Well, I have an issue, and I will return!
Anyways, here is what is going on.
I had an old gateway system with windows 98 on it. It also had gateway goback....
My system crashed due to a software issue, and I can no longer access my system in anything but safe mode. I took out my master drive and hooked it up to my friends old/my new PC as a slave. At first, I didn't think that it recognized it because I put the jumpers in wrong. Checked in the system setup and BIOS, it is recognizing the hard drive just fine.
So it is recognizing it but I can't access it? I thought it was strange. When I go into 'My computer", the second drive isn't listed. So I right click the C: drive, go to properties, select hardware, and Voila! It's there! But wait.... I can't access it! AAARGGGGHHH!
I call a local computer store, and they say that the Goback program on the old drive wasn't allowing XP to access the drive. I say OK, so if I uninstall Goback from Safe mode it will be ok? They say yes. So I boot it up in safe mode, uninstall Goback, and reboot. When it reboots, it says that a file from Symantec that the system.ini is pointing to isn't there. Strange, because I uninstalled NAV. So I go back into the msconfig and disable all of my startup items. Reboot, same issue. So I boot it in safe mode to select what to boot and what not to, it freezes halfway through. So I boot it in safe mode yet again, but Goback is still there!
Ok. So here is the point that I am at now. I want to get the old stuff off my old drive. Pictures, programs that I no longer have the disks for, mp3's, my personal autobiography, and more! I wish that there was some way that I could use this as a slave directly so I could transfer all of the info to a larger Hard Drive, but at this point, all I want to do is get my important stuff.
Here is the hardware:
45 GIG With 98SE on it(Bad drive)
80 GIG set up as slave to the 45 GIG on 98SE
30 GIG, which is what I am on now, with XP Home addition.
How do I get the data off or how do I get this PC to recognize it as a slave??
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by Daddy Shroom, 18 August 2005 - 04:33 PM.