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Change Directory Command Does Not Seem to Be Recognized in Recovery Console

Article ID: 256166

Article Last Modified on 2/28/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q256166


When you use the cd or chdir (change directory) command in Recovery Console, you may receive the following error message:

The command is not recognized, Type HELP for a list of supported commands.


This message occurs if you type the cd or chdir command in one of the following ways:

cd[/d] [drive:][path]
chdir[/d] [drive:][path]

Although these commands work in MS-DOS or at a Microsoft Windows NT command prompt, Recovery Console requires that you insert a space between the command and the switch. Type the command in one of the following ways:

cd [/d] [drive:][path]
cd [..]
cd [\]
chdir [/d] [drive:][path]
chdir [..]
chdir [/]

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

229716 Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

Keywords: kberrmsg kbinfo KB256166