Re: jfw copying from hard disk

thanks ever so much, Mark. very kind of you. sounds highly technical though.
trying very hard to understand the concepts underlying it before I could try
out.
thanks so much, again. very nice of you.

golden

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark D. Dodd <markdodd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 10:01 AM
Subject: RE: jfw copying from hard disk


> Ok, if you are wanting to use the hard drive with Win 98SE, the one that =
> broke
> down and install it in the working computer in order to copy data files =
> onto the
> working computer there are a couple of things to take into account.
> 1. You should not attempt to copy programs which were installed onto the =
> drive
> on which Windows broke.  You should only copy data files from the drive.
> 2. In order for the computer that is working to recognize the drive from =
> the one
> that broke you will need to check a couple of things, and sighted =
> assistance
> will be needed.
>
> There is a label on top of the drive you removed from the broken =
> computer, which
> will have the manufacturers name, drive model number, serial number, and
> hopefully the pinouts diagram.  If the pinouts diagram is not on the =
> label you
> will need to go to the drive manufacturers web site and find the =
> document which
> contains a pinout diagram.
> This diagram shows the jumper pins on the back of the drive, next to the =
> data
> cable.
>
> You will next need to know if the computer in which you want to install =
> this
> drive supports auto detect.  This is a feature that allows the drive =
> controller
> to determine which drive is the primary boot drive by it's position on =
> the data
> cable, and on which controller the data cable is connected.
> Typically, the first drive is on the end of the cable in an auto detect =
> system.
> For example: a computer can determine the boot drive because it is
> 1. Connected to the end connector on the data cable and,
> 2. that cable is connected to the primary (master) drive controller
>
> The data cable connector located about 2.5 inches (6 cm) from the end of =
> the
> data cable is for the second (slave) drive, and is the connector you =
> should
> probably use to connect the drive you removed from the broken computer.
>
> If the working computer has auto detect capability, then the jumper =
> block on the
> drive you removed from the broken computer needs to be on the pins for =
> auto
> detect, but only if that drive also offers auto detect.  If it does not, =
> then
> set the jumper block on the pins for "Primary Slave"
>
> The current drive which boots the working computer will already have =
> it's jumper
> block set in the correct position, either in the auto detect or "Primary =
> Master"
> position.
>
> The bottom line here is that you cannot have the drive from the broken =
> computer
> set to the same jumper setting as the working drive with one critical =
> exception,
> and that exception is that both drives are set to the auto detect =
> setting.  This
> can only be done on a system which supports auto detect.
>
> Hope this helps, now back to the homework.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On =
> Behalf Of
> golden
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 3:11 AM
> To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: jfw copying from hard disk
>
>
> Yes, my PC breaks down today. It can't load windows anymore, Win 98 SE. =
> The
> other PC  I'm working with now is also running Win 98 SE with JAWS 4.51 =
> loaded.
> I'm trying to copy onto this PC. But I'm not sure how to do it. I have =
> removed
> the hard disc and connected to the other PC trying to create a backup =
> copy but
> comes to no avail. Seems like the mother board can't detect the =
> secondary hard
> disc. Help me please. thanks so much.
>
> golden
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mark D. Dodd <markdodd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2003 8:41 AM
> Subject: RE: jfw copying from hard disk
>
>
> > Hi Golden
> >
> > We will need a bit more information.
> >
> > Has the breakdown already occurred?
> > Or
> > Are you asking in order to formulate a disaster recovery plan?
> >
> > If the breakdown has already occurred, does the destination system you
> wish to
> > copy to have JFW already installed?
> > Can the broken computer be started into Windows in any mode? Can the=20
> > broken computer be started into DOS with a boot disc? What version(s)=20
> > of Windows are we talking about?
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On=20
> > Behalf
> Of
> > golden
> > Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 12:42 AM
> > To: jfw
> > Subject: jfw copying from hard disk
> >
> >
> > hi
> > How can I copy from hard disk to hard disk for backup data after my PC
> breaks
> > down. help me please. golden
> >
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