System restore from slaved USB drive?

By Linn47 ·
Good golly. I was trying to do a manual system restore from the recovery console on a corrupted XP Home computer. I know that there's a good recovery point that is quite recent.

The recovery console is installed, but nobody knows the password.

I have the drive in a USB enclosure, so I can get the data. But is there a way to move around those restore folders and do a restore from my system on the corrupted, slaved drive?

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I could be wrong, but...

by robo_dev In reply to System restore from slave ...

I don't believe the system restore program has a method to specify a source, so I don't believe you can run it to fix an OS on an external drive.

For what you're trying to do, you would need to poke around in recovery console in order to manually copy restore images around. To get there you may need to use an offline registry editor.

Have you tried doing an XP repair install? A repair install would normally preserve your application settings.

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you can access different restore points from the CLI

by CG IT In reply to I could be wrong, but...

boot to safe mode with command prompt. Go to;

C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter.

if you visit microsoft help and support or google it, there are many articles on finding the system restore points from the CLI and in using the recovery console.

if you don't know the recovery console password, your out of luck...the recovery console password doesn't need to be the same as the machine admin login password.

again google "change recovery console password" for information

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