Recovery console

April 5, 2009 at 02:12:33
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to run the recovery console to correct a problem with a missing boot file, but the recovery console is not requesting my admin password and without it the commands to replace the file won't run.

I know my password, that's not an issue, it's just not asking for it, is there a way to force it to ask?

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April 5, 2009 at 03:12:59
Lilfoot, can't answer your question, but have an idea. Tried 'restore'? Maybe simply going back to a happier time will do the trick?
Ed in Texas.

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April 5, 2009 at 05:50:08
Maybe help in these ----
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console
HOW TO: Install and Use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
How to remove Windows Recovery Console

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April 5, 2009 at 13:29:44
What happens when you boot to the Recovery Console? Does it ask which Windows install it should access? You haven't provided enough information.


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April 9, 2009 at 05:09:11
Thanks for your responses.

Unfortunately the problems got worse & Windows setup isn't loading properly from the boot disk. It's just hanging up.

The initial issue was that Windows was not loading & I was getting a NTLDR error message, I then managed to get a message that hal.dll was missing or corrupt and was trying to use recovery console to copy the file over to fix it.

I hadn't tried restore since it's a fairly fresh install I figure a restore was about the equivalent of a reformat.

I could not log into WIndows and was running the repair console from the recovery disk, it was not asking which install to access but there was only the one Windows XP (SP3) install to pick from so I don't know if it was meant to ask.

I tried the 'logon' option in repair console but it did nothing, just went to a new prompt line.

Considering I can't get it to even run recovery console a reformat may well be in order, unless anyone has any other suggestions.

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