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How To Install And Use The Windows Xp Recovery Console


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#1 dg1279

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 06:46 PM

In the Tutorial How to install and use the Windows Recovery Console you give a clear description of what to do and how to go about using a CD but my computer came with a pre-installed operating system which is Windows XP PROFESSIONAL SP2.I am a relative newcomer to the world of computetrs but i am willing to learn which is one of the reasons why i registered with Bleeping Computer. I would appreciate any and all available help, guidance, procedures or instructions.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:37 PM

Why do you need to use the WRC (Windows Recovery Console) ? Is something wrong with the current Windows?
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 07:06 PM

If your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer does not start correctly or if it does not start at all, you can use the Windows Recovery Console to help you recover your system software.

In the Windows Recovery Console, you can:

Use, copy, rename, or replace operating system files and folders.
Enable or disable service or device startup the next time that start your computer.
Repair the file system boot sector or the Master Boot Record (MBR).
Create and format partitions on drives.
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Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:08 PM

In the Tutorial How to install and use the Windows Recovery Console you give a clear description of what to do and how to go about using a CD but my computer came with a pre-installed operating system which is Windows XP PROFESSIONAL SP2.I am a relative newcomer to the world of computetrs but i am willing to learn which is one of the reasons why i registered with Bleeping Computer. I would appreciate any and all available help, guidance, procedures or instructions.



To install the Recovery Console, follow these steps:
1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons where d is the drive letter for the CD-ROM drive.
4. A Windows Setup Dialog Box appears. The Windows Setup Dialog Box describes the Recovery Console option. To confirm the installation, click Yes.
5. Restart the computer. The next time that you start your computer, "Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" appears on the startup menu.

Edited by pitrevie, 22 February 2007 - 09:09 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2007 - 01:00 AM

You can also do it more automatically by doing a search (Recovery Console) in the Help and Support(start button) and clicking the link there, about halfway down the page.. You will still need the original CD!

Edited by uhaligani, 23 February 2007 - 01:10 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:44 PM

I'm not sure if this is the solution to my computer woes, please forgive my complete computer ignorance but this is what my problem is:
A couple days ago I turned on my very old Dell computer with its Windows XP Office 2003 programs which had been installed into it long ago when I noticed that all of my Windows XP Word programs had been mysteriously removed , lost , hidden, gone. My control panel still shows all of the Windows XP updates, some very recent.
I still have my internet and outlook express, and lots of other stuff, but I need my Word programs for school. Do I need to reinstall them ? I have the disks, but isn't there some other way to get my programs back from whence they came ?
I have just downloaded Malware.bytes and have been using the free virus protection that my cable company provides.

Edited by Booboola, 28 July 2011 - 04:46 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:28 PM

Hello Booboola,this is possibly an infection. This infection family will also hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:

Unhide.exe


Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.


Now MBAM (MalwareBytes):

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
Download Link 1
Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

Edited by boopme, 28 July 2011 - 09:28 PM.

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