I rarely have occasion to use System Restore on my Windows 7 Professional x64 system but today I tried to restore to a previous day and after going through all of the stuff it does and rebooting, I got the following error message:
System Restore did not complete successfully, Your computer's files and settings were not changed.
Details; System Restore could not access a file. This is probably because an anti-virus program is running on the computer . Temporally disable your antivirus program and retry System Restore.
An unspecified error occurred during System Restore, (0x80070005)
The only antivirus program I ever had on the system is Microsoft Security Essentials and I thought that on a 64 bit system this would not interfere. But, I went into Safe Mode (no network), turned off MSE and tried to restore again. Same result. I have used Restore in the past and it did work.
A diligent Google search came up with lots of similar problems, but no solutions. I am hoping that the Lounge members can suggest anything other than a Repair Install.