I have an NT 4.0 Workstation SP6 installation that is corrupted. The system hangs at the blue NT boot up screen after showing a few dots. The motherboard is actually embedded in a 2004 kyocera copy machine with a PCI riser card that runs the copier. It is important to salvage the OS installation if possible so that I don't lose the drivers for the daughter card and the other installed utilities that run the copier. I have already cloned the drive just in case the repair is not successful.
The drive is recognized by the BIOS and can also be viewed and copied from explorer on another workstation.
The Last Known Good Config does seem to help.
The F8 VGA mode does not seem to be available.
The Repair process from the NT4 cdrom says that it does not see an NT4 installation to repair.
The Reinstallation process says that the partition is corrupted and must be reformatted.
Do I have any other options?
Thanks in advance.