Description of Windows® 2000 Recovery Console
Recovery console in Windows 2000
Recover console is a feature of Windows 2000 Operating System which allows administrators to perform a limited number of task using command line interface. Sometimes, Windows of your system does not boot, the recovery console helps you in such situations. Many major problems of your system might be solved using recovery console. This feature is available in some other versions of Windows Operating System too. Windows 2000 recovery console might be used for many applications in your system. Important Operating System files in your system might be replaced or repaired by using Windows 2000 recovery console. You could use recovery console to restore files incase of your Windows does not start. Recovery console provides users with certain commands which help them to do simple operations.
Following points provide users with infoprmation about the Windows 2000 recovery console:
- Windows 2000 recovery console
- Install recovery console
- Limitations of recovery console
Windows 2000 recovery console
Windows recovery console is designed to perform many applications in your system like enable and disable certain service, drive formatting, read and write data on a local drive etc. This application also helps users for repairing their system by copying a file from floppy disk or CD ROM to your hard drive. This also helps you when your system does not starts properly. The recovery console might be installed in your system from the original Windows installation CDs or it might be accessed from the boot menu if it is previously installed in your system.
Install recovery console
Users need to use Windows 2000 recovery console in your system which is working properly. Recovery console might be useful for users after a system failure. You need to insert your Windows 2000 professional CD in to the CD drive of your system while running Windows. During the process, you might be asked to upgrade to Windows 2000 and you need to click ‘No’. Then you need to switch your CD drive at the command prompt and type i386winnt32.execmdcons and then press the ‘enter’ button. You need to restart your computer after the installation process.
There are certain limitations and restrictions for the Windows 2000 recovery console. You might use the recovery console in certain folders of your system only. You might use the console in the root folder. Recovery console might be also used in SystemRoot folder and the subfolders of the Windows installation. Cmdcons folder might also allow the usage of recovery console. The removable media drives such as CD-ROM drives in your system might also make this possible. You might get an error message "access denied" if you are trying to access other folders.