Fix: System Restore Points being deleted on reboot

Some users of Windows 7 are reporting that Windows 7 deletes all system restore points on reboot. It could just be a possible bug, in an otherwise cool operating system!

Says a user kanjigirl on Microsoft Answers: “I did a clean install of Win7 about 3 1/2 weeks ago and have had no problems. 2 days ago I discovered that no system restore points were available… It creates restore points just fine, it just won’t keep them on reboot.”

Several other users too appear to be facing the same problem, as can be seen in the thread!

The following is the gist of the Microsoft Answers thread:

  • System Restore points were being deleted after a reboot, and Volsnap errors were logged in the System event log.
  • It is suggested that you note what the shadow storage allocation is on the drive you’re having issues with, and increase the allocation, if required.
  • Ensure that the Volume Shadow Copy Service & Task Scheduler Service is Running and set on Automatic.
  • Although not a fix, Microsoft Support’s Shekhar and MVP Pegasus have suggested detailed troubleshooting steps.
  • It has been suggested that the problem could have been caused by resizing  disk partitions with a tool that is not yet certified for Windows 7 operation.

Let us hope that Microsoft identifies the problem fast and issues a hotfix for it soon; if it is indeed a bug, and not caused by a 3rd party app!

Thanks Robert aka StrayCat!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.