Hi everyone, sorry for posting another thread about this, but after doing some digging on my own, I thought it was getting kind of heavy so I put it here in the advance forum. Here is what I have done so far in trying to restore my automatic system checkpoints.
As before, system restore will not create the "system checkpoint" for me at a given time interval. I will list what I have done so far to help diagnose my problem.
I followed all the steps on this link by Bert: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srauto.html
I typed eventvwr.msc in the run line. Clicked system on the left, then source on the right. I found some events for sr, but these were the ones I did myself when turning off, then back on system restore.
Task scheduler and system restore services are running. I confirmed this by typing cmd, then net start in the run line.
I have the space allowed on my hard drive set to the max, and there are 25 GB free.
I am able to create manual system restore points and they are also created if I install/uninstall a program.
I have reinstalled system restore using the sr.inf file.
I used the "xpsystemrestoreponitsfrequency.vbs" to change my time interval to 1 hour just to see if it worked, but it didn't.
I checked my registry settings for system restore. Disable SR is set to 0. Restore status is set to 1 (I posted that because I thought one means disable in the registry, but I don't know what restore status is)
I do have a screen saver on, my system is set so the hard drive turns off after 1 hour, but never goes into standby or hibernation.
I am not sure what else to do at this point or what to check. If anyone else has suggestions, please let me know. At this point I am frustrated because I can not get this to work. Thanks.