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

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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?
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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.
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