My computer has died
Posted on 2002-05-08
Hi, I need some help.
My laptop (running windows 2000) fails to start up properly. I think that formating the hard drive and re-installing windows will solve the problem, however I need to copy certain files over before I can do this.
When I boot from the windows 2000 CD I can get to the "recovery console" which seems similar to dos, but does not allow me into my "my documents" folder (It just shows an Access Denied message)
I also tried using a win 98 start up disk, but of course it does not support NTFS.
Could someone direct me to a website where I can download a more suitable boot disk, or suggest what I am doing wrong.
p.s My computer could be connected to a network. Would I be able to access the documents that I have shared, when the computer is booted from the win 2000 CD.