hi,,,, what its saying is that there are no restore points,,,, vista always makes a restore point just before it installs windows updates, and also just after 1st boot of the day so to speak,,, so im wondering if system restore got its self turned off,,,, when its seeing no restore points its asking you if you want to make one
pointless that one,,,
ok here's another way to fix this issue,,,, i have never tried this way though,,,, you must use the command prompt to do this one,,,, don't worry about making a mess of it, as your pc is already knackered
i got this of a good site so give it a go,,,
1. Insert your Vista Media into your dirve and boot from it.
2. Select "Repair your Computer" from the list.
3. Select "Command Prompt" from the recovery choices.
4. At the command prompt type: C:
5. Type: cd WindowsWinSxS
6. Type: del pending.xml
7. Exit and reboot
to make it easy its the bits after the word type you want,,, look where the gaps are in the commands,,, these must be there,,, ie,,, between cd & windowsWinSxS
between del & pending.xml
when it works let me know and we will turn on system restore in the os
dont worry about me,,,, i dont mind scousers lol and were here to help,,, if possible ;)
Edited by figgis41, 30 November 2009 - 02:27 PM.