Windows XP system restore does not work -why?

  Heraclius 23:53 06 Dec 2006

I cannot restore my system to a previous restore point. The restore switch is set on and I cannot see why. Norton does not seem to be affecting it.
When I try to restore, it appears to go through the restore process but on rebooting , I am told that it has not worked.

Any ideas?

  lotvic 00:42 07 Dec 2006

read this it may be relevant
click here
partial quote: ""Microsoft does not recommend that you turn off antivirus protection under most conditions. Turn off antivirus protection only temporarily to restore a computer.""

  rawprawn 08:15 07 Dec 2006

Go into System Restore Settings and disable it (tick the box turn off SR) reboot your computer and the go back into the settings and turn it back on. You will lose all previous restore points, but it should make a new Check point immediately

  mymate 08:38 07 Dec 2006

I just bought Norton GO Back, as i found when you wanted system restore to work it never would.

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