What in the world can cause me to lose ALL of my past restore points and essentially shut off System Restore? I am running a Dell desktop PC on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1. I recently opted to go back a day or two in System Restore in order to resolve a software issue, but was surprised that I had NO SAVED RESTORE POINTS at all and have no idea how it got that way. I have always allowed System Restore to run but I have no idea how it got shut down.
Thankfully, my software issue is now resolved by the manufacturer, and my System Restore is now reset and working again (I hope), but I would very much like to know how this can happen if anyone can tell me, so that I can avoid such a situation in the future. Any ideas or suggestions out there? Even a guess is more than I have at this point.