A laptop drive is just an IDE drive, but smaller. There are adaptors
that will allow you to put it in a desktop on a regular IDE chain. If
you need to borrow one of these, let me know I think I have a few of
them around here.
Ernie Buford wrote:
> Given a laptop drive with a corrupted Windows installation ....
> Could this drive be put in a desktop system in order to recover
> data from the drive without booting from it? It passes hardware
> diagnostics but won't boot in the laptop. The laptop is a Dell and
> we've plenty of Dell desktops to plug it into. Just would prefer
> not to fry a desktop in the process.
> Any advice on how best to accomplish this? Can it be added
> to the IDE ribbon like an ordinary secondary drive?
> Ernest W. Buford
> Rubenstein School of Environment
> and Natural Resources
> University of Vermont
> Burlington, VT 05405
> (802) 656-3324