Solved

How can I get files off NTFS drive that no longer boots Windows (2000)

Posted on 2007-04-04
5
234 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
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?
0
Comment
Question by:Tom F
5 Comments
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 500 total points
ID: 18851724
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:willcomp
ID: 18852054
Another method is to boot from a Bart PE CD and use its file manager to transfer/copy file.

http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:veggiebasher
ID: 18852664
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
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Tom F
ID: 18853772
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.
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18853790
Has saved me many times!
Happy to help.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
reclamation process error on TSM 6 68
File copy time stamp question 6 84
Windows USB 4TB Backup Drive 7 50
Server 2012 R2 added to a Windows 2000 domain 3 20
In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
Lets start to have a small explanation what is VAAI(vStorage API for Array Integration ) and what are the benefits using it. VAAI is an API framework in VMware that enable some Storage tasks. It first presented in ESXi 4.1, but only after 5.x sup…
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question