Chris Moran wrote:
>Quoting Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]>:
>>On Sep 23, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Ernie Buford wrote:
>>>Could this drive be put in a desktop system in order to recover
>>>data from the drive without booting from it?
>>It's often possible to put them in an external drive ... e.g. firewire.
>>There are a number of "upgrade" kits that let you do this ... update
>>your computer and get a backup drive out of the deal.
>Hahaha.. always with the complicated option.
>I'm sure you've already seen the easy option of using an adaptor.
Yeah, I tried using an adapter. Tried jumper settings for slave and
and tried the drive on both primary & secondary IDE ribbons. But in
configuration was I able to get the system to boot off its own system
then the laptop drive was "not found" even though it was correctly
in IDE diagnostics.
I believe this is Dell weirdness. We have only Dell PCs, and my
gone off to try a more generic PC somewhere else (where I suspect it will
Ernest W. Buford
Rubenstein School of Environment
and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405