The Recovery Console allows an Administrator limited access to:
- The root folder.
- %SystemRoot% and subfolders of the installation you are logged in to.
- The Cmdcons folder.
- Removable media drives.
You use the Recovery Console if your installation is not otherwise bootable.
NOTE: You can copy files to removeable media.
To start the Recovery Console, you can:
1. Boot the Windows 2000 CD-ROM and press F10 at the Welcome screen, or Press Repair and Console.
2. Boot the Windows 2000 setup floppies and press F10 at the Welcome screen, or Press Repair and Console.
3. Select the Recovery Console from the boot menu, if you installed it at a cmd prompt, by switching to the CD-ROM drive and typing \i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons.
NOTE: See Q229077 Mirroring prevents pre-installing the Recovery Console.
When you select the operating system instance you wish to start, you are validated, if the SAM is intact.
The following commands are supported:
ATTRIB DELETE FIXBOOT MD TYPE CD DIR FIXMBR MKDIR SYSTEMROOT CHDIR DISABLE FORMAT MORE CHKDSK DISKPART HELP RD CLS ENABLE LISTSVC REN COPY EXIT LOGON RENAME DEL EXPAND MAP RMDIRWith them, you can manage operating system files, enable/disable devices and services, repair the boot sector and MBR, and manage partitions.