If you like to mess with your Windows XP installation, try different things and occasionally crashed your system, you have probably had to use the Recovery Console. However in order to use the Recovery Console you have to insert Windows XP setup disk, wait until all the drivers are loaded and the setup process begins, before you can go into the Recovery Console.
You can make your life easier by installing the Recovery Console directly on your hard drive, so it will be available to you even without the setup disk.
In order to install the Recovery Console on your hard drive follow these simple steps:
- Insert your Windows XP setup disk.
- Go to Start->Run and Type [CDRom_Drive_letter]:\ i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons and click OK
This will start the setup program for the Recovery Console. After the setup has complete you’ll have another boot option on your system, that will take you directly to the recovery console