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Can't do system restore. Error message that OS (C) has errors.


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As I said, we ran hardware and malware checks and those seem to be OK, so it must be something wrong with Windows installation itself (IMHO).
Surely, you can wait, if everything else works fine.
As for system restore...
I highly recommend, you use Erunt: http://www.larsheder...nline.de/erunt/
Manual: http://pcug.org.au/b...ERUNT/ERUNT.htm
In my opinion, it's better, then System Restore, and I use it on all my Windows versions.
So, that would take care of your system restore issue.

For those programs that you suggested, do you have to copy to a CD or flash drive?

No. Hard drive image will take a lot of space. It'll be compressed, but it still will be about 70-80% of whatever is the size of used part of your hard drive.
You'll need an external hard drive to fit those backups on.
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http://www.geekstogo...15#entry1727615
Rorsasch112 said to tell you that he sent me back here.
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This is getting really weird twist, because thanks to this thread, I discovered, that I have srsvc.dll file missing from from system32 folder, as well as HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srservice registry entry, so we're in a same boat.
On a top of it, I have sr.inf file missing from Windows/Inf folder.
If not this thread, I wouldn't notice, because I rely on Erunt backup.
In my case, system restore opens and I can manually create restore point, but surely, since the service is not running, I don't have daily restore points.
I'll see, what I can do here and you may want to check, if you have sr.inf file in Windows/Inf folder.
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I just checked and found that I don't have the sr.inf file either.
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Things got even more interesting, because I checked my laptop and I have very same problem.
Really weird.
I requested some files form friends machines and I'll see, if it's fixable.
It may be not, but I'll keep you updated.
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Things got even more interesting, because I checked my laptop and I have very same problem.
Really weird.
I requested some files form friends machines and I'll see, if it's fixable.
It may be not, but I'll keep you updated.

Have you found any possible solutions yet? Wow, that is really a coincidence that you now have the same problem I have! I was wondering, do you think if I upgraded to Windows 7 that might solve the problem?
Do you think if there was somehow some way to run chk dsk that would solve any problems?
I hope we can somehow get this issue resolved.
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Yeah, I already tried, what you want to try.
I got all missing files in place, but it still doesn't work.
Our cases may be little bit different, because what doesn't work on my computer is creating automatic restore point at computer boot up. I still can operate system restore manually.
To me, it's not a big deal, because I use Erunt, so I really don't care much about system restore.
I could use one of my backups to fix it, but rather miss system restore, than going through a hassle of reinstalling some programs since I even don't know WHEN system restore stopped working.

Upgrade? Maybe, but don't your money on it. Clean install of Win 7? Surely.

Chkdsk won't do anything.
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Well I had talked to Dell and they told me to press F8 on startup and select startup repair. After doing this, the system restore function came back.
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Ha, nice :)
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