I have made from the projects a copy of PicoXP but a few things have been crossing my mind:
PicoXP is command line as is XP Recovery console but AFAIK XP recovery console is crippled in many ways & has very limited potential for fixing XP e.g.
By default, Recovery Console enforces the following four restrictions:
- You cannot access certain folders, such as Program Files, Documents and Settings, and disks or folders containing other Windows XP Professional installations.
- You cannot copy files to removable disks because floppy-disk write access is disabled by default.
- When you attempt to copy files to removable disks, an error message similar to the following appears: Access is denied
- You cannot change the local Administrator account password from Recovery Console.
I have learned that you can use 8 commands from within XP recovery console to fix a busted XP system, something like this:
C: CD ..
C: ATTRIB -H C:\\boot.ini
C:ATTRIB -S C:\\boot.ini
C:ATTRIB -R C:\\boot.ini
C: del boot.ini (not sure if I'd "del it" would be inclined to rename it)
C: BOOTCFG /Rebuild
C: CHKDSK /R /F
Can the same set of commands be used in PicoXP, the main bits of interest are BOOTCFG /Rebuild & FIXBOOT, however the rest is relevant too. Has anyone got any comparison details in what you can & cannot do with both?