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I need software to capture output from a paralell port into a binary file. Or ASCII

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by acehigh1, Feb 21, 2005.

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  1. acehigh1

    acehigh1 Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2005
    I have a client with a PS2/55 with a broken disk drive. When you put a disk in, general failure. If you put strong preassure on the disk drive from below, you get bad sector 0.. I need to transfer a lot of Word Perfect files from this machine to disk, or another medium so I can import them to the clients new machine. Optimally, I would like to be able to attach a parallel cable to from the printer port on the PS/2 DOS 5.0 machine to a windows XP laptop and transer the files using the DOS print command, or some other DOS command or > pipes or whatever and capture them with some sort of software on the windows XP machine. I can't get any sort of transfer software on the DOS box cuz the drive is broken.. Please help!
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Look for Laplink or similar. It uses a parallel cable (special data transfer type) to connect 2 PC's together for file transfer

  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I suggest you remove the drive from the machine and connect it to another machine with the O/S intact. It's going to be a lot less screwing around to transfer them directly than try to do it with Laplink or anything similar.
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