If so boot with it. From the A prompt type C: and hit enter to get the C prompt. Then type Dir /p and hit enter to see if the drive can be read. The /p switch says to only show one page of files at a time.
Hello. I need some help accessing a hard drive that I have on an older computer (Compaq Presario, 20G HD, 2565 MB RAM, 800 MHZ Processor, was running Windows ME as OS). At any rate, the computer will not boot at all. I have tried to use a recovery disk (CD) and it will then go to the safe mode screen with all of its choices (normal boot, safe mode, restore, etc.) I have tried all of these options and all that I end up having happen is that the I lose this screen and get an error message stating "No operating system found..." I have not tried to reinstall Windows or put another version of Windows on this hard drive because there is some information on it that I would like to try and recover. Any suggestions on what to do? Any help would be appreciated greatly.