Hard drive recovery help (windows 98 hard drive
I have an old hard drive on gateway w98 system that recently crashed and will not boot up. I had a master and slave hard drive, was transferring files between the 2 and something got corrupted, error message on boot up says something something about this file transfer.
I was able to take out the slave, insert it in another computer, all data there. Master is not recognized though. I see that there is free recovery software, but I don't understand how to use it. How do I apply it to a hard drive that will not boot up on one computer or is not recognized on another. And when I say not recognized, when I make it a slave and insert it onto another computer, the computer recognizes that there is new hard ware (with pop up), but there is no E drive. This is an XP computer.
About all I know how to do here is download the recovery software, but to what, to where, and how do I apply it to the hard drive? Especially if the hard drive will not boot up. Thank you for the help.