I have never been able to get system restore to work. It goes through all the motions correctly. But after the reboot it gives a message saying it was unable to restore to an ealier time, even though there is clearly restore points on the calender.
I'm getting to the point of thinking that the only way I am going to sort this bl**dy problem is by doing a full reinstall. Hopefully it will get rid of the mal ware, internet page freezes and restore my startup settings.