How to get system restore?

Question

I have lost my SYSTEM RESTORE. When I go to System Tools and click on it a window comes up stating, " System Restore cannot run until you restart your computer. Restart your computer and click on system restore again". I restart my computer, click on system restore and get the same message. I did this several times.

I have gone to Control Panel, to system properties and checked the "system restore disk space use" and it is at 1170Mb (Maximum) and the "read ahead optimatization" is 'full'.

Under "file system properties", there is no check mark in the disable system restore.

I put a check mark in the disable system restore. I clicked 'apply' and the 'OK' changed to "close", which I clicked. I restarted my computer. I then go to system tools and click system restore and a window comes up saying," system restore is disabled. (I don't believe the OK button should change to close)

I go back to"control pane-system properties and uncheck 'disable system restore'. When I click 'apply' then the OK button turned to "close". I click that and restart my computer.

I go to System Tools and click on system restore and the same window comes up stating, system restore cannot run until you restart your computer. I am back to square one.

I am using Windows ME 256 mb memory on a E-machine 600is.

I am lost as to what to do.

Answer

This question was answered on January 21, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

By mistake you probably had disable your system restore by clicking the check box to turn it off Go to the control panel and where it says connections check on system restore to get it back on

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 21, 2004