SJs BLOG

Monday, May 21, 2007

Vista, System Restore, and a new hard drive

What used to be a simple task is a little more complex with Vista.  If you use an imaging tool to move your boot drive to a new HD, as I did a little while back, a strange thing happens.  System Restore breaks!

When you try to launch System Restore you get an ambiguous pop-up error:

“Name or volume label syntax is incorrect. (0×8007007B). System Restore will now close.”

Which really means that Vista can't find your old HD and it can't figure out that there  is a new C: drive.  You can fix this, but you lose all your previous system restore points...kinda scary.

To fix, you can run "SystemPropertiesProtection.exe" from the search box or the run box.  Uncheck your old Vista boot drive, check the new one and click apply...and maybe manually make your first system restore point.

Posted by Steve at 01:55 | Computers-Support | Comments (13) | Link


Home
About
Log in
RSS

‹‹ April 2020 ››
W Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
14 1 2 3 4 5
15 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
16 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
18 27 28 29 30      


Recent posts
Windows Explorer Icon in Win7
Long delays in new site
Website updated! No more pop-ups!
Apologies for popups on the vpc.essjae.com page!
searchfilterhost.exe using large percentage of CPU
Getting Vista to join an NT 4 Domain
Toshiba M400 Recovery Partition Access
Windows XP SP3 and failing Windows Updates
Dlink IP Cameras and Silverlight
Thanks GoGamer.com!!


Categories
Computers-General
Computers-Support
General
Today
Virtual Machines
VirtualPC
VirtualPC-Mac
VirtualServer
Windows 7
Windows Vista


RI Blog 1.2


SJs BLOG