Friday, January 7, 2011

Remove Windows Recovery Console In Windows XP

After installing Windows Recovery Console there may be time that you may need to remove Recovery Console due to an Operating system upgrade, disk maintance etc.

Please follow these steps below to accomplish this task:

1. Log on as local administrator.

2. Double click on "My Computer" icon on the desktop.

3. In "My Computer"  open: Tools--> Folder Options--> View--> Mark the checkbox

"Show hidden files and folders" and clear the "Hide protected operating system files" checkbox (please press on "Yes" to the confirm message).

4. Double click on the %systemdrive% (usually "C" drive) and delete "cmdcons" folder and the cmldr file from the root drive.

5. Right-click boot.ini on the system partition and select Properties, then clear the "Read-only" checkbox.

6. Double click on the "boot.ini" file (The file resides in the root of the %systemdrive%).

7. Remove the line C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

8. Save the boot.ini file and close the text editor.

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