windows xp recovery console



kk
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan disk in
windows xp thread)
im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators password so
how can i use this recovery console?

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
kk wrote:

> this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan
> disk in windows xp thread)
> im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators password
> so how can i use this recovery console?

Just use a blank password.

Malke
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kk
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
wot do you mean blank password? its asking what the password is.. not asking
me to type a new password. i don't this adminstrators password so wot am i
suppose to do??
plus i think the reason why windows isn't starting up cos of the primary
slave drive. when ever i boot the computer it say pri slave not detected. i
don't what happened.. i was using the computer and it did the checking of the
FAT32 system for consistency but i accidently pulled the plug and computer
switched off.. when i switched it back on again it wouldn't load up windows
and said that msg about the pri slave.
so if i bought a recovery disk do you think it will return to normal?? or
would i have to take it to someone for repairs??

"Malke" wrote:

> kk wrote:
>
> > this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan
> > disk in windows xp thread)
> > im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators password
> > so how can i use this recovery console?
>
> Just use a blank password.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
She meant to just hit enter.
If you have an OEM computer, and your restoration method is with and OEM
"recovery" CD, then that would give you normal OS software again. But, your
files would be gone, your settings would be gone, and you would have to
reinstall your applications and updates.

kk wrote:
> wot do you mean blank password? its asking what the password is.. not
> asking me to type a new password. i don't this adminstrators password
> so wot am i suppose to do??
> plus i think the reason why windows isn't starting up cos of the
> primary slave drive. when ever i boot the computer it say pri slave
> not detected. i don't what happened.. i was using the computer and it
> did the checking of the FAT32 system for consistency but i accidently
> pulled the plug and computer switched off.. when i switched it back
> on again it wouldn't load up windows and said that msg about the pri
> slave.
> so if i bought a recovery disk do you think it will return to
> normal?? or would i have to take it to someone for repairs??
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
>> kk wrote:
>>
>>> this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan
>>> disk in windows xp thread)
>>> im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators
>>> password so how can i use this recovery console?
>>
>> Just use a blank password.
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> "Don't Panic!"
>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
kk wrote:

> wot do you mean blank password? its asking what the password is.. not asking
> me to type a new password. i don't this adminstrators password so wot am i
> suppose to do??
> plus i think the reason why windows isn't starting up cos of the primary
> slave drive. when ever i boot the computer it say pri slave not detected. i
> don't what happened.. i was using the computer and it did the checking of the
> FAT32 system for consistency but i accidently pulled the plug and computer
> switched off.. when i switched it back on again it wouldn't load up windows
> and said that msg about the pri slave.
> so if i bought a recovery disk do you think it will return to normal?? or
> would i have to take it to someone for repairs??
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
>
>>kk wrote:
>>
>>
>>>this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan
>>>disk in windows xp thread)
>>>im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators password
>>>so how can i use this recovery console?
>>
>>Just use a blank password.
>>
>>Malke
>>--
>>Elephant Boy Computers
>>www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>"Don't Panic!"
>>MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>

Assuming you didn't set a password on this account, assume it's blank
and just hit enter.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

NobodyMan
07-09-2005, 11:21 PM
On Tue, 10 May 2005 17:41:34 -0700, Rock <rock@mail.nospam.net> wrote:

>kk wrote:
>
>> wot do you mean blank password? its asking what the password is.. not asking
>> me to type a new password. i don't this adminstrators password so wot am i
>> suppose to do??
>> plus i think the reason why windows isn't starting up cos of the primary
>> slave drive. when ever i boot the computer it say pri slave not detected. i
>> don't what happened.. i was using the computer and it did the checking of the
>> FAT32 system for consistency but i accidently pulled the plug and computer
>> switched off.. when i switched it back on again it wouldn't load up windows
>> and said that msg about the pri slave.
>> so if i bought a recovery disk do you think it will return to normal?? or
>> would i have to take it to someone for repairs??
>>
>> "Malke" wrote:
>>
>>
>>>kk wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan
>>>>disk in windows xp thread)
>>>>im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators password
>>>>so how can i use this recovery console?
>>>
>>>Just use a blank password.
>>>
>>>Malke
>>>--
>>>Elephant Boy Computers
>>>www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>>"Don't Panic!"
>>>MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>>
>
>Assuming you didn't set a password on this account, assume it's blank
>and just hit enter.

Also, please reply to your already existing post. Many people,
reading this post, will have no idea what your first post was about.
Further, by starting a new thread, you have now fragmented the
original discussion and it is bound to go off in different directions.

kk
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
please help on the windows xp recovery console im upto the command prompt and
when i type in chkdsk this comes up "type the full path including drive
letter for the location of autochk.exe" i don't know what to put in. please
help!!

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
Assuming XP is installed on C:, its C:\Windows\System32

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"kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E28CC166-A640-4FF5-B19F-DD44835868F5@microsoft.com...
> please help on the windows xp recovery console im upto the command prompt and
> when i type in chkdsk this comes up "type the full path including drive
> letter for the location of autochk.exe" i don't know what to put in. please
> help!!
>

kk
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
does it matter if i typed in C:\WINDOWS\I386 ??

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> Assuming XP is installed on C:, its C:\Windows\System32
>
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> "kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E28CC166-A640-4FF5-B19F-DD44835868F5@microsoft.com...
> > please help on the windows xp recovery console im upto the command prompt and
> > when i type in chkdsk this comes up "type the full path including drive
> > letter for the location of autochk.exe" i don't know what to put in. please
> > help!!
> >
>

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
I've never seen the prompt that you're describing. Typically the files in the I386 folder are compressed (not zipped), and are there for the purposes of basic driver installation and adding Windows Components from Add/Remove Programs. Few of the files in I386 will actually run. You should have given it C:\Windows\System32, as that's where the executable version of AUTOCHK.EXE resides.

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"kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7E1C93C6-EEA4-469B-9A49-DE17B8D80AD8@microsoft.com...
> does it matter if i typed in C:\WINDOWS\I386 ??
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Assuming XP is installed on C:, its C:\Windows\System32
>>
>> --
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>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com
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>>
>> "kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E28CC166-A640-4FF5-B19F-DD44835868F5@microsoft.com...
>> > please help on the windows xp recovery console im upto the command prompt and
>> > when i type in chkdsk this comes up "type the full path including drive
>> > letter for the location of autochk.exe" i don't know what to put in. please
>> > help!!
>> >
>>

kk
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
this prompt came up when i searched my files on my laptop for autochk.exe and
several files came up including the one u told me to use. ive already started
the autochk using that prompt and its checking the system. thank you for your
help next i will use the prompt u told me.

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> I've never seen the prompt that you're describing. Typically the files in the I386 folder are compressed (not zipped), and are there for the purposes of basic driver installation and adding Windows Components from Add/Remove Programs. Few of the files in I386 will actually run. You should have given it C:\Windows\System32, as that's where the executable version of AUTOCHK.EXE resides.
>
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> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
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> "kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7E1C93C6-EEA4-469B-9A49-DE17B8D80AD8@microsoft.com...
> > does it matter if i typed in C:\WINDOWS\I386 ??
> >
> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> Assuming XP is installed on C:, its C:\Windows\System32
> >>
> >> --
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> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> >> http://www.dougknox.com
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> >>
> >> "kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E28CC166-A640-4FF5-B19F-DD44835868F5@microsoft.com...
> >> > please help on the windows xp recovery console im upto the command prompt and
> >> > when i type in chkdsk this comes up "type the full path including drive
> >> > letter for the location of autochk.exe" i don't know what to put in. please
> >> > help!!
> >> >
> >>
>

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
You're welcome, good luck!

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"kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:B37CA8BC-8377-4780-A9E7-72DDECF52CC7@microsoft.com...
> this prompt came up when i searched my files on my laptop for autochk.exe and
> several files came up including the one u told me to use. ive already started
> the autochk using that prompt and its checking the system. thank you for your
> help next i will use the prompt u told me.
>
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> I've never seen the prompt that you're describing. Typically the files in the I386 folder are compressed (not zipped), and are there for the purposes of basic driver installation and adding Windows Components from Add/Remove Programs. Few of the files in I386 will actually run. You should have given it C:\Windows\System32, as that's where the executable version of AUTOCHK.EXE resides.
>>
>> --
>> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com
>> --------------------------------
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>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>> --------------------------------
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>> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>>
>> "kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7E1C93C6-EEA4-469B-9A49-DE17B8D80AD8@microsoft.com...
>> > does it matter if i typed in C:\WINDOWS\I386 ??
>> >
>> > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Assuming XP is installed on C:, its C:\Windows\System32
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
>> >> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> >> http://www.dougknox.com
>> >> --------------------------------
>> >> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
>> >> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>> >> --------------------------------
>> >> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>> >> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>> >>
>> >> "kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E28CC166-A640-4FF5-B19F-DD44835868F5@microsoft.com...
>> >> > please help on the windows xp recovery console im upto the command prompt and
>> >> > when i type in chkdsk this comes up "type the full path including drive
>> >> > letter for the location of autochk.exe" i don't know what to put in. please
>> >> > help!!
>> >> >
>> >>
>>

kk
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
on the windows xp recovery console what is fixboot? can anyone please explain
it to me. i did the autochk recovery console but it stopped and said there
are "several unrecoverable files" does this mean i cant fix my computer?

"kk" wrote:

> this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan disk in
> windows xp thread)
> im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators password so
> how can i use this recovery console?

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
It depends on which files can't be recovered.

More information on FIXBOOT can be found here:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/bootcons_fixboot.mspx

Basically, though, it re-writes the partition boot sector. This command line utility should be used with caution.

FIXBOOT /? will give you a list of the command line options.

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"kk" <kk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:8AA1B3F1-16D2-4559-90EC-F1B745ADA295@microsoft.com...
> on the windows xp recovery console what is fixboot? can anyone please explain
> it to me. i did the autochk recovery console but it stopped and said there
> are "several unrecoverable files" does this mean i cant fix my computer?
>
> "kk" wrote:
>
>> this thread is answering to my other threads reply (the MS-DOS scan disk in
>> windows xp thread)
>> im on the recovery console but i don't know the adminstrators password so
>> how can i use this recovery console?


windows xp recovery console