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How to 'system restore' without disks or windows access.

No restore disks,
Windows restore point is missing,
Laptop will not boot fully to windows,
Safe mode does not work,
You do not have a windows disk,

Only use this tip if you are willing to loose all of your data.
Start laptop and tap f10 key (Sony)
or 'alt' and f11 for Dell
and some Dell 'ctrl' and f10 or f11
or 'fn' and f10
or 'fn' and f11
or 'fn' and f12
You get the drift, and there may be others.
This may activate windows restore partition and bring your laptop back to the factory default system.
I did this again, on a laptop today where seversl parts of windows vista had dissappeared after a game was loaded.
f10 and 1 hour later, a new pc....well nearly.

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I deleted a file I needed to start-up my computer and know it will not boot up and to top it off i have no back up disk or system disk what do i do? i have some windows 95 and 98 cd's but they are not the ones that were put on the system to start with i even have a windows xp cd

Did you actually delete it and why? OR does the boot up just say file is missing? Possible virus!

Try booting in Safe Mode for now, Power On, then keep tapping F8 key till you see a text screen with boot options. Choose Safe Mode. When fully started, will take longer than normal, log in and go to Restore. Start button, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Choose the Restore option and pick a recent bold date.

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windows xp boots but the desktop will not come up

Log in using SAFE MODE. While laptop boots, press F8 and it will prompt for which mode to login. Select 'SAFE MODE'. Once logged in try to restore the OS to a previous good restore point.
If you've a backup of the registry key, it will help better. Just restore the registry from the backup instead of going for an old restore point.
Please come back and rate my solution if this turns to be helpful for you or also if you need more clarification. Thnx

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Operation system not found

Hi there,

First please try to boot to last known good configuration ..

To load the last known good configuration in Windows 2000 / XP reboot the computer and as it's booting booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Last Known Good Configuration" and press your Enter key. .

If you will still see the same problem, then please boot to safe mode..

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

From safe mode you can restore your PC to the latest restore point when your laptop is working fine.

Jeep Brainy

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