So my my computer started throwing up a BSOD error message upon startup which forces it into an endless loop of startup and reboot. This even occurs when trying to launch safe mode. To get around this I have decided to do a system restore using the windows 7 disc and a backup point I made when I first ran the computer. The backup is currently sitting on an external hard drive. However I can not get the system restore tool to find the backup point. It tells me:
"the selected backup could not be found. System restore is looking for a restore point that is on your backup. Choose a different restore point"
Note, the backup that windows made for me is not an image. It's a folder labelled with my pc's name and contains a folder called "backup set 2010-02-22 221022" and a .bin file called "mediaID." Within the backup set folder there are two extracted folders called "backup files 1" and "backup files 2"
Any help getting my computer to find the backup files and restore itself would be greatly appreciated. It's currently driving me crazy!