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    Default Typing of ~ impossible in Recovery Console

    Hello,

    First thanks for putting the article C:\windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt on the net, after a lot of searching this was the first clear step by step info I could find.
    Following those steps, the one that says C:\Windows>CD C:\system~1\_resto~1 became a bit of a problem since the computer
    in question does not accept this key being typed on it's keyboard.
    Is there a command or something I can use in the recovery console to
    allow me to do so?
    The System Volume Information file is displayed as having 0 bites,
    will it still come up with restorepoints or do I have to unhide these some
    way or another?
    Ps I have no access to the computer through save mode or anything, just
    the recovery console.

    Thanks for any comments on this, Neko

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    Default typing ~ is ok, but more problems

    Sorry for the ~ question, that's solved now, but now I'm refused access to
    the system~1 file.

    How do I get in?

    Thanks again, Simon

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    To keep the discussion public, I understood I was not the only one to have
    problems with the ~ sign in the recovery console.
    In my case I found out that if I pressed the space key after the ~ key,
    it was possible to type it, using the backspace to type without space
    in the command. Probably most of you will know that, but I hope
    it helps for those of you who don't.
    Now it's just waiting for my second question, I read something about
    cacls command, but thats not included in the recovery console commands.
    quite curious by now ,

    Neko

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    Default Old School Method

    You can also type the tilde (~) by using an old DOS trick.

    While holding the Alt-key down, type the numbers "1", "2", and "6" on the NUMERIC keypad then release the Alt-key. Again, you must use the numeric keypad -- it doesn't work with the top-row keys. If you're using a laptop, you may need to use your "Fn"-key or equivalent to access the keypad function.

    I used to use this method of entering ASCII characters in my batch files.

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    Hi eef, welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by eef View Post
    You can also type the tilde (~) by using an old DOS trick.

    While holding the Alt-key down, type the numbers "1", "2", and "6" on the NUMERIC keypad then release the Alt-key. Again, you must use the numeric keypad -- it doesn't work with the top-row keys. If you're using a laptop, you may need to use your "Fn"-key or equivalent to access the keypad function.

    I used to use this method of entering ASCII characters in my batch files.
    You might find this recent thread interesting.
    Last edited by arraknid; 07-17-2008 at 12:57 PM. Reason: forgot the link!!!