Recovery Console hangs on "Please Wait"
Posted on 2004-04-19
Another annoying XP foible. When I bought a larger HDD and copied all the files including hidden and system boot to the C: partition of drive zero (Win98 OS in multiboot), I remembered that XP on drive 1 (D:) would probably want to rebuild bootcfg using the Recovery Console. However the Console no longer runs. I have reinstalled it from within XP and added it to the boot menu options. But it just hangs there on "Please wait" forever. I would like to get it back to see if i can use it to restore my C: partition back to C: (previous question).
Is there any way anyone knows of to get this reinstalled so it will work and/or any way to get into the Recovery Console besides reinstalling Win XP and choosing it after setup. That does not work by the way because when i try to do that Windows setup likewise hangs on "Starting Windows."
Both 98 and XP otherwise are running normally; which i assume i should be grateful for after about a week of copying and moving system files around to get them where both OS would run. I tried every conceivable way of reinstalling XP. Inside 98, DOS, boot from CD, command prompt, from directory on C: and D: drives etc. Nothing works. All the setups hang on the reboot and "Starting Windows" blue screen before the GUI. I am stumped. And annoyed. It took me over a week to get past that and use the old installations normally except for the dead Recovery Console and the reversed C: and E: partitions (previous question, both worth 250 points).