You said you deleted the restore points and created a new one. If restore is on, at least one restore point must remain. You do not do this manually but with disk cleanup. You might try this. Turn off system restore and reboot. Check and remove all files from your "System Volume Information" folders on all installed hard drives. You might go so far as to take ownership of these folders and remove them as well. Reboot again and then turn System Restore back on. See if you can create a restore point manually and then give some time to see if XP begins to create it's own. You normally do not need to have System Restore monitoring attached drives that are just used for storage as the utility isn't going to replace your personal data.
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system restore not working how do I fix?
I have read most of the posts about this issue and nothing helps I'm not the most 'puter savey person but have tried most things I'm comfortable with. I have also checked and made sure system restore was turned on and it is, I have run a virus scan ( Norton Pro )and made sure it (sr) was not excluded, spy Bot clean, Adaware comes back clean also... I read the Microsoft trouble shoot page and it didn't help.. Now what? I have 2 computers and they both do the same thing. Afew weeks ago I was able to delete the restore points and created a new one and it worked right after that but now nothing I do can make it work.. some one suggested an update for system restore but I never found it. I went to hp and ran their updates and that did not help either.. I'm stumped.. it shows dates, and when I choose one it goes through the motions and reboots only to tell me "system restore incomplete ,your computer was not changed. Choose another date and try again" and when I choose another it does the same thing.. thanks for your help..