Emergency Booting Windows PCs: Another Use for Linux
Posted on: 04/05/2005 06:28 PM

Really Linux look at Knoppix as an replacement for the Windows emergency boot disk

Can there be still more to add to the list of useful functions a live Linux CD offers? This brief article reviews the use of Linux as a means of emergency booting a failed Windows PC and accessing potentially lost files.

I discovered another truly invaluable use for Live Linux CDs when my friend Mitch asked me to come over and help him with a very urgent need. His business report was due the next morning, but at the last moment his Microsoft Windows laptop failed to boot and he lost his report.

He was ready to use the Windows emergency boot disk, and if that didn't work to fling his laptop and himself out the window. I recommended an alternative.

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