My Windows XP Home has not created any automatic system restore checkpoints since February (about two weeks after I bought this system new)! It had only created two in the two weeks before that and one was on initial turn-on of the system! System restore creates checkpoints when ever I download Windows Updates or add something to the computer - it created a restore point when I installed my scanner and when I installed Family Lawyer. I can also create system restore checkpoints manually (as I have been doing alomost daily and jokingly labeling them "JUST IN CASE") The following is from System Restore Help - so you know which restore checkpoints I am talking about not working: "System checkpoints : System Restore creates restore points on a regular basis even if you have not made any changes to the system. System Restore automatically creates these restore points: every 24 hours of calendar time or every 24 hours that your computer is turned on If your computer is turned off for more than 24 hours, System Restore creates a restore point the next time you start the computer. The computer must be idle for a few minutes before System Restore creates a scheduled restore point." I have been trying to track this down for over a week or so and can't quite locate what I am missing! I am sure it is something simple (I hope) that I am overlooking. Also I can not locate the "Drive Settings" they are talking about in the following Help Quote: "To resume System Restore monitoring Open System Properties. Ensure that the Turn off System Restore check box is cleared. Under Drive settings, select the drive or partition by clicking it, and then click Settings. Ensure that the Turn off System Restore on this drive check box is cleared. " Some more information - I do not let my computer run 24/7 - I work nightshift and it is normally on and off twice during the daylight hours and shut down from around 5 PM until 8 AM the next morning. Thus it is never on for 24 hours straight - nor off for more than 24 hours- eith of which should produce a checkpoint per the Help info. It states the computer must be idle for a few minutes for a checkpont to be established. What is considered "idle"? I am running NAV 2002, Win Doctor, Clean Sweep Internet and Smart Sweep as well as Zone Alarm - do these running affect the "idle"?? Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated - just please keep it simple as I am very far from being a puter whiz! Thanks in advance for any thoughts/suggestions!