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Recover files from XP64 that will not boot

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I have a work station running XP64 that won't boot. Error is: "load needed DLLs for kernel"
I need to get some files off of the hard drive.

I have a laptop running Vista 64 with open USB ports and a CD Burner.

Any advice?

Thanks!
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have you tried booting into safe mood ?
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

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If you don't want to troubleshoot the problem, then a universal IDE/SATA to USB cable is a cheap option.  For under $10, numerous sellers on fleabay sell a kit -- typical example -- that contains a USB to IDE/SATA cable, power supply, and short SATA power and data cables.  When connected, the drive will appear as any other external USB hard drive.  The desired files can then be copied off and the drive readied for re-use.
Neil RussellTechnical Development Lead

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Easier still would be a boot CD that enabled you to boot with a usb external drive attached to this machine. No need to remove anything from anywhere then.

http://www.ubcd4win.com/ good easy one.

Just download/burn/boot
Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Do you have the XP64 installation CD that goes with the machine?
If so a repair reinstallation should fix this
http://www.windowsreinstall.com/winxpprox64/installxpcdrepair/indexfullpage.htm

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Neilsr,

Do I burn the UBCD4Winv360 executable to a cd and boot?

Thanks!

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For the UBCD4WIN the executable would need to be downloaded to another computer, installed, configured, then you generate an ISO file with the boot image, which then gets burned to a CD or DVD depending on size.  Full instructions are at http://www.ubcd4win.com/howto.htm.  

You can also download a number of live linux distributions (again, ISOs that you would write to CD/DVD) that will enable you to access your hard drive and copy files to an external USB device.  Ubuntu is a good choice, as is Knoppix.
Distinguished Expert 2019

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i use knoppix for that - no "access denied" from windows then : ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/knoppix/KNOPPIX_V6.7.0CD-2011-08-01-EN.iso 

this is an ISO file, that you can directly burn to CD with any iso burning tools..

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nobus,

With KNOPPIX do I burn the .iso file to a disk and then boot from it?

Thanks!

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You need to write the ISO to a disk....which is different that just including the .ISO file in the list of files to drop on the CD.  The ISO is an image format....the image contains the contents of an entire disk (CD/DVD).  Writing the contents of the ISO will extract all the files in the image and burn them to the CD.

Here's a great guide:  http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm
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yes, but as i posted above - you MUST use a ISO burning tool
eg like in cdburnerxp : http://cdburnerxp.se/