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I can\'t remove the MS Recovery Console from my PC. The files Cmdcons, Cmldr and

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May 18, 2012 5:45:45 PM

I can't remove MS Recovery Console from my PC. I can't find the files that need to be removed--Cmdcons. CMLDR and boot.ini. I unhid the hidden files/folders and extensions and have done searches. My system is Windows XP.

My email: renee.dgns@gmail.com.
May 18, 2012 6:16:14 PM

rdagenais said:
I can't remove MS Recovery Console from my PC. I can't find the files that need to be removed--Cmdcons. CMLDR and boot.ini. I unhid the hidden files/folders and extensions and have done searches. My system is Windows XP.

My email: renee.dgns@gmail.com.

Get to a command prompt and enter: edit c:\boot.ini
Before making any changes, file > save as...and save a backup copy.

You can edit out the recovery console entry, just be careful !
Reboot - Recovery console will no longer be an option during startup.
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May 19, 2012 1:53:13 AM




Ummm.... Ken,

Isn't the boot.ini a read-only file? I think notepad respects that attribute.

Perhaps OP should right-click on boot.ini and un-check the read-only attrib first, then do as you said?

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May 19, 2012 7:30:17 AM

tigsounds said:
Ummm.... Ken,

Isn't the boot.ini a read-only file? I think notepad respects that attribute.

Perhaps OP should right-click on boot.ini and un-check the read-only attrib first, then do as you said?



Tigsounds: You may very well be correct about the attribute. I may have changed it from read only eons ago & forgotten. Or when recovery console was added, maybe it changed then. But I checked both an XP and XP/Pro system and the read only attribute was not set. Hopefully the OP will use your advice, if they find no joy with updating it.
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