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Boot disk utility for NTFS?

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Eric Kiss
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2001 - 1:05 pm:   

Does anyone know of a good utility or procedure to boot up and see a HDD with NTFS after a crash on a laptop? OS is Win NT 4.0 sp 6. I have tried everything else to repair the OS so that I can get some files off with no luck. Thanks.
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2001 - 2:09 pm:   

What I normally do in that case is take the drive out and attach it to a machine that's running NTFS. With a laptop, that's going to be a little tricky, though there are cables made to allow you to attach a laptop drive to a standard IDE connector on your PC.

Another possible fix is to do a reinstall of the OS from an NT4 disk. This will only work if the boot sector of the hard drive is still functioning.

The only other solution that I'm aware of is Tiramisu (it's now called Easy Recovery) from Ontrack ( The catch is it costs $489.00.
Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 - 1:48 pm:   

my comp have the same problem can somebody help me the comp didnot detect my hard drive when i was trying to install windows me i delete windows 98 first version but then i couldn't install it cause when i was doing it its says if u have hpfs or ntfs use fdisk i dont know whats the problem what the heck its a hpfs or the ntfs please help!!!!!!
what i have todo send me a mail to with the subjet help!!!

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