Starting System Restore from a command prompt


System Restore allows you to undo changes to your computer, such as software updates or driver installations, which might cause your computer to run slowly or not work properly. You can start System Restore from a command prompt window if you cannot start your computer in any mode other than Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

You need to have an administrator account to perform these steps.

  1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To learn how to do this, see Start your computer in safe mode.

  2. Log on to the computer.

  3. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press Enter.

Note

  • If you use System Restore when the computer is in safe mode, you cannot undo the restore operation. However, you can run System Restore again and choose a different restore point, if one exists.