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Recovery Console Question

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#1 true911


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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:55 AM

I did search for info on this topic, but only found the tutorial, which explains installing the recovery console in NTLDR using the XP disk.

I'm wondering, specifically, how combofix manages to download (or update) and install the recovery console on the fly. I've haven't found anything online regarding a downloadable option, except for ISO images.

So, I'm really curious how combofix manages this, exactly what it _is_ managing (is it downloading the whole thing, or simply installing it from a limited set of files, and checking the web for updates?), and how I might replicate this functionality outside of combofix. I'd really like to roll out the recovery console to my domain workstations just as I would any other standard software installation.

Thanks for your help!

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:57 AM

Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

Stand-alone Recovery Console:

Thanks to wannabe1 from Geeks to Go for this one.

This is a download of an .iso file of just the Recovery Console for XP.
Burn to CD with Nero or other 'disc image' capable tool and boot.
It looks just like the start of a normal XP CD, but will only offer the Recovery Console by pressing "R."

All normal Recovery Console procedures can be run from this utility.
Direct download: http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso

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