I have the exact same problem.
Not a dell machine, a custom build machine.
SP1 RC1, 1st release. My problems started when i downloaded the small update
for the release of SP1 RC1 refresh. It started then, I did a system restore
and went back to a day before. Now it does not detect the Sp1 installation
from MS but the latest updates from my WSUS server. It hangs for no reason.
Just says searching for restore points.
IMHO it would have been better if system restore worked with a service. If
the service was stopped, the files could have been deleted
There are no new hardware changes. No antivirus or 3rd party anti spyware.
Latest updates was SP1 refresh but went back to before that.
Suggestions welcome, BTW, it is not because yuou have a DELL machine and
DELL will not be able to support you.
Sounds to me i'm going to use all my Action Pack Activations on Beta testing
MS Vista Business for them. After the 10 activations, I will propably have to
buy an OEM again. Been re-doing my OS so much it is not funny.
suggestions welcome, Please!
> I have been searching for an answer to this problem for three days now. I
> have a dell portable 1720 with windows vista business. I tried to report the
> problem to dell. They told me it was a software problem and referred me to
> another number that wanted to charge me $249 to fix the problem. I stated I
> got the problem installing there updates. They referred me back to hardware
> support. The want to reinstall windows. I said no not just yet. Thats why
> I am here looking for answers. It just seems funny that you have a dell
> laptop with windows business.
> "JPhilo" wrote:
> > My new Vista Business Dell laptop is just a week old but already I'm
> > having serious OS issues. The entire System Restore system seems to be
> > hung up and not functioning. For example, if I go to the System
> > Protection tab in System Properties, in the 'Available Disks' box it
> > just says "Searching..." and never comes out of that. The System Restore
> > and Create... (restore point) buttons are greyed out. There definitely
> > should be a number of restore points already, but none are accessible.
> > This problem also appears to be causing Windows Update to hang.
> > Whenever it tries to install updates it gets to the point where it says
> > 'creating restore point...' and then it just hangs there forever.
> > So I think I need to find some way to manually reset or restart the
> > entire System Restore system. I've searched this and some other forums
> > but haven't found anyone in a similar situation. Can someone please
> > help?
> > --
> > JPhilo