System Restore from command prompt

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2008-06-23
I cannot get anything on my screen when I re-boot. when I re-boot in safe mode I get the option to reboot to the command prompt so I'd like to try a system restore from the command prompt. How do you do that?

I hope this fixes my problems!
Question by:BrentArmstrong
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    Accepted Solution

    At the command prompt, you'll have to type in the full path C:\Windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
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    Greetings BrentArmstrong,

    Start -> Run -> Cmd.exe -> OK

    Have a look at following:

    Hope this helps!

    Author Comment

    it says system restore has been turned off and cannot be turned on in safe mode. it wants me to start up in normal mode but this is where everything turns white!
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    by:Davis McCarn
    Well, I hate to say it; but, there are no restore points to go back to.  At sometime in the past, you disabled it (maybe to clobber a virus?)
    Let's hope it is something in Startup.  Get this and run it on your system in Safe Mode.  Tell it to hide the signed Microsoft entries, then uncheck anything you don't absolutely need for Windows to boot, which ought to be most of them.  Reboot to normal mode and pray.
    The other option would be for you to create a new user in the Control Panel in Safe Mode, log into it once, then reboot and login to the new user.
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    Expert Comment

    you can also hook your disk as slave to a working pc, and run a disk check for errors on it; then put it back and try to boot.
    **you can also test your disk drive when hooked up as a slave ; use these :      

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