Any W7 tool to read W95 drivespace discs?

Microsoft Windows 95
April 26, 2010 at 03:48:25
Specs: Windows 7
Is there an application I can use to read a floppy disc which has been compressed with drivespace?

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#1
April 26, 2010 at 06:30:44
Does THIS help ? It may if you can find a computer that has Windows ME or 98 or 95 on it.

CoolGuy


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#2
April 26, 2010 at 07:50:53
No not really. Ty for your input though.

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#3
April 26, 2010 at 13:17:47
You have to make a virtual machine. Use a boot floppy with drivespace on it to boot the VM. Then read the floppy.

Might get freedos or other types of dos to work.

Might work if you get a boot floppy with drivespace enabled and fool your system by changing to b: drive. Might have a floppy with a ram drive too.

Could read in linux maybe. http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto...

Otherwise you can boot to the system from this advice
" go to www.bootdisk.com and download a win98 boot disk, or make a boot disk
which has 4 files: io.sys; msdos.sys; drvspace.bin; scandisk.exe. You will
also need to add a drvspace.ini file to the boot disk, sample below:

AutoMount=1
FirstDrive=D
LastDrive=E
MaxRemovableDrives=2
MaxFileFragments=101
ActivateDrive=D,E0

The above will load drive D: with the compressed info, and use drive E: as
the host. Adjust to suit your system.
You will need to boot the floppy after you have attached the hard drive to a
working computer. Once the OS loads, type scandisk /mount D: (or whatever
letter your compressed drive is in the computer). That will mount the
compressed disk and make the files accessible. Copy them to your new hard
drive.

You will lose the long file names but this is the quickest and easiest way
to access the data. Otherwise, install it in a working Win98 system.
"
From http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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