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12 minutes ago, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

I have a dos formatted windows 98 system drive, how do I retrieve the data of of it on a new pc?

What data do you require?

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12 minutes ago, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

I have a dos formatted windows 98 system drive, how do I retrieve the data of of it on a new pc?

What data do you require?

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Sounds like you need an IDE to USB adapter and a way to power the molex connector.  I personally use an old PSU and jump the power though there is probably an adapter for it.  


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Just now, nick name said:

Sounds like you need an IDE to USB adapter and a way to power the molex connector.  I personally use an old PSU and jump the power though there is probably an adapter for it.  

Have one

 

 

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6 minutes ago, greenmax said:

What data do you require?

Some old coding files, (my dad has been trying to get them for a while, he made them when he was a kid so I want to surprise him)

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1 minute ago, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

Have one

 

 

Then you should be able to just plug it in with power.  Be mindful of the master/slave jumper on the back.  I think taking it off is best, but I can't remember.  I didn't have any problems when I pulled data off my 20 year old drive.  


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21 minutes ago, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

I have a dos formatted windows 98 system drive, how do I retrieve the data of of it on a new pc?

Acquire a ATA to USB 2.0 adapter, copy everything off it.

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1 minute ago, nick name said:

Then you should be able to just plug it in with power.  Be mindful of the master/slave jumper on the back.  I think taking it off is best, but I can't remember.  I didn't have any problems when I pulled data off my 20 year old drive.  

My problem is the FORTMAT not connecting, it is a win98 format

 

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Just now, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

My problem is the FORTMAT not connecting, it is a win98 format

 

 

2 minutes ago, nick name said:

Then you should be able to just plug it in with power.  Be mindful of the master/slave jumper on the back.  I think taking it off is best, but I can't remember.  I didn't have any problems when I pulled data off my 20 year old drive.  

My pc won’t see it

 

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Just now, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

 

My pc won’t see it

 

Win98/DOS format is FAT16 or FAT32, both can be seen by all versions of Windows. If it can't see it, then it's probably damaged.

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My pc won’t see it

 

Did you troubleshoot the power and check the jumper on the back?  Try different USB ports?  See if it was visible in Device Manager or Drive Management?  


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Just now, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

It will see it in the windows 10 format utility, but is a unreadable format for windows 10

Make a image of the drive first.

 

DO you know how it was formatted?

 

Can you show a disk utility screenshot?

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Do you hear the drive spin-up?


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1 minute ago, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

It will see it in the windows 10 format utility, but is a unreadable format for windows 10

Can you screenshot that for us?


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1 minute ago, TheManWhoNeedsHelp said:

Sure

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Then the drive's been damaged, you will need to find a data recovery tool.

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