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A while back I was having problems getting my sound card to work after re installing windows xp on my laptop. I tried multiple downloads then someone suggested that I got windows to overwrite (without the CD this time) itself using a command.
I now have the same problem but can't find my old posts. Does anyone on here know how this is done...it work a treat last time

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Do you mean system restore

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

This article describes how to start the System Restore tool in Safe mode by using Command Prompt.

Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.


Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.

Edited by peter99, 12 August 2007 - 08:57 AM.

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Do you mean system restore

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

This article describes how to start the System Restore tool in Safe mode by using Command Prompt.

Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.


Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.


thanks for taking the time

No it was a typed command which made the system overwrite but it fixed all soundcard problems (I downloaded and installed many dif)
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To find your own posts that has your answer, search by your own user name. See if this gets you there:

Your Posts

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Edited by Major Payne, 12 August 2007 - 09:38 AM.

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Do you mean system restore

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

This article describes how to start the System Restore tool in Safe mode by using Command Prompt.

Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt.


Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.


thanks for taking the time

No it was a typed command which made the system overwrite but it fixed all soundcard problems (I downloaded and installed many dif)


Thanks for that, but I already did that. I had a similar problem with my kids PC which went unresolved.

The thread I was referring to is not there (another forum? I thought not) however this gent mentioned that by typing this line in (I think it contained system/cabs etc.) windows would over write itself and, he doesn't know how it works but windows will overwrite and then repair itself, it worked!

Any idea's? Anyone?
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With early version of windows I used to format the drive, create a folder on the dive and copy the cab files over then run setup from DOS. ie c:\win98\setup.exe

Iíve havenít tried this with XP, only with win2000. the command for 2000/xp is winnt.exe not setup

ie c:\cabs\winnt.exe or where ever the cabs are.

the drives where formated useing fat32
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