actually M$'s use of RESTORE has been a problem many a time, you just have to note that when you eventually get to the place where restore can be turned off. Although all the other boxes are boolean with the use of a cross for making it so, and a blank box default. The restore box uses a cross and a Tick, this means that you have to get it to be a TICK for it to Disable, not a Cross. (Many people have had problems I guess due to the M$ mix-up with box coding) Restore is used by the system to take "Snapshots" of your system, and allow you to on occasion "Restore" when you need to roll back your system to a previous setup. This might be handy to a novice, but to some it's just a pure pain in the butt. Viruses are regularly trapped in the RESTORE folder heirarchy, and due to the nature of the restore function they can not be deleted. (unless RESTORE is disabled). RESTORE also notible "Consumes harddrive space" since it seems that it's always taking snapshots and is not very intelligent at deleting old backups. A machine running for a year can eat over 500mb's with just the restore folder. Personally I disable it, and delete the folder to regain space, it does mean I run the risk the system could go down badly, but my antivirus program is happy.