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SYSTEM RESTORE (windows xp)NOT WORKING IN Administrator Sign In---regular mode Administrator Sign In---safe mode My sign in---regular mode My sign in---safe mode Computer is a COMPAC PRESARIO PC desktop

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Hi, well you do have a problem indeed, however this can be remedied by running system restore from a bootup and repair CD DVD. The Windows Install DVD is the best thing to use, however there are many downloadable "Recovery discs" on the 'net for free download if stuck.
What you can do, is bootup on a repair CD DVD and run System restore from the "Command Prompt" this then IF POSSIBLE will allow, recovery and restoration to another time.
usually when XP will not allow any access in any accounts, nor allow access to safe made, this is usually because the media or drive, or both, is/are damaged in some way, and is usually unrecoverable.
What you need to do is obtain a recovery DVD and boot from that, then either attempt to run a system restore.
Below is a generic link how to do the recovery from the DVD
http://www.ehow.com/how_6801110_run-system-restore-xp-cd.htm

You maybe forced to do a Repair Reinstall, the link below will show you how.
www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

NOW with COMPAQ sometimes you can put you PC back to As From The Factory, reinstall... the link below shows you how to do that

http://www.ehow.com/how_5697393_put-computer-back-factory-condition.html

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How do I do a factory reset from safe mode with command prompt? windows xp


Restoring Windows XP operating system can be performed in DOS mode if XP's system restore tool cannot be accessed because of booting issues or when the XP recovery CDs are unavailable. There are two steps to this procedure: first, the XP system restore tool must be accessed using the DOS menu and second, the actual XP system restore is performed.

Start the computer and press the F8 key when the manufacturer's logo appears but before the Windows XP logo appears. Scroll through the menu options using the down arrow key. Select "Safe mode with a Command prompt" and hit the Enter key. Type in the administrator ID and password. Hit "Enter." Type in this code in the command prompt box to access the XP system restore tool: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe. Hit "Enter." The XP system restore tool will open. b> How to Restore Windows XP b> Click "Restore my Computer to an Earlier Time" when the XP system restore tool starts. Click "Next." Choose a restore point before your operating system began to malfunction. Click "Next" and "OK." Click "Next" to begin the XP restoration process. Do not turn off the computer or attempt to stop the system restore tool, as this may damage the hard drive. The system restore tool will automatically restart the computer when it has finished restoring the operating system. Hope this helps.

Dec 12, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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WINDOWS XP SYSTEM RESTORE


System Restore is a tool that takes your computer back to a previously working state. This option is available in Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Windows takes snapshots of critical system files, program files and registry settings and stores them as "Restore Points". If ever you should have any problem with your computer, you can "restore" your computer to one of these Restore Points, when your computer was working fine.
Please remember - System restore does NOT have any effect on your personal files such as emails, documents or photographs.
HOW TO USE SYSTEM RESTORE TO RESTORE WINDOWS XP TO A PREVIOUSLY WORKING STATE
In order to perform a System Restore, you must have administrative rights in your computer. If this is your own personal computer, then chances are that you will be having administrative rights in it, however if you are on a network computer, say for example in a computer at your workplace, then you will have to request your Network Administrator to help you.
In order to restore Windows to a previously working "Restore Point" follow the steps given below:
1. Log on to Windows with administrative rights.
2. Click Start, go to All Programs, go to Accessories, go to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.

5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
6. Log on back to your computer. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
7. Click OK.

If you have successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you can stop here.
But if the restore process completed successfully and the computer is still not performing as you want, you can either restore your computer to a different restore point or just undo the current System Restore. In order to undo a System Restore, please continue reading.
HOW TO RUN SYSTEM RESTORE FROM THE COMMAND PROMPT?
Many times, you may not be able to run System Restore because your computer will not start up normally. But you can still run System Restore from the command prompt.
  • Click on Start -> Run -> and type in %systemrestore%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and click OK
OR
  1. Start up the computer in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt
  2. At the Command Prompt type %systemrestore%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
  3. You can replace %systemrestore% with C:\Windows, if you like
  4. You might have to select the Operating System in your computer
  5. You might also have to enter your username and password
  6. You should have Administrator Rights in your computer to do this.
HOW TO UNDO A SYSTEM RESTORE:

You may have unintentionally restored Windows XP to a previous configuration that you do not want. To undo the restoration, follow these steps:
1. Log on to Windows with administrative rights.
2. Click Start, go to All Programs, go to Accessories, go to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Undo my last restoration, and then click Next.
Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
4. On the Confirm Restoration Undo page, click Next. System Restore restores the original Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
5. Logon to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Undo Complete page appears.
6. Click OK.
You can now run System Restore again from a Different Restore Point.

on Jul 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer wont boot pass the windows xp screen. I can't get my system to go to my desktop. I can't work from any protocol to go into the internet. I'm thinking a factory rest might help


Restore windows XP in safe mode:
To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with

a Command prompt.
Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for

your computer, and then press ENTER.
Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.

Use system utility tool like RegInOut to repair corrupt registry and windows files.

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How to fix blue screen when trying to start computer


it will depend the error message. however; you can try this.

start you computer on safe mode. (i am telling you this will depend on error message)

to start you pc in safe mode hit F8 key simultaneously. when the windows pop up. with you down arrow in you keyboard select. SAFE MODE only. (if you go trought your log in screen you will be lucky) . if so
log in as normal. click yes for safe mode question

(THE NEXT ADVICE IS ONLY IF SYSTEM RESTORE IS ON)

i recomend you if you can log in onto your pc in safe mode to do a System reestore. because the blue screen could be a bad driver or bad update that you recently did.

so to make an system restore follow this. To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows as an administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
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  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click to select the Restore my computer to an earlier time option, and then click Next.
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  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.
    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.2425657.png
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as an Administrator. Then click OK on the System Restore Restoration Complete
HOPE THIS HELP

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My window xp doesn't get restore ?


The System Restore feature will work only if the Windows System Restore feature is enabled.
  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
  5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
The System Restore should work from SafeMode

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When I log into my computer it says "loading personal settings" then immediatly logs back off? what do I need to do to fix it without reformatting


Try to boot your windows to SAFE MODE use the steps below:
How to start System Restore by using the Command prompt loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); Note You must be logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator to complete these steps. To verify that you are logged on to Windows with a user account that is a computer administrator, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin (http://support.microsoft.com/gp/admin) If a new program has made your computer behave unpredictably, and uninstalling the new program did not help, you can try the Windows XP System Restore tool.

Important If you have not previously set a restore point in System Restore, you cannot restore your computer to a previous state. If you are not sure, or if you have not previously set a restore point, contact Support.

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:
  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
  5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
NOTE: IF THE PROBLEM STILL PERSIST AFTER SYSTEM RESTORE OR YOU HAVE NO RESTORE POINTS AVAILABLE. YOU MIGHT NEED TO REFORMAT YOUR PC.

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reeboot ur system with press F8 login on safe mode then resore

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I am running Windows XP Sp3 and System Restore will not restore to any active restore point, even the most recent date. After selecting a restore point the system reboots with the message "Your system can...


Try to restore your system in safe mode.
To start your system in safe mod, start your computer, then press F8 during system start. A list of options will be displayed, select safe mode, login to your administrator account and perform a system restore.

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Wont get to the login screen no matter which option i click


If you are able to start the pc in safe mode, login as Administrator and restore the computer to a previous date when it was working fine.

When you turn on the computer in safe mode, it will show you the default user and Administrator. Click on Administrator to logon.

Then it will show you a screen which tell you that the windows is running in safe mode, press "No" on this message

You will be getting a system restore window. Follow the instruction for restore the windows to a date when the system was working fine,
After restore Reboot in normal mode

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Dell Inspiron blank screen


You can restore your system in your safe mode.
To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page is displayed.
  7. Click OK.
If you successfully restored your computer to a previous state, and the computer is performing as it should be, you are finished.

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