How to Troubleshoot System Restore Error Code ‘STATUS_WAIT_2’ on Windows 10
If you are getting the error message STATUS_WAIT_2 with code 0x80070002 when trying to create a system image backup using System Restore in Windows 10, this article should help you. In this article, we will identify the possible causes and suggest suitable solutions to help you solve the problem.
What causes the system restore error code “STATUS_WAIT_2”?
- Corruption in personal subordinate files: The most common cause of this error code is a corrupted system recovery utility.
- System recovery failure: Keep in mind that system recovery for Windows 10 is no longer supported or under development, and Microsoft will probably not include this utility in future releases because competitors have better products.
- Windows 10 crash: This bug appeared to be caused by a strange Windows 10 crash that creates a permanent guest account (DefaultUser0) that the backup utility uses instead of the active account (with administrator access).
- Operating system corruption: In some cases, this error message appears due to severe damage to the operating system that cannot be repaired with the included utilities.
How can I fix the system recovery error code ‘STATUS_WAIT_2’?
Launch the SFC tool