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What are the commands that are supported by Recovery Console?

    List of commands that are supported by Recovery Console.

    The following commands can be executed from Recovery Console.

    attrib: It changes the attributes of files and directories.

    batch: It executes the commands specified by text files.

    bootcfg: It executes the configurations and recovery of boot files boot.ini.

    cd: It displays the current directory name or changes the current directory.

    chkdsk: It checks disks and displays the status reports.

    cls: It clears the window.

    copy: It copies a file to another location.

    Del: It deletes multiple files.

    dir: It lists the files and sub-directories in a directory.

    disable: It disables system services and device drivers.

    diskpart: It manages the partitions of hard disk drives.

    enable: It starts or enables system services or device drivers.

    exit: It exits the recovery console and restarts the computer.

    expand: It expands compressed files.

    fixboot: It writes a new partition boot sector to the specified partition.

    fixmbr: It fixes the master boot record on the specified hard disk drive.

    format: It formats disks.

    help: It lists the commands usable with the recovery console.

    listsvc: It lists the services and drivers usable with the computer.

    logon: It logs on to Windows installation.

    map: It displays the mapping of drive letters.

    md: It creates directories.

    more: It displays text files.

    net use: It connects network sharing to drive letters.

    net send: It sends message through networks.

    ren: It renames a file.

    rd: It deletes directories.

    set: It displays and configures environmental variables.

    systemroot: It sets the systemroot directory currently logged on to the current directory.

    type: It displays text files.

    For information on the recovery console of Windows XP, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft's technical support website.
    Article ID: Q229716
    Last Reviewed: July 21, 1999
    Title: Description of the Windows Recovery Console
    Link: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q229/7/16.asp