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How to use Windows XP Recovery Console

Published by jlacosta
03-23-2007

Default Starting the Recovery Console


Starting the Recovery Console:
  1. When you reboot your computer, you will be presented with Start Up options.
  2. Using the arrows keys, select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console and press the enter key on your keyboard.
  3. When the Recovery Console starts, you will be asked which Windows installation you would like to log on to. Choose which installation, type in the corresponding number and press enter. If you only have one Windows Installation, simply type 1 and press enter.
  4. You will be prompted to type in your Administrator's password. If you do not have one, just press enter.
  5. A C:\Windows> prompt will open and you can now start using the Recovery Console.
Starting the Recovery Console directly from your Windows XP CD:
  1. Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM.
  2. When you restart your computer, make sure you are booting off of the CD-ROM.
  3. The Welcome to Setup screen will appear, just press the R button on your keyboard and the Recovery Console will start.
  4. When the Recovery Console starts, you will be asked which Windows installation you would like to log on to. Choose which installation, type in the corresponding number and press enter. If you only have one Windows Installation, simply type 1 and press enter.
  5. You will be prompted to type in your Administrator's password. If you do not have one, just press enter.
  6. A C:\Windows> prompt will be presented and you can now start using the Recovery Console.
Removing the Administratorís Password prompt:

If in any case, you do not know or have forgotten your administrator's password, here are easy steps so that the Recovery Console will not prompt for your password.
  1. Click on the START button and click on the RUN option.
  2. Type regedit or regedit.exe in the field and press the OK button.
  3. . Look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cu rrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
  4. Change the Security level value to 1.
  5. Close regedit and reboot your computer.

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By sjohn on 06-25-2010, 01:17 AM
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It is extremely important that you backup important data that is not available from other media sources. To recover your operating system when your computer does not start correctly or does not start at all, you may want to install and use the Windows Recovery Console. A Repair Install will replace the system files with the files on the XP CD used for the Repair Install. It will leave your applications and settings intact, but Windows updates will need to be reapplied.
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By MichelleChan on 08-16-2011, 02:47 AM
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Quite useful, thanks for sharing!
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