This is about System Restore start-up time on a Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP2 workstation:
Opening System Protection opens a window that shows a list of the most-recent automatic restore point for each available disk. System Restore is set to monitor only the disk partition that has Windows and all installed applications.
Sometimes the list of available disks and most-recent restore points comes up immediately upon opening System Protection. This is good!
Sometimes it take 1.5 to 2 minutes while it "searches" for the drives. This can be a real nuisance if I want to do a manual restore point before making some change in the system.
No new drives are being added to the system. There are two physical drives in the system (no RAID). It is a single-boot Vista system - no other OS installed.
Does anyone know why it takes so long sometimes and whether this can be fixed so that the list of available disks and most-recent restore points always appears immediately?