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I have old data files created with a macintosh computer. These were backed up on SyQuest, ZIP, and floppies. I need a way to access these files. Don

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  • pandaman618 Sep 05, 2009

    I have a floppy drive, but you do not provide instructions on how to proceed. I am now using a PC computer.

  • pandaman618 Sep 05, 2009

    I have a floppy drive, so how do I use it with my PC to open the old discs?

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For each type of device.. ZIP, Floppy, etc you will need a drive or a device that can read them.

You need a Zip drive to read the Zipz, a floppy drive to read the floppies and a syquest drive to read the syquest on your machine.

Then depending on what is stored inside and what format they where saved in, you may need additional software on the computer.

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  • Ekse Sep 05, 2009

    I really don't know what you have in those floppies or if they will even work with a PC machine as they where made with a MAC. This may be lost cause.

    Open up my computer, place in a floppy and double click on the A: drive to open up the floppy drive and see the contents.


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    you could have waited longer than 30 seconds to reject the solution.

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    you may not be able to post further comments on this page, if you need further assistance, you can email me directly at nikoht@gmail.com

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Answer :
Follow this link to download and install RentRight v3 on your NEW computer: http://www.rent-right.com/support/UpdateVer3FirstTime.html

If you are not using the Internet, you will need to order a CD with the full version of RentRight to install into your new computer.

Follow this link to download and Update to the latest version of RentRight v3 on your OLD computer: http://www.rent-right.com/support/UpdateVer3.html
DO NOT change the installation directory folder. When asked if you want to write over the existing folder, reply, YES. Respond to the prompts to complete the installation.



When done, open RentRight on your old computer, go to File on the menu bar and choose BACK UP to back up your data, and save it to your Desktop.



TO BACKUP YOUR DATA:

Insert a portable storage device, such as a blank CD or USB memory stick, into your computer.

We recommend that you do not us a 3 1/2 floppy disk, because it is not reliable, and may not have a

large enough storage capacity to hold your backup.

In RentRight, click on File from your Menu bar
Select Backup



Click the Backup button

The Back Up window will open:

Use the "Save In" drop-down menu to navigate to the desired location, such as your Desktop

DO NOT BACK UP DIRECTLY TO YOUR PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE
Click on the Save button
Copy the backup that you just created, rrbackv3.zip, from your saved location to the portable storage device you inserted into your computer.

Copy and Paste the Backup Database you just created, from your Desktop to a portable storage device,

such as a cd or flash drive.

Take the portable storage device containing your backup from your old computer to your new computer, and Copy and Paste the Backup Database from your portable storage device to your Desktop.

Open RentRight on your new computer, go to File, and RESTORE your data.



TO RESTORE YOUR DATA:
1. Locate your rrbackv3.zip file

2. Right-Click on your rrbackv3.zip

3. Select 'Extract All' from the drop-down menu

4. Follow the Extraction Wizard prompts. This will create a Folder with the name rrbackv3. In this folder will be a file called 'aptment.mdb'. You may not see the .mdb file extension if you do not have this preference set. This aptment.mdb file is your Backup Database, and is the one you want to restore in RentRight.

5. Start RentRight.
6. Select File from the Menu Bar.
7. Select Restore.
8. Cancel the "insert a disk into drive A" message, unless you are using a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk. If so, insert the disk.
9. Click on the drop-down arrow in the 'Files of type' field, and select 'All Files'



10. Click on the drop-down arrow in the 'Look in' field, navigate to the aptment.mdb you just extracted, and click on it.

11. Click the Restore button



KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU CANNOT BACKUP OR RESTORE DIRECTLY BETWEEN RENTRIGHT AND A PORTABLE STORAGE DEVICE.

You must backup your data to your desktop, and then copy that file from your desktop to your portable storage device, such as a disc or flash drive. The same applies for restoring from a portable storage device: you must copy that backup from your portable storage device to your desktop, and restore your data from the file copied on your desktop.



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The first thing to do is try to change back whatever hardware or software change you just made (this could be as simple as leaving a floppy disk in the drive or you need to reseat the IDE cables). If the contents of the drive are especially important and you have no backups, I would recommend removing the hard drive, placing in an enclosure, and backing up the data first, in fact, backup all of your computers. (What if I made new changes that I want to keep?).
Make a NTLDR boot disk to get back into Windows.

The quick test to make sure your OS installation is still good is to create an MBR and NTLDR on a floppy disk and check if you can just boot back up into your system, this disk will check many of the partitions for a working windows installation. Here are the instructions to do this:

1. Get a blank floppy/cd-r/usb (whatever is on it will be erased), and put it into a working computer.

2. If you have a working Windows machine download my fix: Floppy fixntldr.exe | CD-R fixntldriso.zip | USB ntldrusb.zip onto a working computer (Backup copies of these files available at http://ntldrismissing.com )
(What if I don't want to download a file from a website I don't trust?). (64 bit WinXP Floppy 64ntflop.exe | CD-R 64ntiso.zip | Files 64ntfile.zip)
Do you remember if the broken computers had the Windows installation in "Windows"? If you can't remember just keep going (What if it was not named Windows but WINNT like in NT4 or 2000?) .
(If your backup system is NT4 or Windows 2000: What if my backup system is Mac / Linux or another alt OS?).

3. Make the new boot disk:
*Floppy: Run the fixntldr.exe file by double clicking it. Click OK to overwrite the blank floppy disc in the working computer, you should see some screens about writing a new floppy disk. (If you don't like running an exe from me, you can run fixntldr_RawRite.zip and just replace the RawRite.exe file inside with one you trust) (now go to step 4)
*CD-R: This is not a normal file you burn to a CD, it is an "ISO" file, you must first extract the fixntldriso.zip file by right clicking it and choosing "Extract All" then Next>Next>Finish then download a program called "ISO Recorder" from here http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm (Windows 2000 users use Active ISO Burner IsoBurner-Setup.exe) and install it. Once it's installed, right click the fixntldr.iso file and choose to "Copy image to CD" or "Burn ISO file" and let it burn the cd (now go to step 4)
*USB: Right click the ntldrusb.zip file and choose "Extract All" Next>Next>Finish
Then Insert your USB Stick into the working computer (remove any other USB sticks, and be sure there isn't anything on the USB stick that you want since we are about to erase it);
Double-click HPUSBFW.EXE in the ntldrusb folder;
Check "Create a DOS startup disk" and "using DOS system files located at" then press the grey button with the "...";
A box will come up asking you which folder to select, point it to the "dos system files" folder;
Press OK; Press Start; Press Yes; Let it run for just a few minutes till a new box comes up; Press OK; Press Close;
Open the "putonusb" folder, copy all the files, paste them onto the usb stick (just in the root of the drive, like E:\);
Eject the USB Stick; Remove it from your computer;
Place it into the computer with the "NTLDR is missing" issue, reboot it.
You will see the Windows 98 screen pop up for a second, then you will see a black screen with white letters prompting you to "replace boot sector of the drive C: (y/n)", press the y key;
It will go to a C:\ prompt, reboot the computer by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del; (now go to step 4)

4. Put the new floppy/cd-r/usb you have just created into the computer that gets the NTLDR is missing error message, turn the broken computer off.
Using the boot disk in the computer with the "NTLDR is missing" error.

Start back up the broken computer with the floppy/cd-r/usb inside it/plugged into it. Once your computer gets past the BIOS screen your computer should try to access the boot disk and you should see a black screen with white letters (What if I don't see this screen?). that says:


Try it first, if it was the wrong selection, you will likely get one of these four errors:

1. Windows could not start because file "<Windows Root>\system32\hal.dll was missing or corrupt

2. Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

3. I/O Error accessing boot sector file multi(0)disk(0)fdisk(0)\BOOTSECT.DOS

4. Immediate reboot

If you get the immediate reboot or some other weird error, try pressing F8 at the "1st Try This" selection screen, it will give you a prompt where you can select Safe Mode, and then try the "1st Try This" option again. Safe Mode is a special "minimal" version of Windows that doesn't load certain parts of the operating system that might have caused the problem.

One of the choices should eventually boot you back into Windows. (What if none of the options worked?) .
Use windows to fix the boot files on the hard drive.

If you got back into Windows, stop whatever you are doing and backup your most important information from this computer.

Now that you are done backing up the most important info, try to change back whatever you were last doing and boot normally, it that doesn't work, put the floppy back into the broken computer and double click the fixntldr.bat file on the floppy drive, if it asks you to overwrite a file, just type in y for yes (the file copies boot.ini, ntldr, ntdetect.com from the floppy to the C:\ drive and removes the read only attributes). That process take a few minutes, then remove the floppy and reboot.

If you are using the cd or usb solution, copy the boot.ini, ntldr, and ntdetect.com files to My Computer > Local Disk C:\ > and overwite whatever files might be there, then right click each file, choose properties, uncheck the Read Only attribute, and click OK.

If you get back into Windows again, you can change that "1st Try This" menu by going into Start > Control Panel > PerformanceAndMaintenance/System > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery section, Settings button > System Startup; then change the "Default Operating System:" to the selection that worked for you, and change the box that says "Time to display list of operating systems" to however many seconds you want (usually 1 second). Click OK twice.

If you copy the file over and boot up and get a "NTLDR is compressed" error message, be sure to uncheck "compress contents to save space" on the hard drive.

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