Error 0x80070032 when creating a System Restore point in Windows Vista

When you try to create a System Restore point in Windows Vista, the following error may occur:

Could not create the scheduled task for the following reason:

The request is not supported. (0x80070032)

This happens if the Windows Event Log and the Task Scheduler services are disabled. Follow these steps to fix the problem.

1. Click Start, Services.msc, and press {ENTER}

2. Double-click Windows Event Log

3. In the Start type list box, ensure that Automatic is selected

4. Click Start to start the service, if it’s not already running

5. Close the Services console

6. Restart Windows.

If the problem persists, check the status of the Windows Event Log and Task Scheduler services. If the Task Scheduler service is in a disabled state, then download the file schedule.reg from the post Task Scheduler Service Grayed Out in Services MMC. Save the file to the Desktop, and double-click the file to merge the contents with the registry. Click Yes when asked for confirmation, and restart Windows.

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