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Title: Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: mnosteele 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 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q229716) and for XP look here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q314058). For the actual installation instructions look here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q216417) for 2000 and here (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307654) for XP. Hope this helps out. :) ;) ;D
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: BigAmp 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.
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: ashdaw on December 01, 2002, 02:05:32 am
Ihave it installed on my XP Machine AND my 2k one. :) Thanx MnOSteele. :)
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: light-cable 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?
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: dannjr 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
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: FireDrake 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..
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: dannjr 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..
 
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: Micro on January 26, 2004, 05:49:35 pm
Yes, Acronis' version 7's are very nice and better than Symantec stuff at this point (except for Gdisk and Gdisk32, I don't think a product will ever exist to replace those)
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These people's software has saved my butt more than once.

http://www.runtime.org/

Look at GetBackData and Disk Explorer

Disk Explorer allowed me to restore ALL data on a 160gig HD when the first 40 sectors got scrambled. (If you know anything about HDs, then you know how bad this was)

Took about 15min (and of course my genius ;D ), but it went from an unformatted, unpartitioned, unrecognized blank drive back to a single partition, NTFS drive with over 880 video clips on it.

Yea, talk about sweatin' to the oldies, it hadn't been backed up since those files were transfered to it, it was scheduled that day and that's why the problem was discovered.

Oh, and everything was done from within XP, even though XP would not even acknowledge the disk existed.

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If you have transitioned to Server 2003, be absolutely sure to look into Shadow Copies for your client machines AS WELL AS your servers.
(Don't forget you can shadow the entire machine if you want, and this means the server also)

Start at this link and see if it will be right for your network.
The important part is IT'S FREE (if you use Server 2003)

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/fileandprint/file/vds/default.mspx
Title: Re:Microsoft Recovery Console - Please Read
Post by: Vicious on January 27, 2004, 04:25:43 am
i never really understand those stuff. i just want something " 1 click and then its fix " does all the thinking for u . i guess i like my parachutes close . or i might be afraid of hights.  ;D