Recovering Win3.1 Data
geneb at deltasoft.com
Tue Jan 13 14:58:09 CST 2015
On Tue, 13 Jan 2015, Douglas Taylor wrote:
> In the mid-90's I had a Packard Bell computer that ran Windows for workgroups
> 3.11. The computer is long gone, but I saved the disk. It is a 420 MB
> Conner. I recently tried to recover the data by attaching it to one of those
> IDE/SATA to USB devices and read it under Windows7, didn't work.
> I am able to copy files to floppy, but the stuff I want to save won't fit on
> a floppy.
> I put the disk in an old PC and it will boot to DOS, it tries to start WIN3.1
> but exits because of some missing sound card hardware.
> What is the path of least resistance here? Is linux any help?
Just abort the AUTOEXEC.BAT processing. F8 I think. That'll allow you to
abort the Windows start and hit a DOS prompt without interference.
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