1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

XP Recovery Console

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by councilman, Oct 1, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. councilman

    councilman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2000
    Messages:
    193
    Got an error message saying that I have a missing file and to run recovery console with the XP cd in the cd rom to fix the problem. Can anyone tell me how to run recovery console?
     
  2. mobo

    mobo

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    16,274
  3. councilman

    councilman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2000
    Messages:
    193
    The message I am getting is this.

    Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
    You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
    Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.

    I set up bios to boot to cd rom

    The screen that comes up where I press r is is for recovery console. So I do that and come to

    1: C:\WINDOWS

    So I press 1 and come to

    C:\WINDOWS>

    Now what do I do?

    I already ran chkdsk /p
     
  4. mobo

    mobo

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    16,274
    You are in the recovery console, and that is not quite where you should be. Read the link a bit more that i gave and write the steps out or print the page. Where you entered r you should have pressed f3...type exit and retry this over again.
     
  5. councilman

    councilman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2000
    Messages:
    193
    Ok did what was written and there is no r for repair. Can anyone tell me how I can just replace the file mentioned in the earlier post?
     
  6. mobo

    mobo

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    16,274
    Try start / run and type sfc /scannow (note the space before the /) as well as have the xp cd in the drive.
     
  7. mobo

    mobo

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    16,274
  8. councilman

    councilman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2000
    Messages:
    193
    No. Did not get that screen.
    Dont get to xp to get to start button. Is there any way to get the file off of the cd?
     
  9. mobo

    mobo

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    16,274
    Lets walk through the repair then. Are you near the system ?
     
  10. councilman

    councilman Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2000
    Messages:
    193
    Can anyone tell me how to get the needed file off of the cd?
     
  11. mobo

    mobo

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    16,274
    lets go, you will need to start the pc with the cd and go to the recovery console, by selecting r for repair console.
     
  12. mobo

    mobo

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2003
    Messages:
    16,274
    Once in the repair console choose you system to fix then enter. type in the admin password then enter.

    type FIXBOOT and answer yes after

    type in the following commands and after each click enter and be sure to leave all spaces exactly as they are..

    CD \
    ATTRIB -H NTLDR
    ATTRIB -S NTLDR
    ATTRIB -R NTLDR
    ATTRIB -H NTDETECT.COM
    ATTRIB -S NTDETECT.COM
    ATTRIB -R NTDETECT.COM
    COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\ (X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM)
    COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ (X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM)

    Afterwards reoot
     
  13. CronoStrife707

    CronoStrife707

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    12
    I am currently experiencing this same exact problem and I've come across this article that could be the solution to both of our problems. I will try it out as soon as I get home and report back with the results. Here's hoping!:)
     
  14. CronoStrife707

    CronoStrife707

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2001
    Messages:
    12
    Well, that did the trick. Everything is pretty much back to normal, except for a few minor settings that need adjusting.

    Hope it helps the originator of this thread as it was very helpful to me. Good luck!:)
     
  15. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/168869

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice