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#1 tookiewayne

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:19 AM

I don't really know how to use the search well enough to find out if this has been posted.

I have an old compaq running windows 98 and i need to copy a few files from it to a scan disc cruzer flash drive but the pc won't turn on at all.

I have considered taking the hard-drive out and putting it in another computer that is running xp on its hard drive, change the bios boot setting and just try to stick the cruzer in if the computer loads. I'm about to try this today so if anyone has another option or more insight on how i should do this please let me know. I want this process to go as smoothly as possible.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:28 AM

Put the hard drive in the other computer but then just boot up windows xp and open the drive from "My Computer" and find the files that you want and copy them to either the flash drive or to the windows xp machines hard drive. That would be the best way to go as i doubt windows 98 will reconize the flash drive, more or less boot on a different machine. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:43 AM

thanks a lot. both computers are ide so do i need to move any jumpers around and change the old hard disk to a slave?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:58 AM

Yes set the old drive as slave. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:12 PM

worked like a charm bro. thanks

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:34 PM

You are very welcome, I am glad to have been of assistance to you have a nice night! :thumbsup:
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