If you can't boot normally or in Safe mode, You can boot to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

NOTE: You can NOT start the System Restore tool from the Recovery Console.

After booting to Safe Mode with Command Prompt:

1. Log on with administrative privileges.

2. Type: %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.


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