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System Restore Encountered an Error Code 0x81000203 on Windows 10

Fix System Restore Error Code 0x81000203 on Windows 10

When I tried to launch system restore tab in my windows 10 from where I can switch restore off or on, it shows me an error saying “There was an unexpected error and error code 0x81000203. Can someone help me to fix this issue?

How to Fix Error Code 0x81000203 on windows 10?

Solution 1: Disable Turbo Mode

This error comes because of TuneUp Utilities 2009,2010 & 2011. TuneUp Utilities turbo mode can block system setore.
To Turn off Turbo Mode goto Windows > Control Panel > System & Security > system > system protection > here Turn off Turbo Mode

It can fix the problem. If this solution not help for you then step to the next solution.

Solution 2: Microsoft Software Shadow

Please check if Microsoft Software Shadow copy service provider is disabled. To enable this service do below steps

Open command prompt Windows + R button
type gpedit.msc and press Ok button
Goto Configuration> administrative template> system> system restore
Then, click on “Turn off system restore” and set it to not configured.

Hope this will help

Solution 3: Check Volume Shadow service

In Windows “Search the web and Windows” area type Services
Right click on “Services” and run it as Administrator
Here, Select “Volume shadow service” and hit Start
In Startup type select Automatic
Double click on service and click on System protection tab. select start if service is off.

Solution 4

Open Command prompt as Admin
Type commands below

reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore” /v “DisableSR” /f
reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore” /v “DisableConfig” /f
reg add “HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP\Clients” /v ” {09F7EDC5-294E-4180-AF6A-FB0E6A0E9513}” /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d “1” /f
schtasks /Change /TN “Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore\SR” /Enable
vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=25GB
sc config wbengine start= demand
sc config swprv start= demand
sc config vds start= demand
sc config VSS start= demand

Hope this solution can fix the issue.

Windows 10 System Restore Encountered an Error Code 0x81000203 Fix

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