Windows 10: System Restore works sporadically

Discus and support System Restore works sporadically in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I'm running 20H2. I've long had a scheduled task that is intended to create a restore point every so often. I noticed a few days ago that it was only... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by STRESSED, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. STRESSED Win User

    System Restore works sporadically


    I'm running 20H2.

    I've long had a scheduled task that is intended to create a restore point every so often. I noticed a few days ago that it was only creating a occasional restore points, and most weren't created when they should be.

    The task uses the wmic.exe method. I see the same behavior manually as I get with the task: Usually, no restore point is created.

    When I try using wmic.exe to create a restore point, the Application log always reports the following, even when no restore point is created:

    Code:
    A few seconds later, though, this entry appears:

    Code:
    Sometimes, I can get System Restore to work properly for awhile if I totally disable it for my Windows volume, and then re-enable it. But sometimes, even that doesn't work.

    I've run chkdsk (no problems found) and sfc /scannow (no problems found).

    Ideas?

    :)
     
    STRESSED, Jan 8, 2021
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    System Restore does not work

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you receive an error, ‘0x8007045b’ when trying to do a System Restore. I’ll certainly assist you with this.



    However, please let us know:



    • Are you aware of any changes made to the computer prior to this issue?


    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to refer the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article

    System Restore may fail with error code 0x8007045b if there is encrypted content in the restore point
    and see if that helps.



    Note: The above mentioned article is for Windows 8/8.1, however, holds good for Windows 10.



    Let us know the results, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Jan 8, 2021
    #2
  3. zbook Win User
    Programs not working

    In post 26 there were steps listed to fix the operating system corruption.
    Are you able to follow them?
    In post 29 was the suggested dism repair command.
     
    zbook, Jan 8, 2021
    #3
  4. System Restore works sporadically

    System Restore Error 0x81000203

    Good day,

    We can see here that you are having issues performing system restore on your computer. Having said that, we need to determine the cause of this problem. Before we proceed, may we know the following:

    • Any changes made on the computer prior to this concern?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Are you getting any error messages when trying to perform system restore? If so, can you send us a screenshot?
      Note: Please do not include any personal information.
    • Have you performed all the suggested troubleshooting steps found on this thread?
     
    Desiree Yau, Jan 8, 2021
    #4
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