Removing Recovery Console

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by LoctOut, May 20, 2002.

  1. LoctOut

    LoctOut Guest

    I installed the MS recovery console, but have decided I don't want it on my system. I can't find any info on how to remove it though.

    Can someone tell me how, please?

  2. Sage

    Sage Guest

    Deleting the Recovery Console

    From MS Knowledgebase Q216417

    Restart your computer. Double-click My Computer , and then double-click the hard disk on which you installed the Recovery Console.

    On the Tools menu, click Folder Options , and then click the View tab.

    Click Show hidden files and folders , click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK .

    At the root folder, delete the Cmdcons folder and the Cmldr file.

    At the root folder, right-click the Boot.ini file, and then click Properties .

    Click to clear the Read-only check box, and then click OK .

    WARNING : Modifying the Boot.ini file incorrectly may prevent your computer from restarting. Be sure to delete only the entry for the Recovery Console. Also, it is recommended that you change the attribute for the Boot.ini file back to a read-only state after you complete this procedure. Open the Boot.ini file in Microsoft Windows Notepad, and remove the entry for the Recovery Console. It looks similar to this:

    C:\cmdcons\bootsect.dat="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

    Save the file and close it.
  3. LoctOut

    LoctOut Guest

    Many thanks Sage,

    I didn't even look in the Knowledge base because I always seem to have a very difficult time finding anything I need there. But I almost always find something I don't need and then get side tracked.