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System Restore Error 0x80070005

  1. #11


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Skinjacker View Post
    Yeah I realized I downloaded the wrong one and quickly reinstalled. Works like a charm! I don't want to make a backup though until I can get this darn system restore thing working again, so I'm just keeping this on hold for now.
    OK.

    I just checked my upgrade options & it seems Macrium says I bought the v-6 Server Edition !
    Not !

    I downloaded the upgrade & installed it with the serial number they supplied & it works !

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    Free !

    Saved some money-

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  2. #12


    haha, that's amazing! glad i helped lead you to that lol
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  3. #13


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Skinjacker View Post
    haha, that's amazing! glad i helped lead you to that lol
    Me too.

    Ganesha works in mysterious ways.
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  4. #14


    UPDATE: sfc /scannow tells me that it found corrupt files but was unable to fix them. the best solution to that would probably be to run dism /restorehealth, but as you can see that doesn't work either. any help?
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  5. #15


    i'm really really frustrated right now. anything at all that could help me is welcome at this point
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  6. #16


    DISM restorehealth - The source files could not be downloaded.
    If you have this problem, KYHI posted direction on how to fix it here: Unable to connect to internet via wifi or ethernet

    Better tutorials here:

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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  7. #17


    Thanks, I tried the tool that KYHI made and it's actually working. I'll update you with anything I find.
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  8. #18


    How about you try this:

    1. Go to C:\ and look for the System Volume Information folder.

    Note: Make sure you have configured Windows to Show hidden files, folders and drives and unhide protected operating system files.

    2. Right-click System Volume Information, then select Properties.
    3. Untick Read-only.
    4. Hit Apply, then click OK.
    5. Try doing the System Restore again.

    Found this solution: Error code: 0x80070005 appears when using Windows’ System Restore
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  9. #19


    Thanks for responding, cipals. I've already tried doing that, but as soon as I untick Read-only on System Volume Information, click Apply and close it, if I open it again the box remains ticked. It also gives me like 4 errors all saying access denied for different files. I tried setting myself as owner of the folder and giving myself all rights to it, still won't work. It's really really frustrating...
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  10. #20


    It's possible that your account does not have full control permission. You can try doing a system restore in the hidden administrator account of Windows.

    To enable hidden administrator, do the following:
    1. Run cmd as administrator.
    2. Type "net user administrator /active:yes"
    3. Restart your computer.
    4. Login using the administrator account.
    5. Try performing a system restore on the computer.
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