sure enough, system volume information didn't have any points. (with system files unhidden)
i'm absolutely positive that i didn't delete any, and my hard drive has plenty of space left, so that can't be the issue either. i've got my restore space set at 8 gig max.
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.
any suggestions? thanks.
-bit unrelated, but the reason that i tried a system restore was because i was trying to get rid of those ridiculous 'admin' shields over my icons.
i had previously decided to give uac another go, but went back the next day (with the shields left remaining).
(also, i have task scheduler making system restore points weekly on mondays, but that shouldn't be related, right?)
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation
Edited by goom, 08 August 2010 - 12:30 AM.