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Old 01-21-2006, 11:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having trouble with a second hard drive (from my old computer; OS is Windows 98) that has been added to my new computer which operates on XP Pro. I don't want to reformat the new hard drive because it holds some valuable information that I would like to get out of before doing so; however, when trying open any files or folders (which appear in symbols rather than words) I get the error message "the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect". I must admit that I am not computer savvy when it comes to hardware and this may seem ignorant, but I have no idea where to start to fix the problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Make sure the cables tighly connected, make sure the jumpers r set right. and go into ur bios and make sure it detected the harddrive.

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Old 01-21-2006, 06:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think where your problem lies is windows 98 is conflicting with windows XP. Is there any way to put the old disk back into the old computer and do a backup of the stuff you need then put it in the new computer.But Im not 100 % sure this is the problem. Ill check around and get back with ya.
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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checked all cables, everything in tight...BIOS shows that it is indeed reading the new hard drive...I think the problem may be 98 conflicting with XP; however, the reason I moved the hard drive from the old computer rather than backing the data onto a disc to save the data I wanted to save is because my old computer would not boot up...don't know what's going on...any advice given would certainly be appreciated
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