Some information on how to startup the recovery console (see last screenshot for the Command Prompt: jsut click on this text when you see it at boot time)
Look at: http://www.besttechie.net/forums/Vistas-System-Recovery-Console-t12840.html
to see some commands that you can use at the recovery console.
If you type 'help' you also can see the available commands.
For copying files, you probably need something like this (I haven't used windows in a very long time, so be warned
copy "C:\WINDOWS\system32\somefile.exe" "C:\somefolder\"
This will copy the file "C:\WINDOWS\system32\somefile.exe
" to the folder "C:\somefolder\
You can type:
it will give you the explanation on how to use the copy command.
I think that you also can use xcopy
. It can do more than the copy
command: e.g.: recursively copy a directory. Search on the internet or with the help function, how to use it.
Download Ultimate Boot CD v5.0
Use Parted Magic
for handling all partitioning task: http://partedmagic.com/