Is it possible to install a Vista "Recovery Console" in the boot menu, as in WinXP?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Juan I. Cahis, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Dear friends:

    Is it possible to install a Vista "Recovery Console" in the boot menu,
    as in WinXP?

    When I had WinXP installed in my PC, the combination of ERUNT and the
    possibility to boot into the Recovery Console, saved my computer life
    many times. Can I install an equivalent in Vista's boot menu?

    Or, alternatively, can I copy the "MININT" (I understand that this is
    the folder where the Recovery Console files are stored) and some root
    files from another computer with WinXP, to the root of my Vista
    machine, and then to use any utility to add it to the boot menu of it?
    (I would prefer the first choice).


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Jul 18, 2007
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  2. The simple answer is No! The Vista DVD is bootable and has it's own repair
    options as you can see form this link on my website
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org/vista_dvd_repair_your_computer_options.htm

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    mail/post..

    Dear friends:

    Is it possible to install a Vista "Recovery Console" in the boot menu,
    as in WinXP?

    When I had WinXP installed in my PC, the combination of ERUNT and the
    possibility to boot into the Recovery Console, saved my computer life
    many times. Can I install an equivalent in Vista's boot menu?

    Or, alternatively, can I copy the "MININT" (I understand that this is
    the folder where the Recovery Console files are stored) and some root
    files from another computer with WinXP, to the root of my Vista
    machine, and then to use any utility to add it to the boot menu of it?
    (I would prefer the first choice).


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    John Barnett MVP, Jul 18, 2007
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  3. Juan I. Cahis

    roman modic Guest

    Hello!

    I haven't tried it yet, but it is possible:
    http://www.svrops.com/svrops/articles/winvistare.htm
     
    roman modic, Jul 18, 2007
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  4. Dear John, yes!!!, but providing that your computer manufacturer gave
    a Vista DVD to you, and not a "disk recovery DVD or CD", as they
    normally do.

    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Jul 18, 2007
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  5. Juan, Check your PC user manual. Your PC manufacturer should have made
    provisions for you to enter recovery mode. If it doesn't tell you how in the
    user guide, then email the pc manufacturers technical support and ask them
    what steps you need to take to enter repair mode.

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    John Barnett MVP
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    Windows - Shell/User

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    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

    Dear John, yes!!!, but providing that your computer manufacturer gave
    a Vista DVD to you, and not a "disk recovery DVD or CD", as they
    normally do.

    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    John Barnett MVP, Jul 18, 2007
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  6. Roman, while it is possible to install the Windows recovery Environment,
    Juan is missing one very important 'ingredient' - he has no windows vista
    installation disk, he only has recovery disks which are not suitable. To
    actually install the Windows Recovery Environment you need a full version of
    Windows Vista, a copy of the Windows Automated Installation kit and your pc
    must already be running a copy of Windows Vista.

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    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows - Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..

     
    John Barnett MVP, Jul 18, 2007
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  7. Juan I. Cahis

    roman modic Guest

    Hello!

    OK.

    OTOH, according to the article only boot.wim is required from Vista DVD.
    Maybe his recovery DVD contains Vista boot.wim ...
    Or maybe there is an ISO image of Vista DVD on hard disk of his PC ...

    Regards, Roman
     
    roman modic, Jul 18, 2007
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  8. Dear roman and friends:

    I read this article, it is very interesting.

    But it mentions an "x:" disk drive which it is not defined in the
    article (Look for "AppPath=x:\sources\recovery\recenv.exe" in it).

    Is it a mistake? Should it be "c:", or the letter representing the DVD
    drive ("e:")?

    Any hint?


    Thanks
    Juan I. Cahis
    Santiago de Chile (South America)
    Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!
     
    Juan I. Cahis, Jul 19, 2007
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