Installing an old HD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Octopus, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    I have an old PC that doesn't work anymore I don't know why it stopped functioning 13-14 months ago and there is the HD which countains my old files my question is,
    do I have to make any changes in the bios?is there a chance that I might lose something if I disconnect my current HD?
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    1) probably not and 2) no.

    but, ideally, you would just hook up your old harddrive along with your current one... so you can get into xp and have the old harddrive there for you to get everything off of.

    find an empty ide connector.. if it's in the middle of the cable, change the jumpers on your old hd to slave... if the empty connector is on the end of the cable, leave your old hd as master. plug the power connector into it as well and you should be ready to go.