First post, by Durandal
Hey all, I just finished replacing the capacitors in my IBM PS/55 Type 5551 and its hard drive, and to my surprise everything is working perfectly. The drive has an unknown version of Japanese DOS on it that doesn't want to boot for whatever reason, but it's accessible when booting PC-DOS from a floppy and I would very much like to preserve it in its entirety before wiping it for a regular PC-DOS installation.
Does anyone know of a program that will run on a 386DX-20 with 1920KB RAM and let me create an image of the entire hard drive? I've got an external BackPack HD parallel port hard drive that mounts as drive D:, so the program must be able to write the image to that.
And failing that, is using XCOPY acceptable? Could there be hidden files on the drive that it would miss?
Hoping for some help on this soon as I'd like to enjoy using this PS/55 over Christmas for some classic 386 DOS games. 😁