System restore not functioning after SP3 install

  Amer 11:05 28 Feb 10


I have just connected my kids machine to the internet and done various updates including SP3. I have noticed it won't now let me create any restore points. It says they are unavailable and I should restart the computer. I have HP Pavilion desk top running on Windows XP.

Any advice appreciated

  MAT ALAN 11:10 28 Feb 10

Has been said that because of the way SP3 is installed a defrag of your HDD is one of the first things you should do, it might help...

  howard64 12:42 28 Feb 10

turn off system restore - right click my computer - properties - system restore and take the tick out of the restore box. Restart your pc and then go back in and put the tick in the box to monitor drives.

  Amer 17:39 28 Feb 10

Thanks howard64....your solution worked perfectly!

Many many thanks


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