start system restore using command prompt

Friday, August 7, 2009
Note - you must have a administrator privilege to perform this task.

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps
  • start your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup.
  • in the menu, select safe mode with a Command prompt.
  • If you prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system and press enter.
  • log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator privilege.
  • at the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER
  • now follow the instruction in screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
important - If you have not previously set a restore point in System Restore, you cannot restore your computer to a previous state


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