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From: Jesse Diller <jdiller@weec.org>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 14:54:59 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] Reviving/testing legacy computers

Roger, I’d check with your local computer repair shop; I’d bet that they have a drawer full of used HDDs from computers they’ve upgraded.  They’ll almost certainly be willing to sell you one for well under the price of a new one.

 

- Jesse Diller

IT Director, Strong Tower Christian Media
WEEC 100.7FM / WFCJ 93.7FM

 

From: Roger Moyer [mailto:rogermoyer1@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:41 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Reviving/testing legacy computers

 

Hi Alan

You said to contact you if the computer won't boot up to the hard drive.  I got the copy of Win95 and tried to boot it up and it won't even go through the boot up process. There is something clunking when it tries to turn on. I expect the hard drive is dead. So I'm not sure what to do at this point. A new hard drive is around $50.

Roger


From: Alan Kilgore <wrvm.engineer@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 2:57:39 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Reviving/testing legacy computers

 

Hello, Roger.

I actually have that same laptop upgraded to Win98 with larger drive, full RAM and an ethernet card. I just booted it up for fun and it is running fine. That's not bad for sitting in the closet without being tested for more than a decade.

If yours does not boot to the hard disk drive then contact me privately.
____________________________________
Alan Kilgore, CPBE
WRVM Chief Engineer

At 09:31 AM 5/8/2017, you wrote:
Hi Willy

Thanks for the tips. I will check on those things. I was able to find a copy of Win95. The computer is an old Del Inspiron 7000.  It will be interesting to see if it works.

Roger
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