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Command prompt in windos XP

by satdrbe / August 4, 2009 10:46 PM PDT

Can somebody be of help to me ? How to enter via command prompt in windows XP. I have seen one of my friend repairing the bad sector in the hard drive by debuging of vista loaded laptop after loading through the vista CD whereas it gives the option of loading through the command prompt.Does something like the same application present to repair the bad sector by loading through the windows XP bootable CD in case of XP loaded desktop/laptop? I have not seen any option like this when loading XP or during the repair. My querry is out of the interest only. anybody answering will be appreciated.

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That's called "The XP Recovery Console."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 12:44 AM PDT

I've used it to drag machines back from the edge but let's be clear here that we never fix a bad sector but if we're lucky and can get to the Recovery Console either by booting the XP CD or by any other means (I'll decline to duplicate web pages on that) then we can issue the CHKDSK command there.

Light reading.

1. Recovery Console. How to get there with your XP CD:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=how+to+xp+recovery+console

2. The CHDKSK use at the console:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=how+to+xp+recovery+console+%2BCHKDSK

In parting, I think many get to this situation because they never backup. Here's some FREE titles -> http://lifehacker.com/5303067/five-best-free-system-restore-tools

And here's where a member used "other than Windows" to re-gain access to files -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7588_102-0.html?messageID=3080838&tag=forums06;posts#3080838

Bob

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