Missing hard drive on a Win 98 computer / datarecovery ?
I have a locked up (non-activated win xp) hard disk, is there a way to recover the files ?
I installed another hard drive (with Win 98) as the master drive and the locked one as slave. BIOS detects both drives and by changing boot sequence even boots off of it, but the missing disk won't appear in My Computer in Windows..
I'm not sure how it was partitioned, either, could diving it into multiple partitions prevent Win 98 from detecting it ?
The HD is a DTLA-307030, not ...20, as in the description..
ps. i learned my lesson on illegal copies by now.. =/
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Re: Missing hard drive on a Win 98 computer /...
The WinXP install must be using NTFS filesystem which win98 can not recignize.
If you can somehow get a Linux bootable CD like knoppix or DSL or even ubuntu, you run it, and the NTFS partition as well as the others will be mounted. And you can copy from the NTFS to another partition. And later format and re-install windows.
There are other way too, including using NTFS pro and readntfs and such utilites, which you can install in win98 and access the ntfs partition.
And install it. You will be able to read from the winxp (NTFS) partition, but not be able to write to the partition without buying the software. But you don't need to write to the winxp partition, just want to save the data to another partition, right?
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But you will loose all of your files and folders when you format the hard dive to install win xp
you cannot run 2 operating systems on the one hard drive unless the hard drive is partitioned ( in effect having 2 hard drives on the one disc) as it causes massive conflicts in operation
Why any one would install an out dated , unsupported operating system like win xp in place of win 7 beats me
of course if you insist in doing it you could always install and extra hard drive in the computer and run it as an extra hard drive and install the win xp on it and still retain all of your files and folders
download a software named STELLAR PHOENIX WINDOWS DATA RECOVERY version 184.108.40.206...
it will recover all files and folders... it can also retrieve the formated files from the hard disk...
so install it.... but this software is not free... in demo version it can show you which file it can recover but for saving that file in desktop you have to buy a license....
NTLDR is short for NT loader – a program loaded from
the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT
startup menu and helps Microsoft Windows NT load. So when it goes
missing for some reason, your windows cannot load. Cause:
1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
3. Corrupt NTLDR and/or NTDETECT.COM file.
4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is using FAT32.
6. New hard disk drive being added.
7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable. if there is attached drive ,remove the drive first before restarting the system if not then if you had access to another computer, copy the NTLDR and
NTDETECT.COM which is available from the recovery CD which comes with
computer. If you do not have the recovery CD, its available on microsoft site or is available from another computer using
the same Operating System (Windows XP ). The location may be
use a bootable disc to restart the computer
(the Win XP bootable CD or Win 98 bootable CD worked).
After entering MS DOS mode, copy these 2 files to the C drive in
the proper location. After restart, then pressing F10 on start up (used
for system recovery ), then start the repair of Windows via system recovery This will reinstalled all Windows drivers
and system files, while preserving all data on your computer.
hi! there,set up exe. that was when your setting up win 98 you have to install that came from floppy disk before you can install win 98.there is an os win 98 in your system you have to delete that previous os before installing another win xp.restart ur computer. press F2 to open your bios set-up . then select bios set-up priority your cd-room drive second,your hard drive. last, quit and save set-up. and then your computer will restart. insert your cd windows xp then reinstall your window xp. delete the previous os then follow the set up on your window xp until you install your new window xp.
Umm...is your laptop crashed??? Usually ntlldr issues ****. try to delete the former installation so a new ntldr file can be installed so as to not conflict with the damaged ntldr file that is on the pc blocking the install. It sounds like your setup is ok...at the very least get another xp cd to make sure the disk is not damaged that you are loading windows from.
Simple problem you made the partions using FAT 16 file system and 80 GB cannot be partition using win98 10 will limit the disk to 10 GB.
Remove all Partions And Use Windows XP to create partition during Installion.