I am completely unable to access my system restore in XP. 1st message says "system restore is unable to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run system restore again." Restarting does not help. 2nd message says "could not start the system restore service on local computer Error 3: the system cannot find the path specified." When I try to access it from the system restore tab in system properties, the error message is "RUNDLL An exception occurred while trying to run "shell32.dll, Control_RunDLL "C:\WINDOWS\System32\sysdm.cpl", System". From the system event viewer, it says the system restore initialization process failed. Error ID 104. It shows that every day as far back as the event viewer will show (6-5-04).
So far, I don't need to restore my computer, but I need to have that option, just in case!
If you need any other info (system, etc.) please let me know. I hope you can help me to correct this- starting from scratch and losing everything is not an acceptable option at this time.
Thanks in advance!