how do I resolve this system restore error?

I wanted to turn on system restore but I am getting he following error:

Can somebody tell me what I need to do to get it working?
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This link may help and it points to more information at Dell's site (Vista/7 the same thing):
Thaidog--I understand your problem is that you cannot Create a System Restore point, rather than that you have tried to run System Restore to restore to an earlier time.
According to the picture you show, you have allocated no disk space to System Restore.  That Max Usage arrow is at 0.  Move the arrow manually to the right, perhaps to allocate 3-5% of the total disk space.  Apply/OK.  
Can you now create a System Restore point?
The setting you show "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"  is the correct one to turn SR on.
ThaidogAuthor Commented:
Strange... system restore now seems to be working... i did just clone this os to a new disk so maybe that was it?
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Thaidog--Glad to hear the good news.  Do you stil show Max Usage as 0?
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
Fix for System Restore Error 0x8007007B in Windows Vista

© Ramesh Srinivasan | Windows Vista | 26th May 2008

When you start the System Restore utility in Windows Vista, the following error message may be displayed:
There was an unexpected error:

The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

System Restore will now close.

The same error might occur when running Windows CompletePC Backup.

This problem seems to affect some OEM systems that have faulty image. Here is an excerpt from The Filing Cabinet Weblog on System Restore error code: 0x8007007B.

    This error is caused by faulty imaging by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that results in the presence of an invalid volume. To see if this is the problem, go to System in Control Panel and open System Protection. There will be two volumes shown, one of which is selected and named “Missing.” Selecting C:\ and deselecting “Missing” solves the problem.


Click Start, type SystemPropertiesProtection.exe. The System Restore Properties window will open.

You may see two C: drives in the listing with the same Volume label (see figure below). Deselect the checkbox for the duplicate volume, and enable the checkbox for the correct drive (the one with Windows logo).

this fix works also for win7
ThaidogAuthor Commented:
@jcimarron - it does still say 0 in max usage... will that mess things up still?
ThaidogAuthor Commented:
well looks like the problem is still there actually - @ve3ofa - there are no duplicate drives in the list to uncheck...
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
have you tried changing the value of usage by sliding the slider?
Thaidog--"it does still say 0 in max usage"
Per my post of 12/26, have you tried moving the Max Usage arrow by dragging and dropping?
If you can move it then click Apply|OK.
When you said System Restore seems to be working, what did you do ?

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