The Windows Recovery Console is used to facilitate repairing an unbootable computer. It requires the Windows installation media (the four Setup disks or the CD-ROM). The Recovery Console can be pre-installed by running the winnt32 /cmdcons
command from the Windows installation CD-ROM to place the files on the local hard disk. This option requires approximately 7 megabytes (MB) of disk space on the system partition.
When your system partition (containing the Ntldr, Ntdetect.com, and Boot.ini files) is part of a Windows 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.