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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. (LogOut/Change) You are commenting using Hard Drive Recovery Tip From: John Dalnes Already had this one this week. If the machine finds the hard drive, go in and do a virus scan. Anyway none of my other drives work with it (they're about 10GB in size, which I thought would be acceptable for a computer from 1995/6?) There's no ATA ports on the http://lebos.org/c-drive/c-drive-located-inside-folder-inside-c-drive-can-t-delete.php

If the disk is there, then I would suggest using GHOST or similar to copy the image from disk to disk. If you can access the C drive, then you should be able to access the files on the C drive. I now have a 486 with a functioning hard drive AND CD-Rom drive. You should now be able to access the files needed to get you over the hump! http://www.computing.net/answers/hardware/need-bootdisk-and-wont-recognize-hdd/84215.html

We get all the drivers loaded restart, run MEM command and…. Look at this photo for an example:http://www.4drives.biz/images/DRIVE...That IBM drive shows a geometry of 10336 Cylinders, 15 Heads, 63 Sectors per track (CHS: 10336/15/63). The challenge is configuring it in such a way as to have the most free memory since all the other stuff goes there as well.

  • A client of mine told me he once possessed an old 286 that required a hair dryer to get it running every time he turned it on.
  • I've found the Maxblast plus will work with other brands of drive (this installs the ontrack software).
  • Step 4 With the system RUNNING (be careful, this is the risky part I told you about, do it in this sequence), VERY QUICKLY detach the power umbilical from the running
  • One issue that you may run into is that not all IDE connectors on motherboards or IDE controller cards and CF cards get along.
  • so it does take some mem...
  • There are alternatives such as JEMM and QEMM and so forth that from what I've read can free even more memory at the sake of slight compatibility.
  • I'm reasonably sure that the I/O board I'm trying to add has no BIOS on it (at least, I don't see one).

Don't worry, just know that the 640kb called conventional memory needs to be as free as possible. In a nutshell, this is my summary of the death cycle of a hard disk. They may have some low-level disk checking/repairing software. As you can see we have no EMS memory and of the 640kb of conventional memory we are already using 47kb leaving us with 593 which is enough to play a

If I only had the one computer, then I would have to search for a known good hard drive (and cable) that the BIOS supports. i forgot how much i know. I am no longer sure the hard disk is really spinning. Disk Manager in use?) B.

I tried booting with a MS-DOS floppy boot disk, but the Flash Device was still not recognized. Dynamic Drive Overlay programs can usually overcome the 512 MB barrier . Is the CD ROM on the same controller as the hard drive or the secondary? This MSCDEX (http://www.techadvice.com/tech/M/MSCDEX.htm) link has details and also many examples of setting up drivers for various CD-ROM brands. ------------------ [email protected] jimclake01-06-2001, 09:20 PMPete: I assume you meant autoexec.bat when you mentioned

Make a boot diskette. After formatting the PC should restart and then your ready to install DOS. If it still doesn't work,then I would have to check into a disk utility you can run from a bootable floppy (assuming you can even get that far). I type DIR to get a directory listing and it hangs...no response at all.

This should recover the master boot record so you can read the drive. news Actually, I think only Win98 and WinMe startup disks came with that driver. Old Thrashbarg Oldbie Posts: 1607Joined: 2009-6-08 @ 14:30Location: Central FL Top Reply with quote Re: IDE to Compact Flash as MS-DOS boot drive. Close the PC's case or otherwise ensure that there is p Skip to content Advanced search Board index ‹ Eddie, the Shipboard Computer ‹ PC Emulation Change font size FAQ Register

StoneNovember 29th, 2012, 10:15 AMIf neither the floppy nor hard drives are working how can you tell anything about this pile of junk? :-) int 21hNovember 29th, 2012, 10:30 AMBleh I Microsoft actually recommends this to free up memory. Power down; put the CMOS jumper where it started. have a peek at these guys If I don't hear the hard disk noise when I turn on the machine, it can also be that the hard disk is not receiving any power.

Sometimes, I'll quickly spin my wrist when I turn the power on. is there enough for Windows 95 ? (8 Meg or 16 MB)or Windows 98 ? (24 or 32MB)regardsMike Barnes cryptotoothJun 6, 2014, 9:29 PM Thanks for the info. Thank you very much for your help.

Is there another drive in the company that is exactly the same?

If it is a newer machine, you can sometimes find a section in CMOS that will query the hard drive and determine the proper settings. Each card should be able to act as one channel. Copy data to another location. With this setup I was able to achieve 624kb of free memory with EMS enabled along with UNIVBE, SMARTDRV ,CD-ROM drivers and mouse drivers.

One last attempt, and I doubt that it will work but it's worth a shot, would be to get Symantec's Ghost or PowerQuest's Drive Image. I did need a disk manager to partition it, though, to make use of all the space. Try booting up on the drive. check my blog You may also come across some oddball types or full  height drives.

This would allow me to see their drive if I used the right boot manager. If it spins up now, try FDISK or other third-party software to see if it recognizes the partition(s). It means spending a few bucks, $20-50, but to me it's worth it. Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Computer problem?

You have to tell it to find the drive. It doesn’t have a jumper to change its size. ...( Sounds like you have a BIOS with the 504mb limitation as described in my first post then. It is a lot easier to prepare yourself for the broken hard drive, but to really motivate yourself for any preventive steps, you'd have to answer the question: would I be I figured if I could take that knowledge, put it in one place and make it simpler to read I could maybe help the next guy.

I'm using the Quantum branded Ontrack DDO, version 9.52 Jaqie makes an interesting observation - If this is indeed a change in behaviour of the different versions of Ontrack, I'd rather Note: Please post your questions on the forums, not in my email.