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Can't use System Restore, nothing happens when I click it

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Can't use System Restore, nothing happens when I click it

    I want to use System Restore because every time I right click in file explorer or on my desktop, they crash (but I'm still able to run other programs normally).
    But when I try to start it, nothing happens. In the task manager, under background processes, it lists System Restore as many times as I've clicked on it!
    My anti-virus software isn't reacting to anything, though.

    I really need to make a system image before I send my laptop in to get a hardware problem fixed, but I don't want to carry this over in the system image once the hardwares fixed...

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,883


    There's no hardware problem.

    You'll be best off by removing your current antivirus completely, then setting Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and starting them too.

    You can use ShellExView and/or Autoruns to figure out why Explorer is crashing.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1

    I agree with MasterCheif you should be able to troubleshoot the issue without needing a system restore.

    For the sake of having another option I will post the link below of how to do a system restore. Option one will show you how to do it from boot.

    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Running this dism & sfc batch file may help.

    They take a while to finish.

    Dism hangs on 20% for a long time & suddenly finishes.

    Sfc may take an hour to finish.

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