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If you can't create System Restore point in Windows 10/8/7 due to 'The specified object was not found, error code: 0x80042308', here's how to fix.

System Restore is widely used recovery method for Windows users. In case if something happens suddenly wrong with the Windows OS, using System Restore, you can restore the OS to last good working condition. But what if you couldn’t create the System Restore point at all? This article talks about such an issue where Windows is unable to create a System Restore point.

Actually, while creating a manual System Restore point, I came around following error message:

The restore point could not be created for the following reason:

The specified object was not found. (0x80042308)

Please try again.

FIX The Specified Object Was Not Found (0x80042308) For System Restore In Windows 10

After getting this error, I rebooted the machine multiple times, but no changes in the situation. Also run System File Checker scan but nothing wrong found. The machine don’t have any third-party software, especially antivirus programs installed. So why this error?

If you’re also in same situation and facing this problem on your Windows 10 or earlier edition, then you may try following steps to fix up this issue:

FIX: The Specified Object Was Not Found (0x80042308) For System Restore In Windows 10/8/7

1. Press W8K + R and type sysdm.cpl in Run. Click OK or press Enter key.

System Properties Windows 10

2. In System Properties window, switch to System Protection tab, click Configure.

FIX The Specified Object Was Not Found (0x80042308) For System Restore In Windows 10

3. Moving on, in the System Protection window, make sure Turn on system protection is selected. Then click Delete button to erase previously created restore points.

FIX The Specified Object Was Not Found (0x80042308) For System Restore In Windows 10

4. In the confirmation prompt, click Continue.

FIX The Specified Object Was Not Found (0x80042308) For System Restore In Windows 10

Close System Properties window.

5. Press W8K + R and type services.msc in the Run dialog box, hit Enter key to open Services snap-in.

Services Windows 10

6. In Services snap-in window, scroll down and look for Volume Shadow Copy service. Right click on it and select Stop.

FIX The Specified Object Was Not Found (0x80042308) For System Restore In Windows 10

7. Then again do a right click on Volume Shadow Copy service and select Start this time.

FIX The Specified Object Was Not Found (0x80042308) For System Restore In Windows 10

Close Services window and now retry to create System Restore point and it should work fine this time.

Hope this helps!


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