system restore help needed


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Guest

My windows xp pro can not boot into normal or safe mode. I tried booting from
a boot disk to run the system restore from the command line. With some
exploration I found that it has to be run from a 32 bit mode like safe mode
w/ prompt. Since I can't get into that mode, is there a utility or or
something on the cd that will let me run the restore? The recovery console
from the cd lets me see the restore exe but will not run it.
Please help or if you know of a utility let me know that as well
THANKS
-one final thing, is there a way to back up the info saved in system
restore? The thought being I could do a repair install, add my backed up Sys
restore info and then from windows restore to an earier point.
amd 2000+ (1.7g)
xp pro SP2
512 ram
 
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Bert Kinney

Hi,

roadside_trash said:
My windows xp pro can not boot into normal or safe mode. I tried
booting from a boot disk to run the system restore from the command
line. With some exploration I found that it has to be run from a 32
bit mode like safe mode w/ prompt. Since I can't get into that mode,
is there a utility or or something on the cd that will let me run the
restore?

No.

The recovery console from the cd lets me see the restore exe
but will not run it.

That's correct, System Restore can not be run from there.
Your next option is a repair install.
How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
Please help or if you know of a utility let me know that as well
THANKS
-one final thing, is there a way to back up the info saved in system
restore?

No and here's why:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/tips.html#SaveRestorePoints

< The thought being I could do a repair install, add my backed
 
G

Guest

OK, did the repair install and I'm still having my issue does that mean I'm
pretty much SOL? My plan B is to slave this drive into another system and
copy off the data then reformat and reload. I may have a backed up REG file
somewere, is there a way to load it without windows?
THANKS!
 
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Bert Kinney

roadside_trash said:
OK, did the repair install and I'm still having my issue does that
mean I'm pretty much SOL? My plan B is to slave this drive into
another system and copy off the data then reformat and reload.

That's probably you best bet.
I may have a backed up REG file somewere, is there a way to load it
without windows?

Another alternative is Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) bootable
live windows CD/DVD
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
 

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