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Question for 26th November

Discussion in 'A+' started by Boycie, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    You have a Windows 2000 upgrade CD ROM. It installed well but now there is a problem. You think you can fix it using Recovery Console. You re-start the machine but it isn't on the menu.
    How would you get into the Recovery Console with the CD ROM in the drive?

    A) Run i386.exe from e:\winnt folder

    B) Run winnt.exe with the /cmdcons switch

    C) Run cmdcons.exe from the %systemroot% folder

    D) Run rcvycons.exe from the e:\i386 folder

    Answer tommorow :)
     
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  2. zimbo
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    Im a 100% sure its [HIDE]B[/HIDE] 8)
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Erm...... [HIDE]B
    [/HIDE]
    Really getting me thinking these q's!
     
  4. daveo

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    Ooooh I've heard this one before, can i remember the answer though? No! :rolleyes:

    Is it [HIDE]B?[/HIDE]
     
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  5. Neall

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    [HIDE]B) Run winnt.exe with the /cmdcons switch[/HIDE]

    Neall
     
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  6. ffreeloader

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    I guess I don't understand the question. Are you asking this question based upon being booted into Win 2K, or when booted into the cdrom when needing to do a repair? From your possible answers it seems as if your asking how to install the Recovery Console when booted into Win 2K, but from your question it seems as if your asking how to install it when booted into the cdrom. Recovery Console can be installed/used either way.

    From your possible answers the only choice would be [HIDE]B[/HIDE]. If a person needs to install/use the Recovery Console when they can't boot into Windows it can be used by booting into the install cd, choosing Repair at the setup screen, and then pressing C to start the Recovery Console. After doing that you simply have to choose the Windows install you want to repair, hit enter, and enter the Administrator password.

    As many people don't bother to install the Recovery Console it won't be possible to boot into the OS to install it when there is a problem that requires it, so knowing the alternative way of using it pretty valuable information. This is another one of my bugaboo's about the way vendors install Win 2K and XP. They leave out Recovery Console and it should be installed as soon as the OS is installed, especially since they don't include the OS cd's with so many of the new systems.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Freddie,

    Sorry if the question isn't clear.
    It implies that you have 2000 installed, there is a problem and decide to boot from the CD. Hope this clears up any mist.
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    [HIDE]Answer is B[/HIDE]
     
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  9. juice142

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    Gonna go...

    [HIDE]D[/HIDE]

    But I'm guessing... :rolleyes:

    Tch. Easy when you know how, ain't it.
     
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  10. _omni_

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    dunno anything about win2k.

    in XP i believe you would boot from the cd and choose the recovery console option when it appears.
     
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  11. AJ

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    Gonna go for [HIDE]b[/HIDE]
     
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  12. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Well done, the right answer is B :thumbleft
     
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  13. _omni_

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    isn't that just to install it?
     
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  14. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    no, it isnt. If i can find some good links i'll post them here
     
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  15. _omni_

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    from M$ website:
    those are the only two "access" methods shown.

    the first is to access recovery console if it isn't a startup option, as in the above scenario, and

    the second installs it.
     
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  16. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Omni these two lines from the Microsoft site that you posted answer your own question.
     
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  17. _omni_

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    it just adds it to the startup choices and installs it. when you then access it through the OS choice menu, i believe it will load the recovery console from the HD, not the cd.

    the question is
    now i don't know Win2k, but i will assume this part works just like XP.

    so then, if this was an actual exam question, i assure you that the answer would be to boot from the cd and launch recovery console br pressing "R" and whatever comes next.

    as far as i understood from the question, the question was how to access the recovery console from the cd, not how to install it.
     
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  18. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    The answer cannot be boot from the CD and launch recovery console by pressing R etc, because that excellent answer was not one of Boyce's choices.

    There have been many questions posed by Microsoft themselves where the answer I like is not in the list. The trick is to pick the best answer, even if you don't totally agree with it :D
     
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