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By jimeneg ·
How do I create a network boot disk in Windows 2000 Advanced Server. I needed to boot a PC that would not boot up even in Safe Mode. I want to transfer the data files to the server and fdisk it because the registry is corrupted and cannot be fixedusing the scanreg.

Thank you for your help!

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by isys In reply to Network Boot Disk

Look here:

http://support.microsoft.com

Search for Q301680.

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by rdunn In reply to Network Boot Disk

What's the OS?

I'm assuming that since you said 'safe mode,' this is a 9x or Me box.

If 9x/Me, then you can go to http://www.bootdisk.com - find the disk that you need.

If it is an NT or 2K box, you could create a network bootdisk from http://www.bovistech.com and boot to the network and copy your files.

If you have Ghost or Drive Image (other imaging utils probably support this, too), you could use the aforementioned network boot disk, and image it to a share somewhere and use the vendor's (Norton=Ghost Explorer, for example) image browsing utility to pull files out of the image and onto a network share...

There's many options - not excluding loading the operating system in a different folder on the hard drive...

Up to you!

Rob

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by jimeneg In reply to Network Boot Disk

This is very helpful. I was thinking of using ImageCast as the last resource so I can at least save the data files.

Thank you!!

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by cul8rm8e In reply to Network Boot Disk

start,run, and type C:\WINT\system32\reminst\RBFG


for some unknown reason i had to use explorer to find (RBFG) and run from there( just incase the first command doesnt run do this)

You also need both your server and client to have compatible(NIC`s ) installed.

if you need more help..........

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by ustutz In reply to Network Boot Disk

Windows 2000 answer to your problem is the "Revocery Console" from your W2K installation CD. Any attempt to network boot as described in the other postings will result in data loss. I.e., the only thing you can use a network boot diskette for is to reimage. Unless your data resides on different disk systems than your OS, you won't be able to recover it from a network boot.

What made you decide the registry is corrupt? Just asking because I have seen people change the permissions for the C drive (at the drive level!). Unless C drive is full control by everyone, you won't boot (or log in). The fix for that dilemma (on a workstation) was to make the physical disk the slave, plug in and boot from the C drive of an identical PC, change the permissions on the slave ("D:\"), then replace all the disks and reboot.

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by jimeneg In reply to Network Boot Disk

This is a ME workstation and not W2K

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