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Can System Restore Malfunction and use cause issues

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Can System Restore Malfunction and use cause issues


    Hi recently I tried doing a system restore on windows 8 and after going through the process of waiting, I received a message upon reboot namely this "System Restore did not complete successfully, Your computer's files and settings were not changed.
    Details;
    System Restore could not access a file. This is probably because an anti-virus program is running on the computer . Temporally disable your antivirus program and retry System Restore.
    An unspecified error occurred during System Restore, (0x80070005)"

    anyway I panicked and went to undo the last change made(if one was in fact made) via system restore , but the same thing happened I repeated this procedure a few times trying to restore to the same point and then undoing the operation (I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) to which it just kept giving the same error message after going through a short process and rebooting each time.
    I was wondering could any of this possibly of corrupted my files, deleted files, or wrecked anything in any way, my computer my programs, anything.
    As far as I can remember the restore process said something about restoring registry each time, which only took a short time.
    I need to know from proffesionals like you guys and gals if I have done anything wrong and if so how to irraverse it.

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  2. #2


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


    Run this batch file.
    Once downloaded, right click it & click Properties & Unblock it.

    Then right click it & choose Run as administrator.

    The 2 scans it runs take a long time to finish.
    Keep an eye on it & be patient !

    vbs file:

    Repair.bat

    Post back with results please.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Remove any Anti-Virus software you have on the system. Set Windows Defender & Windows Firewall to automatic.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I have the same problem after removing my McAfee Anti-Virus program from my PC with a large 1 tetra byte HD. There is a bug in the OS. Microsoft should get it fixed and issue a Win update.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by aloysiusttl View Post
    I have the same problem after removing my McAfee Anti-Virus program from my PC with a large 1 tetra byte HD. There is a bug in the OS. Microsoft should get it fixed and issue a Win update.
    From past experience I'd bet on McAfee needing fixing, how did you uninstall it ?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Uninstalling McAfee.


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aloysiusttl View Post
    I have the same problem after removing my McAfee Anti-Virus program from my PC with a large 1 tetra byte HD. There is a bug in the OS. Microsoft should get it fixed and issue a Win update.
    From past experience I'd bet on McAfee needing fixing, how did you uninstall it ?
    I uninstalled McAfee in safe mode. McAfee also has a removal program on its website which you can download and use for a clean uninstallation.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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