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HELP! How do I rename files using the windows recovery console?

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gingo

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Oct 23, 2002
I was messing around in the windows system folder and renamed a file on accident. Now when ever I boot up and windows starts to load the computer restarts. I wont even go into safe mode. Is there a way I can use the recovery console to raname to its original name? If so, please tell me the command and stuff.

thanks.
 
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gingo

gingo

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Oct 23, 2002
Nevermind, I'm reformatting now :( Last time I mess with cracks...........
 

minoukat

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Jul 6, 2001
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Ottawa, Ontario
type Ren [original filename] [filename you want]

be sure to add the extensions and all, type CD [directory name] to move into a different directory and CD.. to get back to the old one (yes, there are two dots after the CD)
 

looktall

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Jul 28, 2002
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perth.wa.au
in recovery console, if you type help, it'll spit out a list of commands you can use.

typing the command you want followed by /? (eg ren /? ) will list the correct syntax for using the command.

not that you need to know now, but for future reference.
:D
 
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gingo

gingo

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Oct 23, 2002
I tried renaming but it said the path was wrong or somthing. dunno why I messed with the crack anyway, just wanted to test it out. Now I'm happily running with a legit copy of XP Home and SP1.