Bootable CD Windows Environment

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Have you ever been in a jam -- and to top it all off, your computer won't boot?

Infopackets Reader Donald C. writes:

" Dennis,

I just read your May 19th article on 'Access old user account files under WinXP?' where a Reader was unable to access his files stored via a hidden system folder. I just wanted to comment by saying that I've come across a great program -- actually, it's a bootable CD ROM image -- that can be used to access files on your hard drive: all within a Windows environment.

If you can't find a better way to access files inside of XP, try doing it OUTSIDE of XP! Bart Lagerweij's `BartPE` is just plain awesome for this task. It has network support, lots of plugins, and it best of all -- it just plain works! I'm a techie and it's gotten me out of plenty of jams!

From the web site: '... Bart's PE Builder helps you build a `BartPE` (Bart Preinstalled Environment) bootable Windows CD-Rom or DVD from the original Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 installation/setup CD, very suitable for PC maintenance tasks.

It will give you a complete Win32 environment with network support, a graphical user interface (800x600) and FAT / NTFS / CDFS file system support. BartPE is very handy for burn-in testing systems with no OS, rescuing files to a network share, virus scanning a system, and so on. BartPE will replace any DOS boot disk in no time!' "

Side note: Excellent find -- thanks for the info!

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