I read through the system restore tutorial and that is what I did about a year and a half ago when I bought my toshiba pentium 4, 1.9 ghz, mobile processor notebook.
The restore feature worked for a couple of months, probably about 3 when I really needed it as I was/am a newbie to windows and then it simply kept giving the message "no changes were made to the computer" when I try to do a system restore. This is inspite of the fact that there stiil exists two thirds of the hard drive unused. I have tried to go back to where I have created a restore point before I install a new program as well as to check points that are created...but no luck!!!
I took it to a trusted techie, a personal friend and had it checked for viruses, malware etc. and there was nothing. I run Windows Home edition "xp" that came with the computer and at home am on dial up and use the xp firewall. At work we have a very secure system. I work for an international large corp. and we have several techs that work at the office.
I even took it to the toshiba techie and they found no malware, viruses lurking about. However they did say that a number of people have had problems with system restore and told me to simply shut it off which I had already done at the suggestion of the trusted friend techie. As both of these techies concurred that all the critters can hide in restore points anyway and when you believe you are secure they reinfect. So I have been using my Norton Professional Systemworks which will have the subscription expire in 2005, intermittent use of Panda active scan and trend micro house call, as well as adaware se, a2, spybot, spyware blaster, win patrol, and spysweeper.
I have posted in other areas and I think it was Elder Geek where someone had this same problem.
I simply would like to know if this is a fairly common dilemma?
I don't want to start from scratch again and use the cd's that came with the box. I hope that someone has some comments on this "glitch" that has existed for sometime. Thankyou
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