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Why doesn't EXPAND command work in Recovery Console for vgaoem.fo_?

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I have a computer that will not boot normally or in safe mode.  The error message: "vgaoem.fon is missing or corrupt.  

Microsoft provided a nice article: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315338 , but it doesn't work exactly as they suggest.  When I try to use the EXPAND command to take the file from the CD, I get a rude message: "Access is denied".  The same thing happens when using the copy command.

Also, when entering the console, I did not get prompted for an admin password.   Perhaps I do not have admin priveleges?  

Could this have anything to do with attributes?  I can browse the i386 folder and see that the vgaoem.fo_ file has an r attribute.   I should still be able to copy or expand this file from CD, right?

I have tried this with both the Dell installation CD and with a regular Windows XP CD.  

Thanks in advance!

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Question by:kauai_tim
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by:kauai_tim
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Also,  I was not able to modify the environmental options with the SET command  (like the AllowAllPaths).   The snapins were not installed.  
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by:sramesh2k
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Try the command

Set AllowAllPaths = TRUE

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=310497
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I think I need to add the snapin for the MMC to be able to Set AllowAllPaths = TRUE.  Is there a way to accomplish this when I cannot boot?

I am also curious--what is it that I am being denied access to, is it the hard drive or the CD--or both?
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Set AllowAllPaths to be typed in the Recovery Console itself. BTW, Recovery Console limits the area where it operates. Though it should allow writing to any folder under %Systemroot%, just give this command a try.
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by:kauai_tim
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The message that I get is:
The SET command is currently disabled.  The SET command is an optional Recovery Console command that can only be enabled by using the the (sic) Security Configuration and Analysis snap-in.  

Am I totally screwed now?  Is there any way to get around this?

Thanks
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sramesh2k earned 125 total points
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It it's a FAT32 partition, you can just put the Windows 98 boot disk and copy the file to that location. Short of this, the following options are available:

1. Slave the drive to another working system and copy the required file
2. A parallel installation of Windows XP to another drive and copy the file to the correct location
3. Perform a repair install of Windows XP.
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Thanks for sticking with me, sramesh.  The windows installation is on NTFS.  I will try option 1.  Let you know soon.

Tim
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All the Best, Tim.
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It turns out the drive was dead.  I put it in a harddrive enclosure and connected to my other computer.  I could not access the disk and it started clicking.  Fortunately I had another drive on hand.  I reinstalled windows and all is well.

Tim
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Oh well! Thanks for the feedback,Tim
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