recovery console tool

  Hucky 11:06 28 Jan 2005

iam trying 2 boot up and all i get is windows\system32\config\system
i have been told to use the recovery console tool
but i dont know how....can u help?

  JIM 11:36 28 Jan 2005

When you are booting up your system, press the F8 key during the start of the bootup sequence, after the power on self test.

Once you press the F8 key,(keep pressing it) you will be taken to a menu. Select, "Boot Using Last Known Good Configuration".
It will attempt to load Windows XP using a past set of configuration files.

  ventanas 11:37 28 Jan 2005

You need to know what you are doing with the recovery Console click here for some information.

  Hucky 11:49 28 Jan 2005

goes back to the windows\system32\config\system

  georgemac © 11:58 28 Jan 2005

click here which was written by forum member powerless and is excellent

  JIM 12:03 28 Jan 2005

I take it your "goes back to the windows etc) is in reply to my post? Have you run a SFC /SCANNOW at all?

Remember, ventanas advice (with the recovery console)

You may be better giving us more "info on what has been happening of late" if anything.

Do you have Service pack 1,or 2 running.

  ventanas 12:09 28 Jan 2005

Good point, Hucky is there anything else in the message relating to the Recovery Console. Some indication as what has to be fixed for instance.

  Hucky 12:25 28 Jan 2005

service pack 1....SFC /SCANNOW not done...even tried boot up from cd....

  Hucky 12:31 28 Jan 2005

how do i SFC /SCANNOW please

  JIM 12:42 28 Jan 2005

Go to start,then run,type in sfc /scannow with a "space" between the sfc and / scannow.

Have your windows cd/recovery disk ready to put in drive when asked.Will take 10/15 mins or more.You will see no indication when finished, bar no activity in the cd drive.Reboot let us know what happens.

  rsturbo 12:44 28 Jan 2005

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