The Windows 2000 Recovery Console is a command-line interface that you use to perform a variety of troubleshooting and recovery tasks, including:
|Note In Windows 2000 Beta 3, the Recovery Console does not function on a domain controller.|
To install the Recovery Console, start a command prompt in Windows 2000, change to the I386 (or Alpha) folder on the Windows 2000 compact disc, and then run the winnt32 command with the /cmdcons switch. After you install the Recovery Console, you access it from the Startup menu.
|Note You also access the Recovery Console by using the Windows 2000 Setup disks or the Windows 2000 compact disc to start your computer, and then selecting the Recovery Console option when you are prompted to choose repair options.|
When you start the Recovery Console, you must specify the installation of Windows 2000 you want to log on to (even on a computer with a single-boot configuration), and then you must log on as the Administrator.
The following table describes the Recovery Console commands.
|chdir (cd)||Displays the name of the current folder or changes the current folder|
|chkdsk||Checks a disk and displays a status report|
|cls||Clears the screen|
|copy||Copies a single file to another location|
|delete (del)||Deletes one or more files|
|dir||Displays a list of files and subfolders in a folder|
|disable||Disables a system service or a device driver|
|enable||Starts or enables a system service or a device driver|
|exit||Exits the Recovery Console and restarts your computer|
|fdisk||Manages partitions on your hard disks|
|fixboot||Writes a new partition boot sector onto the system partition|
|fixmbr||Repairs the master boot record of the partition boot sector|
|format||Formats a disk|
|help||Displays a list of the commands that you use in the Recovery Console|
|logon||Logs on to a Windows 2000 installation|
|map||Displays the drive letter mappings|
|mkdir (Md)||Creates a folder|
|more||Displays a text file|
|rmdir (rd)||Deletes a folder|
|Rename (ren)||Renames a single file|
|systemroot||Sets the current folder to the systemroot folder of the system that you are currently logged on to|
|type||Displays a text file|
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Last Updated: August 27, 1999