Knoppix raising computers from the dead

I’m setting up a machine in the server room to duplicate the configuration I’ll be installing at a client next month. The machine had been my desktop computer last year, running WinXP Pro, until it developed a terminal case of the Windows Blues and would not let anyone log on, locally, remotely, via Samba shares, nothing. I booted it up with the Knoppix CD in the SCSI CD-ROM and Knoppix dealt with the oddball hardware, booted the machine, and acted as a Samba server so I could copy off the old files over the network before blowiing it away. Pretty amazing.

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