How to do system restore in Windows Vista® or XP?

Solution summary

If you face “Error: 0x81000202” while doing system restore in Windows® XP or Windows Vista®, then follow the 5-step resolution provided below to get a valid restore point over your system.

The System Restore tool enables you to restore your system to any previous configuration.

Each step is accompanied by an indicative screen shot for ease of mirroring the action.

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Step 1

Click ”Start”
Click ”Start” and then click ”Start Search” type ”Services.Msc” and then press ”Enter” button.

Note: Services.Msc is a hive to keep all the services available on your computer.

Step 2

Locate ”Volume Shadow Copy Service” and right click on it to explore ”Properties Windows”.

Step 3

Under Startup
Under Startup Type select ”Manual” and click ”Start” to execute the service.

Step 5

Restart the Computer and try to create a restore point. ( use hand)

You have entered ‘Services.Msc’, next, you have modified ‘Volume Shadow Copy Service’ under ‘Properties’ Windows to fix “Error: 0x81000202”.

Now, you can create a restore point on your Windows® XP or Windows Vista® computer without any trouble.

Services.Msc Console presents a list of all available programs on your computer, so you should be very careful, any incorrect approach can result in data lost.

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