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how to use recovery console to repair windows XP Os

Posted on 2004-10-02
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Dear all,

I have a Windows XP PC, i want to troubleshoot the PC using recovery console.
I need detail step by step way to use recovery console on command line.


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Question by:javeed_ccna
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello javeed_ccna =)

Check here, it explains step by step with pictures !!

Recovering Windows XP using the Recovery Console
http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxprcons.htm
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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and if u are trying to use the Registry Recovery method, then here is the explaination of it !!

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=307545
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by:CDCOP
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Are you sure you need to use it or do you just want to learn? Last Known Good Configuration may work for you.
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by:javeed_ccna
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Dear Sheharyaarsaahil,

When i copy files from the original files to temp location i copies but
when i type

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system

it is displaying an error that the file is missing.

Can i copy this file from another computer and locate to this pc ??
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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tell me.... are u really using XP... im asking this coz u have posted this question in Win2000 !!
or u did an upgrade from Win2000 to WinXP !!

coz if u are using Win2000 or have upgraded from Win2000.... then ur system may not have a WINDOWS directory... coz it will be WINNT !!

so the above command shud read this >> copy c:\winnt\repair\system c:\winnt\system32\config\system
:-?
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by:javeed_ccna
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It is XP, and it has windows directory ..
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 500 total points
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hmmmmmm then what can be done.... the registry backup files from C:\Windows\Repair folder is missing.....
u cannot copy them from another system coz these are the backup files of ur system's registry !!

what was the reason behind doing this recovery ??
can we think here of a Repair Install :-?
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