1.) Click here and follow the instructions to address a faulty extraction.
2.) Press Windows + R, type cmd into the Run box, and enter the command sfc /scannow (with the space) at the command line. The scan will take a while and will correct any system file corruption issues it can.
Also, make sure you write down the *exact* System Restore error message next time.
Let us know how it goes.
I'm currently facing three chronic Vista problems, so I decided to combine them into one thread.
1. System Restore gives me an incorrect parameter error when I launch it, when I click OK (the only option, it quits). I don't know the exact error message.
2. Windows update gives me error 8007002 when I go and check for updates; all my update history has also been wiped. (The check runs for a while, then stops and gives me 8007002.
3. My internet stops working after resuming from sleep.
Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP2