About a month ago, I decided to do a fresh install on my Dell N5010, Win 7 Home Premium, 64 Bit, Intel i3 processer laptop. I used the disks I made at the time of purchase, and ran into a freeze. It kept telling me to insert the OS disk which, of course, I did not have. In despiration, I bought a Win 7 Home Premium OS, inserted it, booted, repaired and everything went well after that.
I use an online program for business which has historically worked best using Internet Explorer. I use Firefox for all other browsing. Yesterday, I could not open the online program. Instead I got a message that Explorer had to close and restart and I had the same "loop" over and over. I never could sign on. When I tried using Firefox, I could access the program.
I decided to use System Restore to go back a few days to a point when the program worked in IE. However, I found that Restore was turned off. Bummer! When I tried to turn it on, I got the following error message.
Could not apply the settings for the following reason (0x8007007B)
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
I tried Googling the above error number but found nothing online that seemed helpful. There was some note about making sure that the System Volume Information was not "read only". But I don't have any idea how to even check that. I am relatively comfortable around a computer but would appreciate it if any directions to fix this be in a "Repair System Restore for Dummies" kind of step by step explaination. Thanks in advance, this has always been a great place for help.