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recovery console

by Holanda / July 3, 2006 8:16 AM PDT

I have a problem to access recovery console from a bootable XP CDrom.
The "Repair" does not appear as option. Even clicking letter "R" repeatedly does not work. But I'm sure this option was there before.

Does anyone know what has caused this issue and how to fix it?
Thanks

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Question
by phantazy / July 3, 2006 8:59 AM PDT
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Thanks
by Holanda / July 3, 2006 9:17 AM PDT
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The 3rd pic where the title says ''3. Welcome to Setup''
You see, the ''R=repair'' text is missing and so is the text'' To repair a windows installation....''''

Any idea?

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(NT) (NT) Is this a retail or OEM copy? (Could explain it.)
by John.Wilkinson / July 3, 2006 9:20 AM PDT
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Retail
by Holanda / July 3, 2006 9:28 AM PDT

It's retail.
I'm 100% sure those options were there when I used the cd just a month ago. And I'm not the only one.another guy in other forum is complaining the same thing.

It's unusual and *****! I do not understand!

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Alternative
by phantazy / July 3, 2006 10:50 AM PDT
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To get the Recovery Console as an option on Boot menu, Insert XP disc and go to 'run' (if you can), type
d:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons. Assuming your cd drive is 'd'. Or get a trial version of Advanced System Optimiser, which will do it for you.

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Thanks anyway
by Holanda / July 3, 2006 10:56 AM PDT
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I had already done it just in case.
Thanks anyway

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