Laptop Problem

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  1. zuzu10

    zuzu10 Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    Got a problem with a very old laptop! Thing is I want the data off it and onto new system.

    Problem is, it does not allow me to boot up into windows, just basically hangs with my desktop background showing.

    It is windows 98 and I have tried booting in safe mode and still no luck. I have now tried command prompt but to be completely honest my DOS aint the best although I am slowly getting the commands back!

    I was wondering if anyone would know the command prompt to search into My Documents folder which is situated on my desktop.

    I have managed to get some files from Outlook via "copy file. extension a:" but as you know, who works with floppys anymore - not got sufficient space!

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

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    <Basics>

    dir - list files in current directory
    cd <unc path> - change directory
    copy <source> <destination> - copys from source to destination

    on Win98...to view my documents

    <Examples>

    cd c:\windows\my documents
    *this will go to the directory
    dir c:\windows\my documents
    *this will list files in your my documents
    copy c:\windows\my documents\<file name> <destination>
    *this will copy files to where you specify

    **hint**
    if you get the message about not finding the file path or too many parameters...try this:

    cd c:\windows\mydocu~1

    *note*
    on some Win98 machines...it is located at
    c:\mydocu~1

    I hope this isn't too confusing. Let me know if you need anything else.
    Good luck
     
  3. zuzu10

    zuzu10 Registered Member

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    Much appreciated mate,

    Managed to get in earlier! Ended up digging out the old DOS book! What you said is spot on,

    cheers...
     
  4. zuzu10

    zuzu10 Registered Member

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    Another stumbling point!

    I am looking at copying .pst file from Microsoft Outlook via command prompt. The file is too big though, any ideas on how I could split it to get it off?
     
  5. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    You can always remove the Hard Drive and slave it off a desktop PC with an adapter (about $10.00) and then you can grab any file you want...

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers :D
     
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