I am running windows vista home premium and I decided to create a new partition in order to install windows seven, unfortunately when I tried shrinking my default drive, it was showing me that I can't shrink my volume. This was due to the fact that some system files were at the end of my hard disk and needed to be moved to the back, I archived this by using PerfectDisk 10 and following these instructions: Working Around Windows Vista’s "Shrink Volume" Inadequacy Problems :: the How-To Geek
After creating the partition, I tried re-enabling all the important system services, which turned out successful at first until today. After installing some software and trying to undo it by system restore, I noticed in my list of system restore points was empty.
I then went into administrative tools and looked at my list of system services, unfortunately system restore services was missing. While I was looking through my list of services, I also noticed that two symatec services were still listed but disabled
1) Symantec Event Manager 2) Symantec Settings Manager
Could these be some leftovers of Norton 360 (which I stopped using about 5 months ago and replaced with AVG Internet Security) or Norton Internet Security (Which was at default installed on my computer by HP)? Are they the cause of system restore not functioning anymore?
What could have happened? how may I re-enable system restore? please reply ASAP.
I would really appreciate it if just one of you Vista Admins could help me in solving this problem, thank very much in advance.