Just wondering if anyone can offer any recommendations on how I could gain access to the files on an OLD hard drive - around 20 years old!
I've plugged in an external hard drive docking station but Win 8 is showing it as "Unallocated" in Disk Management. I can't remember if Win 95 / ME / 98 was installed on it. If it helps the hard drive is only 1.2gb!
When I try and allocate it, it gives me an I/O error. It does power up / spin etc and there's no reason to suspect the drive has any errors. I've tried several recovery programs on it but no go. I also tried the old PC but it appears to have given up the ghost today.
From reading around online I think it's something to do with the file system? And I'm kind of thinking my only option would be to install a virtual copy of Win 98, but that might bring on a new set of problems in itself (compatibility / drivers etc)?
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!