This is so simplistict in its application. Many people here have troubles with their systems & the only fix is to format. Time consuming & a pain in the butt. The method below is oh so simple but requires major changes (maybe) to your system. But when your system is setup restoring takes minutes not hours. OK this is it. A batch file....thus> del /A:SH C:\pagefile.sys xcopy C:\*.* E:\CDriveFresh\*.* /D /E /K /H /R /Y /V /EXCLUDE:Exclude.txt pause Plus the exclude txt file> RECYCLE RECYCLER System Volume Information The above backs the system up & this one> xcopy E:\_CDriveFreshXCopy\*.* C:\*.* /E /K /H /R /Y /V pause Restores your system to a clean state. (when you made the backup) That's it. How simple is that? I have not tried it out yet but don't forsee any problem with it. Full instructions are over here.