I don't recall the source from where I copied this, as I saved it as a Word Doc a while ago.
SYSTEM RESTORE WHEN YOU CAN'T GET INTO WINDOWS XP
Going back in time using the System Restore feature in
Windows XP requires that you get into Windows. What do
you do if your computer simply refuses to boot up. What
if you can't even get your computer into Safe mode? Here's
how to get to System Restore through the DOS interface.
Press the F8 key when your computer starts up. You may
have to tap the F8 key frequently to get to the special
menu. Once the menu displays, select Safe Mode with
Command Prompt. If you have to log on, log on as Administrator.
At the DOS prompt, type "%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe"
(without the quotes) and then press the Enter key. This brings
up the System Restore feature in Windows. You can now go back to
a previous Restore Point where everything worked correctly.
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