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W2K boot fix

By Myeyeshurt ·
Arrrrr,
Okay, yesterday one of my users installed some software for a Zipdrive onto his computer.
Since then, when we try to boot up, (normal mode, safe mode, safe mode w/dos), it gets to the CTRL+ALT+DEL screen and freezes...the only thing it will respond to is the power button.
I created the four boot/setup disks, and went through to repair, buuuuut....apparently there is something wrong with the ERD, arrr...
So I figured I'd throw on a new copy of W2K on top of the corrupted one, hoping that any vital drivers that had gotten fouled would be fixed...but...
W2K needs about 613 Mb of free space to install, and he only has 439.
I booted again to the repair console to look for files to delete, but through the console you only are granted access to the /WINNT folder.
Now for my question, is there a way to get to the rest of his files?
If not, since I'm about to re-install W2K, would there be any major issues with deleting certain files FROM the /WINNT folder?
I'm reachin' here, any help would be appreciated.
Peace.

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You should have tried Last Known Good...

by savatovic In reply to W2K boot fix

You should have tried Last Known Good Configuration. This is a preferred method when you installed drivers and had boot problems afterwards.

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I did try Last known good config

by Myeyeshurt In reply to You should have tried Las ...

That was the first thing I did, unfortunatly, every option on the F8-2000 troubleshooting screen ended up at the same spot...Even with safe with dos prompt, it went straight to the ctrl-alt-del screen and hung.

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NTFSDOS

by pbeausoleil1 In reply to I did try Last known good ...

You can use a product called NTFSDOS that will let you boot off of a dos boot disk and than once run (dtfsdos) opens up the os so you can delete some files for a re-install. NTFSDOS is made by a company called Winternals. Try this following link.http://www.winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/ntfsdospro.shtml
Good luck.

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