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Old 05-29-03, 10:54 PM
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DOS cd burning program?

Hi! I've totally screwed up my harddrive with partitions gone awry, and I can't re-install win2k (it says my C drive is corrupt) and my computer crashes when I run anything under windows. I need to backup some important documents to CD (about 20 gigs worth), but can only do so in DOS. Is there a program that will let me do this? Thanks!
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For that large of a size - do you have another HD you can install the OS on and copy over the data? I always have a spare HD on hand - they're like lightbulbs to me. I'm not sure if Norton Ghost can do this...
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If you are formatted as NTFS you're going to have trouble with most any DOS-based program.

But Ghost could do it, whether or not you're NTFS. You might need a working computer to configure it to create a bootable floppy though, unless you're real good with DOS and CD-R drivers and stuff. And you'll have to copy the entire drive or partition to CDs.

Symantec used to have a demo version that would do this, I know it helped me out once. Don't know if they still do.

It would be much easier to take the drive to another computer and copy the files from there.

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