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NTFS (W2K) recovery

By jredding ·
I have a laptop that has W2K on it... it gets to the 2000 logo screen and then gives an error that the beep.sys file is corrupt and stops the bootup. I can't boot to safe mode; I tried doing a repair install; I tried creating boot disks from instructions off the web; I tried freeware for recovfery off the web; I tried NTFS DOS but couldn't get that to work... I want a DOS prompt so I can copy a new beep.sys file to the hard drive. Any ideas????????

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by jredding In reply to NTFS (W2K) recovery

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by sgt_shultz In reply to NTFS (W2K) recovery

hmmm. i believe you can use the Recovery Console on your win2k installation cd if you can boot from cd on your laptop. boot from the installation cd and tap the r key. you will get the console. login with the local administrator account. the password may be blank. then you can pick Start/Run/Command <enter> and you will have your, er, DOS prompt.

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This was tried by me initially and I couldn't get it to work. I tried again and wa-la!
Thanks

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by mikex In reply to NTFS (W2K) recovery

Try WIN PE (windows preinstall enviroment) this is a live cd that will load a minimum windows enviroment and you can get access to your system

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