Well, I have a laptop here that is giving me problems. I need to try and get some files from its documents folder. Obviously it doesn't boot up and gives me constant errors. I have tried redoing all the registries from the repair folder and still no luck. I'm now trying to just save the documents and wipe it out. Well, it seems that I cannot access any other folders except system folders when logged into the recivery console. There is one way around it though. You have to set group policies in the main OS (prior to crashing) to allow you to use the SET commands to allowremovablemdia and allowallpaths. Now comes the next question. Is theer a way to edit the registry from the command prompt in windows XP? I've looked and looked to no avail. I basically have to edit the software hive to set:

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\RecoveryConsole
SetCommand (DWORD) 1 = allow floppy copy etc, 0 = restrict some file

So... any suggestions?