RE: [fhctech] RE: old files on PS/2
MessageThe early PS/1s were a lot different than the PS/2s and if you've got one of those you may be in trouble as they used some very proprietary hardware and ran DOS 4 out of ROM. As you look inside, does it have what looks like ISA card slots?-----Original Message-----
From: David Price [mailto:farfallabaci@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 1:13 PM
To: 'Mark E. Gower'; email@example.com
Cc: 'Price, Andrew'
Subject: [fhctech] RE: old files on PS/2Mark and others ...Thank you for your quick and varied suggestions. I have also used direct cable connection on my computers (my home computer connected to my wife's home computer). ... but, one issue continues to be my problem here -- the fact that the floppy on the old computer doesn't work. Everything I've looked at (so far) requires me to run a program on the old computer as part of the connection process -- which I cannot do since the old floppy doesn't work. Does any program you know of allow for direct cable connection **without** running some program on the old computer? Keep in mind that the old computer is **not** running Windows (I believe it is DOS 3.1).The best suggestions I've heard so far would be to purchase/borrow a replacement floppy drive. In the meanwhile, I'm going to try a couple of downloaded programs -- "Filevan" and "Laplink." Any other thoughts?Davep.s. I now have the computer on my desk, and find it is actually a PS/1 -- not that that makes a lot of difference, I suspect.Also, here's what I have been able to determine:1. The hard drive does not have a separate power connection (as someone else noted, the power is in the pins), so I cannot drop it into another PC.2. The floppy drive has the same problem. I can't drop just any floppy into the system -- it has to be a floppy with power in the pins.3. The computer does have a modem, but (as best as I can tell so far) no telecom software installed.
David C. Price, Ph.D.
- There is a program on Windows 3.1 for transferring files. I don't remember
the name of it and I just through out my windows 3.1 book last week. I
have used it in the past and it worked real well. Hopefully, this will jog
some one's memory and they will remember all about it. Good luck.. Bob
Laplink uses the Com port of the pc with a cable between. The "mode"
command I refered to earlier is a DOS command. On the PS/1 PC, by
typing at a DOS prompt "mode com1:9600,n,8,1" and pressing <enter>,
this activates com port 1 on the PS/1. With Laplink installed on
the 2nd PC and the cable hooked between PC's you can tell laplink to
install itself over the cable to the PS/1. After installing itself,
you can then transfer files from the PS/1.
Email me direct if you wish with further questions, or for more info.