windows nt emergency repair disk

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CP Idiot

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Please Help! My Work Computer has Windows NT and It has crased, however stupid me never made a emergency repair disk.

Now eveything I have tried ask for that disk. Is there anywhere on the Internet that I can download this and then take it to my computer. Please Help! Thanks


I forgot to mention that the computer has Windows NT workstation, if I do a new install I will lose all my information and business files. Is there anything I can do besides a complete re-install
 
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1. It is particular to your computer.
2. I have never really gotten it to do a worthwhile repair.

Unless you have good backups, you usually need to do a clean install.

My recommendation is to have two partitions on your hard drive. A smaller one (4 gigs or so) for the operating system. The rest for programs and data.

After you get everything installed the way you want, use a program like Drive Image to make an image of the C: partition. Then when NT fails to boot, you simply restore that image. Usually this only takes about 10 minutes.

You data on the D: drive can be backed up however you like.
 

Tushman

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CP Idiot, Bob is right. It is indeed particular to your system.

After you've got your OS back and running smoothly, don't forget to make your ERD this time.
 
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If you have another workstation machine with same
hardware try making the ERD from that box. This may not work
and you could not use the registry recovery unless the two machines were identical in every way.
You should try this only as a last resort since if recovery fails you will have to reinstall.
Also I would recommend reading up on ERDs on Microsoft's web site. Also checkout I386.com
 
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