Command Prompt in UBCD?

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Command Prompt in UBCD?

#1 Post by Joebob » Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:58 pm

When starting up my computer, it hangs at the windows xp symbol. When I try to start it up in Safe Mode, it stops at TDI.SYS. After doing some internet research, I found this site ( ... 85369.html) which has a guy claiming that he used the chkdsk /r command through UBDC in order to fix the problem. So, I made a UBCD, but can't find a way to run the command. Is there a way to do this? Is there another way to fix this problem?

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#2 Post by tech951 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:23 pm

If you have an XP cd, just boot using that and choose recovery console. From there you'll have to enter your Administrator password (if you dont remember setting one just try a blank password) and you'll be able to run chkdsk.exe. If you get prompted for some file (I cannot recall the name) type d:\i386\[name of file] where D: is the letter of your CD-ROM drive.


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#3 Post by marryjohnson » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:50 pm

Well I tried to use Easy CD Creator to create a boot disk but it didn't work.
I downloaded UBCD 4 Windows and Extracted to a folder and used ECC to create bootable disk. It didn't work so I read a little more and it looks like I have to extract the .exe right to the C drive? then create the CD. Am I supposed to copy anything else with the .iso? I also have a problem with his being SP1 and mine being SP2?

At least if I can get a boot disk to get to a prompt, I could save his spreadsheets, then do a clean install.
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#4 Post by tech951 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:59 pm

If all you need to do is save files, look into Knoppix. Download that ISO and burn it to a CD. You can boot the computer with Knoppix and use it to save the files, especially if you attach a USB drive or something similar before Knoppix starts.

However Knoppix is a Linux LIVE on CD OS, with a graphical shell similar to Windows, it is NOT the same as Windows. As such there are a few things you would have to learn.

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#5 Post by Icecube » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:13 am

@ marryjohnson
UBCD4Win has there own forums at
Download Ultimate Boot CD v5.0:
Use Parted Magic for handling all partitioning task: