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    Win 2K Crash

    I apologize if I'm posting in the wrong place. The Laptop I use at work gives me the "Blue Screen of Death" on Startup with the message "Innaccessible_Boot_Device". Got a freeware from ntfs.com that allows me to see the C: drive and I see the file I want to recover. However, the file is 4MB in size and I can copy only to the floppy drive. Any assistance on how to split and copy the file from DOS or any other manner is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Win 2K Crash

    If you can find an old version of pkzip, I know it spans disks.

    You can't hook up an external drive (zip, jaz, etc)??
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    Re: Win 2K Crash

    Check out some of these Utilities for DOS - I suspect PKZIP will only run under Windows and the current evaluation version may be a little tooooo big....

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    Re: Win 2K Crash

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> PKZip for DOS is still available: http://nct.digitalriver.com/fulfill/0018.4 for version 2.5 (not free), or http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_desc...fid,1233,00.asp for version 2.04g (free). Download is about 200 KB. Google will yield more sites.

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    Re: Win 2K Crash

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> . . . thank you . . . <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Win 2K Crash

    Just to confirm terminology: you do have Win2K installed on a FAT32 partition - do you not - and not NTFS. Otherwise, DOS tools are not going to help you. What looks like a DOS prompt on NTFS partitions is something quite different.
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    Re: Win 2K Crash

    I suspect from his post he HAS Ntfs, but, if he boots with the floppy that he downloaded (nfts2dos) and runs the original pkzip, it should grab the file he wants. I know the free version of ntfs2dos can only read a ntfs partition. There is a version of ntfs2dos that can write to a ntfs partition (but it costs)

    I have copied certain files off a ntfs partition as a bet (password file)
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    Re: Win 2K Crash

    Appreciate everyone's assistance. mwolfman's solution did it for me, barely. The compressed file finally fit in a floppy. Once again, thanks!

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