recovery console


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Steve

Hi

My WinXP Pro has an error (unmountable_boot_volume), and after some
researches on the net, I found many suggestions to use the recovery console
to do a chkdsk /r command.

So I popped in the CD and boot to recovery console option R. When it asks
for password of Administrator, I entered it and it kept telling me that it
is invalid (even I knew that the password was correct).

Is there any way I can get pass this ?

Thanks
Steve
 
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Ronnie Vernon MVP

Steve said:
Hi

My WinXP Pro has an error (unmountable_boot_volume), and after some
researches on the net, I found many suggestions to use the recovery
console to do a chkdsk /r command.

So I popped in the CD and boot to recovery console option R. When it
asks for password of Administrator, I entered it and it kept telling
me that it is invalid (even I knew that the password was correct).

Is there any way I can get pass this ?

Thanks
Steve

The Administrator account that it is trying to log on with is the built-in
System Administrator account which is not the same as the administrator
account that you created. This account most likely does not have a password
associated with it. When it asks for a password, just hit the ENTER key.

--
Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

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Kelly

Hi Steve,

See if this helps:

Recovery Console Fix for XP SP1 (Line 58)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Boot from the XP Home boot Floppies, which you can make from this
Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q310994

It will accept a blank password after you boot from the floppies.

Workaround:

Copy the "spcmdcon.sys" file from the temporary disk based fix to the
c:\cmdcons directory. Then boot into the Recovery Console.

The Password Is Not Valid Error Message Appears When You Log On to Recovery
Console in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q308402&

After you do this, you can start Recovery Console and successfully log on to
make repairs. After repairs are made and you can boot Windows XP, preinstall
the Recovery Console, then apply the hotfix.
 

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