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Mri hard drive diagnostic

Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
June 7, 2012 1:33:08 PM

Hello, I have western digital 24300 hd that I would like to try and recover data from. I quit using this drive when I lost access and an error message said to contact support for adaptec controller.The os on it is win 98 se.
June 8, 2012 7:59:15 AM

I have had an old hard drive with Win98 on it that self destructed. And I recovered data from it by hooking it up, as a slave,
to another hard drive that also has WIN98 on it and copied the data I wanted. Then I used floppy disks to transfer the data I copied from the dying hard drive to a newer computer that is equipped with Windows XP. And from there I can now move it to my latest computer or whatever.

I believe a similar approach should allow you, or anyone else with a old dying hard drive to recover data.
Now you might not have another hard drive with Windows 98 that will work. But if you check out a pawn shop you might find one, or else try your friend's basement.

I hope this helps. good luck.
June 8, 2012 3:39:43 PM

You don't need a computer with Windows 98 on it to work, any computer will do that can read the file system you used, which is probably fat32.