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Recovery Console Commands

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I have tried everything I could think of to either:

1. Boot Directly into the Recovery Console
2. Enable the "FIXBOOT" command under WinPE

Many have said that there's no need for the Recovery Console anymore, but I haven't found any utility that can fix Corrupted NTFS Boot Sectors aside from "FIXBOOT".

Can anyone help?

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Here's a list of commands for the Recovery Console. But beyond running Chkdsk now and then, I don't use the Recovery Console much. It never seemed to help me out of a jam.

Attrib: Changes the attributes of a file or directory.
Batch: Executes the commands specified in the text file.
Bootcfg: Boot file (boot.ini) configuration and recovery.
ChDir (Cd): Displays the name of the current directory or changes the current directory.
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 subdirectories in a directory.
Disable : Disables a system service or a device driver.
Diskpart: Manages partitions on your hard drives.
Enable: Starts or enables a system service or a device driver.
Exit: Exits the Recovery Console and restarts your computer.
Expand: Extracts a file from a compressed file.
Fixboot: Writes a new partition boot sector onto the specified partition.
Fixmbr: Repairs the master boot record of the specified disk.
Format: Formats a disk.
Help: Displays a list of the commands you can use in the Recovery Console.
Listsvc: Lists the services and drivers available on the computer.
Logon: Logs on to a Windows installation.
Map: Displays the drive letter mappings.
Mkdir (Md): Creates a directory.
More: Displays a text file.
Net Use: Connects a network share to a drive letter.
Rename (Ren): Renames a single file.
Rmdir (Rd): Deletes a directory.
Set: Displays and sets environment variables.
Systemroot: Sets the current directory to the systemroot directory of the system you are currently logged on to.
Type: Displays a text file.



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There's 2 hidden commands:

and another i forget the name, if you hex setupdd.sys or spcmdcon.sys it lists it

But winpe doesn't have fixboot or anything like that. I *think* diskpart might do something similiar, im not sure. This is one of the things longhorn will have to fix before it's ready for prime time.

If you have a corrupt bootsect, the first choice would be to do a chkdsk /r to fix any problems. Then a fixmbr and fixboot, but be careful you might lose data using these commands.

If you lost your partition table, then you're out of luck unless you want to use dskprobe.exe


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