JSI Tip 6552. Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 314058 contains the following INTRODUCTION:

This article describes the functionality and limitations of the Windows Recovery Console. If your Microsoft Windows XP-based computer does not start correctly or if it does not start at all, you can use the Windows Recovery Console to help you recover your system software. This article discusses the following topics:

How to start the Windows Recovery Console.
How to use the Command Console.
Restrictions and limitations of the Windows Recovery Console.
The commands that are available in the Windows Recovery Console.

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