Normally, if the computer does not come with restore disks, it has a hidden
partition with the restore data on it. Check with your computers manual or
call Tech Service. Often you can purchase the restore disks for a nominal
fee even if it is out of warranty.
As to the problem, perhaps one of the other MVP's or other posters will have
more expertise on how to resurrect or disable System Restore when it
becomes thoroughly hosed. I personally spent weeks on that and another
problem before I gave up and re-installed. I tried here and on other sites
but no one was forthcoming with a solution. Sorry.
"gdwtch" <gdwtch@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Boy, I never would have thought to look at that! You may have a point.
> When I
> look at the properties associated with System Protection, it takes a very
> long time (maybe an hour?) to tell me what restore points are available
> c: and d:.... and in the end, the answer is "none". I guess restore point
> creation must already be disabled?
> I also tried hitting the "System Restore..." button, hoping to see some
> additional options, but nothing happens when I do that. Do it again, and I
> get "The System Restore Wizard is already running. The program will now
> Any clues what is going on here?
> I really hope to find a way out of this without having to reinstall
> This computer did not come with OS disks, so I will have to do even more
> research to find out how to even reinstall. Maybe it's time to call the