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my computer wouldnt start even in safe mode and i tried to do system restore or recovery and it wouldnt work

i just got a c prompt in dos

windows 98 appears to be easier to do this
 
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If you can get to Windows XP command prompt, type this at the prompt:
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe then hit Enter.
This will start system restore.
 

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Augie65 said:
If you can get to Windows XP command prompt, type this at the prompt:
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe then hit Enter.
This will start system restore.
thanks

i guess the morons at microsoft couldnt spare the ink to print that in the 8 page manuel i got with the disc

one web site said do that at d or type some command
d or c?
 

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Augie65 said:
If you can get to Windows XP command prompt, type this at the prompt:
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe then hit Enter.
This will start system restore.

i wonder why they had to make it such a long command? they at microsoft are bizarre
 

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Augie65 said:
Were you able to restore your system?
thanks

i gave up too soon and just formatted and redid xp anew and lost the files which i really didnt need

i wonder why it stalled? i wonder if i had a virus-so far it seems to work ok
 
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