I am running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3 (Just upgraded from SP2)
When I try to run System Restore, it falls over immediately and I receive the following message:
"SystemRestore Application has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
The options are:
"Debug" : This results in yet another message "Unhandled exception at 0x7d4f512f in rstrui.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation writing location 0x00000008."
"Send Error Report"
If I run cmd + netstart then "System Restore Service" is listed (in a DOS box).
System Restore was working OK one day, and the next day refused to work. It has been like this for months now (I have been using ntbackup.exe in the mean time, but this is not as user friendly as System Restore).
In Control Panel | "System Restore" Tab - System Restore is enabled on all drives.
Could this problem be due to a corrupted registry key or something else?