If you get the Error 0X8007007B when trying to enable system restore, do the following:

  1. Click the Start button, right click Computer, and click Properties
  2. In the left-hand column, click System Protection

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  3. If prompted by UAC, click Continue
  4. Uncheck (C:) (Missing)

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  5. You’ll be asked if you want to turn off protection, click Turn System Protection Off
  6. Press OK

System Restore will work again.

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2 thoughts on “System Restore Not Working Error 0X8007007B”

  1. Mailtrain says:

    Thanks very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. stuntnswartz says:

    how do I do this if I cannot even get into Windows 7 … at start up I am getting a message that Windows could not load, then I run system restore (a vicious loop) and then this message pops up … can I go into command prompt or do I use safe mode and alter protection properties from there?

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