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Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please

wilbyhillbilly 09 Nov 13 - 05:32 AM
JohnInKansas 09 Nov 13 - 11:12 PM
JohnInKansas 09 Nov 13 - 11:56 PM
GUEST 10 Nov 13 - 01:15 PM
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Subject: Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 09 Nov 13 - 05:32 AM

Further to my Spy Alert thread, I think I have got rid of it now, but in doing so I have caused more problems as I think the malware that took it out also took other files as well. My fault, as I thought when it found infected files they were just the virus ones so I clicked the clean button.

I can now only start up and run in safe mode but I have managed to load the Windows Recovery Console from a disc, the only problem now is what commands to use to repair or replace the damaged/missing files.

Can anyone help me please?

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 09 Nov 13 - 11:12 PM

It's been a little too long since I've used the Recovery Console to remember enough to give much help.

If the problem is just with Windows files, you may be able just to use the Control Panel|Programs section. There should be a selectiong to add/repair Windows that is somewhat effective in finding and replacing any missing or corrupted files. It's the same place you'd go to if you want to change your installation options or change what Windows accessories are installed.

When windows installs, it generally makes a copy of the "installation files" on the drive where it's installed. If they're still there, you may not even need an installation disk. The files in question will all be ".CAB" files, and you can't tell much about what they are without "extracting" the ones you want, but the system will do it for you if it can find them. They'll be "Hidden/System" files so they may not show up in Win Explorer without changing display options. Disk Cleanup does offer the option to remove them just by putting a check mark in a box, and if you've done that they'll be gone from the hard drive, in which case you will need an installation disk.

IFF the .CAB files have been removed, Windows will ask you for your disk.

This process generally will find missing/corrupted individual files that should be installed, and write a new copy for any that are needed. Although it's not entirely fail-proof it's probably worth trying before you dig into the Recovery Console.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 09 Nov 13 - 11:56 PM

If you really want to try using the Recovery Console, what I found at Microsoft with a quick search now is -

For WinXP:

Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console for advanced users Article ID: 314058
Tells you what the Recovery Console is and what it can do.

How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP Article ID: 307654
The section on "Command Actions" contains a list of commands you can use. Descriptions of what the commands actually do may be "terse."

For Win2000:

Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console Article ID: 229716

For Win Server 2003:

How To Use the Recovery Console on a Windows Server 2003-Based Computer That Does Not Start Article ID: 326215

The Recovery Console has been merged into Control Panel Recovery Options for Vista and later Windows versions and doesn't exist as a separate item in them.

I would suggest that you PRINT and READ TWICE any of those you think might be applicable, and then sit back and think about what you want to do with it, before starting to make changes with the Recovery Console. For almost anything it can do, there's an easier way using normal System or Control Panel functions, although the Recovery Console puts several things together in one place for times when you get really messed up.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 01:15 PM

Thanks John, I got fed up trying and decided to get rid of everything!

I went back to factory reset via the Dell recovery Console and am now in the process of reloading all the Service packs and a million and one other things, just hope it works.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please
From: wilbyhillbilly
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 01:22 PM

That's me above, forgot to reset my cookie now I have a "new" system!

What I have noticed so far, is that when I scroll up or down with my mouse the page kind of goes in waves, sort of hanging up slightly rather that direct action.

Any Ideas?

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please
From: Andrez
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 07:32 PM

Get a Mac? :-)

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: Tech: Recovery Console Commands-Help Please
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 10 Nov 13 - 07:41 PM

If you're scrolling with the wheel on your mouse it may just be a matter of resetting mouse preferences. You should be able to set how many "lines" to scroll for each "click" of the wheel, and if it's set to shift several lines the motion may be jerky.

A "new" loading of the OS also may result in quite a bit of "organizing" the system has to do, and the initial arrangement of everything may be using quite a bit of your RAM for "background" operations for a while. Those things aren't supposed to be noticeable, but if there's a lot to be done it may take a while before operation looks normal. If the system is busy in the background, it may be a little slow responding to an up-front command for a while, until everything gets organized.

As with the mouse settings, you may find other "preferences" where Dell's defaults are different than what you've been using, so things may "act different" until you do a few tweaks.

Your mouse almost certainly operates as a USB device, even if it's "wireless," and it's possible that you have some corruption in your USB control. Sometimes a USB device gets recognized as "new" and a redundant port gets installed. Too many of these can make things act strange, but won't usually prevent anything from "working" even if something doesn't respond as it once did. If you've got some sort of "super mouse" it might need a different driver than the default one that the restore probably installed (but that would be rare?).

I'd suggest letting the system run for at least a couple of days to see if it settles down before making big changes, although resetting simple "preferences" shouldn't upset anything. You might be able to get an idea of whether background organizing has settled down in Task Manager, maybe with the "activity monitor" tab to see how busy the system is when you're not doing anything; but it's unlikely you'll find anything you can do much about until it all gets done.

John


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