I have been having what I think are driver issues, which I posted in another thread (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic88701.html
), and I've decided it's probably easier to just do a system restore.
Unfortunately, every time I pick a restore point (I've picked many different options, from manually made points to system checkpoints), I get this message:
"Your computer cannot be restored to:
[date and restore time I chose]
No changes have been made to your computer."
I get this message after XP logs off, then a system restore progress bar completes and the computer restarts. I then log in again, but then get the above message.
I doubt this is related to my original problem, and from what I've looked into online, it could have something to do with anti-virus software. I uninstalled all my Norton programs, except for some security update program that would not uninstall. Then I tried uninstalling my AOL Active Virus Shield, but of course you can't do that till you turn it off, which is seemingly not an option (I have shut down its activity for now).
From other troubleshooting I've looked into on System Restore, it seems that playing with some .inf files or other tactics fixes SR problems, but results in a loss of all current restore points. Obviously, my ideal situation is to keep those, so I can restore to a point of about a month and a half ago.
All I want is the volume back on my computer (that's part of my originl problem). Please help. Thanks.