Fix : Create System Restore point error 0x80042306 in Windows 10

Recently, a few users encounter Error 0x80042306 while creating System Restore Point on their PCs. Today, in this blog post, we discuss the reasons and probable solutions to fix this trouble. This bug arises primarily after a failed update, malfunctioning Volume shadow copy service, and VSS components.

Error 0x80042306 may also occur when there are bad sectors on HDD or corrupt system files. Restart/ re-register VSS, Repair missing system files, Check health of HDD, Restart Volume shadow copy service may resolve this issue. If this bug still stays on your PC, try renaming system restore files may help to troubleshoot this error. Let’s explore the solutions in detail-

  1. Restart Volume shadow copy service
  2. Re-register VSS components
  3. Run Chkdsk command
  4. Perform System File Checker command
  5. Rename system restore file
  6. Change System Restore Space Usage

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Methods to solve System Restore point error 0x80042306

Here, we depict several ways to encounter this System Restore point error 0x80042306 on Windows 10 PC. They are-

1. Restart Volume shadow copy service

In case, Volume shadow copy service starts malfunctioning, this may arise error 0x80042306 while creating a restore point. To fix this bug, restart this service by following these simple steps-

Note: To perform this task, make sure you have logged in with an administrator account.

Step-1: Right-click on the Start and choose Run from the Power Menu.

Step-2: In the text box, type services.msc then press OK to launch Windows Services.

Step-3: When the page appears, reach out to the Volume Shadow Copy and right-click on the same.

Step-4: Now, select the Properties option on the context menu.

Create Restore point error 0x80042306

Step-5: If the services are not running, tap the Start option otherwise Stop and Restart it.

Step-6: Under Startup type, change its value to Automatic.

Create Restore point error 0x80042306

Step-7: Once you complete the above steps, Restart your system and try creating a restore point again.

I Hope, you can now do this without receiving error 0x80042306.

2. Re-register VSS components

The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a useful service to accommodate data servers, backup applications, and storage management of your system. But any improper operation of this service leads to error 0x80042306 while Creating the Restore point. To manage this bug you need to re-registered this application just following the below easy steps-

  • Right-click anywhere on the desktop and hover the mouse over New thereafter select Text Document.
  • Now, opens this text document and copy/paste the following set of command lines inside.
cd /d %windir%\system32
net stop vss 
net stop swprv 
regsvr32 /s ole32.dll 
regsvr32 /s oleaut32.dll 
regsvr32 /s vss_ps.dll 
vssvc /register 
regsvr32 /s /i swprv.dll 
regsvr32 /s /i eventcls.dll 
regsvr32 /s es.dll 
regsvr32 /s stdprov.dll 
regsvr32 /s vssui.dll 
regsvr32 /s msxml.dll 
regsvr32 /s msxml3.dll 
regsvr32 /s msxml4.dll 
vssvc /register 
net start swprv 
net start vss

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  • Succeeding after, save this file as .bat extension under Save as type: drop-down menu.
  • Make a right-click again on this file and choose Run as Administrator.

This will re-register the Volume Shadow Copy Service on your system.

3. Run Chkdsk command

If some of the sectors have become corrupt on HDD may also arise this Error 0x80042306. To make sure what’s the fact, try executing the DISM command on your PC. This will scan the whole hard drive and repair the same if minor bugs exist. Here are the steps to proceed with-

  • Type cmd in the search box then do the right click on Command Prompt option.
  • Henceforth, choose Run as administrator from the context menu.
  • If there appears a UAC, tap Yes.
  • Type or copy/paste the following code near the blinking cursor to detect the problem.

chkdsk C: /f /r /x

DISM check the health of HDD

Note: The parameter C: indicates the drive that keeps the OS file, f directs to fix the problem. Similarly, r is there to find out the bug and x starts the scanning process.

  • If your system is a little busy, this displays a message to reschedule this task when the PC reboots.
  • Press Y to give your permission.

Lastly, Restart the computer again and check if this issue gets solved or not.

4. Perform System File Checker command

Sometimes, the bug lies in the core system files. If that’s the case, try executing “sfc/scannow” command line on your PC. This may resolve this Create Restore point error 0x80042306 issue. The steps are quite easy to follow-

  • At first, right-click on the windows icon and choose Run from the pop-up menu.
  • In the text area, type cmd and simultaneously press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to begin command Prompt as Administrator.
  • If the UAC Screen prompts, click Yes.
  • Now, type sfc /scannow near the blinking cursor followed by the Enter key.

sfc scannow

  • This whole scanning and repairing will take approx. 10 minutes, so wait accordingly.
  • Once over, Reboot your PC and sign-into your System.

5. Rename system restore file

If you still experience error 0x80042306 while creating a restore point, renaming this file may help to sort out this issue. Here’s how to proceed-

  • Press Win-logo and R together to open the Run dialog.
  • In the void box, write the following command then hit Enter at the end.


Run dialog

  • Thereupon, locate the directory SR and rename it to SR.sav.

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  • After you rename this file, Restart your PC to see whether it actually solves the trouble or not.

6. Change System Restore Space Usage

The best way to change the disk space used by System Restore is through Windows itself. Strangely, the option to change the maximum available space was present in Windows XP, then was removed in Vista, but put back again from Windows 7 onward. Here are the steps-

  • Go to Search and type systempropertiesprotection in the void area then click on the same option.
  • Once a new window appears, jointly press the Win and Pause/Break key.
  • Again from the left column, tap the System protection link.
  • Switch back to the C: drive and hit the Configure button.

System Properties

  • Henceforth, enable the Turn on system Protection radio button.

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  • Scroll the slider and set the space percentage that you want to use on the selected disk drive in either GB/MB.
  • At last, tap OK to confirm the changes made so far.

Note: There exists a counter that displays the current Usage of space. In case, you set the new disk space lower than the current one, this will delete some of the files of earlier Restore points so as to accommodate as per the newly assigned disk space.