Problems extracting data from a old hard drive

Question

I had an Emachine computer that just died one day. I have since purchased an HP. My problem is how do I get pictures and data from the Emachine hard drive to the HP hard drive. I tried hooking up the Emachine hard drive as a slave drive to my HP computer but my HP would not boot up with other hard drive attached. Any suggestions. I would like to be able to transfer data before I send in the Emachine to get fixed and possibly lose the data.

Thank you

Carrie C

Answer

This question was answered on July 26, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Look at the back of the emachine hard drive you tried plugging in the slave, by where you plug stuff into Look for some form of a little chip (often refered to as a jump drive or a jumper; its size is a centimeter long by half a centimeter wide) plugged into a port called M, MA or Master, or CS or Cable Select, and take this "jump drive" out of the port and plug it in slave Then try and hook it up into the slave drive and hook the power cable up to it and turn on your machine.

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Posted by douglas of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on July 26, 2006