Was wondering if there was a way to do a system restore form a dos prompt in W7?
The answer to that is no.
There are ways to make recovery disks from a windows 7 computer, it creates a CD or DVD disk independent of the actual Windows 7 installtion disk, but the disk has to be made from a Windows 7 computer.
It is called a "repair disk" there is no way it will fit on a floppy disk, but it might work out on a flash drive, although I have never tried a flash drive as the source.
The disk can be made by using a windows 7 computer, look for the action center icon in the system tray and once the action center opens look for back up and restore on the left side menu.
Now look for "create a system repair disk" in the left menu.
Create the disk, transfer it to your problem computer and boot to it.
You can use the command prompt if you wish to treat things like MSDOS and do some DOS commands.
You can also access system restore as well.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 13 September 2011 - 03:31 AM.