How to open Restore Point without Start


  1. Posts : 12
    windows 10
       #1

    How to open Restore Point without Start


    Hello,

    My Windows Start Block suddenly is not working.... and some other strange things....

    How to open Restore Point (I have no idea if I have any, this is a recent computer and I was used to work on Win 7)?!

    All instructions to open Restore are starting with words "... open search block...." - today this is blank, no icons, irresponsive, unable to type anything.... search indexing was off for long time....

    So I need another method to open Restore Point...

    Also - I was trying to Restart my Win 10, it was "Preparing Windows" more than 30 minutes, so I switched off Computer by button.... I was afraid it will not let me in my Windows anymore, but I was able to get back in, though I am afraid all those Updates & Prepare Windows may kill my system....
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 43,249
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    My Windows Start Block suddenly is not working.
    I have no idea what a 'start block' is... Do you perhaps mean your Start Menu? Or some boot problem?
    Nor a 'search block'. search box perhaps?

    Can you actually boot into Windows normally? It sounds as if you can.


    How do you access System Restore?
    As for using a restore point...
    - you can do this e.g. from the Run box (Win key + R) and typing rstrui.exe
    - You can do this from Advanced Startup options (tutorial available in the huge searchable Tutorials section
    - You can boot to the Advanced Startup options e.g. by SHIFT left clicking a Restart option - your PC willl restart- work thru the blue screens to the System Restore option.

    You will need to know your password.
    - If you can't boot your PC, you can boot from a Win 10 install disk and via Repair your computer, proceed to Advanced Startup options.

    Note that System Restore will only be available if it was enabled and you have some restore points.

    System Restore Windows 10
    - from the searchable Tutorials section- do have a look.. very useful.

    a. There are no specs for your PC - click 'My computers' below my post for an example. There is a tutorial - in the Tutorials section- to help you complete this.

    b. The forum clearly prompted you thus:
    How to open Restore Point without Start-win-10-version.png

    Do you use 3rd party disk imaging routinely? Endlessly recommended here so you can recover - even if your system disk fails completely.

    Have you checked your disk?
    a. Crystal Diskinfo (free)
    b. If ok, from an admin command prompt run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    c. If ok, run
    SFC /SCANNOW

    Advise if these pass.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 12
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    I have no idea what a 'start block' is... I'm guessing this is an attempted translation of some error message.

    Do you perhaps mean your Start Menu? Or some boot problem?
    In Windows 10 I have separate 2 Blocks - Windows Programm Block and Search Block (not sure what it's proper name, with icons & search block, in Win 7 it was a part of Windows Start Button (block) )
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 43,249
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Please work thru my post. Thanks. Unfortunately your terminology is extremely unclear.

    A screenshot (tutorial available) might help.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 12
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    dalchina said:
    Please work thru my post. Thanks. Unfortunately your terminology is extremely unclear.

    A screenshot (tutorial available) might help.
    rstrui.exe is working, thanks....

    reading through your 1st post.....

    Search Block is not some message, but the Block "Type Here to search...." with a Search icon on it....
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 43,249
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    Often called the search box, seen in the taskbar by default.
      My Computers


 

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