When you try to install the Recovery Console with the \i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons command, you receive:

error reading information from netmap.inf.

If the DevicePath Value Name at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion is NOT a REG_EXPAND_SZ data type, you will experience this problem.

To resolve this problem:

1. Use Regedt32 on Windows 2000, or Regedit on Windows XP, to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.

2. Double-click the DevicePath Value Name and copy the data to the clipboard.

3. Delete the DevicePath Value Name.

4. Add the DevicePath Value Name, as a REG_EXPAND_SZ data type, and paste the data value from the clipboard.

5. Press OK.

6. Exit the Registry Editor.

7. You may need to shutdown and restart for these values to take effect.