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Win2K STOP screen. I only have 10 points. sorry

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Hi,
THIS IS ABOUT ANOTHER COMPUTER. NOT THE ONE I AM TYPING ON
I am desperate for help.
I am getting the damned WIN2K stop error saying. "inaccessible_boot_device"
I got this problem after I didn't shut down my computer and turned it straight off. then my profile was corrupt (ADMIN) so I tried reinstalling it. it copied the files and when it booted up I get the stop screen.
I have the win2k cd but because I copied it off MSDN it isn't bootable or anything so it isn't much help.

Now I don't care about formatting and reinstalling everything but the problem is there are a few files in the My Documents folder and it is extremely important I can recover them. I am not sure whether an option would be to make the 18.6GB Win2k partition smaller and then install win98 on the other one and try to recover the data I want from the win2k machine but I am desperate for help and I need everything in the mydocs folder desperately. I am not a business so I cannot afford to waste my money on expensive software. I haven't fiddled around with the computer since I have aused this problem so all the data should be there but I will need to recover it somewhere.
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BTW as i said before I don't care about reinstalling. I just want this recovered safetly. it is a NTFS partition.

please please help

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Also maybe if there is recovery software i could even save the files to seperate floppy disks or something because I am pretty sure none of the files exceed 1.38MB.
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you can make the boot floppies by going to \bootdisk directory on the cd and using either the makeboot or makebt32 (depending on the OS that you have the cd on)
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after making the 4 boot disks, you can then try the repair option of setup

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the damned boot disks don't work. It loads them all and then says it cannot find the EULA license agreement

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someone said they can be foind online at the ms web site. Maybe this would help.

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Remove the hard drive from the bad computer and install it in another as the secondary drive.  Then use the operating system in the good computer to access the files on the hard disk and copy them to the good computer. Hopefully you installed W2k to a Fat32 system.  
      "zipper"
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When installing, type:

WINNT32 /U

This will affirm that you have read the EULA

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Ok, so I didn't read it all. Sorry, but Win2k on another machine with the NTFS file system should read it ok.
Zipper"

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I got the boot disks off a website. It worked ok.
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I think its out of line to delete this question, especially when it was only 10 points.

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yeah I don't really need 10 points anyway

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