System Restore Error Messages in XP
  1. Error: Can't Access System Restore - Disabled by Group Policy - or System Restore tab missing
  2. Error: "Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"
  3. Error: "Mscoree.dll Could Not Be Found" Error when you try to run a .NET executable file
  4. Error: Windows System Restore Utility Quits and All Restore Points Are Deleted!
  5. Error: "SYSTEM RESTORE Restoration Incomplete Your Computer cannot be restored"
  6. Error: Unable to create a restore point. Please restart your computer and run System Restore
  7. Error: "System Restore initialization process failed"
  8. Error: I receive a RUNDLL error after clicking on the System Restore Tab
    "Restoration Incomplete..." when running System Restore with Norton 2006 applications installed
  9. Error: System restore was unable to start due to a missing Framedyn.dll. Please reinstall the application to fix this problem.
  10. Error: AppName: rstrui.exe AppVer: 5.1.2600.2180 ModName: srrstr.dll ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 00009826
  11. Error: “The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000243' while processing the file 'SAVRT' on the volume 'HarddiskVolume2'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.”
  12. Error: Rundll32.exe Entry point not found.
  13. An Error event that is related to the System Restore filter is added to the Windows XP System log if you repeatedly restart the computer. Added 2/13/07

Error: Can't Access System Restore - Disabled by Group Policy - or System Restore tab missing

Go to Start - Run and type regedit then press enter.

 

Navigate to the following registry Key.

 

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore

 

In the right pane, right click on each of these Value Keys and select delete.

"DisableSR"

"DisableConfig"

 

Close Regedit. Right click on My Computer and select the System Restore tab. A reboot may be necessary.

 

If the above doesn’t fix the issue, there’s a registry edit at Kelly’s Korner.

Look on line 278 left side. http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

 

These steps, and registry fix are also known to repair the inability to enable System Restore after it has been turned off.

 

More information on “System Restore Group Policy restrictions”

 

Note: There is a good possibility this was caused by malware/virus infection. Click here for cleanup instructions.

 

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Error: "Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" New! 1/6/07

in the process of restoring a system to an earlier time, the restore operation completes (Windows logs off, System Restore kicks in and the computer reboots), but on reboot, and the registry corrupted message above is receive.

 

Restoring the registry manually from the restore point folder to the Config folder allows me to reboot Windows successfully. So this indicates that the registry isn't being corrupted when the restore point is created; it's being corrupted when System Restore restores it.

 

After confirming the corruption was not do to a faulty hard drive or RAM it was determined the problem may lie with the system BIOS.

 

Cause:

    The following circumstances can lead to data/registry corruption.

  • The system has a BIOS that does not support 48-bit LBA.
  • Windows installed a hard drive partition larger that 128 GB’s.

 Solutions:

  • Check with the system manufacturer for a BIOS upgrade or replacement.
  • Install a 48bit LBA capable hard drive controller card.
  • Replace the mother board with one that is 48bit LB compatible. This will require a repair install of Windows XP.

More information:

 

AumHa Forums: System Restore causes registry corruption

http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=23974

 

Source for 48-bit LBA Information

http://www.48bitlba.com/index.htm

 

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Error: "Mscoree.dll Could Not Be Found" Error when you try to run a .NET executable file

To resolve this issue, install the .NET Framework on the target computer. To do this, browse to the following MS KB Article: Q316091

 

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Error: Windows System Restore Utility Quits and All Restore Points Are Deleted!

When this occurs, the following error is recorded in the system event log: 0xc0000040

 In this scenario, the System Restore utility restarts the next time that Windows is started, and new restore points are created. This issue can be caused by RealOne Player from Real Networks.

Upgrading to the latest version of RealOne Player from Real Networks has been known to fix this issue.

 

Related Article Q812119

 

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Error: "SYSTEM RESTORE Restoration Incomplete Your Computer cannot be restored"

For systems that have Norton 2006 - 2007 applications installed click HERE.

 

This could indicate a corrupted restore point. Restore Point Corruption can be caused by:

  • Virus infection.
  • Spyware/Malware infection.
  • Improper shutdown.
  • Software or hardware that cause the system to “stop responding” or hang.
  • Applications that interfere with the System Restore filter. In particular, poorly written Anti Virus applications.
  • Using Norton GoBack to restore files before Windows starts.
  • Due to changes made to files on a system from another OS (in the case of dual boot OS scenarios).
  • Due to changes made to an System Restore tracked file on a removable drive for a restore point while the drive was connected to another machine.
  • Due to manually modifying files located in the System Volume Information folder on any drive/partition.

Solutions to these issues can be found here.

 

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Error: System Restore was unable to create a restore point. Please restart your computer and run System Restore again

You Cannot Create a Restore Point with a HighPoint Driver Installed

 

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Error: "System Restore initialization process failed"

- View Example -

 

C:\ Drive not available or excluded from System Properties

 

This can occur if the C: drive is replaced with a new drive and move to the secondary position (D:) and the System Volume Information folder is left in place.

 

Solution: Reinstall System Restore.

 

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Error: I receive a RUNDLL error after clicking on the System Restore Tab

When I click the "System Restore" tab of the System Dialog, I get the following Error:

 

RUNDLL

An exception occured while trying to run "shell32dll, Control_RunDLL

"C:\Windows\System32\sysdm.cpl", system"

 

Reinstalling System Restore will resolve this issue. Click here for instructions

 

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Error: System restore was unable to start due to a missing Framedyn.dll. Please reinstall the application to fix this problem. Updated! 2/4/07

This error was addressed in Service Pack 2 update release and should have been fixed.

Locate the FRAMEDYN.DLL file, it may located in the C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 folder.

 

If found place a copy in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

 

Or look for the compressed FRAMEDYN.DL_ file. This file may be located the C:\Windows\i386 folder or on the Windows install CD. I may be necessary to do a search of the drive to find this file.

 

Place a copy in the FRAMEDYN.DL_ file in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.

 

Now go to Start - Run and paste the following command then press enter.

 

  Expand %windir%\System32\FRAMEDYN.DL_ %windir%\System32\FRAMEDYN.DLL

 

This will expand the FRAMEDYN.DL_ file to FRAMEDYN.DLL within C:\Windows\System32.

 

Note: A copy of the FRAMEDYN.DLL file may also be found in the C:\Windows\system32\wbem folder.

 

Or Reinstall System Restore

 

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Error: AppName: rstrui.exe AppVer:

5.1.2600.2180 ModName: srrstr.dll ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 00009826 New! 10/18/06

Solution: Reinstall System Restore

 

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Error: “The System Restore filter encountered the unexpected error '0xC0000243' while processing the file 'SAVRT' on the volume 'HarddiskVolume2'. It has stopped monitoring the volume.” New! 12/13/06

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. The following article has information on how to obtain the hotfix.

 

Hard disk volume monitoring may stop in Windows XP:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888402

 

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Error: Rundll32.exe Entry point not found.

The procedure entry RemoteAssistancePrepareSystemRestore could not be located in the dynamic link library winsta.dll.

 

Solution: Reinstall System Restore

 

Related Article: Q832323

 

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