Restore Points are created in four ways:
1. Every 24 machine running hours. If you use the PC two hours a day it'll take 12 days before a RP is created. These are called System Checkpoints.
2. On every Windows Update. These are called Software Distribution.
3. Manually by you at any time. You give it a name.
4. Some software installation causes Windows to create a restore point.
Is System Restore turned on? Can you create a RP manually?
I've noticed recently my XP is no longer creating system restore points automatically when it used to create about 2-4 restore points a week. Now, it has gone a full week without one. I know it has to be idle for it to create one, and I've let it have some idle time (with messenger and browser still running but not taking up much resources). I tried restoring it back to a restore point and it didn't create an undo system restore (or is that normal when I run system restore on safe mode?) I have more than sufficient disk space in my hard drive. All I remember doing is turning the Indexing Service off, which I haven't tried turning on yet. What could be causing this?