Somehow over the weekend, I lost a database I had of phone numbers, recipes and
general information. The program is still there but the files with the data seem
to be missing. So in desperation, I tried a system restore... four times so far,
and it won't work. The first time, after the system rebooted, it told me that I
had to shut down any anti-virus program I was running. Okay, my bad, I didn't
realize that. So I shit down AVG and tried again. Same nonsense.
So I tried it with an earlier restore point and it still won't restore. I tried
it again just to make sure and still nothing.
I Googled "Windows 7 System Restore won't work" and got a bunch of hits, but all
that I've looked at so far are wanting me to buy some sort of program to fix
System Restore. In fact, the first couple of pages of search results doesn't
even show any answers from Microsoft.
What good is System Restore is it won't work? Or, what Can I be doing wrong?