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System Restore error 0x80070570

    Question

  • I'm trying to restore to a point a few days ago and keep receiving the error message:

    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. (0x80070570)

    I then have the option to close the dialog box or 'run system restore,' which then brings up the error message:

    Catastrophic failure (0x8000FFFF)
    Please close System Restore and try again.

    I've tried several different restore points but receive the same error message on all of them.  Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Saturday, November 07, 2009 1:34 AM

Answers

  • Consider running a chkdsk /r on the hard drive.

    Running a chkdsk/r has the potential to take a long time and you may want to back up any critical files beforehand as a general precaution.

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:50 AM
    Sunday, November 08, 2009 1:46 AM

All replies

  • 1.Uninstall 3p security software -firewall,antivirus,antispyware.
    2.Diagnose your hdd
    Saturday, November 07, 2009 2:32 PM
  • I removed Avira Anti-Virus and Comodo Firewall, then diagnosed my HD and still receive the same error messages.  Any other suggestions?
    Saturday, November 07, 2009 8:47 PM
  • Consider running a chkdsk /r on the hard drive.

    Running a chkdsk/r has the potential to take a long time and you may want to back up any critical files beforehand as a general precaution.

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:50 AM
    Sunday, November 08, 2009 1:46 AM
  • Ben,

    I am having the very same issue:

    after I try the system restore:  System Restore File Corrupt and unreadable 0x80070570, I also got the same catastrophic failure error message.

    I began to suspect a problem when I received an error message when I opened my email.  After I did all the diagnostics on my Outlook, I finally thought a system restore would be the ticket.  However, I am getting all the same error messages you are getting.  So, I am wondering if you ever found a solution to this problem without having to reinstall windows.  btw, I am running Windows 7, what system do you have?

    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 2:40 AM
  • I am having the same problem with system restore. My office suite software does not allow me to do anything, except for reading.

    Hope someone can come up with solution to help non-tech guy like me.

    Wednesday, January 02, 2013 9:19 PM