Recovery Console without recovery DVD?


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I have a Toshiba Portege M200 tablet PC. My M200 came with a recovery
*DVD*. I have no DVD drive for either the M200 or my desktop PC. Does
that mean there is no way I can install or use the Recovery Console
(short of buying a DVD drive)?

I am able to create a bootable Secure Digital card, and was hoping to
add the recovery console to it.

Thanks,
Teffy
 
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| I have a Toshiba Portege M200 tablet PC. My M200 came with a recovery
| *DVD*. I have no DVD drive for either the M200 or my desktop PC. Does
| that mean there is no way I can install or use the Recovery Console
| (short of buying a DVD drive)?
|
| I am able to create a bootable Secure Digital card, and was hoping to
| add the recovery console to it.
|
| Thanks,
| Teffy
 
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XPUSER

I have a Toshiba Portege M200 tablet PC. My M200 came with a recovery
*DVD*. I have no DVD drive for either the M200 or my desktop PC. Does
that mean there is no way I can install or use the Recovery Console
(short of buying a DVD drive)?

I am able to create a bootable Secure Digital card, and was hoping to
add the recovery console to it.

Thanks,
Teffy
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How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307654

In that article the process for adding the option to boot into the Recovery Console is as
follows:

1. Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. In the Open box, type d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons where d is the drive letter for the
CD-ROM drive.
4. A Windows Setup Dialog Box appears. The Windows Setup Dialog Box describes the Recovery
Console option. To confirm the installation, click Yes.
5. Restart the computer. The next time that you start your computer, "Microsoft Windows
Recovery Console" appears on the startup menu.

The effect of that command is to add the following line to the boot.ini file:
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

Perhaps you can accomplish that procedure if Toshiba put a copy of the i386 folder on your
hard drive -
You could search for it - it may be located at C:\WINDOWS\i386
If so, then you could try adding Recovery Console boot option by
1. Make sure you are connected to the Internet
2. Click Start, and then click Run
3. In the Open box, type c:\windows\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons
4. A Windows Setup Dialog Box appears. The Windows Setup Dialog Box describes the Recovery
Console option. To confirm the installation, click Yes.
5. Restart the computer. The next time that you start your computer, "Microsoft Windows
Recovery Console" appears on the startup menu.
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Guest

I also learned that you cannot use the CD or DVD after installing SP2. The
CD is now obsolete and Windows refuses to use it. Now what do we do?
 

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