How to perform System Restore from Recovery Console

Below are the steps to perform System Restore from Recovery Console:

Boot into Recovery Console using the Windows CD

  1. Type CD\ then Enter
  2. Then CD system~1\_resto~1 then Enter
  3. Type DIR then Enter

When you hit enter it will list all the restore points folders like RP1, RP2…. If the restore points have more than one page then u have to keep on hitting the <Enter> key to view the last restore point folder. You will have to choose the second to last option folder.

  1. Type CD rp {the second to the last restore point no. } (Note: Example: cd rp9, if rp9 is the second to the last restore point where the last restore point no. is 10
  2. Then type CD snapshot
  3. Now the command prompt will look like this c:\system~1\_resto~1\rp9\snapshot
  4. Type: copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system
  5. Press Enter
  6. Type: copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software
  7. Press Enter
  8. Type: copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\sam
  9. Press Enter

Note: If you receive Access denied error when performing the above steps, then perform the following at the recovery console:

1. Type CD\ then press Enter
2. Type cd windows\system32\config then press Enter
3. Type ren system system.bak then press Enter
4. Type exist press Enter
5. Restart the computer and continue with above steps.