Every time I try to run restore I get the message "System restore cannot run until you restart computer" On doing this I still get the same message!!!!!! Have turned s/r off at sytem properties box as per and on again several times to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated.
Apparently scannow does not work in ME here is a quote from a pitstop forum
Windows ME does not have System File Checker. It has a System file verification incorporated into the startup routine, so that each time you boot up the computer Windows ME theoretically verifies the stability of the system files. I say theoretically because I have yet to see Windows ME actually produce a report indicating that it has ever performed anything of the kind.
sfc /scannow does not work with Windows ME.
As suggested previously, probably your best bet is to boot into safe mode and run a thorough scandisk with auto fix errors enabled. You can also defragment in safe mode. Tap the F8 key repeatedly at 1st boot. Choose Safe mode from the boot menu.
If none of that works you can either try System Restore (I have my doubts if Windows ME version of System Restore will work successfully but it's worth a try), or you can boot with the Windows ME boot disk, then at the A: prompt, you can try scanreg /fix or scanreg /restore and either repair a damaged registry of restore a clean registry from before this problem began.
I am fed up with this Me anyway, If I was to buy XP home and load it would all my current programmes, Money, Outlook Exprees etc copy over and run on XP. As you will have worked out, I am not an expert, just a user. Thanks for your replies. Regards Grey 1