Installing and Accessing the Windows XP Professional Recovery Console

Installing the Windows XP Professional Recovery Console

1. Log on as Administrator.

2. Insert the Windows XP Professional CD into the CD-ROM drive.

3. When the Windows XP Professional CD splash screen appears, close it.

4. From the Start menu, click Run.

5. In the Run dialog box, type :\i386\winnt32 /cmdcons (where <cd-drive> represents the letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive), and then click OK.

If you have installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 on your computer, you cannot install the Recovery Console. Instead, you must run the Recovery Console from your installation CD. If you have not yet installed Service Pack 2, you can first install the Recovery Console and then install Service Pack 2.

6. In the Windows Setup message box that appears, click Yes to install the Windows XP Professional Recovery Console. Windows Setup next attempts to contact Microsoft and confirm that you have the latest version of Setup; it then installs the Windows XP Recovery Console on your hard disk. Windows XP Professional then displays a Windows XP Professional Setup message box indicating that the Windows Recovery Console has been successfully installed.

7. Click OK to close the Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup dialog box.

* Using the Recovery Console to Disable the Server Service

1. Restart your computer.

2. In the Please Select The Operating System To Start screen, select Windows Recovery Console.

3. The Windows XP Recovery Console starts and prompts you to select which Windows installation you want to log on to. If you had more than one Windows XP Professional installation on this computer, all of them would be listed here. Type 1 and then press ENTER.

4. When prompted for the Administrator password, enter your password and press ENTER.

5. At the prompt, type help and then press ENTER to see the list of available commands.

6. Scroll through the list of commands.

7. The Listsvc command allows you to view all the available services. Type listsvc and press ENTER, and then scroll through the list of available services.

8. Press ESC to stop viewing services.

9. Type disable and press ENTER.

The Disable command allows you to disable a Windows system service or driver.

10. Type disable server and then press ENTER.

Recovery Console displays several lines of text describing how the Registry entry for the Server service has been changed from Service_Demand_Start to Service_Disabled. The Server service is now disabled.

11. Type exit and then press ENTER to restart your computer.

* Restarting the Server Service

1. Log on as Administrator.

2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.

3. In the Computer Management window, expand Services And Applications.

4. Under Services And Applications, click Services.

5. Double-click Server.

6. In the Server Properties dialog box, change the Startup Type option to Automatic and click OK.

7. Right-click Server and click Start.

8. Close the Computer Management window.

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