How To Use the Recovery Console on a Windows Server 2003-Based Computer That Does Not Start
Use the Recovery Console on a Computer that Does Not Start
NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to perform this procedure. Also, if your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may prevent you from completing this procedure.
To run the Recovery Console, follow these steps:
Configure the computer to start from the CD or the DVD drive. For more information about how to do this, see the computer documentation or contact the computer manufacturer.
Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the computer’s CD or DVD drive.
Restart the computer.
When you receive the message that prompts you to press any key to start from the CD, press a key to start the computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD.
When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key to start the Recovery Console.
Select the Windows installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen, type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type the appropriate Recovery Console commands to repair your Windows Server 2003 installation.
For a list of commands that are available in the Recovery Console, type help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.