im sure you have searched microsoft.com http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302796
Thank-you, Yes, sadly it didn’t have anything I haven’t tried.
In MS Help and Support, however, it suggested that not being logged in as Administrator" might be a reason why System Restore wouldn’t work. In the Control Panel, under “User Accounts”, I only have two accounts listed; "User (computer administrator) ON, and “Guest” OFF. However, under User Profiles in the Advanced area of System Properties, it lists “Administrator” (933KB, and “User” (50.8KB). I’m hoping that this doesn’t mean that the “User” account, that is the only one to log-on with, isn’t the administration account after all. If anyone could tell me, I’d be grateful.
sounds like a hardware failure.
Shooting in the dark here, grabbing onto straws, every other cliche to indicate that I’m getting a bit desperate and wondering if the problem isn’t just the Matshita UJDA745 drive. It failed PC Doctors Linear seek test, the Surface scan test, and wouldn’t recognise a selection of blank CDRW’s that I gave it for the Read/Write test. I understand that this model is problematic. Device manager indicates that the drive is working OK, but I think it must be mistaken.
I’ve gotten clean results on a monthly CHKDSK, making sure I had both boxes checked. The free repair utility AdvancedWindowsCarePersonal, sounds interesting. I will look that up for sure.
So…anything else I could be doing??