Windows 10: System restore not detecting backups after deleting WOW6432

Discus and support System restore not detecting backups after deleting WOW6432 in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hi all,I can imagine you know where this question is going, but I'm slightly panicking right now. I accidentally deleted wow6432 in my registry, and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by jrichards0511, Jun 23, 2022 at 11:27 AM.

  1. System restore not detecting backups after deleting WOW6432


    Hi all,I can imagine you know where this question is going, but I'm slightly panicking right now. I accidentally deleted wow6432 in my registry, and now my boot screen seems to automatically BSOD after showing the HP logo.Thankfully I was able to boot into f8 menu, but it said something along the lines of "no system restore points found", although I just created one about a week ago, and I have multiple others before then. Can anyone help me successfully restore/repair to fix the wow6432 deletion, please?Running a Windows 10 HP Pavilion Gaming 15-dk0068, if that helps at all.

    :)
     
    jrichards0511, Jun 23, 2022 at 11:27 AM
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  2. jellyroll Win User

    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    Windows 10 64-bit.
    When I click "show more restore points" in System Restore I see a bunch of old "system image restore points" that were deleted in past and do not correspond to any currently active restore points. Clicking any of these old restore points, I simply get an error message saying they could not be found, and to select another restore point instead.I would like to delete these restore points listings but have been unable to do so.
    So far, I have tried steps mentioned below without any luck :

    Disk Cleanup through (CSystem restore not detecting backups after deleting WOW6432 :) Properties
    Disable System Protection (OFF and ON) in System Protection for OS (CSystem restore not detecting backups after deleting WOW6432 :)
    Disk Space Usage to minimum (slider button all the way to the left then 'Delete all restore points for this drive'),
    Delete all shown Restore points in CCleaner (the problem ones do not show here),
    Reset Windows Backup to Default in Windows 10 with 'Reset_Windows_Backup.bat' utility.

    Any suggestions highly welcome.
     
  3. Bree Win User
    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    I know of no easier way to delete them, so here are the instructions.

    Delete System Image Restore Point from System Restore in Windows 10

    A System Image restore point is describe as type 'Backup'.


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    First, go to Settings > Backup & Restore > Recovery and select the 'Restart now' button in Advanced Start-up.


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    When you get Advanced Start-up, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Command Prompt.


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    You will be asked to choose an administrator account and supply it's password, then the Command Prompt will open.

    Type the commands DISKPART then LIST VOL and EXIT to see a list of all drives, in this example the Windows system is on the C: drive, yours may have a different letter. Whatever the letter is, type it followed by a colon to switch to that drive, in this example I typed C:


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    Then use the CD (change directory) command CD System Volume Information\WindowsImageBackup

    Use the DIR command to check you are in the right folder, then use DEL to delete the contents of each of the Catalog and SPPMetadataCache folders.


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    Youn can now close the command prompt window (or type EXIT) to restart the PC and go back to Windows.

    All System Image Restore points of type 'Backup' will now have gone.
     
  4. jellyroll Win User

    System restore not detecting backups after deleting WOW6432

    How to delete inactive System Image Restore Points in System Restore

    AndreTen - I have tried Disk Cleanup but unfortunately the problem entries did not go away.
    I feel certain Bree (VIP Member) has identified the correct cause of this problem as above and his adviced solution should also do the trick.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Bree - Thank you. I must admit that I did use 'Create system image' a few times in 'Backup & Restore (Windows 7)' instead of 'Backup now' and these ghost entries relate to those actions. You have rightly identified the cause of this issue.
    It is crazy that Microsoft has put two different backup options causing the issue of these ghost restore points.

    Regarding your advice on how to rectify the issue - I must add that I am not very computer savvy and feel reluctant to use Diskpart utility etc to delete 'WindowsImageBackup\SPPMetadataCache' and 'WindowsImageBackup\Catalog folders' from within 'System Volume Information' folder with command Prompt as I fear damaging the pc by making any mistakes, as I have never done this before.

    Please advice if there may be another simpler method to delete the above folders OR if you are able and have time to post a step by step instructions (with pictures if possible) on how to follow your advice. Much appreciated.
     
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