1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter
2. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore
In the right-pane:
* Delete the value DisableConfig
* Delete the value DisableSR
3. Exit the Registry Editor.
In Windows XP Professional, you can accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor as well.
1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC
2. Navigate to this path:
-> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
----> System Restore
3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured
4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured
Turn off System Restore corresponds to DisableSR registry value. With
this Policy is turned ON, the System Restore tab may be missing in My
Computer Properties. Also, when you run System Restore (rstrui.exe),
you receive this message:
System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on System Restore, contact your domain Administrator.
Turn off Configuration corresponds to DisableConfig registry value.
With this Policy turned ON, the System Restore tab will remain
displayed but the user cannot configure the SR options. It reads
disabled by Group Policy.
Or perhaps you can review this
Control of System Restore function has been disabled by "Group Policy".
How do regain control?Go to Start>Run, key in gpedit.msc and hit ENTER. Under Computer
Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand System, then click on
the System Restore folder. In the right-hand pane, double-click on Turn off
Configuration and, under the Setting tab, click in the radio button beside
Not Configured. Click on Apply then OK.
Please visit the following Microsoft Knowledge Base website
and review the topic titled: "Method 1: Use Group Policy".
How to Disable the System Restore Configuration User Interface
Note: You must be an administrator or owner, or have administrative
privileges to perform this task.
Undo the changes using Group Policy Editor (Gpedit.msc)
Open Registry Editor and navigate to:
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Wind… NT\SystemRestore
In the right-pane, delete the value "DisableConfig".
Close Registry Editor
Close and re-open the System Restore properties page.
Note: Group Policy Editor is only Available in XP Professional (according to http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-…
Perhaps one of these links will give you the correct solution
I hope this helps you to resolve your problem.