Hello! I am desperately trying to "train" my Windows 7 64-bit system to replace my aging (and last) XP system. It is giving me fits. I've been in here before describing how I gave up and reinstalled Windows (clean install) rather than "Update" because my SSD is too small to do the update.
Yesterday I installed and ran Driver Genius 9 Professional to see if doing so would resolve some conflicts for me. Probably not the wisest thing to do. But I set a system restore point (cleverly named "daves") prior to doing the deed. As I'm sure you could have predicted, things got worse. I started getting the BSOD. After the second occurrence of the BSOD I attempted to restore the system back to "daves". On reboot, Windows had a cheery message for me:
System restore did not complete successfully. Your computer system files and settings were not changed.I noted that the advanced recovery options are:
System restore failed to replace the file (C:\Windows) with its original copy from the restore point.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80071a90)
You can System Restore again and choose a different restore point. If you continue to see this error, you can try an advanced recovery method. For more information, see What is Recovery?
* Restore files from a system image backup
* Return Windows or your computer to original settings
I tried to reset the system back to a more recent restore point and got the same restore failure.
This is what lead me to reinstall Windows a week or so ago. Obviously there is something wrong other than the Windows installation.
I ran Memtest86+ V4.10 for one full pass, about 45 minutes, with no errors. The video drivers are nVidia's modt recent.
Any suggestions what I should do now?
Thanks, - Dave
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