Found I was unable to do a system restore. ... Uninstalled ZoneAlarm. That fixed it! I have been using ZA for years and never had this problem before.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/srfail.html "ZoneAlarm has been known to interfere with the restore process. If restoring in Safe Mode doesn’t work, then you will want to consider uninstalling ZoneAlarm as a troubleshooting step."
http://forums.zonealarm.com/showthread.php?t=73839 http://www.google.com/search?q=%2Bzonealarm+%2B%22system+restore%22 It's been a lingering problem for awhile.