to increase the space available to system restore click:
start/control panel/performance and maintenance/system/system/restore and drag the slider here.
you still will not be able to go back though but this will store a few more dates in future.i have mine set to 3% on a 40gig drive and it stores about two weeks worth before it starts overwriting them again.
System restore will restore points you have set but will remove them as the space allocated to it is used up. It will continue making restore points until it takes up (by default) 12% of your drive. Then it will delete the oldest restore point(s) so that the max space System Restore will take is 12% (or whatever you set it to be).
Thanks for that. The slider is set to 12%.(Max) Trouble is I know a definite date in October that is a good restore date for the items that have been lost ie'Copy to Disc' in My Pictures. But Can not move back to October. Any other suggestions guys?