Fix System Restore Failed and Did Not Complete Successfully with Errors in Windows 10

Abby Haines updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Overview of 'System Restore did not complete successfully' issue

System Restore is a very useful feature in the Windows 10/8.1/8/7 operating system that is designed to rebuild your system and restore your data in case of an emergency. But sometimes, System Restore might fail with error message 'System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed'. In this case, you will not be able to restore system or data, since System Restore not working in Windows 10/8.1/8/7. But don't worry! Here are a few troubleshooting steps that can help to fix System Restore did not complete successfully. An unspecified error occurred during System Restored with errors such as 0x80070091, 0x80070005, 0x8000ffff, 0x800423F3, 0x81000203, etc.

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System Restore failed with error 0x80070091 in Windows 10
System Restore  didn't  complete successfully with error 0x80070005
Windows 10 System Restore failed with error code 0x8000fff
System Restore failed & did not complete successfully with other errors

System Restore Failed with Error 0x80070091 in Windows 10

Now, system restore failed with error 0x80070091 is attacking a large number of Windows 10 users. If you are one of the victims, you might get the following Window shows you the message 'System Restore did not complete successfully. An unspecified error occurred during System Restored. (0x80070091)'.

System Restore did not complete successfully error 0x80070091

To fix an unspecified error occurred during System Restored 0x80070091 in Windows 10:

1. Boot into safe mode.
2. Right-click on the Start button, left click on "Command Prompt (Admin)" to open a command line.
3. Type:  takeown /f "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" /r /d Y and press Enter. 
4. Type:  icacls "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" /grant "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%":(F) /t and press Enter. You will get a message:  'Successfully processed xxxxx files: Failed to process 0 files'.
5. Type: rd /s "C:\Program Files\Windows Apps" and press Enter. It will ask you to confirm. Yes. This will delete the folder.  
6. Now Reboot your computer and System Restore should work. You will no longer get 'System Restore did not complete successfully' error message.

System Restore Did Not Complete Successfully with Error 0x80070005

And if System Restore failed and did not complete successfully in Windows 10 with error 0x80070005, you will get the following Window and see the error message: 'An unspecified error occurred during System Restored. (0x80070005)' in Details.

System Restore did not complete successfully with error 0x80070005

To fix an unspecified error occurred during System Restored 0x80070005 in Windows 10:

1. Type Services.msc in Start Menu Search Box, hit Enter.
2. Make sure that the "Volume Shadow Copy & Task Scheduler & Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service" is Running and set to "Automatic".
3. If the Status of System Restore Service is Not Started, Start it. Also, set it to Automatic if it is not.
4. Reboot your PC, re-confirm again, and then check if System Restore failed issue is fixed or not.

Windows 10 System Restore Failed with Error Code 0x8000ffff 

And if System Restore failed and did not complete successfully with error 0x8000ffff, you will get the following Window and see the error message: 'An unspecified error occurred during System Restored. (0x8000ffff)' in Details.

System Restore did not complete successfully with error 0x8000ffff

To fix an unspecified error occurred during System Restored 0x8000ffff in Windows 10/8/7:

1. Click "Start", and then type System Restore in the Start Search box.
2. Right-click "System Restore", and then click "Run as administrator".
3. In the System Restore dialog box, click "Next".
4. Select a restore point, and then click "Next".
5. In the "Confirm your restore point" window, click "Finish".

Supplementary: System Restore Failed & Did Not Complete Successfully with Other Errors

If System Restore failed in Windows 10/8.1/8/7 with other error codes like 0x80070570, 0x800423F3, 0x81000203, 0x80070002, etc, you can try the following method to fix the issue. 

Notice:
Using the CMD or antivirus scanning may lead to a risk of data loss. To avoid data loss, you'd better backup your data before you try the following operations. You can manually copy and paste your data to other storage devices and you can also automatically backup your data with a file backup software. The details are at the bottom of this page.

Method 1. Disable Antivirus Software

In most cases, the System Restore failed and did not complete successfully error appears because your Antivirus software is interfering with System Restore. So, if you're running antivirus software, disable it.

Method 2. Check System Protection Settings

System Restore failed and did not complete successfully error sometimes occurs because System Protection settings are corrupt. So, please verify if the System Protection settings are correct.

1. Boot into Windows, Click "Start".
2. Right-click on "Computer", click "Properties" > "System Protection".
3. Check if your hard disk has the "Protection" column value set to "On". If the value of the Protection column is "Off", select the hard disk and click "Configure".

check the system protection settings

Method 3. Run System Restore from Safe Mode

According to some users, running System Restore from Safe Mode is a possible way to bypass the 'System Restore did not complete successfully' error.

1. Restart your computer and press F8 before the Windows logo appears.
2. Select "Safe Mode" and press Enter.
3. Once Windows is done loading, open System Restore and follow the wizard steps to continue.

Method 4. Run sfc to Check and Repair the File System

Another reason for System Restore failed and did not complete successfully error is system file corruption. So, you can try to run sfc to check and repair corrupt system files to fix the issue.

1. Boot into Windows, Click "Start". Type command prompt in the search box to open "Command Prompt". 
2. Right-click on "Command Prompt" and click "Run as administrator".
3. When Command Prompt has loaded, type: sfc /scannow and press "Enter".

run sfc to scan your computer and repair file system

These are all the possible solutions for System Restore failed and did not complete successfully with different error codes. Hope at least one of them is helpful!

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Step 2: Choose the system, disk partition, files or apps that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3: Click "Proceed" to start the data backup process.

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