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What command will replace this file when using the recovery console?

Q: What command will replace this file when using the recovery console?

My system says the following can be repaired using the recovery console...

What command Must I type to fix it, and what must be my current directory when I type the command?

All help appreciated, thanks

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A: What command will replace this file when using the recovery console?

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I am having issues booting my windows 7 (service pack 1) laptop and I have been online trying fixes for hours. Based on the evidence it seems I most likely have a corrupt ntdll.dll in my system32 folder. One forum I read said to get the file from a computer with the same installation of windows and replace it using the recovery console. I tried this, but I get the message:

"The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open."

I assume this means some process has the file open. If this is the case, is there any way I can close it to copy over the corrupt version?

(All my restore points failed, startup recovery failed, sfc said it fixed corrupt files, but issue persists, and diskcheck said no problems so I am really out of options)


A:Replace corrupt system file from windows 7 recovery console

We should be able to fix this, but first I need to see a report from the System File Checker and we can go from there, follow the instructions below to run the check and post the log produced.
System File Checker
Click on Start and type cmd in the search box. Right click on cmd in the popup menu and select Run as Administrator.
Another box will open, at the Command Prompt, type sfc /scannow and press Enter. (Note the gap between the c and the /)
Let the check run to completion. DO NOT reboot the PC or close the cmd window.
Copy & Paste the following command at the Command Prompt and press Enter:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt
This will place a file on your desktop called sfcdetails.txt which contains the results of the scan.
Copy and Paste the contents of the file into your next post.


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File\Windows\system32\drivers\msahci.sys status: 0xc000000f windows failed to load because a system file was missing or corrupt. Please tell me in detail how to repair it using command prompt in windows vista installation disc.

A:Help ! How to repair system file using command prompt using recovery console in installation dvd


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how to resets Attributes

Recovery console

Command : ATTRIB

+ sets attribute
- resets attribute

-c Wrong

AttrIb -c wrong
attrIb - c wrong

Unknown Correct

Unknown file name

Just hard drive reset attribute
hard drive reset compress/decompress

My hard drive 4096 byte Compressss
MBR in virus
there are two hard drive available
Compressed Hardd drivve Cannot formatt
Warning the Not Contained the hard drive

A:How Recovery Console? How Command write

attrib -c isn't a legitimate command.

Click Start, then run, type cmd /k and press Enter.

Type help attrib and the available commands for that are shown.

EDIT: ah, you are IN recovery console. I take it you have a compressed drive and are trying to uncompress to do something.


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I got a blue winsrv screen and a missing $ntservicepackuninstall$ so I decided to back up and reinstall.

I boot up using an SP2 CD to use the recovery console.
At command prompt: C:\Windows>

I type: COPY "C:\Documents and Settings\Name\My documents\File Name\File Name" E:\

My response: Access is denied. E:\ is my jump drive. How do I work around this? Is there another way to back up my files without using the recovery console?

I just realized I can't use the COPY command when the destination is removable media.

How can I back my files up then?

A:REcovery COnsole COPY command denied

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Need command prompts I can follow to reboot in xp recovery console with partitioned drive/
Message is bad shutdown or harware,due to me trying to remove trojan from startup in msconfig/access deniedfrom trojan IS 2010

A:need command prompts in windows recovery console to regain boot without disk on partioned drive with xp

Need more info pepperonione1

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I am operating W2K Pro and inadvertantly deleted the DOS command file "NETSTAT" along with a netstat look-alike freeware program I was trying out. Did't much care for it so I deleted it, but didnt realize I deleted the original DOS NETSTAT along with it! Can someone please tell me how I go about replacing it? Thought I could find it on MS or Google but it doesnt seem to exist- Appreciate the help in advance- thanks

A:Need to replace a deleted dos command file...

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Whenever I boot up my computer it displays the following message: Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Now I went to the recovery console and I just don't remeber how to repair the file. If you could help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanx, Razor987
In time a grain of sand turns into a pearl

A:Repairing a file using the Recovery console.....Help

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I installed few days ago SUSE Linux on my comp (ASUS A2500D Notebook) and since i have the <windows root>/windows/system32/hall.dll file missing or corrupt error message when i want to use windows XP.

I need help but please don't tell me to insert the windows XP installation CD-ROM and to choose the REPAIR option in the recovery console because i don't have this option - everyone is repeating me the same thing since one week (even the ones i said i don't have this option). Actually i don't have any option on this CD. This Windows installation CD-ROM only do a PREINSTALLATION automatically. NO RECOVERY CONSOLE. It means i insert the CD and wait until the preinstallation is done. Nothing to do. Nothing i CAN do.

One option would be to insert my RECOVERY CD-ROM and to recover windows XP HOME and after to insert the Windows XP insatallation CD-ROM and reinstall windows completely but the recovery is not working. I have a error message at the begining.

One friend gave me a solution. He told me to reinstall the hall.dll file missing in its location in c:/windows/system32 but i didn't find the location in SUSE (I think SUSE is very bad; it was the first and last time i was trying it). So finally his solution didn't work and i could not.

I hope someone will be able to help me.

Thanks guys,


A:hal.dll file missing and no recovery console

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Hello, I am trying to recover my registry from being corrupted. I am in Windows XP Pro recovery console.

I have this link that helps me http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

But when I try

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line:
md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak

It says I cannot copy the file. "The file cannot be copied"

Anyone know why?

Thank you very much,

A:Copying a file in recovery console don't work.

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I'm tyring to dual boot with puppy linux, and I think the recovery console might be getting in the way?

If this is not the issue, I'm open to other ideas as to why linux is not booting up.

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So the main pc has all of a sudden stopped booting up and we get the 'file missing or corrupt message'. This file is the 'system' file. I have tried starting the RC using a ISO burned to dvd but I got the blue screen of death before I could get to the R screen. I have also tried using an original XP disc but it is for pro and we have home edition.

I can get into the RC with the XP disc and can copy software and other files but I just get 'can not copy' when trying to copy the system file. Is this due to using pro instead of home or that I am not asked for an admin password? this never comes up.

If I can't do this have I no other option but to re-install windows?

A:can't copy system file in recovery console

Hi, to re-install Xp - you will need the original Home Cd, plus the 25 digit product key number.
To copy the system file - you may need the original full Xp Home Cd not a OEM version - [Original equipment manufacturer]

What system file is 'missing or corrupt?'

Let say it was the appHelp.dll file that needed to be copied from the Cd.
Boot on the XP Cd.
Press R to access the recovery console.
Select your installation of windows - [usually 1]
Enter the admin password [press enter if left blank]

Then from the command promt window - at the flashing >
expand d:\i386\appHelp.dll_ c:\windows\system32\appHelp.dll

Make sure that d: above is the letter corresponding to your Cd drive.
If not - change to the letter of your Cd drive.

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Can anyone with Windows XP SP3 << EXACT copy and upload a file named ntoskrnl.exe located in c:\windows\system32 to rapidshare or any other thing?

Many thanks, I really need the file now

A:How do I get to recovery console? Problem with corrupted file

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is it possible to run system file checker from the windows 2000 recovery console.
and if so what is the command please
kinda urgent

A:system file checker in recovery console


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Hi there,
I have never written a post in one of these forums so bare with me.
I have encountered the pretty common problem of 'Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe.  please reinstall a copy of the above file' 
Now I have already taken the necessary steps to fix this problem but nothing is working.
I downloaded and burned a xp_rec_con.iso file to a disc. I then went onto the recovery console pressing r on the boot cd.
What confused me here was instead of having one installation of c:\windows I had 4 in the format shown below
1: C:\minint
I then selected option 2 and typed:chkdsk /r. When it finished (an hour later) I restarted and found the problem remained. I continued to do this for all four options and no joy.
I persisted to see could I solve this problem by typing: Copy d:\i386\ntoskrnl.exe c:\windows\system32.exe
It responded with 'The system cannot find the file specified'
I tried typing: expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.exe c:\windows\system32.exe
It responded with 'The file name,directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect'
My computer is quiet old. Its a HP Pavillion dv 8000 with a dual hardrive.
Can someone please send me in the right direction. 
Thank you

A:Help needed to repair file on xp recovery console

I misread the post, I thought that they could boot into Windows.
Thanks narenxp

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I'm running Windows XP SP3 on a home-built machine that has given me no problems until just this week. I'm now getting a blue screen of death every time I boot up. (The last few days, I've been able to boot up and use the computer, and it would crash at various unpredictable times, but now I can't get all the way through the boot cycle before it crashes.) The error I get is:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):

I've read the thread with the similar complaint here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/540528-stop-c0000218-registry-file-failure.html
Unfortunately, when I try to load System Restore in Safe Mode (which MS recommends as my first choice) it's "not available" and the real kicker is this: the MS Knowledge Base article (#307545) quoted in that thread says I'm not supposed to use the recovery console if I'm using an OEM version of Windows.... which I am. (At least insofar as I bought the OEM version and installed it myself--my computer isn't part of a business network or anything like that.)

How can I repair this corrupted registry file?

Thanks for your help!!

A:Corrupt Registry file & hesitant to use Recovery Console

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I was out of town for a week and came back to my computer off and unable to boot back up. I've been able to get this much information:

"the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" and, using the CHKDSK command reports at 25% completed that "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable..."

Using the original XP installation disk, I've tried to use the Recovery Console. I only get as far as the screen asking which windows installation I want to use. Initially I had two HDDs and thought the issue might be there, but even disconnecting the other so that there is only one option to select, I'm not able to get past this prompt.

I type "1" (for the 1 installation detected), press enter, and ever hours later nothing has happened.

Trying to use this HDD as an external drive to just recover software or see if the bad file (assuming it's the only one) can be replaced, the drive is seen as unformated.

Any suggestions to try would be greatly appreciated.

A:System file missing/corrupt, issue using recovery console

The drive has failed or is in the process of failing.
With the drive plugged in as an external, you can try to recover your files using the free TestDisk program. I have had the best luck with GetDataBack. you will need another drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to.

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This topic is in relation to my booting problem stated in another topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/518205/windows-7-do-not-load-microsoft-6to4-adapters-thus-preventing-system-to-startup/?p=3239584#entry323958 4
As i mentioned there, i have already tried almost the features of advance boot recovery method but still no good for my system.
The last suggested reply in that topic is to run repair with installation disk. However, because im with my phone only and having bad mobile internet speed, im still downloading the iso. ill bet it will be finished after new year.
So while waiting.. i keep on retrying to restore.
I remember, i have exported whole copy of my registry just a month ago. Its size property is more than 300 mb.
But there is always a however that follows. I did intentionally saved it on a folder which i have encrypted via its properties. Now im feeling frustrated because i cant acccess the file, copy or be used it by the recovery options.
The system restore automatically detected the said registry backup but always failing to use it because it has been encrypted. The actual error that i encountered tells me that it failed because disk has been damaged but actually its not... It just cant access its contents.
Now, im thinking if anyone here knows how can i decrypt/unencrypt its file property so i would be able to use it. It would be a big help for me and so christmas will be many many merry again.

A:how to remove file encryption through recovery console x:/windows/system32>

sorry... typo... the topic subject should be "How to remove file encryption through recovery console"
Fixed - Hamluis.

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I was out of town for a week and came back to my computer off and unable to boot back up. I've been able to get this much information:

"the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" and, using the CHKDSK command reports at 25% completed that "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable..."

Using the original XP installation disk, I've tried to use the Recovery Console. I only get as far as the screen asking which windows installation I want to use. Initially I had two HDDs and thought the issue might be there, but even disconnecting the other so that there is only one option to select, I'm not able to get past this prompt.

I type "1" (for the 1 installation detected), press enter, and ever hours later nothing has happened.

Trying to use this HDD as an external drive to just recover software or see if the bad file (assuming it's the only one) can be replaced, the drive is seen as unformated.

Any suggestions to try would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a desktop computer with XP Home Edition as the O.S.

My problems started when my USB ports appeared to stop working. (One is broken, whilst the other would no longer recognise anything being plugged in). After some googling I was advised to go into Control Panel and 'Disable' and then 'Re-enable' the USB Ports. The disabling of one of these options stopped my keyboard and mouse from working. I turned the computer off but was not able to log back in without the use of my keyboard/mouse. I was not able to gain access to 'System Restore' in Safe Mode for the same reason.

Since then I have been using my partners computer to google help.

I can't recall the next step that I took (it may have been using 'Last Known Good Configuration') but I then started receiving messages such as 'missing or corrupt hal.dll file. The advice I followed was to use the Recovery Console with my XP Home Edition CD (2002 with Service Pack 2 included). Originally I was able to log in to Recovery Console by simply pressing 'Enter', however for some reason I can no longer log in. (This was after being given advice on how to restore to a different point in Recovery Console).

What seems strange to me is that the D: Drive is the only available option to repair in Recovery Console. I was actually under the impression that all of my operating programs were run from the C: Drive? I am a part time musician and so I only stored my A... Read more

A:Invalid boot.ini file booting from C:. Also issues logging into Recovery Console

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It seems to me that XP's recovery console is somewhat better than the one that comes with Vista or 7, unless someone can point me in the right direction for finding further documentation on this topic.

The main difference is the lack of ability to tinker with services (LISTSVC / ENABLE / DISABLE commands). A missed opportunity is the lack of registry tweaking, considering that REGEDIT can be run, but I think it only allows you to look at the registry for the recovery console rather than the main Windows installation, which doesn't help much (though I haven't tried to import/mount the registry file from the main Windows installation).


A:XP recovery console versus Vista/7's recovery console

You can create a Window PE (Pre-installation Enviroment) disk which is a cut down version of Windows with a command line interface so that you can tinker with the OS.

See for info: New Features of Windows PE 3.0 - Windows 7 Tutorial

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Hoping to avoid a full reinstall of Windows XP, I'd like to try some repair procedures. The problem is, when I launch my "Vaio PCV-RS430G" recovery disc it goes straight to Sony's proprietary recovery interface which provides ONLY the preset option to wipe my 'c' drive and reinstall Windows. According to some MS articles I've read, an XP recovery disc should allow me to access the Windows Recovery Console (by typing "R" at the welcome screen). Can anyone suggest how I can bypass the Sony recovery and get to the Windows Recovery Console?

BTW, I have a "Spotmau PowerSuite 2008" CD. Just mentioning this in case it might be of some use here. Any help would be VERY MUCH appreciated

A:Unmountable Volume - Can't Launch XP Recovery Console Through Recovery Disc

Recovery discs that come with your pc usually only offer the option to reset to factory conditions

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My first post here, except for introducing myself. My problem is with my son's HP Pavilion a1130n. It is running Windows XP Media Center Edition. Awhile back, he was notified of some important Windows updates and started to install them. During the process, he lost his internet connection and was not able to complete the update. Consequently, when he tried to boot up the next time, the system would not boot. I don't know if there were any error messages displayed at this point, but what happened next is where the problem started. He, (not knowing enough about Windows recovery console), panicked, and after not being able to even boot into 'SafeMode', jumped right into a recovery operation. When he saw that the operation was going to restore to the same state as when he bought it, he panicked again about losing all his family photos and music, and unplugged the machine. Needless to say, the system is now completely unusable. I pulled his hard drive and connected it to mine, and with the help of a free recovery program (Piriform's 'Recuva'), i am able to see and recover all of his data. However, it is a tedious and time consuming process and I am wondering if there is any way to undo the damage he did and get it back to a bootable condition keeping all his data in place. Any help would be greatly appreciatd because he may not have his original restore disks. Thanks, in advance for your consideration.

A:Hoping to undo partial recovery operation (recovery console)

If you have the installation CD you can do a repair installation. This will not affect any of the data or applications.Boot the computer from the XP CD. You may need to change boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER. You do not want to choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R.Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair isn't one of the option end the installation, this will mean that you will need to do a fresh installation of XP.The repair will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot, the repair installation will continue after the reboot.

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I am playing around with a c++ compiler and have been making a console based videogame for fun.
I have gotten a battle system and world map working but have run into a silly problem when making a menu interface. Because this is a command console based game, keyboard entries are saved as console history and as such can be recalled by pressing up or
right (directional) keys. This causes unexpected things to happen such as advancing through a menu when trying to cycle through the menu (by using the directional keys).
Is there a way to clear the console history so that the return character does not make unexpected returns?
I have done a little searching and have found SetConsoleHistoryInfo and GetConsoleHistoryInfo, but I don't know what arguments I am supposed to be using. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have no idea why but the command console is popping up randomly and program shortcuts are missing their images. Nothing has been changed or modified it just started happening. Its a fairly new laptop. Everything is up to date, no viruses and it sometimes fails to load programs. What is going on?

A:Command Console Randomly Appears

Did you ever resolve this issue?
Java.net Connection Error

You might try these steps...
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
...to see if you can find the app that makes the command console popup.

You might try these steps...
Icon Cache - Rebuild
...to see if you can get the icon images back.

The next time a program fails to load, please take a screenshot for us to see. Please see this post for more info.

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/A:8192 is the last that works. If I try /A:16384 it failed with error: "bad parameter /A:16384"
The whole command is:
format e: /fs:FAT32 /a:8192

A:How to set in console in 'format' command parameter /A: more than 8Kb?

According to the help (format /?), 16000 is the number, not 16384 (regardless the real cluster size afterwards will probably be 16384 bytes).

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I have pressed ~ many times but nothing happened I know it is not the resolution. Can anyone help me with this problem

A:I cannot get the console command in fallout 3 to work

Hi RandomGamer,

This question is better answered by the Fallout3 Team because its a issue with their game and not with Vista

Bethesda Game Studios Forums (Powered by Invision Power Board)


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I attempted to run the step by step process laid out above, starting with the Panda Free Scan. I intended to do this overnite, as I have a lot of files that were to be scanned on not only my laptop but also my external HDDs. However, in the following morning, I wake up to discover that my computer had restarted (possibly crashed during the scan) - so I don't have any record of what the Panda scan picked up. The good news is that I don't have any of the other malware listed in the other steps. The HijackThis log is below the next paragraph.

Anyway, my problem is that the command prompt/console has been "popping up" on the taskbar, in such a way that the command prompt window does not actually pop up - just on the taskbar. This happens every 20 to 30 minutes, regardless of what I am doing on my computer. This doesn't affect normal applications per se, but it does affect gaming in that there are some games that will lose graphics after this pop-up - they will be minimized due to the command prompt, and when maximized again the graphics are gone and I have to restart. When I am able to catch the command prompt and attempt to close, the problem will still come back later, suggesting that there is a program that's causing it to run (amok).

Note that I had this problem on a previous laptop, and it appeared on this laptop when I had to migrate several programs using PCMover (can't find the installation disks to those programs) - very likely whatever caused this issue ... Read more

A:Command Pompt/Console pop ups on the taskbar...


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I m using Ping through system command in my windows application.When ever this command is called it creates new console.how to prohibit the display of console on calling system command.

system("ping ()");

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I was having some problems one time and called win tech? He got me into command prompt that showed a list of different commands not the regular help commands but rather in the format of scan /now.exe or scanow.exe but of course these are not them but one of the commands performed a file replace from Win XP CD to bad or corrupted System files. Well I have tried every variation to get me in with no luck of course. So if anybody understands what I am trying to do, I would appreciate your input.
Gary Rowles

A:Command To Replace Bad or Missing Files From XP CD

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If you have a recovery drive - that includes the recovery partition - made on one computer, but have a toshiba laptop with a bad drive (but the recovery partition is ok), can you replace/copy the partition on the recovery drive with the recovery partition from the bad laptop HD?

My friend's laptop would not boot, and would not factory recover, reset, or refresh. I tried to clone the hard drive before I started messing with the disc. It would not clone, but I was able to copy the recovery partition to a USB drive.

He never make recovery discs, so could not re-install, but I can borrow the recovery drive that my aunt made for her laptop.

A:replace recovery partition in recovery drive?

There may be a couple problems with that. The Factory Image is too large to be just copied to a Fat32 partition, so it has to be divided in sections. You could do that using DISM and put the .swm files in the sources folder. Not even a guess as to whether it would work.

There is other information concerning the configuration of the computer making the recovery drive. If it was made on a different computer, that info would probably be incorrect and not allow a reset.

I have never tried, but you might be able to copy the Factory image to a drive formatted as NTFS and then set the recovery to look for that file for a reset. Maybe you have already copied the entire recovery partition...

If you assume the factory image is the same for both systems, can you copy the entire Recovery Image partition from the bad drive to the good drive?

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Normally, we can install or replace the device driver by device manager, right click the device to update the diver.

Now i want to install or replace the driver by command line. Do you have any good ideas?

Thanks a lot.


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Hi, I need some help!!

This guy has a document it is 33 pages long. He goes to edit, find, he types in "asian". he cancels out after it comes up with the find. he then presses ctrl-end to go to the bottom of the document. when he hits ctrl-page up it goes to page 19 finding the word asian. It should just go 1 page at a time back up, but continues to find asian. on the scroll bar(lower right) the double arrows turn blue when he first hits -find- after typing in asian? I checked many things. any ideas? hopefully you can make me feel stupid!!

A:(Resolved) word 2000 find and replace command

Tim: Since '97, that little ball between the upper and lower arrow now change to "find" instead of page up/page down. To change it back to page up/down, you need to hit the little ball and select the top-right icon to get it to go page by page again.

I hated it too when it first came out.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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Hi, I had a problem earlier regarding an UNMOUNTED_BOOT_VOLUME error.

I'm supposed to use chkdsk /r using the xp pro floppys.

I made the boot disks, got to the console, but when I try chkdsk.exe /r
it asks me for the location of autochk.exe
I've tried C:\Windows\System32 and A:\ but it's not working :|

The file IS located in C:\Windows\System32, but nothing is working :|

Any help would be great

A:recovery console

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When I turn on my PC I get an error 'Missing Operating System', I've had this error before and I've tried the "fdisk /mbr" trick already but I remember the recovery console worked to rebuild the MBR. The problem is I don't have an XP cd anymore. Is there some way I can boot into the recovery console from a CD, I do not have a floppy drive. I hate when my laptop stops working, especially when theres schoolwork I need on it.

Thanks for helping

A:Recovery Console?

sorry man, you are up the creek without a paddle. You either need the recovery disks, (wich on a laptop, means you had to create them yourself), or the original setup disks.
either way, you are in for a complete re-install

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Hi all, I have a windows xp pro machine wich keeps turning off after the xp splat.

I need to get into recovery console to fixboot, mbr or one of them.

I can't get into the recovery console though, when I boot from my XP disk - it just doesn't come up?

Takes me straight through, as if installing xp

Any ideas?

A:No recovery console - Win XP


is that any help ??

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Which Windows installation would you like to log onto?

I can type in one space and I'm assuming its the one choice I have, 1. So i type 1 and nothing happens, ENTER cancels the installation. Help please.

A:XP Recovery Console Help

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I'm trying to recovery my whole system
I put the disk in the drive it opens to what spot I want to work with the only one is drive c
then it askes for admin password put that in then I get password is not valid
I went to microsoft FAQ database and it said I may get this error it may be set at the factory
and is a sysprep.exe

What can I do to fix this


A:xp recovery console

This will explain what sysprep.exe is:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577As for helping you bypass the password, I'm afrais we cannot do that as it violates one of our forum rules:No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.Sorry, topic is closed

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Im having boot.ini problems that I have tried to fix but unable to. I read that I could repair or replace it thru the xp recovery console. Is this rc on the single disc(like the oem cd)or the full version of xp or is it on a seperate disc. Im going to buy one if I can find out which one I need. My pc came with the xp home version but only a restore disc. thank you for the help.

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There is an alternative which you can use in lieu of the MS XP CD. See details provided by AustrAlien at ARCDC Disk Creation - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic421198.html/page__p__2424943#entry2424943 .

It might be more beneficial if you tried to explain just what problems you have and why you think that the RC will enable you to overcome such.


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I want to know how to use the recovery console... Say i want to replace or fix the windows files, how would i do that?

My computer is not broken,yet... but it has been breaking a lot. The other day i got a message saying that the /windows/system32/config/system file was corrupt and to go to the recovery console to fix it... but how would i fix it from there?

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I read somewhere that I could scan for viruses and clean them from the recovery console if the viruses are loaded during safe mode booting. I read the tutorial on using the recovery console but it dosent give any information about how to run the virus scans. does anyone know of a tutorial thatll explain how to do this?
or can anyone provide any ideas? And im wondering if I access the recovery console and run a virus check would I be able to exit the recovery console and boot up to the origanal XP O.S. with out losing any data ?
I mean it wouldnt make sense to enter the recovery console clean any malware thats present and than have to continue with a clean install or evan a repair. Im really confused about all this and any help would be very appreciated THANX...........................................

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I believe that you'd use the recovery console to delete files that were identified in other modes - rather than cleaning them.

There are command line antivirus tools - but you'd need a boot CD with some sort of OS to run them.

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Hi this is my first post here and hope someone can help.

I had a win 2003 SBS server go down on a dell poweredge 400sc. Ran the inbuilt dell diagnostics and about 4 groups of blocks on the hard drive gave error codes during the read test. There were no other faults ,all other hardware ok.

I put a win 2003 sbs server cd 1 into the cd drive and booted from it. Got into recovery console without having to give admin password/login and got to the c:\ prompt. Used fixmbr and fixboot to repair mbr and bootsector in case these were causing the fault. After these were reported as fixed I tried to dir on c drive but it was having none of it and reporting unformatted or incompatible data system.

The drive was backed up twice a week to a usb drive using the sbs backup system.

First question is can the drive be recovered or do I need to get a new one, do a reinstall and restore the backups.

Second the dell poweredge server says hitachi sata 1" drive in the specs? 1" drive is this correct?

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Hi tabath,

Your problem sounds like there is a problem with the hard disk, evidenced by the 4 groups of blocks that fail the read test from the Dell diagnostics.

Without knowing whether the 4 groups of blocks that failed included the boot sector, usually sector 0 for a length of 1024, I would not have used fixmbr and fix boot (in case these were causing the fault) without knowing specifically if they were trashed. That could very easily have been found out by trying to reboot. If it fails, they most likely were trashed, and if you booted up ok, then the boot sector and mbr were most likely ok.

You can go to Hitachi's website using the link at:
Links to Hard Drive Manufacturers at:
and download the utility that will test your hitachi sata 1 hard drive.

Hard drives can be recovered, but the SpinRite tool costs about $90, and there are other tools that may cost less, and even one that may be freeware - I'll have to look for the link.

Let us know what the results of the Hitachi utility hard drive tests are on your drive.

And, in the meantime, if the hard drive cannot be recovered/repaired - you should start to think about replacing the hard drive as an alternative - I know I would not want to place in service (for a server) a hard drive that is becoming marginal.

Another tool you can download that will report the SMART status of a drive (if you can get it up and spinning) is SpeedFan here: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.p... Read more

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Please could somebody tell me how to replace system files of an XP installation that you are not
able to access using the windows sytem recovery console and which commands you use.

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If you made one, the ERD (Emergency Repair Disk) would do that.

Or you might be able to run SFC from the console. If not, you'll need to use the "Extract" command.

Another option would be to run a "Repair" installation of XP which will fix anything that is missing or corrupt...

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Got an error message saying that I have a missing file and to run recovery console with the XP cd in the cd rom to fix the problem. Can anyone tell me how to run recovery console?

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Hi Everybody,

I have been having some troubles with my PC that I couldn't seem to over come so I ran a recovery setup on it yesterday.

Today I was running a program and it gave me a warning message that said; "This Machine Does Not Have The Recovery Console Installed !!"

My question is; "Where do I find the recovery console and how the heck do I install it?"

I also have an Icon for something called "S3 Control taskbar utility" in my sys tray that looks like a little TV. Q: What the heck is that thing for and will it hurt anything if I disable it in MS Config or SpyBot S&D?

Thanks for any help or information on these things.


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It's a spam don't download the file. Try and uninstall the telly.

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I'm currently formatting both my desktop and latptop and putting XP Pro on them. The desktop went perfect, however the laptop is giving me a problem. After booting from the CD ROM I pressed R for the Recovery Console so it will enter DOS mode and I can format the C drive. It then asks for the Admin Password. Well my Admin PW is cleared, yet pressing the enter key I get a invalid PW response. Even when I change my admin PW to something, that doesnt work either, always an invalid response. 3 tries and your out, rebooting again..... any help?

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