Originally Posted by Mak213
There is no more command prompt boots. That F8 will give you Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Normal or last know good config.
So unless you can get into Safe Mode you wont get anywhere.
Not so true. If you boot from a Windows XP CD, when it stops for the first time, asking what to do, you can press "Repair" and it enters in a command line. I don't know if you can access a floppy or any other peripheral, but there you have a pure command line and you can access the disk.