|Win NT *gasp* problem|
I have an old Win NT box (4.0) that is connected to a microscope. I have a lot of data on it that I cannot seem to burn onto a CD drive. Unfortunately, this computer is not connected to my the LAN at work (or maybe this is a fortunate situation?), so I cannot just transfer my files to any other networked XP machine via the network. Also, because Microsoft does not support USB in WinNT, I cannot just plug an external HD to it. Many of the software work-arounds (to my knowledge) for enabling USB on WinNT will only support mice, keyboards, printers, and Pocket PC cradles, and NOT external HDs.
The specs on the box are:
-500 MB memory
-4 GB SCSI primary drive (OS and program here)
-30 GB SCSI slave drive (data stored here)
-SCSI CD burner (4x) – The software has been buggy lately, and will not burn any more CDs
I could not find an IDE port inside, but I haven’t really looked too hard. I was told there was one, but is hard to find because it may be “hidden” by all the wires (thick SCSI cables, etc.).
What are the alternatives to getting my files out? Some of the things I’ve considered are:
-Using a stand-alone router (not connected to the LAN) and using this to transfer files from this computer to another with XP Pro (laptop). I only have experience with this on Win2K and WinXP machines, and not on WinNT. Is this feasible? If so, any suggestions as to what network configs on NT I should change?
-Installing FTP clients on NT and XP machines, and use router (not networked to LAN) to transfer from NT to XP.
-Installing FTP clients on NT and XP machines, and use LAN to transfer files. This may be problematic, since my work does not “allow” FTP clients to be installed on any machine that is plugged into the work LAN. I can’t even have Opera installed on any of my machines?!
My laptop specs are:
WinXP Pro / Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
2 GB RAM
100 GB HD
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.