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Cant write to System32 folder in recovery console

Q: Cant write to System32 folder in recovery console

My comp kept getting a "failed to load operating system" message when attempting to boot. I ran the FIXBOOT command from the windows CD's recovery console.

Now it starts to load but wont boot because it says its missing "l_ntl.nls". So I got the 6kb file from another comp running 2000 and put it on a floppy to put on the hard drive. In the windows CD's recovery console, I type

copy A:l_intl.nls C:\WINNT\System32
Failed to copy file.

However, copying to the straight C: drive works fine. Is this some sort of permission problem?

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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 am trying to write to this folder as I need to replace 2 drivers with more updated versions. I am running as Admin and I have the UAC set to Never Notify. I right click on the folder and uncheck read only. Then I go to the Security tab and attempt to edit the permissions. However even as Admin the buttons to add and edit permissions are "Ghosted Out".

A:write to system32 folder

you may need to take ownership first
tutorial on how to here
Take Ownership Shortcut

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Im working on a computer with windows XP, it comes up with the error
WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM is missing or corrupt
if my memory serves me correctly that is the system hive. I have encounterd this problem once before but was able to fix it using the advice here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319011
however it didn't work this time and I cannot get into the auto repair option on the XP disk, it's simply not there.... any ideas?

A:system32/config/system missing/corrupt... can't fix through recovery console

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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 copied a portion of my sys32 folder to my cdrw drive because i'm stupid. and i wanted to see if i could use it to alter my sys32 on my other machine. don't ask.

yeah, i soon realized the folder's write protected and i can't burn the foler, or delete the copy. now i can't burn anything unless i use a different profile.

i tried properties > uncheck read only. i'm guessing the answer lies somewhere in folder options.

help is appreciated, as always.

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I have a application that work with Hardware lock and after run try, to write file "HLBSrvc.dll" to system32 folder, but user work with this application is Standard user, Show message [Cannot create file "c:\windows\system32\HLBSrvc.dll".
Access is denied]
Also I can not change permission system32 for this user.
Now how can i access to my user to access system32 folder without change his to Administrator.
Please guide me
Thanking you
Soks Sia

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I have a problem trying to remove Recovery Console (RC) which I installed when my PC was practically crippled with a virus. At every boot, there always appeared an annoying window with option between WIN XP and RC. Since I did not have to use RC at all I wanted to remove it. I followed instructions at: http://www.theeldergeek.com/recovery_console.htm and http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555032. On the first step, when I go to delete cmdcons folder I get this message: "Cannot delete 1394BUSW.SY_ : Access denied. Make sure the disk is no full or write-protected and that the file is no currently in use." However, I deleted the line, "C:\cmdcons\bootsect.dat="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons" from boot.ini, and the annoying WIN XP/RC window has stopped. I then went on to delete the cmdcons folder, but I still get the same message as above, which means cmdcons still loads up at booting but without the annoying window showing up at booting. My booting takes a long time in order for the desktop to be functional. I believe the PC has become slow because of cmddons loading. My OS is XP Pro SP3. Has anyone any fix or some free software to fix this?

A:Unable to remove recovery console files/folder

Hello robin55

How did you install the RC?
Was it from your own account on that same machine?
Are you usng an Admin Account?

Try the following
Take ownership of the folder by right clicking it and selecting Properties. Select the Security Tab and click the Advanced button. You'll see an Owner tab so add your User Name to the list

You may need to go to My Computer/Tools/Folder Options/View tab and uncheck "Use simple file sharing" or you won't have a Security tab otherwise.

XP Home
Go to Safe Mode to find the Security Tab

You need to be using an Admin Account to do it.
Once you have given yourself permission you will not get the ?Access Denied? message.

To apply to subfolders check the box "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" before you click ?Apply?


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I just recovered my windows system partition from an Acronis backup.
Everything works fine except for anything that needs to write to Appdata.
Cannot download, cannot run Dropbox, or create new user profile at logon.
I have tried "Take Ownership", have set my user as owner via security settings, have given my user full control, but nothing works.

Would welcome any advice or info.

Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot write to user folder after recovery

Try a system refresh.

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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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Setting: I have two identical Notebooks - bought at the same time at the same shop -  that have two internal harddisk slots. They had win 7 preinstalled. I chose the 64 bit version.

As time went by I changed the harddisks 3 or 4 times over the years. The last two changes were to SSD.
One old HD is gone, as it overheated. (But I was able to secure all data.)
The current problem:
To change to the new SSD on NB1 (Notebook1) I cloned the "C"-Partition from the other notebook.
Then I put the SSD in NB1's harddisk slot. In the other harddisk slot there is an old harddisk once running this notebook.
First time it didn't boot, whyever, but second time it did boot. It booted from the new SSD. (I changed the boot-order in the bios appropriatly. And the old harddisk has a defect MBR, so can't boot anyway.)
Two days ago I accessed the old harddisk, where I had a folder "windows.old" which actually contained a quite complete copy of an old state of that harddisks original partition back when it was the OS running harddisk. When trying to access the
user's folder on that old harddisk, it said I need administrator right, then it will be made permanently accessible to me (my current user on the SSD logged in.) It took some minutes, and everything was alright.
When ending work I put the system in "Hibernation" (Ruhezustand).
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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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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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Hi There!My housemate's laptop has a virus and they asked me to help fix it. By the looks of it they have the "Data Recovery Virus" on their laptop. Ran various virus scans and removed about 200 malicious files, but still no joy. Upon startup several boxes pop up stating:"Failed to save all the components for the file \System32\0000390c. The file is corrupted or unreadable." Each box has a different sys32 file, including ..em32\00004509 and ..em32\0000767d. I've ran spybot and SUPERAntiSpyware, both removed a whole load of crap on the laptop but not the damn virus im after!Also ran Security Check: Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.24 Windows 7 x64 (UAC is enabled) Internet Explorer 8 Out of date! `````````````````````````````` Antivirus/Firewall Check: Windows Firewall Enabled! Norton 360 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update. ``````````````````````````````` Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check: MVPS Hosts File Spybot - Search & Destroy Java™ 6 Update 22 Out of date Java installed! Adobe Flash Player ( Flash Player Out of Date! Mozilla Firefox (x86 en-GB..) ```````````````````````````````` Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent Norton ccSvcHst.exe ``````````End of Log```````````` Running a comprehensive virus scan (again) atm, will post SAS results when its done.Any help with this would be greatly appreciated

A:Data recovery virus - Failed to save components for the file \System32\(several system32 files). The file is corrupte...

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log


Generated 10/27/2011 at 04:10 PM

Application Version : 5.0.1134

Core Rules Database Version : 7856

Trace Rules Database Version: 5668

Scan type : Complete Scan

Total Scan Time : 01:16:31

Operating System Information

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Build 6.01.7600)

UAC Off - Administrator

Memory items scanned : 306

Memory threats detected : 0

Registry items scanned : 71337

Registry threats detected : 0

File items scanned : 225087

File threats detected : 18






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Hi, I tried getting into RC and when admin password popped up I tried hitting enter but it didn't take. I tried taking a guess on what it might be that didn't take either, how do i get around this please? I appreciate any help.


A:Recovery console on XP

Log on with another account that has admin rights and change the adminstrator's password

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Where can I find a recovery console download for XP SP3? I had tried nstall it from the XP SP2 CD and when I went to run it I couldn't. I got an "OS is newer that this file sort of message" Not the exact wording but clear enough. When I ran a check on the boot path I got a message that it was an invalid OS.

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My computer wouldn't boot up so I used the recovery console but it has been at 52% for about 30 minutes. Is that normal and if it isn't what do I do now.

A:Recovery Console XP

First thing I woul do is to take the drive out and attach it to a working pc to attempt to salvage any data I cherished . . then download and run diagnostics to rule out failure.

Samsung http://www.samsung.com/global/business/hdd/support/utilities/Support_HUTIL.html
Seagate/Maxtor/Quantum http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools/
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

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my computer wouldnt start even in safe mode and i tried to do system restore or recovery and it wouldnt work

i just got a c prompt in dos

windows 98 appears to be easier to do this

A:xp recovery console

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How do you run SFC from recovery console? my computer just says ' unrecognised command'. If I type help 'SFC' does not appear as a valid command

A:how to run sfc from the recovery console


Originally Posted by TheEmperor

You can do it at the recovery console.

?? SFC not listed as a recovery console command and my computer does not recognise it

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Can I use the File Checker in the recovery console or do I have to be logged into WindowsXP?

A:Recovery Console

I don't think you can. Just run it while you are in Windows.

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i am having problems with the recovery console with windows xp pro. i put the os disk in the drive then i boot from the drive. i get a welcome to set up xp...
to repair using recovery console press R. so i press R. then its a black screen with the word examining. next another screen comes up that says


then it asks me to select an option, but there is only one choice so i type"1"

then it asks me to type the admin. password. so i do that.

then C:\WINDOWS>
appears and thats it. i went online to ty and figure out how to do this and all the instructions seemed to be different from this one.

any ideas?


A:recovery console

Everything you are doing is correct. You a supposed to get to


when you are in the Recovery Console. Then you type whatever command you need to.

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I'm trying to use the recovery console. Once in it, it prompts me for a administrator password. All acounts on this computer don't have a password. Help!

A:Recovery Console

space then enter :D

or just enter

or if your using Pro, the password of the 1st account you set up.

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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

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I had a problem with some of my other drives losing everything. I have a SiS IDE system so I thought it might be the SiS driver. But if you don't use their driver everything runs in PIO mode 4 which is almost unusable.

I would run chkdsk when these things happened but what finally happened is that I needed to run chkdsk on the main XP drive. Then chkdsk failed with an unspecified error. When I would reboot it would blue screen.

So I went into the XP recovery console and ran that chkdsk and that seemed to work. But then it would come up into a login/logoff loop. So I decided to try the XP repair (2'nd option). That froze the machine after a long time at Installing Network.

After I rebooted I went back to the XP recovery console to run chkdsk but it saw no C:\WINDOWS and the MAP command did not show the drive!

Has anyone seen anything like this before? I have a lot of valuable personal data there. What can I do to recover XP?

A:XP recovery console can't see anything!

Welcome to TSF....

To recover the important data you can use this procedure:

Emergency Backup Procedure from TSF


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XP system was infected by SWP2009. Somehow that caused the system to be unable to boot from HD - Got blue screenn saying "Windows found a problem Bla Bla Bla"

So I made a Bootable CD (Vista Recovery ISO) and after a little work and help from COMBOFix, removed the Malware. All apps and services seem to be there and working. But It still won't boot from HD.

If I set the BIOS to boot from CD first and Start Windows Normally, It boots from CD fine.

If I set the BIOS to boot from CD first and try Safe Mode, it looks to HD and fails (Blue Screen)

If I set the BIOS to boot from CD first and try "Recovery Console", it looks to HD and fails (Blue Screen again).

I tried stuff like ChkDsk - No help.

Help and suggestions appreciated.


A:Can't Get to recovery Console

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Hello i would like to install the recovery console on my pc i dident get a xp home cd ive asked around & searched in google & came up with various ways i have a I386 folder in windows ive found a link on microsoft site about using 6 floppys but are unsure weather i would loose any of my data there is also a command 'cmdcons' but im just unsure what this would do, recently a friend has had trouble booting up his pc & he hasent got a xp cd like myself, there is a virus in the wild that is affecting the MBR master boot record, any advice would be great also advice from users who have installed recov cons without a xp cd would be helpfull. xp home sp2sygatekasperskyspywareblaster

A:Recovery Console

Not too sure...prehaps this will help?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058Myself, i burned the I386 to disc and made it bootable.

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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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How can I tell if Windows XP Recovery Console is already installed on my computer?

A:Xp Recovery Console

Restart your computer and if you see Microsoft Recovery Console in the boot menu, it's installed.

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What is a Recovery Console do? lets say if pick it should my files are not goners?

A:Recovery Console?



check out what MS says

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Been reading and searching for an explanation of Recovery Console!
Is this on the WXP retail disk or in XP somewhere?

I don't have a retail on XP as I have a preinstall Wxp home edition OEM eMachine and all I got with it was a Norton Ghost disk to reinstall and no option to repair!

Am I correct that Recovery Console is on the Retail XP disk that gives you so much more?

Thanks Still learning!

A:Recovery Console in XP

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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.


A:Recovery Console

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

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First off, thanks for taking the time to click this thread.

Ok... so my windows xp computer has, for the second time, (last time it was around a month ago) begun restarting on start-up every time I turn on my PC. The first time, it wouldn't even go to safe mode, but this time is is, and I'm currently in safe mode with networking. Also, last time the comp kept randomly rebooting for about a month before it went, and this one just went suddenly.

Last time, I reinstalled windows with the disk, But that did get rid of all my settings, drivers and some programs stopped working ect..., so it was kind of like I formatted my computer, though it did keep all my actual documents ect... I thought that was fine though, and didn't have any unexpected problems from then, until now >.<

I tried system restore, but all that did was just get rid of the drivers I reinstalled just prior to the checkpoint I went to for sound and graphics so my sound is gone and my windows/scrolling have gone all weird for the time being, and the same reboot problem keeps happening with it asking to go to last known good configuration ect...

I've heard about the "recovery console" on another thread that was years ago (I Googled "computer restarts on startup"), and it gave these instructions:

(1) Place your xp cd in the rom drive and boot up. You should see this message :-
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A:Recovery console?

bump =/

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I'll try to ask for help to solve one problem at a time.It's virus related but at the moment,I can't get past the welcome XP screeen even if I open it in safe mode.It lets me log onto administrator or my name but just saves the settings and recycles to the same screen. So I've followed the instructions in Xp Boot "fixes",http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/138692/xp-boot-fixes/andHow to install and use the Windows XP Recovery Consolehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/I've made an ISO CD (as I cant find the original windows XP CD.)Run it and got The recovery console working as far as a black screen which looks like the old MS dos screens.I've got a command of C:\>but I dont know what to do next.I've tried to type in chkdsk /f /r but just get the parameter is not valid.Sorry I'm not very techy, as the say the dumbest question is the one you've not asked.Please can someone help meThanks Trish.

A:Recovery Console Help please

Hi there, justpush, welcome to BC!

It would be helpful to have some more info on your precise problem. You say it's virus related, what makes you think so? What symptoms, if any, other than not being able to log in have your noticed?

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i download an rc.iso and burned it to a cd. i wanted to delete everything and start all over again like when i first got it. it is windows xp. so i deleted partition c and then created a new one. so then i tried to install windows xp with the cd. it said that eula (end user liscence agreement) cannot be found. so i tried the copy command D:\i386\eula.txt C: and i got ACCESS DENIED. what the frik is this? i didnt really know what i was doing. please help me thanks

A:help with recovery console

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how do I make a Recovery Console CD for WinXP Pro? I don't see anything like in in the Assessories

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I installed sp2. my computer won't boot. I look it up on microsoft and they have a tutorial on how to fix it. I follow the instructions, reboot my computer, boot from the xp cd...

it says to press "r" to get into the recovery console. the recovery console isn't there ! I only have "automated system recovery" or a new windows setup

what can I do? is there anywhere to get JUST a disc with the recovery console, and nothing else (that's bootable)? please help desperate to get back on old computer THANK YOU TECH GUYSZ

A:recovery console- WHERE IS IT ?!

It sounds like you are using a "Recovery" disk that comes with most big box computers like dell, gateway, etc. The RC is not an option on those types of disks. It must be a regular MS cd; not one from a mfg.

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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:Can't Get Into Xp Recovery Console

When you get to the "Welcome to Setup" screen are you clicking on R to start the recovery console?

Does you computer shut off or restart?

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In the recovery console, what does it say? Right before the cursor.. shouldn't it be just this:



A:recovery console


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I installed Recovery Console on my PC and it installed over my Windows install.
Can I reverse this?
How do I find my Windows.
I previously had 2 Windows (default) partitions listed. 
One did nothing and the other was my Windows xp pro.
RC installed over this partition.
I also had switched the boot from Custom to Normal.
Is there a solution/

A:Recovery console

Moved to XP forum for more exposure and since no malware issues were stated.

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Hi there,
I need to get into the recovery console on a XP pro computer.
But the problem is that i dont have a xp pro cd.
all i have is a xp home edition cd.
Just to get into to recovery console, would it be safe to use the xp home disc to get in?

Thanks in advance for your help,


A:XP Recovery Console Help

That recovery console should work just fine.

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So, today I turned on my computer, but I got the error message:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

I've read other posts where I can try to fix it by accessing the Recovery Console by booting from a Windows XP setup discs.

I have a burnt copy of the Windows XP cd, and after changing BOOT CD to the first priority, I booted my computer any was told to press the any key to boot from CD. So, I pressed any key and it went to the message "setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..." After I get that message, it reboots again. It's like i'm stuck in a rebooting cycle.

Please help me!!!!

A:Can't get into Recovery console

Hello justinxpnoi

My first guess is that the CD is faulty. Have you tried it in another machine?


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Is 'recovery console' really necessary if all I need is log file? (will manually fix whats needed)

A:is 'recovery console' necessary

What are we talking about? Your question is completely out of context and impossible to understand or answer.

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Have original reinstallation cd for microsoft xp home edition (by dell) but following bp directions (D:\i386\WINNT32.EXE/cmdcoms) I get message saying windows cannot find

any advice appreciated neil

A:recovery console

Whst SP you have on your system and what version of the CD you use....

See this will help or not


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do you know if/how you can undo the "fixboot" command in the winXP recovery console?

**Use this command to write the new Windows boot sector code on the system partition. In the command syntax, drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written. This command fixes damage in the Windows boot sector. This command overrides the default of writing to the system boot partition. FIXBOOT is supported only on x86-based computers. **
well it fixed it alright. now the drive says it has no data what so ever on the drive.

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New Dell laptop (belongs to my boss's daughter). Wouldn't boot at all...nothing, nada, no matter what was tried. No safe mode, no good last config. Nuttin'!!!
Insert XP Pro cd, ran the repair via the recovery console. Computer goes through all the motions, and then the following message....
Windows XP Professional Setup.

Setup cannot set the required Windows XP configuration information.
This indicates an internal setup error.

Contact your system administrator.

I'm assuming that isn't to good at all, eh?
I don't have XP, hence I know next to nothing about it. Am I looking at a complete format and re-install of the OS? And then just hope that works!


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I have a Dell System that got unplugged while it was open and at the desktop. The operating system is Windows XP Professional. When I plugged the power cord back in and tried to reboot I get an error message: WINDOWS ROOT>\SYSTEM32\NOTSKRNL.EXE IS CORRUPT OR MISSING. I was researching on answers.microsoft.com and one blog said I can create a bootable XP Console CD when no XP media is available by following the directions in this link: http:www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic 276537.thml. Thats how I found this web site and registered tonight, but so far have not found the directions to do so. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.

A:XP Recovery Console CD

Please try the following ... On a working computer, create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD.Please download ARCDC from Artellos.com.Double-click ARCDC.exeFollow the dialog until you see 6 options. Please pick the appropriate selection, for example: Windows Professional SP2 & SP3
( Replace "Windows Professional SP2 & SP3" with the OS required. <<< IMPORTANT)You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft: Please accept.You will see a few DOS screens flash by: This is normal.Next you will be able to choose to add extra files: Select the Default Files.The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC.Burn the .ISO image file to a CD, to make a bootable CD.

(The ISO file is located on your Desktop.) On the ailing computer, run chkdsk /r from the XP Recovery Console to repair the file system.Insert the newly created XP Recovery Console CD in the computer's optical disk drive tray.Start or re-start the computer so that it boots from the CD. You may be prompted to "Press any key". (If the system does not appear to be booting from the CD, you may need to enter the BIOS Setup Menu and change the boot order, so that the CD-ROM/optical disk drive is set to boot before the hard disk drive.)When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.The Recovery Console will ask which Windows installation you would like to log on to.
If you have multiple Windows installations,... Read more

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