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Restore point nonfunctional

Attempting to Restore to a previous date, I select a date from a range of today back a week ago, but none of them will work.
I tried to "Create" a restore point, it won't do that either. It just freezes for 20 min, and gives me a time-out message, that nothing changed, and the restore point was not created. Nothing was changed.
The machine will also not shut down on it's own. It will start into shutdown, as far as the "shutting down" message, then hang forever. I have to force it by holding the power key.
It will then start up normally, showing me the message that it didn't shut down properly, and offering me safe modes.
I've run Registry Mechanic, I have Malware bytes, AVG; nothing says I have a problem. But I do.
Any answers short of reloading Windows. It's a Vista Home Premium on a yr old HP laptop that hasn't had any problems 'til now.

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Backing Up Windows Registry


Backing up the windows registry is good practice.
There are two methods to back up your Windows registry.
1. Using the built-in Windows semi-automated tool.
Go to Start
Select All Programs
Then select Accessories
Then select System Tools
Then select System Restore
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2. Using the Window Registry editor.
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Select Run
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First is boot up to advance boot options, to do this follow the steps below: -Turn off your computer -After pressing the turn on button start tapping F8 key until you see the Advance Boot Option. -Try choosing Last Known Good Configuration if it fail try Safemode, Safemode with networking or safemode with command prompt, if one is successful use system restore to restore your computer to an earlier date but if it fails you'll need to use your Operating System Disc to use the repair option.
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