My PC will not boot with the slave disk in - it just clicks every few seconds and there seems [?] to be some problem with it. My backup cds are a couple of days old, so I have not lost much but would still like to take the data from the slave to the master if possible. I can get into DOS and access the disk from there but need a DOS program to copy the files.
I have seen xxcopy but think that it needs a windows enviornment to run while the 16bit version only uses 8.3 format names.
Thanks again FE; that got the data for me. Now to sort out the disk... a fujitsu of the type which was the subject of much discussion in these pages early last year and I thought that I had found a good one.
I'll try a format / fdisk and see where I get to; a new posting may follow.
I took out the hdd and saw that it was covered in dust so got out my can of compressed air and give it a good cleaning. Thinking I had nothting to lose, I installed the hdd as slave again tried to boot - all fine since then... conicidence? - I don't know but all is well.
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