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How do I access the Recovery Console?

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I did a system restore and I got this error message:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.
If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last Known Good Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.
If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem, choose Start Windows
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Start Windows Normally
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
Seconds until Windows starts: 30

I tried all of the options multiple times and none of them worked. I have the Sony Vaio Recovery Kit but that doesn't include a Windows XP disc. I want to save the data on the computer because there is tons of important information. Someone told me that if I figure out how to access the recovery console I will be able to just reinstall the OS without deleting data. Does anyone know where I can obtain a Windows XP Media Center disc?
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