19.4. Recovering Operating Systems

Windows includes a number of tools to simplify recovering an operating system after a serious problem has occurred. System Restore is one such tool, as discussed in a later section. Others we'll look at here are the Recovery Console, Recovery CD, Automated System Recovery (ASR), and emergency repair disks (ERDs).

19.4.1. Recovery Console

The Recovery Console is a command-line utility used for troubleshooting. From it, you can format drives, stop and start services, and interact with files. The latter is extremely important because many boot/command-line utilities bring you into a position where you can interact with files stored on FAT or FAT32, but not NTFS. The Recovery Console can work with files stored ...

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