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    System restore Error code '8007007B' in Windows Vista

    Hi, i was using easeus partition manager but it seems that recovery partition that was provided by companies has been corrupted and not restoring. As a result, system restore option not working and giving me an error that filename , directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect. How to fix the issue? Any help!!

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: System restore Error code '8007007B' in Windows Vista

    In order to overcome Hard disk partition issue, follow the procedure as given below:

    > Go to start button and navigate to Computer option
    > Right click on that option and select Properties
    > Now, click on System Protection
    > You will be able to see the list of drives. You can see partition with word Missing if you have performed partition twice time
    > At last, uncheck the partition having missing labeled and your issue will be resolved.
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    ak47 Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: System restore Error code '8007007B' in Windows Vista

    Method 1:
    This might be happening if any of the background programs is conflicting with the installation process of that particular update.
    To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows Vista by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.

    The steps to be performed in clean boot are given below:

    1. Log on to the computer by using an account that has administrator rights
    2. Click Start, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER to start the System Configuration Utility.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue
    3. On the General tab, click Selective Startup, and then click to clear the Load startup items check box. (The Use Original Boot.ini check box is unavailable.)
    4. On the Services tab, click to select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, and then click Disable all

    Note: Following this step lets Microsoft services continue to run. These services include Networking, Plug and Play, Event Logging, Error Reporting, and other services. If you disable these services, you may permanently delete all restore points. Do not do this if you want to use the System Restore utility together with existing restore points

    After you put your system in clean boot you may try installing that particular update and see if you are able to install it.

    After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:

    1. Click start, type msconfig.exe in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
    If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.
    2. On the General tab, click the Normal Startup option, and then click Ok.
    3. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart
    Hope this information is helpful.

    For further information on clean boot please follow the below given link:
    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

    You may also try disabling the antivirus/security software, because at times the security software’s might conflict with the installation process.

    Method 2:
    You may also run the System Update Readiness tool (Checksur.exe)
    Download and run the System Update Readiness tool (Checksur.exe). After you download this tool, it runs a one-time scan for inconsistencies that might prevent future servicing operations.
    For more information about how to download and run the System Update Readiness tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 947821 Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
    In article 947821, scroll down to the "Microsoft Download Center" section, and then click the associated link to download the System Update Readiness tool for your operating system.

    Method 3:
    You may also try downloading the standalone pack from the below given link and install it.
    Method 4:
    You may also try resetting the Windows Update components, download the Microsoft fix-it from the link and run the wizard which automatically resets the windows update components, if this does not work; I recommend that you reset the windows update components manually from the link:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058
    These steps should fix the issue, give it a try and check if you are able to perform windows updates.

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