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Compressed hard Drive under Win 95

By computer_excel ·
I have an Pentium 200MHz Computer with 170MB hard disk in full compressed with small disk space in Host drive which is uncompressed. The Windows 95 is corrupted. I need to re-install Windows 95 to fix, but I need to be able to boot from floppy to install CD-ROM driver. Is there a way to ghost compressed drive to a larger size hard disk so that I can uncompress hard drive?

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by mikex In reply to Compressed hard Drive und ...

Attach anoder drive as master and corrupted one as a slave => install win 95 on the master with compression tools, then you'll have access to the slave drive compressed volumes

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I installed another larger hard drive with clean Windows 95, then I added original compressed hard drive as slave on same computer. I was able to uncompress and repair the original hard drive with no problem. No ghost program can ghost a compressed hard drive.

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by Mark In reply to Compressed hard Drive und ...

Sure. Norton Ghost will clone the HD to a larger drive. There are lots of other software out there too that will do it.

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by computer_excel In reply to

I installed another larger hard drive with clean Windows 95, then I added original compressed hard drive as slave on same computer. I was able to uncompress and repair the original hard drive with no problem. No ghost program can ghost a compressed hard drive.

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by pierrejamme In reply to Compressed hard Drive und ...

I just bought a 160GB Maxtor drive (IDE) to replace an 18GB SCSI drive. The disk came with a program called MAXblast that I was able to use to make an exact copy of the old C: drive onto the new slave. Then removed the old C: and made the new drive the master, very slick.
I don't recommend that size drive for Win95 however.

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by computer_excel In reply to

I installed another larger hard drive with clean Windows 95, then I added original compressed hard drive as slave on same computer. I was able to uncompress and repair the original hard drive with no problem. No ghost program can ghost a compressed hard drive.

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