In this article, we created a boot disk that could recover from a rename of ntldr.
Well, what if you needed access to other files on the NTFS file system to recover. It would be nice if you could use something like the Windows 2000 Recovery Console to fix the filesystem.
Well, guess what? You can use the Windows 2000 Recovery Console to fix NT as well. Just boot off of the Windows 2000 CD. Push R to continue:
Push C for a recovery console:
You’ll have to specify the installation and log on:
Notice that there is no ntldr. We just have to rename ntldr.bak to ntldr:
Reboot, and all is happy.