Lets see if we can get in the recovery console using a CD.
You can use your XP CD for this, if you don't have it at hand, find below instructions on how to create a bootable Recovery Console CD.
Please download the Recovery Console Bootable CD iso
Unzip the file and user your favourite burning application to burn the iso to a CD
. Note, this is not the same as just burning the iso file on a CD.
- Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
- If your PC is not booting from the CD, you need to change the boot order:
- Restart your PC
- As soon as you get an image, press the Setup key. This is usually F2, or Del. On some machines the key can also be a different one. It should, however, be stated on the screen which key is the setup key.
- Once you enter the computer's BIOS, use the arrow keys and tab key to move between elements. Press enter to select an item to change.
- Navigate to the tab, where you can set the boot order. It should be called Boot or Boot order
- The tab should now show your current boot order.
If the CD-drive is not at the top, please navigate to the CD-Rom drive with the keys arrows. Then move it to the top of the list. The keys for switching boot position are usually + to move up and - to move down. However they can be different, but they should be stated in the help, so that you can find them easily.
- Once the CD-drive is on top of the boot order, navigate to Exit and select Exit saving changes.
- Your PC should now boot from your CD.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
- When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
- When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
- A command prompt will open
Type the following line and press enter.dir c:\qoobox\quarantine
This will show the contents of qoobox quarantine folder. Please list its contents in your next reply
and press enter to exit and restart your PC.
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