Solved: No System Restore Points in Windows 7

Posted by @Ivy

October 18, 2018

This article will show you why you receive error message no system restore points windows 7 and how to solve it. Also, I will offer you an alternative way to protect your computer. See below.

What is system restore points?

System restore point is the collection of important system files on a given date and time, which is stored in System Restore. It can help you restore your computer to previous good state.

In Windows 7, system restore is enabled by default. And it will automatically create system restore points in Windows 7. But you still can do that manually.

Why system restore points missing?

System restore points can help you revert to the previous date. However, you may find that there is no system restore points in Windows 7. Why?

See below, here are some possible reasons

1. You manually turn off system restore.

2. Disk space is low.

3. The page file is defragmented.

4. Your computer may have any kind of USB turbo-boosters like ASRock XFast USB.

5.  A restore point reaches an age of 90 days.

6.  You upgrade or reinstall the operating system.

7. Volume Shadow Service is not running.

8. System Restore has corrupt files.

How to solve no system restore points in Windows 7?

System restore points deleted is the main cause of no system restores point. You can try the following three basic methods first.

  1. Enable System Restore.

  2. Increase the Max usage.

  3. Make sure the Volume Service is running.

After you do the above operations, you can create a restore point and see if the restore point listed in System Restore. If the restore points are not listed in System Restore, you can try the following operations. At the same time, you still need to see if the restore point listed in System Restore. To be on the safe side, you can restart your computer first, then see restore points in System Restore. If the system restore point is listed in System Restore, the problem is solved.

Recreate Page File on your computer

Sometimes, you create several restore points. However, you will find there are no restore points when you restart your computer. This may be caused by defragmented page file. To fix it, you need to recreate page file for your computer.

Step 1. Access System Properties window. You can type View advanced system settings in the search box and select it from the context menu.

Step 2. Click Settings under Performance.

Step 3. Under Performance Options, you can click Advanced and Change under Virtual memory.

Step 4. Under Virtual Memory, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Then, select a drive and tick No paging file. At last, click Set to disable page file.

Disable Page File

Step 5. Restart your computer.

Step 6. Go to Computer, then delete pagefile.sys from C drive.

Note: pagefile.sys is a hidden file. Thus, you need to show hidden files or folders first. You can go to Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View, then tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

Step 7. Defragment the C: drive. You can type cmd in the search box and run as administrator, then type: defrag /h c:

Step 8. Enable the page files by step 1-3 above.

Step 9. Select C: drive and tick System managed size, then click Set. At last, click Ok (three times) to exit.

Step 10. Restart your computer.

Change triggers in SR properties

SR files in the Task Scheduler is one of the reasons, which result in no system restore points. To troubleshoot the problem, you need to change triggers in SR properties.

Step 1.Type Task Scheduler in the search box and select it from the context menu.

Step 2. Expand the Task Scheduler Library, then select Microsoft > Windows > SystemRestore.


Step 3. Click the entry named SR in the top pane.

Step 4. Click the History tab in the bottom pane and see system restore tasks, warnings and errors recorded.

Step 5. Double-click SR file, then click Triggers and Edit to change the Triggers.

Step 6. Specify the conditions. You can click Conditions, then uncheck Start the task only if the computer is idle for and Start the task only if the computer is on AC power.

Run system file checker

Step 1. Run cmd as administrator. You can click the Start menu, type cmd in the search box, select it and run as administrator.

Step 2. Run system file checker. You can type sfc/scannow at the new window and wait for the final result.


Note: You may receive a message that Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

To fix it, You can type the following command prompt and press Enter. Then, navigate to Windows/system 32 and open afcdetails.txt in Notepad. At last, click Edit and Find, type cannot repair member files to see the problems.

 findstr/c:”[SR]” %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt


Step 3. Repair the corrupt files. You can try to turn System Restore off, then turn it on.

Alternative way to protect your computer

System restore points are very useful, especially when you want to restore your computer to earlier date. However, there are various reasons you are unable to create restore points in Windows 7.

You can try above methods to fix it, but it’s not a permanent solution.

If you want to avoid the no system restore points error or want an easier way, you can try free AOMEI Backupper Standard. It can help you create a system image backup, which still can be used to restore your computer. 

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install and launch it.

Step 2. Click System Backup under the Backup tab.

System Backup

Step 3. Specify the Task Name and Select the destination path for your backup. AOMEI Backupper will automatically select the system partition and other partition related to boot your computer. Thus, you do not need to manually choose which partition you need to backup.

Destination Path

Step 4. Set up settings for your backup. You can click Backup Options, Schedule or Scheme, then select whatever you like.


Step 5. Click Start Backup.

AOMEI Backupper is very easy to use. Just a few clicks, you can create a system image backup. Also, it offers you various settings, which can help you backup system image on a regular basis and manage backup disk space. If you want to deploy your system image to multiple computers within LAN, you will need the image deployment software AOMEI Image Deploy (AID).