Did you encounter a message that says "System Restore did not complete successfully" when you were trying to perform a system restore to restore the computer to a normal state? This post will walk you through four specific errors regarding this issue, as well as the corresponding solutions. Just try the methods based on your situations to get rid of the problem.
When you are doing a system restore, you may receive an error message “System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and settings were not changed.” As a matter of fact, many factors may lead to the problem “System Restore did not complete successfully”. Here, we list some varying system restore errors:
- Error#1. system restore error 0x80070091
- Error#2. System restore error 0x80070005 or antivirus
- Error#3. System restore error 0x8000ffff Windows 10 or failed to extract the file
- Error#4. System restore error 0x80070017
Obviously, the problem “system restore did not complete successfully” can be caused by various reasons. Thus, this article will help you to fix system restore failed Windows 10 problem according to different errors.
Error#1. System Restore Error 0x80070091
First, let’s look at how to solve the problem system restore error 0x80070091. When system restore did not complete successfully with system restore error 0x80070091, you can receive the following error message popup window.
Then how can you solve the system restore error 0x80070091? Just keep reading, and there are three solutions to solve the problem system restore did not complete successfully with error 0x80070091.
Fix #1. System Restore with MiniTool ShadowMaker
MiniTool ShadowMaker is one of best free backup software providing straightforward solutions to all kind of backup matters including files backup, partition backup, disk backup and so on. It even offers the services of disk clone and restoring to dissimilar hardware.
What’s more, MiniTool ShadowMaker, the backup software, has different editions so you can choose any one based on your own needs. You can also download the trial edition from the following button or purchase an advanced edition.
Now, we will introduce the steps how to restore system image by MiniTool ShadowMaker.
As to solve system restore error, it is necessary for you to create a bootable media. You can create it on a working computer through MiniTool ShadowMaker.
Therefore, it is important for you to know how to create a bootable media and how to boot your computer from the bootable media. Please refer to the following two articles.
Now, the detailed information of how to restore Windows 10 is as follows.
Step 1: Connect the external hard drive which contains Windows 10 image to your computer. Then boot your computer from MiniTool bootable media and enter MiniTool Recovery Environment. Go to the Restore interface by clicking "Restore" in the toolbar. Click "Add Backup" to add the system image that you have created in advance to the backup list. And then click "Restore" to continue.
Step 2: In the popup window, you can see that backup image version is listed here. If you have several backup versions, you can choose a backup version according to the backup time and click “Next” to continue.
Step 3: You need to choose volumes to restore from the selected backup files. All partitions are checked by default. Please ensure that mbr and Track 0 are checked since they are necessary for a successful boot. Then click “Next” to continue.
Step 4: Choose the destination for Windows 10 restore and click “Next” to continue.
Step 5: Read the warning message carefully and click “OK” to continue.
Step 6: MiniTool ShadowMaker will start the process of system recovery Windows 10. And you should wait patiently. After that, you can successfully finish system restore.
Fix #2. Rename the WindowsApps folder in Safe Mode
Next, there is another way to solve system restore error 0x80070091, which is to rename the WindowsApps folder in Safe Mode. Meanwhile, you need to boot your Windows 10 into Safe Mode with this solution.
Step 1: Open “Run” program by pressing “Windows”+ “R” keys.
Step 2: Type "msconfig" in the search box and click "OK" to continue.
Step 3: In the popup window, you need to view on Boot pane and tick the “Safe boot” and click “Apply”. Then click “OK” to continue.
Step 4: In the popup window, you can click “Restart” to boot your computer into safe mode.
Step 5: Open Command Prompt and run it as administrator to continue.
Step 6: Type the following commands step by step and press Enter after each command.
- cd C:\Program Files
- takeown /f WindowsApps /r /d Y
- icacls WindowsApps /grant "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%":(F) /t
- attrib WindowsApps –h
- rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old
Step 7: After inputting the commands, you need to repeat the Step 1 and Step 2. And then you need to uncheck the Safe boot and click “Apply”. Then click “OK” to continue.
Step 8: After that, reboot your Windows 10 to check whether the issue Windows 10 restore failed is solved.
Fix #3. Rename WindowsApps Folder in WinRE
The problem “system restore did not complete successfully with system restore error 0x80070091” can be fixed by renaming WindowsApps Folder in WinRE, whose full name is Windows Recovery Environment.
Next, the detailed operation steps are as follows.
Step 1: Open the Setting window and click “Update& Security”.
Step 2: Then click “Recovery” in the left pane and click “Restart now” under the “Advanced startup”.
Step 3: In the following interface, choose “Troubleshooter”, then click “Advanced options”. In the popup window, choose “Command Prompt”.
Step 4: Type the following commands and press Enter after each command.
- cd C:\Program Files
- attrib WindowsApps –h
- rename WindowsApps WindowsApps.old
Step 5: After that, reboot your computer and start system restore again to check whether the issue system restore error 0x80070091 is solved.
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Error#2. System Restore Error 0x8007005 or Antivirus
Now, let’s look at another system restore error.
When system restore did not complete did not complete successfully with system restore error 0x8007005, you might receive the following error popup window. The system error 0x8007005 or antivirus may be caused by a security application.
Then, we will introduce how to solve the System Restore Error 0x8007005.
Fix #1. Uninstall Antivirus Application
From the warning message, you can see that the system restore error 0x8007005 may be caused by antivirus program. Thus you can uninstall the antivirus application first.
Step 1: Run the “Control Panel” and enter its main interface to choose the “Programs and Features” to continue.
Step 2: Select the antivirus application and click on Uninstall.
Step 3: After that, you can check whether the system restore did not complete successfully 0x8007005 is solved.
Fix #2. Check Volume Shadow Copy
Volume Shadow Copy is a technology of Microsoft which allows taking manual or automatic backup copies.
Now, the way to check Volume Shadow Copy is as follows.
Step 1: Press “Windows”+ “R” to open the Run dialog and type Services.msc in the box. Then click “OK” to continue.
Step 2: In the main interface, select the “Volume Shadow Copy” and choose “Properties” from the context menu.
Step 3: In the popup window, change the “Startup Type” to “Automatic”, and click “Apply” to confirm this change. Then click “OK” to return to the main interface.
Step 4: Make sure that the Startup type of Task Scheduler is also Automatic. If not, the operation methods are as same as the step 3.
Step 5: In the main interface, you need to select “Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider” and choose “Properties” from the context menu.
Step 6: In the popup window, change the Startup type to “Automatic” and click “Apply” to confirm this change. Then click “OK” to return to the main interface.
Step 7: After having completed all the procedures above, you can restart your computer and check whether the System Restore can work.
Of course, if you have created a system image before with MiniTool ShadowMaker, you can try MiniTool ShadowMaker to restore the system.
Error#3. System Restore Error 0x8000ffff Windows 10 or Failed to Extract the File
If system restore did not complete successfully because of system restore failed to extract the file or because of system restore error 0x8000ffff Windows 10 or failed to extract the file, thus you can start your computer in safe mode and select another restore point to have a try.
Then we will show how to fix system restore error 0x8000ffff or failed to extract the file and how to restore Windows 10.
Step 1: Start your computer in safe mode. You can click here to know how to start your PC in safe mode.
Step 2: Type “Recovery” in the Search box of Windows 10 and choose “Open System Restore” in the popup window.
Step 3: Then click “Next” to continue.
Step 4: In the following interface, you need to select a restore point, and click “Next” to continue.
Step 5: Next, you need to confirm the restore point which you have chosen and click “Finish” to continue.
Step 6: After that, you can check whether system restore can work normally.
You can also use MiniTool ShadowMaker to perform system restore with the previously created system image when Windows 10 Restore failed.
Error#4. System Restore Error 0x80070017
If system restore did not complete successfully with the system restore error 0x80070017, it might be because that some required to complete the installation are missing or corrupt.
Here is how to fix system restore error 0x80070017.
Step 1: Launch your computer in Safe Mode and open the Command Prompt as an administrator.
Step 2: Input the chkdsk /f X: command. Please note that the letter X is just as an example. If you don’t know the exact letter of the partition, you can judge the partition letter by running diskpart program and inputting list volume command. Usually, the drive letter for system partition is C.
Step 3: After that, you will be asked if you would like to schedule this volume to be checked next time when the system restarts. You need to press Y and restart your system.
Step 4: After that, you need to check whether the system restore error 0x80070017 still occurs.
All in all, you can find that Windows snap-in tool may occur some problems when performing system restore. Thus, you can take MiniTool ShadowMaker to protect your computer and create system image which can be used to restore your computer when some accidents happen.
In short, you have now learned that the problem “system restore did not complete successfully” can be caused by various reasons with various solutions.
However, no matter what the reason is, MiniTool ShadowMaker, a professional software, can help you restore system successfully. With its high efficiency and convenience, it has attracted millions of users.
So if you want to make a system restore, you can download this software so as to finish system restore successfully. If you have any better solution to solve the problem “system restore did not complete successfully”, you can share it in the comment zone. If you have any problem with MiniTool ShadowMaker, you can contact us via [email protected].