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radlv

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Hey, for no apparant reason, I could no longer reboot the computer from the HD (computer starts but cannot go into window ME). I am able to boot the computer with a floppy boot disk and can get into the HD (C drive) in DOS. How can I save the data in the HD? If I get a external HD now and connect it, can I copy the data from my HD to the external drive without activating Window ME? I have tried several HD repair softwares, but none of them worked (all freeze up after a while).
Thanks :tazz:
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Tyger

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This is a difficult situation because it is hard to find hard drives that older machines can use without installing special software, the installation being done in Windows. If you're going to fix the computer you can get a hard drive of 32gb or less that most any computer of that vintage will be able to see. If you choose to do that post at this thread and we can help you.

If you're going to get another computer and just want the files then just hook your old drive, jumpered as slave, to the IDE cable in the new computer and transfer the files over to the new disk.
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wannabe1

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Hi radlv...Welcome to G2G!

Have you tried a System Restore from Command Prompt? That may get you up and running well enough to recover your data.

If you still require assistance, post back to this thread.

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