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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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Preferred Solution: Cant write to System32 folder in recovery console

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Well my Win XP home SP2 has been broken for quite some time now. I need to access the recovery console but I can't because the computer doesn't recognize the "Administrator" password. I had to move the repair sam/system files to the regular ones because they were missing and that was my 1st problem. After I did that to try to fix it, I get the XP loading screen but I can't access the recovery console now! The Admin password is not recognized. According to MS, this was fixed in SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308402

My recovery console cd must not have sp1 in it because it doesn't work! How can I get a CD with recovery console sp2 (which is what I have)?! My laptop does not have a floppy disk drive so I can't use the floppy disks.

In short, I need to access the recovery disk to attempt to fix my laptop from loading after the Win XP loading screen... any help and all is appreciated, thanks!

A:Can't use Recovery console, help!

Bump! School starts monday for me and I want to have my laptop fixed by then... I can't use this desktop for school, I appreciate any help, thank you!

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Have a 32 bit version of Vista Home Premium running on a Dell Inspiron 1520. All of a sudden it simply stopped working. It will not boot in normal mode, or safe mode, or safe mode with command prompt, or last good configuration, et al. They all take me to the same black screen with 2 options - Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally.

Either of those options takes me back to that same screen. I tried selecting the option for disengaging the automatic restart on an error, but it does nothing but take me to those same 2 choices. Doesn't even have the decency to give me a BSOD.

Further problems - This Dell DID NOT come with any disks. I do have a Vista Home Premium disk from Microsoft that I have used to attempt repairs, bur when it hits the recovery screen where it lists the OS, there is nothing there.

If I press F6 to load drivers, and click on Computer, there is nothing listed next to Local Disk:C. If I click on it I get a msg that says the disk must be formatted before I can use it.

On the next screen, Startup Repair does nothing but run for a lonnnng time, then suggest I restart to see if the repairs have worked. They haven't. The command prompt is useless since I can't get to the drive with Windows on it. If I type C: and press enter I get a msg Data Error (Cyclic Redundancy Check).

The last fly in the ointment is the product code sticker. In their infinite wisdom Dell put in on the bottom of the laptop. Over the years, being on people's la... Read more

A:Recovery Console - No OS


I would say yes & no! Contact DEL & obtain a replacement HDD from them & you should get the recovery partition data too.

That will allow you to recover the PC to Factory Day one without the Label? Well it does on other machines. If not, again speak to DELL & they should have the a record of the code issued with that PC.

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I am doing the CHKDSK on the recovery Console. It got to 33% completed and stopped stating that the volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems. I was not so sure what to do next but entered CHKDSK again and its at 17%. Is there something else that I should be doing, Should I have added /R after CHKDSK? It would be so appreciated if someone can guide me on this.

My problem started when my computer froze up with the error Unmountable_Boot_Volume
Stop: 0x000000ED.

A:Recovery Console?

I have problems of my own similar and I run a chkdsk too , from the recovery console.It didn't start even lol...but let me know that there are one or ..possible more loool unrecoverable "problems" lol...I did another thing, I entered in windows and I scheduled a chkdsk right away AFTER the boot of the pc and after verifying it didn't come up with anything at all

First of all I didn't understant WHY are you checking the disk...What is the MAIN problem you got ?

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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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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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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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When I am in the Recovery Console and type in attrib -h -s -r c:\boot.ini, I get the error "The parameter is not valid".

Can anyone help?

Thank You

A:Recovery Console

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Hey, people out there reading this, who never reply.

I need to remove a directory in recovery console.I'm trying to use the command "rd /s c:\wxp1", but everytime I do, I get the error "The parameter is not valid" Try /? for help.

I've tried doing "rd /s c:\wxp1" as well, but it doesn't work.. can someone help me???

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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!


A:XP Recovery Console

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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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I did a recovery on my XP media Center because Windows wasn't booting, still won't boot after doing this. I tried using cmd prompt to do CHKDSK C: /R, I get "the type of file system is FAT32. Cannot lock current drive. Chkdsk cannot run ...volume in use by another process...... I schedule it to run when system restarts, how do I know if it actually ran? Also is c:minint\system32> what should be displayed in the recoverry console? Also many commands such as DEFRAG are not recognized as a command

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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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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 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?

A:How do i use the recovery console?

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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?

A:XP Recovery Console

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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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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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I am trying to repair a system with XP home, I can get to the recovery console, but I do not know the admin password. My sister has told me all the passwords that she uses, and used to use. I have tried just hitting return, admin, administrator, Admin....you get the picture. Any way I can delete or reset the admin password so I can do the repair.

BTW I cannot do anything with the computer except start from the CD with the choices of repair or re-install, or from the A drive, (XP boot disk from boot****.com), in which case the C drive cannot be found.

If I try to boot up normally, safe mode, anything, It gets stuck in a reboot loop.

My sis is computer illiterate, but I love her dearly and would like to try to save her info if possible.


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I am running windows xp home,
my computer is running poorly, delay in opening programs and internet,
i installed recovery console, and it says to activate it from the startup menu.??
anyone please help.
thank you.

A:recovery console

It means the startup menu, where you would select what OS you want to boot from, that is if you've installed the recovery console correctly..
If you goto my computer properties, Click on advanced tab, and click on startup and recovery settings.
In here you can see the 'startup list' and the time that they will be displayed for, you can change what to boot off by default etc, but be careful, as changing the wrong things could render you an unbootable PC!!
Hope this helped!!

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I need some help with the recovery console.

I am trying to do this


and when i try to do the section,

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default

it tells me the specified file was not found.

A:Help with Recovery Console

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Resently i was using my system and it crash. How can i use recovery console to get my data back

A:How Can I Use Recovery Console

What kind of crash? If the system won't boot you can always try using a UBCD to copy files off the hard drive.

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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?

A:Recovery console no help

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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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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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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Can anyone tell me how to boot into recovery console? I am having a problem with mozilla firefox and I tried internet explorer and it doesn't do anything either all my browsers tell me it can't find the page no matter what web sight I try to go to. Can someone help me with this problem?

Thanks for your help.

A:Recovery Console

I don't believe the recovery console is the answer to the problem you're having. Your Windows start menu should have an item "network and internet", click this and look for another menu item "repair connection". See if this walk-thru gets you going again. What do you have for an internet connection, cable? dialup? DSL? Wireless?...............??

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Hi guys, I'm new to posting here but have lurked for a while now to try to find answers to questions. My desktop, with XP home, would not boot up this morning. Said something about missing required files and I needed to run repair off my desk. So I did, but the setup gave me another error saying it was missing files. So at this point I can't get into anything, only dump the drive and start over or enter Recovery Console and do whatever I can. So basically what I what to know is, can I copy the contents of "my documents" onto a removeable drive? If i can do that, then I will just wipe the drive and start over. Or if anyone knows an easier way, I am at my wits end with this thing and would love any help. Thanks

A:Using Recovery Console

heres a list off comands you can use in the recovery consol.

try again and right down the exact error

there may be a few comands in the recovery consol you could try

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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 wanted instructions on how to use this feature, windows is evil, it gives you this stuff, and doesn't tell you how to use it, anyway

my pc's been dying, i'm fairly sure my old mobo was dud, and that fried half the hardware already there, but now i've replaced it and my pc runs, for the most part, i occasionally get a system crash due to either new mobo, graphics (i think its this one) memory, or CPU (or this).

but that doesn't bother me too much, the thing that bothers me is if i go into certain folders, explorer will crash, saying it has memory errors, or can't read certain bits of memory, this will kinda flicker, sometimes it will work, others it won't. I think its because the HD may have damaged sectors (again) so i wanted instructions on how to use the recovery console to check all of this. Any help would be appreciated.

A:recovery console

Insert the Windows XP installation CD and restart your computer.
When prompted, press r to enter the Windows Recovery Console.
Select the Windows installation that you want, and when prompted, enter the administrator password. In most cases, there will be only one Windows installation to choose from and most likely no password.
You will now be at a command prompt. Type in CHKDSK /F

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My computer kept constantly rebooting before it would go into Windows XP so I could not change any configurations or anything.

I downloaded the six setup boot disks, installed them ok (after changing the boot order in the BIOS) and now I am at the recovery console portion.


I tried to run chkdsk /r at the command prompt and it couldn't do that.

What should I do now?

Any recovery console experts out there I would REALLY appreciate any help. I'm losing my mind!

A:Please Help with Recovery Console!

ak: I was following your previous post about this problem. I have a suggestion for you.
Since you got an I/O error on the floppy disk, I think the disk is corrupt. Try putting that disk in your working machine and then go to Start>Run> type A:/ and press Enter and see if it gives you the same I/O error. If it does, this confirms that the disk is indeed corrupt, and you will need to make new ones. If it does not, stop it, then you will have to go back into the bios. I'm not so sure that having a ! in front of your Legacy drives means that they are enabled. If you get that same error, go back into the bios and remove the ! from all of your drives except the Network drive. Then try again.

I'm hoping that I have helped you.

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