Hi garzon6, welcome to the forums
It sounds like 'Systems Restore' has been disabled. To enable it just follow the steps below... 1
Click Start and right-click 'Computer' & select 'Properties' 2
Select 'System Protection' 3
Click 'Configure' 4
Select the first option in the list then click 'Apply' then 'Ok'
Hope this helps
I am unable to enable System Protection thru normal means because the tab isn't showing up
Can you show a snip regarding the lack of options above too?