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Trying 2 trsnfr data off win98 drives to xp drives dont show up

I have 2 drives with data from a computer that ran win 98. a 40 gig seagate and a 5 gig quantum. form some reason i was having trouble booting to windows. I managed to get it to safe mode and then went to do a normal boot and as it was booting to windows i got a black screen saying ''disc protection error windows ( or computer cant recall ) must restart. After a few times of this i decided that i would just take the drives out and put them in my other computer since all i really wanted was the data from the drives. My new system has 3 existing drives. The system disk is 232 gigs and I have two others that are in raid and show as one drive they are 223 gigs. I have an IDE slot and the power for two more items so i connected the IDE cable and the old drives. I have already done this before with two other drives and my system saw them and i was able to virus scan and remove viruses and format my friends drives. This time when i opened my computer icon it only showed my existing drives and not the two that i had installed. I then opened my disk wipe program (Paragon Disk Wiper 8.5 Profesional) that program saw all the drives including the two that i had added. It showed the two new ones as unformatted though. I shutdown the comp and changed the Jumper on the drive to make them both slaves rather then one master and one slave and rebooted again. with the same result. I know the drives are formatted as i had just used them in the old computer. since they wont boot in the old computer and xp doesnt see them and the other program shows them as unformatted what can i do to get the 45 gigs of data off of the two old drives and on to my current drives?

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Well first of all it would more than likely be a raw data file format for the older 2 drives.

if u are currently running xp with ntfs and know tht the 2 old drives were a fat32 mft then i would recommend using getdataback for fat.

this is the site's info on it
[url]http://www.runtime.org/diskexplorer.htm#DE_FAT[/url]

using this link to d/l the program trial
[url]http://www.runtime.org/gdb.zip[/url]

it will allow you to d/l the program and to also view the contents of the drive. if you know of a way to get the full version of this software then you could take all of the files from the old hd's and paste them to the newer hd just in case you could not recover the files by normal means. i have recovered roughly 10 hd's that could not be seen normally through the disk manager in xp.

also another tips to try is go to the my computer right click and go to manage. try to see if the volume (name) is not mounted. but it the type or format of the hd says raw then your best to use the getdataback program.

easy to follow instructions on how to use the program. is about 4mb in size.

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