How To start System Restore using the Command prompt, Win XP or Vista
 
1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER. For windows vista just type: rstrui.exe and hit enter
6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
 
dvd drive disappeared or cannot read media
 
 
laptop sudddenly just shut off and now will not turn back on.

TAKE OUT BATTERY, REMOVE MAINS SUPPLY, HOLD POWER BUTTON DOWN FOR 30 SECS PUT POWER SUPPLY IN ONLY DO NOT PUT IN BATTERY TURN ON LAPTOP NOW PUT IN BATTERY.
 
How to remove WGA - Windows Genuine Advantage Setup Win XP
Navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder and look for the folder  KB905474 
Open the folder and delete all the files in or delete the whole KB905474 folder
You are done.
 

 

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