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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 10:38:58 AM

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I'd like to have the Recovery Console on my system, but didn't think to do
it until after I'd installed SP2. Now it won't let me. Is it possible to
work around this?

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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 10:38:59 AM

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Yes, with these floppies:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994

Also:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654&

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"TrickTrash" <guardclone-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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> I'd like to have the Recovery Console on my system, but didn't think to do
> it until after I'd installed SP2. Now it won't let me. Is it possible to
> work around this?
>
> --
> TrickTrash
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 11:03:04 AM

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Create the integrated install and install the RC from there.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"TrickTrash" wrote:
| I'd like to have the Recovery Console on my system, but didn't think to do
| it until after I'd installed SP2. Now it won't let me. Is it possible to
| work around this?
|
| --
| TrickTrash
|
|
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Anonymous
March 10, 2005 6:56:35 PM

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Thanks for the pointers fellas.

"Dave Patrick" <mail@Nospam.DSPatrick.com> wrote in message
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> Create the integrated install and install the RC from there.
> http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "TrickTrash" wrote:
> | I'd like to have the Recovery Console on my system, but didn't think to
> do
> | it until after I'd installed SP2. Now it won't let me. Is it possible
> to
> | work around this?
> |
> | --
> | TrickTrash
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 6:56:36 PM

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You're welcome.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"TrickTrash" wrote:
| Thanks for the pointers fellas.
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 1:13:03 AM

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Jupiter Jones,

I was searching this newsgroup for answers, and I'm almost there. After
downloading and creating the 'bootable' floppies, how do I proceed? If I had
the recovery console in place, I think that I could have saved my wife's
computer (setup) by running the "rstrui.exe" utility. However, I'm trying to
be more proactive by configuring the recovery console for the boot menu.
Could you please detail how I would go about creating these floppies and how
I would use them to create the Recovery Console option for the boot menu?
Thanks in advance.

Al

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> Yes, with these floppies:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994
>
> Also:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654&
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>
>
> "TrickTrash" <guardclone-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:uWTq3QUJFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> > I'd like to have the Recovery Console on my system, but didn't think to do
> > it until after I'd installed SP2. Now it won't let me. Is it possible to
> > work around this?
> >
> > --
> > TrickTrash
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 23, 2005 3:22:36 AM

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Download the appropriate file directly to your computer, not to the floppies
yet.
Number floppies 1 - 6 and insert floppy #1.
Double click the download and follow the prompts to make the floppy set.
Insert other floppies as requested.
When done there will be a menu.
From there you can choose to enter Recovery Console.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org


"mraetrudeaujr" <mraetrudeaujr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Jupiter Jones,
>
> I was searching this newsgroup for answers, and I'm almost there. After
> downloading and creating the 'bootable' floppies, how do I proceed? If I
> had
> the recovery console in place, I think that I could have saved my wife's
> computer (setup) by running the "rstrui.exe" utility. However, I'm trying
> to
> be more proactive by configuring the recovery console for the boot menu.
> Could you please detail how I would go about creating these floppies and
> how
> I would use them to create the Recovery Console option for the boot menu?
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Al
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Yes, with these floppies:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994
>>
>> Also:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307654&
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>>
>>
>> "TrickTrash" <guardclone-news@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
>> news:uWTq3QUJFHA.3064@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> > I'd like to have the Recovery Console on my system, but didn't think to
>> > do
>> > it until after I'd installed SP2. Now it won't let me. Is it possible
>> > to
>> > work around this?
>> >
>> > --
>> > TrickTrash
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
March 25, 2005 5:21:21 PM

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On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 22:13:03 -0800, "mraetrudeaujr"

>If I had the recovery console in place, I think that I could have saved my
>wife's computer (setup) by running the "rstrui.exe" utility.

Recovery Console is a useful maintenance tool, but it is not an OS.
So it cannot run arbitrary programs - all it has is its inbuilt tools.

Here are some more crucials about Recovery Console:

1) Some things it can't fix from HD

Install RC to HD by all means, but you will still need it in
CD-bootable form as well. Some of the crises that RC is effective at
fixing will prevent you from running RC from the HD; bad Master Boot
Record code (FixMBR) and bad partition boot record code (FixBoot).

2) Beware Service Packs

Upgrading to a higher Service Pack level is likely to invalidate RC,
such that it will not run at all. Expect this when applying SP2 to
older versions of XP. SP2 will also invalidate the ability of your
pre-SP2 installation CD to do a repair install, and it provides no
facilities to fix these issues. After installing SP2, pre-SP2 RC
won't install to HD, and won't operate on the installation if a
pre-existing RC is booted off HD or CD.

3) Beware OEM installation CDs

OEM installation CDs may lack the ability to run RC, install RC, or do
a repair install. In addition, some OEM build practices may inflict a
user-unknown password such that RC can't access the HD's installation,
because that password is not known to the user. This can be fixed in
various ways, such as a registry setting that allows you to log RC
into the HD installation without a password.

4) Enable the Set commands

If you try to use RC to recover data, you're in for a nasty shock - it
won't copy files off C:, and it won't access anything other than C:.
So if you followed best-practice by keeping crucial data off C: (say,
on a logical volume on the same HD called D:)  RC can't save it. There
are some Set commands that can...
- enable copying files off C:
- enable accessing files on drive letters other than C:
- enable wildcards (useless, as RC's Copy doesn't support them)
....but these first have to be enabled via a registry setting, before
the need to work from RC arises. Apply that setting!

5) The HD installation must live

As the previous points suggest, RC can't operate if it can't find
(recognise) a valid XP installation on the HD, and access that
installation's registry to query settings, passwords etc.

With the above in mind, it's clear that RC is not the fully-effective
mOS (maintenance OS) XP needs, and needs paerticularly badly when NTFS
and/or hardware compatibility excludes the use of DOS mode tools.

See http://cquirke.mvps.org/whatmos.htm on that, and I'd make myself a
Bart PE CDR for those rainy days, myself.

>However, I'm trying to be more proactive by configuring the recovery
>console for the boot menu.

See (1), (2) and (4) in particular



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