I have tried everything to solve my problem together with 5 other tech gurus. There is only one solution left that we couldn't figure out, that is running system restore on windows xp (I use it for old software).
System restore points started to fail to complete and now they are vanishing. Even though there is enough space, system restore is working fine (recent restore point complete successfully) and restore points aren't corrupted since I've ran them successfully a couple of weeks ago.
The problem is that the restore point that I know works fine and could fix everything (I know because I've ran it before) is no longer visible in system restore but seems to be still in the system volume information folder.
My question is if there's a way to make the restore point visible in system restore or if there's a way to run system restore from somewhere else like from the system volume information folder.
Please do not suggest an OS reinstall. If you need further clarification, do not hesitate to ask.
Thanks in advance.