Can I use a JumpDrive to transfer files from an old computer to a new one?

Question

I've got a new computer, what's the best way to transfer my files form the old one? Jump Drive? Can you connect each CPU via USB cable and transfer?

Also, how do you thoroughly clean the hard drive on the old one?

Answer

This question was answered on November 3, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In my opinion, the best way is to use a JumpDrive They can store and transfer anything from music to presentations to documents to digital photos and your files

To clean your hardrive on the old computer, follow the instructions:

Boot to Win98 startup disk Type in debug at the A:prompt.

Enter the following commands:

(The one's I put in quotation DO NOT TYPE, just the commands that are not in quotations)

To delete partitions on a hard drive:

F 220 L1000 0 (ENTER)

A CS: 100 (ENTER)

"xxx0100" MOV AX,301 (ENTER)

"xxx0103" MOV BX,200 (ENTER)

"xxx0106" MOV CX,1 (ENTER)

"xxx0109" MOV DX,80 (ENTER)

"xxx010C" INT 13 (ENTER)

"xxx010E" INT 20 (ENTER)

"xxx0110" (ENTER)

G (ENTER)

"Program terminated normally"

(CTRL)-(ALT)-(DEL) to reboot system

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Posted by Henry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 3, 2004