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 PostPost subject: Virtual Disk drive images        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:58 am 
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I was wondering if this was possible it is in regards to a hard drive I has, since Compaq made a OEM type tabbed program manager for Windows 3.1 its on the hard drive; I was wondering if it would be possible to make a virtual PC image from the data on the drive or not as I want to see about uploading it to FTP.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:35 am 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:03 am 
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even if the hard drive is bad? Like its hooked through the USB - IDE controller, and I desperately want to get this release of Windows w/ Compaq Tabworks.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:00 am 
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hmm, if its on a usb to ide controller, id use winimage instead, i thought the drive was still in a machine,

anyway, can you still access the drive? if you can,and winimage cant make an image,id make a plain install of windows 3.1 and copy the files into the image

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:14 am 
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if the HDD is dying put it in a sealable bag andp ut that in the freezer for 24 hours. Shrinks the platters that the data is on


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:34 am 
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sure, i'll put it in the freezer right now, and in 24 hours I will hope it works, does it work every time ?


I did get some off but should I try and get more off it from a Windows 98 box or something ?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:40 am 
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It doesnt have to be 24 hours but the longer the better...
usually works most times...but if the HDD is dead, then youre out of luck.
should get quite a few freezes out of it before it completely dies

doesnt matter what box you use it on but the quicker you can get it plugged in and copying the batter


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:44 am 
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Ahh ok; does it matter if the HD hasn't been used in months?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:00 am 
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hypr wrote:
Ahh ok; does it matter if the HD hasn't been used in months?


no, again, as long as it hasnt fully died


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:08 am 
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ahh good, I will check it sometime tomorrow its 11 PM EST here .


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Be sure to wipe off any condensation before plugging it in or you could zap the electronics.

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After trying to do it and wiping the condensation off, it somehow wiped everythnig off the hard drive, but its still working, whats a good program for file recovery?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:48 am 
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thanks I will try it and see what happens, I won't use the USB interface for it, I gotta plug it into another PC

If I can get the stuff back, which I hope and won't be too much trouble like what happened with my backup CD, then it should all be good.


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Hey I recovered the stuff, I will soon be transferring it over to a virtual PC image, but at the same time I will need to fix up the links and references to programs and items as they broke during the transfer, but everything including the Tabworks shell is there.


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