I have an old Time (make computer ) , i put it in the old cupboard downstairs . It was working , i tried it yesterday and couldn't load windows . How can i see whats on the hard drives they are ribbon fitting's which i removed .
I don’t know what make of computer you mean but assuming it’s not damaged and working, you‘d need to plug it into a compatible interface in order to try and receive data. There are IDE to USB adapters (I’m assuming that’s the cable type you’re talking about, if not you’d need to look into something else) that you can use to open it on a more modern computer. I have never used this myself though.
Time PCs were pretty popular in the uk 20 years ago , lots of computer mags sold them . My hard drive was 40GB ( i think that was the size , it was the largest around , the price was £14-50 pretty dear ) .
So, like i said I don’t think it’ll be compatible with a modern motherboard. I don’t believe motherboard manufacturers still add old port compatibility from something that old. So you’l need an adapter to act as an interface to use it on a newer system as the current ones wouldn’t be compatible. Or you can do as Norway said and bring it to a computer shop, they should be able to help you out.
I did have a look just to confirm the hard-drive type, so I can tell you definitely what cable you’d need but I couldn’t find details on the models of these computers online.