If that's a full system backup then the backup has the fault and you will be restore it to its faulty condition.
Today, even in Windows 7 there is no feature in any version of windows that let's you "reinstall the OS but keep all my programs and files intact."
Maybe in Windows 8 they'll figure that out. Apple has this today but that's another system and even there it's only 99% perfect.
-> Which NORTON PROGRAM? I missed which one and couldn't find an issue to be resolved.
Since uninstalling a Norton program, my computer has not been working as it should.
I have decided to use the rescue disc that came with the computer to reinstall Windows.
As it is Vista Ultimate, I have used the full PC backup that comes with it to get every thing on to several DVD's.
To save putting all my programs back onto the computer one by one using their installation discs, I would like to do a full system restore via the Backup and restore centre.
What worries me, is that when I have been backing up my computer, could I have backed up any faults in the system that will materialise if I carry out a full system restore?
Would much appreciate any advice.
Thanks, Mary T