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By Spank ·
I have a drive that won't boot to Windows 2k Advanced server anymore, but still has all of my data on it. Is there a way to boot to floppy to copy all the data back from a command prompt. I assume I won't be able to use a win98 boot diskette due to the NTFS partition on the Win2k Drive. Is there a way to boot to a command prompt that will let me see the data so that I can copy it to floppies? If so, How? Thank you in advance

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by allan In reply to Windows 2000 Server Data ...

Have a look at http://www.sysinternals.com , there is a utility that is called NTFSDOS which will do exactly what you've asked.
Use a DOS Boot disk version 5.0 or above and run the utility - it really works.

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by Spank In reply to Windows 2000 Server Data ...

Thanks for your help. I didn't know about that site and was excited to see what it had to offer. I couldn't get the Win98/NTFS util to operate but, the DOS/NTFS util worked fine. Do you know if there's a way for it recognize long file names when you see the folders in windows? That was my only objection. Thanks again.

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by jwilczyn In reply to Windows 2000 Server Data ...

It may help:
http://www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot/
Good luck

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by Raffi_ In reply to Windows 2000 Server Data ...

When you say it "won't boot" to advanced server anymore can you be a little more specific? How far does the boot process get?

It is possible to access your data without booting to the GUI and Win2K also has something akin to the Win98 "safe" mode. All are accessible pre-GUI by selecting advanced boot options just before the GUI initializes.

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by rcurtis In reply to Windows 2000 Server Data ...

Not sure by your Q if the drive is phsically damaged or the OS is... try booting with the Win2K adv Svr CD and fix the installation.
This wont kill any of your data..

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