Transfering files from a dead computer to XP computer
Posted on 2004-09-23
Our old P2 300Mhz system has died after many problems during the past weeks, the system is unrecoverable.
We have now purchased a P4 540 as replacement.
The old computer is unbootable, the system does not startup any more (Windows 2000).
We are able to see all the files on the disk when using a bootable floppy disk.
What can we do to transfer all of our files to the new computer? I remember in the old days there was a program to transfer files via Nullmodem serial cable, called net link I think, wich came with MS-DOS.
Anyway, we have a LAN, but we can't recognize the other computer on the LAN, as the system does not boot up.
I don't know if we can put the old harddisk into the new computer, Is this a solution? They are IDE Harddrives, Ultra DMA, I think it is Ultra ATA 33?
Thanks a lot!