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Unable to create restore points

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by MatineeThriller, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. MatineeThriller

    MatineeThriller Thread Starter

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    All of a sudden, I cannot create any restore points in my Vista Home Premium (32 bits), nor does it create any automatically. Every time I try creating one manually, I get this error message:

    The restore point could not be created for the following reason:

    The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not reoccur.
    (0x800423)

    Please try again.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. MatineeThriller.
     
  2. Firebreather

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    Is there sufficient free space in your System Drive?
     
  3. Elvandil

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    You can't be using System Restore. SR is not a "backup" and there is no "writer". What exactly are you trying to do?

    What program are you using? Are you trying to create a backup to optical media?
     
  4. Draconai

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    I have a Toshiba Satellite L355-S7905. I also have a media recovery disk for it but it does not run, instead it just open windows expolrer and shows me the files. What do i do?
     
  5. Elvandil

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    You open your own thread. Posting in someone else's is known as "hijacking".
     
  6. MatineeThriller

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    Yes, plenty of space in hard drive C.
     
  7. MatineeThriller

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    I go to Control Panel, System, then System protection, which opens System Properties, under the System Protection tab, I then click on Create..., and a new window pops up, instructing to: "Create a Restore Point. Type a description to help you identify the restore point. The current date and time are added automatically." Then, I do as it asks, I name the restore point, click on Create, and a new window pops up saying: Creating a restore point... and ebbing green on a narrow window, from left to right. This goes on for a long time, until finally, the error message mentioned earlier (0x800423F3) pops up. This process is how I used to creater restore points all along, until recently, it just stopped working. This is a Vista Home Premium OS. Does this help any in figuring out what is wrong?
     
  8. Elvandil

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    When do you see "The writer experienced a transient error. "?
     
  9. MatineeThriller

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    I see the error message after I have gone through the whole process of creating a restore point, and after I click on Create. As I said before, it seems to start to work, goes on for a while, then it pops up the error message. Thks.
     
  10. Firebreather

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    I see you have posted your problem in another forum. Any solution from there?
     
  11. MatineeThriller

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    Nope. Not so far. I have tried 2 or 3 suggestions, including going into Administrative tools, then Services, and going to Volume Shadow and Windows Backup properties and making sure they are started and Automatic, but nothing changed. I have also run Hardware Diagnostic Tool repeatedly, got rid of disk errors. Nothing so far has worked. Any ideas?
     
  12. Firebreather

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    Well, I'm outta ideas right now. Sorry! :(
     
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