What disk do you need?

You’re working on a Windows XP system that is having problems booting, and you’d like to use the Windows XP Recovery Console to copy over some new files. Unfortunately, you’ve not configured Windows XP to use the Recovery Console as one of your startup options. What disk will you need to start the Recovery Console?

A) The Windows XP Emergency Repair Disk

B) The Windows XP installation media

C) A 3rd-party LiveCD utility disk

D) A Linux-based bootable USB flash drive

E) James Taylor Live, or something else mellow

The answer: B) The Windows XP installation media

Although you can configure Windows XP to provide an option for the Recovery Console during the startup process, you can guarantee access to the Recovery Console using the Windows installation media.

Want to know more? Watch “Boot Options.”

Even before Windows starts, there are many options during the boot process. In this video module, you’ll learn how to configure the BIOS, use Safe Mode, and repair your computer with system recovery disks and the Windows Recovery Console.