For no obvious reason, my System Restore utility failed. I have a Dell Dimension 8200 running XPSP2. When I command System Restore to run, an error box appears stating: "System Restore is not able to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again". That failed a lot. I tried it in Safe Mode also. I tried launching it from the System Config utility. Again no luck. I tried to turn it off and on in normal and safe mode and each time an error message told me that "System Restore encountered an error" and can't be disabled on my drives. I studied the question from gmd024 that was answered by SheharyaarSaahil all with no luck. The only thing I did recently was to upgrade Photoshop CS to CS2. Not much hope there. I really like this utility as it has pulled my pants out of the fire many times and I miss it. Can it be reinstalled from my original windows disk? Can someone help me?