Recovery console problem



bgnadt
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
My computer has Windows XP Home edition on and won't startup because a file
is missing or corrupt. When I go into the recovery console it doesn't ask
which installation I would like to log into or the administrator password. It
goes straight to the c:/ prompt. I read through a Microsoft article on how to
repair it and I've tried to type in various commands but it will usually say
"Access is denied." I think the reason for this is because of the SET
command. When I type this in the command prompt it says: set AllowWildCards =
FALSE, set AllowAllPaths = FALSE, set AllowRemovableMedia = FALSE, set
NoCopyPrompt = FALSE. I've tried to manually change these to true but I get
the following message: "SET Command is currently disabled. SET command is an
optional Recovery Console command that can only be enabled using the Security
Configuration and Analysis snap-in." I was wondering if there was anyway in
the DOS prompt to enable this....I cannot startup Windows and get into
anything there. Any advice on this topic?

Jonybrv
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
If you are trying to access Recovery Console from the startup menu, try
creating setups disks:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310994
--
Jonybrv


"bgnadt" wrote:

> My computer has Windows XP Home edition on and won't startup because a file
> is missing or corrupt. When I go into the recovery console it doesn't ask
> which installation I would like to log into or the administrator password. It
> goes straight to the c:/ prompt. I read through a Microsoft article on how to
> repair it and I've tried to type in various commands but it will usually say
> "Access is denied." I think the reason for this is because of the SET
> command. When I type this in the command prompt it says: set AllowWildCards =
> FALSE, set AllowAllPaths = FALSE, set AllowRemovableMedia = FALSE, set
> NoCopyPrompt = FALSE. I've tried to manually change these to true but I get
> the following message: "SET Command is currently disabled. SET command is an
> optional Recovery Console command that can only be enabled using the Security
> Configuration and Analysis snap-in." I was wondering if there was anyway in
> the DOS prompt to enable this....I cannot startup Windows and get into
> anything there. Any advice on this topic?
>
>

Morituri-|-Max
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
"bgnadt" <bgnadt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2DF6A05C-A3C0-4D80-B787-8BBA773400DF@microsoft.com...
> My computer has Windows XP Home edition on and won't startup because a
> file
> is missing or corrupt. When I go into the recovery console it doesn't ask
> which installation I would like to log into or the administrator password.
> It
> goes straight to the c:/ prompt. I read through a Microsoft article on how
> to
> repair it and I've tried to type in various commands but it will usually
> say
> "Access is denied." I think the reason for this is because of the SET
> command. When I type this in the command prompt it says: set
> AllowWildCards =
> FALSE, set AllowAllPaths = FALSE, set AllowRemovableMedia = FALSE, set
> NoCopyPrompt = FALSE. I've tried to manually change these to true but I
> get
> the following message: "SET Command is currently disabled. SET command is
> an
> optional Recovery Console command that can only be enabled using the
> Security
> Configuration and Analysis snap-in." I was wondering if there was anyway
> in
> the DOS prompt to enable this....I cannot startup Windows and get into
> anything there. Any advice on this topic?

Are you intentionally trying to get into the Recover Console or are you
trying to do a Repair Re-install? I found out the hard way there is a
difference... heh heh..

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Only way I know of allowing the set command in XP Home recovery console is
to edit the registry and change the value of

the DWORD value key "SetCommand" from 0 to 1

located at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole

Since you clearly can't log in to do that, it may be better to post in the
exact missing file error message you are getting and someone may be able to
propose an alternative solution

Jon


"bgnadt" <bgnadt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2DF6A05C-A3C0-4D80-B787-8BBA773400DF@microsoft.com...
> My computer has Windows XP Home edition on and won't startup because a
> file
> is missing or corrupt. When I go into the recovery console it doesn't ask
> which installation I would like to log into or the administrator password.
> It
> goes straight to the c:/ prompt. I read through a Microsoft article on how
> to
> repair it and I've tried to type in various commands but it will usually
> say
> "Access is denied." I think the reason for this is because of the SET
> command. When I type this in the command prompt it says: set
> AllowWildCards =
> FALSE, set AllowAllPaths = FALSE, set AllowRemovableMedia = FALSE, set
> NoCopyPrompt = FALSE. I've tried to manually change these to true but I
> get
> the following message: "SET Command is currently disabled. SET command is
> an
> optional Recovery Console command that can only be enabled using the
> Security
> Configuration and Analysis snap-in." I was wondering if there was anyway
> in
> the DOS prompt to enable this....I cannot startup Windows and get into
> anything there. Any advice on this topic?
>
>

Li'l Roberto
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
Build a Bart PE CD, this will allow you to access and modify your
registry as per Jon's advice below
http://www.nu2.nu/

rgds
Li'l Roberto

"Jon" <Email_Address@SomewhereOrOther.com> wrote in message
news:OMdVGz2XFHA.1240@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Only way I know of allowing the set command in XP Home recovery console is
> to edit the registry and change the value of
>
> the DWORD value key "SetCommand" from 0 to 1
>
> located at
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
>
> Since you clearly can't log in to do that, it may be better to post in the
> exact missing file error message you are getting and someone may be able
> to propose an alternative solution
>
> Jon
>
>
> "bgnadt" <bgnadt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2DF6A05C-A3C0-4D80-B787-8BBA773400DF@microsoft.com...
>> My computer has Windows XP Home edition on and won't startup because a
>> file
>> is missing or corrupt. When I go into the recovery console it doesn't ask
>> which installation I would like to log into or the administrator
>> password. It
>> goes straight to the c:/ prompt. I read through a Microsoft article on
>> how to
>> repair it and I've tried to type in various commands but it will usually
>> say
>> "Access is denied." I think the reason for this is because of the SET
>> command. When I type this in the command prompt it says: set
>> AllowWildCards =
>> FALSE, set AllowAllPaths = FALSE, set AllowRemovableMedia = FALSE, set
>> NoCopyPrompt = FALSE. I've tried to manually change these to true but I
>> get
>> the following message: "SET Command is currently disabled. SET command is
>> an
>> optional Recovery Console command that can only be enabled using the
>> Security
>> Configuration and Analysis snap-in." I was wondering if there was anyway
>> in
>> the DOS prompt to enable this....I cannot startup Windows and get into
>> anything there. Any advice on this topic?
>>
>>
>
>


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