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Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
« on: July 19, 2002, 10:28:35 am »
I feel it's something EXTREMELY important that EVERYONE that runs 2000 or XP should definitely install, it could save your system in the event of a disaster, it's called the Microsoft Recovery Console. If your Operating System gets really messed up you can boot into the Recovery Console and fix most anything. For information on Windows 2000 look here and for XP look here. For the actual installation instructions look here for 2000 and here for XP. Hope this helps out. :) ;) ;D
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Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2002, 03:30:52 pm »
It has saved my bacon a number of times! it may take a little more space to have it there, but it comes in real handy.

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Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2002, 02:05:32 am »
Ihave it installed on my XP Machine AND my 2k one. :) Thanx MnOSteele. :)

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Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2002, 01:49:25 am »
What is the advantage of this over simply using system restore?  You can fix your current system with it?

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Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2002, 02:06:01 am »

What is the advantage of this over simply using system restore?  You can fix your current system with it?

System restore is Kwel but the console will save your butt Ide rather use the console in a real bad situation. Like in a office with critical stuff.. Its more acurate.

With system restore in XP you have the option. In 2k you dont. NTFS can also be a strange animal with its encryption so be careful of trusting just one thing

With MS 2K server I run the console right after its been setup for the office I also run NortonGoust to a CD and mirror the drive if its not Raid.. This gives me the probability of recovery 100% and usually in under 30min
With Raid.. swap time off a rack

System recovery is on your drive. console can be on removable media
The system could burn down in a fire as long as the backups had been taken out of the office or home its back up and running seemlessly in a couple of hours.

Note: I dont use norton systemworks because it slows things up
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Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2003, 02:42:13 pm »
This is just a hint..Install Norton Ghost only, not SystemWorks, make a Ghost boot disk, uninstall Ghost and boot your system from the disk to back up on CDRW s..It has saved my hide countless times..
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Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2004, 12:53:13 am »
Update.
Yes after reading this continue making up your Windows console disks..
This is some added info that should help

Acronis True image. http://www.acronis.com
Add this to your tools and you can drop norton In my opinion.
There is no real need for Norton anymore...

acronis will allow you to make up a set of recovery boot disks and a image disk on either CD or a local harddrive.. You boot to there disks and back up and running in minutes.

IF you dont have any of the above
No concole set
No acronis
and no backup
Try to obtain a copy of Linux Knoppix..  http://www.knoppix.org/
Knoppix boots stricly from CD and runs from its own ramdisk.
After you boot up youll be able to see all your files on a windows partition move copy delete all the normal functions. In most cases youll be surfing this maens you can transfer files offf the affected system.. While this isnt a perfect solution its saved me a couple of times last year..
 
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