My system restore does not work even when i make a restorE point? also system tools Disc clean up & Disc Defragmenter no longer work I get a red circle with a white cross saying it could not start. Is there any way to fix these
Is the System Restore service running? Click on the start menu, then Run, and type services.msc. Scroll down to System Restore and check that it is running. If not, highlight it and you will get the option to start the service at top left.
Judging from this and your other thread your system seems to be struggling. I would try running a System File Check - assuming your using XP click Start - Run - type sfc /scannow (note the space before slash) and OK.
It may ask you to insert your OS disk as it repairs the files.
Click on 'My Computer' Right click C: (your OS drive) In menu click 'Properties' Click the 'Tools' tab Under 'Error Checking' click 'Check Now' click the box next to... 'Automatically Fix File System Errors' Click 'Start' A notice will say it can't do it until the next time you boot. Click 'Yes' and reboot
A yellow triangle came up with a ! mark in it saying the system restor service on local computor started and then stopped.some services stop automatically if they have no work to do,for example,performance logs and alerts service.