I have a Balance PC with XP which I bought second-hand. I had a freeze-up recently and then Windows started running unpredictably on me – reboots when shutting down, utilities not working correctly, problems with IE8 and Firefox, etc.
In the past I used system restore to correct the problem, but I cannot get system restore to work anymore. I have tried every method on the Microsoft website except using the Windows XP installation CD and reinstalling, since I never got one from the seller (I have just discovered it was not included with the materials the seller gave me).
I had similar problems some time back and was able to restore but now system restore seems to be running but disabled, no matter which option I use. There is no calendar that shows up if I try to restore to a previous backup; if I try to back out the previous restore the next window does not go anywhere; and when I choose the option to create a new restore point, I am not allowed to enter any data in the box. I also tried running in Safe Mode but that did not work either.
System restore is 'enabled' on the pc and I have more than sufficient freespace and the drive is being monitored. I checked all these. Any suggestions?
The program comes up but will not work properly; the system says it is 'enabled' but I am not allowed to use the options it gives me.