Restoration incomplete

November 22, 2007 at 15:58:50
Specs: Windows XP Home with SP2, P4-2.4/760mb
For the past week or so when I start my PC I get a message Restoration incomplete and a note that System restore could not restore to that time (the time of the boot) and This restoration is incomplete. It was interrupted by an improper shutdown. I have not done a system restore in the past few weeks. I set a new restore point and this loads up at the reboot stage but the next reboot gives the same error.

There are many threads on the internet and I have tried them all. I do not have Norton. I turn off system restore but get the same error. I even reinstalled windowsXP ( on top of existing) in the hope it would rectify corrupt files bit still the same thing. The waring suggests going back to previous restore point but this doesn't work. If I just close the waring everything seems to work normally.
Also after this at start up the system configuration Utility opens suggesting a start up change has occurred but this was not initiated by me.

When I uncheck start up items in system config utility they are again checked at reboot and warning box comes up re changes. This happens despite ticking box not to show.

I have performed on line virus check using Trend as well as Avast which I have on PC and these find no virus.

The warning still happens when starting in safe mode and the next reboot does not show the warning although the system config box opens. Next reboot goes back to restoration incomplete warning.

Any suggestions other than a clean reformat/install greatly appreciated.

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November 22, 2007 at 16:59:25

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November 22, 2007 at 19:36:22
Did you try shutting off system restore and rebooting. Then enable system restore again and create a restore point then.

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November 22, 2007 at 19:48:31
I've tried all these without success (at least the first 3 pages). When I set a new restore point it still does it, even after turning off restore and resetting to remove past restore points.

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November 22, 2007 at 20:57:12
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