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