I have a customer that has two old 486's that run a piece of equipment. The pc's are running DOS.
The problem is that I need to copy some of the software that is on one of the pcs. When I take the hard drive out and connect it to my ide to usb adapter (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196455
) Windows 7 won't recognize the drive. I also tried it on a Windows XP box and it wouldn't recognize the drive either.
Thinking that the drive was bad I tried to connect the hard drive from the second pc and I couldn't see it either. In Windows 7 I could see the drive in disk manager but it needs to be initialized before I can access it.
According to google, Windows 7 will recognize FAT16 so I'm thinking that maybe my ide to usb adapter may be the problem. All I need to do is copy one of the directories from the drive or maybe make a clone of the entire drive.