MSDOS command for starting Win XP system restore (equivalent of services.msc)

Posted on 2009-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

The command line for launching the Win XP "Services"  menu is  "services.msc"

My Win XP is now booted up in Safe Mode but all the usual "Explorer" menu are
not there, just a blank dark screen (with the text "Safe Mode ... Win XP SP2" at
the top which responds when I pressed "Ctrl-Alt-Del"

From here I can get into Task Manager to run a program.  So I'll need the command
line equivalent for  "System Restore"  to try to restore back.

I do have an Acronis backup but the DVD is in the office & I'll need my notebook up
Question by:sunhux
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    1. Restart your system
    2. When the system first boots, type F8 to bring up the boot menu
    3. Select the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option
    4. Log-on as administrator if needed
    5. At your command prompt type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
    6. Hit Enter
    6. This will open the system restore wizard&

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