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