if you ever get a problem, you can drop in the recovery cd, and reimage from the perfect image, and then update your files from the regular backup. its very simple and you dont need any 3rd party software.

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