I tried to restore my computer last nite to an eariler time a few weeks back
If you're saying you actually tried to go back to a point that is weeks
old, that might be the problem itself. You've probably made too many changes in your system since that time for restore to work properly, or something has corrupted those restore points and SR can't use them anymore. System Restore itself appears to be working. It sounds to me as if you're trying to go back too far.
What problem were you trying to fix by going back that far?