System Restore Error- Access is denied- (0x8007005)

Follow me Recently a client came to me with an issue related to restore point. Everytime he tried to create a restore point he gets an error message saying Access is denied (0x8007005). So if you are also facing the same error, here is a step by step solution to deal with it. First and foremost is to check the Anti- Viruses, if you have some antivirus like Norton or Symantec then try disabling it and try to create a restore point again. Still not able to create a restore point, check if Volume shadow copy service is running or not and also if its status is Automatic or not. What service was disabled? The service should be running and its status should stay Automatic. Still cannot create restore point. Luckily there is another thing that worked for few users, try turning off system protection and then turning it back on. It’s simple, just go to My Computer -> system properties -> on the right do you see “system protection”, click on it -> in the protection settings, select the C: and click configure (just below that box). A new dialog box will open in front of you, select the radio button saying “disable system protection” and select OK. OK again. Let’s try to create a restore point again, still giving an error. No problem lets move to the next step. Clean Booting, it has been noticed by many people that sometimes Clean booting does help. for clean booting, Go the the command prompt, type msconfig. A new dialog box will open in front of you. Go to startups tab, uncheck all...

No Network Connection after Windows 10 Upgrade – Fixed

Follow me If you are experiencing issue with your network that it doesn’t connect to the Internet after you have upgraded to Windows 10, this solution might work for you. Symptoms: No Network connectivity, Local Area Network and/or Wifi Network icons are missing from Network Connections window. This issue started right after the PC was upgraded to Windows 10. Here is the step by step procedure that may help you resolve the issue. Open “Program and Features” and check if any Cisco VPN Client is installed. If so, uninstall it. [Start – Run – type appwiz.cpl – and hit ok] Reboot your PC, if you uninstalled the Cisco VPN Client, else continue to next step. Open Command Prompt as Admin [Right Click on Start Button – Choose Command Prompt (Admin) Type the following command in the command prompt and hit enter: reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3} /va /f Now in Command Prompt type the following command and hit enter: netcfg -v -u dni_dne Restart your PC. Now check if your internet connectivity has been restored. Hopefully, this will help you resolve your issue. However if the issue still persists, please feel free to reply if any questions. Follow...

Windows Update error Codes, Description & Solutions

Follow me Being a junior in the company I was given  the most painful task of updating over a 1000 servers recently. While updating these servers ranging from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012 R2 I encountered almost all the windows update errors one could get ( or at least I felt like that…LOL), so I decided to document all the error events for the benefit of others.  The list below consist of  various Error codes with their meanings and possible solution.  I hope this will be able to help others. I followed the steps listed in this article to resolve most of the errors below. Error Code Dec Error Code Error String Description 0x00000641 -4294965695 Error_Install_Service_failure The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. 0x00000652 -4294965678 ERROR_INSTALL_ALREADY_RUNNING Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install. 0x00240001 -4292607999 WU_S_SERVICE_STOP Service stopped 0x00240005 -4292607995 WU_S_REBOOT_REQUIRED The system needs to be rebooted to complete installation. 0x80004004 -2147467260 E_ABORT Operation Aborted 0x80004015 -2147467243 CO_E_WRONG_SERVER_IDENTITY The security descriptor on the BITS service was changed by a security template such that Network Service account doesn’t have READ access to BITS service. 0x80070070 -2147024784 ERROR_DISK_FULL There is not enough space on the disk 0x80070422 -2147023838 ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLED The service cannot be started. If BITS service is disabled by the Administrator, then this error will be seen. 0x80070424 -2147023836 ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXIST Due to a bug in BITS 1.5 OOB setup, after BITS 1.5 install, the BITS service is deleted, but the 1.5 install...

Windows 10 System Tray Notification Issue

Follow me Issue: When launching System Tray Notification customization screen, then the app which should let you choose what icons to display crashes. Event Viewer generates the following event: Log Name: Application Source: Windows Error Reporting Date: 8/7/2015 8:26:52 AM Event ID: 1001 Task Category: None Level: Information Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: <ComputerName> Description: Fault bucket 133160775683, type 5 Event Name: MoAppCrash Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 Problem signature: P1: windows.immersivecontrolpanel_6.2.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy P2: praid:microsoft.windows.immersivecontrolpanel P3: 10.0.10240.16384 P4: 559f39ae P5: combase.dll P6: 10.0.10240.16384 P7: 559f3aac P8: 8000000b P9: 00000000000230e5 P10: Attached files: C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Temp\WEREEFC.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml These files may be available here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_windows.immersiv_99c5ea1a61de85babe857e24ded7ba7aac73c69_8de139c6_651df536 Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: 45701013-b7ac-46d5-84d5-1e9240c73cb1 Report Status: 0 Hashed bucket: 425f2775c7d2694961f171de48856c04 <XML Data Removed> Solution: Go to Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. Click on Customize… Within the SYSTEM window, ensure that you are on Notifications & actions. Instead of clicking on “Select which icons appear on the taskbar”, click on “Turn system icons on or off” Click on the back arrow icon on the top left, and then click on “Select which icons appear on the taskbar” Voila, you have the “Select which icons appear on the taskbar” window open. Under “Always show all icons in the notification area”, choose to turn that Off. Now, you can choose what to appear in the System Tray Notification Area. Follow...

Windows Server2012- Windows update fails with code- 8024402C

Follow me One of our client reported an issue performing windows update on a Windows 2012  Server, it failed with the following error Windows could not search for new updates with Error Code- 8024402C I begin with the standard windows update troubleshooting as listed below 1) Restarted Windows update service. 2) Validated the Server is not pointing to a WSUS server (follow the steps below)       open registry editor and navigate to following location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU Make sure USEWUSERVER is set to 0, if not make it 0 and reboot the server As the server is backup, ensure that the value is still 0, if it turns back to 1 then most likely its being pushed by a group policy. You would want to lookup the policy and disable the setting. Now you can try to Update your Windows. If this helps then great, otherwise go for Next step. 3) Open your Cmd prompt as Administrator and perform the following command wuauclt /detectnow wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow wuauclt /reportnow Note- When you run the comands, You’ll not receive any output, but the comands will work. now again try to Update your Windows. Still error is generated, no problem, just move to next step. 4) Rebuild windows update catelog with below steps Stop the Windows Update service. Open My Computer. Go to C:\Windows here you can see a folder named SoftwareDistribution. Rename this folder as SoftwareDistribution.old . Now get back to services snap-in and Start the Windows Update services. In most of the case, rebuilding windows update catelog takes care of the issue, However if you are the special one like me...

Unable to Change IE Zone Security Settings

Follow me Recently experienced an issue where the IE Zone Security settings for Internet zone were set to High, and are unable to modify it. The Default Level button is grayed out, and when we click on Custom Level, it only showing High (default) as an option. You may have noticed that the High is set to default, and we have no other options to choose from. In order to fix the issue, you can simply reset the IE settings to default. Follow the steps to do so. 1. Open Internet Options. (Window key + R – Type: inetcpl.cpl and press OK) 2. Click on Advanced then click on Reset Button. 3. Press OK on the next screen, and than close the Internet Options window. Now, launch the Internet Options again, and go to Sites, you have all the default options available. Please feel free to reply with your comment if any questions. You can also visit Pledge Technologies for paid technical support. Follow...