Solved

My old IBM 386 win 3.11 wont load at all!!

Posted on 2003-10-26
2
398 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I was attempting an upgrade on my IBM 386 Win v3.11 and I had another computer with it's parts laid out  next to it when I stuck a wrong part in my computer. I shut down and removed the wrong piece but now nothing loads. I try pushing F8 but it does nothing. No DOS, no windows, a green monitor is all I see. I do hear the hardrive spinning initially so it is working, but its as if nothing is there. Please help, this is my kids computer and of course, there are irreplacable files on the hardrive. If all else fails, can I possibly make a slave drive from that hardrive in my Compaq Presario windows 98se to retrieve the lost files?
0
Comment
Question by:Moparsue
2 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
dbrunton earned 125 total points
ID: 9648435
It's more likely to be the video bit that's gone, like monitor or graphics card.

And yes you can slave the disk to your Compaq Presario.

I recommend you disconnect your CDROM drive and attach the IBM hard disk there.  This is the easiest way to do it.

It should be picked up and you can  use Windows 98 to rerieve the files.
0

Featured Post

Don't lose your head updating email signatures!

Do your end users still have the wrong email signature? Do email signature updates bore you or fill you with a sense of dread? You can make this a whole lot easier on yourself by trusting an Exclaimer email signature management solution. Over 50 million users do...so should you!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

930 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now