How do i fix this Windows 7 system restore error?

I recently started up my HP nc6400 laptop and recieved a bluescreen message. before setting up an environment to decypher the crash log i tried doing a system restore. I Booted from the windows 7 dvd, and in  safe mode. I have about a dozen restore points from the past 30 days to choose from, and recieve this error at the end of the attempted restore- an unspecified error occurred during system restore. (08000ffff). the restore proces takes about 20minutes before the error pops up. Looking for a solution to fix this-  
mattchambaAsked:
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SCCMCanuckOwnerCommented:
you can try the fixes on the following page, there are mixed results:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaapps/thread/12ab006e-721e-40c0-9da8-acae7d7a92d3

or from here:

http://forums.techarena.in/vista-help/945827.htm

in partuclar you could try the fsutil fix listed in the second link i posted.

Let me know how you make out
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John GriffithConsultantCommented:
Boot into recovery with DVD or using recovery partition - perform system restore from there as it runs under higher authority user account NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Not exactly on topic, but shows system restore from recovery -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765
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mattchambaAuthor Commented:
The second link to 'FSutil; for vista, or the hail mary solution as stated fixed the problem. This was contingent upon booting to a windows vista dvd in repair mode.
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