that now, even when trying to use the Safe Mode rstrui.exe, I still get the "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again" error message, so System Restore function is completely unaccessible at this point.
I am running an HP Pavilion a1624n with Win XP Media Center 2005, running on a wireless network with one other desktop and one laptop. I also use Firefox browser and have NAV 2007. I have had this PC for about two months and the first time or two that I tried System Restore, it worked OK, Now, (with System Restore turned ON),it has gone downhill and when I try to run it, it goes through the process but at the end I get the error message "your computer cannot be restored to 00/00/00. No changes have been made." It does not make the automatic 24 hour restore points, even though it does make restore points when new programs are installed and manual restore points can be made. It works fine in Safe Mode using the rstrui.exe command. This latest problem started yesterday. When I go through the Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore channel, I get the popup error message, "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again." The same message pops up after restart.
Is there any way to fix this or to re-install only System Restore from the Recover partition (D:)? Any help appreciated.