Fix System Restore did not complete successfully on Windows 10

Windows System restore is a very useful Feature that creates snapshots of certain files and information before critical operations such as updates or software installations takes place. If after perform certain activity windows start mis behave the you can revert back your system to previous working state by perform system restore. But Some Times while perform system restore users report getting error System Restore did not complete successfully An unspecified error occurred during system restore error 0x80070005.

Here the Full Error with Details 
System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer’s system files and settings were not changed.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070005)

Reason for This Error ?

This problem occurs because certain files are not replaced correctly if a file conflict occurs during the restore process. This can be due to Antivirus software is interfering with System Restore. Error in the System Protection service that prevents System Restore from completing, disk write errors or it may be corrupt or missing windows system files .

Fix System Restore did not complete successfully

If you are also suffering with System restore did not complete successfully An unspecified error occurred during System Restore error 0x80070005, Here apply bellow solutions to fix this.

Uninstall Antivirus Application

As suggested by the error dialog, Antivirus running on computer causing the issue. We recommend temporarily disabled the antivirus program that you are using on the system, even uninstalling it didn’t made any differences in the situation.

You can do this form control panel -> programs and features -> select installed antivirus application and click on Uninstall.




Check Volume Shadow Copy Service is Running

If windows Get an error on volume shadow copy service or if this service not started then you may face this system restore failed error. so that you must check this service is running. if this service is not started you can manually start by fallowing bellow steps.

Press Win + R, Type Services.msc and hit enter key. Scroll down and look for Volume Shadow Copy service. double click on it change the startup type to automatic and next to service status click start to Start the Service. click apply and ok to make save changes.

start Volume Shadow Copy service Now close Windows services window and perform System Restore check this time its completed successfully.

Repair Corrupt System Files

Most of times corrupted system files cause different Errors and may system restore fails due to this corrupted / missing system files. Run the Windows SFC utility to find and restore missing system files is a good solution to fix corrupt system file issue.
To run SFC utility Open command prompt as administrator. Then type command SFC / SCANNOW and hit enter key to execute the command .

running-system-file-checker
This will start scanning for missing and corrupted system files, If found sfc utility will restore them itself from a special cache folder located on system drive. you only have to wait 100% complete the scanning process. Then after restart windows and perform system restore check this time system restore successful. If any Error found you can Run the DISM command to repair Them.

Check Hard Disk for Errors

Also Some time disk errors can prevent the system from restoring / upgrading or installing any programs. If the methods above did not work, you should do a chkdsk to let the system scan the drive for errors.

For This Again open command prompt as administrator, then type command chkdsk c: /f /r command and press Enter key.

Tips: CHKDSK is the short of Check Disk, C: is the drive letter you want to check, /F means fix disk errors and /R stands for recover information from bad sectors.

run CHKDSK command

When it prompt “Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)”. Answer Yes to that question by pressing the Y key on your keyboard and press Enter. Restart your computer.




After restarting, the disk checking operation should start. Wait until Windows check your disk for errors. If you found error by checking hard disk and memory, You should try to fix them. There are many system optimizer tools available online. You can use anyone, If you trust that program.

Run System Restore from Safe Mode

If after perform All methods system didn’t complete successfully. Then perform System Restore in Safe mode. Windows Safe Mode is an inbuilt Troubleshooting feature, Which Allow Windows users to enter an altered version of windows. and correct any problems Which prevent user to perform certain task. on windows 7 you can Press F8 during the boot process to access the safe mode. but On windows the F8 option will not work. Here by fallowing this How To boot into safe mode on Windows 10 you can able to boot into safe mode.

Once Windows is done loading on safe mode open System Restore and follow the wizard steps to continue. Hope This time System Restore complete successfully without any Error.

These are some best solutions to fix System restore did not complete successfully, An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x80070005) on Windows computer. I hope After apply these solutions you can successfully perform system restore on Your windows computer. Still have any qeuery, suggestion About this post feel free to comment bellow.

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