Windows XP a Goner? First Aid for your Windows PC

On Call: The Recovery Console, Continued

Edit BOOT.INI from the menu: BOOTCFG helps

"Graphic" interface for working with partitions: DISKPART

Deactivated the wrong service? With ENABLE it can be switched on again without the need to reinstall Windows

LISTSVC displays service names

A shame: COPY cannot be used for extensive backups; no wildcards are allowed

  • agisvel
  • vladtepes
    Many times booting from xp cd , choosing the repair R option and using chkdsk /r solves the problem
  • number13
    there is program called winconsole.exe, make a bootable disk from your XP install disk that does all the necessary thing that you need a boot disk to do, great for saving data when you can't get the repair disk to do what you need
  • System (XP SP3 Home Edition) repeatedly failed while trying to boot (blue screen momentarily displayed then it would loop and try to reboot again; I captured blue screen with a camera but it didn't help). Tried to boot from MS XP Home Edition SP2 install disk (note earlier SP version) and was able to go into repair section. Most options didn't work ... but ran CHKDSK and found one or more errors which evidently repaired them. I ran CHKDSK a second time and there were no detected errors. Rebooted the PC and it worked! Thanks!