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[SOLVED] Good HDD, Junk PC

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mauipono, Jan 15, 2003.

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  1. mauipono

    mauipono Thread Starter

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    I have an old compaq running win95 that I need to get files off of to transfer to a new pc running winxp. The old pc's floppy doesn't work, and rumor from the person who used to work on this pc is that he tried to replace the floppy drive but it still didn't work. I wanted to install a nic, but there is no floppy drive to read the driver files. I tried burning them onto a cd, but this computer will only read older cds. I tried going online via dial-up, but it will connect then hang. I also tried setting up direct cable connection with a Win98 pc, but it too didn't work. My question is, since the hard drive itself is fine, would it be okay to connect this hard drive to, say a Win98 computer as a slave, just to browse the files and take what I need? I've only installed a brand new blank hard drive as a slave, so I want to be sure I'm not in for any surprises before I try this. Any other suggestions? Thanks, Lisa.
     
  2. n2gun

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    You should have no problem hooking it up as a slave to a win 98 computer as a slave and getting the files you want.
     
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    Thanks n2gun and carltasha. It worked perfectly.
     
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