How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem
Windows OS contains millions of features both operating and defensive. If any problem occurs with any portion, it has embedded solutions for rectifying those problems. We are talking about System Restore feature which allow users to restore computer to any of the saved previous system state. But, if you go for system restore and it do not works then read the full article to know how to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem.

There are several errors which encountered in Windows PC. In many situation system restore is the successful solution for recovery. Several PC shows different error messages but solutions are similar. Some of our users get error messages like.. Windows System Restore Stuck, System Restore did not complete successfully, System Restore failed Windows 7, System Restore not working Windows 8.
There might be several reason behind showing this error. This may be due to malware attack, file corruption, memory error, registry error, windows update error.

If you are facing similar problem into your Store then read the article till end of the solution. We have suggested few troubleshooting steps which must be followed sequentially. Apart from these troubleshooting, we have added related screenshots for better understanding of steps to our readers.

Procedure to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Solution 1: Perform SFC and DISM Scan


Step-1: Press Win + X (Windows Shortcut Keys) at a time to Open Command Prompt (Admin).
Step-2: Type sfc/ scannow after a blinking cursor and press enter.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem
Step-3: After successful completion of Scanning, Reboot the Computer.
Step-4: Check if problem is solved else go for next method.
Press Windows Key + R to open Run dialog box. Type cmd to open Command Prompt window. Type the command >>> DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press enter.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem
It will be helpful when files get corrupted and require proper scanning.

Alternatively:

This process is performed when any system file corruption or missing found to be victim or culprit. Run DISM to repair Windows system image and Windows component store in Windows 10. SFC utility allows users to scan for and restore corrupt Windows system files. We need to run both SFC and DISM sequentially.

First of all, get ready to run SFC utility. To Run System File Checker (SFC), Open Command Prompt Window with Admin privilege and type sfc / scannow and hit enter. 
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

The checker will run for a while and if any corruption is found, it will replace and reboot them successfully.
Secondly, get ready to run DISM utility scan. If a Windows image becomes unserviceable, you can use the Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management (DISM) tool to update the files and correct the problem. Open Command Prompt Window with Administrative privilege and type the following codes illustrated below.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Enter the text Dism /Online /Cleanup-image followed by three important switches given below. The three important switches are /ScanHealth, /CheckHealth and /RestoreHealth. Each of them having different work.

Type the following codes line by line after execution of prior one.

a.      Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
b.      Dism/ Online /Cleanup-Image/ CheckHealth
c.       Dism/ Online/ Cleanup-Image/ RestoreHealth

Solution 2: Run System Restore in Safe mode


Go to Start and Select Settings. In Settings page, click on Update & Security.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

In Update & Security Window, scroll down to Recovery option at the left panel.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

On right side of the Recovery page, click on Restart Now under Advanced Startup.

Select Troubleshoot from the "Choose an option". Click on Advanced options now. Go to Startup Settings and click on Restart. 

When computer restarts, a list of options emerges. Select the correct version of Safe mode using appropriate key. 

This is one of the prior steps must be followed when troubleshooting misbehaves. You need to create a restore point. This can be done by pressing Windows key + S and type System Restore.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem
Then, create a restore point (control panel) result will appear. Click on it. System Properties Windows will open. Click on System Restore. Click on Next.

How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

If available, check Show more restore points option. Now select the desired restore point and click on Next
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Finally, follow the instructions available in Screen to complete the entire process.

Solution 3: Check that System Restore is enabled

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R, type gpedit.msc and press enter to continue. As a result, Local Group Policy Editor window will open.

Step 2: In the left section, navigate to the following path:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > System Restore. Check state for "Turn off Configuration" and "Turn off System Restore" settings. If these are not configured, set all of them to Not Configured. Finally, click on Apply and then OK to save the changes. 

Solution 4: Run antivirus scan tool


What may be the antivirus you are using, perform Complete Antivirus Scan. This will be helpful in cleansing the infections created by malicious programs, viruses, etc. The Antivirus will find out the real culprit causing the problem. There are lots of Antivirus available in market either offline or online. Please make sure about the antivirus you are using. It must be reliable and have the capability to scan out serious trozen or viruses.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Go to Start Menu and click on it. Search for the Antivirus running in your PC. Double-Click on the Antivirus Icon. Navigate to the Scan Button anywhere in the application. Before running the Scan, please make sure to set the scanning to full or complete Scan to all drives including OS. Finally, start the complete scan. After few minutes it will throw the culprit before the scanning screen. Follow the steps available there to delete all those culprits permanently. When deletion is performed, restart the computer and see the changes.

Solution 5: Check that essential services such as Windows Update are running

Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open run dialogue box. Type command services.msc and press enter to continue. As a result, Services Window will open.

Step 2: Scroll down to Windows Update hand double click on it. When properties window will open, navigate to startup type. Please make sure the value for startup type should not be disabled. 
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Step 3: It should be either manual or automatic. If it is set to Manual or Automatic then you need to check the service status. You must ensure that the service status will be on running mode.

Solution 6: Eliminate any hard drive error

Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Advanced Startup and press Enter to continue. Click on Change Advanced Startup Options. Click on Restart Now button under Advanced Startup. System Start with Blue Screen Options. Click on Advanced Option under Troubleshoot Section.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Step 2: Next click on Command Prompt. In Command Prompt window, type the following codes one after another.

bootrec.exe/ rebuildbcd
bootrec.exe/ fixmbr
bootrec.exe/ fixboot

You can check the hard drive using commands such as Chkdsk

ex; chkdsk /r c:

Alternatively: 

Step 1: Go to Search bar, type cmd and press enter to continue. Right Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. When Command Prompt Window opens, type the command chkdsk C: /f to detect and repair logical issues affecting your drive.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

In order to repair physical issues, run the command chkdsk C: /r.
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It will take few minutes to process. Running the particular command will repair logical & physical issues occurs with the hard disk.

Solution 7: Disable Windows firewall temporarily

Sometimes, Firewall acts differently and block connectivity process. It may be possible due to corruption of regular files of Firewall. There are lots of conflicts between Third-Party Security Agent and Windows Defender which results in Error. So, disable the Firewall temporarily and restart the PC. Check if problem is solved.



Step 1: Go to Search bar and type Firewall.

Click on Firewall and Network Protection option. When Windows Defender Security Center is opened.
Step 2: Look at the right side of the Window. You will notice Domain, Public and Private network here. Turn-off all the three Network Firewall.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem
Step 3: After turning off all the three Firewall, try to connect to network. We hope it will work for you.

Alternatively, 

Step 1: Go to Search bar, type Windows Firewall and click on the matched content from the list.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem
When Windows firewall Window will open, click on the link Turn Windows Defender Firewall On or Off, available at the left upper end of the Window.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem
Step 2: Go to Turn Off Windows Firewall and close it. When done Restart the computer to see the changes. Hope it will resolve the issue.

Solution 8: Run complete scan using Windows Security


Step 1: Go to Start Menu and type Windows Security, click on the matched content from the menu. As a result, Firewall and Network Protection window will open. Click on the Sheild Icon at the left of the Virus and threat protection window. 
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Step 2: On the same Window, you will find Quick Scan button. Just below it, there are few Advanced option for Scanning. Click on the Scan Options. After clicking on Scan options, check-mark on Full Scan radio button.
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Finally, Click on Scan Now button below. You need to wait few minutes to scan the Whole Computer. Proper scanning will show as well as delete the active Virus or Trozen in your Computer. 

Solution 9: Perform Pending Windows update 


Step 1: Go to search bar and type update, select the matched content from the list. As a result, Settings window will open  with selected Windows Update label. 
How to Resolve Windows System Restore feature not working problem

Step 2: On Windows Update label, Click on 'Check for updates'. Now you have to wait for few minutes or hours for complete Windows update installation.

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