73. How Do I Perform A System Restore From
The Safe Mode With Command Prompt Option
If a problem occurs and your pc crashes one way
of getting things back to normal is to use System
Restore. This is fine so long as you can boot your
machine to the desktop, but what happens if you are
unable to boot to the Windows XP desktop. Well you now have two
The first is to reboot your machine, hit the F8
button and then select the Safe Mode option from the
onscreen menu. Once in safe mode you can then access
system restore just as you would normally from the
Windows XP desktop (Start>Accessories>System
Tools>System Restore). But what happens if you can't
get into Safe Mode? Well you opt for the Safe Mode
with command prompt option.
- Re-boot your PC.
- As the PC is booting up keep tapping the F8 button.
- When the Option Menu appears
on screen select the Safe Mode with Command
- At the safe mode command prompt type:
- System Restore will now open
and you can choose the relevant restore point.