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You must enable system protection on this drive? Fix it now!

Here you will find out:

  • about this issue
  • how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you

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1. Use Command Prompt

You can enable system security from the command line as follows:

Type cmd in the platform finder utility and right-click and select Run as administrator.

If Windows will not boot, open a command prompt in the Windows Recovery Environment (click Troubleshooting, then click Advanced Settings, and open a Command Prompt).

So, enter net start vss at the command line; and press Enter, then type rstrui.exe/offline:C:windows=active at the command prompt and press Enter.

Reboot your device (computer and laptop).

2. Edit Registry

If you must enable system protection on this drive system restore and the previous method was ineffective, rename some of the registry files.

So, open the command line as described in the first method and type cd% systemroot% system32 config in the prompt window and press Enter.

Next, enter the ren SYSTEM system.001 command and press Enter.

Next, enter ren SOFTWARE software.001 and press Return.

These commands should enable system protection on this disk.

3. Adjust system preferences

You can also enable the option Enable system protection in Windows.

So, press the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut, then click Run to open this utility.

Enter sysdm.cpl in the Run box and click OK to open the desired dialog box. Next, select the System Protection tab, click Configure and click “Turn on system protection on this drive” if this option is not selected.

Click to save the data “Apply” and click “OK” to exit the dialog box.

4. Restart protection process

A simple restart of the system protection service can also fix the “system restore you must enable system protection” problem.You also need a command line to do this, so as soon as you open it, type net stop vss in the prompt window and hit the back button.

The next foundational command is net start vss and press Enter. To restart the start vss command, you must enable system protection on this drive.

If all else fails, it might be worth trying the "Reset this PC" option, you can find it in the Windows Recovery Environment.

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