QUICK boot disk to get to command prompt on NTFS (XP) - Is there one out there?

Posted on 2006-04-27
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Is there a quick boot disk (preferably a CD bootable)
to get to a command prompt so I can delete files without loading xp?

I know I can use the recovery console to do this but it takes so long to load all the stuff from the setup CD.

I am looking for something very simple and quick - and also free if that is possible!

- Thanks
Question by:cparent05
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For one with a lot of tools....

For just a command prompt...

Author Comment

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I actually need it to delete files though. These two can view and copy but can't delete.
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Method 1 from http://www.bootdisk.com/ntfs.htm allows you to delete....

"Method 1 View, Copy, Write, And Edit Files On NTFS Drives

Sometimes you need full Read AND Write access to NTFS drives if XP/NT is not booting in order to delete a file, replace a file, rename a file, or edit a file such as boot.ini or perhaps win.ini. "

And with the ultimate boot cd using ntfs4dos gives full access including delete to NTFS drives.

I've used both before and never had a problem deleting.
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Kenneniah earned 1000 total points
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Haven't used them in awhile though, I prefer the GUI of something like BartPE now. Might be an option for you as well.


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Thanks for all the info kenneniah!

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