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JSI Tip 3624. What is the cmldr file in the root of my Windows 2000 System drive?

When you install the Recovery Console, the cmldr file is installed in the root of your System partition. When you select the Recovery Console on the boot menu, NTLDR loads cmldr to boot the Recovery Console.

To uninstall the Recovery Console:

1. Open a CMD prompt and type:

    attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini
    attrib -r -s -h c:\cmldr

2. Type:

    notepad c:\boot.ini

3. Remove the C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Recovery Console" /cmdcons or similar entry from c:\boot.ini and save the file. Exit Notepad.

4. Type:

    attrib +r +s +h c:\boot.ini

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