How to remove Windows Recovery Console

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Author: Yuval Sinay MVP
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How to remove Windows Recovery Console

After installing Windows Recovery Console there may be time that you may need to remove Recovery Console due server upgrade, disk maintance etc.
 
Please follow these instruction to accomplish this task:
 
1. Log on as local administrator.

2. Double click on "My Computer" icon on the desktop.

3. In "My Computer"  open: Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Mark the checkbox
       "Show hidden files and folders" -and clear the "Hide protected operating system

       files" checkbox (please press on "Yes" to the confirm message).
 

4. Double click on the %systemdrive% (usually "C" drive) and delete "cmdcons" folder and the cmldr file from
       the root drive.

5. Right-click boot.ini on the system partition and select Properties, then clear the "Read-only" checkbox.

6. Double click on the "boot.ini" file (the file reside in the root of the %systemdrive%).

7. Remove the line C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

8. Save the boot.ini file and close the text editor.
 
 
* This procedure is not supported on 64 Bit version of 2000/2003/XP.

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Article ID: 555032 - Last Review: December 16, 2003 - Revision: 1.0
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