Repair or Recovery Console for Windows XP

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
We have been told to run a windows recovery console with a new windows xp disc.

so far we have:

1. Restarted the computer with XP disc in the drive.
2. Hit R for the repair console.
3. entered pw
4. e: to access e drive for disk
5. What is our next step?


Question by:livewirewebsolutions
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    Expert Comment

    What issue are you having?
    If the drive has errors on it you would run
    on the command line.
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    Expert Comment

    That rather depends what you are trying to do?
    What is the problem you are trying to fix ?
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    Expert Comment

    How to perform a Win XP repair install:

    Description of the Win XP Recovery Console:
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    Accepted Solution

    I think what you are trying to do is repair the OS. To do that, you need to:
    - Boot from the XP cd
    - Press Enter to install XP
    - THen it will detect the version of XP that you have installed on it
    - Select the version
    - Then if you have the option to do a repair, press R
    - Then it will start to do the repair.

    The problem is you might not have the R option. If you don't, it all depends on what your problem is.

    Good luck
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    Assisted Solution

    e: to access e drive for disk<< please explain, as this is not a system your OS  drive C:\
    and you dont need to use a NEW xpcd to repair a slaved hdd?
    Or do you realize your installing to E drive??
    Please come back before you do anything that may prevent you from booting your system

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