The Recovery Console is a software tool for restoring various parts of Windows XP. It is part of the standard distribution CD; however, if your computer came preloaded with Windows you may not have the CD. In that case you will need to contact Microsoft to get a copy of the Recovery Console files.Use Recovery Console to replace the missing or damaged driver file. To do so,follow these steps:
Insert the WinXP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer. Select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.When the “Welcome to Setup” screen appears, press R to start Recovery Console. If your computer is configured for dual booting or multiple booting, select the WinXP installation you want to recover. When prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.[adsense]
NOTE: In WinXP Home Edition, the administrator password is blank by default. You will be presented with a command prompt (essentially a blank screen). Follow the instructions for the particular restoration you need to perform. You’ll find the instructions contained in the solution portion of the error message.At the command prompt, type the required command and then press ENTER.