System restore will not work

  Grey 1 11:59 29 Dec 2006

Can anyone help fix this problem
I run Windows ME.
When trying to run system restore I get the message "system restore cannot run until you restart computer".
Have tried this, also tried to turn system restore on, all no good.
think I have a bug that stops system restore being used,

Any help appreciated.

  VoG II 12:04 29 Dec 2006
  Grey 1 12:10 29 Dec 2006

How do I get to safe mode??

  VoG II 12:20 29 Dec 2006

See click here

You need to keep tapping the F8 key before the Windows screen loads.

  Grey 1 12:33 29 Dec 2006

Thanks for the info.
Cannot find Wininit.ini file.
Have found Wininit

Can I go ahead and follow the microsoft intsructions ?

  VoG II 12:35 29 Dec 2006

Yes - I think you must be set up to 'hide file extensions for known file types' which is why .ini is not showing at the end.

  Grey 1 13:22 29 Dec 2006

I have run a trial copy of Mighty Max and it tells me I have loads of minor problems and 1 Serious start up fault.

Could you suggest a good programme to buy to sort out and fix any virus or other nasties.

Many Thanks

  postie24 16:28 29 Dec 2006

Avg Anti-virus click here

Ad-Aware Anti-spyware click here

Ccleaner for pc clean up click here

  palinka 17:32 29 Dec 2006

all progs suggested by postie24 are free and work well. No need to "buy" anything.
Do you have an antivirus (AV) program on your pc? Do you update it regularly? If anwswer to 1st qn is No then you need to install AVG immediately, before you go online again (tho you'll have to go online to get it, of course!)And then update it immediately after you've installed it, and update it every day or two thereafter.
If you HAVE got an AV already you should have been updating that every day or two ever since you got it.
But as a rough rule of thumb AVs will only find Viruses, not worms or trojans etc, etc.
So you also need to download and use regualrly the adaware prog that postie 24 mentioned.
Post back if any of this is unclear.

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