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System Restore error: 0x8007001f, A device is not functioning

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Arbabender, Aug 19, 2010.

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  1. Arbabender

    Arbabender Thread Starter

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    I recently installed PartitionMagic 8.0 on my computer. After checking through the 'compatibility issues' dialog boxes (and having used it on another Win7 Ultimate PC) I proceeded to run it.

    As it ran, I received various 'error' reports about one of my hard drives. I clicked yes, thinking that nothing bad would happen, and PMagic still wouldn't start, Error 117.

    So I called it a night and went back to it in the morning to find that it wouldn't start. The System Recovery tool that automatically started didn't fix it, and I selected System Restore from the advanced options menu. It wouldn't start, and at the time I didn't really read the error, but I think it was different.

    Went back to it later, hoping by some black magic that it would start, and it obviously didn't. I inserted the install disk to see if I could repair it. I again selected advanced to find System Restore again. Upon selecting it, I was greeted with this:

    Code:
    [SIZE=6]There was an unexpected error:
    A device attached to the system is not functioning. (0x8007001F)
    
    Please close System Restore and try again.[/SIZE] 
    After closing and re-opening it, I got the same message.

    I have a lot of important data, and about 400GB worth of my 1TB HD filled, and don't want to lose it all, so how to I get either

    1) System Restore to work
    2) Fix my HD from what I suspect is PMagic

    or

    3) Re-install W7 without losing all of my data?

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. Rorschach112

    Rorschach112 Malware Specialist

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    this should get system restore working again


    Please download OTM
    • Save it to your desktop.
    • Please double-click OTM to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
    • Copy the lines in the codebox below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):

      Code:
      :Processes
      
      :Services
      
      :Reg
      
      :Files
      ipconfig /flushdns /c
      
      :Commands
      [purity]
      [resethosts]
      [emptytemp]
      [CREATERESTOREPOINT]
      [EMPTYFLASH]
      [Reboot]
      
    • Return to OTM, right click in the "Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
    • Click the red Moveit! button.
    • Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
    • Close OTM and reboot your PC.
    Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. In this case, after the reboot, open Notepad (Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad), click File->Open, in the File Name box enter *.log and press the Enter key, navigate to the C:\_OTMoveIt\MovedFiles folder, and open the newest .log file present, and copy/paste the contents of that document back here in your next post.
     
  3. Arbabender

    Arbabender Thread Starter

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    Hey, thanks for that, but whenever I try to start my system, it fails to load and then immediately attempts to fix it. If I could find a way to get Windows to load, I could then follow these instructions and restore to a past time.
     
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