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When you press F8 to use the "Repair Your Computer" Advanced Boot Option, and then want to run rstrui.exe to do a system restore...

Does running rstrui.exe (System Restore) this way cause the system restore points to disappear?

If so, how can I make them reappear so that I can restore the restore point?

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No it doesn't. It will load the remote system, then run System Recovery

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Yup, we booted it up in safe mode and there just weren't any restore points. Somebody has to tell them end users to create those once in a while, it can SYA in the end. –  leeand00 Jun 30 '12 at 22:59
    
I find most users simply disable it, not realizing windows 7 restore is much better then XP's restore function –  Canadian Luke Jul 1 '12 at 0:21
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