Windows XP Recovery Console

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Windows XP Recovery Console XP


ERPXE Module

  • Name: - Windows XP Recovery Console
  • Version: XP

Plugin type

Plugin type
Windows XP Recovery Console Anti-Virus Deployment Diagnostics OS Installation Live Media Recovery Tools
No No No No Yes Yes

Plugin Requirments

Plugin Requirments
Windows XP Recovery Console CIFS HTTP Internet NFS Linux OS Windows OS
No No No No Yes Yes

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Special Information

The Recovery Console is a feature of the Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems.

It provides the means for administrators to perform a limited range of tasks using a command line interface.

Its primary function is to enable administrators to recover from situations where Windows does not boot as far as presenting its graphical user interface.

The recovery console is used to provide a way to access the hard drive in an emergency through the command prompt.

As such, the Recovery Console can be accessed either through the original installation media used to install Windows.

It can also be installed to the hard drive and added to the NTLDR menu, however, relying on that is more risky because it requires that the computer can boot to the point that NTLDR loads.

Installation Instructions

First we will have to make the boot loaders - unfortunately we can't distribute these files without violating Microsoft Legal Policy so you'll have to make them yourself.

- Copy startrom.n1_  , , setupldr.ex_ to /tftpboot from the Windows Server 2003 SP1  - i386 folder.

- Expand startrom.n1_ startrom.0

- Open startrom.0 in an HEX editor (HxD for example)

- Replace 'ntldr' with 'win\r' at: 5A57,5A82,5F8B, (3 times - CASE SENSITIVE!)

- Move startrom.0 to /tftpboot/er/plugins/winrc/

- Expand setupldr.ex_ r

- Open r in an HEX editor (HxD for example)

- Replace 'winnt.sif' with 'win\r.sif' at: 254E6, 254F2, 255C2, 2563E, 257FE, 2580A, 3C7AB, 3C7Cf, 3C7F2 (9 times - CASE SENSITIVE!)

- Move r to /tftpboot/win/

Download winxp-recoveryconsole-XXX.tar.gz to /

extract winxp-recoveryconsole-XXX.tar.gz file:

tar -xvzf winxp-recoveryconsole-XXX.tar.gz

We will assume you have created/download an ISO file containing windows XP Recovery Console (You can create your own Recovery Console using your Windows XP Installation CD).

Copy and rename Windows Recovery Console ISO file to /tftpboot/er/plugins/winrc/winrc.iso

Verify files with filelist.txt in each folder.

All Done!