Don't panic


I have recently added a second drive and have transfered all data by pressing copt and pasting it accross from the old master to the new master the old now being the slave i have files in the documents which now open and its just rubbish squares and lines etc I have been using microsoft works but now have office 2000 and I can not open works as it is asking for a re install i have tryed changing how the file opens and this does not help i am very worried as i have no back up and its years of work that we are talking about and its my dad drive and i will nit live very long when he finds out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

please can you suggest anything


This question was answered on April 25, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Ok your first solution before anyhting for what i recoment is to try to back up the files on either floppy or on cd because if anything messes up you will have all your info backed up Another thing that you may want to try assuming after you backed up all the works on floppy and cd is to take the hard drive that you do not want out of the computer and keep the one that you want in the computer get all of the computers original boot up and restore disks and start reinstalling that info into the new hard drive in the computer Once you have installed all the system info you may start loading back on all the data that you have saved on ur floppies or cds That should all bring all back to normal on your computer behave if you want afterward take your old hard drive and instal it as a slave on your computer Format the old hard drive and use it as extra storage for your computer Good luck sir nd hope this solves your problem

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 25, 2003