Disaster Recovery

Safe Mode in Windows 2000/XP/2003

by Daniel Petri

What are the Safe Mode options? When should I use them? If you are unable to start your system by using Last Known Good Configuration, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 provides safe mode, a startup option that disables startup programs and nonessential services to create an environment useful for troubleshooting and… Read More

Delete the Recovery Console

by Daniel Petri

How can I delete the Recovery Console? To delete the Recovery Console follow these steps: Open My Computer. Double-click the hard drive on which you installed the Recovery Console. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options. Click the View tab. Click Show hidden files and folders, clear the Hide protected operating system files check box,… Read More

Recovery and Troubleshooting Options in Windows XP

by Daniel Petri

What recovery and troubleshooting options do I have in Windows XP? Software and hardware issues can affect the way that your system functions. Severe problems might prevent you from starting Windows XP Professional normally. Software problems: Installing incompatible software, incorrectly changing system configuration settings, or installing faulty device drivers can cause system instability or a… Read More

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    Configure Recovery Console Auto Logon

    by Daniel Petri

    Can I configure the Windows XP/2000/2003 Recovery Console to auto-logon whenever I run it? Yes, but be warned! By doing this, any user can gain access to your computer by using the Recovery Console and without being prompted for an administrative password. To set an automatic administrator logon for the Recovery Console, complete the following… Read More