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#1 ranger72

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:46 PM

should I install the recovery console right off after doing a clean install?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:13 PM

It can be a good tool, and it won't hurt anything to do it.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:20 PM

Ten-Four!

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:04 PM

hhhmmmmm!


Can't seem to open the file off the installation disk. folowing instructions from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:23 PM

Is this an XP disk or a recovery disk? Try searching the disk (and your hard drive) for the i386 directory and see if there's a winnt32.exe file in there. That'll be the one that you need to start it.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:59 PM

Hi There Sergeant Major!

I apologize for the delay in responding; I have not been on this confuser for a bit.

Here is the scoop...After a load of Googling and reading I found out that I needed to use the Win xp home edition disk which I had slipstreamed along with selected hotfixes and updates. Initially I was trying to open the i386 files to install the recovery console from my original win xp home installation disk for the machine in question; It would not open the file for me to download and install I learned that I had to use the slipstreamed disk to access the proper folders/files and another mistake I made was that I forgot to substitute the name of the disk I created initially on the slipstreamed disk.

Ya Know! "When "X" is your optical drive then do this! I had named the slipstreamed disk "WIN-XPH" so when I finally figured that 'X" needed the substitution of "WIN-XPH" in order for the cd-rom drive to "see the disk and access the files. So I could download/install the recovery console.

As soon as I figured that out I was good to go!

I hope my explanation is clear; if not ask for further clarification.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:42 AM

I'm glad you got it sorted out! I've been a bit under the weather and haven't been online as often as I'd like.
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:35 AM

Thanks again and I hope you feel better soon! :thumbsup:

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