recovery console

  wappa 16:13 13 Apr 2009
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Hi there, i need to use the recovery console for my pc, but have misplaced my xp home disc. Can i use another windows disc to utilise the recovery console?i can borrow my friends xp professional disc, does it make a difference or does it have to be the disc i used to put windows on my pc
Many thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:20 13 Apr 2009

Can i use another windows disc to utilise the recovery console?i can borrow my friends xp professional disc

Yes if your system is also XP prof.

You can install Recover console to your hard drive for future use.
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. In the case of 'Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, type d:\amd64\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.

  wappa 16:24 13 Apr 2009

thats excellent fruitbat, thanks for the info

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