To install the Recovery Console as a startup option


With Windows running, insert the Setup CD into your CD-ROM drive.


CLick Start and select Run.


Type the following where D: is the CD-ROM drive letter:

D:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons


Follow the instructions on the screen.


To run the Recovery Console, restart your computer and select the Recovery Console option from the list of available operating systems.

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

To see the commands available on the Recovery Console, type help at the at the console prompt.

If your computer will not start, you can run the Recovery Console from the Setup CD. See Related Topics for information on running the Recovery Console when your computer will not start.

Related Topics

Start the computer and use the Recovery Console

Delete the Recovery Console

Recovery Console overview

Recovery Console commands

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