How to resolve Error (0x80071A91)

Two days ago when I was trying to create a Restore Point manually, my windows 7 PC welcomed me with the following error message.

“Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shutdown due to an error. (0x80071A91)”

Since my pc is always used to be in top condition the error was very much unexpected to me,. I tried to search “Microsoft help” but what I got is this “”. Microsoft help wasn’t really helpful.

After doing some research and a little bit of Googling I finally found the solution. Actually the “fsutil.exe” tool has an additional argument “resource”, which evidently controls FSRM {file system resource manager} behavior. So resetting the FSRM actually solved the Problem.

So if u see the Error (0x80071A91) on your vista or windows 7 PC then follow the following steps: =

  1. Click the ‘Start Button’ on your Desktop.
  2. Type “cmd” in the search field and open command prompt in Administrator mode {Right Click and select “Run as administrator”}. It you still have UAC enabled, it will ask you for permissions, click “OK”.
  3. Type “fsutil resource setautoreset true C:\”  {assuming that you have your OS on drive C }
  4. Reboot your computer.

If you follow these steps your problem will be solved.

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  1. Congrats for the successful solution!
    In the explanation of this error number, it sounds like there been a conflicting memory issue of some sort.
    Good it could be found Nirab

  2. Hi..

    Iam trying to install the WIN 7 SP1 but the installation is getting fail and throwing a popup window that ‘Transaction support within the specified file system resource manager is not started or was shutdown due to an error. (0x80071A91)”

    I have followed and tried all the fix and commands but no luck….

    Plz help me to sort out this issue…..

    • Follow the instructions in the below which might help you in resolving the issue.

      1. Click Start, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then right-click cmd in the Programs list.
      2. Click Run as administrator, and then click Continue.
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
      3. At a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
      fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\
      Note These steps assume that Windows is installed in the default location, on drive C. If this is not the case, adjust the drive letter of the folder path to match your configuration.
      4. Restart the computer.

      Check if the issue is resolved.

      Please post back and let us know if this has helped to resolve your issue.


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