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    boot windows nt workstation 4.0 to dos mode

    does exactly what it says on the tin. i need to boot windows nt workstation 4.0 to dos mode.

    Is there a boot disk prog for winnt workstation 4.0 that youve used ? I found one that was 3 floopys big, but it didnt ask for the 3rd floppy, or put me in dos mode. just the install windows nt thingy.

    I need this as a matter of urgency. Thank you very much,
    Chris Traverse
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    tough.

    windows nt has no ms-dos underpinnings. there is no way to get into dos, it's not there. same goes for all nt versions, from nt 3.1 to nt 5.2 (server 2003)

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    • directhex's system
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    the most relevant thing you'll find is http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;103280

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    so there is categorically no way i can use dos without logging in?
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    there is categorically no dos.

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    if you really MUST try something, a windows 98 boot disk combined with an ms-dos ntfs reader will allow you to READ files, but i don't believe you can write the information back in any way

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    ok im not quite sure what that means. lol. thank you very much for help
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    windows nt uses the NTFS partition system, which cannot be accessed by MS-DOS without third-party software (DOS handles only FAT12, FAT16 & FAT32). if you get ahold of an MS-DOS boot floppy disk (such as a windows 98 disk), and some third party software, then you can get _READ_ access to the NTFS data on an NT4 machine. not sure if that's what you need, but that's the best you'll get without getting ahold of an NT Emergency Boot Disk & using the recovery system on that

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