Windows 10: Why does System Restore never work for me?

Discus and support Why does System Restore never work for me? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have no restore points. I'm just wondering why. Note: There's no panic. System restore has never worked for me since (and during XP). The only times... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by OldGrantonian, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Why does System Restore never work for me?


    I have no restore points. I'm just wondering why.

    Note: There's no panic. System restore has never worked for me since (and during XP). The only times it has ever worked was for minor recovery that I could have done myself manually - in less time. For major recoveries, I use system images. Computers have been Amstrad, a series of Dells, and now Asus.

    I'm fairly certain that since (and during) Win XP, restore points were created just before the old, self-selected Windows Updates.

    Anyway, here is my System Restore configuration:

    Protected drives:
    - OS (CWhy does System Restore never work for me? :) (System)
    - ProgramsOverflow (DWhy does System Restore never work for me? :)

    Here are the settings after pressing "Configure" button:

    - Turn on system protection

    - Current Usage: 54.44 MB

    - Max Usage 10% (9.77 GB)

    With these settings, for my own amusement, I made a restore point just now. I made NO changes, then restored that same restore point (there was only one in the list). I got the message:


    Why does System Restore never work for me? [​IMG]


    Thanks

    :)
     
    OldGrantonian, Feb 17, 2019
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  2. 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, Feb 17, 2019
    #2
  3. Pinchy Win User
    windows xp duel boot with vista restore points

    Turn off system restore in XP altogether...or if you dont want to, AsRocks suggestion should work :\
     
    Pinchy, Feb 17, 2019
    #3
  4. Why does System Restore never work for me?

    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, Feb 17, 2019
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