How to start system restore when Windows is not loaded
System restore is a great tool that allows you to restore Windows operating system settings to a previous state. The tool can bail out if you have problems with drivers or programs that destabilized the system. However, some changes may affect the system so much that you won’t be able to log on to Windows.
What can be done in this case? How to use system restore to return Windows to a working state? The solution to this problem you’ll find right here.
How to start system restore using advanced boot options in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
In this article I described several ways to open the menu «Additional settings», where you can get to the section with additional boot options, but none of them will fit you assuming that can’t log in to Windows. The trick is that you can use another computer with Windows 8.x to create a system repair disc.
If you have Windows 8, create a system repair disc as you can with the use of optical media (CD or DVD) and USB drive. Users of Windows 8.1 available only the option of using a USB drive. How to create a recovery drive on CD/DVD or USB you can read here.
So, boot the computer from disk (or flash drive) system restore. After the loading screen you will see several options. Select «Diagnostics».
Then click «advanced settings».
Now you have access to several recovery tools. Select «system Restore» to start.
The operating system will need time to prepare the recovery system. When this process is complete, the recovery mechanism will ask you to choose an account. If you have multiple accounts, select the one which acts as a computer administrator.
Next you will be asked to enter the password for the selected account. Enter the password, then click «Continue».
After these steps the screen will display a window of system restore. Use it to return Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 to operational status.
How to start system restore using advanced boot options in Windows 7
In Windows 7 a little bit easier. After turning on the computer, right after BIOS boot, press F8 on the keyboard. On the screen «advanced boot options», select «repair your computer».
When loaded the screen with the recovery options, you will be prompted to choose the input method to keyboard. Select the desired method and click «Next».
Then you will be prompted to choose the account and enter the password. Do this and click «OK». If no account password, enter nothing.
On the screen appears «system recovery Options». Select «system Restore».
This will start the desired tool.
Use it to restore Windows 7 to a previous state.