troubleshooting Question

FAT16 hard drive access

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a client gave me 2 computers that have been sitting in his basement since the late 90's. The computers do not power up anymore.

he has asked me to try to get some information off of them. I was able to remove them and then connect them via an Apricorn DriveWire connected my Windows 7 64-bit computer. One drive is recognized by the Apricorn by showing a power light on it and hearing the windows default connection tone. The other does not.

The one that does, does not show up in windows explorer. I believe that because these computers are so old, that they are using FAT16 formating on the hard drive. Is there any way of accessing the data on these hard drives without having a computer running FAT32.?
Steven Carnahan
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