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Install recovery console without logging into windows?


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tgcleric

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I am trying to move userinit.exe from a flashdrive to c windows.

But I thought you might only be able to access the disk drives. I only have one cd/dvd drive, so it has the windows xp disk in it. Can I install the recovery console from the windows cd - I cannot login into windows, as it logs off automatically.

Or if you can simply help me moving the file from the flashdrive to the system32 folder in the recovery consoles would be great.
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edge2022

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I don't think you can install the recovery console onto your computer, and use it without being able to log into Windows. I also don't know if the recovery console can only read from disk drives.

You could try booting into another OS, through a Live CD, and move the file over from your flash drive to your harddrive.

By the way, if you want to know how to transfer your file with another OS, reply back, I have to sleep now.

Edited by edge2022, 30 March 2009 - 12:28 AM.

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wannabe1

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Hello

If you are using the Windows XP installation cd to access Recovery Console, you should be able to copy the file directly from the disk using the following commands, pressing Enter after each one. The commands must be input exactly as shown...note the spaces. Also note that I'm assuming your cd drive is D:.

cd system32
copy d:\i386\userinit.ex_
expand userinit.ex_ userinit.exe
exit


Let the machine try to boot normally.

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