Thanks for the MSFT info, maybe it was related to something else on the system then. I will leave things well enough alone for now. LOL
As far as CCleaner we are responding to two similar threads, I'll paste my reply from the other thread here. The 2 boxes for wiping the disk are checked on my XP machine, I have no clue if they were checked on the Win 7 machine, I never looked. I can re-install it and fool around with it at some point, if you think it will help.
Pasted from the other thread "Trying to help a friend" Re: CCleaner:
That's what I thought. I haven't touched that feature, all my restore points can be seen. W/O CCleaner in my system, system restore works fine. If I run CCleaner once, the restore points no longer work, ever. Uninstall CCleaner they still don't work. Restore from an Image that didn't have CCleaner in the system, system restore works. Re-install CCleaner it still works, run CCleaner once, system restore doesn't work again. Repeat the process by going back to the image w/o CCleaner all is well. I can duplicate the problem again and again. I hope I explained it well enough to understand.
I went to an image w/o CCleaner, installed System Ninja and cleaned the disk, system restore still works.