Where is best help place? Lost Win Me System Restore ( no Chk Points made/ Makes Manual Chk Pt Date BUT it doesn't restore a .txt file saved to Desktop via NotePad. AND I cannot get Start Thread screen on MS Me Newsgroup to ask question but DO get Reply screen . Got New Thread screen with FireFox but question arrived jumbled (format issue). When I attempted to REPLY to first answer via IE6 it TOO arrived as jumbled characters & they think I'm just being a sloppy typist. Had previously corrected Restore with MS 290700 DnLoad but it's quit again - - smgr.dll / Windows/System is correct ver 18.104.22.16803. All apps up-to-date. Belarc list matches MS list for updates. 600 MB allotted for Restore; Disable Restore Box NOT Chk'd. No Error Msg's . Any suggestions? Thanks!