Hi. I had to put my pc into 'safe mode' before performing 'system restore'. When i continued, it said it was 'initializing' and then 'restoring registry' and then shutdown and restarted. Is this right? There was nothing on the screen to tell me 'system restore' was completed/successful. Still unable to check for updates. Also when restarted, system configuration is saying "to start windows normally select 'normal start-up' as i am in 'diagnostic' or 'selective start-up' but when i select 'normal', all the icons are enlarged (as if in safe mode) but i unchecked the safe boot box after the system restore. Should it be 'normal start up' and if so how do i get it back to how it was before?
I had Outpost Firewall (free) and i thought this might be responsible so i've uninstalled it but it hasn't made any difference. Looked on other forums and this seems to be a common problem. It's driving me mad!!!