|Try this to access system restore.|
When starting the computer, just keep pressing the F8 key after the memory count to bring the boot menu shown above up. Select the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option . Enter cd \windows at the C:\> command prompt. The prompt changes to C:\>\Windows. Then just enter system32\restore\rstrui.exe and you should have access to System Restore. RSTRUI.EXE is System Restore's program file.