Long story short (Installed newer version of AV-now system lockup on startup): In safe mode - trying system restore - looked in services and shows System Restore is started and set on auto. I try to start it and all I see is a blank white dialog box. I do have restore points. Does anyone know how to activate sys restore through CMD? Specifically via: C:\documents and settings\me>
I tried "last known" - entered name/password - now it's been stuck on "loading personal settings" for around an hour.
fixed it. I don't know why some programs won't uninstall in safe mode and some will but I managed to uninstall the AV that KAV was conflicting with - then reboot - then uninstalled KAV - now system restore so I can get NOD back. Seems if you want 2 AV's in your system KAV prefers to be there first - or NOD is not shuttting down all the way to allow another AV install.