C:\Cmdcons Folder Deleted When Reinstalling Recovery Console
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 233979 If the Recovery Console is preinstalled on your computer but for some reason files in the C:\Cmdcons folder become corrupted or are accidentally deleted, you may not be able
to boot into the Windows 2000 Recovery Console.
Change Directory Command Does Not Seem to Be Recognized in Recovery Console
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 256166 - When you use the the cd or chdir
(change directory) command in Recovery Console, you may receive
the following error message: The command is
not recognized, Type HELP for a list of supported commands.
DirectCD 3.01 Prevents Starting in Safe Mode in Windows 2000
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 261807 - After installing Adaptec's DirectCD version 3.01 on Microsoft Windows 2000, you may receive the following error message when you attempt to start in Safe
Mode: STOP: 0x0000001e
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED This occurs because Adaptec's
driver CDR4VSD.SYS installed by DirectCD version 3.01 is not
compatible with Safe Mode.
Dynamic Volumes Are Not Displayed Accurately in Text-Mode Setup or Recovery Console
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 227364 - While you are using the Recovery console to repair an unbootable Windows 2000 system, or during the text-mode portion of Windows 2000 Setup, dynamic disks may not display accurate information about the correct sizes or the complete list of
volumes contained on the dynamic disk(s). There is also no visible
designation as to whether a disk is a basic or dynamic disk.
Mirroring Prevents Pre-Installing the Recovery Console
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 229077 - The Windows 2000 Recovery Console is used to facilitate repairing an unbootable computer. It requires the Windows 2000 installation media (the four Setup disks or the CD-ROM). When your system partition (containing the Ntldr,
Ntdetect.com, and Boot.ini files) is part of a Windows 2000 basic or dynamic disk software mirror, you cannot pre-install the Recovery Console. If you try to pre-install the Recovery Console with the "WINNT32 /CMDCONS" command, you receive the following error message: No
valid system partitions were found, Setup is unable to continue.
Plug and Play Detection Not Disabled in Safe-Mode Startup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 197071 - When you start Windows 2000 in any safe mode, Plug and Play devices are still detected by the operating
Recovery Console Prompts for Administrator Password Even If Administrator Account Has Been Renamed
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 258585 - If you rename the built-in local Administrator account and then attempt to log on to Recovery Console, you are still prompted for the password for the account named Administrator.
Recovery Console Starts Without Prompting for a Password
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 238836 -
When you start your computer using either the Windows 2000 CD-ROM or the Windows 2000 Setup floppy disks and you choose to start Recovery Console, you may not be prompted for the administrator password. Your computer may start Recovery Console
Setup Does Not Continue If Repair Console Is Installed During Setup Process
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 242446 - If you install Recovery Console while an installation of Windows 2000 is in progress, you cannot continue with the installation. Installing Recovery Console while the other installation is in progress deletes necessary files from the $win_nt
Setup Does Not Continue If Recovery Console Is Installed During Setup Process
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 242446 - If you install Recovery Console while an installation of Windows 2000 is in progress, you cannot continue with the installation. Installing Recovery Console while the other installation is in progress deletes necessary files from the
$winnt$.~bt folder. This does not allow the existing Setup process
to be completed. You can install Recovery Console from within
another operating system if you experience a problem that prevents
Setup from continuing.
Selecting Recovery Console Causes Computer to Stop Responding
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 232948 - When you try to use the Recovery Console option from the Windows 2000 Startup menu, your computer may stop responding (hang). Also, your monitor may display random characters and graphics.
SP1 Upgrade Does Not Update Recovery Console Files
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 263125 When you install Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1), the files in the System_drive:\Cmdcons folder are not updated. To resolve this issue, you must run the winnt32.exe /cmdcons command again from an integrated installation (also
known as a "slipstreamed" installation) of Windows 2000 and SP1.
The Rconsole Users Group Is Not Created in a Workgroup
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 272710 - When you set up Remote Console on a computer that is in a workgroup, the Rconsole users group may not be