After restore to prior setting, XP will start, but goes to..

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After restoring to prior date, lost power during restart, and it goes to safe
mode, from which it will not change. I have a blank screen after any
configuration changes.
My software was installed by another individual, who is in Iran. Is there
any way that I can restore the computer, without the software?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

    You have a couple options to try...

    1) Go into SAFE MODE by pressing F8 when you power up the system.
    - from the RUN dialog box type the following to start the SYSTEM RESTORE :


    as per KB279736 (

    2) You can follow the steps from KB307545 . You don't need to have the
    Windows XP cd, you can use a Windows 2000 or 2003 cd to get to the recovery
    console. If you don't have access to any of those, you can try to create a
    bootable cd from -->

    [How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from

    I hope this helps.

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