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Disk failure- backup problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by My Office, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. My Office

    My Office Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2002
    Have a disk failure. Badly need to create backup of several files. Mounted drive as a slave on my other computer but it fails to recognize it, although jumper pins are set OK. Hence, can't use Windows to backup stuff. I can backup small files using abridged version of DOS on Emergency Startup disk. However, can't copy files over 1.44 MB to a floppy. Does anyone know of software that will allow a large file to be copied to multiple floppies in DOS??

    I'm in a bind. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
  2. Lurker1


    Jan 30, 2001
    See if you can find pkzip for Dos anywhere. It ran in DOS and could zip files across several floppys. It was free or shareware at one time. BOL

    Can you mount the drive as a slave and use the Dos copy command to copy the files between hard drives?
  3. compilerxp


    Feb 24, 2002
    Mount the BAD drive in another computer on its OWN IDE cable by unplugging the CD-ROM drives that are using the 2nd IDE connector on the motherboard.

    Your two drives maybe in conflict.
  4. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Is the second drive partitioned and formated. How is it jumpered and on what IDE cable is it on? Also, check the BIOS to see that the channel/device is not set to disabled or None.
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