Recovery Console


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DaffyD®

I'm running Windows XP SP3. It is worth it to delete SP3 in order to
install the Recovery Console and then to reinstall SP3? I also use Acronis
True Image and I'm trying to decide which would be the best way to go if I
can't get Windows to boot up. Thanks.
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John John - MVP

You don't really need to install the Recovery Console, if you ever need
to use it you can just start it by booting with the Windows XP CD. If
you really want to install it I would recommend that you create an XP CD
with SP3 slipstreamed (incorporated) into it or try to install the
Recovery Console from the SP3 folder instead of the Windows XP CD.

Basically what is happening is that the SP2 Winnt32.exe version cannot
be run on the newer SP3 installation. See here for details, the article
is for SP2 but the same kind of thing happens with SP3:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898594/
You receive an error message if you try to install the Recovery Console
on a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer

John
 
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DaffyD®

I think it would be easiest just to boot it with the Windows XP CD. Thanks
as always for your advice.

John John - MVP said:
You don't really need to install the Recovery Console, if you ever need to
use it you can just start it by booting with the Windows XP CD. If you
really want to install it I would recommend that you create an XP CD with
SP3 slipstreamed (incorporated) into it or try to install the Recovery
Console from the SP3 folder instead of the Windows XP CD.

Basically what is happening is that the SP2 Winnt32.exe version cannot be
run on the newer SP3 installation. See here for details, the article is
for SP2 but the same kind of thing happens with SP3:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/898594/
You receive an error message if you try to install the Recovery Console on
a Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer

John



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DaffyD®

I got the error message while trying to install it. As John John suggested,
I'm just going to run it from the CD if I need to. It's way too much trouble
following around with deleting SP3 and creating the SP2 installation folders
and such.


David B. said:
You don't have to reinstall your OS to install the recovery console.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

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DaffyD® said:
I'm running Windows XP SP3. It is worth it to delete SP3 in order to
install the Recovery Console and then to reinstall SP3? I also use
Acronis True Image and I'm trying to decide which would be the best way
to go if I can't get Windows to boot up. Thanks.
--
DaffyD® ( : []=

If I knew where I was I'd be there now.


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signature database 4595 (20091111) __________

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signature database 4596 (20091111) __________

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DaffyD®;3354024 said:
I'm running Windows XP SP3. It is worth it to delete SP3 in order to
install the Recovery Console and then to reinstall SP3? I also us
Acronis
True Image and I'm trying to decide which would be the best way to g
if I
can't get Windows to boot up. Thanks.
--
DaffyD® ( : []=

If I knew where I was I'd be there now.



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signature database 4595 (20091111) __________

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Hey dude,

I would like to thanks for sharing such a nice information, can anyon
say How i can do this stuff in my new Windows 7 which is installed i
New Laptop.
 
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Problems installing Recovery Console in XP Pro sp3

......or try to install the Recovery Console from the SP3 folder instead of the Windows XP CD.

John

DaffyD® wrote:
> I'm running Windows XP SP3. It is worth it to delete SP3 in order to
> install the Recovery Console and then to reinstall SP3? I also use Acronis
> True Image and I'm trying to decide which would be the best way to go if I
> can't get Windows to boot up. Thanks.
Thanks to John, this took 2 minutes!
[start>run, C:\XPpro_sp3\I386\WINNT32.EXE /cmdcons, ok]
I had tried using drive letter:\I386\winnt32.exe from my hard drive & my XP Pro sp3 install disk, but got the "Setup cannot continue because the version of Windows on your computer is newer than the version on the CD" error both times!

We'll see if it works when I reboot after posting this!
 
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