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If on the other hand, you can back up your data to a flash drive so you won`t lose it. I've tried decompressing the drive in the virtual machine using the same tools, however I need to free up 40 MB in order for there to be enough space left for Ask a new question Read More Windows 7 Western Digital Storage Windows 95 Hard Drives Related Resources solved Windows 7 Won't Recognize IDE HDD Connected via Sabrent USB 3.0 Connector My If you're willing to risk it, you may try what's called a Repair Installation which is intended to restore your operating system without effecting your data. have a peek here

Back to top #5 t0adman t0adman Topic Starter Members 3 posts OFFLINE Local time:07:30 AM Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:29 PM The .000 extension is a compression format used Since you probably won't, I'm assuming that this is an old computer if you're running XP Pro it may not even be worth repairing if it's going to cost too much. If I were to clone the physical HDD onto a larger IDE HDD, despite the compression, would everything still work properly? Other than that nothing. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/311096/trying-to-access-windows95-boot-hard-drive-in-windows-7/

The cable is easy, just crack the case, and replace it with an EXACT duplicate. Buying a new computer with Windows 7 is going to be difficult until the manufacturers essentially tell Microsoft, "We can't sell computer with Windows 8 (very much like Vista) and we're Browse other questions tagged windows-7 windows-xp hard-drive or ask your own question.

This must be the hard drive with Windows XP installed on it. If not check your cables the worst thing is having to replace and format a new drive. Don't just "connect it to a more modern setup/liveCd and full format it". Thanks.

Report • #10 Chapin316 August 28, 2012 at 19:50:05 Still no luck. If you have a progress bar on the first page you can wait until it is almost full before you start tapping. If I switch the primary HD, and boot to old drive and Windows XP, there are no problems, but it's tons of hassle doing that. http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=784311 I used DosBox to access the contents of the drive and it has the DBLSPACE.000 file on there (almost all the data on the disk is in that file).

It may already be too late?DanaWayland Computer Flag Permalink This was helpful (14) Collapse - Yep! Win95 is 17 years old and wasn't designed to support USB until Win95B & C, which did so extremely poorly....You may have some luck here:https://stefan.co/darkehorse/PC/DOS...http://www.4dos.info/dhardw.htmbut even then, finding Win9x drivers for You may or may not find the effort of learning enough about Linux to install it and the special kernel driver rewarding. Help with Win7 reinstall ?

Using the site is easy and fun. Just look down the list of devices on the main page and you should see your hard drive listed. During my PC boot up, it displays 'Please insert disk' Windows Legacy OS forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on Windows legacy operating systems, (XP, 2000/NT, ME, & Windows 95/98) is the See if the drive shows up now in Windows.

THEN try these three ways in order.1. http://wpquickadminthemes.com/trying-to/trying-to-run-usb-hitmanpro-with-no-internet-access.html asked 1 year ago viewed 333 times active 1 year ago Blog Stack Overflow Podcast #100 - Jeff Atwood Is Back! (For Today) Developers without Borders: The Global Stack Overflow Network Several functions may not work. Ha ha I made the decision to compress the drive at the time because I never imagined mass storage would ever become like the way it is today.

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion Back to top #7 Andrew Andrew Bleepin' Night Watchman Moderator 8,198 posts OFFLINE Gender:Not Telling Location:Right behind you Local time:06:30 AM Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:26 PM try ubuntuInstalling solved PC locking up on Furmark Test. http://wpquickadminthemes.com/trying-to/trying-to-restore-c-drive-and-error-403-with-vaio.html It's free, just as easy to use as Microsoft and gives you the same functionality.

If you have any difficulty, do NOT write to it!3. Just an observation....Digger Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - I wonder how many here have used Gentoo? During my PC boot up, it displays 'P by osama khater / August 9, 2013 5:16 PM PDT In reply to: Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk Troubleshooting Outstandind.

Then I tested it with HDD Tune and found 2 bad sectors.

Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: Help! Uncheck the box that says write new backups over old. If the BIOS doesn't find any boot media at all, it should post that as the error; 'No boot media found'. Ask !

but there appears to be "lost in translation" problem with 95% of my pictures stored in my XP Library, in the Pictures folder. I have a Windows XP desktop and it willnot boot up to Windows. up vote 3 down vote favorite 2 I have two hard drives, a new one with Windows 7 and an old one with Windows XP. this contact form Pics all there, pronto. –PhxTitan Sep 2 '11 at 1:53 Time to repost and redefine my "lost in translation" problem with pic files.

As OtH & riider mention, how new is this machine? Howserious is this problem?