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System restore just stopped working, when I needed it most. (tried diff restore points... same error).

Now everytime I run system-restore, it fails with the above error message.

I cleared the event logs and retried to isolate the relevant events. I see 5 warnings and 1 info event from VSS and 1 error from System Restore.

Here's the first warning from VSS and the error

Tried a lot of stuff, but in vain; this error still persists.

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Fixed this with the help of the info at

Boot into Safe Mode without networking and open a command prompt as administrator.
Now Type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter. This will stop the Windows Management Instrumentation Service
Next go to C:\Windows\System32\wbem and rename the repository folder to repositoryold
Now again open a command prompt as administrator, type net stop winmgmt and hit Enter.
Next Type winmgmt /resetRepository and hit Enter.
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Try this for Windows 7,

  • Shut down
  • Restart holding f8
  • Repair tools
  • System restore

The only difference: No startup files were loaded prior to launch of system restore!

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