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restore on bootup

By davidciesiolka ·
I would like to know how to setup the restore program in xp pro, on bootup. Another words have an option to run the restore program as a bootup option. If I could not get my pc to start windows, because of errors causing it not to startup. It would be nice to have the option to run the restore while booting up. I know the company I work at has an option to press F11 to run the restore as it is booting up, then if you do nothing in a few moments it continues to bootup in to windows. Can a program be created or a software purchased so that this could be an option? Thanks...

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to restore on bootup

If you mean System Restore, then there is already an option simuilar to that called 'Last Known Good Configuration' which will restore last good registry settings (it will only work if you did NOT login after the problem occured).

Otherwise you should use Safe Mode (F to load miniumum drivers/programs to allow you to diagnose and repair problems.

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by davidciesiolka In reply to

Iwant to be able to use the restore program at bootup if I want to. My company has an option at bootup to press the F-11 key,and run a restore, to bring it back to the time it was when the last restore was done. They are IBM pc's, and these are the only ones that I have seen that have this option on our company pc's. Not home pc's. Poster rated this answer.

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by Info-Safety, LLC In reply to restore on bootup

Go into the Control Panel, and select System -- Advanced -- Startup and Recovery Settings -- Edit.
Add the following to your boot.ini:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

This will give you the option of entering Safe Mode whenever you restart your computer. From there, of course, you can select System Restore.

Doing it this way is a little easier than pressing F8 repeatedly when you start the computer.

I hope this helps.

Craig Herberg

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