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Windows recovery console

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tatar, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. tatar

    tatar Flightless Bird

    How can I stop Windows Recovery Console coming up at Windows startup. There
    are a number of StartUp folders and none of them list WRC
     
  2. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    In news:%23qYZva4QLHA.4960@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    tatar typed on Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:20:08 +0100:
    > How can I stop Windows Recovery Console coming up at Windows startup.
    > There are a number of StartUp folders and none of them list WRC


    You have added the Windows Recovery Console to your HDD? Anyway to
    change the default boot OS all you need to do is:

    Control Panel
    System
    Advanced (tab)
    Startup and Recovery (Settings)
    Default operating system (drop down box)

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  3. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    On 8/24/2010 9:20 AM, tatar wrote:
    > How can I stop Windows Recovery Console coming up at Windows startup. There
    > are a number of StartUp folders and none of them list WRC


    You mean when you boot the computer you get a boot menu and you are
    offered a choice to boot the Recovery Console or the Windows
    installation? Edit the boot.ini file and remove the line pointing to
    the Recovery Console.

    How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

    John
     
  4. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    Why does it bother you?

    Removing the menu item, as has been suggested, will mean that, should there
    be a problem in starting Windows, you would not be able to start or use the
    Recovery Console to make repairs

    You may not know how to use it now, but if someone advised you on how to
    use it to address a problem, you would no longer be able to!

    If you know that you will never ever use the WRC, then why not simply
    uninstall the thing instead of leaving it there and just removing the menu
    item from the list?

    Look up "Recovery Console" in the WinXP Help and Support Center, then click
    on "delete the Recovery Console" under the "Pick a task" section.

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "tatar" <afe@ersoy.co.uk> wrote in message
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    > How can I stop Windows Recovery Console coming up at Windows startup.
    > There are a number of StartUp folders and none of them list WRC
    >
     
  5. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "tatar" <afe@ersoy.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:%23qYZva4QLHA.4960@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > How can I stop Windows Recovery Console coming up at Windows startup.
    > There are a number of StartUp folders and none of them list WRC
    >


    As others have stated, in the interest of being able to fix your system in
    case of a problem, it's best to leave it there. If you are unhappy with the
    delay time to get past the menu, you can always change that time using the
    method that BillW50 posted. I have mine set at 3 seconds- that would be
    plenty of time to select it if I need it, but not that much of a delay on
    boot up.
    --
    SC Tom
    -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.
     
  6. Tim Meddick

    Tim Meddick Flightless Bird

    I agree with you Tom, I have mine set to 1 second, so the menu doesn't even
    show at all!!

    But as long as it's *not* set to 0 - you can just press an up / down arrow
    cursor key, straight after pressing the power-on button, to bring up the
    menu.

    ==

    Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)




    "SC Tom" <sc@tom.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "tatar" <afe@ersoy.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:%23qYZva4QLHA.4960@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> How can I stop Windows Recovery Console coming up at Windows startup.
    >> There are a number of StartUp folders and none of them list WRC
    >>

    >
    > As others have stated, in the interest of being able to fix your system
    > in case of a problem, it's best to leave it there. If you are unhappy
    > with the delay time to get past the menu, you can always change that time
    > using the method that BillW50 posted. I have mine set at 3 seconds- that
    > would be plenty of time to select it if I need it, but not that much of a
    > delay on boot up.
    > --
    > SC Tom
    > -There's no such thing as TMI when asking for tech support.
    >
     

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