recovery console


M

mjt_cgc

In the past I've periodically run chkdisk /F from the command prompt and then
rebooted the computer to allow chkdsk to run it's routine. For some reason
this no longer works. Now when the computer reboots and chkdsk starts I get
a message that chkdsk was cancelled.

After reading posts on forum about this issue, it appears that the best
solution is to boot from the XP install cd and run the recovery console. No
problem.....I can boot from the cd and get to the recovery console. But, a
new issue as arisen: I'm asked for the administrator's password. Since I am
the only one using this computer, and, I am the administrator with a
password, I enter my password. But, I get an error message that the password
is wrong. Next I tried entering "no" password. That did not work either.
Finally, I canceled the the setup routine, booted back into windows normally,
used the control panel to delete my administrator password. But, when I
again boot from the cd the same problem arises. Windows wants a password.
Again, I am the administrator, I can create and delete passwords. But, I
cannot use the repair console with or without the password used by XP. What
next?
thanks, Michael
 
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G

Gerry

Michael

What are your anti-virus and anti-spyware arrangements?

Have you updated and run full scans?


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Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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M

mjt_cgc

Gerry,

I run AVG's full suite of programs. It gets updated daily and I run scans
at least once a week.

Michel
 
W

What Now

[...] I can boot from the cd and get to the recovery console. But, a
new issue as arisen: I'm asked for the administrator's password. Since I am
the only one using this computer, and, I am the administrator with a
password, I enter my password. But, I get an error message that the password
is wrong. Next I tried entering "no" password. That did not work either.

I had this same problem and it's not uncommon that RC doesn't
recognize the password or respond properly. I disabled the ability for
RC to ask for a password by finding this tip:

1. Click on the Start button.
2. Click on the Run option
3. Type regedit.exe in the open field and press the OK button.
4. Navigate to the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
5. Change the value of SecurityLevel value to 1
6. Close regedit
7. Reboot your computer.

Now the Recovery Console will no longer ask for a password.

HTH :)
 
M

mjt_cgc

Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try.

Regards, Michael

What Now said:
[...] I can boot from the cd and get to the recovery console. But, a
new issue as arisen: I'm asked for the administrator's password. Since I am
the only one using this computer, and, I am the administrator with a
password, I enter my password. But, I get an error message that the password
is wrong. Next I tried entering "no" password. That did not work either.

I had this same problem and it's not uncommon that RC doesn't
recognize the password or respond properly. I disabled the ability for
RC to ask for a password by finding this tip:

1. Click on the Start button.
2. Click on the Run option
3. Type regedit.exe in the open field and press the OK button.
4. Navigate to the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
5. Change the value of SecurityLevel value to 1
6. Close regedit
7. Reboot your computer.

Now the Recovery Console will no longer ask for a password.

HTH :)
 
G

Gerry

Michel

I would download and run Spybot S & D (freeware version) and see if it
finds anything like a Trojan. If Spybot S & D finds anything significant
( other than cookies) you need to be wary. If it removes something and
it returns or another nasty pops up it can be an indication that there
is another hidden nasty not being detected by AVG or Spybot.

Spybot S & D. There is a freeware version buried in this link:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
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M

mjt_cgc

I made the change to the registry per the suggestion. It did allow me to to
boot into the recovery console from the install cd. I ran chkdsk /R......it
corrected the problems with the disk. Chkdsk /R is slow....it took about 3+
hours to completion.

Thanks again for all the suggestions. It solved my problem.

Regards, Michael

mjt_cgc said:
Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try.

Regards, Michael

What Now said:
[...] I can boot from the cd and get to the recovery console. But, a
new issue as arisen: I'm asked for the administrator's password. Since I am
the only one using this computer, and, I am the administrator with a
password, I enter my password. But, I get an error message that the password
is wrong. Next I tried entering "no" password. That did not work either.

I had this same problem and it's not uncommon that RC doesn't
recognize the password or respond properly. I disabled the ability for
RC to ask for a password by finding this tip:

1. Click on the Start button.
2. Click on the Run option
3. Type regedit.exe in the open field and press the OK button.
4. Navigate to the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
5. Change the value of SecurityLevel value to 1
6. Close regedit
7. Reboot your computer.

Now the Recovery Console will no longer ask for a password.

HTH :)
 
W

What Now

I made the change to the registry per the suggestion. It did allow me to to
boot into the recovery console from the install cd. I ran chkdsk /R......it
corrected the problems with the disk. Chkdsk /R is slow....it took about 3+
hours to completion.

Thanks again for all the suggestions. It solved my problem.

Regards, Michael

Glad it worked, and yes, chkdsk is glacial! Kind of amazing it hasn't
been bested by something faster in the last 20+ years.
 
B

Bob I

What said:
Glad it worked, and yes, chkdsk is glacial! Kind of amazing it hasn't
been bested by something faster in the last 20+ years.

Seems the hard drives have become somewhat larger in the last 20+ years. ;-)
 
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What Now

Seems the hard drives have become somewhat larger in the last 20+ years. ;-)

You *do* have a point there. :p When I was using DOS in the late 80s
behind Win FWG 3.11's back, a 'large' drive was 20MB and the industry
was just changing over from the terribly slow 300 baud modem to the
VERY FAST 1200 baud! And I'm sure you could predate me. ;)

Okay... you're right. Chkdsk ain't so bad. ;-)
 

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