Getting Access to System Restore

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kevin Ar18, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I need to do a system restore, but the Help & Support button does not work and I don't know another way to get to it.

    I found the "sysrestore.chm" file and it said you can access it the following ways:

    1) I don't see anything on the Start Menu
    2) I dont' see anything in the Control Panel
    3) Help and Support Button doesn't work

    Is there another way to get to System Restore? Perhaps a command line option?
    (Also, could you note where you found the info.)
     
  2. yoyo

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    Press WINkey + break and there you are.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    That just enables/disabled System Restore.
    Try:
    Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore
    :cool:
     
  4. yoyo

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    SORRY
     
  5. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks for the info.
    I thought I remember an easier way to get to it.

    Anyways, System Restore won't work.... It's just a white window.
    Is there some other way I could force a System Restore?
     
  6. NetRyder

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    Looks like some of your system files are corrupt.
    Pop in the Windows XP CD, open command prompt and type:
    sfc /scannow

    It will scan your system files, and replace any that are corrupted.

    Once that is done, try opening System Restore again. It should work.
     
  7. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Didn't find any problems.

    Any other way to access System Restore?

    Command Line?
     
  8. NetRyder

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    C:\WINDOWS\System32\restore\rstrui.exe

    Dunno if that helps.
     
  9. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Not really, just does the same as the link - a white widow.

    No idea how to fix it apart from doing a factory restore. (I don't have a CD - just a restore option to factory settings.)
     
  10. Kevin Ar18

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    I just found out something interesting.... The System Restore page is a html page. I can right click on the blank white space and see that the address is res://rstrui.exe/start.htm

    Is anyone able to view the source? If so, maybe it holds a clue.
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    If you have used easy cleaner go to the program & restore the registry. Next time you use it write 'help' in the skip box.
     
  12. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Where is easy cleaner?
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    First off....have you used it. Toni Arts Easy Cleaner?????????
     
  14. Kevin Ar18

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  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Then that ain't your problem. Easiest thing to do would be a system restore to see if the registry is OK.
     
  16. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    But how do I gain access to the System Restore? The thing won't launch normally.

    If there was some other method or fix maybe I could.
     
  17. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Then that ain't your problem. Easiest thing to do would be a system restore to see if the registry is OK but that won't help.

    Try booting into safe mode with a C:\prompt & trype reg.
    C:\reg then enter. Select from the list to do a restore from there.
     
  18. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Messed it up. Hit the reply button to soon . :eek:

    Look up.
     
  19. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    OK, thanks, I'll try it ASAP.
     
  20. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm not quite sure how to use reg. I undestand the command line option to do a restore (aka "reg restore "), however I'm not sure what file to tell it to use to do the restore.
    I haven't done any manual backups of the registry. Can I get registry from the system restore backups? If so how can I get one for a certain date?