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How to use Windows XP Recovery Console

Published by jlacosta
03-23-2007

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Deleting the Recovery Console:

Only attempt to do the following steps if you are sure you know what you're doing. Modifying the Boot.ini file incorrectly can prevent your computer from starting up properly.
  1. Click on the START button, select MY COMPUTER and then double-click the drive where you installed the Recovery Console (by default it would be C: drive).
  2. Click on TOOLS menu, click FOLDER OPTIONS and then click on the VIEW tab.
  3. Click Show Hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide Protected operating system files and click on OK.
  4. At the root folder, delete the Cmdcons folder and Cmldr file.
  5. Also at the root folder, right click on the Boot.ini file and select Properties.
  6. Click to clear the Read-only check box and the press OK.
  7. Open the Boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows Notepad and delete the entry
  8. Make sure that this is the only entry that you will delete. Save the file and close it.
  9. Change the attribute of the Boot.ini file back to a read-only state after you have finished this procedure.
You have now deleted the Recovery Console from your computer.

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By sjohn on 06-25-2010, 02:17 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, 03:47 AM
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Quite useful, thanks for sharing!
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