How to restore, The restore point from dos

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Malke, May 16, 2009.

  1. Malke

    Malke Guest

    Someone who thinks there is DOS in Vista isn't really qualified to state
    that your machine's inability to use System Restore is a bug.

    To start System Restore from the command line:

    Start Orb>Search box>type: cmd
    When cmd appears in Results above, right-click it and choose "Run as
    administrator". This will give you an elevated command prompt. At the
    command prompt type:

    rstrui.exe [enter]

    Start System Restore from a command prompt in Vista (MS)

    There are numerous reasons why System Restore won't work but since you've
    told us nothing about your computer, I can't give you specifics. Here are
    some of the reasons:

    1. Computer is infected. Make sure it's clean:

    2. Computer has a Symantec/McAfee product installed:
    Problems caused by Symantec -

    3. Computer doesn't have enough room on the hard drive:
    Adjusting Disk Space -
    MVP John Barnett - Decrease Storage Space Allocated To System Restore -

    4. Computer is a Gateway:

    Can't use System Restore with Gateway Computer (Jill Zoeller, MS) - Go to
    System in Control Panel and open the System Protection tab. Do you see a
    drive called "Missing"? Selecting C:\ and deselecting "Missing" will allow
    the system to take restore points normally. Note that you will not have any
    restore points to restore to until a new restore point is made.

    5. Other error messages and resources:

    System Restore - Error Messages in Vista -

    "Create" button grayed out in the System Protection dialog in Windows Vista

    Missing Restore Points/Shadow Copies in Windows Vista -

    MVP Bert Kinney on System Restore -
    System Restore forum on -
    How to run System Restore from the Vista DVD repair options:

    Malke, May 16, 2009
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  2. Malke

    james0622 Guest

    Does any one know how to restore the restore point from dos in Vista
    Ultimate 64 bit.
    I need to know the steps and directories in how to restore any one of
    them listed.
    For some reason the restore points are not listing. When I use Vista
    restore program
    I think it's a big bug that Windows need to fix in vista.
    james0622, May 16, 2009
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  3. Malke

    Rick Rogers Guest


    There is no such thing as DOS in a Vista system, there is only a command
    line mode (non-GUI).

    To invoke System Restore in the CLI, simply run rstrui.exe from the
    C:\Windows\System32 folder. This is the only way system restore can be run.
    If no points exist, or the ones that do or thier index is corrupted, then
    there simply is no option to use this tool.

    There's no bug that hides restore points. If they aren't listed they either
    don't exist or they are corrupt. There's no way to fix a corrupted point.
    Rick Rogers, May 16, 2009
  4. Malke

    james0622 Guest

    First I want to say thanks for all the information.
    I have home built system
    Amd Athlon(tm) 64x2 Dual core processor 4200+
    4GB of memory
    320 GB hard drive with 200 GB free
    100 GB hard drive with 40 GB free
    Nvidia Geforce 8500 Gt 256mb video
    SuperAntiSpyware for viurs

    Since the first post. I still have not fix it and now have a new
    problem with the control Panel missing all but a few short cuts in
    there. I have tried to un-hide them with no luck. I have tried every
    thing listed on the internet.

    This Vista 64 seem to be a big waste of money. I can't believe Windows
    has not fixed these bugs in it. These are two major Bugs.
    Are the a wake or in la la land. It seems to be happening to every one
    in time.
    james0622, May 21, 2009
  5. Malke

    Malke Guest

    What do you mean "silently"? I don't understand your Subject and what it has
    to do with what you wrote in the message body. What exactly are you trying
    to accomplish? What is your situation?

    Malke, Oct 19, 2009
  6. Malke

    PaulM Guest

    PaulM, Oct 19, 2009
  7. Malke

    Malke Guest

    I'm glad PaulM read your mind and his scripts are excellent. But why
    couldn't you have just written that paragraph above in the first place?
    Electrons are cheap.

    Malke, Oct 20, 2009
  8. Malke

    PaulM Guest

    You are Welcome. But item 7 on that site will not work with Vista or
    Windows 7.
    PaulM, Oct 20, 2009
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