System Restore in Safe Mode

  1. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro

    System Restore in Safe Mode

    Hi all,

    Okay, this is the first time I ran System Restore and not sure if it worked or not. I had an incompatibility issue with the system and figured I'll revert back to a previous configuration that worked.

    Using the regular method always gave an error and saying files/settings have not changed. Okay, so I decided to boot into safe mode to see if I can run system restore from there. Problem is I had to use the Classic Control Panel via Windows 7 restore. It rebooted and gave the green boot screen with the restore being performed.

    The problem I have is I don't know if the restore was successful or not. I am assuming it's successful as during the restore it went through its paces and finalized. If there was an error, I'm sure I would have seen something in lines of it being unsuccessful and reversing the changes it was doing (like Windows Update failures).

    Am I correct in this line of thinking? The fact that it finalized and not showing any messages of system being unchanged means the restore was a success?

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  2. Posts : 643
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    You should get a completed box either way if it was successful or not. I did two restores on Win 10 Pro this past week, and each one was successful, and the box after rebooting said: ''System restore completed successfully to 8/15/2015 9:15 AM. No personal files were changed." I'd imaging the failure would be similar. The best way to check if it work that I can think of is reopen the System Restore settings where you can do one, and it will say you can undo it if it's not working right. I don't have a shot of the completed, but here is what you see if it worked through the tool.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails System Restore in Safe Mode-screenshot-2015-08-16-19.30.08.png  
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  3. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Actually no. The failure dialogue box would happen before the reboot. According to MS, if the failure occurred at the end process before the reboot, it is assumed it had failed despite the message after reboot saying it ran successfully.

    That was what I was getting. An error message before the reboot followed by a successful message after.Their solution was to use system restore in safe mode. However, after running it in safe mode, I did not receive a warning of failure. Neither did I have a message saying it was successful.

    The safe mode route actually boots into Windows update mode with green screen and circling circles and dialogue under it. It completed and gave no error message. No dialogue box either when booted into Windows.

    So I'm puzzled as to whether if it was succesful or not.
      My Computer


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