Install The Windows Recovery Console

More than once I had to do some repairs on my Windows box and the only tool that I used was the Recovery Console. I suggest you Google Recovery Console to learn all the commands, I will only show you how to install the recovery console so that the next time the system starts the recovery console will appear as an option in the boot menu.

Install the recovery console

  • Log into Windows as the local administrator
  • Insert the setup CD
  • Click Start > Run
  • Type the following in D: D:i386winnt32.exe /cmdcons
  • Follow the instructions on the screen

I hope this helps so that the next time you don’t have to look around for the CD to do the necessary repairs.