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Windows Recovery Console

Recovery Console

Supported by Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the windows recovery console is a DOS-like command environment which allows you to diagnose, repair system errors and retrieve lost data.

Usage of Console

To do this, follow these steps:

For Windows 2000 or XP Users,

  • Bootup with the Windows 2000 or XP CD. You may need to select the correct boot device.
  • When a message prompts you to hit any key to boot from CD, hit any key
  • At the Windows Setup menu, press R to enter the recovery console

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  • Select the Windows Installation to log on to
  • When prompted, enter your administrator password and hit Enter

    If you do not have an administrator password, leave it blank.
  • Hit Enter to enter into the command prompt