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I have a Windows 2000 workstation that is part of a W2k domain that had a hard drive crash last week.  The workstation attempts to boot but before it gets to the login screen it reboots and the cycle continues.  I'm not so interested in rebooting windows if there is a way for me to perhaps boot off of a CD and get 1 file copied off the workstation.  I tried the recovery mode in W2k but it will not allow me to navigate to the folder where the file resides.  

Any ideas here?
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by:willcomp
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Another method is to boot from a Bart PE CD and use its file manager to transfer/copy file.

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
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Hi

You can try a Linux based program called Knoppix, download the ISO file, burn it to a disk. Boot the PC up and tell it to boot from the CD, the system will then boot into a linux environment. This disk will NOT install anything.

Once the system has booted up you will be given a desktop and the hard disk should be listed it will be called something like HDA1 or SDA1. You then need to click onto the disk and it should show you the contents of the disk.

If you then plug a USB pen drive in you can copy the files to that Pen drive. If the pen drive say that it is "read only" you need to right click on it and select the change the "read/write access" then you should be able to copy it across.

http://www.knoppix.org/
Download - BURN -  Boot - Copy

Hope this helps

Veggiebasher
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by:Tom F
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NTSFDos did the trick, I have faith the other options would work also but I just went in order of the responses.  Thanks everyone for the support.
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Has saved me many times!
Happy to help.
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