Let system restore do the work the MS engineers designed it for. What's wrong with that?
I have a HP computer running Windows Media Center 2005 (with all the updates and Service Pack 3) 2.0 GHz dual core processor, 3 Gig of RAM, 250 Gig internal hard drive.
I have an external hard drive (Western Digital 250 gig) that I have assigned it a permanent hard drive letter reference through Disk Management. I have set the System Restore tab in My Computer Properties tab to not moniter this external hard drive K. Problem is that every now and then when I plug in every now and then for backing up my files via Briefcase - this will activate the System Restore function on that hard drive. This usually happens when I have the hard drive plugged in when I either turn off or turn on my computer. I stopped having the hard drive plugged in to hopefully stop the stop the System Restore on that hard drive (and then re-checked the System Restore tab). This morning, I plugged in the external for file backup and just on a hunch I checked the System Restore tab and it said it was monitoring my external hard drive.
Question is, how to I stop this from happening? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.