[nycphp-talk] [OT] recommend laptop repair place/Windows XPfixer-upper?
jlacey at att.net
Sat Jan 1 13:40:53 EST 2005
Tim Gales wrote:
> Mitch Pirtle writes:
>>Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] [OT] recommend laptop repair
>>"You can't start Windows! Disaster? Possibly not.
> You can run Knoppix if you have a minimum of 128 Mb (working) RAM.
> Maybe reinserting the ram chips in their sockets (again)
> would be a good thing to do. (seems like there are two
> problems goind on here: flaky ram and corrupted files)
In addition to the few suggestions concerning Knoppix, I highly
recommend "Knoppix Hacks" (O'Reilly) which also comes with a Knoppix CD.
There are hacks that specifically address "recovery situations" on
Windows. And, if you bring it up in text mode -- "knoppix 2" at the
boot prompt -- you can run it in 64MB (or less).
I have personally used Knoppix to recover a lost Windows Product ID on a
Win98 system for a friend who had bought a used PC and needed to
re-install from the win98SE directory on the hard drive. I even keep a
copy of Knoppix in my glovebox so's I'll have it "whenever" :)
p.s. a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all the NYPHP listies...
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