When creating a System Restore point manually, I get a nondescript error message:
The restore point could not be created for the following reason: Access is denied. (0x80070005)
I've been troubleshooting for hours. I have...
No luck at all.
I eventually discovered Windows is able to create Restore Points automatically:
So it seems I have a workaround. Still, it would be great to get to the bottom of this.
These are the only system changes I can think of over the last few months. They seem like long-shots, but could they be relevant?
(**) When I then asked Windows Backup to delete my backup, it said "Access is denied. (0x80070005)" Arrrgh! :-) Fortunately I can do this myself. But could this be another clue?
UPDATE: I also cannot revert to a restore point: same error given.
Workaround: restore after booting in Safe Mode (NB: cannot be undone)
I've just fixed this issue on a Windows 7 laptop. Make sure SYSTEM and Administrators group has read and write access to C:\system volume information and sub folders! especially SPP. Any assistance on checking or making this change, let me know.
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