DOS feature on formatting disk

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Tue Jan 18 21:10:00 2005

> >In their more recent operating systems, they are also completely unclear
> >on the concept of "floppy boot". If one of the system files ON THE HARD
> >DISK is bad, it CAN NOT be booted. What else can I boot an NT machine
> >with that can read and write an NTFS partition?

On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Dan Williams wrote:
> Checkout Knoppix it can do loads of stuff with ntfs partitions. Virus
> checking, repairing, password changing.

Thank you
An excellent possibility. I just ordered the disk, but might try
downloading it tomorrow when I have access to a faster connection.

On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, John Foust wrote:
> Any one of the Linux-based boot CDs that handle NTFS?
I just ordered Knoppix
> Or the Sysinternals tools that handle NTFS?
Unless I missed something,...
They have lots of neat stuff that runs under NT, and
they have two different programs that can READ NTFS from a 98 boot.
One of them is a nice amateur attempt at an XTREE like interface, but READ
ONLY. And it won't read SOME NTFS partitions (8G limit?)
The other is an excellent working device driver, that deliberately won't
write, to permit them to SELL that version.
To fix the machine so that it can boot, I need to copy a good copy of
NTVDM.EXE to it.

> Or a second machine that
> can still read the hard disk, if you transplant it?

That's what I'll be doing next.

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Tue Jan 18 2005 - 21:10:00 GMT

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